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.
You may have noticed that our members have started to use a piece of paper under the cue ball during a break shot. This is a trick we learned from the Green Valley club who have saved a lot of wear on their cloth by using break sheets. We are accumulating marks on the cloth of our tables. The downward force on the cue ball compresses the cloth at the point of impact causing a dent. The ball doesn’t spin at first so it skids along the cloth creating a streak. The cloth is pretty sturdy but the ball actually removes some of the dye.
Let’s all get in the habit of using the break sheets provided in the billiards room so we can extend the life and beauty of our tables.
Congratulations to Kay Mertes, winner, and Vicki Bengeult, runner up, who participated in the first QCBC sponsored all-ladies 9-ball tournament on February 28th. They set the bar for future competitive events in the Quail Creek billiards room.
On October 20th QCBC hosted an informal 8-ball event where we invited The Billiards Club of Green Valley. Two person teams played nine called-shot 8-ball games. The winning team was Dick Foley and Jim Boie of GVR-West who dominated their table with 7 wins and 3 losses.
Left to right: Linda Taylor, Joyce Clark, Fawn Brown, Mary Smith, Linda Bleisch, Marylou Barajas, Jane Norcross, Ginny Hutcheson, Patti Dennis, Linda Weissman, and Kathleen Camp. Photos courtesy of Dick and Ellen Sussman.