The first pool tournament in more than a year was a big success. With six beautiful, blue Brunswick tables and a completely renovated poolroom in Clubhouse 2, more people than ever before were able to compete. There were 26 people playing five rounds of eight ball, and with pizza, cookies, snacks and drinks, there was a real party atmosphere.
After drawing for partners, there were 10 teams of two players and two teams of three. If a player made a ball, his or her partner would shoot the next shot; each person had play position for his or her partner, which makes for a true team effort.
The three teams with the best record at the end of five games received cash prizes. After the first four rounds, Rufino Ramos and Ray Fredrickson were the only undefeated team. In game five, Ramos made the eight ball on a long shot, with the eight ball near the corner pocket; that clinched first place for Ramos and his partner Fredrickson.
Though Ken Reddy, Paul Snellenberger and Barry Brideau lost their first game, they came back to win their last four. Gary Monahan and Roy Mittlestead won their last three games after splitting their first two and tied for second place.
The next tournament will be on Aug. 16, starting at 6 p.m. Players should arrive a little early to put their names in before teams are drawn.