CONTRIBUTED TO SBINSIDER| November 11th, 2023
All SaddleBrooke Billiard Enthusiasts are still in awe of HOA1’s commitment in leading the effort to upgrade our Billiard Room and make it the premier billiard room in the area. In anticipation of 4 brand new beautiful 9-Foot Diamond Pro-Am Commercial Pool Tables being installed on October 20, 2023. The billiard rooms’ paint was freshened up by the Pool Players of The Brookes’ Billiard Club (PPB) members. The carpets were cleaned and all 4 pool tables were installed on time. The new tables are arguably the best in the industry along with our pool table lights and pool balls.
This upgrade meant from October 11, 2023 the club was without pool tables in SaddleBrooke for about 11 days. Egad!
The billiard room upgrade also included 4 sets of Aramith Tournament Billiard Balls, 10 new Players house cue sticks, 8 new black house cue sticks and 2 hanging chalk holders on each pool table. 2 custom cue stick holders crafted by PPB member Terry Gillis. 4 new KAMUI VUE bridges, bridge sticks and Diamond bridge stick holders compliments of PPB member Mike Meredith. The PPB arranged to have 4 custom two tone pool table covers be designed by PPB member Jack Hoverter. Each of the pool table covers has a unique design. One has a Coyote howling and one has a Bobcat. The third has Mountains with the words “PPB Pool” inside the mountain image. The fourth pool table cover adorns an embroidered logo of the “Pool Players of The Brooke Billiards Club” that was created by another PPB member Rich Adinolfi. The Logo itself has 80,000 stitches in it and it is stunning! In addition to all of that, Jack re-upholstered the all the stools in the pool room to match the pool table covers. The PPB has fabulous member volunteer contributors!!
In the picture above, President of the PPB Billiards Club Dick Dunbar (center), PPB Founders Dominic Borland (Left) and Joe Giammarino (Right) all who were instrumental along with the HOA1’s Board in getting this project completed. Other contributors to this project are the balance of the PPB Board, Joe Vidmar Secy/Treas, Steve Horrigan Vice President and all the PPB members who contributed to this effort!
The billiard room opened to all residents on Monday, October 23 and from what we’re hearing the tables are a slam dunk winner! They roll dead straight, the rails respond predictably, the Tournament Blue Simonis table coverings are easy on the eyes and the Aramith balls are quite lively.
A job well done HOA1 and the PPB.