VBC NEWS UPDATES & INFORMATION
|Posted on October 14, 2021 at 12:30 AM||comments (0)|
The 2021 Invitational matches were a nail biter!
Congratulations and Thank You to ALL who played, volunteered, and donated to make this event a success!
After day one, the men were in a dead tie. Day two brought the Blue Nationals a tough day in the 9 ball doubles leaving the red team ahead by a 13 to 11 spread. The Nationals came back on day three and dominated the 9 ball singles with a resounding finishing score of 16 to 22.
The ladies event ran neck and neck fluctuating throughout the event! In the end, the Red American team and Blue Nationals after three days of competition were in a DEAD TIE! The three day event for the ladies came down to a sudden death doubles match with the Red Americans bringing home the win!
Top Individual results for all teams:
1. Gina Dutton, Nita Swift
2. Chris Chaffer, Terry Fickett, Sheila McDonald, Sue, Moore, Maxine Yeager
3. Bonnie Bowmer
1. Kyril Monts
2. Nancy Campbell, Birgit Gerheim, Irene Manoriti, Lin Myrick, Cindy Oosting
3. Robin Huey, Cindy Kella
1st Tom Hauser
2. Bob Cornell, Al Hooper
3. Joe Conway, Paul Ledbetter, Zeb Riggs, Jim Turner
1. Bill Canty, Tom Mayo
2. Charles Verdick
3. Bill Bellew,Dave Bowmer, Richard Ginn
|Posted on October 13, 2021 at 1:05 PM||comments (0)|
The Education Program has been VERY WELL received and I have gotten some great feed back! It's a pleasure when we can offer something that is so well enjoyed!
Classes are small for optimal learning and they have been filling fast with a long wait list! Thanks to the players/members who are helping with this effort! Greg Shearer, Mark Snodgrass, Jim Vicarro & Phil Leduc.
Since classes have such a large wait list, those on the wait list get first dibs on the next time that class is being offered. As soon as we get to a place where the wait list can not fill the class, more notices will go out for sign ups.
We expect them to continue into spring and as long as interest continues! Emails go out for them a few weeks before at 8am.
|Posted on October 13, 2021 at 11:40 AM||comments (0)|
The Villages has grown by leaps & Bounds and we keep asking how far south it wil go!
As a result here are some opportunities to learn about BIlliards and play:
TWO NEW activities are coming available at Riverbend Recreation S of 44:
|Posted on September 6, 2021 at 12:55 AM||comments (0)|
Our NEW VBC education program is underway with the first three workshop notices out and filled!
If you didn't get in or missed them? No worries. Classes are small for optimal learning but each offering will be repeated thanks to the gracious volunteers who have committed to teaching as long as there is interest in classes through April.
Keep you eye out for the email notices that go out on Tuesday mornings at 8am for the next available class for sign up. And Wednesdays every 5 weeks for the Straight Pool workshop with Mark Snodgrass since this is a 5 week series.
Thanks again to Phil LeDuc, Jim Vaccaro, Mark Snodgrass and Greg Shearer for being so willing to share their knowledge with us!
|Posted on September 6, 2021 at 12:30 AM||comments (0)|
We have ALL been enjoying going without masks and going about life Covid free since our Villages vaccination rates are so high!
BUT, I have been hearing of more cases since vaccines, and the reduction of masking and concern for social distancing has relaxed. We have four known cases that I have heard of in the last week within our membership. That's more in one week than I ever heard during masking and lockdown! FYI - Two of the 4 people that tested positive had dizziness & nausea! Not what you would think of as Covid related.
I don't want to be an alarmist but know that even if you have been vaccinated you can still get it, be asymptomatic or not, and pass it on to your friends and family. The best news is that if you do get it though vaccinated, you will not likely be very sick, end up in the hospital or die from it. BUT, some among us are NOT vaccinated and are at greater risk of becoming seriously ill or dying if they do get it.
Covid is NOT GONE!
PLEASE TAKE CARE OF YOURSELVES, YOUR FRIENDS & FAMILY!
|Posted on September 5, 2021 at 1:40 PM||comments (0)|
Mike Fitzgerald organizes and teaches the VERY POPULAR W's beginner and novice billiards class on Saturday mornings at Big Cypress from 9:30 - 11:30am with the help of Ken Boguski. She is looking for a more advanced woman player to help these ladies learn and enjoy the game. IF you are interested in helping out, even if it's a few times a month that would be great! Maybe a few will step up and a scehdule can be worked out to help our novice and newbie women players learn to enjoy the game as much as we do!
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will pass it on to Mike.
(I don't include her email here to keep it private from the internet)
|Posted on September 5, 2021 at 1:10 PM||comments (0)|
A few spots remain for the "Friday Nite Special" M's A/B doubles Tourney on Friday Sept 17th. This will be a round robin doubles event (not scotch). Group will be laddered to the best of our ability and B players will random draw for partners. Check in is at 4pm - 4:15pm at LaHa with start at 4:30 or sooner if all are checked in. Donation is $5pp to be paid out to the top 4 places, 40%, 30%, 20%, 10%.
DON't WAIT! Email Gale at email@example.com to sign up!
|Posted on September 1, 2021 at 3:35 PM||comments (0)|
I often hear women ask if there is any place they can go to play with other novice women.
IF you are a novice woman billiards player looking for opportunities to play with other women of you skill level there are THREE options for you:
|Posted on September 1, 2021 at 12:50 AM||comments (0)|
The VBC runs the Al Parker Tournament on the third Thursday of every month. After 11 months of play, the 16 players with the most cummulative wins for the year are invited to play in an annual Championship. Each players gets an APT t-shirt. Top 4 places receive cash prizes with the top prize at approximately $100. The new annual session will begin with the October event and run through August of 2022.
This year's Championship will take place on Sept.16th at Silver Lake beginning at 8:30am. though there is limited space, spectators are welcome.
Congrats to this last year's top 16 players participating in the Championship event!
|Posted on August 30, 2021 at 3:30 PM||comments (0)|
A VBC Pro Shop Open house is planned for Sept. 24th before our Monthly Member Meeting from 2:30 - 4:30 at LaHacienda.
We haven't had one of these for a while but there isn't a better place for you to purchase Billiards Equiment at a nice discount! We sell to members only and don't advertise to the public so we can bring you the best deals!
Our inventory includes cues from action, Griffin and McDermott and we can special order MANY other brand names. In-stock Break sticks, single and double cue cases are available along with gloves, extensions, retractable bridges, cue clips and claws, as well as various tools to maintain your cues!
CARBON is the in thing in cues and shafts and we have a deal for you!
VBC Member Don Simpson will be on hand with his pro taper carbon shafts that he custom fits to your joint. They are available in 11.8mm, 12.5mm and 12.8mm tip sizes for $275 and can usually be delivered in a few days depending on demand. Don also sells carbon extendable extesions and does most any cue repair you can think of. BRing in your cues for price quotes on repairs and tip replacements! Tell him the VBC sent you! For every repair and sale, he makes a donation to the VBC.
THANK YOU FOR THE SERVICES YOU PROVIDE OUR MEMBERS DON!
Mark your calendar and come check us out!
|Posted on August 30, 2021 at 3:05 PM||comments (0)|
Our Friday VBC 8 Ball League's next session will begin in mid November!
This league is made up of Teams of 8 players of various skill levels from advanced novice players to some of the most advanced players in the Villages. We use modified APA rules and a similar format where players play a handicapped match against another player.
We plan to expand this league and have received initial authorization from recreation to secure a location for a group of teams S of 44! There are MANY new residents in that area who are eager to play!
The S of 44 group would play in their own division on an afternoon at 2pm (day TBD) They would be incorporated in our end of session Best of the Best tournaments as well as Team Championships and our end of session Awards event. Final details are still to be decided.
We're looking for a minimum of 4 Teams of 8 players.
HOW YOU CAN HELP US GROW THIS LEAGUE?
|Posted on November 14, 2019 at 2:10 PM||comments (0)|
Ladie's Cup American Team
Debbie Clifford - Captain
Ladie's Cup National Team
Wendy Lord - Captain
M's Feeney Cup American Team
Mark Snodgrass - Captain
M's Feeney Cup National Team
Rich Ross - Captain
|Posted on May 5, 2019 at 1:30 PM||comments (0)|
As a courtesy to our members, here is a list of VBC Members who do cue tip replacements:
Ralph Albers - 352-350-4212
Dale Gregory - 513-403-1521
Thad Kulik - 978-994-4683
Rik Peirce - 443-798-4155 (donates part of his proceeds to the VBC)
If you or any other VBC member you know of does cue repair, please let me know so we can include them next time.
|Posted on May 5, 2019 at 1:20 PM||comments (0)|
Some leagues that are over for the summer bring opportunities
for Women's drop in play!
Tuesday, 9am, LaHacienda - All Skill Levels welcome - Arrive no later than 8:45 to sign in and get a spot - round robin 8 play
Wednesday, 1pm, LaHacienda - All Skill Levels welcome but this tends to be a more advanced and challenging group - Play 6 matches of 8 ball. - $1 to play with payouts - Arrive no later than 8:45 to sign in or risk playing with a partner.
Other Weekly Year round women's drop in opportunities:
Monday, 9am, Silver Lake - All skill levels - arrive by 8:45 to sign in. 8 ball play
Tuesday, 1pm, Silver Lake - All skill levels - arrive by 12:45 to sign in. 8 ball play
Thursday, 9am, LaHacienda - All skill levels - arrive by 8:45 to sign in. 8 ball play
|Posted on May 5, 2019 at 11:00 AM||comments (0)|
MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
The VBC regularly hosts tournament events of various kinds for fun and to give our members a chance to compete at their own skill level.
Keep an eye out for notices to sign up which go out about 2 weeks before each event. These events sell out so we do not accept sign ups until the announcement goes out so everyone has the same chance to participate.
Here is the schedule for the next few months:
Friday, May 24th - TFW - Tournament for Advanced women. (Ladies Cup Skill Level Only)
Saturday, June 8th - M's Intermediate - For men who play below Feeney Cup Level and would qualify to play in the M's Invitational Intermediate Tournament in October. (SL4 & 5 in Friday league, DIVI in VBC M's Thursday League or similar)
Saturday, July 13th - Swinging 8 Ball Night - For Couples Only - Fun event with refreshments for you and your spouse or significant other - All skill levels welcome!
|Posted on May 5, 2019 at 10:50 AM||comments (0)|
|Posted on May 1, 2019 at 10:55 AM||comments (0)|
A scam selling supplents using the Villagesbc email address!
It Recently Came To My Atttention That A VBC Member Received An Email Touting Supplements That You Should Buy.
You will NEVER receive a legitimate email from me or the vbc selling any kind of product, with the exception of our pro shop equipment!
In the event that you get something like this, it is a scam and you should delete it immediately & notify me so I can send out a warning to our members.
If for some reason you aren't sure?
In a seperate new email contact me and ask if it is legit ot not.
|Posted on May 1, 2019 at 10:45 AM||comments (0)|
There are two opportunities for intermediate to advanced players in leagues that George West runs.
Mondays at Hibiscus 3pm - CEO (carom) league - This is a great game to imporve your cue ball control. There is no fee to play and sessions last about 5 weeks
Thursdays at Hibiscus 9:30am - Round Robin play 8/9 ball. $10 fee to play and sessions last about 5 weeks.
Not sure if these are a good fit for you? Stop by and check them out! Each of these is playing without a formal session until enough players have been fielded.
Contact George FMI or to sign up at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 352-391-0013
|Posted on May 1, 2019 at 10:45 AM||comments (0)|
The VBC has been partnering with the Camp Villages program for a number of years by providing billiards players interested in paying it forward and introducing teens to the basics of the game.
The next event will take place on Tuesday, June 18th, from 10 - 1pm at LaHacienda.
We are looking for as many as 8 people to help. The class usually is full with 24 students.
Anyone wishing to help can contact me at email@example.com
|Posted on May 1, 2019 at 9:55 AM||comments (0)|