The Boys & Girls Clubs of Marion County will host Fast Eddie’s 8 Ball Pool Tournament on November 8th at the Boys & Girls Club Dr. H.L. Harrell Unit at 800 SW 12th Avenue. The event is open to every boy or girl, age 18 and under that live in Marion County or that goes to school in Marion County. Admission is free.
The tournament will be a a double elimination, 8 ball tournament. Contestants may bring their own cue sticks, if desired. Otherwise cue sticks will be provided for everyone.
There are four categories:
- Boys, 18 and under
- Boys, 14 and under
- Girls, 18 and under
- and Girls, 14 and under
Trophies will be given to the winners of each category. Individuals can pre-register to play in the tournament or register the morning of the 8th at 9:00 a.m. The games begin at 10:00 am. The tournament got its name from Fast Eddie Folsom, a fictional character from the book and the movie “The Hustler,” about a man who wanted to prove he was the best pool player in this country. Paul Newman played the role of Fast Eddie in the movie. We encourage the kids of Marion County to strive to be the best they can, at pool and all the activities in which they participate.