Steve Hathaway earns Straight Pool league championship!

The Spring flight of Diamond Eight’s Straight Pool league came to an exciting close on Thursday, May 10, 2012 as Steve Hathaway was able to edge Ernie Mumford by 8 balls to take 1st place by 1 point (!) over Brian Struwe. This left Ernie in 3rd place by 1 point(!!!)

Steve and Ernie
Congratulations to Steve (pictured, left) our Straight Pool league Spring Flight Champion!! (Ernie Mumford, 3rd place, on the right)

A few points back was Mike Fitch, who finished 4th. Jim Graziane and Frank Bogardus rounded out the field. Congrats to all the players on a great flight!

Rich Kriz and Ed Littell win Summer Straight Pool Flight

Congratulations to Rich Kriz, longtime league member at Diamond Eight, who edged out Ed Littell to win the 2011 Summer Flight of the 14and1.com Straight Pool league by 1 point. Rich finished with 57 points, with Ed coming in second with 56. Both players are now qualified for the 2011 14and1.com National Championships, to be held at Diamond Eight Billiards over the September 24th weekend. Ron Palka made a strong showing at 3rd place, with 52 points and Frank Bogardus rounded out the top 4 with 48 points.

The final standings:

  1. Rich Kriz (57)
  2. Ed Littell (56)
  3. Ron Palka (52)
  4. Frank Bogardus (48)
  5. Ed Skawinski (47)
  6. Ernie Mumford (41)
  7. Jerry Argay (32)

Remembering Brian Mason

Remembering Brian Mason

Brian Mason who played out of Diamond Eight on the “Intimid8ers” Sunday night team, has passed away at the age of 62. Brian was great to talk to and fun to compete against. He had a great attitude about winning and losing that set an example for the rest of the league. Words cannot express our sadness, and our hearts break for his family and friends. Please share your thoughts in the comments. More information, and express your condolences with Brian’s family, at the Times Union site.