On Aug. 16, the Leisure World Pool Club held its first 369 tournament of the year in Clubhouse 2. There were 12 two-person teams playing six rounds of 369, which is played just like 9-ball, except scored differently. The 3 ball counts for one point, the 6 ball is two points, and the 9 is three points. If a team makes the 3, 6 and 9, it receives six points.
This tournament saw the largest number of players the club has ever hosted for a tournament. Everyone wore masks, and hand sanitizer was available. Thanks to the addition of six state-of-the-art, 9-foot Brunswick tables, the 24 residents were able to play at the same time. The newly renovated pool room also received high praise for its new furnishings.
Halfway through the tournament, Gary Monahan and Connie Adkins held a narrow lead with 12 points. In rounds four and five, Kurt Bourhenne and Roy Mittlestead made the 3, 6 and 9 to lead Adkins and Monahan by a score of 23 to 20. Even though Bourhenne and Mittlestead were scoreless in the last round, they were able to hold onto first place. Dave Ruiz and Eunis “Wildfire” Christiansen made the 6 and 9 in the last game to tie Adkins and Monahan for second place.
The next tournament is planned for Sept. 15 at 6 p.m. in Clubhouse 2. It will be 8-ball partners using the alternateshot format.
Club president Dave Silva in perfect position to make the 9 ball in the corner pocket.