David “The Godfather” Mork
On November 20 the IronOaks Breakers Pool League played a Home on Home 8-Ball Tournament against the Mission Royale Pool League in Casa Grande at their Pool Hall in the main Clubhouse in the development. There were eight members of the IronOaks Breakers Pool League playing eight members of Mission Royale, in a race to three wins on the four tables. Each team from Mission Royale rotated around the room, playing our team members, who were selected by our Tournament Director Willie Foster. The travel team trophy is still in our Pool Room at Oakwood due to some stellar play from our travel team. The final score was 28 to 20 in favor of the IronOaks Breakers Pool League. IronOaks travel team consisted of the following players: Team one: “Fast Eddie” Allen and Jim “The Mountie” Boyes; team two: David “The Godfather” Mork and Jerry “Slick” Vickery; team three: Bill “The Assassin” Lange and Bill O’Donnell; and team four: Larry “Cuestick” Stadler and Willie “The Wizard” Foster. “Fast Eddie” Allen and Jim “The Mountie” Boyes won 11 of their 12 games! Really outstanding play!
Our own Larry “Cuestick” Stadler ran the table during one of his 8- Ball games against Mission Royale and will have his name added to the “Ran the Table” plaque in the Oakwood Pool Room. To quote the remark in the movie, Jaws, “We’re gonna need a bigger plaque!” Well, Cuestick, you got your wish. A new plaque with 36 plates has been added to the Pool Room. Lots of room to showcase your talents and accomplishments. Congratulations are in order for the awesome play of the IronOaks Breakers Pool League travel team. The trophy stays in Sun Lakes!
We have several new members in this league year! One of those members, Randy “Ollie” Oliver, while playing in a league match in 9-Ball, ran the table in one of his first matches in league play. As he was placed in Rack No. 1, the highest rack play, he played to his ability! This was our first table run of the league year. Congratulations to Randy!
Finally, we bid farewell to our 2014-2015 8 and 9-Ball League Champion, none other than Sam Gilman, who has sold his residence here in IronOaks, and after 20 years of playing pool in both Lucky Shot and IronOaks Breakers Pool League, is moving back to Kansas to be with family. Sam and Mary donated to the league two framed Women’s Professional Billiards Association programs from the 1990s, which will be on the wall in the near future. We will miss you, Sam! His wife, Mary, was a member of the Ladies Billiard League, which plays on Tuesday morning, just ahead of the IronOaks Breakers Pool League Tuesday play. We bid them both farewell, and the pool hall will miss you both!
If you are interested in joining our league sign up forms are in the Pool Hall! Now, let’s play pool!