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Week #12 Results
Feb 11, 2016, 4:59 pm

Here’s what happened in Week #12 (Feb. 4th):

The Stickmen were home at the Down Lo as the Duffy’s crew headed down to the basement for some pool festivities. It was fairly close at the break – Duffy’s was up 7-5. Ice Cream was able to get all 3 of his games in the 4th spot to take the lead. Cowboy Rob and Cele defeated Ed and Evan in the beer frame, 2-1. The bottom half was all Duffy’s – Steve Swim and Evan got 2 each and Ed wrapped it up with all 3 against Scott. Final score: 14-7 Duffy’s.

Over at table #10, the Playa’s were taking on the Oasis Outlaws in probably the top-billed Game of the Week. As expected, it was tied 6-6 after the first 12 games. Charles got 2 – one of them via an 8-ball Break-and-Run (his league-leading 3rd of the year!), but then Kenny got 2 for his club. Mike Brandt got all 3 to take the lead, but Leland got all 3 of his to tie it up. Matt ‘Tree’ Fields and Kenny Duff got the beer frame against Leland and Kevin, 2-1. In the final matches it was all Playa’s as they got 8 of the final 9 games. Larry got 2, Kevin got 3, and Chef Jason Colabove (the February Upgraded Living magazine cover model) got all 3 of his to make the final score a surprisingly decisive 14-7 Playa’s win.

Sorry ladies – no centerfold layout.


Out at Shenanigan’s, the Rack Pack were hosting the Eagles club. Kevin Langstaff and Mike Dowd each got 3-0 wins for the home team, and Jon COX got a 3-0 win for his Eagles. When it was all said and done, the Rack Pack defeated the Eagles 13-8. Jon COX and Bobbo did get the road beer frame win as they beat Brian and Drew 2-0.

The Oasis Bulldogs were at home as the Tackle Box Alligator Humpers made their way across town. The two teams were tied at 6-6 at the half thanks to a bunch of 2-1 matches. Steve and Robbie got the Beer frame 2-0 against Jonny and Bob Cody. In the bottom-half, though, it was 99% Bulldogs. Robbie “only” got 2 wins, Dennis got all 3 of his, and Ty wrapped it up with a bow and a 3-0 win. Getting 8 of the last 9 games got the ‘Dogs to 14, Tackle Box to 7.

The Bankers had the tough task of taking on their barmates, the Oasis Ball Busters. In the end the Ball Busters ended up with 18, the Bankers 3. The Ball Busters actually ran the first 16 games in a row to make it 16-0 before Barney got the Banker’s first point in the 6th match. Russ was the Banker MVP as he got the final 2 points of the night off Cal. Walt, Bob Tracy, Bil, Kevin Lombard, and Brian Norman (last weekend’s 4th place tournament winner) were the 5 players in a row that got 3-0 wins. Eric got his first one to make it 16 in a row, but lost his 2nd match to Barney. In a surprising underdog note – Bankers Ken Forbis and Russ beat Ball Busters Brian Norman and Eric Nichols 2-0 in the beer frame.

The Oasis O-Team were the third team at home at the Oasis. Their opponent for the week was the Down Lo Damned.  I wouldn’t say it was surprising, but it wasn’t totally what I expected. The Damned are playing great, don’t get me wrong, but the Oasis O-Team have the best squad they’ve had in a long time. But the Damned jumped out to a 10-2 lead at the break thanks in large part to Goran and Tony Tokarski’s 3-0 wins. Dave Larabee and Philo chipped in 2-1 wins to get to that commanding lead. The Nixons were in the beer frame and they beat Chuck and DJ 2-0. Dwayne cleaned things up and tried to right the ship in the 5th match as he got all 3 for his home team. But Richard Nixon came up next and got 3 of his own, making it 13-5 Damned. Joel, last weekend’s #3 tournament finisher, got 3 more for his Oasis club but it was too little too late as the final score was an (upset?) 13-8 Damned victory.

Out in Durham, the Empire Club was the home team welcoming in the Oasis Dragons. Again, I do not have the Empire’s score sheet so I don’t have results and stats for their match. I play the Dragons tonight so I’ll get the sheet from them. I was tempted (as other captains agreed and have voiced their concerns) of having them spend the rest of the season on the road to ensure I can get a score sheet from a local captain. The Empire only has one more home match for the year, against the Playa’s, so I’ll probably just hit Kevin up to take a picture of the sheet and avoid the delay. Sorry everyone, my hands are tied.

I’ll print the standings and stats from what I have, but realize it does NOT include whatever happened in Durham last week. I’ll update it online tonight, but the printouts/emails will be slightly off. Top Shooter list on the website will be updated tonight as well.

Good luck to everyone in week #13, except for the Playa’s and O-Team – they have their byes this week. Rumor has it Kevin Cibart will be at the Down Lo looking for sparring practice opponents if you are interested. Bring cash.


Feb 10, 2016, 12:53 am

Tim Larson and Mario Castelan

1st and 2nd Place

2016 Chico Winter Open 8-Ball Memorial Tournament

February 6th, 2016



After all the planning, all the stressing, it actually worked out pretty dang awesome. We had 64 of the best players in Northern California competing for the top prize - $500 cash. Players came from all over - Yuba City, Willows, Redding, and of course Chico. The tournament was held on 8 tables - 6 at the Oasis, 2 at Jackie's Billiards Academy next door. The tournament really did fly by pretty well, and fairly smooth, considering the amount of players. In the end it was down to the two big dogs from Redding, Tim Larson and Mario Castelan. They battled back and forth for 5 games - complete with the amazing shots, the unbelievable misses, and the suspense only a final match can bring. It went hill-hill (2-2). Mario made a rare miss. Tim cleaned up and ran it out for the handful of cash. Mario still walked away with $225. Tim will also receive the inaugural Chico Winter Open trophy at the end of our season at the Pool Party. Joel Russo was the top Chico player, getting third place and $100 cash. It's safe to say everyone in attendance will be looking forward to the 2nd annual in 2017. Be sure to sign up as soon as it's announced - it will be sold out for sure. We had about 45 signups before we even showed up at the Oasis, and can't do any more than 64. We didn't have as many CWPL players as we would like - hopefully next year they'll be better represented!

I've attached a .JPEG of the ginormous 64 person bracket as it looked at the end of the tournament here, and a PDF version in my email. 


Right-click the above image, save it to your desktop and open with your image-viewing program to zoom in.


We had to use a laptop/projector to shoot the brackets on the wall, but it was so big we still had to scroll up/down for everyone to view. Thanks to all the players who were understanding of the limited space and presentation. We'll have a better solution for 2017. 

Congrats to Kenny Duff - winner of the 50/50 raffle. Still waiting to see a raffle or drawing he doesn't win. The benefit of the other half of the 50/50 cash pot was Cancer Connections of Enloe Hospital. 

Special thanks to Meredith, the Chico Womens Pool League president for helping with everything - from planning to execution. She and I both found a way to get a match or two in, even though our heads were in about 30 different places! Thanks to Jackie for everything she did - the extra tables, the tournament expertise, and donating her drink sales from her Billiards Academy to our charity. Thanks to Stacy Schaefer for being an amazing host. Again, instead of actually charging us to use his facility, he did the opposite and actually kicked in almost $500 for the prize pot, as well as full use of his tables from noon to 10pm. Amazing - a true businessman who knows the benefits of having a sponsored tournament in his house, on a Saturday afternoon. His staff did great keeping on top of the drink sales and busy kitchen. Thanks to Steve Hambek of the Oasis Dragons - he was our hitman, our bounty hunter, our enforcer. Steve: "Who do you need and where?" Scott/Meredith: "Joe and Mike, table 7." Steve: gone, on the hunt. Larry Hiller - ideas galore, plus manning the raffle tickets all afternoon while were busy on brackets. He wasn't even in the tournament - he was just there to help. Leland - thanks for helping out at the end - sorry your car got jacked. Paul 'Wall' Thurman was a big help with the brackets as well. And everyone else who did what they could to help this go smoothly. Meredith and I kept telling each other how amazingly well this is actually going - contrary to our nightmares the night before.

Save the date for 2017 - the 2nd Annual Chico Winter Open!


Feb 10, 2016, 12:49 am

Here's the (brief) results from week #11 (Jan. 28th):

Playa's whipped the Shenanigan's Rack Pack 18-3. Rusty, Jeff, Jason, and Leland all had 3-0 wins. One of Leland's was via an 8-ball Break-And-Run. Leland and Jason beat Mike D. and Matt in the beer frame.

In another butt-kickin', the Eagles were handed a 17-4 lopsided win versus the Oasis Outlaws. Mike Brandt and Mike Karol, and Bulldog, each got 3-0 wins. All the rest of the guys only got 2-1 wins. Bulldog and Tree beat Bobby V. and Donny in the beer frame, 2-0.

The Bankers were home versus the O-Team in week #11. The O-Team was up 9-3 at the break, but with a couple 2-1 wins in the bottom half they made it semi-respectable and walked away with a 13-8 loss versus a great O-Team. Russ was the lone 3-0 winner. Chuck and Chris S. couldn't beat Rich and Barney in the beer frame.

The Ball Busters were also at home at the Oasis as they welcomed in the Down Lo Damned. The Damned kept it real interesting before the beer break - they were tied at 6-6. Ball Buster Walt's 3-0 leadoff victory was cancelled out by Tony Tokarski's 3-0 win in the 4th spot. The other two top-half matches swapped 2-1 scores. The Nixons kept the night rolling with an (unlikely?) road beer frame win versus the Ball Buster's Cal and Bil, 2-1. Cal said "enough of that" and turned things around in the 5th spot going 3-0. Then Eric Nichols "only" got 2, as did Kevin Lombard. Final score: Ball Busters 13, Damned 8.

It must have been busy at the Oasis as the Bulldogs were also at home taking on the Empire Club of Durham. Keith, Brenon, Dennis, and Robbie all had 3-0 scores to help their team to a 15-6 victory. Curt had a 3-0 tally for his Empire club to keep the score a little less disastrous. Dennis and Robbie won the beer frame, defeating Zach and Curt.

The Down Lo Stickmen were on the road at the Tackle Box. Dave Kaplan started the night off with a 3-0 win, but Joe and Charlie kept it close with 2-1 wins. It was 7-5 Stickmen at the break. Joe and Jonny beat Paul Wall and Madsack in the beer frame, 2-0. Cowboy Rob got things back on track for the Down Lo with a 3-0 win in the 5 spot. Scott squeaked out one win, and Keith wrapped it up with 2 to make the final score 13-8 Stickmen.

The Dragons and Duffy's were on their bye week.

I still need to collect a few more scoresheets for week #12, February 4th, before I can do any recaps. The scores I do have are entered. I assume most of the sheets are in the box at the Oasis since they are all O-teams, except for Durham. We'll see if they are all there, but I'm assuming not. I'll post asap.

Good luck in week #13, except for the Playa's and O-Team - they have a bye week.


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 Playa's (14) vs Oasis Outlaws (7)
Thursday, February 4, 2016
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Oasis O-Team (8) vs Down Lo Damned (13)
Thursday, February 4, 2016
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Down Lo Stickmen (7) vs Duffy's Tavern (14)
Thursday, February 4, 2016
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Shenanigan's Rack Pack (13) vs Eagles (8)
Thursday, February 4, 2016
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Oasis Bankers (3) vs Oasis Ball Busters (18)
Thursday, February 4, 2016
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Shenanigan's Rack Pack vs Oasis Outlaws
Thursday, February 18, 2016 - 7:00 pm
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Oasis O-Team vs Oasis Ball Busters
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Oasis Bulldogs vs Down Lo Stickmen
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Oasis Dragons vs Down Lo Playa's
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Eagles vs Down Lo Damned
Thursday, February 18, 2016 - 7:00 pm
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Duffy's Tavern vs Oasis Bankers
Thursday, February 18, 2016 - 7:00 pm
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