Lucky Shot Pool Club – sign up begins October 17

Gary Vacin

Sun Lakes residents interested in playing tournament pool are encouraged to sign up for the Lucky Shot Pool Club, the only pool club open to all Sun lakes residents.

There are three options for registration.

1. Players may attend the Cottonwood Open House from 9:00 a.m. to noon October 17 at the Cottonwood Open House.

2. Attend the club’s annual fall membership meeting beginning at 11:30 a.m. October 27 at the Cottonwood Phoenix Room.

3. Contact Club President Gary Vacin at 480-298-7017 or Tournament Director Steve Colb at 480-839-6125.

All tournament games will be played in the Cottonwood Pool Room which features four nine by four and one-half foot tournament-quality pool tables.

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, 2015; January 1 to February 10, 2016 and March 1 to April 10, 2016. Dues cover refreshments at the club’s fall membership meeting October 27 and 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 one and two are race to five and the remaining tournaments are five games.