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Cue Ball Usage in League Play
Nov 18, 2015, 2:08 am

I assumed everyone was using the league-approved and standard playing equipment, but apparently that hasn't been the case in regards to the cue ball. The agreement we came to many years ago was to use the Aramith Pro Cup brand 'measel' cue balls provided by the league, or independently, as long as they are the same, official, Aramith Pro Cup 'measel' balls. I believe I've seen some imitation brands/models, but the Aramith ones should be able to be spotted by 1) it has 6 spots (not 8 or other amount), 2) the Aramith dots are a little blurry on the edges of the red circles - the imitations are well defined and crisp, 3) most (all?) Aramith ones are more of a tapioca color, almost 'faded' or sun-baked looking. If it's bleached white, I doubt it's an Aramith. Here's the cue ball in it's packaging case and a close-up.

                True Aramith Pro Cup    Aramith Packaging
Here's an example of an imitation model:
Non-Aramith Example

To confirm this is what we agreed upon, you can look at both set of rules (in your binder or downloadable in the 'downloads' section at In the 'CMPL Info & Procedures', section/rule 5(g) discusses it. And in the adapted 'CMPL 8-Ball Rules', section 2 lays it out.
I now realize that Cal might not have one being a new captain - my bad for not seeing this earlier - but I'll get one to him ASAP or in the meantime maybe one of his teammates or opponents can let him borrow theirs when they are at home. 
Arguments can be made which ball is better, or lighter, or cooler, or the world-renowned favorite, but the fact is we decided on these Aramith ones the same as we could have any other. More for consistency from bar to bar rather than solely by quality or ratings. So for this reason, please use the 'real' Measles ball from here on out. Captains, please pay close attention to the opening break because once the match has started with the wrong one only with mutual captain agreement can the ball be swapped out. If it happens, and a swap-out is agreed upon, I would recommend a strategic swap time - between matches, or at least between games. Not during a game.
I'll try to get scores posted from week #3 ASAP. 

Week # 2 Results
Nov 12, 2015, 5:50 pm

As we enter our third week, we are still missing some payments and more importantly rosters. Our original rules say that all rosters and payments are due by the 2nd week, but we all know this is the Chico Mens Pool League and deadlines are only for losers.

So, as I piece together scoresheets and blurry screenshots with nicknames and doodles,, empty squares, and bad math, I come out with a pretty good idea of what happened the past couple of weeks. I got the final scores and team points entered, but I haven't received rosters from a few teams so I'm not totally up on individual stats. So no printouts of those or Top Shooters yet, just team standings. They are accurate online at and posted at the Oasis.

I can't thank Ed Theis enough, and even Micah, for having rosters and payments to me as early as they did. And everyone else who had them in on week #1 or #2. For a one time a year collection, it is amazing how fucked up this gets. If it was CARD, or the real world, deadlines would be met. If it's Scott and the CMPL, "screw it". I couldn't imagine having to collect dues on a weekly basis for green fees like Jackie and Kevin! No way.

Anyways, good luck in week #3 - especially to Ed, Micah, and the other on-timers. You deserve a break and run for your assistance.

Note that tonight (11/12) is our first of 6 all interleague-play nights - all games played will be against an opposite conference opponent.



Binders are READY!
Oct 28, 2015, 12:42 am
Sorry it took so long, but the captain's/team binders are now ready to be picked up for the season. They are ready at the Oasis behind the bar - just ask Stacy or any bartender. 
The binders include score sheets for the year, team roster sheets, schedules, and rules. 
Don't forget - games start this Thursday evening. Check out the schedule online - - or of course, in your binder.
Good luck in week #1!

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
Shenanigan's Rack Pack (8) vs Oasis O-Team (13)
Thursday, November 12, 2015
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Oasis Ball Busters (17) vs Down Lo Stickmen (4)
Thursday, November 12, 2015
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Oasis Dragons (5) vs Oasis Bulldogs (16)
Thursday, November 12, 2015
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Eagles (7) vs Down Lo Playa's (14)
Thursday, November 12, 2015
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Oasis Bankers (4) vs Down Lo Damned (17)
Thursday, November 12, 2015
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Oasis Outlaws vs Duffy's Tavern
Thursday, December 3, 2015 - 7:00 pm
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Oasis O-Team vs Empire Club
Thursday, December 3, 2015 - 7:00 pm
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Shenanigan's Rack Pack vs Down Lo Stickmen
Thursday, December 3, 2015 - 7:00 pm
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Oasis Ball Busters vs Oasis Dragons
Thursday, December 3, 2015 - 7:00 pm
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Eagles vs Oasis Bulldogs
Thursday, December 3, 2015 - 7:00 pm
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Down Lo Playa's vs Oasis Bankers
Thursday, December 3, 2015 - 7:00 pm
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