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Bobble Ball Babble Blog
December 30, 2011 The Anaheim Senior Center finished up its fourth Bobble Ball season playing every Friday morning at the center from 9:00-11:00. Going into today's tournament, both the Third Place and Wildcard position were up for grabs meaning that if the right people won, there would be two winners in these two categories. Beyond all statistical odds, the correct two people won the exact positions in today's tournament so that we have two 2011 third place and wildcard winners! Amazing!!!! Congratulations to the following 2011 Bobble Ball champions:
First Place: Tom Second Place: Marcie Third Place: Rick and Bud Wildcard: Rebecca and Greg
Below is the performance summary of all players who placed throughout the year 2011:
First Place: Tom (9x), Rebecca (5x), Rick (5x), Greg (4x), Bud (3x), Devra (3x), Pam (3x), Marcie (2x), Gary (1x), Vince (1x)
Second Place: Marcie (3x), Pam (6x), Devra (4x), Rick (4x), Tom (4x), Rebecca (4x), Bud (2x), Evie (1x), Greg (1x), Judie (1x), Soon (1x)
Third Place: Rick (6x), Bud (6x), Marcie (6x), Greg (5x), Rebecca (4x), Devra (2x), George (2), Evie (1x), Gary (1x), Pam (1x), Tom (1x), Vince (1x)
Wildcard Position: Rebecca (7x), Greg (7x), George (5x), Evie (4x), Pam (2x), Tom (2x), Devra (1x), Gary (1x), Judie (1x), Marcie (1x), Marcie/Evie (1x), Matt (1x), Rick (1x), Sarah (1x), Susie (1x)
A huge THANK YOU to our 2011 faithful players!
In memory of our Bobble Ball friend - Ernie - Bobble On.........
Anaheim Senior Center 2011 Bobble Ball Players
December 1, 2011 Our 2011 monthly Aloha Family Billiards Bobble Ball tournament players enjoyed a fun night of competition celebrating with Santa. Year end awards were handed out with Devra receiving the 2011 Bobble Ball Champion title. Below is the performance summary of all players who placed throughout the year 2011:
First Place: Devra (3x), Fred (2x), Bud (2x), Ramin (2x), Rick (1x), Mark (1x)
Second Place: Mark (2x), Rick (2x), Ramin (2x), Val (1x), Merle (1x), Julie (1x), Tom (1x), Devra/Fred (1x)
Third Place: Fred (3x), Val (1x), Tom (1x), Sharon (1x), Paul (1x), Manny (1x), Bud (1x), Bill (1x), Devra (1x)
Wildcard Placement: Tom (2x), Caesar (1x), George (1x), Jim (1x), Ramin (1x), Bill (1x), Julie (1x), Rick (1x), Fred (1x), Devra (1x)
A huge THANK YOU to the more than 30 players that joined us throughout the year 2011.....Bobble On......
Aloha Family Billiards 2011 Bobble Ball Players
November 2, 2011 Madison Avenue Christian Cadet Club in Paterson, New Jersey enjoyed some competitive Bobble Ball Hand Billiard Bowling after a Gospel Trick Shot show presented to the group by Steve Lillis. Pastor Algera wrote, "This was a new way to use a pool table the boys had never experienced and they had a great time playing Bobble Ball. We look forward to playing more!"
October 31, 2011 Happy Halloween! Bobble Ball was one of the featured activities at the Fullerton YMCA. The playing was fun, but I also enjoyed my trips to the snack table for crackers/salami/cheese and, of course, orange and black decorated cupcakes!
September 26, 2011 Congratulations to Susie at the Cypress Senior Center on her first place finish in the Bobble Ball tournament! We all had a fun time ... In fact, the Cypress players have officially challenged the Anaheim Senior Center players and a tournament date for November is being planned.
September 20, 2011 "Sense of Pride" club at Magnolia High School features Bobble Ball during lunch time and the kids had a great time ... especially the three that beat their math teacher!!!! Thanks to the club sponsor "OC Human Relations" for once again inviting us out.
September 2, 2011 Our new First Thursday of Every Month Bobble Ball Tournament at Aloha Family Billiards filled up 7 tables last night and everyone had a blast. We had 4 "regular" players that couldn't make it so that we almost filled up 9 tables! Congrats to Bud, Mark, and Fred who came in 1st, 2nd, and 3rd all with 19 wins! Only the points separated them! Bobble Ball was also a featured activity last week at the Fullerton YMCA "Game Day!" Everyone had a Bobble Ball Blast!
July 22, 2011 Eggland's Best Eggs held a photo contest and of course Bobble Ball had to offer a submission which we appropriately entitled: "A Toss Up Between Nutrition & Fun." Eggland's Best Eggs give you the nutrition needed to play fun Bobble Ball pool table games.
Scrambling two great ideas together!
Eggland's Best & Bobble Ball
July 4, 2011 Rosehart Club House in San Antonio Texas is playing Bobble Ball Hand Billiard Bowling at their annual 4th of July celebration. Happy Bobbling!!!!
June 21, 2011 We have a fun time at Mickey's Sports Bar every Tuesday night! Looking forward to next week! Last week we learned about one of our player's website providing Cedar Oil www.dgcedaroil.com Check it out, especially if you have pets.
Mickey's Sports Bar Weekly Bobble Ball Tournament
June 12, 2011 - Weekly Recap 6-6 through 6-12 A Bobble Ball welcome to Aloha Family Billiards new players Chad and Kevin AND Anaheim Community Senior Center new players Soon and Song. Bobble Ball provided fun entertainment for the crowd who attended the annual "Summer Tune Up" Custom Car Show and Health and Wellness Fair event at the Emerald Court Senior Living Complex in Anaheim. This is our fifth year at this event and it is always bobble among the community.
6-3-11 Cypress Senior Center enjoys a Bobble Ball tournament so much that they have already scheduled the next one for July 18th. Notice that even those in a wheel chair can compete with the best of the players (and I think she even placed in the top three!)
6-3-11 Cypress Senior Center
Cypress Seniors Compete In Bobble Ball Tournament
May 14 through May 20, 2011 BCAPL Bobble Ball Short Rack 8 Ball Tournament Results: May 14 - 1st Place: Ramon M. 2nd Place: Marlan A. 3rd/4th: Brian T. & Eli C. May 15 - 1st Place: Dean F. 2nd Place: Doug M. 3rd/4th: Ramon M. & Dan B. May 16 - 1st Place: Shane S. 2nd Place: Mike V. 3rd/4th: Ken L. & Ace . Professional Tournament On: May 17 - 1st Place: Shawn Wilkie 2nd Place: Miguel Silva 3rd/4th: Ramon Mistica & Nathan Burpee . May 18 - 1st Place: Ramon M. 2nd Place: Frank P. 3rd/4th: Roly M. & Dennis M. May 19 - 1st Place: Ace 2nd Place: Bruce 3rd/4th: Wade & Roly May 20 - 1st Place: Sabastian F. 2nd Place: Tom K. 3rd/4th: Frank P. Brett H. . Good Bobbling Everyone!!!
May 2011 - OC Human Relations Organization invites Bobble Ball out to Magnolia High School during the student's lunch period. Each table kept about 15-20 kids entertained from the time the lunch bell rang until it rang again! Bobble On!!!!!!!
Magnolia High School May 2011
Students take to Bobble Ball like bees to honey.
April 26, 2011 NEW LOCATION! Come play Bobble Ball any Saturday night at Aloha Family Billiards at 7:00 for only $5.00. Tag Ball tournaments will also be offered soon. Located on Orangethorpe in between Knott and Western: 7311 Orangthorpe Ave. Buena Park 96021 (714) 522-2611
April 12, 2011 Thanks to Loara High School in Anaheim, California for inviting Bobble Ball out to entertain students and faculty during lunch our. A short competition was held between the students and teachers and the students won!!! Congratulations and we look forward to returning for the rematch.
March 30, 2011 With our tournaments growing in number, we have added a separate Tournament Results page for your quick viewing reference. We might even have a Bobble League starting up in New Jersey soon......Bobble On!!!
March 22, 2011 Welcome to our newest retail distributer: Billiards International located in Marietta, Georgia. Visit their website at www.billiardsintcorp.com. The owner enjoyed our Bobble Ball 9 Ball Tournament at the 2010 Atlanta Billiard Show and is now offering these fun Bobble Ball and Tag Ball games to his customers. Thank you!
March 15, 2011 Steve Lillis, founder of Gospel Trick Shot Ministries, provided the Mikey's Sports Bar crowd with a fun artistic pool trick shot show blending pool with life lessons with a spiritual twist. Very entertaining. And, to be expected with a professional pool player, Steve also took 1st place in our weekly Tuesday Bobble Ball tournament! Bud took 2nd place and Julie took 3rd place!!! Visit www.gospeltrickshot.org
March 8, 2011 Congrats to Mikey's Sports Bar Bobble Ball Tuesday Night Winners: Devra & Fred 1st, Mark 2nd, and Tom 3rd. If you live near Fullerton CA, come join us every Tuesday at 6:00 at 3159 Yorba Linda Blvd.
March 1, 2011 Come play Bobble Ball every Tuesday night at Mikey's Sports Bar in Fullerton. Tonight's winners were 1st Place: Andy, 2nd Place: Devra R. and 3rd Place: Mark P.
The tournament starts at 6:00 with a second tournament sometimes at 7:30 when the 1st tournament fills up. Entry Fee is $5.00 and Mikey's is located at 3159 Yorba Linda Blvd, Fullerton 92831 (one block east of Placentia Ave.) See you there! Next tournaments are March 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th.
February - 2011 Memorial services were held this month for our friend, Ernie Bingaman. Ernie was one of the early pioneers in Bobble Ball as he played in the very first Bobble Ball league in 2007 and was a faithful competitor in our weekly Friday games and monthly Wednesday games. In fact, even though his vision was seriously impaired due to a pituitary tumor, Ernie played in two Bobble Ball events less than a week before his surgery from which he did not recover. Ernie was the overall Bronze Medal winner at the 2010 Southland Senior Olympic Bobble Ball event, but Ernie holds the Gold Medal in all of our hearts.
Ernie Bingaman, pictured on the left, competes in Bobble Ball Event
Ernie Bingaman wins overall Bronze Medal at 2010 Southland Senior Olympics Bobble Ball event
February 2, 2011 Congratulations to the Danny K's monthly tournament winners: 1st Place-Ramin B., 2nd Place-Julie P., 3rd Place-Devra R., and Wildcard Winner-Rick N. Until next time ---- Happy Bobbling!!!
February 1, 2011 Denny Stewart, Ohio Pool School, reported on Facebook that Bobble Ball is played by two teams of twelve at Otterbein Portage Valley Seniors Independent Living in Pemberville Ohio. Thanks Denny for keeping us up to date!
January 18, 2011 Bobble Ball joins the activity list of "Fun Games To Play" at: Covenant Village of Golden Valley - Seniors Independant Living in Golden Valley, Minnesota Walnut Village Retirement Community in Anaheim, California
January 5, 2011 Our monthly Bobble Ball tournament started out in 2011 filling seven pool tables! Fred R. won the $50 first place prize, Ramin B. won the $40 second place prize, Bud won the $30 third place prize and we always pay out a wildcard prize which is "third to last place." Congrats to "me," Devra R., for winning the $20 wildcard prize. The photo to the right is a photo shot of the scoresheets and prize monies! Attn: California Orange County Residents: Come join us sometime!
December 2010 Thank you to everyone who played and enjoyed Bobble Ball and Tag Ball games this year. Your positive responses throughout the year bring encouragement and joy! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Fred and Devra!!!
October 28, 2010 Congratulations to the 2010 Southland Senior Olympics Bobble Ball Event Medalists:
October 26, 2010 Bobble Ball will be one of the entertainment activities at the Southland Senior Olympics Kickoff celebration on Wednesday October 27th as well as an "official" event where Bobble Ball Hand Billiard Bowling players will be competing for a gold, silver, and bronze medal on Thursday October 28th beginning at 9:00 a.m. at the Downtown Anaheim Senior Center. The gold medalist in 2008 and 2009 was Fred Robledo. Check back to see if he holds his position in 2010!!!
Southland Senior Olympics Bobble Ball Event
October 14, 2010 Steve Lillis through Gospel Trick Shot Ministries, Inc. travels world wide as well as nationally performing "Trick Shots With a Life Message." This week, Steve is performing a series of college Gospel Trick Shot Shows and Bobble Ball events at Nassau Community College on Long Island, NY through the InterVarsity Christian Fellowship (IVCF) club on campus. In two weeks, Steve will be at William Paterson University in Wayne NJ with IVCF and then the following week at Kean University in Union NJ with Campus Crusade for Christ campus club.
Gospel Trick Shot Ministries, Inc. Founded by Steve Lillis
October 13, 2010 Bobble Ball Hand Billiard Bowling Games were enjoyed by Magnolia High School Students through the YMCA Anaheim Acheives after school program. Prizes were awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place with "Care Bear" taking first place. If the students have their way, Bobble Ball will be invited back!
Magnolia High School Competes In Bobble Ball
YMCA Anaheim Acheives After School Program
October 8, 2010 The students at Western High School involved with the YMCA after school program enjoyed learning and competing in Bobble Ball Hand Billiard Bowling today. The YMCA provided prizes including gift cards and a pack of macaroni and cheese .... everyone wanted the macaroni and cheese!!!!! Hey Mac! Smile and say Cheese!
YMCA Anaheim Achieve Program
Western High School - Bobble Ball Event
2010 Atlanta Billiard Show Bobble Ball "9 Ball Tag" Masters / Professional Division Tournament Placement:
1. Brian White $500 2. Jason Lynch $300 3-4 Todd Deaver $125 3-4 Greg Dix $125
Remaining Players: Bryan Padgett, Wayne Cox, Ron Park, Larry Thompson, Jason Kane, Thomas Andrews, Steven Strickland, Roy Tatum, Bobby Saylors, Peyton Thomas, John McCloud, Travis Baker
Brian White -- "9 Ball Tag" Masters / Pro Division 1st Place
2010 Atlanta Billiard Show Bobble Ball "9 Ball Tag" Amateur Division Tournament Placement:
1. Curtis Hale $500 2. Chris Owens $300 3-4 Clinton Wood $175 3-4 Richard Kapela $175 5-8 David Dukes $ 75 5-8 Clifton Frederick $ 75 5-8 Tony Napoli $ 75 5-8 Jarrell Snody $ 75 9-16 William Boggs $ 25 9-16 Michael Smith $ 25 9-16 Christopher Kitts $ 25 9-16 Michael Moore $ 25 9-16 Ronald Mayfield $ 25 9-16 Jesse Middlebrooks $ 25 9-16 Ashley Wardlaw $ 25 9-16 Brandon Stittner $ 25
Remaining Players: Shane Bell, Tony Eller, John Burdick, Terrill Mincey, Mark Thwaites, Gary Lanier, Kendall Blanding, Ken Rice, Jennifer Madera, Eric Smith, Brian Hedrick, Danielle Eason, Christian Barrett, Dana Aft, Christine Snody, Happy Jacques, Gerald Lansdown, Phillip Denton, Timothy Tice, Anna Chucran, Richard Hagan, Allen Riley, Steven Adams, Furman Cliett, Linda Andres, Diana Colgrove, Paul White, Felipe Flores, Donna Moorer, Mark Jacques, Cole Riley, Randall Hall, Frank Baker Sr., Jack Sebree, Frank Baker Jr., Robert Parsons, David Swearengin, Warren Colgrove, David Pursell, Matthew Colgrove, Jim Mazulla, Jeffrey Shoemaker, Barry Seibert, Jason Moore, Rick Weber, Anthony Bryson, Brandy Rollins, Eddie Little
October 5, 2010 First of all, the Atlanta Billiard Show was Fantastic!!! Everyone had a good competitive time and Bobble Ball 9 Ball Tag was received with true "Southern Hospitality." The 2010 Atlanta Billiard Show "9 Ball Tag" tournament winners are:
Thanks to everyone who participated and for your help in making this our Tag Ball Game debut successful!!!
2010 Atlanta Billiard Show "9 Ball Tag" Tournament Players
September 27, 2010 The Bobble Balls are shipped and our bags are packed. We are looking forward to the upcoming Tag Ball and Bobble Ball tournaments at the Atlanta Billiard Show on October 1-3. In fact, a gentleman from Tennessee ordered a Bobble Ball today and expeditited shipping so that he could practice before the tournament. Stay tuned for the posting of our tournament winners! www.atlantabilliardshow.com
September 10, 2010 Lois, from Reaching Out Through Heart (R.O.T.H) ministry located in Sandusky, Ohio, called today to let me know that her outreach program of introducing Bobble Ball to both youth and senior venues is growing quickly. The kids at the Boys & Girls Club and the seniors at the Ohio Veteran's Home and Nursing Home in Claremont County are just some of the locations that are now bobbling and her calendar is filling up quickly! Her response.... "If only we had more pool tables!"
September 6, 2010 Steve Lillis, founder of Gospel Trick Shot Ministries, let me know that Bobble Ball has been enthusiastically received at the Crestwood Village Senior Community in Whiting, New Jersey. Thanks Steve!!!! I know that Steve also has a Bobble Ball tournament planned at a college in New Jersey on September 21st. More to follow......
September 4, 2010
Four weeks from today: The "9 Ball Tag" Amateur/Professional $3000 Prize Fund Tournament at the Atlanta Billiard Show. Keep posted for the names of the first "official" winners!
September 3, 2010
On October 11th, 12th, and 13th, we are sponsoring a Bobble Ball activity at three of our local high schools at the YMCA Anaheim Achieves after school program! We will take our seven Bobble Ball tables to each school and watch as the kids have a Bobble Blast!
September 2, 2010
Received the following email this morning from Kathy C. in Tampa Florida: "I wanted to tell you!!! Our grandchildren LOVE Bobble Ball! We have slightly modified it for children ages 2, 3, 4, and 5. They form teams. Each team stands on chairs at the pool table facing each other with Bobble Ball in the center of the table. Each child has the same number of balls. They take turns rolling the pool balls toward Bobble Ball and the one who comes closest wins! When they win, they win the ball and get to put it in their team "pocket." I have to tell you that they are really, really getting good at judging how hard (or soft) they need to roll the ball to win! The one who gets their ball closest to Bobble Ball wins the point! When they come to our house, they make a bee line for the pool room and take their shoes off and say, "We want to play Bobble Ball." Just thought you might like to know...... :)"
Thanks Kathy for the report on our Future Bobblers and Pool Players of America! Thanks
September 1, 2010
Congrats to the Bobble Ball Tourament winners on 9-1-10: First Place: Devra R. Second Place: Julie P. Third Place: Rick N. and Wildcard: Mark P.
What is a Wildcard? Third to last place. When players recognize that they are out of the running for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, they start competing with each other for third to last place!