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Young and old playing in Dec. 19 8-Ball Tournament at Post 123

By Staff | Dec 9, 2009

Twelve-year-old Andrew Crews is the youngest contestant entered in the Pre-Christmas 8-Ball Singles Tournament set for Saturday, Dec. 19 at American Legion Post 123. His dad, Tim Crew, will also play. Both competed in the recent National 8-Ball Tournament in Las Vegas, Nev. sponsored by the Billiard Congress of America Pool League.

A second father-son combination, Bob and Kip Buntrock, are also among the 25 players already entered. At 78, Bob Buntrock is the oldest player to sign up and pay his $10 entry fee. Kip has never beaten his dad in pool but says this is his time.

The single game, double elimination tournament is limited to 32 players and will be played across Sanibel’s only two commercial tables starting at noon. Player positions and matches will be drawn at 11:30 a.m. Cash prizes will go to the top four finishers.

There are still seven openings to play in the tournament. Interested players should sign up and pay their entry fee at the American Legion or contact tournament organizers Bob Buntrock at 274-7881 or Kip Buntrock at 246-6282.

Spectators are welcome. Come early for lunch and stay for dinner. Watch some great 8-Ball play from 14 shooters from the Sanibel 8-Ball Pool League. Eleven players have entered from Fort Myers and Cape Coral.

Joining the Crews and Buntrock boys in the tournament are Gator Gates, John Earle, Matt Hall, Dave Doane, Richard McCurry, Doc Lubinski, Scott Marcelais, Terry Ricotta, Jack Dalton, Ron Strasser, Dennis Bender, Barb Chance, Bob Dupre, Jerry Welker, Joe Stahl, James Cassano, Anna Cassano, Dave Buntrock, Richie Peterson, Keith McMenamy and Paul Primeaux.

Pool League highlights from Week 8

Doug Gentry returned from his Thanksgiving Parade Marshall duties in Tennessee just in time to lead Bunt’s Ball Busters to an 11-5 win over the disgruntled One Ball Wonders.

Gentry showed little rust as he dispatched Matt Hall, 3-1. Bob Buntrock was also 3-1 and Terry Ricotta lost his first game in League play while also posting a 3-1 victory.

After the match, One Ball Wonders team members retired to the Sanibel Grill to read their required chapters in the best seller “Good Safety Play in 8-Ball.”

Fresh Legion Crew Doc Lubinski and his teammate Scott Marcelais each posted perfect 2-0 scores in their match against winless Richard McCurry. Their expert shooting led the Legion Crew to a 9-7 win over last place Sanibel Caf. This sets up a return grudge match between the first place Bunt’s Ball Busters and second place Fresh Legion Crew.

Captain Lubinski has already announced that he will match himself against Captain Bob Buntrock to see revenge for the 4-0 pasting Buntrock handed the last time they played this season. Spectators are welcome at 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 14 at American Legion Post 123.