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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!

Women's Intermediate League has Openings!

Posted on August 18, 2018 at 2:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Openings in Intermediate & Adv. W's League 


Tuesdays at 9am Coconut Cove



Fall session begins September 4th


Format is 4 games of 8 ball and 2 of 9 ball


Fee is $7pp & Make ups are allowed for absences


if interested Contact

Ginger gingerbrad@gmail.com 

Need Any New Equipment?

Posted on August 18, 2018 at 2:25 PM Comments comments (0)
Looking for New Billiards Equipment?


The VBC Pro Shop will be placing an order with our supplier 

for delivery on or about the 31st.



 Special Pricing for VBC Members Only!


HERE'S HOW:
  • Go to our supplier website at www.cuestix.com
  • Find items you are interested in
  • Email Gale BY TUESDAY 5pm for a quote at thevillagesbc@gmail.com Include stock #, size, color & quantity 
  • If you want to order, Gale will arrange payment from you and place the order for pick up on or about the 31st.



Special Massage Offer for VBC Members!

Posted on August 18, 2018 at 2:05 PM Comments comments (0)

VBC Member exclusive

New Client Discount Offer

Through the end of September!


Licenced Massage Therapist Mindy Rutherford has been practicing Massage Therapy at Massage Envy and has decided to practice therapy in her home near the Villages. She is offering new first time clients who are VBC Members an exclusive discount!


$45/1hr Massage - reg. $60 (w/no tipping)


Her regular prices are:

$60/ 1hr & $80 for 1-1/2 hr session


She also offers savings packages to her repeat customers:

$200/ 4- 1hr massages

$260/ 4- 90 min massages


Mindy specializes in Myofascial Release which among other things, helps speed recovery from surgery and Injuries and promotes a decrease in scar tissue. She also uses Deep Tissue, Sports Massage, Assisted Stretch, Acupressure, Trigger Point, Aromatherapy, & Reflexology in her practice.


To Schedule an Appointment:

call/text: 352-362-9673 OR email at physiomechanic@gmail.com


FL licence # MA 83627

Endorsements: I see Mindy for 1-1/2hr session every 2 weeks and notice a big difference when I go longer between visits. Give her a try! ~ Gale

Fundraising Yard Sale!

Posted on August 17, 2018 at 1:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Invitational Fundraising Yard Sale!


The VBC is looking for your unwanted items

for a Shooter Sister Yard Sale


Help support the Men's & Women's Invitational Event


  • Donate any unwanted items - by September 6th
  • Purchase a NEW Treasure - The Weekend of September 22nd

Drop off unwanted items at:
  • Monday, August 20th between 12:30 & 1:00pm at SaddleBrook Billiards Room
  • Wednesday, August 22nd between 4:30 & 7:30pm at SaddleBrook Billiards Room
  • Friday, August 24th between 4:30 & 8:30 pm at La Hacienda Billiards Room
  • Deb's home next to Silver Lake rec at 1205 Dustin 
  • OR Contact Deb Clifford at 315-212-0546 to arrange a pick up

What sells? 
  • Clothes
  • Earings, bracelets, necklaces
  • Shoes and sneakers
  • CDs
  • DVDS
  • Household items
  • Golf clubs
  • Furniture
  • Curtains
  • Books
  • Lawn tools
  • Bedding

THANK YOU ALL FOR HELPING MAKE OUR CLUB SO GREAT!


NEW Tip Replacement Service NOW available in the South!

Posted on August 16, 2018 at 6:50 PM Comments comments (0)

New club member Rik Peirce (correct spelling :-) moved to the Village of Osceola Hills near Burnsed 2 1/2 years ago. Turns out he is a woodworker and has been replacing cue tips for family members for some time.


He has decided to offer his services to players and will be donating $5 to the VBC for each replacement he does for OUR CLUB MEMBERS. Tell him we sent you for the club to get the $5 donation!


He is replacing soft, med, or hard standard tips for $25.

His service includes replacement and cleaning of the shaft. 

NOTE: You MUST tell him THE VBC SENT YOU in order for the VBC to receive the $5 donation!


He lives at 4120 Deskin Ln, and can be contacted at 443-798-4155


Live in the North and need a tip replacement?

You can contact these members:

Dick Johnson - 352-259-3306

Ralph Albers - 352-350-4212




Invitational Teams have Been Drafted!

Posted on August 16, 2018 at 4:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Congratulations to the 2018

American And National Teams!


Over the last few weeks the captains for the Men & Women's Invitational Teams drafted their players from the list of players who signed up to be in the 2018 draft.

Captains for the 2018 event were chosen based on their team performance in the 2017 event and their interest in leading their respective teams with a hope for victory this coming October.

Please join me in congratulating this year's Men & Women who will be playing on October 12 - 14 at LaHacienda in the 2018 Invitational!


2018 Teams are as follows:

Women's American:  capt Yush Bobbie,  Andress Kathy,  Boyd Kathy,  Chaffer Chris,  Cornell Liz, Dunaway Joyce,  Eberhart Lyn, Jensen Denise,  Lake Lynne,  Nelson Michelle,  Pellicano Caroline,  Prioriello Annemarie,  Swift Nita, Yeager Maxine.


Women's National:  capt. Cabral Joan, Carroll Joanne,  Cohen Janet, Donner Judy, Duston Jean, Fenner Debbie, Fickett Terry, Garber Jeannette, Gittings Kathy, Grooms Fran, Lockhart Janet, McDonald Sheila, Sunderman Judy, Zappa Linda.


Men's American: capt Souliere Bob,  Arenz Rick,  Carroll John,  Cruise Tom,  Eatley Bill,  Evans Neil,  Gregory Dale,  Keating Jerry,  Lake Ray,  MacEntee Bill,  Peacock Eddie,  Richards Steve,  Sell Don,  Textor Dennis.


Men's National:  capt. Bellew Bill, Bowmer Dave, Boyle Ron, Clifford Jerry, Cornell Bob, Cupilary Jim, Dowling Dennis ,Ginn Richard, Grooms Mike, Hooper Al, Johnson Jr Rich, Nichols Zack, Pidcock Clark, Ruggles Denny.


2018 Senior Games Congrats & Thanks Yous!

Posted on May 8, 2018 at 2:45 PM Comments comments (0)
Congratulations

ALL Billiards Senior Games Participants

& Medal Winners!

Billiards continues to rank in the top three sports for participation in The Villages!

Whether you are a seasoned player or played in the games for the first time, billiards rooms filled with players of all ages and skill levels is always a sight to behold!

Thanks to you for playing and creating such a grand presense for billiards in the games!

I'd also like to give a special thanks to all of those who volunteered their time and officiated, helping bring some formality and professionalism to the games. They are:

Carol Chambers, Jim Garry, Tom Gittings, Jeff Kublin, Moe Lepenven, Jean & Warren Light, Elmer McClain, Zack Nichols, Armand Occhetti, Larry Russo, and Barney Stuart.


MAY 25th MEMBER MEETING

Posted on May 8, 2018 at 1:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Join us for our


Monthly Social Fun Tournaments, 


Meeting, and Light Dinner    


Friday, May 25, 2018


ALL MEMEBERS ALL SKILL LEVELS WELCOME!


Please sign up by Wednesday,  May 23rd, so we can plan for food.


TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT YOU MUST Contact Wendy Lord 

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:  TBD 


Time to Update the Activities Listing

Posted on May 7, 2018 at 1:10 PM Comments comments (0)

SEEKING HELP TO UPDATE THE BILLIARDS ACTIVITIES LISTINGS 


Many of you have enjoyed the activities listings on our website as well as the hand out which has information about all of the billiards activities that group leaders are willing to share with us. It has been more than a year since it was last updated so we are seeking 4 or 5 people willing to do a bit of research and make some phone calls to the group leaders to confirm the information we print is still accurate and to add any new ones that have come along in the last year.


If you are willing to give back to help us maintain this important and valuable resource please contact Gale at thevillagesbc@gmail.com

Pro Shop Deals!

Posted on May 7, 2018 at 9:15 AM Comments comments (0)
Your VBC Pro Shop currently has 2 great deals!


Visit our VBC Members Only Pro Shop Page on the website to see the prices.

(the only way we can offer these great prices to you is by not publishing or offering them to anyone but our members)

DON'T MISS OUT!


Special Order - DigiCue BLUE Billiard Training Device - great Savings!

Some of you may have seen this device being used as a training tool by some of our members. The VBC Pro Shop is offering a great price on it and taking special orders. All orders placed by Sunday, May 13th will arrive for delivery to you the week of May 21st.  

Using a phone app, here's what it can do:

The DigiCue BLUE will Detect:

Jab strokes

Follow through

smoothness of acceleration through the cue ball

Finish duration

Tip steering and direction

Straightness of your stroke

Finesse Shot interval (time between shots)

Backstroke pause duration

4 unique settings: beginner, intermediate, advanced and custom modes

Comes with two sizes to fit the vast majority of Pool, Snooker, and Billiard cues

Comes with the FREE DigiCue App available for both iOS (Apple) and Android.

Battery included

Made in the USA


We got a special buy on a great looking FURY Break Stick (19oz) - ONLY 1 Available

See the price in our Pro Shop Website and Buy it NOW!

Tip : 13mm phenolic tip and ferrule combo

Ferrule : Phenolic tip and ferrule combo

Shaft : 29" SSS Shaft

Pin : True-Loc

Collar : Black collar silver ring at joint and double silver and blue stone rings at wrap

Forearm : Black

Wrap : Black leather wrap

Butt Sleeve : None

Butt Plate : Black phenolic with blue stone ring and silver Fury logo

Bumper : Plug black rubber with silver Fury logo

Additional Information

This cue is weight changeable with Katana weight bolts. Model number WBKAT.

This cue comes with joint protectors.

This cue does not come with an extension.

This cue does not come with a case.

Warranty : Limited lifetime




2018 Flags For Vets

Posted on May 7, 2018 at 12:40 AM Comments comments (0)
2018 Flags For Vets Program  

Open For Sign Ups! 


Flag Placement Day, May 27, 9am 

Flag Removal Day, June 2, 9am

The VBC has been helping with this program for a number of years now but our participation has dwindled over time.

The experience of honoring our fallen, and seeing the flags lined up as each soldier did during their service is a sight to behold!

Please consider helping with this incredible project this year. 

You can sign up for one day or both by emailing Gale at thevillagesbc@gmail.com 

Let me know if you would like to ride with someone or if you can drive, and how many you can take with you.

Instructions and directions will be sent to all who sign up to Volunteer.


NEW Men's League Opportunities

Posted on May 6, 2018 at 1:00 PM Comments comments (0)
The VBC Is Expanding It's Men's Singles

8ball & 9 ball League Opportunities!


SIGN UP NOW!


Email Gale at thevillagesbc@gmail.com


VBC Men's Singles 8 Ball League:
The new VBC Men's league has had enough interest to encourage a second Division. We are looking for men including beginners who know the basic rules and can complete a game in a half hour, and intermediate level players who are looking for a singles 8 ball league.

Players will be seeded and play at a location with others closest to your skill level. We will need regular as well as subs. This is a year round league. You can sign up to be a sub now!

When: Next session to begin July 19th, Thursday, 9am
Where: Burnsed Rec & other location TBD

I anticipate the second division would also play at an available site south of 466A.

VBC Men's Singles 9 Ball League:
We have had some interest shown in a Singles 9 Ball League opportunity for Men at the lower Skill levels. If you are  a lower skilled player looking for a men 's 9 ball opportunity this one is for you!

Don't know the rules of Play? No problem!

Come to Saddlebrook on Monday, May 14th for a 9 ball clinic 1 - 3pm where we will go over the rules of play and give you some table time to play games and ask questions to become familiar with the rules and strategies. We all know the best way to improve is to play!  

If this league takes off it will become a year round league with multiple divisions if necessary to accomodate various skill levels.

When: Monday's, 1:00pm - 3:00pm - Start date will be June 4th.
Where: Saddlebrook Rec

SIGN UP NOW!

EMAIL GALE at thevillagesbc@gmail.com



Learn How to Play 9 Ball!

Posted on May 2, 2018 at 9:55 AM Comments comments (0)
DON'T KNOW HOW TO PLAY 9 BALL?

COME LEARN HOW!

The VBC will be hosting a 9 Ball Clinic for anyone who has never played 9 ball and wants to learn about the rules & how to play. The clinic will include review of the rules and handout followed by play with the opportunity to ask about rules along the way.


WHAT: 9 Ball Clinic for ALL players new to 9 ball

WHEN: Monday, May 14th at 1pm - 3pm

WHERE: Saddlebrook Recreation


Congrats to the APT ANNUAL TOURNAMENT Qualifiers!

Posted on May 2, 2018 at 9:35 AM Comments comments (0)
 Annual APT Championship, May 17th

Congratulations to the following for qualifying to play! 

Listed in the order of highest # of wins for the last 12 months: 

Zack Nichols, Debbie Clifford, Bill Lord, Ron Boyle, Richard Toole, Denny Ruggles, Pete Fleming, Al Hooper, Dennis Gilbert, Rick Arenz, Chuck Newman, Roger Payer, Joey Grasso, Jill Bulmash, Dariel Deistelkamp, Ron Dewey.

The event will take place on Thursday, May 17th beginning at 8:30am at Silver Lake. All qualifiers will receive an APT chanpionship T-shirt and prizes will be awarded to the top 4 finishers. GOOD LUCK!

The more frequently you play, the greater your chances of qualifying for the annual event which will be held in May of each year. YOU can be in the running for next year! The next APT will be on June 21st. Watch several weeks before that for the sign up email.



VBC To Organize 2018 Senior Games Officials

Posted on March 8, 2018 at 2:00 PM Comments comments (0)
The VBC will provide the Officials for the 2018 Senior Billiards Games again this year

Anyone interested in being an official for the 2018 senior
games can contact Gale at thevillagesbc@gmail.com

Please let me know what days you are available,
and how many you are willing to volunteer for.


The games will take place Wed. through Sat. April 24th - 28th.

Times and locations are yet to be determined.

Mike Fitzgerald will be scheduling & training the officials again this year.


March 2018 Monthly Member Meeting & Tournaments

Posted on March 8, 2018 at 1:45 PM Comments comments (0)

DON'T MISS IT!


WHY NOT?


Hear the Latest Club News & Happenings

Meet New Friends and Connect With Old Ones

Enjoy Fun Competition and Maybe Win a Prize!

 

Next gathering is Friday, March 30th at La Hacienda


Make your reservations with Wendy Lord

250-5295 or sidepocit2@comcast.net


Please sign up by Wednesday, March 28th so we can plan for food


Schedule of Events:

3:00 pm -- First Fun Tournament

5:00 pm --VBC Meeting

5:45 pm -- Light Supper

6:30 pm -- Second Fun Tournament


Cost:

One Tournament & Light Supper $7.00

Two Tournaments & Light Supper $10.00


Contact Wendy NOW!


Meal TBD


The March meeting has been moved to the Ricardo Room at La Ha



Nip the Rumor in the Bud!

Posted on March 8, 2018 at 1:30 PM Comments comments (0)

There is a rumor out and about that the Villages

is going to remove the billiards room from LaHacienda!


If you hear anyone spreading this flasehood, please let them know that it is not true!


JOHN ROHAN SAYS "NO SUCH PLAN"!


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