Billiards 6-15-2019

On Wednesday May 22 the Billiard Club hosted the 2019 Willie Mosconi 8 Ball Classic, a double elimination tournament that attracted twelve shooters featuring an assortment of bank shots, trick shots, combo shots, scratch shots, and their usual dose of good old fashioned luck.

Although Mosconi’s 1954 record of 526 consecutive balls made was never seriously challenged, Willie certainly would have approved of the effort and camaraderie displayed during the event by our Club members. At the end of the three hour competition, Tom “Shep” Sheppard electrified the crowd by sinking a “once in a lifetime” winning shot to emerge as the tournament winner: a lower left english, 4-rail, 3-banker, off the chandelier 8-ball in the corner pocket to defeat Mike “The Machinist” Nerat in a hard fought contest.

Our next exciting tournament is tentatively scheduled for mid/late July with details on the exact date, type of game, and location forthcoming in next month’s Oakmont News.  

On Thursday May 30 the Billiard Club had the pleasure of meeting dozens of prospective new members at the “Join a Club Night” at the Berger Center, outlining to them the Club’s mission statement and ironclad guarantee: they “will” have a ton of fun while making new friends and enjoying a wonderful game.

No Dues! We play every Monday and Friday from 1-4. We offer an exciting tournament every other month “started in January”. We provide all the equipment. Our friendly instructors will have you sinking shots on our emerald green tables in no time. Did I mention no dues?

The pool hall is located adjacent to the 10th tee at the East Golf Course. Access key can be obtained from the clubhouse pro Monday-Sunday from 8:00-5:30. Join the party or receive further information by contacting Steve Dieterle @ #(860) 502-4164 or myself @ #880-9279. Rack em’ up!

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