Fun Pool Tournament

Thursday February 4, 2016

All BC Island Mensans, and their guests are invited to join me for a *Fun* pool tournament at Peacock Billiards (corner of View and Douglas, Victoria).

We will start with dinner in the Bistro at Peacock Billiards at 6:00 p.m. If you can't make the dinner, don't worry — just arrive by about 7:15 to get ready for the game playing.

Here's a link to the Peacock Billiards Bistro menu:
http://peacockbilliards.com/bistro.htm

We will begin playing pool at 7:30 pm, until about 9:30 pm.

Cost will be $8.00 per player.

This is a trial run — if you like it, we can make this a regular monthly event.

For this first event, we'll start with 8-ball — a game many people are familiar with.

Here's a link to simplified 8-ball rules:
http://www.borderbilliards.com/basic-eight-ball-rules.html

To "level the playing field" (so to speak), we will modify those rules to allow "flukes" (i.e. it won't be necessary to call shots). We will be playing in teams of two; so don’t worry if you haven’t played much, or if you’re a bit rusty. Also, we will change shooters after each shot. That will limit the ability of any "sharks" amongst us to run away with the game. The emphasis is on socializing and FUN for all — not "winning".

I hope to see you there, for an evening of friendly competition and interesting conversations. If you have any questions — just email me.

Richard Lloyd
BCIM Local Secretary