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Cue Tip Need Replacing?

Posted on May 5, 2019 at 1:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Here is a list of VBC Members who do cue tip replacements:


Ralph Albers - 352-350-4212

Dale Gregory - 513-403-1521

Richard Johnston - 352-259-3306

Thad Kulik - 978-994-4683 (uses layered tips)

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.  

SUMMER DROP IN PLAY OPPS FOR WOMEN

Posted on May 5, 2019 at 1:20 PM Comments 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




UPCOMING VBC TOURNAMENTS

Posted on May 5, 2019 at 11:00 AM Comments 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!



TWO NEW PLAY OPPORTUNITIES

Posted on May 5, 2019 at 10:50 AM Comments comments (0)
DEB CLIFFORD OFFERING TWO NEW OPPORTUNITIES TO PLAY

Contact Deb at dcanddc@gmail.com if interested.

Men's & Women's Mixer

First Friday of Every Month
Silver Lake 1pm
First 12 Men & Women to sign up each month
All Skill Levels
Men will draw for partners to play round robin match
$5 pp for payouts

Contact Deb at dcanddc@gmail to sign up or to be added to her email list for this monthly event


Mixed League - Spots Remain

Tuesdays 6pm Bridgeport Scotch 8 Ball
BEGINS THIS TUESDAY MAY 7TH
Great for Couples that are at different Skill Levels 

Contact Deb NOW at dcanddc@gmail to sign up to begin Tuesday



WARNING RE: scam emails from the VBC

Posted on May 1, 2019 at 10:55 AM Comments 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.

Summer League Opportunities

Posted on May 1, 2019 at 10:45 AM Comments 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:  georgevillages@outlook.com or 352-391-0013

VBC Needs Help with Teen Billiards Camp

Posted on May 1, 2019 at 10:45 AM Comments 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 thevillagesbc@gmail.com


Senior Games

Posted on May 1, 2019 at 9:55 AM Comments comments (0)
2019 senior games are now behind us!

A special thanks goes to Mike Fitzgerald for organizing the officials and their schedules for us this year! I'd also like to thank her for running the officials training sessions and player format & rules workshops with Wayne Anderson's help. These events always help to put the officials and players on the same page regarding rules and format of the games.

Thanks to this year's officials for their help in making the games a step above. It would be difficult to have a competition of this caliber without you!

Mike added a nice touch to the officials with the ball cleaning cloths! I hope the officials used them at all locations during the event. I was away when they were handed out and brought my own. The players seemed to appreciate it.

Congratulations too to ALL participants in this year's games. Billiards had 440 spots filled making us one of the largest senior games sports in The Villages!

GOOD JOB EVERYONE!

Senior Games Rules & Format Training

Posted on March 31, 2019 at 5:05 PM Comments comments (0)
Everyone Is Invited! 

Senior Games Player Training

w/ Mike Fitzgerald & Wayne Anderson


Thursday, April 11th at 10am at Canal Rec

OR

Monday, April 15th at 2pm at Saddlebrook Rec


They will be reviewing the rules & format of the Games. This is a great opportunity for those who have never played in the senior games before or anyone who wants a refresher

Membership Gifts

Posted on March 31, 2019 at 11:35 AM Comments comments (0)
Have you received your VBC Membership Gifts?

For the last few years the VBC has been handing out membership gifts at various events. I do my best to deliver them to people who I come in contact with when possible. If you have not received a VBC license plate for your car or golf cart, or VBC scoring pencils (with erasers :-), you can pick them up at the April 26th Pro Shop Open house, or at any Monthly meeting event.

NO April Member Meeting

Posted on March 31, 2019 at 11:25 AM Comments comments (0)
April Monthly Meeting and Tournament Event

Cancelled Due to Senior Games

Each April The VBC meeting and Tournament Event is cancelled because the Senior games uses La Hacienda for the event along with many other rec centers. Our monthly event will resume in May and you will receive the usual notification about it when the time comes.


VBC WILL HOST A PRO SHOP EVENT INSTEAD

Friday, April 26th, 4:00 - 6:00pm

at LaHacienda in the Julio Room

COME CHECK IT OUT AND SAVE!!!

PRO SHOP OPEN HOUSE For VBC MEMBERS

Posted on March 31, 2019 at 11:00 AM Comments comments (0)
Pro Shop Open House

Friday April 26th - 4:00 - 6:00pm

LaHacienda, Julio Room

STICKS, CASES, ACCESSORIES, TOOLS, GLOVES

The VBC is proud to be able to offer our members discounted billiards equipment! We can only do this becase we don't publicize our pricing and we offer it to our members only. You get great savings and we raise a bit of $ for the club. A very nice win/win!!

Due to the senior games, there will not be a regular monthly meeting & tournament. Instead we will be hosting a Pro Shop Open House where you can pick up Sticks (in stock or special order one), Cases, Accessories, Gloves, & Tools.

We have a selection of new sticks in stock for you to choose from, or you can place a special order for one from our catalogue from the many brands we can get for you from our supplier.

Have a friend looking to purchase new equipment that isn't a member? They can join for the cost of $10 membership dues and still save on their equipment purchase!

League Opportunities For Men & Women

Posted on March 31, 2019 at 10:40 AM Comments comments (0)
VBC Men's & Women's singles league openings

If you are looking for a singles league, we have openings for regulars and subs for Men & Women in ALL skill levels (incl. novice players) in the Spring session as follows: 


  • M's & W's singles 8 ball league - All DIV's play on Thursday morning at 9am: These are seperate M's & W's laddered leagues with openings for ANY skill level in the next session to begin on April 18th. It ends the week before the 4th of July. You will be assigned a location to play against others nearest your skill level. We encourage ALL skill levels to participate. This is the only singles league available where novice players play against other novice players but players must be able to complete a game in about 30 minutes. Please contact Gale at thevillagesbc@gmail.com FMI or to fill a regular or sub spot.
  • Mixed singles 9 Ball league - Mondays at 1pm at Saddelbrook - It begins again on Monday, April 22nd and will finish on July 1st. This league has multiple skill levels from novice through intermediate players.  We are looking for subs. Please contact Gale at thevillagesbc@gmail.com FMI or to sign up as a sub to play as needed. 

Deb Clifford Sunday Morning Lessons

Posted on March 31, 2019 at 10:35 AM Comments comments (0)
Deb Clifford's Sunday Morning Lessons are back!!

Beginning on Sunday April 7th

Deb doesn't call herself a teacher, but the the group she leads on Sunday mornings would tell you otherwise! Deb works with novice & intermediate women on Sunday mornings at 9am at Silver Lake. She works on strategies, safe play, giving drills and coaching as you play games of 8 ball.

This is a great opportunity & I highly recommend you check it out!

Shooting For A Cure

Posted on March 31, 2019 at 10:25 AM Comments comments (0)
Tommy Vee's

Shooting For a Cure Event 2019

Saturday, April 13th 9am

LaHacienda Recreation


Tommy has a few more spots open for his annual MS fundraiser. He is asking for a $25 Donation that will help the cause & make a difference in someone's life. Join Tommy for a fun day of prizes and friendship for a good cause! Contact Tommy at tommyvee40@gmail.com

Last Chance for Senior Games 2019

Posted on March 31, 2019 at 10:10 AM Comments comments (0)
2019 Senior Games Registration

Ends Monday April 1st!


Don't Miss out!


Sign up and have a good time!

It's a great experience

regardless of your skill level!

Registration for the Senior Games can be done at LaHacienda recreation through Monday, April 1st. If you are playing in a doubles event please be sure that your partner has either already signed up, or have sign them up with you to make sure the rec dept. have both registrations.

You can get a copy of the registration form on line or at LaHacienda rec.

VBC Billiards Week Event Coming Soon

Posted on February 13, 2019 at 11:25 AM Comments comments (0)

The VBC Billiards Week Coming

March 9th - 16th, 2019


Full Schedule of events coming soon!


Enjoy a week of Presentations, Educational Workshops, & Special Fun Tournaments!


Grande Finale Pro Exhibition Event


Saturday, March 16th, 10am - 4pm

to be held at the American Legion Hall at 466 & Rolling Acres


Tickets are currently only available to VBC Members.

If any tickets remain as of March 3rd they will be available to the general public.  

Looking for scorekeepers for the Invitational

Posted on August 19, 2018 at 4:20 PM Comments comments (0)


The VBC Needs M's & W's Invitational

Scorekeepers

Friday - Sunday, October 12th - 14th



We need help for the following days & times:

Friday: 
  • W's event - 1:00pm - 4:00pm+-  
  • M's event - 5:00pm - 9:00pm+-
Saturday: 
  • W's event - 1:00pm - 4:00pm+-  
  • M's event - 5:00pm - 9:00pm+-
Sunday: 
  • W's event - 1:00pm - 4:00pm+- 
  • M's event - 5:00pm - 9:00pm+-


Interested?


Let us know shift(s) & day(s) you are available


  • Email Gale at thevillagesbc@gmail.com & Include Days & Times available
  • When the schedule is complete, Gale will send you confirmation of your day & time 


August Monthly Member Meeting & Tourney

Posted on August 19, 2018 at 11:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Join us for our Monthly Fun Tournaments

 Meeting, and Light Dinner  


at La Hacienda, Friday, August 31, 2018


Please sign up by , Tuesday August 28, so we can plan for food.


TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT

YOU MUST Contact Wendy Lord at

352-250-5295 or sidepocit2@comcast.net


Schedule of Events:

2:30 - 2:45pm -- First Fun Tournament check in

3:00pm -- First Fun Tournament

5:00pm -- VBC Monthly Member Meeting

5:45pm -- Light Supper

6:00 - 6:15pm -- Second Fun Tournament check in

6:30 - 8:30pm -- Second Fun Tournament


**NOTE: Be sure to let Wendy know which tournament (First or Second or both!!)


One Tournament & Light Supper $7.00

Two Tournaments & Light Supper $10.00

This month's menu is: Publix subs



Updated Activities Listing

Posted on August 19, 2018 at 11:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Updated printable PDF files are now available


of Villages Billiards Activities


Visit our Home page to find the tabs

Note: You can print the entire list of all activities or a specific file of Leagues, Drop Ins, Tournaments or Free Lessons!

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