Royal 1, Wonder Bar win Ishpeming semis

PasqualiÕs I captured the Negaunee Men's Pool 2018-19 regular season with a record of 276 wins and 108 losses. Front row from left are Wayne Deshambo, Gary Starrett and Roger Vanable. Top row from left, Kurt Gravedoni, Clark Gravedoni, Kerry Sorensen, Ron Morgan and Scott Gravedoni. (Submitted photo)

By Journal Sports Staff

NEGAUNEE — Royal 1 and Wonder Bar won semifinal matches to move onto the championship round in the Upper Division of the Ishpeming Men’s Pool League on April 3.

In the Lower Division, Jack’s 3 and Tilden Club advanced.

Royal 1, which won the regular season, scored a 15-9 win over Jack’s 1, Wonder Bar edged Jack’s 2 13-9, Jack’s 3 zipped past Riverside 14-10 and Tilden Club pummeled Paradise 15-2.

Tom Auston of Royal 1 and Shane “Cheezer” Blemke of Jack’s 1 each had break-and-runs.

In the Darryll Larson Memorial Singles Tournament held March 16 at Wonder Bar, Bill Olson of Jack’s 1 was the champion, Paul Richards of Jack’s 1 was runner-up and Glen Fisk of Royal 1 finished third in a field of 27.

In league tourney play on March 20, Royal 1 doubled up Venice 16-8 and Jack’s 3 held off Rainbow 14-10.

On March 13 in the regular season, Tony Laurin of Royal 2 had a break-and-run.

His Royal 2 team tied Wayside 12-12. In other matches, Jack’s 1 tripled up Tilden Club 18-6, Wonder Bar got by Royal 1 14-10, Venice eased past Riverside 14-10, Rainbow arced around Paradise 14-10 and Jack’s 2 won the civil war vs. Jack’s 3 13-11.

In league play on March 6, Auston and Troy Richardson of Rainbow each had break-and-runs.

Royal 1 tripled up Rainbow 18-6, Jack’s 1 tripped Venice 17-7, Wonder Bar doubled up Tilden Club 16-8, Wayside eased through with a 13-11 win over Jack’s 3, and two matches ended in 12-12 ties — Royal 2 vs. Riverside and Jack’s 2 vs. Paradise.

On Feb. 27, Stone had a break-and-run, while Steve Harris of Venice had an 8-ball break.

Royal 1 walloped Wayside 20-4, Jack’s 1 whipped Paradise 19-5, Jack’s 2 got by with a 15-9 win over Royal 2, Venice squeaked past Wonder Bar 14-10 and two more matches ended in 12-12 ties — Jack’s 3 vs. Riverside and Tilden Club vs. Rainbow.

In league play on Feb. 20, Joe Bauer had an 8-ball break.

Jack’s 1 scored a big 21-3 win over Royal 2, Royal 1 tripled up for an 18-6 victory over Jack’s 2, Wonder Bar thumped Riverside 18-6, Rainbow slid past Venice 15-9, Tilden Club eased by for a 14-10 win over Jack’s 3 and Paradise nipped Wayside 13-11.

Negaunee Men’s Pool League

Leo Fields of Eagles 2 had a break-and-run on Feb. 6.

Results from that night include Pasquali’s 1 tripling up for an 18-6 win over Eagles 2, Pasquali’s 3 doubling up in a 16-8 win over Pasquali’s 4, Smarties upending Cascade 1 15-9 and Eagles 1 edgingPasquali’s 2 14-10.

On Jan. 16, Bill Johnson of Pasquali’s 3 had a break-and-run.

On that night, Smarties scored an 18-6 victory over Pasquali’s 4, Cascade 1 got a 16-8 win over Cascade 2, Pasquali’s 1 took a 16-8 win over Pasquali’s 3 and Pasquali’s 2 and Eagles 2 tied 12-12.

Information compiled by Journal Sports Editor Steve Brownlee. His email address is sbrownlee@miningjournal.net.