Sixteen of the best senior pool players in the 4-state area, met in Grove to compete for the 9-Ball Championship Trophy. Players were selected on the basis of their cumulative scores from previous 2008 tournaments.
Play consisted of a double elimination, race to five game matches. John Jennings, Bentonville was the successful winner for 2008. The tournament will be scheduled again next year around the 1st of July and hopefully when Grove Senior Center has room for twp more tables.
Completing a tournament in one day with only three tables is difficult and requires more hours than our seniors care to spend.
Placing 2nd was Jim Peck of Joplin, with third place going to Will Winder of Grove. Bob Teetzel and Bud Johnson placed 4th and 5th respectively.
Other highlights of the tournament were pocketing the 9-Ball on the break, thus winning the game, were Bob Neil, Welch; John Jennings, Bentonville, Jim Peck, Joplin; and Pete Roberts, Grove. Will Winder, Grove, and Leonard Moffett, Joplin each had a run of 9 balls.