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Mar 23, 2020, 2:55 pm

In case you didn't see Meredith's post on Facebook's Chico Pool Player's site, all leagues are paused for the time being. Most, if not all, bars are closed leaving it impossible to continue at this point - whether you agree it's safe or not to keep playing.

The leagues will remain on hiatus until further notice. Once/if they resume, we will discuss what to do with the rest of the season and the pool party. 

For now, try to find a friend with a table and keep practicing. 

I'll post any updates here, and of course on the Facebook Chico Area Pool Player's site. Follow this link to its page:

See you soon, I hope!


Second Half Starts NOW!
Feb 14, 2020, 7:39 pm

It's the second-half of the season! Every team has played each other once now, and last night's matches started the opposite of the first half - the home team is now the visitor, and vice-versa. So those waiting for the second-half push, saving the best for last, now's the time to start making your move!

Stats are all entered, even for last night! Everyone got their sheets in quick so I just went ahead and did it. Top Shooter list is also up to date - even stretching it out to the Top 25 shooters. Remember, top 16 make it to the tourney this year!

I'll have game recaps added to this post here tonight or this weekend, letting you know what happened last night - week #14.

Thanks again for the prompt score sheet submissions - makes it so much easier.

Happy Valentine's Day!



Week #10 Update
Jan 23, 2020, 12:54 pm

Hey everyone - an update! Top shooter list (left hand column) has been updated - a first for this year. Kevin Cibart sits atop the list at 83.3%. Ed Theis and Joel Russo are right behind them with 81.0%, but technically just under the 75% minimum nights played requirement. Don't forget - this year it's the top 16 players competing, not just the top 8! So keep it up (games played and wins) - we're not even half way yet! All the scores are in through week #10 (Jan. 16th's games) so the standings are current - the Bulldogs sit on top with 140 points, but the Playa's are right behind them with 138 points.

Here's what happened in Week #10 - January 16th: 

The Eagles were home against the Damned last week. It was all Damned in the first half as Tony and McGrill went 3 for 3 to help their team get to a 9-3 advantage. In the bottom-half the Eagles clawed back a little, getting 2-1 wins from Chuck and Donny to make the final score 13-8 Damned. Mike Daniels and Alan beat Goran and Derek for the home beer frame win.

The Stickmen were home taking on the traveling first place team, the Bulldogs. The Stickmen dominated the match - until the second-half. Cele got all 3, Cal, Jess, and Wheeze each got 2 wins to get the Stickmen up 9-3. The momentum carried into the beer frame where Scott and Bil beat Smitty and Robbie 2-0. Cruise control, right? Nope - the Bulldogs came back with 3-0 wins from Robbie, Smitty, and Ty. That's right - a 9-0 bottom-half sweep to end up winning 12-9. That’s why they’re in first place.

The Dragons hosted Duffy's at the Oasis on January 16th. The Dragons were up by a bit (7-5) at the break thanks to Steve Stulls 3-0 win in the leadoff position. Daniel got Duffy's back into it with a 3-0 win himself. Daniel's hot hand stayed the table for the beer frame as Kevin joined him to beat Jeff and John, 2-1, for the home beer frame win. In the bottom-half Walt got a 3-0 victory and Staci followed up with 2 points of her own to get their team to a 12-6 lead. But Duffy's Craig D. finished the night with a 3-0 win to get his team closer, but still a 12-9 loss.

The Original O's were also at home, taking on the 2nd place Playa's. It was tied at the beer frame 6-6, mainly due to Dwayne and Brian trading 3-0 victories. Stacy and Alex beat Troy and Kevin for the home beer frame win, 2-1. In the 2nd half it was all Down Lo - Leo and Kevin each got 2, and Joe Gall finished the night with a 3-0 win. Final score: Playa's 13, Original O's 8.

The Bankers, also at home at the Oasis, invited the Tackle Box over for a match. Ken got all 3 of his games, but so did newly acquired Jesse for the Tackle Box, to make the half-time score 8-4 Bankers. Rich Jr. and Barney beat Joseph and Jesse in the Beer Frame, 2-0. Tackle Box Rich got 3 wins to get his team tied at 9-9 - two point away from their first team win of the season, but superstar Russ came back and sealed the deal with a 3-0 victory to give the Bankers a 12-9 win at home.

The I Cue were home at the Down Lo hosting the Hateful 8 of the Oasis. In a very close match, the Oasis squad pulled out an 11-10 victory. I Cue Matt got another 3-0 victory - the only 3-0 match of the night. Literally all the others were 2-1 matches - even the beer frame. Jeremy and Matt beat Izzy and Evan for the home beer frame win.  

In another close match at the Down Lo, the so-called Last Place team (actually right in the middle in a playoff position - 7th place), were in a dog fight with the 3rd place Oasis Outlaws. Bulldog scored a 3-0 win in the 3rd match of the night, but RJ stormed back with a 3-0 showing himself in the 4th match. The Outlaws were only up 7-5 at the break. Rick and Mike beat Gary and Krad in the beer frame, 2-0, for the only road beer frame win on January 16th. Krad stayed at the table and got 2 out of 3 in the 5th match, then Jordan did the same in the 6th match to make the score 9-9 going into the 7th frame. Mike Karol put things to rest with the first 2 wins, Wozena threw in one more to make the score very close - an 11-10 victory for the Outlaws.

So on to Week #11, January 23rd - good luck to everyone. Don't forget - the big tournament this weekend at the Down Lo. Somehow if you don't know, see this page for the flier or check your email basket. 2:00pm start - first 64 players only. $900 to the first place shooter, pay outs to the top 8 finishers. Call or text me ASAP to secure a spot or for any answers to your questions.



2020 Chico Winter Open Tournament
Jan 10, 2020, 9:28 pm

Week #7 Update
Jan 2, 2020, 6:29 pm

Happy Holidays!

Sorry, I thought I was going to have all this time to get caught up on stats during the break. Nope. I think I had less time than normal weeks. 

Now that things have slowed down a little, I had some time to plug in some numbers. All the stats are up to date, current standings are up to date, beer frame is not up to date. Nor is the Top Shooter list. Yet. "I'll work on it this weekend when I have some free time."

Good luck this week, week #8 I believe. 



Week #2
Nov 14, 2019, 4:59 pm

Here's what happened in Week #2:

The Damned traveled over to the Oasis to take on the Oasis Original O's last week. The teams were tied at the break 6-6 - Stacy got 3 for his crew, Tony got all 3 for his guys. Mike Clarke and Dave beat Sean and McGrill in the Beer Frame, 2-1. In the bottom-half it was all Damned - Sean got 2, and Derek got all 3 of his. The last match was a forfeit, 3 points to the Damned. Final score: Damned 14, O's 7.

The Tacklebox hosted the I Cue on the south side of town. These teams were also tied at the break, 6-6. Phylicia started the night off with a 3-0 win, but Pops, Jeff, and Cody all got 2's to get it tied up. Matt and Phylicia beat Nate and Xedric in the Beer Frame, 2-0. In the bottom-half, Nate made it 8-7 Tackle Box, but Howie and John Denton battled back and each got 3-0 wins propelling the 'Cue to a 13-8 victory.

It wasn't too fun at the Eagles last week, unless you were a Bulldog. Chris, Ed, Brenon, Steve, Robbie, and Dennis all had 3-0 victories. Ty dropped the ball and only got 2 out of 3 to get the night's final score to Bulldogs 20, Eagles 1. But, Chris and Terry did beat Ty and Robbie to get the Beer Frame win. 

Downstairs at the Down Lo, Kevin's Playa's were home hosting the Oasis Dragons. The game was still anyone's to win at the break - the Playa's were only up 8-4. Dwayne had a 3-0 win, but Jeff Brun kept the Dragons in it with a 2-win effort. Troy and Dwayne beat Aaron and Hambek in the Beer Frame, 2-0. In the bottom half, Jason Colabove 'only' got 2 out of 3, but one of his wins was via an 8-ball break-and-run. Kevin and Leo finished the night with 3-0 wins to bring the final score to 16-5 Playa's.

Over on Table #3 at the Down Lo, the Last Place team was taking on the Stickmen. The Stickmen were up 8-4 at the break, Scott got 3 wins and Cele and Wheeze got 2 each to help their crew. Scott stayed at the table and paired up with the birthday girl Jessica to beat Jeff Woods and Jordan 2-0 in the Beer Frame. In the final 3 matches, Santos, Madsack, and Jessica all got 2 out of 3's to make the final score 14-7 Stickmen.

Duffy's was on the road last week. They had to fly over to the Oasis and take on Barney's Bankers. Duffy's had an 8-4 lead at the break, thanks to captain Ed's 3-0 victory, and Jason and Woot's 2 point victories. Ken Forbis got 2 for his Bankers to keep it relatively close. New Duffer Craig and Daniel beat newcomer Steve and Barney in the Beer Frame, 2-0, for an always nice road win. In the bottom-half, Dave Forbis got 3 quick ones for his Oasis squad to get them really back in it, but Craig came back and got 2 of his own to get them on the proverbial 'hill', then Daniel in the last frame got the final 11th point against Russ's 2 points for an 11-10 Duffy's victory.

The Hateful 8 had the biggest week #1 victory to get them to an early first place spot, but they had to come back and play the Oasis Outlaws in Week #2. The Outlaws were all over the '8 as they won 18-3. Paul Eggers got 2 for his Hateful 8 in the leadoff spot, but after his match only Larry Hiller got another point. Kevin Lombard, Mike Karol, Kenny Duff, Greggy Bear, and Tree all had 3-0 matches. Bulldog got 2 wins to help the cause. Kenny Duff and Ricky won the Beer Frame as well, 2-0.  

Good luck in week #3. I'll be at the Eagles, but I might be out and about to collect those last dues still owed. Let me know if you have rosters and money, and I'll come and pick it up.


And they're off!
Nov 5, 2019, 10:52 pm

Week #1 - In the Books!

The Eagles were home taking on the Hateful 8 of the Oasis two weeks ago. Terry started the night on the right foot for the Eagles, getting 2 out of 3, but the Hateful 8 stormed back with 2 from Sam, Carlos with 3, Paul Eggers with 3, and Larry Hiller with 3. That made it 12-3 Oasis after the 5th match. Mike Daniels did come back with a 2-spot, but Izzy wrapped it up with 3 wins in the final frame. Donny and Mike did beat Larry and Evan in the beer frame to force the Oasis to buy a round on the road. Final score, 16-5 Hateful 8.

The Damned started the year off against the Playa's in a Down Lo exhibition. The Damned were up 8-4 at the break thanks to Philo's 3-spot. Goran and Tony chipped in 2 wins each as well. But the tide turned at the Beer Frame as Kevin Cibart and Jason beat Satyr and Sean Krueger 2-1 for free beer. Jason stayed at the table and got all 3 of his games. Kevin got 2 of his to make it 9-9 going into the final frame. Derek got 2 wins in a row - the 2nd win via an 8-ball break-and-run to emphatically get his team their winning 11th point. Final score: Damned 11, Playa's 10. 

In another close match at the Down Lo, the Last Place squad (the team formerly known as Rack Pack) were home hosting the Oasis Bankers (the team formerly known as Team Chaos, and formerly-formerly known as the Bankers). Similarly, it was 8-4 Bankers at the half - Rich Jr. got 3 wins to start the night off right, Jim Wilson and Kevin Langstaff each got 2 of their own before the beer frame. In the beer frame, Rich Jr. got the required wins with his partner Russ, as they beat Jeff Wozena and Krad. In the bottom frames, Wozena and Martin got their team to an 8-10 deficit going into the final match, but Russ got the important 11th point to seal the win. Krad did get the next 2 points to make it a close 11-10 Team Chaos Bankers win against the Down Lo Rack Pack Last Place.

 The Stickmen were the third Down Lo team at home, as they hosted the Tackle Box Alligator Humpers (I think their name is the same). Cele started the night off with 3 quick wins, then Michael Hampton kept it rolling with 3 of his own. Tackle Boxer Jeff R. got 2 back for his squad, as did Bob Cody just before the beer frame. The Stickmen were up 8-4. Scott and Madsack lost the home beer frame match to Cody and Jesse. Santos got 2 in the 5th spot, Madsack got 2 more in the 6th spot. Scott wrapped up the night with 3 wins to get the final score to a 15-6 Stickmen win.

Meanwhile, over at the Oasis, the Dragons were home hosting the I Cue squad. The Dragons got out to a 7-5 lead at the break - Rob C. got all 3, and Jeff Brun started the night with 2 wins of his own. Jeremy and Matt each got 2 wins for their team to keep it close. Jeremy and new I Cue member Phylica beat Aaron and Staci for the road beer frame win. But in the bottom-half it was pretty much all Dragons - 2 wins each for Staci, Steve Stull, and John Chamberlain. Final score: Dragons 13, I Cue 8.

The Bulldogs were also home at the Oasis taking on the Duffy's gang. The first 4 Duffy's shooters were hanging right there with the 'Dogs - Urbach got 2, but then Woot got 2. Daniel got 2 more for Duffy's, but Brenon came back and got all 3 of his matches to make the beer frame score 7-5 Oasis. Brenon and Dennis beat Kevin and Ed 2-1 for the beer frame honors. In the bottom-half, it was all Bulldogs. Dennis got 2 out of 3, Robbie got all 3, and Ty finished the night with 3 more. The final score saw the Bulldogs pulling away with a 15-6 win.

The final match of week #1 was an Oasis vs. Oasis match-up - the Original O's vs. the Outlaws. It was all O-Team in the first-half as they went up 8-4 early. Returning player Mike Clarke got 2, Joel got 3, and Brian V. got 2 for the O's. Kevin Lombard got 2 for the Outlaws. Stacy and Dave got the beer frame from Ricky and Mike Karol, 2-1. But in the bottom-half the Outlaws took over. DJ got 3 wins in the 5th spot, and Ricky got 2 wins in the 6th spot. That made it a 9-9 tie going into the final match between Stacy and Mike Karol. Mike got the first game, Stacy the 2nd, to make it 10-10. Mike Karol got the final point in the final frame for the 11-10 Outlaw win.

That was week #1 - week #2 is coming up here on Thursday. Week #2 also signifies the point at which all dues need to be paid before penalties start being enforced. So just cough up that $25 to your captain - quick like a Band-Aid - and be done with any payments until the Pool Party raffle in June. Do it and enjoy your free beer. I'll be at the Down Lo with my receipt book, and I'll probably make a trip over to the Oasis as well at some point, to collect those final team's dues. Thank you to the other half that already paid - enjoy your night, I will not be bugging you.

Good luck in week #2 - only 25 more weeks to go before playoffs!


Welcome to the 2019-2020 Season!
Oct 17, 2019, 11:13 pm

Welcome to the 2019-2020 Chico Mens Pool League Season!

The schedule is posted (still needing a proof, though - making sure there are no errors), but it's UP! Week #1 is a go for sure - October 24th, 7:00pm.

The team's rosters have been cleared except for the Captain and/or Co-Captain. The teams and their players will be populated as I receive money from your captain (or you!). 

Don't forget to check the 'Downloads' section (green, left-hand column). The score sheets are there for you, updated rules (coming soon) will be there, roster sheets, etc.

Binders will be available for Captains to pick up here shortly. I'll let everyone know when I drop them off at the Oasis. 

PAY YOUR DUES - it's just $25 one-time for the whole season, and a free beer each week! Pay either your captain, me, or Stacy at the Oasis.

Schedules are posted at the Oasis, and will be available for your team in your binder (when available).

More info to come....


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