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Week #1 Results
Oct 22, 2014, 9:56 am

One week down, a bunch more to's what happened last Thursday:

The Bankers were home taking on the Duffy's crew. Both teams wanted to get off to a good start this year, and it showed as both teams fought hard and it came down to the wire. Jim and Mark Edwards each got 3-0 wins for the Bankers, and Captain Ed got all 3 of his. Russ and Barney beat Kevin and Woot in the beer frame, 2-1. Teams were tied at 10-10, but Banker Barney got the final deciding game to give his squad the 11-10 win.

The Outlaws were also at the Oasis, as they took on the Last Call Rack Pack. It was all Outlaws as they got 3-0 wins from Kenny Duff, Mike Brandt, and Jimmy Scott. Last Call Uncle Pat and Mike D got the beer frame though, beating Bulldog and Matt 2-1. The Outlaws still need to pay their individual league dues, except for Ricky, so their stats are still unofficial and not entered.

The third table was in play at the ‘O in week #1 as the O-Team played their intra-bar buddies, the Oasis Dragons. The final score was 16-5 O-Team. The O-Boyz had 3-0 wins from Russ, Chuck, Joel, and Mike. Those last 3 guys swept the bottom half of the score sheet, 9-0. Aaron and Jeff did get the beer frame from Joel and Chuck, 2-0. I errantly said the Dragons hadn't paid, but they had. And now the O-Team is paid so they are both all square.

The Playa’s were on the road to start the season and they headed south to the Tackle Box. The Alligator Humpers put up a good fight – it was 7-5 Playa’s at the break, thanks to Leland’s 3-0 match. Charlie got 2 out of 3 in the 5th frame to make it a one-point game, 8-7 Playa’s. But Dave Kaplan and Kevin Cibart stopped that comeback cold in the last 2 matches with a pair of 3-0 wins. Final score: Playa’s 14, T-Box 7. Kevin and Leland got the beer frame against Mike and Kaz (or Raz). Still waiting for a roster, dues, and bar sponsorship from the Tackle Box, so no stats until then.

The Down Lo Stickmen were also on the road at the Eagles Nest. Thanks to Brian Norman, last season’s Most Improved Shooter, and Paul ‘Wall’ Thurman each getting 3-0 wins, the Stickmen were up 8-4 at the break. Bobbo was definitely the Eagles MVP for the night – he got all 3 of his games, nobody else had more than one. Don and Mike of the Eagles did get the beer frame from Scott and Wheez, 2-1. The Stickmen won in the end 14-7.

 Side note: Be careful and avoid any possible conflict on the Eagles table (or any drop-pocket tables) – the Eagle’s actual pockets seem smaller than average and they fill up quickly with dropped balls. Be sure to (carefully) clean out, move, or empty the pockets regularly as you’re shooting. FYI: If any object ball rebounds out of a full pocket and stays on the table in play, it stays out (not pocketed). If it’s the cue ball that rebounds out, it stays pocketed (scratch). If the ball, cue ball or object ball, is sitting on top of a pile and maybe touching the table bed as well, it is considered down (pocketed), if it would have naturally fallen if the pile didn’t stop it. It is the player’s responsibility to keep the pocket’s contents in check. This rule clarification will be added to our CMPL rules (rule #10) immediately (available in the ‘downloads’ section, and part of the printed rules for next year.) Side-side note: the 2014-2016 version of “The Official Rules of CueSports International – As used by the BCAPL and USAPL” is available for download or viewing by clicking HERE, or downloading from the CMPL website’s ‘downloads’ section. This is just for reference and used by me for rulings not covered in our limited CMPL rules.

The Down Lo Damned were home alone as the big bad Oasis Bulldogs came a knockin’. Bulldog Keith, Brenon, and Mario each had 3-0 wins. The other 4 ‘Dogs had 2-1 wins. If you’re keeping track at home, your algebra would yield an answer of 17-4 Oasis. Brenon and Mario got to their 3 wins in style – they each had an 8-ball break-and-run in their final games. All the Steve’s played in the beer fame – Steve Smith and Ed beat Stephen W. and Steve McGrill 2-1 for the honors.

Again, if your name is not listed on the website under your team’s roster, you or your captain have not paid your $20 dues yet and you’re in jeopardy of losing any points or stats earned in week #1. Be sure to talk to him or me as soon as possible.

The Empire Club is now ready to play – they had the bye for week #1. They’ll be starting their season at the Oasis versus Stacy and the boyz. Yes, that was a ‘z’. The Down Lo Damned will have a week off to catch their collective breath as they have the week #2 bye. Everyone else – good luck! The Empire will have a few extra days to get their rosters/money straightened out due to their late start. 


Binders Ready for Captains
Oct 14, 2014, 2:53 pm

Attention Captains-

The 2014-2015 CMPL binders are ready to be picked up at the Oasis now. Just ask Stacy, Barney, or a bartender to get it for you from behind the bar. They should be down by Stacy's desk area if the bartender is unsure, in a box.

First games are now about 48 hours away. Call your teammates and get them ready to play, with their entry fees ($20). 

Small note for Oasis teams and visitors - it doesn't look like Glenn will have the tables all ready by Thursday, and of course we have 3 tables needed on the schedule the first night. Until the tight-pocketed table #4 is replaced, table #4 on the schedule will now be table #3. The O-Team is playing an intra-bar match with the Dragons, so if they both decide to play on table #4 as it is, or even on the new super-tight table 5 (or 0?) in the back room, they can. Until table #4 is done. Maybe Glenn can pull out an all nighter or two and get them done. Either way, they'll figure it out and something will work. Actually after this first week of games, we won't need a third Oasis table until January I think. We use it a lot in the second half.

Let me know if you have any questions. Good luck this week!


Season Starters...
Oct 10, 2014, 12:38 pm


The 2014-2015 CMPL schedule has been printed and will be posted at the Oasis, and the rough draft will be taken down. You can download/print it in .PDF form by clicking on 'Downloads' in the green left-hand column. It has been entered online as well (click on 'Game Schedule' in the green, left-hand column). The schedule is and was a bitch to put together. Straight up sucked. But the one I made a few years ago was good - it was balanced (homes vs. aways, no long home or away streaks, no over-crowded bars, etc.). So I used the same one a few times over. But now it's over-used - teams would have the same bye weeks, same rotation of opponents, etc. So this year it has been mixed up and randomized, and tweaked some more. Hopefully I didn't go too far and mess it up. I entered it late last night, match by match, so I'm hoping it's all been inputted correctly. It's a butt-load of small details and lots of data. I still need to proof it, but it should be good. Give me 72 hours before you start making vacation plans around it. If someone else out there doesn't mind comparing the two for me and check for errors, I would appreciate it. Just let me know if it's good or what's wrong. EDIT: There was one error that was fixed - I gave the wrong week off for the Reno Bar Table Championship tournament. Now the games for February 19th (the week of the tourney) were moved to February 26th (previously omitted).


Captains Meeting:

Okay, the captains meeting was completed without incident. Here's some of the results:

NEW: Mid-year Chico Memorial Pool Tournament - At Down Lo, sometime around mid-season, a tournament open to all (women, men, non-league members, etc.). Small $5 buy in, race to 2 and race to 1, probably 8-ball. It will also be a remembrance for those pool players we have lost along the way. A 50/50 raffle will also be included. Most of the income will go to the tournament prize money awards, some will go back to the CMPL fund. Plus an 8-ball break contest: enter the contest at the beginning with $5 in this 'side bet' and at anytime during the tournament you make the 8-ball on the break you win the pot (first to do so, that is).

* All 13 teams returning from last year - no new teams or bars

* Awards banquet and pool party for 2015 - at the Oasis

* Top Shooter Tournament - at the Oasis. Now officially named 'The Charles Lintz Top Shooter Tournament' in honor of Charles and his 20+ years of excellence in the CMPL. The top 8 players will be playing for the inaugural 'Chucky' trophy.

* To be eligible in the playoffs you must now compete in 6 nights of the season, either as a match player of 3 games or a beer frame shooter, or any combination there of. 

* Same format as last year - "A Trophy" for top 8 seeded teams, "Best of the Rest trophy" for teams seeded 9-13. Team seeded 9th would have a bye, teams 10-13 would battle first.

* Is the season too long? We have some ideas to shorten it, but we need to first get a consensus on what the player thinks. Do we need to address this in some way or not? Let your captain know in the next few weeks, and next year we will take measures to do so. One of those measures would include using this years standings, so we need input ASAP to know if we are moving forward and time to start thinking about your position at the end of this year for next year.

Your captain will fill in the rest THIS THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16th at your FIRST MATCH OF THE 2014-2015 CMPL SEASON! Unless you're the Empire Club - you've got the first bye week. Bring your money for your captain for your league dues if you haven't already done so - $20 per player.

Good luck this season - I'm excited, hopefully you are too! Thanks for letting me be president of this great league/club/family/society one more time.


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 stat page work around to see the whole list of players on one page: 1) select a team from the filter selector (any team) 2) now 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
Eagles (7) vs Down Lo Stickmen (14)
Thursday, October 16, 2014
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Tackle Box Alligator Humpers (7) vs Down Lo Playa's (14)
Thursday, October 16, 2014
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Oasis Outlaws (16) vs Last Call Rack Pack (5)
Thursday, October 16, 2014
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Down Lo Damned (4) vs Oasis Bulldogs (17)
Thursday, October 16, 2014
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Oasis Bankers (11) vs Duffy's Tavern (10)
Thursday, October 16, 2014
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Down Lo Stickmen vs Empire Club
Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 7:00 pm
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Eagles vs Tackle Box Alligator Humpers
Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 7:00 pm
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BYE vs Last Call Rack Pack
Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 7:00 pm
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Oasis Bulldogs vs Down Lo Playa's
Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 7:00 pm
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Oasis Bankers vs Oasis Outlaws
Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 7:00 pm
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Down Lo Damned vs Oasis Dragons
Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 7:00 pm
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