From left: Jack “Scratch” Hoverter First Place, Tony “The Snake” Cardillo Third Place, and Terry “The Cue” Sterling Fourth Place, Joe “Fast Eddie” Giammarino Second Place.

The Pool Players of The Brooke Billiards Club (PPB) want to thank our generous sponsors:

  • Beth Fedor at Realty Executives,, office: (520) 257-1167 Cell: (520) 271-3642 and
  • Jim Fabio at Medicare Insurance Professional, (520) 818-6375

On Saturday, April 24, the PPB Billiards Club hosted an 8-Ball Singles Tournament in HOA1’s Catalina Recreation Center (CRC) Billiards Room. The format was single game, double elimination. Due to COVID-19, all participants were required to wear face masks, sanitize their hands before every game, only eight players at a time were allowed in the billiard room with the other participants waiting in the card room or outside to keep Social Distancing. Participants endured face masks even though some had difficulty breathing easily, with some even having their eyeglasses fog up while playing.

Tournament Directors were Dominic Boland and Joe Giammarino. The following field of 15 players gathered to play competitive 8-Ball. Jerry Cogswell, Steve Searl, Dick Steinsvagg, Dominic “The Doctor” Borland, Henry Krebs, Tony “The Snake” Cardillo, Jack “Scratch” Hoverter, Joe “Fast Eddie” Giammarino, Jim “Shooter” Fabio, and George “The “G” Man” Bone, Joe Vidmar, Terry “The Cue” Sterling, Nancy “Whack-A-Mole” Barrett, Fred “The Baker” Dianda, and Dick “The Stick” Schroeder.


First: Jack “Scratch” Hoverter – That’s two in a Row, congrats! 5 Wins, 0 Losses.

Second: Joe “Fast Eddie” Giammarino – Nobody remembers - Second place. 5 Wins, 2 Losses.

Third: Tony “The Snake” Cardillo – Slipped to Third place! 3 Wins, 2 Losses.

Fourth: Terry “The Cue” Sterling – In the Mix! 2 Wins, 2 Losses

Top Lady: Nancy “Whack-A-Mole” Barrett – Stepped up!!


Jack Hoverter’s path to victory over a field of 15 skilled 8-Ballers was as follows: He started out by defeating Jim Fabio, next Jack defeated Joe Giammarino. Terry Sterling was his next victim. Jack then continued his perfect run by beating Tony Cardillo. Joe Giammarino came through the loser’s bracket to meet Jack who was on the hill. Joe would have to beat Jack twice to win the tournament. Joe broke, made a ball on the break and then another ball but got hooked and didn’t have a shot. Joe executed a good hit but did not make a ball. Jack got to the table and proceeded to run eight balls and out for the win! Congrats Jack “Scratch” Hoverter on winning the last two 8-Ball tournaments in a row!

Sponsor’s Gift Winners

  • Tony Cardillo – Sponsors Gift, Sponsor Beth Fedor
  • George Bone – Chile’s Gift Certificate – Sponsor Jim Fabio
  • Joe Giammarino – Sponsors Gift, Sponsor Jack Hoverter

The PPB wants to extend a big THANK YOU to all our participants and sponsors. The 8-Ball Singles tournament started at 1 p.m. and lasted two-hours with 29 games of 8-Ball being played. We competed and met some new friends that shared our passion. THAT is a good day! RACK’EM UP!

Have any questions? Email Joe Giammarino at

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