In the first picture Dominic Borland and Joe Giammarino get ready to play one last game as they say goodbye to the last two Connelly pool tables. These tables served their time functionally and now they are moving on to a new home. As of Wednesday, October 11, 2023, we were without pool tables available to the residents in SaddleBrooke for about 11 days.

All SaddleBrooke Billiard Enthusiasts are still in awe of HOA-1’s commitment in leading the effort to upgrade our Billiard Room and make it the premier billiard room in the area. In anticipation of four brand new beautiful 9-foot Diamond Pro-Am commercial pool tables being installed on Friday, October 20, 2023. The billiard rooms’ paint was freshened up by the Pool Players of The Brookes’ Billiard Club (PPB) members. The carpets were cleaned, and all four pool tables were installed on time. The new tables are arguably the best in the industry along with our pool table lights and pool balls.

The billiard room upgrade also included four sets of Aramith Tournament Billiard Balls, 10 new Players house cue sticks, eight new black house cue sticks and two hanging chalk holders on each pool table. Also, two custom cue stick holders were crafted by PPB member, Terry Gillis, and new KAMUI VUE bridges, bridge sticks and Diamond bridge stick holders were compliments of Mike Meredith, PPB member. The PPB arranged to have four custom two tone pool table covers to be designed by PPB member, Jack Hoverter. Each of the pool table covers has a unique design. One has a Coyote howling, and one has a Bobcat. The third has Mountains with the words “PPB Pool” inside the mountain image. The fourth pool table cover adorns an embroidered logo of the “Pool Players of The Brooke Billiards Club” that was created by another PPB member, Rich Adinolfi. The Logo itself has 80,000 stitches in it and it is stunning! In addition to all of that, Jack re-upholstered all the stools in the pool room to match the pool table covers. The PPB has fabulous member volunteer contributors!!

In the second picture, President of the PPB Billiards Club Dick Dunbar (center), PPB Founders Dominic Borland (Left) and Joe Giammarino (Right) all who were instrumental along with the HOA-1’s Board in getting this project completed. Other contributors to this project are the balance of the PPB Board, Joe Vidmar, Sec./Treas, Steve Horrigan, Vice President and all the PPB members who contributed to this effort!

The billiard room opened to all residents on Monday, October 23, 2023, and from what we’re hearing, the tables are a slam dunk winner! They roll dead straight, the rails respond predictably, the Tournament Blue Simonis table coverings are easy on the eyes and the Aramith balls are quite lively. A job well done HOA-1 and the PPB! RACK’EM UP!

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