Tag: billiard

IronOaks Breakers wins 8 ball tournament

IronOaks Breakers Pool League players are from left to right: David “The Godfather” Mork, Bill “The Assassin” Lange, Jerry “Slick” Vickery, and our Team Captain Keith “The Rabbi” McDonald; the Mission Royale Members left to right: Tom, Daryl, Steve and Tom (photo by Charlie “Chef” Nerko, League member).

David “The Godfather” Mork On August 5, 2016, four members of the Casa Grande/Mission Royale Pool League drove to the IronOaks SLHOA3 Billiard Room to play four members of the IronOaks Breakers Pool League in a Round Robin Tournament. The IronOaks Breakers Pool League won the tournament by a score of 27 wins to 21…

It’s coming, it’s coming: IronOaks Breakers Pool League annual championships

David “The Godfather” Mork, Chairman of the IronOaks Breakers Pool League The league’s fifth annual Championships are planned for November 8-12 in the IronOaks Billiard Room, which hopefully will be completely remodeled concurrent with the remodeling of the Oakwood Clubhouse restaurant, bar and lobby. There will be 16 players vying in the 8-Ball Championship, and…

Lucky Shot Pool Club

Lucky Shot Pool Club members Steve Colby (left) and Mike Currier (photo by Gary Vacin).

Steve Colby Steve is in his second year in the club, having moved to Sun Lakes two years ago. A native of Columbus, Ohio, he lived in Tempe for 39 years. He served as financial manager for the City of Tempe for 13 years, and previously was a comptroller at Arizona State University for 10…

Introducing the 2016 Godfather’s Cup Champion

The players in the Godfather’s Cup

David “The Godfather” Mork Willie Mosconi played almost all his matches in a suit and tie and was a great American professional pool player. Between the years 1941-1957, he won the World Straight Pool Championship 15 times! In March 1954, he set a world record by running 526 consecutive balls without a miss over a…

Lucky Shot Pool Club

Gacy Vacin The Lucky Shot Pool Club wrapped up another successful season with its annual spring awards meeting April 15 at the Cottonwood Country Club. Club President Gary Vacin welcomed the members and thanked them for their support during the year. Club Treasurer Roy Partridge reported that the club was in sound shape financially and…

Lucky Shot Pool Club player profiles

Lucky Shot Pool Club players Ed Allen (left) and Larry Stadler square off at the table.

Gary Vacin Larry Stadler Larry has lived in Sun Lakes for 10 years and has been a member of the club ever since. He served as tournament director for several years and currently is a member-at-large on the board of directors. He enjoys playing both 8-Ball and 9-Ball. Born in Phoenix, he and his wife…

IronOaks Breakers Pool League to host beginners

If you are interested in learning to play pool, come to the Billiards Room on Mondays and Thursdays in June and July.

David “The Godfather” Mork In the months of June and July from 4:00-6:00 p.m., members of the IronOaks Breakers Pool League will be available in the Billiards Room of the IronOaks Clubhouse to provide introductory instruction to all HOA No. Three members who are interested in playing games of billiards but are not yet ready…

Hills, Cisnero win pool club tourneys

Jerry Cisneros (left) and Jack Hill are the Lucky Shot Pool Club winter playoffs champions in 8-Ball and 9-Ball, respectively. Photo by Gary Vacin.

Gary Vacin Jack Hill and Jerry Cisneros have won the Lucky Shot Pool Club 2015-16 championships. In 9-Ball, Hill, winter and spring tourney champ, defeated Bill Moore, fall tourney champ, seven to five. In 8-Ball, Cisneros swept the fall, winter and spring tournaments and was declared year-end champion. Their names will be added to the…

Why we play pool

Willie Foster with Babe Thompson. Photo by John McHugh.

Babe Thompson is one of the best players in the country (a two time national champion and a four time Arizona champion in 8-Ball) and a member of our league. He said his pursuit of knowledge about the game has been a lifetime of unlocking the mysteries of billiards. (The physics of the game such…