If you want to know the spirit of the billiards players at The Resort, listen to how their End of Year Party works: It’s free, unless you sign up and don’t show, then it’s five dollars.
Steve Gilbertson, President of the Men’s Billiards, added, laughing, “You say you’re coming and don’t show, we’ll hunt you down and collect. That’s why everybody showed up last year.”
Yep, that’s the essence of The Resort’s billiards – it’s all about being there, about the camaraderie. And that spirit was very much on display when we visited during open play. It’s a lively room, with joking, laughing, encouraging and good-natured trash-talking. And even though the lighthearted approach has not led to any recent titles in league play, The Resort can boast one big victory this January:
The East Valley League, representing eight parks, put on a “Shootout” where each park sends their two top players and each of those individuals plays every other top player. The Resort sent Steve Gilbertson and Denis Nadeau, and those two walked away with First Place!