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2017-2018 Chico Mens Pool League

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Jun 12, 2018, 3:39 pm


4th Annual Chales Lintz Top Shooter Tournament Champion for 2017-2018

Kevin Cibart


After an exciting tournament last week at the Oasis, Kevin Cibart came out victorious in the end and is our 2017-2018 Top Shooter.

Here's how it happened:

Round 1:

#1 seed Tommy was playing #8 seed Larry Hiller in the race to three match. Tommy got Larry 3-2 to move to the next round.

#4 seed Derek Spainhower was up against #5 seed Dennis Bruch on table #3. Dennis got all 3 games to Derek's zero to move on to face Tommy in the 2nd round.

#3 seed Kenny Duff defeated #6 seed Kevin Lombard 3-0 in their match. Kenny moved on.

#2 seed Kevin Cibart beat #7 seed Dave Back 3-1 in round #1 to move on to face Kenny Duff in round #2.

Round 2:

Dennis took care of Tommy 3-0 in their match on table #1 to move on to the finals.

Kevin beat Kenny in a tight 3-2 match to move on to the Championships against Dennis.

Championship Match:

Kevin and Dennis played a good match that in some places could have gone either way. Kevin stayed the course, though, and does what Kevin does best - avoid distractions, focus, and plow ahead no matter what's going on around him. He strung a few wins together in the middle games to get some separation, a deficit Dennis just couldn't overcome. In the end, Kevin won 5-2 for his 5th title as CMPL Top Shooter. Kevin won in 2011, 2012, 2014, 2017, and now in 2018. Congratulations again to Kevin. We're proud to have him representing the Chico pool community as our top shooter, great leader, true gentleman, and good friend. Here's the ageless Kevin 7 years ago after he beat Charles 3-2 in 2011 (must be his lucky shirt, too!):



So that leaves "JUST" one more event for the 2017-2018 season - the Pool Party & Awards Banquet! As always, we'll have free food - pot luck dishes supplied by the CWPL and others, chicken prepared and provided by Samoan Joe, free beer, the biggest raffle EVER, a tournament, music, fun, friends - do I need to keep going? It happens at the Oasis (not Eagles) at 1:00pm, this Saturday, June 16th - Father's Day Eve. This is what you pay your dues for! As always, the cheap $20 season fee pays for the trophies, the prizes, the beer, and all the fun. You deserve it! Come and party!


2017-2018 Championship Results
Jun 4, 2018, 4:42 pm

Championship Recap – May 31st, 2018:

Well, it wasn’t pretty. It was pretty ugly. The #7 seed Stickmen were up against the Original O’s, ranked #4, but a lot of people’s choice as the favorite to win it all this year. Here’s what happened-

Cele was up against Jackie to start things off. He lost all three. He was called on a technicality foul by Jackie halfway through the 2nd game causing a stir among the onlookers – a foul that doesn’t get called too much (or ever) in our league play. To answer and clarify to those that are still questioning me today, Cele had ball in hand, and two object balls lined up perfectly within 18 inches of the corner pocket. After he meticulously placed his ball down for the obvious two-ball combo shot, he went ahead and shot and made the fairly simple ball-in-hand combination. No biggie. But Jackie evoked the rule which states any combos and banks need to be called since they are not ‘obvious’ shots (i.e. single ball shots without a bank or kick, etc.). Totally the rule, down to the ‘t’. She picked up the ball, shouted some expletives to me as I was looking for an answer, and moved on with her game with ball in hand. Again, absolutely the rule. But knowing the shooter, knowing the simplicity of the shot (with a ball in hand), I’m not convinced it had to be called, except to gain an advantage. But it is the championship, and it is a very large trophy. So lesson learned – be warned next season that you need to call every combo no matter how easy or implied it is – you never know when it can bite you.

Keith was up second and had to shoot against Stacy. Stacy got the first two games with some flawless game play and key shots, not to mention a couple tough leaves for Keith. But Keith was able to get the last game with a tricky 8-ball shot to at least get the Stickmen on the board – 5-1 Original O’s.

Cowboy Rob shot in the third spot against Joel Russo. Joel got the first two, but Rob had to work hard in the third game and make a difficult full table 8-ball shot to get the Stickmen to 2 points. But at this point the Oasis team had a 7-2 lead.

The Oasis power hitters kept coming to the table – in the 4th spot it was #1 top shooter contestant Tommy against Stickman Dave Kaplan. The first game was a Dave break, and a Tommy run out. Second game wasn’t too much different as Tommy buzz sawed through the balls. Dave broke again in the third game but same outcome. That got the score to 10-2 Original O’s.

Wheeze was up 5th and lost the game to James giving the O’s 11 points and handing the Stickmen their first loss of the playoffs.

Congratulations to the Oasis O’s – your 2017-2018 CMPL Champions! Trophies will be presented on June 16th at the Oasis – 1:00pm.


Ok, so wrapping up a season on a personal note. First, hats off to the Oasis O-Team. They played hard from their first break in October to the winning shot in May. Secondly, I want to apologize to all in attendance for the Championship. We all saw friends and family, ex-teammates, fellow players, Charles, all showing up or sticking around to hopefully witness a memorable Championship. Speaking for our team, we are sorry that we couldn’t have provided more excitement or competition. I can’t say we were nervous, definitely not over-confident, we just ran into a hell of a team – 6 of their players had a higher winning percentage than our top shooter! I think our position as being the fun, relaxed, easy-going team to play caught up with us. We aren’t built for championships necessarily – we all work, have kids, etc. We had a good, fun run, which is what it’s all about. Thirdly, for those that still value gamesmanship, reputations-before-plastic trophies, and purely transparent love for the game, I have new found respect for you. I’ve already thanked Brian of the Original O’s (who did an awesome, selfless, job this year running a very talented team), but I’m looking forward to thanking all the captains this year personally either at the awards banquet or when we play next year, for their continued display of candor while riding that fine line of professionalism and recreation. It’s hard to believe that only a relatively few years ago our league was played on 7-foot coin tables by beer drinkers looking to pass the time. We paid $5 a season and got two beers a night. Now we have exclusively big tables, 140 of some of the best shooters in the state, a cheap $20 season entry fee, and the same money reward: zero. Bragging rights are a big deal for many people – it’s just amazing how much those rights are worth in this league, for better or for worse. I know without a doubt that our team will be going for those rights again next year, but we're not going to lose friends over it if we don't get there, or if we have to change our team persona to do it. So for those still keeping it real, I owe you one for staying the course. Please hit me up if you’re with me – first one’s on me.

See the prior post regarding the Charles Lintz Top Shooter tournament competitors and match-ups. Thursday, June 7th – Oasis – 7:00pm.

Pool party and awards banquet – Saturday, June 16th – Oasis – 1:00pm.


Playoffs - 3rd/4th Place Game
May 31, 2018, 11:50 am

...and then there were just 2.

Here's what happened last week in the 3rd/4th place match:

The Oasis Bulldogs were home as the higher seed. They lost to the Original O's last week. The visiting team was the Down Lo Damned - they lost to the Stickmen last week. So these two teams were playing for the 3rd place trophy. Derek started the night for Down Lo - he got all 3 off of Keith Whitworth. Brenon was up next and got 2 back against Goran. Tony Tokarski then got 2 more back for the Damned against Captain Steve. Dennis beat Scott Gentry in the 4th match 3-0 to get the score tied at 6-6 at the halfway point. Satyr got 2 against Phylicia to make it 8-7 Damned. The only problem was that the Damned, unknown to everyone else, only had 6 players. So McGrill was up in the 6th spot, but he had to get all 3. He lost the first one to Ty and that was it. The Damned were unable to win with the 6 players. Ty and McGrill played it out anyway, Ty got 2 to Steve's 1. Throw in 2 forfeit wins and that got the Bulldogs to 11-9. So congratulations to the Oasis Bulldogs - the 207-2018 Chico Mens Pool League 3rd place team!

That leaves just one more match - the Championship!

2017-2018 CMPL Championship

#4 seed Oasis O-Team vs #7 seed Down Lo Stickmen - Oasis, 7:00pm - Table #1

Come down to the Oasis for one more match to see who takes home the trophy!

Next week: the 4th Annual Charles Lintz Top Shooter Tournament. June 7th, 7:00pm at the Oasis. Just to note, Kevin and Tommy played a tie-breaker match (I think) to determine the #1 seed and Tommy got it. So it will be the following:

#1 seed Tommy Reynolds (Original O's) vs. #8 seed Larry Hiller (Playa's)

#2 seed Kevin Cibart (Playa's) vs. #7 seed David Back (Original O's)

#3 seed Kenny Duff (Outlaws) vs. #6 seed Kevin Lombard (Outlaws)

#4 seed Derek Spainhower (Damned) vs. # 5 seed Dennis Bruch (Bulldogs)

Should be an exciting tournament as always so if you can't make it tonight, we'll see you next Thursday.

Pool party: Saturday June 16th - Oasis (not Eagles) - 1:00pm



Captain's Quarters

Dec 14, 2010, 10:48 pm

If you are the visiting team, please make sure to check more than just the score - verify that all the names are right, the beer frame is filled in correctly, and watch for 8-ball break and runs not counted by the home captain. There has been a few instances lately that the run outs are not being recorded by the home captain. It is their responsibility to put them down, but it also the visiting captain's responsibility to confirm the entire scoresheet. It's not easy to go back and change one stat for a game a few weeks ago.



 President's Corner
A temporary 'Statistics' page work around to see the whole list of players on one page: Click on green 'Statistics' tab in left hand column, then 1) select a team from the filter selector (any team) 2) now go back and select 'all teams' 3) now you can sort any heading and have every player show up, not just the first 100 players on the current page. A possible fix is coming.
 Match Results
Oasis Bulldogs (11) vs The Damned (9)
Thursday, May 24, 2018
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Oasis Bulldogs (6) vs Oasis Original O's (11)
Thursday, May 17, 2018
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The Damned (4) vs Down Lo Stickmen (11)
Thursday, May 17, 2018
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Oasis Bulldogs (11) vs Down Lo I Cue (7)
Thursday, May 10, 2018
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Oasis Original O's (11) vs Oasis Dragons (7)
Thursday, May 10, 2018
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Oasis Outlaws (10) vs The Damned (11)
Thursday, May 10, 2018
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Down Lo Playa's (10) vs Down Lo Stickmen (11)
Thursday, May 10, 2018
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