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New Wednesday 8-Ball League
Jan 17, 2018, 1:23 am

It's Official - Down Lo Wednesday Night 8-Ball Money League is ON - Starting February 7th!

After talking with the Down Lo, as well as Meredith, Chuck, Chris Singleton, and Kevin Cibart, we are all good and ready to start a new big money league on Wednesday nights at the Down Lo! Games are looking to start on February 7th, 7:00pm. We'll have a pre-season free pick-up and registration night and tournament(?) on the week before - January 31st, 7:00pm - 11:00pm. Again, the league will be strongly based on the very successful Summer League they ran at the Down Lo last year. Here are some of the highlights and brief notes (subject to change with league player votes):

  • Yes, players will be able to vote and decide on the league formats and particulars!
  • Money: Lots of it. 100% of the entry and green fees will go into the pot and out to the winning teams. Complete transparency, made possible only by the time volunteered by our league directors. This is YOUR league – YOUR money! If we have 10 teams (18 weeks), and with the generous donations added to the pot by some players and businesses, we should easily be able to have a $5000 prize pot. With that, historically this league has paid out 50% of that for 1st place (that's $2500!), 35% for 2nd place (a nice $1750!), and 15% for 3rd place (a very decent $750!). These percentages could change by vote, as well as possibly paying out to 5th place. But it will still be a significant increase in payouts. The goal is to double the other Wednesday night league amounts (which were for this past season at Oasis: 1st - $1100, 2nd - $650, 3rd - $450  ($2200 total pot for the 3 teams))
  • No trophies, no prizes, no parties, no additional fees for unnecessary or non-existent league equipment or salaries - volunteers only.
  • Chris Singleton’s user-friendly, and plain awesome, website will be used for stats and standings just like Summer 2017 – preview it here:
  • Teams (again) will be based on 4 or 5 (maybe 6) members. 4 players will play per night, 3 games in a row each (just like CMPL format). This allows players to leave very early in the night, if desired, when shooting early. A scotch doubles single tie breaker game will occur half-way through the night.
  • $25 entry fee per player, $5 weekly green fee when you play a match
  • Substitutions will be regulated and counted, with clear rules on who or when a sub can or cannot play.
  • Co-ed league - all abilities welcome, but with the money involved, the competition should be above average to excellent. Most, if not all, CMPL and CWPL players should be comfortable, but definitely challenged. Essentially what you would expect for a $5000 prize pot league.    
  • Handicapping: Briefly, the league directors will all collectively rank players based on skill and league history (AA through C). Handicapping will primarily be awarded in points rather than ball movement, a single handicap will be the goal - NOT double handicapping (not points in addition to break and ball in hand, or last pocket, for example). These details still need to be worked out, but rest assured they will be treated fairly and consistently. Players will not go on for months at the wrong ranking. No more than 2 AA players can play in one night.
  • Re-felted tables are coming very soon to the Down Lo! We'll start on the blue tables and possibly adjust as tables are finished mid-season.
  • With 10 teams (for example), we'll have 18 weeks (skipping Valentine's night) of regular season, and 2 weeks of playoffs. That would end everything by June 27th, just a week or two past the CMPL and CWPL Pool Party on June 16th. The similar summer league would start right after that.
  • The league rules from last summer can be found HERE - the website is still up from last summer.

So that's the deal. We are all really excited to get this new league (or at least the new season, new night, new location) underway. You should be able to see the difference as we are all looking to do this together - the Down Lo and the League Directors - for the benefit of all Chico area pool players. Get your team together NOW and let one of us know as soon as possible to save a spot for you – 10, MAYBE 12, teams maximum. 'Free agents' and singles without a team should contact us as well - we should be able to find a team for you. If you're still team-less, definitely make it to the registration night and we'll see what we can do!

Again, any suggestions or ideas will be greatly appreciated - it's YOUR league, YOUR money!

Watch the Facebook ‘Chico Area Pool Players’ page for updated info, or for making contact with us. Click HERE to go to the Facebook site. 

Scott - (530) 966-5632

Meredith - (530) 966-0843

or Chris S., Chuck, Kevin, Kelly, Down Lo, etc.



ALMOST back to 100%
Jan 17, 2018, 1:21 am

The website is back up to date (almost). Still waiting for the Bulldogs home scoresheet for their hosted match against the Dragons from January 4th.

The top of the team leaderboard looks about the same - Outlaws on top with 127 points (but they haven't had their bye week yet), Original O's in 2nd place with 123 points, and the Playa's with 113 points. They both have had their bye weeks already. Depending on their missing score sheet, the Bulldogs could move into 3rd with a big point total from January 4th.

The Top Shooter list sees Tommy Reynolds and Dave Beck of the Oasis Original O's in the #1 and #2 spot, respectively. Tommy is shooting a blistering 85.7%, Dave Beck 81.5%. The two others over 80% are Dennis Bruch at 81% and Kenny Duff at 80%. Kevin Cibart is right behind those 4, sitting at #5 with a 79.2% record. Again, Dennis' percentage could be higher or lower with that missing score sheet.

Mike Karol had an 8-ball Break and Run in his match versus Duffy's on January 11th.

The Stickmen are on their bye week this week - they'll be getting their two teams ready for the new Wednesday Down Lo league - Wheeze's Wheezels and Wendy's Bitches. That means there are only 8 other team spots open! Rumor has it 'I Cue' has a squad ready to go. Get your team (or teams) of 4 or 5 players info to me asap, and win some BIG money (see the next email or the home page above.). Don’t have a team, or maybe you hate the one you’re on? Not a problem – let us know and we can get you on our free agent list and match you up with a team.

...and don't forget the All City Tournament at the Down Lo on Saturday, Jan. 27th. Starting at 2:00pm. Limited to the first 64 players - I've already got the first 10 or so signed up, so contact me or Meredith ASAP to pay the $10 entry to hold your spot. With entry fees and Down Lo's generous pot-matching, the winner will take home $500 cash!

Watch for the tournament fliers and postings - it's a busy end of the month for pool players!

Good luck!


Happy Holidays Update
Jan 2, 2018, 1:13 am

Hope everyone is enjoying their Christmas break!

The website is up to date - all team standings and individual stats should be entered and current. We're getting pretty close to the halfway point. The Outlaws broke the 100 point mark in team wins already - the Original O's are right behind them, and the O's have already had their bye week. The Playa's, Bulldogs, and Dragons round out the top 5. 

Jeff Jacobsen of the Playa's sits atop the Top Shooter list, but is technically one night short of the 75% requirement - but it's still way early. Dave Beck and Micah sit two and three officially. Tommy is 4th, but also one night short. Kenny sits 5th and has played all matches possible.

The score sheets show that half the teams won, the other half lost. No real big blow outs or upsets for that matter. One thing to note for sure, in fact, I don't remember seeing it happen before: Chris Singleton of the Eagles had a good night against the Dragons, and a quick one. He had the break advantage against Sid and took full advantage of the opportunity. The first game he broke and ran all eight balls. Second game, Sid beat him. So in the third game Chris broke and ran - again. Twice in one night! I'm still waiting to see the 5 minute match - both players breaking and running all 3 games! Someday, but so far that's as close as we've gotten. Sorry for the bad luck, Sid. Not much you can do there!

So back at it this Thursday. The Duffy's crew has the week off to do whatever they do on their off nights - most things we probably don't want to know. Good luck everyone else. 

If you haven't already, mark your calendars. The All-City Memorial Tournament is coming soon. Saturday, January 27th - 1:00pm, Down Lo. Big cash prizes, the best players around, 50/50 raffle - first 64 players only. Once Meredith and I give the word, we'll start taking sign-ups. Don't delay - it WILL fill up!

Happy New Year!



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
Down Lo Stickmen (12) vs Down Lo I Cue (9)
Thursday, February 15, 2018
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Oasis Original O's (19) vs Tackle Box Alligator Humpers (2)
Thursday, February 15, 2018
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Down Lo Rack Pack (2) vs Down Lo Playa's (19)
Thursday, February 15, 2018
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Oasis Bulldogs (13) vs The Damned (8)
Thursday, February 15, 2018
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Down Lo I Cue (4) vs Oasis Outlaws (17)
Thursday, February 8, 2018
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Duffy's Tavern (8) vs Oasis Original O's (13)
Thursday, February 8, 2018
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Oasis Bulldogs (16) vs Down Lo Stickmen (5)
Thursday, February 8, 2018
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Oasis Team Chaos vs Oasis Outlaws
Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 7:00 pm
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Oasis Dragons vs Down Lo I Cue
Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 7:00 pm
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Down Lo Playa's vs Oasis Bulldogs
Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 7:00 pm
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Duffy's Tavern vs Down Lo Rack Pack
Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 7:00 pm
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Tackle Box Alligator Humpers vs Eagles
Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 7:00 pm
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The Damned vs Down Lo Stickmen
Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 7:00 pm
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Oasis Original O's vs BYE
Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 7:00 pm
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