Sun Lakes residents interested in playing tournament pool are welcome as the Lucky Shot Pool Club prepares for its 2014-15 tournament season.
New and returning members may sign up at the Cottonwood Open House from 9:00 a.m.-noon October 11 at the Cottonwood Country Club or by attending the club’s annual fall meeting beginning at 11:00 a.m. October 28 at the Cottonwood Country Club Phoenix Room. Lucky Shot is the only pool club in Sun Lakes open to all community residents.
All tournament games will be played in the Cottonwood Pool Room which features the only nine by four and one-half foot tournament-quality pool tables in Sun Lakes.
Interested players may also sign up by contacting club President Mike Giarlo at 272-1500 or Tournament Director Gary Vacin at 298-7017.
The club offers competition in 9-Ball and 8-Ball. All games are played under BCA rules. The playing format is simple. Players are assigned to groups or “pockets” based on their skill level as determined by their winning percentage in previous tournaments. Players are provided a list of their opponents and phone numbers and schedule matches at their own convenience in a round-robin format.
Membership dues are $30 for the club’s three regular-season tournaments running from November 1 to December 10, 2014; January 1 to February 10, 2015; and March 1 to April 10, 2015. Dues cover lunch at the club’s Spring Awards Luncheon in April.
Dues are $10 for each of the summer tournaments running from June 1 to July 10, 2015 and August 1 to September 10.
Nine-Ball tournaments are a race to seven, meaning the first player to win seven games wins the match. Eight-Ball tournaments in Pockets 1 and 2 are race to five, and the remaining tournaments area five games.
Cash awards for each pocket are as follows: first place $30; second place $20 and third place $10. Regular season tournament winners are eligible for competition in the year-end play-offs to determine club champions in 8-Ball and 9-Ball.