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Sanibel 8-Ball Pool League
Terry Ricotta came through for league-leading Bunt’s Ball Busters once again
by racking up four wins against Sandycappers’ Kevin Pottorf and pulling
the Ball Busters to a 12-8 victory. In spite of the loss, the Sandycappers
maintained a six game lead over third place Sanibel Café.
Mike DeWitt helped the Ball Buster cause with a 3-1 effort against Joe Steamer.
Rich Ennis and Bob Buntrock went 2-2 in their matches against Jack Dalton and
John Bates. John Riegert helped the Sandycappers with a 3-1 victory over Dave
George Sell beat Pete Mindel 3-1 to pull Fresh Legion Crew into an 8-8 tie with
four games to play. Sanibel Café put Randy Carson on the table to play two games
each against Gator Gates and Becky Skog. Carson dispatched Gates with ease and
won his first game against Skog.
It was the fourth game that provided the fireworks. Skog made two miracle
shots to get into position for a win but missed an easy cut shot to leave Carson the
8-ball straight into the corner pocket. Carson smiled, took aim, called the 8-ball
in the corner pocket, buried it, but put too much top English on the cue ball and
followed it in to lose the game. Carson was not happy and Skog was ecstatic.
Jimbo Gaubatz also posted a 3-1 win over Nate Buffam for the winners.
Top shooters through the first 13 weeks are Mike DeWitt, Terry Ricotta, Joe
Steamer, Dennis Bender, Bob Buntrock, Gary Murza, Jack Cunningham, Dave
Doane and Jimbo Gaubatz.
Bunt’s Ball Busters
Fresh Legion Crew
SANIBEL 8-BALL POOL LEAGUE 2015-16
Standings through January 4
January 4 Results
Bunt’s Ball Busters
11 Fresh Legion Crew
‘Ding’ Darling And Doc Ford’s
Tarpon Tournament Coming In May
A100 percent purse promises to
make the 5th annual “Ding”
Darling & Doc Ford’s Tarpon
Tournament on May 7 the hottest
competition on the water. It pays
out 100 percent of the entry fee as
The team fee of $500 for up to four
anglers also includes a Captain’s Dinner
the night prior and awards ceremony
dinner the evening of the tournament.
All events take place at Doc Ford’s Rum
Bar & Grille on Fort Myers Beach.
Doc Ford’s – with locations also
on Sanibel and Captiva – has again
committed to being the title sponsor for
the 2016 tournament, along with the
“Ding” Darling Wildlife Society-Friends
of the Refuge (DDWS). Diversified
Yacht Services, Inc., will for the fifth
consecutive year offer support at the
presenting sponsor level. Proceeds
benefit wildlife and conservation
education at JN “Ding” Darling National
Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel.
“There’s not another tarpon
tournament like this in the area,” said
Mart y Harrit y, Doc Ford’s co-owner. “In
past years, we’ve had fishermen from
all over the country. Last year we paid
out $25,375 in awards to five out of 48
“Doc Ford’s has been a faithful
supporter of our efforts at ‘Ding’
Darling, helping greatly to bolster refuge
programs and research to balance
federal budget shortfalls,” said Birgie
Miller, DDWS executive director. “Last
year, we raised $50,000 for the refuge
as a result of sponsorships, donations
and auction proceeds. We’re so grateful
to Doc Ford’s for this huge effort on our
For more information on the
tournament, visit dingdarlingsociety.
org/tarpon-tourney. Anyone interested
in becoming a tournament sponsor
should contact Miller at 292-0566 or
Tournament sponsors include: title
sponsor: Doc Ford’s Rum Bar & Grille;
presenting sponsor: Diversified Yacht
Services of Fort Myers Beach.
As a non-profit 501(c)3 organization,
DDWS works to support JN “Ding”
Darling National Wildlife Refuge’s
mission of conservation, wildlife and
habitat protection, research, and public
education through charitable donations
and Refuge Nature Shop proceeds.
To support DDWS and the refuge
with a tax-deductible gift, visit www.
dingdarlingsociety.org or contact
Birgie Miller at 292-0566 or director@
Last year’s winners pulled in four tarpon and more than $11,000.
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