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Team Tuesday was well represented at the 2015 Eagles District II pool tournament, held Sept. 26 at the Punxsutawney Eagles.
All eight team members participated in the event, and when the dust settled, the team of Mark Breakey and Don Herres were left holding the second-place trophy. Remarkably, Mark and Don played the first match of the day at 8 a.m. and were immediately sent to the losers' bracket; however, they brought their game and played through until the championship game.
Other Team Tuesday players included Chuck Carfley, who teamed with Jeff Emel; Val Carfley, who teamed with Theresa Emel; Tom Snyder, who teamed with Earl Neaper ; Josh Mayhew, who teamed with Dan Harris; and Kerry Webster, who teamed with Brandon McQuillen.
Don Herres and Mark Breakey
McQuillen dominates strong, 64-shooter field
Despite two, first-set eight ball scratches, Team Tuesday picked up a dominating, 13-2, victory at Central Hotel on Sept. 22.
Tom Snyder played his first game of the season in the first match, and scored an easy victory. The celebration was short-lived, however, as the next two shooters, Don Herres and Val Carfley, reached the eight ball, but scratched on their shots to lose the games.
Down 2-1, Mark Breakey got the ball rolling again with a masterful performance in Game 4. Brandon McQuillen closed the first set with a table run after the break.
Not missing a beat, Josh Mayhew echoed Brandon's performance and broke and ran out in Game 6. Kerry Webster followed Josh with sloppy performance in Game 7; however, he did secure the victory to give Team Tuesday a 5-2 lead. After wins by Chuck Carfley and Tom Snyder, Breakey put a smiley face on the score sheet with the team's third table run of the match and eighth win of the night.
Val, Josh, Don, Brandon and Chuck all took victories in the final set to complete the match, 13-2.
Team Tuesday is now 2-0 on the season and is scheduled to play at home against the Osceola Hotel on Sept. 29.
Team Tuesday's top shooter, Brandon McQuillen, dominated the inaugural Children's Miracle Network benefit 8-ball tournament Jan 9-10 at the Clearfield Moose in Wallaceton. Sixty-four players from across the state competed in the event. McQuillen went undefeated throughout the tournament, and lost just two games during the two-day tourney. He defeated Gale Gearhart 3-0 to claim victory. Pictured, from left, are Terry Smith Jr., third place; McQuillen; Gearhart; and Denny Hollabaugh, fourth place.
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It took the new-look Team Tuesday a few games to get rolling on Sept. 15, but after a dominate, 4-1 final set, last year's league runners-up claimed victory 9-6 over visiting Royal Oak Tavern.
Josh Mayhew spun out a sure, 3-ball out in the first set to set Team Tuesday behind 1-0; however, consecutive victories by Don Herres, Mark Breakey and Brandon McQuillen gave TT a 3-1 edge. Chuck Carfley dropped the fifth set in the match to bring the score to 3-2.
Royal Oak took a 4-3 lead after consecutive losses by Josh and Don. Mark slowed the Oak's momentum with a third-game win. Tied 4-4, Brandon knocked the eight ball in out of turn to lose game 9; however, Kerry Webster bounced back with a wide-open table to knot the score at 5-5 entering the final set.
Josh gave the Scotchmen's the 6-5 advantage with a win in the first game of the final set. In game 2, Don thought out a well-played safety-bank shot-straight eight ball to give TT hill 7-5. Breakey lost game 3 of the set before Kerry was able to get out on two table trips to secure the team win, 8-6. Brandon finished the last game strong to set the final tally at 9-6.
Team Tuesday is 1-0 on the season and are scheduled to travel to Central Hotel in Coalport on Sept. 22.
2. Tom Snyder
8. Val Carfley
6. Mark Breakey
4. Don Herres
1/05/2016 - Win 10-5 vs. Slovak 2
3. Josh Mayhew