Comox Valley Summer Singles 8 Ball at the Avalanche Bar & Grill had 24 players competing to be top dog of the Valley.
“I must say that was the most fun and exciting summer playoffs we have ever had,” said organizer Rose Kantor. “Each year the league is growing and players are definitely improving their game.
“It takes a lot of hard work to build a successful league and I thank all of you for being a part of this pool league family. I couldn’t do it without you – cheers! Also thank you all so much for your generosity for our charity fund for the children in town. We’re off to a great start and raised $325,” Kantor said.
The season ended on July 25 and the top shooters in league play were: 1st Domick Grenier, 2nd Brian Ferguson, 3rd Walter Trayling, 4th Ken Jones. For the playoffs it was a whole different group of winners. “All I can say is wow! It was a day of great shooting from all, but a few C players sure shone in this tournament,” Kantor said.
J.B. Kobus, a C player, showed that practice pays off by taking out Phil Asturi, Bruce Donegan and Brian Ferguson all on the A side. Don Randall bumped him to the B side, but Kobus went on to take out Dave Young and Andy Paul then came across Randall again (after Jim Kelloge and Randall played for the A side final and Randall was bumped to the B side).
J.B. had revenge in his eyes and wasn’t going down easy. He took out Randall this time and went on to face Kelloge in the final. Kelloge, an A player, woke up fast after Kobus won the first game and went on and won the rest to become the C.V. Summer League Champ.
“Excellent shooting all of you. You’ve all proved practise, practise, practise and it will pay off!” said Kantor.
1st Jim Kellogg, 2nd J.B. Kobos, 3rd Don Randall, 4th Andy Paul, 5th-6th Mike Tredwell & Dave Young, 7th-8th Dave Blinsky & Kevin Kane, 9th-12th Brian Feruson, Johnny Cearns, Jordan Dermott & Sandra Shelvey, 13th-16th Deb Williams, Tracy Cross, Rose Kantor & Ted Willoughby, 17th-24th Bob Odueax, Darlene Mercer, Phil Asturi, Lynda Paul, Steven Royer, Bruce Donegan, Ed Johnson, Heather Cooper, 25th-28th Crissy James, Conway Pauls, Danita Daigle, Walter Trayling.
“Now it’s time to get ready for a new and exciting season of pool for our fall/winter session,” Kantor said. “We have Wednesday night four-player teams and new this year Scotch Doubles.”
Venue sponsors this year are Avalanche Bar & Grill, The Bridge Lounge, Chalk Spirits & Tapas, the Mex and Sunnydale Club House. Anyone interested in becoming a venue sponsor or a league player can contact Kantor at 250-218-8819, firstname.lastname@example.org or comox.pplms.
“If you don’t have a pool table in your venue I can help with that, too!,” Kantor said.
First meeting and double knockout singles 8 ball tournament goes Sept. 5. Tables open at 6 p.m., meeting at 6:30, tournament at 7:30. Team league play starts Sept. 12.
“Venues are filling fast so call now to register. Don’t miss out on good friends, great pool and some good times!” Kantor said.
– Comox Valley Pool League