The billiards club at Voyager RV Resort near Vail Arizona hosted our travel team on January 29th, 2022. A competition followed by lunch made for a fun outing. QCBC travel team: Bill Orr, Pat Nigro, Dennis Desmond, John Andersen, Mike Ohrel, Jim Di Martino, Jim Gaines, Jerry Sameshima.
Congratulations to Skip Jones for winning first place in the QCBC Straight Pool Tournament! One-on-one matches were played through March and April.
The Billiards Room in the Madera Clubhouse is scheduled to be closed on April 15th in preparation for extensive remodeling and expansion. Billiards tables will be removed on April 15th. Construction is scheduled to begin on May 1st. The room is anticipated to be closed until October 1st.
Mike Ohrel brings home gold, John Andersen silver, and Jim Gaines bronze medals for 8-ball matches held at the Senior Olympic Festival. Congratulations to them and kudos to all our members who competed in the event on January 25, 2022 at Pockets in Tucson.
Since our billiards room will be under construction for several weeks this year and since the club funds are sufficient to keep us going, the QCBC board voted to suspend annual dues for members who paid dues in 2019, 2020 or 2021. In 2022 we will collect $10 per person for new applications.
The board is really excited about the expansion of our billiards facilities and will work hard at making this transition as smooth as possible.
Thank you for your support and understanding.
Quail Creek Billiards Club Treasurer
Some friendly competition and lunch at the grill was shared with the team from Sun City Oro Valley on January 8th. Dennis Desmond organized the competition. SC 16, QC 11.
Every week couples can compete against couples in a friendly competition among QCBC members. Check the most recent times on our home page. Just show up. There is no need to reserve a table. First Come – First Play.
- A team consists of a male and a female.
- If your partner is unable to make it, come anyway since some singles looking to partner up.
- Game format will be 8-Ball. WPA rules that will be observed and are located here: https://wpapool.com/rules-of-play
- This is just for fun. No scoring or trophy awards.
- Jack-N-Jill play (You make one, your partner shoots the next shot, and so on). This format makes the game more competitive.
- Winners stay at the table to take on the next couple. If you win 3 games in a row, your team sits if other teams are waiting.
- Most importantly… Have Fun!
Congratulations to Tom O’Dierno for winning the QCBC 10 Ball event on August 10, 2021. Jerry Sameshima took second place while sharing third place were John Andersen and Skip Jones.
John Andersen took first place and Jimmy Di Martino took 2nd.
Players pictured above were Bob Deconnick, Klaus Schroeder, Mike Orel, John Andersen, Kay Mertes, Mary Smith, Nancy Gibbs, Jim Gaines and Jim Di Martino. Jerry Sameshima and Dennis Desmond helped with scoring.
Tournament chairs Dennis Desmond of Quail Creek and David Kroth of Green Valley Recreation held an event on July 17, 2021. Both teams had 24 wins and 24 losses. QCBC team members who competed were Mike Ohrel, John Andersen, Tommy O’Dierno, Jimmy Di Martino,
Terry Haggart, Skip Jones and Dennis Desmond.