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Round #2 Results
May 20, 2018, 10:30 am

It really doesn't seem that long ago we were having the October Captain's Meeting. But 6 months later, here we are. Round one and two of the playoffs are over and only the trophy matches remain.

Here's what happened in Round #2 last week:

The #6 seed Down Lo Damned beat the Oasis Outlaws in round #1 to advance to the next round. They were taking on the #7 seed Down Lo Stickmen, who defeated the Playa's in the first round. This week, downstairs at the Down Lo, Stickman Dave Kaplan was taking on the Damned's Scott Gentry in the first slot. Scott G. got 2 out of 3 to get his team off to an early lead. Stickman Scott was up 2nd and got 2 out of 3 right back against Tony Tokarski to tie it up at 3-3. Keith put on a show in the third slot blanking Goran 3-0. Cele kept the pressure applied by beating Derek S. 2-1 to make the halftime score 8-4 Stickmen. 'Cowboy' Rob was up 5th taking on Damned captain Satyr. Cowboy shot amazing and got all 3 to get his team to 11 points and to propel the Down Lo Stickmen to the Championship match on May 31st. The Damned will play in the 3rd/4th place match this Thursday, May 24th.

Over at the Oasis, the #1 seeded Bulldogs, fresh off their round one win over the Down Lo I Cue, were taking on the #4 seed Oasis Original O's, who defeated the Dragons in the first round. Jackie started things off with 2 out of 3 against Brenon, but Keith Whitworth came back and gave his squad the lead with his 3-0 victory over Dave Back. But then Joel Russo responded with a 3-0 win against Chris Urbach to regain the lead 5-4 - a lead they never gave back up. Original O Dave Napier shot fourth and got a 3-0 victory off of Phylicia to get his team to 8. Aaron Rooney got his first game to get the O's to 9 points, but his opponent Dennis Bruch got the next two to make it 9-6. Needing two points to get his team to the Championship, Tommy Reynolds did just that - 2 out of 2 against Ty Kaye in the 6th and final match. Final score: 11-6 Original O's. Stacy's squad will meet up against the Down Lo Stickmen in the CMPL Championship on May 31st, at the Oasis, 7:00pm. The Bulldogs are still alive and will play the Down Lo Damned for the 3rd place trophy this Thursday, May 24th, at the Oasis, 7:00pm.

So unbelievably, the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd seed teams are out of the Championship for the first time in however long. Adding to that, I can't remember, ever, a 7th or lower seed making it to the Championship match! So it's a different year, different cast of characters, for better or for worse. Either way, it should make for an interesting and unique trophy round. Some team names will be engraved that have never been submitted before! Come down and watch the final rounds - cheer on your buddies from the other teams and hopefully witness some memorable gameplay! 

One more time, here's the remaining playoff schedule:

3rd / 4th Place Trophy Match - Thursday, May 24th

#1 seed Oasis Bulldogs vs. #6 seed Down Lo Damned - Oasis, Table #1, 7:00pm

CMPL Championship Match - Thursday, May 31st

#4 seed Oasis Original O's vs. #7 seed Down Lo Stickmen - Oasis, Table #1, 7:00pm

 

Don't forget - the Charles Lintz Top Shooter Tournament is coming on June 7th at the Oasis, and the end-of-the-year Pool Party and Awards Banquet, also at the Oasis, on June 16th.

Looking ahead even further, now that we're almost done with Thursday night league, we will be starting a new round of the Down Lo Summer league soon. The Spring season is just wrapping up, so the new season will be starting right around the Pool Party - maybe June 13th or 20th. Again, Wednesday nights - 8-ball (maybe some 9-ball, too???), teams of at least 4, essentially same structure as the CMPL, except money is the prize. 100% of the entry fees go right back to the winners - we call it 'Pure Transparency'. The Spring season was perfect - all handicaps seemed correct. Fun, quick nights. Most matches over by 9:30pm or so. You can split your existing team maybe in half - it's always fun to play your teammates in the off season! The Down Lo tables will be re-felted soon now that Thursday matches are done - the cloth is sitting in a box ready to go - we just need to get an installer. So, keep that all in mind as the CMPL season wraps up - talk to Scott, Meredith, Chuck, and Chris S. if you have any questions or to reserve a spot/team. 

-Scott-

 


Playoffs Round #1
May 12, 2018, 9:14 pm

Wow what a Thursday! The first week of playoffs did not disappoint in the way of excitement!

Here's what happened last Thursday - Round #1 of the Playoffs!

The Down Lo Damned, the #6 seed, was at the Oasis playing the #3 seed Oasis Outlaws. Scott started things off against Kenny Duff. He got 2 out 3, including one via an 8-ball break-and-run. Tony Tokarski got the next two off of Kevin Lombard. Goran kept the streak going by getting 2 more off of Bulldog. Mike Brandt got things tied at 6 thanks to his 3-0 effort against Sean Krueger. The teams were tied at 6-6 and skipped the beer frame. In the bottom-half, the Damned kept the pressure applied. Derek beat Mike Karol 2-1, and Curt got the best of Greggy Bear 2-1. Going into the final match, the Damned were on the hill 10-8. The final matchup included Tree versus Steve McGrill. Tree got the first two making the match tied at 10-10. McGrill came through in the end, in the final game, to get the Damned the first-round playoff win: 11-10. The Damned advance on to the next round, the Outlaws are out.

The top-seeded Bulldogs were home versus the #8 seed Down Lo I Cue, making their first playoff appearance in their inaugural season. It was all Bulldogs in the first half. Brenon got 2 off of the I Cue's top shooter Matt V. Keith Whitworth got 2 more off of Kyle S. Dennis came up big against Top Shooter flirter Dave Larabee. It was the only 3-0 match of the night. Chris chipped in 3 more against Sean Higgins in the 4th match making it 9-3 Bulldogs at the break. The teams skipped the beer frame and sent Phylicia to the table against Paul H. in the 5th match. Paul got the best of her 2-1, but she got her team to the hill: 10-5. It was up to Ty to get 1 out of 3 against Jeremy H., which he did exactly. Final score: Bulldogs 11, I Cue 7. The Bulldogs move on as the top 'Dogs, the I Cue's respectable first season is over.

Over at the Down Lo, the #2 seed Playa's were taking on their barmates the Down Lo Stickmen, the #7 seed. The two teams literally traded and swapped 2-1 games the whole night, keeping the pattern the same through all seven matches. Charles got 2 out of 3 against Cele to start the night, but Scott A. came back and got 2 off of Jason Colabove. The Playa's Jeff Jacobsen got 2 off of Cowboy Rob, but keeping the back-and-forth trend going, Wendy got 2 off of Leo in the fourth match. That got the score to 6-6 at the break. The teams skipped the beer frame and got right to the 5th match, Larry versus Dave Kaplan. Dave got 2 out of 3 to get the Stickmen into the lead. Keith tried his best but could only get 1 off of Kevin Cibart. That got the team score tied at 9-9 going into the final match. Wheeze was playing Mikie Leitner - whichever player that got 2 out of 3 would get their team to the next round. Wheeze got the first one - almost via an 8-ball break-and-run - but Mikie came back and won the next game very decidedly, getting the score tied at 10-10. Mikie went for a bank shot on the eight ball at the end of the final match, it rattled in the pocket, and he scratched in the corner. Wheeze then got the ball-in-hand shot in and the 8-ball in the jaws to fall to get his Stickmen to 11 points and a ticket to the next round. This is the first time the long-standing CMPL team The Stickmen got to the 2nd round of the playoffs. The squad from the Wild Hare, slash Nick's Night Club, slash Quackers, slash Down Lo finally overcame the odds. They move on to the next round, while the Playa's are done for the year as they prepare their guys for the Top Shooter tournament.

The Original O's, the #4 seed club, was home versus the Oasis Dragons - the # 5 seed team. The other three matches on the night were fairly close, as few matches went 3-0. The O's and Dragons were the exception as it was feast or famine. Jackie played enough nights during the season (the minimum 6) to be legal and started off the night 2-1 against Steve S. But Micah came back and got 3-0 against Aaron Rooney. Steve Hambek got 2 out of 3 against one of the top shooters, Dave Beck. But Joel came through 3-0 against Rob C. With all that back-and-forth gameplay the score was tied 6-6 after the 4th match. Tied for the #1 Top Shooter spot, Tommy got all 3 of his games against Walter. That got the Original O's to 9 points, to the Dragon's 6. It was up to Original O James to get 2 out of 3 against John Chamberlain. James did just that and punched the Original O's ticket to the next round, by winning 11-7. The O's move on, the Dragons do not.

 

So here's the schedule for next week, Thursday May 17th:

#1 Seed Oasis Bulldogs vs. #4 Seed Oasis Original O's - Oasis, 7:00pm - Table #1

#6 Seed Down Lo Damned vs. #7 Seed Down Lo Stickmen - Down Lo, 7:00pm - Table #10

 

Winners go on to the Championship on May 31st, losers play in the 3rd/4th place match on May 24th - the week prior. 

The Charles Lintz Top Shooter Tournament is coming on June 7th, at the Oasis, and the all-important Pool Party and Awards Ceremony will be at the Oasis (not the Eagles) on June 16th.

Be sure to come down and cheer on your favorite team in the playoffs, or your top player in Charles' Tournament. Good luck to everyone still going!

-Scott-

 


May 8, 2018, 10:34 am

 

The last games are all in the books, as they say. Technically they are all in the website and ready for the playoffs. Everything is final.

Here's what happened in week #26 (final week):

The Eagles were hosting the Down Lo Damned on May 3rd. It was pretty much all Damned. The Eagle's Mike D. started the night with a 2-1 victory, but that was the last highlight. Tony, Curt, and Satyr all had 3-0 victories. Every other Damned got 2-1 victories. Sean and McGrill got the road beer frame win against Bobby V. and Alan, 2-0. Final score: 16-5 Damned. That leaves The Damned in 6th place where they were pretty secure to start the night. The Damned will play the #3 seed Outlaws, at Oasis, this Thursday night.

The Oasis Dragons were on the road at the Tackle Box last week. It was a close match in the first half as both teams were tied at 6-6. Pops started the night off with a 3-0 leadoff victory. Evan and Ricky beat Sid and Aaron in the beer frame for a Tackle Box victory. In the bottom half, Steve H. and Johnny got 2-1 victories to make it 10-8. The final match was a forfeit - 3 points to the Dragons. Final score 13-8 Oasis. The Dragons ended the season in 5th place - they play the Oasis Original O's (4th seed) this Thursday, at Oasis.

The Oasis Team Chaos were hosting the Duffy's Tavern crew in the last night. It was close the whole way through. Both teams were tied 6-6 at the break. Evan got a 3-0 win for Duffy's, Rich Jr. got 3 for Chaos to even it up. Newbie Jason Knight and partner Kevin beat Ken and Russ in the beer frame, 2-1. Jason stayed at the table and got a 2-1 win in the 5th spot. Barney came back and got 2 for his club in the 6th, making the teams tied at 9 going into the final match. Russ stepped up and got all 3 of his games to secure a 12-9 victory to end the season.

The Stickmen were home at the Down Lo for their regular season game. They hosted the Oasis Outlaws. The Stickmen got off to a good start against the teeth of their lineup. Cele, Wendy, and Scott got 2-1 victories to help them to a 7-5 half-way lead. Gregg and Kevin were too much for Wheeze and Madsack in the beer frame - the Oasis won 2-0. Teams traded 2-1 victories in the bottom-half to get the final score as a 12-9 victory for the Stickmen. The Stickmen finished the season in 7th place so they play the #2 seed Playa's at the Down Lo this Thursday. The #3 Outlaws play the Damned.

The Rack Pack were playing the Oasis Bulldogs last week at the Down Lo. It wasn't pretty, but it almost didn't happen. The Pack were down a bunch of players. The score at the half was 10-2 thanks to Keith and Chris Urbach's 3-0 victories to start the night. Brenon and Steve each got 2 wins to help their squad. Phylicia and Brennon got the beer frame against Mike D. and Gary, 2-0. Phylicia played in the 5th spot and won 2-1. The Rack Pack didn't have a 6th player, and the Bulldogs did, so the Oasis got 3 free points. Both teams didn't have a 7th player, so it was a double-forfeit - zero points to each team for the 7th match. So in the end it was a non-traditional final score of 15-3 Bulldogs. The Bulldogs ended up in first place so they play the #8 seed Down Lo I Cue, making their playoff debut as an expansion team (a la the stinky Vegas Knights in the NHL). Congrats to the I Cue - their record-setting equipment payroll paid off! The match will of course be at the Oasis.

Over at the Oasis, the Down Lo Playa's were taking on Stacy's Original O's. This match was also tied 6-6 at the break. Charles, Walt, and Kevin C. each had 2-1 wins for the Playa's, but Dave Beck tied it for the O's with a 3-0 win. Aaron and Dave Beck beat Kevin and Mikie in the beer frame, 2-0. In the bottom-half it was all O's - Dave Napier and James each got 2-1 wins, and Brian V. finished the regular season with a 3-0 win to get his squad to a 13-8 victory at home. The Playa's ended #2 so they play the #7 Stickmen, the O's ended #4 seed so they play their #5 seed barmates, the Dragons.

For the record, the Playa's and the Outlaws were tied at the end of everything - and I mean really tied. They had the same amount of season points (306). They had identical season win/loss records (impressive 20-4's). What about head-to-head season series results? First match was an 11-10 Playa's win, second match was an 11-10 Outlaws win. As close as you could get: 21-21. Okay, beer frame wins - nope, teams traded BFW's. So all that was left was a physical tie breaker. We offered a one match captain vs. captain playoff, a lag, or a coin flip. In the end, a coin flip was picked. That happened Monday night at the Oasis. Scott flipped it, Mike Karol called it, and Kevin Lombard (and others) witnessed it. Mike called tails, it came up heads. So Playa's came out #2 seed, Outlaws #3.

So here's the Round #1 playoff schedule for May 10th:

#1 seed Oasis Bulldogs vs. #8 seed Down Lo I Cue - Oasis, Table #1 - 7:00pm

#2 seed Down Lo Playa's vs. #7 seed Down Lo Stickmen - Down Lo, Table #10 - 7:00pm

#3 seed Oasis Outlaws vs. #6 seed Down Lo Damned - Oasis, Table #2 - 7:00pm

#4 seed Oasis Original O's vs. #5 seed Oasis Dragons - Oasis, Table #4 - 7:00pm

A couple playoff rules: 

Eligible players need to have played in 6 nights during the season - any combination of just beer frame nights or regular match nights. A beer frame match and a regular match in the same night does not constitute 2 'nights' towards the 6. It would still be just 1 'night'. Ineligible players result in MATCH forfeits (not individual) so be careful!

The home team (higher seed) still puts players up on the sheet first, then the visitor matches. The home captain only needs to put up one player at a time (not the first 4 like in the regular season). I know, I know.

Call your shots more obviously than usual. At the same time, don't question the shooter once he is down and ready to stroke: Let it go - 99.9% of the time he/she is going to be honest about where the shot was intended. Stay seated or in a consistent spot away from the table. No conversations with players playing their match. Before picking up a ball in hand - double check with your opponent/their captain. Call neighboring captain from another table over as a hopefully neutral referee if needed. Try calling me if you need to (966-5632). Beer frames are optional - decided between captains (maybe just one game?). Finally - relax! Money is not at stake here.

The emails have been sent out including a link to download the latest, and final, stats and standings. It will also be posted at the Oasis as usual. Note the tie in the top of the Top Shooters list - we'll address that soon. If you want to double check your stats to make sure you did or didn't make the Top Shooter list, please do so ASAP, and let me know ASAP. Even a game here or there could make a difference! Let me know if you see anything.

 

Good luck! More on the top shooters later.

-Scott-


Two weeks left!
Apr 25, 2018, 4:33 pm

April 25th update:

All sheets are in - stats and standings are up to date. Just got the Eagles vs. Rack Pack score sheet, so I'll update the stats list and Top Shooter numbers here shortly.

Here's what happened in Week #24:


In a pivotal match to decide the 8th and final playoff spot, the 8th place I Cue were hosting the 9th place Duffy's at the Down Lo. Sean Higgins and Jeremy Hedlund each had 3-0 wins for Down Lo to help them get to a definitive 14-7 win against Ed and his crew. Matt V. and Dave got the beer frame, too - beating Evan and Kevin 2-0. This puts I Cue up 16 points on Duffy's, and 18 over Team Chaos, but the I Cue hasn't had their bye week yet, meaning the Duffy's squad, and Team Chaos, will have 2 weeks to make up the difference to I Cue's 1 week. We'll see! Either way it was a big win to help the I Cue's chances.

The Outlaws also had a big win. They were out at the Tackle Box last week. Kenny Duff and Kevin L. each got 3 wins, the rest of the team got 2's. Gregg didn't have a final Alligator Humper to play against so the Outlaws got 3 the free way. Final Score: Outlaws 16, T-Box 5. Kevin and Tree beat Cody and Ricky for the beer frame honors. 

In a much closer match, the Damned were home welcoming in the Oasis Team Chaos. It was all Chaos in the first half as Rich Jr.'s 3-0 win got his team to an 8-4 lead at the break. Tony and Satyr beat Bill and Junior in the beer frame, 2-1. Bill then came up and got 2 more for his visiting team to get the Chaos to the hill, 10-5. But Scott and Derek came through big in the final two matches and scored 3 each to get the Damned the necessary 6 points to get them to a come-from-behind 11-10 victory. 

In another nail biter, the Playa's squeeked out an 11-10 victory over the Dragons at Oasis last week. Charles Lintz got all 3 (of course), but then Rob C. got all 3 of his in the 2nd spot. Steve got 2 more for the Dragons, but Mikie Lietner came right back and scored 3 for the Playa's to make the score 7-5 Playa's at the break. In the beer frame, Jeff and Leo beat Steve H. and Krad 2-1 for the free round. The Dragons stormed back in the bottom-half - Steve Hambek and John Chamberlain each got 2 out of 3 to make it 9-9 going into the last match. It was Krad vs. Kevin Cibart. Krad got the first one to make it 10-9, but Kevin rallied back and got the next two to make the final score 11-10 Playa's on the road.

The Original O's were facing off their barmates, the Bulldogs, in week 24. It was all Bulldogs to start - Brenon got all 3 and Keith, Phylicia, and Chris got 2's to make it 9-3 at the break. James and Brian did manage to beat Ed and Steve in the beer frame, 2-1. Steve stayed at the table and got another 2 for his club, and Dennis B. got all 3 of his to make the score 14-4 going into the final match. Tommy got all 3 for his O's to make the final score a semi-respectable 14-7 Bulldog win.

The Eagles hosted the Rack Pack last Thursday. In yet another very close match, the two teams were tied 6-6 at the Beer Frame. Mike D. and the Deuce beat Terry and Chuck 2-0 for the free beer on the Eagles. In the bottom-half teams traded 2-1 wins just like the first-half - neither team had a 3-0 match. In the end it was the home club with the victory - Eagles 11, Rack Pack 10.

The Stickmen were on their bye week.

The Outlaws have the week off this week, and as mentioned the I Cue have the last week off (May 3rd). That's right - just 2 (or one!) week left for the season! Playoffs are just around the corner. Make sure all your guys are playoff eligible, and top shooter eligible if applicable. Last chance to make a move! Good luck!

-Scott-

 


April 9th Update
Apr 9, 2018, 4:47 pm

April 9th - 5:00pm

 

All score sheets are entered, and the website is up to date.

Once I have a little bit more time, I'll print up and email the usual documents. Hopefully I'll have time for recaps and the online Top Shooter list as well.

More info to come....

-Scott-


Week #18 and Week #19 updates
Mar 20, 2018, 9:56 pm

"This game is cruel. It's not going to give you the right to feel good. You're going to have to go earn it." Curtis Brown (on hockey, but easily relatable to pool)

Still waiting for a score sheet from a March 15th match - the Oasis Original O's vs the Oasis Dragons (2 home teams 20 feet from the score sheet box)....

 I got two weeks to catch up and report on in the meantime....

March 8th Matches:

I Cue was home and lost to the Original O's, 9-12. The I Cue had an 8-4 lead in the first half, but they lost the beer frame 2-1 as Sean Higgins and Howie couldn't beat Joel and Dave Beck. After that, the O rattled off 6 wins with 3-0 victories by Dave Beck and Tommy. One of Tommy's wins was via an 8-ball break-and-run. Paul Wall got 1 against Joel in the final match for the lone point on the bottom of the scoresheet.

Over at the Tackle Box, the Oasis Bulldogs pulled off the equivalent of a baseball no-hitter as they completely blanked the hosts 21-0. Obviously all the Bulldogs got 3-0 wins - Keith, Brennon, Chris, Ed, Phylicia, Dennis, and Ty. To make it worse, the Bulldogs swept the beer frame 2-0 as Dennis and Brennon beat Joe and Charlie. 

It was a Down Lo match up as the Playa's were 'home' versus the Stickmen. The teams were tied 6-6 at the break. Cele led off the night in the first spot with a very big 3-0 win, but Jason Colabove equalized that by kicking Scott's ass 3-0. Larry and Kevin beat Santos and Keith in the beer frame. In the bottom half, Santos led off with 2 wins in the 5th spot to put the Stickmen in the lead 8-7, but good ole' Kevin Cibart and Leo shot 6th and 7th and got all 3 of their matches to put the Playa's up for good, 13-8. One of Kevin's matches was an 8-ball break-and-run - his 2nd of the season.

Duffy's was in a dog fight with the Down Lo Damned as the Damned took a 150 foot road trip to the one-and-only Duffy's Tavern. Teams were tied 6-6 at the break. Most first-half matches were 2-1, but Sean K. got all 3 of his matches. Derek and Sean beat Ed and Prana in the Beer Frame 2-1 to get the road win. Derek got all 3 of his games in the 6th spot to get his Damned to the hill and 10 points to Duffy's 8 points. The night came down to Steve Swim and Casey Jo's 7th frame. Steve got the first 2 games to tie it at 10-10, but Casey Jo came through in the 21st game to get her Damned to 11 points. Duffy's ended with 10.

 The Outlaws welcomed in the Eagles over at the Oasis on March 8th. The Outlaws were up big at the half, 10-2. Tree and Kevin Lombard got 3-0 wins in the top half, while Izzy and Mike Brandt got 2-1 victories. Chris and Chuck pulled out the road Beer Frame win against Mike Karol and DJ, beating them 2-1. In the bottom-half, the Eagles made it very respectable as Chuck got 1 and Bobbo got 2 out of 3. The Outlaws failed to field a 7th player so 3 free points to the Eagles. Final score: Outlaws 13, Eagles 8. 

Team Chaos was 'home' as they hosted the 'visiting' Oasis Dragons. Walter and Steve had 3-0 wins for the Dragons during the night. Rich and Russ beat Steve and Walt in the Beer Frame, 2-0. Final score: Dragons 13, Chaos 8.

The Rack Pack were on their 2nd and final bye week for March 8th.

 

March 15th Matches: 

The I Cue were on the road over at the Eagles Clubhouse last week. The hosts were very generous and gave the I Cue just 12 points to their 9. Dave got 3 for the 'Cue in the 3rd spot but Terry came back and got all 3 of his matches for the Eagles making it 8-4 I Cue at the break. Bobby V. and Alan made Paul get his wallet out as they got the home win against Matt V. and Kai in the Beer Frame, 2-1. Donny got all 3 of his games in the 6th spot to help his team get to 9 points.

The Stickmen were home at the Down Lo hosting the Oasis Team Chaos. The Stickmen were up big in the first half, 9-3, thanks to Cele's 3-0 win in the leadoff spot, and Wheeze's 3-0 win in the 3rd spot. Madsack and Santos couldn't beat Bill and Russ in the Beer Frame, 2-0. The Chaos fought back in the bottom half as Bill and Barney got 2-1 wins, but Madsack finished things off with his own 2-1 win. Final score: Stickmen 13, Chaos 8.

The Down Lo Playa's were hosting the Duffy's Tavern on March 15th. The Playa's handled Duffy's pretty well, beating them 14-7. Charles got his usual 3-0 win leading things off for the Down Lo. The only other 3-0 win didn't come until the final match as Leo got his opponent 3-0. Jason and Kevin beat Kevin K. and Ice Cream 2-1 for the home Beer Frame win.

The Outlaws were home at the Oasis hosting the Down Lo Rack Pack last week. It was pretty close at the half as the Outlaws were only up 7-5. Kenny Duff led off with a 3-0 victory, but Rack Pack Pat got all 3 of his games in the 3rd spot making it much closer. Tree and Mike Brandt beat Gary and Mike D. 2-1 for the Beer Frame honors. In the bottom-half, Tree, Mike B., and Mike K. each got 2-1 victories to get the Outlaws a 13-8 win at home.

The Damned won big as they hosted the Tackle Box Alligator Humpers, 17-4. Tony, Curt, Goran, and Sean each had 3-0 wins. Satyr's 2-1 win in the 4th match secured the win in the first half, 11-1. Tony and Satyr beat Joe and Evan in the beer frame, 2-0. 

As mentioned, still waiting for Brian Vignon's score sheet from March 15th. Obviously without these score sheets the standings and statistics are not complete or accurate. I'll update and post once the score sheet is turned in.

The Bulldogs were resting after their 'no-hitter' - they had a bye week March 15th.

The Down Lo Damned have the bye week for March 22nd.

Everyone else - good luck! Drive safely in the rain.

Want to see how the Down Lo's Wednesday night money pool league is going? Interested to see which of your league-mates are playing for the cash? Check out the website by clicking HERE.

-Scott- 


March 6th Update
Mar 6, 2018, 8:17 pm

Hey everyone. Hope the season is going well. We're more than half way done, in fact just 9 more games left - just 8 if you haven't had your 2nd-half bye week yet! Dang! I'll start getting things updated more frequently now that scoreboard watching is more important this time of year. Remember, for playoffs, players need to have competed in six (6) nights for your squad to be eligible - any combination of match nights or beer frame nights. And for Top Shooters, you must play in 75% of the year's total games possible. So keep those in mind as the end of the season nears.

Stats and standings are all up-to-date. A copy of the stats and standings will be emailed out as well as posted at the Oasis.

All the matches last week (march 1st) were either at the Oasis or the Down Lo. Here's what happened:

The Bulldogs were home at the Oasis hosting the Duffy's Tavern crew. It was all 'Dogs in the first half as they went into the beer frame with a 10-2 lead. Ice Cream salvaged the 2 points for Duffy's, but Brenon, Keith, and Phylicia got all 3 of their matches. Ed Theis and Kevin beat Steve and Ty for the beer frame win, 2-0. Captain Steve got 2 in the 5th spot and Dennis got all 3 in the 6th to get Oasis to 15. Steve Swim got 2 in the final match to wrap up the night. Final score: 16-5 Bulldogs.

Also at the Oasis, Team Chaos was hosting the I Cue club from Down Lo. I Cue was up huge in the front side, 10-2, thanks to Matt V. and Dave L.'s 3-0 matches. But the tide turned starting in the beer frame as George and Bill beat Paul T. and Jack 2-0. George stayed at the table and got 3 wins for himself, and Russ and Bill finished off the night each with 2-1 matches for Oasis. The final score was much better than it could have been for Team Chaos - 'just' a 12-9 win by the Down Lo kids.

The Outlaws beat the Original O's 13-8 last week in a heavyweight Oasis vs. Oasis match. Izzy and Greggy Bear each had 3-0 wins to help the Outlaws. Tree and DJ beat Stacy and Joel in the beer frame 2-0. Mike Karol finished the night with a 2-1 win to get his team to 13 points. His Outlaws are in 3rd place, just a couple points behind the Bulldogs. Props to Kevin Lombard and Kenny Duff - they each had 8-ball break-and-runs in their match last week versus Team Chaos. 

The Stickmen were one of the 3 Down Lo teams at home last week. They were taking on the Oasis Dragons in a crucial 'middle of the standings' battle. The Stickmen were up 7-5 at the break. Scott got all 3 of his games to help the Stickpeople take the lead. Wendy and Keith teamed up in the beer frame and beat Sid and Johnny 2-1 for the honors. In the bottom half it was Wendy with a 3-0 win, and Keith with a 2-1 victory. The Dragons failed to field a 7th player so they gave the Down Lo 3 free points to make it a 15-6 Stickmen win.

Over on Table 10, the Playa's were 'home' taking on their barmates, the Damned. The Playa's were also up big at the break, leading 10-2. Chef Jason and Larry each got 3-0 victories, Jeff and Charles each got 2-1 wins. In the beer frame, Kevin and Larry beat Satyr and Sean 2-0 for the free beer. Sean and Scott battled back in the 5th and 6th spot, each with 2-1 wins, but Kevin Cibart was anchor and won all 3 of his games. Final score: 15-6 Playa's.

The Rack Pack were also home at the Down Lo, taking on the Tackle Box on table #7. The 'Box was up 8-4 after the first four matches. Bob Cody got all 3 of his games, Ricky and Charlie each got 2-1 wins to help the cause. Samoan Joe and Evan beat Drew and Rob in the beer frame, 2-0. In the bottom-half the Alligator Humpers kept pouring it on - Pops got a 2-1 win, and Evan got all 3 of his games. Paul chipped in 1 more in the last match to make it a 14-7 victory.

The Eagles had their 2nd and final bye last week. The Rack Pack have the night off this week. 

Good luck to everyone else! See you Wednesday or Thursday!

-Scott-

 


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: www.chicosummerleague.com
  • 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.

 

-Scott- 


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