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Top Shooter!
Jul 30, 2019, 3:50 pm



Congratulations to our 2019 Charles Lintz Top Shooter Champion - Charles Lintz!






2018-2019 Champions!
Jun 26, 2019, 1:54 pm

It's official - the Down Lo Playa's are your 2018-2019 CMPL Champions!

In what started as a lopsided match, the Playa's were up 5 to 1 after Charles got 3 wins and Kevin got 2. Soon it was 10-2 Playa's and it looked like it was over. But the Outlaws didn't think so. Mike Karol came to the table and got all 3 of his games. Then it was Gregg's turn - he got all three of his games to get the outlaws back to 10-8. Next up was Ricky vs. Bill Durham. Ricky won the first match to get it to 10-9! Bill came back strong in game 2 and won it and got the championship point. So we had an actual drama--free, professional, gentlemanly finals everyone could enjoy. It was a great match, both teams played incredible.

We'll award the Playa's their 1st place trophy on Saturday, the Outlaws will get their 2nd place trophy, and the Bulldogs (who beat the Original O's) will get their 3rd place trophy.

Next up is the Charles Lintz Top Shooter tournament. It's on Thursday, June 27th, at the Down Lo starting at 7pm. Kenny can't make it this year, so the first alternate Jeff Jacobsen, moves from the 9th spot into the tournament. So here's the matchups for Thursday:

Charles vs. Jeff Jacobsen

Kevin vs. Dave Back

Dennis Bruch vs. Joel Russo

Cele vs. Goran

Again, Down Lo - 7pm - Thursday 6/27


Pool Party and Awards Banquet!

THIS Saturday, June 29th - 1:00pm, Down Lo!

'Samoan Joe' is on the food, Down Lo's got the free beer, and Meredith and I have the great prizes. I even have a brand new Predator cue with a Revo shaft! Plus of course many other prizes. If you have a donation for the raffle,please let me know or bring it on Saturday.


See you Thursday and Saturday!




Jun 20, 2019, 12:18 am

Round #2 Playoff Recap:

There will be a new Champion this year. The Down Lo Playa's (#1 Seed) soundly beat last year's champions the Original O's of Oasis (#4 seed) at the Down Lo by a score of 11-3. Charles got all 3 again off of Aaron Rooney, Troy got all 3 off Stacy, and Bill got the first game in the 3rd match to get the Playa's out to a 7-0 start. Dave Napier came back and got the next two off of Bill, but that was pretty much Oasis' lone highlight. Kevin got 2 out of 3 against Dave B., one via an 8-ball break-and-run, and Jason wrapped things up against Joel, 2-0 (one by a break-and-run). Playa's to the Championship, Original O's to the 3rd/4th place match.

Over at the Oasis, it was an opposite story - it was as close as it can get - down to the final ball in the final 7th match. The Outlaws (#2 seed) were taking on the #3 seed Bulldogs. Neither team had a 3-0 shooter - every game went 2-1. Urbach beat Ricky, Dennis beat Lombard, Kenny beat Brenon, Tree defeated Phylicia (Tree had a break-and-run), Bulldog beat Ed, Ty beat Gregg, and Mike Karol beat Steve Smith in a finale captain vs. captain match which, again, came down to both players on the 8 ball in the final game. Mike Karol got it giving them an 11-10 win and moving the Outlaws on to the Championship vs. The Playa's. The Bulldogs take on the Original O's for 3rd place.


So here's the final night's lineup, Thursday June 20th:


#1 Seed Playa's vs. #2 Seed Outlaws - Down Lo, 7:00pm, Table #10


3rd/4th Place Match

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



Top Shooter Tournament - June 27th at the Down Lo, 7:00pm

Pool Party - June 29th at the Down Lo, 1:00pm



Good luck to the shooters, everyone else - come down and watch!



Playoffs - Round 1 Update
Jun 12, 2019, 5:06 pm

Round #1 of the playoffs is in the books. Here's what happened:

The #1 Seed Playa's beat the #8 seed Dragons 11-5. They did it so efficiently Kevin Cibart didn't even have to play. Jeff was the only player on the night to get all 3 games. Charles, Bill, and Jason all got 2 out of 3. Joe Gall got 1 out of 1 to win it for Down Lo. The Playa's now go on to play against the Oasis Original O's at the Down Lo Thursday night.

The #2 seed Outlaws were playing against their in-bar rival the #7 seed Hateful 8. The Outlaws won 11-6 to get them into the 2nd round. The Outlaws now go on to play the Oasis Bulldogs.

The #3 seed Bulldogs beat the #6 seed Duffy's Tavern by an impressive 11-2 margin. Prana and Ian were the only Duffy's players to score a point, while Phylicia and Brenon won all three of their matches, and Ed Bowers and Urbach got 2 out of 3. Ty Kaye got 1 out of 1 with the clinching game winner. 

The #4 and #5 seed matchup was the closest of the night. It featured last year's champions in a barn-burner against the Down Lo Damned. They needed all the frames and all 7 players. The O-Team was up 10-8 needing just one more win in the final show down - James V. vs. Derek S. The Damned's Derek got the first game to make it 11-9 Down Lo, but James came back in game 2 with a win to seal the deal and send the O-Team on to fight another day. 

So Thursday, June 13th looks like this:

#1 seed Playa's vs #4 seed Original O's at Down Lo, Table #10, 7:00pm

#2 seed Outlaws vs. #3 seed Bulldogs at Oasis, Table #1, 7:00pm


The winners play each other in the Championship, the losers play each other for 3rd/4th place honors, both on June 20th.

The Charles Lintz Top Shooter Tournament will be on Thursday, June 27th, at the Down Lo.

The End-of-the-year Pool Party is still on the same date: Saturday, June 29th, at the Down Lo, 1:00pm.


Come down and catch the excitement Thursday night at the bar of your choice - Oasis or Down Lo.


May 29, 2019, 5:01 pm



It's playoff time!

Believe it or not, but the website has been updated with all the final matches entered! The green, left-hand column has all the links to the updated sections: statistics, final standings, Top Shooter list, and beer frame leaders (soon). I emailed everyone on my list this same post and included a final printout of the individual stats, top shooter list, and final standings you can print/view yourself.

The final week went down to the wire as teams were fighting to get in the top 8 or to stay in the top 8. Luckily, we didn't end up with any tied teams or individual Top Shooters to have to deal with. The Stickmen were on the bubble in the 8th spot, with a 7 point lead over the Oasis Dragons in the 9th spot. The Stickmen had to have a decent night against the Oasis Bulldogs, and the Dragons had to have a medium/poor night at Duffy's to keep things the same. The Stickmen ended up having the sucky night (just 5 wins) and the Dragons came through with a huge 15-6 win over Duffy's, catapulting the Dragons into the playoffs and subsequently knocking the Stickmen 3 points out of 8th place. Staci Owens might have been elected MVP of the night as she scored 3 wins herself to get that needed seperation.

The Dragons now have the honor of playing the #1 Seed Down Lo Playa's, who ended up with a 2-point standings lead over the Oasis Outlaws. The #2 Outlaws will play the #7 seed Oasis Hateful 8. The aforementioned Duffy's Tavern stayed in their #6 seed spot despite the big loss, and will play the #3 seed Oasis Bulldogs. The final pairing will be last year's Champs - the #4 seed Oasis Original O's taking on the #5 seed Down Lo Damned. Here's how it looks:

Round 1 - Thursday, May 30th - 7:00pm:

#1 Seed Playa's vs. #8 Seed Dragons -  Down Lo - Table #10
#2 Seed Outlaws vs. #7 Seed Hateful 8 - Oasis - Table #1
#3 Seed Bulldogs vs. #6 Seed Duffy's - Oasis - Table #2
#4 Seed Original O's vs. #5 Seed Damned - Oasis - Table #4

I'll be asking around more, but a lot of people have brought up concerns over having the playoffs (Round 2) on June 6th - Chico High and PV Grad nights. Some players even have their own kids graduating, or work will be very busy for them because of it being grad night. So it's being proposed that we move the playoffs out one week, as well as the Top Shooter Tournament, but keep the pool party the same - on June 29th. I'll ask around and see what the consensus is, and let everyone know. But tentatively, skipping June 6th seems the best idea. But we'll see.

If you're out of the playoffs, like us, come down and have a beer on Wheezel. We'll be watching from the sidelines at Down Lo and Oasis, cheering on our favorite team(s) - come and do the same! For those in the playoffs - good luck and keep it clean - COMMUNICATE with your opponent to avoid huge problems - i.e. ASK before picking up a ball in hand.



Everything Up To Date
May 8, 2019, 12:31 am

Not sure what I suck more at - pool, or pool league management. I'm thinking the latter somehow.

Sorry, I've been ultra busy and haven't been able to keep up, but alas, I finally found a few minutes to get it done.

So it's done for now - all entered and current.

Three weeks left. Remember, the last two weeks are make up weeks from November 8th and 15th. They will be played May 16th and 23rd.

Good luck this week - go Sharks!


February 27th Update
Feb 28, 2019, 6:12 pm

Everthing is in from last week, February 21st so it's all current. Half the teams won, the other half lost.

Good luck!


February 17th Update
Feb 17, 2019, 8:02 pm

I wanted to do a more personal and complete posting for this player, but I'm still waiting for some pictures and details to make it complete and worth the time it deserves. But the more I wait, the further it gets behind. I need to pass on the sad news that Bob Burleson has passed away at 90 years of age. He left us on January 8th, 2019 here in Chico. Besides being an amazing person, his accomplishments on the pool table - both competing and teaching - have gone unmatched. He was a long time manager and instructor at the Down Lo (aka Players, Dino's, etc.). I was only able to see him for a fairly short time at the beginning of my pool years, so I'm sure there are many who have started after me who may not know who he is or what he has done for our sport here locally. He was a true professional, leader, and ambassador for our sport in the Northstate. You would have to talk to some of the seasoned veterans in our league to truly get the details I can't begin to list here. Talking just to Charles alone gave me plenty of insights to who he was for our sport. I'm sure there are many more who would chime in, so please - in respect to Mr. Burleson - honor his memory by asking those veterans in our league what he meant to them.

Rest in peace, Bob. 


Current League News - February 17th Update

Scores are all in! We are 100% up to date, except for the Tackle Boxes individual stats, which is next on my list. Team standings are current, as well as the individual leaderboards.

Top teams: The Outlaws are starting to pull away just a little bit. They now have a narrow 7 point separation from the 2nd place team(s) with 166 points. Those four teams behind them are essentially in a tie for 2nd place. They are only separated by 5 points between all of them. Bulldogs at 159, Playa's at 158, Oasis O's at 157, and The Damned right there at 154 points - in 5th place but just a dozen points away from 1st! Then comes the next tier: Duffy's in 6th, Stickmen in 7th, and I Cue in the 8th spot. 

Top shooters: Kevin Cibart sits at the top with an amazing 96.7% win percentage! Unheard of for this late in the season. And it's not that he's only played a handful of matches - he's played 10 nights out of a maximum 12 nights. He's only lost one game (29/30). Charles Lintz has played in every game this year, which is amazing in itself. He sits in second place currently at 86.1% (31/36), Kenny Duff at 83.3% in third (25/30), Celestino in 4th place at 80.6% (all 12 nights - 29/36), Dennis Bruch in 5th - 80% (24/30), Kelly T Cibart in 6th - 76.7% (23/30), Goran and Kevin Lombard tied for 7th place - 74.1% (20/27), and Sean Krueger of The Damned in 8th place - 73.3% (22/30). Granted this lists skips a couple of shooters just out of the 75% played requirement (9 nights), which could change as soon as next week. 

Break-and-Runners: We had three 8-ball break-and-runs last week, and they all happened downtown - two happened on the same table. Surprisingly it doesn't happen more often at Duffy's with their large pockets, but Kevin Kinnell of Duffy's and Scott of the Stickmen each had one to add to their stat sheet column. No, they weren't playing each other, but it did help the night go by faster! Kevin got one of his own downstairs at the Down Lo versus the Bulldogs.

Hope everyone had a good Valentine's Day last Thursday, but now it's back to pool. No more Thursday night 'holidays' until the end of the season. We've also now crossed into the 2nd half of the season - the February 7th matches were the first on the 'downslope' of the schedule. We'll now play the same opponents and same schedule, just at the opposite bar (if applicable). We will also have some matches we haven't had yet due to the Camp fire cancellations in November. Again, those nights (2 weeks of matches) will be added to the end of the season. So I guess technically we’re not quite halfway yet, but close. The calendar will be updated soon with the additional nights, and the push-out of the playoffs/top shooter/pool party/etc.

Good luck this week!



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