Iowa pool tournament cued to fight cancer this weekend

Published 9:53 am Thursday, January 8, 2015

The 15th annual Lucille Johnson Pool Tournament returns to Carpenter, Iowa, this weekend.

The tournament starts in the Carpenter Community Center at 7 p.m. Friday, with registration from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

The even features 96 teams will play on 20 pool tables, and a few spots were still open as of Wednesday night. Even if people aren’t playing, organizer Michele Douglas invited people to come down for the event.

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“[It’s] just an event that’s worth seeing,” she said.

Play resumes at 10 a.m., Saturday, with the doors opening at 9 a.m. The tournament resumes again at noon Sunday.

The 14th annual youth tournament returns at 1 p.m. Sunday with a 1 p.m. registration for children ages 6 to 17.

The pool tournament is an event leading up to the Lyle Area Cancer Auction, which is next Friday and Saturday. Last year, the auction raised $200,000.

People interested in registering can email