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Sep 19, 2013, 4:41 pm

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Welcome to the 2013-2014 Chico Mens Pool League!

 

It's that time of year again - school's back in, football is here, weather's cooling off, and, most importantly - time for a new Pool League season!

The website has been turned over to a new season, 2013-2014. Last year's schedule, results, and stats are still available, you just need to click on the year range at the top of the green column on the left-side of the screen. The 2013-2014 schedule has not been made until we get a final confirmation and payment for the participating bars.

Unless changed at the Captain's meeting for some reason, the first games will start on Thursday, October 17th!

CAPTAINS- A few notes for you:

  • Captain's Meeting - Thursday, October 3rd - 7:00pm at the Oasis. This has been traditionally the day of the meeting for many years now - the first Thursday in October, so please no complaints on the picked day if it doesn't work for you.
  • One captain (or delegated player) from each team may attend to voice concerns, ideas, and to vote on league measures. The alternate delegate should be considered an assistant/co-captain. No bar owners, unless they are a player too.
  • Player's dues will be between $17-$20/player (actual amount will be determined at the meeting). Bar sponsor fees ($40/team) will be collected as well. Team rosters (minimum of 7, max of 11) will be submitted at that time. Either collect your players and bars dues prior and bring to the meeting, or pay for it yourself and have your team pay you back later. All rosters need to include players first and last name, phone number, and email. Blank 2013-2014 roster sheets are available to download in the 'downloads' section in the green column to the left. One version is in .pdf (print and fill out by hand), the other in Excel (fill in on your computer and print out or email). Pricing could change at the meeting if a motion for it is voiced and passed.
  • We will be utilizing (upon a consensus vote approval at the meeting) our previously modified rules we had in place last season. We will of course vote on new rules or changes at the meeting, and eventually year by year, we will get closer to using the standardized, officially recognized, nationally approved and used BCA Pool League rule book. I'll bring up the motion to use it this year as I have in year's past, but changes are very slow in this league and I don't see it happening this year, again. Both the 2010-2011 CMPL rule book and the BCAPL rule book can be downloaded in it's entirety, from the download section, again in the green left-hand column, for your information and reference. I might be modifying the CMPL rule book before the meeting - I'll post any new versions as I work on it. All captains are strongly encouraged to look it over in detail and share it with your players PRIOR to the meeting, when we will discuss it's contents, pro or con.
  • I would like to get all captains (mandatory) to become a registered user of this site, and encourage all players to do the same. This will make it more efficient to send out information and updates to either captains or players, or both. I will have a laptop available at the meeting, or you can do it now - black tab near the top of the screen - "Create User Account". Obviously it's free, spam-free, and safe.
  • Please contact me in advance if you have any questions/concerns that will inevitably turn into powder kegs at the meeting. We will discuss and resolve it prior, or find a way to discuss it civilly at the meeting.
  • I will post a basic agenda for the meeting in the downloads section, left-hand column, shortly.

I have my concerns and points to bring up at the meeting, as I'm sure many of you do, too. Players (non-captains): don't forget if you want to have items brought up, talk to your captain, or become a registered user of this site and visit the 'forums' (left-hand column) where there is a thread for 'Suggestions For Next Season' (this season).

The core subject for the meeting will be how to make the rules more standardized and concrete, to cover any or all situations, to make the game less stressful for everyone involved. In the past we were a simple league with simple rules, but now that we have moved into a more technical, rules-driven league, we need to make it more standardized. Please remember, this is a gentlemen's game, and superseding all rules is the core values of sportsmanship, recreation, and fun.

Thanks for your time in reading this - hopefully you're looking forward to the upcoming season as much as I am. Again, please contact me if you have any questions: scotta@chicomenspoolleague.com or chicomenspoolleague@gmail.com

-Scott-


2012-2013 Pool League Party
Jun 25, 2013, 9:23 am

2012-2013 Season is finally in the books. Hope everyone had a fun time at the Pool Party - thank you to our hosts, the Durham Empire Club. In 2014, we're back in Chico at the Oasis. Congratulations to Eagles player James Skellenger. He was the big winner of the Meucci cue and case. Couldn't have gone to a better person - he's only played a handfull of games this season, and didn't have his own cue. So the lucky guy will be starting out with a great cue for next season. He'll have all Summer to practice with it! I threw a few of the pool party pictures up here, but you can find the rest in the 'gallery' (left hand column).

Have a good Summer! Don't forget - captains meeting for the 2013-2014 season is coming up on October 3rd, season kicks off on October 17th.

-Scott-

 

On a less lighter note, Kym from the Oasis had her car broken into I think on Saturday night at the Oasis. As she stated in her police report, her car was hacked into behind the Oasis in their parking lot. She had her pool case with her cues stolen, as well as her pool league binder and information. Nothing else was stolen or targeted, but apparently the thief knew she had some good cues in there. One of them was the Dale Perry autographed stick she won at last year's party at the Down Lo. She had another one stolen, but I can't remember the details of it. I will try to post more information once I get it from her. She gave me her phone number to post - 518-4018 - to call if you hear or see anything. That cue shouldn't be too hard to spot, so let her know once you find it.


Top Shooter!
Jun 21, 2013, 9:14 am

 Congratulations to the 2012-2013 Top Shooter - Charles Lintz!

 

It was a line up of the best shooters in town for sure. Many on hand saying this was the best group of top shooters they've seen in a long time. All the games were a race to 3, single elimination, winner take all ($100 and a trophy). Here's what happened-

In round 1, Kevin Cibart defeated Gregg Taylor 3-0. On table 5, Dennis Bruch (the 2nd alternate - Mike Brandt was sick, and Yang was in China) was taking on James Williams of the Empire. James won 3-0. On table 10, Mike Karol beat Leo 3-1. In a very close match, Charles defeated Steve Hambek 3-2 on table 5.

In the 2nd round, it was Kevin vs. James, and Mike Karol vs. Charles. James defeated Kevin 3-1, and Charles beat Mike Karol 3-0.

That set up the championship on table #8 - James vs. Charles. Charles got the first game, but James came right back to tie it at 1 a piece. Then Charles went on a two-game run and took home the championship with a 3-1 victory. So once again, congratulations to Charles - our 2012-2013 Top Shooter!

Okay - that's it for the 2012-2013 season. It's finally over! Just one thing left to do - party! The pool party and awards banquet is THIS SATURDAY - JUNE 22nd! Empire Club in Durham, starting at 1:00pm. Free beer, free pool, free food, TONS of raffle prizes, and lots of fun. If you have a raffle prize to donate, bring it with you - anything is good! See you there!

-Scott-

 


2012-2013 CMPL Champions!
Jun 17, 2013, 3:38 pm

Congratulations to the 2012-2013 Chico Mens Pool League champions - the Down Lo Playa's!

 

In a very close match, the Down Lo Playa's hosted the Down Lo Diamondbacks. It was the #1 seed vs, the #2 seed. Charles started off the night with a 3-0 win, but Mike Karol came back with a 3-spot of his own. Mike Brandt followed him with 2 more points, but Kevin came back with 2 as well. So after 4 matches, the score was tied 6-6. Larry got 2 for the Playa's, as Rusty got 1 against him, which made the score a close 8-7 Playa's lead. Dwayne decided not to let anybody else on his team play (we think Leo was on deck), and 'selfishly' won all 3 of his games to put it away for the Playa's. Final score: Playa's 11, Diamondbacks 7. Congratulations to both teams - great job 2nd place Diamondbacks.

Ok - this is it - the final week of the 2012-2013 season! We have the Top Shooter tournament on this Thursday at the Down Lo, then the pool party in Durham on Saturday! Speaking of Top Shooters - here's the 'Monster' line up facing off this week:

 

 

James Williams - Empire Club

Leo Oviedo - Down Lo Playa's

Mike Karol - Down Lo Diamondbacks

Kevin Cibart - Down Lo Playa's

Steve Hambek - Oasis Dragons

Charles Lintz - Down Lo Playa's

Gregg Taylor - Down Lo Diamondbacks

Mike Brandt, Sr. - Down Lo Diamondbacks

1st Alternate - Zhaoyang Wang - Down Lo Damned Loungers

2nd Alternate - Dennis Bruch - Oasis Bulldogs

3rd Alternate - Shawn Bell - Duffy's Tavern

 

As you can see, it's a great list. It should be a great tournament! Come down and check it out - Thursday night, 7:00pm at the Down Lo.

If not there, then we'll see you on Saturday, June 22nd at 1:00pm at the Empire Club in Durham for the party and awards. and food. and prizes. and free beer. and pool. and fun. and...

 

-Scott-

 


Playoff Update
Jun 13, 2013, 12:44 pm

The 3rd/4th Place match was played last Thursday at the Oasis. It wasn't too close in the first half as the Bulldogs were up 8-4 thanks to Ty and Chris getting 3 wins each, but in the bottom half the Damned Loungers made a game out of it and almost took home the trophy. Yuli and Yang, the famed 'Chinese Connection' were not available, so it was up to Dave Larabee, Pat, and Tom. Dave and Pat each got 2 wins for the Loungers which made it 10-8 Oasis. Tom A came to the table and got a break and run in the 7th spot to make it 10-9, but Brenon got the next game to get them to 11 points and give the Oasis the title of 2012-2013 3rd Place team. They will get a team and individual trophies next Saturday at the pool party in Durham. Congratulations to both teams for a great year.

This Thursday (tonight) is the Championship as the Down Lo Playa's take on the Down Lo Diamondbacks. It should be a great matchup as both teams have some top shooters in their line up. More than likely it will come down to which team has the most depth on their roster, which was evident in the aforementioned 3rd/4th place match up - they needed all 7 of their players. So come down and check out the action. It will be happening on table #10 at the Down Lo (probably the worst table for spectators, so get there early for a good spot) starting at 7:00pm.

Don't forget - Top Shooter tournament next Thursday, also at the Down Lo, starting at 7:00pm. There will be 2 tables used for the preliminary rounds, tables #5 and #10. The championship will happen on table #8. 

The trophies have been ordered, the meat is marinating, the raffle prizes are being purchased, the keg has been delivered - everything is set for next Saturday's Pool Party and Awards Banquet (June 22nd, 1:00pm). This is what you paid your dues for - come and take advantage of the free pool, free beer, and free food! Save your money for the raffle prizes, I got some good ones. Here's a sneak peak at one of them:

 

 Meucci Original 84-4 White Cue and Case!

 

I still need more raffle prizes, and that's where you come in. PLEASE - if you have one, or know someone that can donate one, help me out! More prizes = more money for OUR league.

I'll be at the Down Lo tonight (and next Thursday) if you have any questions. See you there!

-Scott-


Playoff report
Jun 5, 2013, 9:05 am

The final four played their matches last week to see who went on to the Championship, and who went on to the third/fourth place match. 

The Diamondbacks were home playing the visiting Oasis Bulldogs. It was pretty much all Diamondbacks as they got 9 points from their first 4 shooters. Mike Karol got all 3 and Kenny, Brandt, Greg, and Izzy got 2 out of 3 each. Final score: 11-4 D-Backs. The Diamondbacks will be heading on to the Championship match, at the Down Lo's main table (#8), on June 13th at 7:00pm.

The Playa's were also home at the Down Lo playing their bar mates, the Damned Loungers. This match was a little closer, but the Playa's prevailed in the end by an 11-7 score. Leland was the only player to score all 3 wins, as Jason, Larry, and Leo scored 2 each. Tony and Dave Larabee each scored 2 points for the #5 seeded team in a losing effort. The Playa's will then move on to play the Diamondbacks in the Championship, again, at the Down Lo on June 13th, 7:00pm, table #8.

The two losers from last week (Bulldogs and Loungers) will face off in the third/fourth place match which will be held at the Oasis since the Bulldogs are the higher seeded team. This will be played at the main table by the bar, starting at 7:00pm, Thursday June 7th.

And as your filling out those calendars, be sure to note that the Top Shooter Tournament will be held on June 20th (Thursday night, 7:00pm) at the Down Lo. Let me know if you are one of those top 8 players and can't make it so I can get in contact with the alternate(s), the #9 and #10 shooters, and get them prepared. Either way, those alternates should be there and ready to go in case somebody doesn't make it.

And last but not least, the Pool Party and Awards Banquet will be at the Durham Empire Club on the Saturday after the Top Shooter tourney - Saturday, June 22nd starting at 1:00pm. Again, raffle prizes are needed so let me know if you know someone who owns a business, or if you got connections somewhere, so you can help me out by hooking me up with a raffle prize. Call me at 966-5632 if you have any questions or leads. Thanks in advance for your help!

Ok, so see you at the Oasis tomorrow night, and the Down Lo the next 2 Thursdays after that.

-Scott-


Round 1 Playoff results
May 30, 2013, 9:47 am

Okay, sorry for the late posting, but here's what happened last Thursday in the first round of the playoffs, in case you haven't heard.

Duffy's got into the playoff's #8 seed by winning the Wild Card Playoff as they beat the Oasis Bankers last Tuesday. They came back to the Down Lo to take on the #1 seed Playa's. It wasn't too pretty for the Duffy's crew - Ed got 2 points, and that was it. The Playa's got to 11 thanks to Charles, Kevin, and Leland's 3-win efforts.

The Diamondbacks were also home at the Down Lo taking on the Eagles at table #5. The #7 seed Eagles got out to a great start as Robin and Larry each got 2 wins to put the Eagles up 4-2. But that was the last points they would get as the D-Backs swept the next 9 games and won 11-4. Mike Brandt, Kenny, and Rusty each got 3-0 wins for the home club.

There were two games held across town at the Oasis, but ironically enough the only 2 score sheets I got were from the games downtown - all 3 of the Oasis teams that were playing at home didn't turn a sheet in so I don't have stats or details for the 2 Oasis matches. I do know the end results, though. 

The #4 seed Oasis O-Team was hosting the #5 seed Down Lo Damned Loungers but according to reports from Stacy, the O didn't fare too well. We think it was an 11-4 or so loss. The Damned Loungers now go on to face the Playa's in the 2nd round, at the Down Lo on table #10, tonight at 7:00pm. 

On the main table at the Oasis, the #3 seed Bulldogs were facing their barmates the #6 seed Dragons. Again, I have even less information to go on for this match but I'm pretty sure the Bulldogs won. If so, the Bulldogs will then travel downtown to take on the Down Lo Diamondbacks on table #5 at 7:00pm.

The third/fourth place game will happen next Thursday, and the Championship the Thursday after that. Then comes Top Shooter tournament, then the pool party/awards banquet.

Come down to the Down Lo tonight and see some great pool action!

-Scott-

 


Wildcard Playoff Results
May 20, 2013, 6:28 pm

It was a great night of pool at the Oasis last Thursday as the bottom 6 teams battled it out for the #8 seed rights. In a party-like atmosphere, three matches took place. These 6 teams, consisted of mainly those players in the league for one reason - to have fun, and it showed as all the games were enjoyed by all in attendance. 

At the main table, the Duffy's crew played the Tackle Box Alligator Humpers. This game ended fairly quickly as Duffy's won 7-1. I don't have the individual results to highlight any of the shooters.

On Table 4, the Empire took on the Oasis Bankers. This one went back and forth as both teams headed to a sudden death game for the final winning 7th point. The Bankers came out victorious 7-6.

On Table 3, the Stickmen were up against the Last Call Rack Pack. This game also went to sudden-death as Madsack cameout victorious in the final match. The Stickmen also won 7-6.

As a result of their dominant game, Duffy's received a 2nd round bye and was invited to the Championship game. 

The Bankers then had to face the Stickmen for round 2 - winner would move on to face the Bankers in the Championship. Teams again went back and forth, but the Bankers came out victorious in the end as they won 7-5. 

So now the Bankers and Duffy's Tavern will duke it out for the #8 seed on Tuesday night. Both teams agreed to play at the Down Lo instead since the only night that worked for everyone was Tuesday, but that's Women's league night at the Oasis. So the teams will play on Table #5 (the middle table) in a 'normal' playoff game in a race to 11 points, not 7. The winner will then come back to the Down Lo to play in the normal playoffs versus the #1 seed Down Lo Playa's, on table #10, on Thursday May 23rd.

Here's the playoff schedule for round 1, again starting on Thursday:

(8) Duffy's or Bankers at the (1) Down Lo Playa's [Table 10]

(7) Eagles at the (2) Down Lo Diamondbacks [Table 5]

(6) Oasis Dragons at the (3) Oasis Bulldogs [Table 1, 3 or 4 – I’ll let you know soon]

(5) Down Lo Damned Loungers at the (4) Oasis O-Team [Table 1, 3 or 4 – I’ll let you know soon]

Single elimination. No beer frames. Race to 11 like usual. Winners play the following week, May 30th, at the highest seeds home bar.

So, here we go! Good luck to the playoff teams. If you're not one of those teams, come down and cheer on your favorite (or root against your nemesis (peacefully)) tomorrow night and Thursday night.

-Scott-


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