The Villages Billiards Club

Welcome to The Villages Billiards Club



Posted on October 25, 2022 at 3:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Don't want to make a weekly committment to a league but would like to play 9 ball once in a while?

This opportunity may be for you!

Lynne Burke's Tuesday afternoon team 9 ball league is looking for subs. Teams are made of of 3 players who play 3 games with each opposing team member each week. It is handicapped and a great opportunity to meet and play with other players of various skill levels. Handicaps are performance based and will be determined after you play fo rthe first time.

If interested in being on the sub list, email Lynne at to let her know and please include your best contact phone #. 


Posted on October 24, 2022 at 12:45 AM Comments comments (0)



Each year we have a Free member apreciation dinner to honor you, our members, and recognize our many volunteers who make this club so great! This event replaces our usual December monthly meeting event on the last Friday of the month. 

Dinner is FREE to our members with one exception. If you joined as a new member in the last quarter of 2022 begining on October 1st, your membership included the 2023 membership year. As a result, your free dinner will be available for 2023 only. You will be welcome to join us, but will be charged for your dinner as a guest. Members are also welcome to bring guests with advance dinner reservations and payments. This year's amount is TBD.

Each year at this event we roll out our new billiards gift for you and continue to pass out to anyone who couldn't attend when we see you at various events througout the year. You will also receive a free ticket for door prizes on event night.

We have been fortunate in the past with members donating items for that part of our appreciation program. New items and or services that we can offer as prizes such as a free billiards lessons, tip or cue repair, gift cards, certificates, or theme park tickets you won't use, or any other new item that you would like to pay forward and donate would be put to good use. If you have something to contribute, please let Gale know and we will add them to the list of door prizes.

We won't be taking reservations for this event before the official Invitation goes out in early December.



Posted on October 23, 2022 at 1:30 PM Comments comments (0)




You may have noticed that billiards is like the red headed step child in The Villages media publications! When I send an article or press release to the paper, it may or may not get reported or covered, and if I don't, nothing appears in print! Thanks to club secretary Nita Swift weekly league and tournament results get posted, most of the time, and that's it! AND, though other sports may get human interest stories or reports on important activities in the Lifestyle section, billiards NEVER does! Billiards is perhaps the least althetic sport there is, and for many is social. Yet, our few and far between articles or notices get buried in the sports section where many of our members would never see it!  


But I can't do it all! If you have had experience in the past with writing press releases or articles for the media and would consider giving back to the club, I'd like to talk to you.

If you have interest in reporting on our various events, tournments, leagues, and activities and doing spotlights on our members, and would be willing to send press releases and info to the newspaper, add to our facebook page, and create short news articles for the website, it would be a great service to the club and our sport.

Any, and/or all of the above would be amazing!  



2023 Membership Renewals Underway!

Posted on October 21, 2022 at 4:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Our VBC membership is 6 members shy of 600 members and we've begun our 2023 renewal campaign!

If you just joined the club as of October 1st, your membership includes 2023. If you are uncertain if your membership includes 2023, you can contact Wendy Lord who keeps track of the dates you joined.

The renewal process is time consuming with so many members so we ask that you renew your membership for 2023 at your earliest convenience.  

During Covid, we reduced the annual dues since we were unable to offer many activities. However, we are back in full swing so dues has returned to our pre-covid amount of $10 dues per calendar year. 

Four Ways to Pay:

1. Mail your check made out to "The VBC" to Treasurer Wendy Lord at 955 Cambridge Court, The Villages, Fl 32162

2. Pay at our Monthly Membership Meeting

3. Pay any VBC Board member in person

4. Pay Now with a credit card on our Home Page - make sure you choose renewal for Single or Couple


Posted on October 21, 2022 at 4:25 PM Comments comments (0)

It's that time of year when the VBC BOD gets polled to see who will to run for another term. I am happy to report that ALL current VBC BOD members plan to run again for 2023!

It is also time to inform you that should any VBC member like to run for ANY VBC BOD position that you should contact Moe Lepenven to notify him of your interests. Anyone wishing to run has until December 1st to let us know so that we can announce you to our membership as per our club By-Laws so you can be included on the ballot. 

2022 Men's & Women's Invitational

Posted on October 21, 2022 at 11:15 AM Comments comments (0)

2022 Men's & Women's Invitational Report

Congratulations to the American "Red" Teams who ruled the Invitational event this year!

Captains Joe Conway & Nita Swift led their teams to victory with total team scores of 22 and 11 respectively. National "Blue" Team captains were Tom Mayo and Kyril Monts.

On the Men's side, TOP performer for the entire event and his American Team was Bill Swift with a perfect score of 20, never losing a match all weekend! He was followed by his captain Joe Conway, with 19. On the National Team, Howard Couch, Steve Hancharick, and Tom Mayo tied for first on their team with 17 wins each.

Women who tied for first were Terry Fickett, Sharon Manz, Maxine Yeager, and Bobbi Yush for the American Team, and Robin Huey, Diane Litynski and Donna Saunders for the Nationals.

I earlier incorrectly reported that Maxine Yeager was to be Next year's captain for the Americans. However, it will be Eileen Connolly for the Americans and Donna Saunders for the Nationals. While this years American and National Captains Joe Conway & Tom Mayo will go for a re-match and Captain their teams again next year!

Photos of the annual event can be seen by going to the pictures tab on this website, thanks to VBC member Roger Vigrass. As always, we want to thank Roger for his time & expertise in not only taking the photos but editing and posting them for us to see!

The concession per usual was successful in helping us defray the cost of this event. Player Team Jerseys represent our largest expense and our concession net profit including daily sales and cash donations was over $1200 this year which will take a big bite out of our expenses this year. Thanks To Pam MacMann for her endless effort & time to help run the concession. She helps make the concession possible! Thanks also to the MANY of you who donated Cash, Beverages & Food, as well as All Who Made Donations for Snacks And Meal of the Day during the event. It could not happen without YOU ALL!

An EXTRA BIG and SPECIAL thank you goes out to Wendy Lord for her hard work at organizing and overseeing the event from the drafting process all the way to the end, handing out the team photos and plaques.

Others who need recognition for their invaluable contributions are the Teams Coaches, event Score Keepers, and Officials Wayne Anderson and Larry Russo who help make this a really special billiards event for the VBC!

February Cup Teams Drafted

Posted on November 14, 2019 at 2:10 PM Comments comments (0)
Cup Organizer Wendy Lord held the Feeney & Ladies Cup drafts for 2020 on Tuesday Nov 12th. Captains chose from a list of draftees made up of players that responded to the call in early November. We want to thank all players who signed up! Sign ups were vigerous which was great for Captains to make their picks, but it's always unfortunate for those players who are not drafted. Each team can only draft 13 players each year, always having to leave some interested players out. We hope that those players will find a way to enjoy and participate in the event by being scorekeepers and coming to cheer their favorite teams on to victory! (Sign ups for scorekeepers will not take place until after the first of the year.

We also want to announce that for the first time in the history of the Feeney Cup, "Preacher" Don Feeney will be playing this year in the event that was named after him!  On day 1 he will team up with Captain Mark Snodgrass and play a match of 8 ball doubles against a National Team. On day 2 he will team up with Captain Rich Ross and play a match of 9 ball doubles against an American Team. We're all excited and looking forward to watching "Preacher" play in the competition that was named after him.

Please help us congratulate the players for the 2020 Feeney & Ladies Cup Tournaments & we hope to see you all at the event in Febraury! Men play Thu. Feb. 6th at 9am, and Sat. & Sun. Feb. 7th & 8th at 2pm. Ladies play the following weekend on Fri. - Sun., Feb.14th - 16th at 2pm.

Ladie's Cup American Team

Debbie Clifford - Captain

Joan Cabral

Dariel Dodge-Diestlekamp

Judy Donner

Jeanette Garber

Kathy Gittings

Fran Grooms

Carol Kemp

Joan Kreuzer

Janine LeBlond

Char Potochar

Elena Prikhodina

Karen Pritts

Joanne Sowell


Ladie's Cup National Team

Wendy Lord - Captain

Sherrie Aly

Gale Bellew

Lynne Burke

Mary Ciesco

Ginger Eng

Donna Gessert

Jean Light

Janet Lockhart

Pat Moses

Sally Moss

Michelle Nelson

Lynn Stone

Peggy Werner

M's Feeney Cup American Team

Mark Snodgrass - Captain

Larry Berg

Fred Caprio

Bob Deibel

Ken Duma

Grover Henderson

Steve Luskey

Larry Mazza

Dan Ramp

Billy Schmidt

Greg Shearer

Don Simpson

David Watson

Don Yost


M's Feeney Cup National Team

Rich Ross - Captain

Larry Davis

Pete Fleming

Paul Gagnon

John Groza

Bob Huebsch

Don Hunter

Phil Leduc

Rocco Manoriti

Clark Pidcock

Ron Ranger

Dave Reisinger

Steve Strasburger

Barney Stuart

Cue Tip Need Replacing?

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


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 comments (0)

Contact Deb at 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
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: 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

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!


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


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.


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

at LaHacienda in the Julio Room



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


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 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 FMI or to sign up as a sub to play as needed.