Friday, 28 November 2014

Rack-M-Up Players Sweep Senior Games

From left to right Winner Réne Laurin, organizer Marie Beckstand, Darwin Bird and Robert Labelle.
 By: Markus Noé

For the second year in a row my homeroom Rack-M-Up Billards in Cornwall, Ontario hosted the 55+ Senoir Disctrict (8) Games. Defending champion Maurice Hearn was able to attend this years event however 12 others showed up to take part.

The game was 8 ball best 3 out of 5 single elimination format. There were 3 "regulars" from Rack-M-Up who chose to participate with the nine others that the organizers of the District Games had brought in. Though this was a competive format, sportsmanship and fun were definetively the main priorities today. On more than one occasion laughter and playfull jabbing back and forth between players could be heard throughout the pool hall. In between racks or as a consolation prize for those who suffered an early exit, there was a buffet of sorts set up featuring cheese, sandwiches and donuts.
Robert Labelle elated immediately his Bronze finish.
 When it was all said and done the experience of the regulars Réne Laurin, Darwin Bird, and Robert Labelle was too much. Labelle took the bronze position while Bird took the Silver leaving Laurin this years District 8 Champion. A thank you goes out to the owners of Rack-M-Up Billiards Doug Disotell and Amanda Collins who hosted this tournament. Next year they are hoping to host both the District and Regional Championships as the popularity of these types of events continuous to grow.

District 8 organizer Marie Beckstand with winner Réne Laurin


Gold- Réne Laurin

Silver-Darwin Bird

Bronze-Robert Labelle

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