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Coming soon...
Oct 9, 2011, 11:16 pm

I'm working on it...trying to get everything online for the new season. Here's a few things that are finished:

  • Captain's meeting complete - no serious injuries
  • 2 new bars, 3 new teams, some relocating
  • Eagles and Crazy Horse Saloon now have a team, Oasis Bankers joining the league, Oasis Nuggets now the Down Lo Diamondbacks. This makes 13 teams!
  • Voted to include and use 9-foot tables in the playoffs and Top Shooter Tournament
  • Top Shooter Tournament: at the Oasis
  • 2011-2012 Pool Party: at the Down Lo (date TBD)
  • Bar Sponsorship fee still $40, individual player dues: $17
  • Getting closer every year to use a standardized BCA rule book - not this year. The existing CMPL rule book has been modified again this year and a new copy is available for download from this site - green, left-hand column 'Downloads' tab. Be sure to get 'CMPL Info and Procedures', the 'CMPL 8-Ball Rules', and arguably most importantly 'Sportsmanship & Communication'.
  • Teams have been formed on this site. Those captains that have submitted rosters (or partials) have been posted. More players to come once fees and rosters are submitted no later than this Thursday (11/13/11)
  • First games: 11/20/11. Note: with 13 teams, each team will have 1 bye week each half

More to come, as soon as I find some time. I've been busy playing on my new glass-rail pool table lately. Check it out:






2011-2012 CMPL Season!
Sep 27, 2011, 6:48 pm



Welcome to the 2011-2012 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, 2011-2012. Last year's schedule (and 2009-2010), 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. All the individual stats for 2010-2011 have been cleared and zeroed, and the 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 20th.

CAPTAINS- A few notes for you:

  • Captain's Meeting - Thursday, October 7th - 7:00pm at the Oasis, pending Stacey's approval. 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 and one teammate from each team may attend to voice concerns, ideas, and to vote on league measures. The teammate should be considered an alternate/co-captain. No bar owners, unless they are a player too.
  • Player's dues ($15/player) and bar sponsor fees ($40/team) will be collected. 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 2011-2012 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, essentially the same rules we used all Spring and Summer at Jackie's Down Lo leagues. 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. The proposed league rule book is cumbersome, but it is detailed, without much room for ambiguity. But 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:


Jun 1, 2011, 2:17 pm

Here's your official invitation/reminder/cue/hint/notice/prompt/poke:

Pool Party and Awards Ceremony
Saturday, June 4th, 2011
(THIS Saturday!)

Oasis Bar and Grill

Free food, free beer, free pool, tournaments, raffles, and tons of fun!
Guests are $5.00

PLEASE - Bring a raffle prize to give a way so our raffle line-up doesn't look too sorry compared to the Women's prizes (again)!!!
I won't be able to make it, but I hope you all have a good time - thanks for a good year - Captains, I'll see you in October.

Top Shooter - Kevin Cibart
May 20, 2011, 6:52 pm



Kevin Cibart

2010-2011 Top Shooter

After an exciting Top Shooter Tournament, Kevin Cibart came out on top. In a thrilling final match, Kevin got the final deciding game by beating his teammate, Charles Lintz. Kevin was up 2-0 in the race to three format, but Charles stormed back and tied it up 2-2. Charles had a run, but missed a tough shot leaving Kevin to clean up, which he did. Kevin won the $100 bill and will receive his Top Shooter trophy at the pool party on June 4th at the Oasis. Congratulations Kevin and good job to all the other contestants.

Again, despite rumors (by me) of a possible change, the Pool Party and awards ceremony REMAINS on June 4th like the schedules state. I won't be able to make it, but everything will be under the Women's League's control, as well as other Men's League delegates. As always, free beer will be flowing, free food will be served, table tournaments will be played, awards will be passed out, and the always popular raffle will be happening with awesome prizes. Leland got me a pair of Tuscan Ridge golf rounds because he works there - ask your business if they can help out - either prizes or cash. 

2010-2011 Champions - Oasis Nuggets!
May 13, 2011, 3:21 pm

Congratulations to the Oasis Nuggets - the Chico Mens Pool League 2010-2011 team champions!

In an awesome battle, both teams played very well, were complete sportsmen, and had a great time. At the half, the underdog Nuggets were up 7-5. Matt and Bill won the Beer Frame for the Nuggets, beating Ray and Ed 2-1. Frank started the second-half with 2 wins, making it 8-7 Nuggets. Izzy came to the table and got 2 for his squad, making it 10-8 Nugs. Paul came up, took care of business, and got the final deciding point - giving his Nuggets an 11-8 win.

Hats off to the defending champs - the Oasis Bulldogs. They didn't quite repeat, put came pretty damn close. After talking to many of the 'Dogs afterwards, they were glad the Nuggets were the ones to beat them. They agreed unanimously - the Bulldogs are a great team with great players - if anyone deserves it, they do. As Izzy said, Nuggets founder, Eric, was looking down and smiling for his Boys.

Okay - Top Shooter Tournament is next! Come see the best of the best battle it out to see who can claim the title - 2010-2011 Top Shooter!

...and don't forget - Pool Party! June 4th at the Oasis. Free food, free beer. Raffle prizes, pool tournaments, awards - all that good stuff. I still need some raffle prize help - if you got anything we can use, let me know. If you have any business owner friends, see if you can hit them up for a gift certificate or something. Everybody knows somebody - just takes a little effort. I would really appreciate it.


Down to the Final Match!
May 10, 2011, 4:31 pm

Hey Everyone-

I was in Orlando for a vacation last week, so I'm late posting the results for the Final Four matches on April 28th as well as the 3rd/4th place match on May 5th. So here, finally, is the results:

Final Four results - April 28th:

The Down Lo Playa's were the 'home' team taking on the Oasis Nuggets. After a back-and-forth first half, the teams entered the Beer Frame tied 6-6. Kevin and Gregg beat Bill and Matt in the Beer Frame, winning it for the Playa's. Izzy got 2 out of 3 in the 5th match making it 8-7 Nugs. Mike Brandt Jr. came up huge in the 6th match getting all 3 of his games, giving the Nuggets an 11-7 victory. The Nuggets are into the Championship match on May 12th. The Playa's were sent to the 3rd/4th place match on May 5th.

In an intra-bar matchup, the Bulldogs were facing the Oasis O's. Again, both teams were tied at the break, 6-6, with help from Josh V's 3-0 victory. Frank and Brian won the Beer Frame for the 'Dogs against Joel and James, 2-1. Joel got 2 for the O's putting his team out front 8-7. The Bulldog's Henry came up big and got all 3 of his games putting the 'Dogs up 10-8. Slade was up last and had to get all 3 for the victory. He got the first one, but Steve won the second frame giving his Bulldogs the win, 11-9. The Bulldogs now go to the Finals to face the Nuggets, and the Original O's were on to the 3rd/4th place game against Down Lo.

3rd/4th Place Game Results - May 5th:

The Down Lo Playa's were taking on the Oasis Original O's to see who gets the 3rd place trophy. In yet another close first half, the two teams were tied 6-6 at the Beer Frame. Charles got all 3 for his club, and James got all 3 for the O's. I didn't have information on the Beer Frame, but I think Stacy said his guys won, for whatever it's worth. In the 5th match, Jason came out and got 2 out of 3 putting the Down Lo up 8-7. Troy was up next and got all 3 of his games, making it 10-8 O's. Unfortunately the Playa's didn't have a final Playa', so they forfeited the last frame and the O's got the winning point by default, making the final score Oasis O's 11, Down Lo Playa's 8. Congratulations to the Oasis O's - the 2010-2011 3rd Place Team!

The Championship - May 12th:

The final match of the season will decide our 2010-2011 Champion and 2nd Place team. The Bulldog's will be looking to repeat as Champions as they take on their bar mates, the Oasis Nuggets. Come watch this great matchup on Thursday, May 12th. Good luck to both teams - it should be fun! See you there!


1st Round Playoff Results
Apr 25, 2011, 12:27 am

Here's a brief recap of the Playoffs, round 1:

The Playa's beat the 8-Ballers

The Bulldogs beat the Towne Lounge I

The Nuggets beat the Dragons

The Original O's beat the Towne Lounge II

So, this week the round 2 schedule will be this:

Playa's vs. Nuggets - back table at the Oasis

Bulldogs vs. Original O's - on the front/main table at the Oasis.


Both games start at 7:00pm, Thursday April 29th - one bar, two playoff games - come check it out!


Final Week results!
Apr 18, 2011, 11:24 am

The 2010-2011 Regular Season is in the books! Here's what happened in the crazy final week:

The first-place Down Lo Playa's went upstairs to finish their spectacular season against the Towne Lounge I team who were in 6th place. Walter and Kevin each got 3-0 wins in the 1st half, but so did Fahd for the Lounge - which will turn out to be BIG. It was 8-4 at the half. Jason C. and Charles teamed up for the Beer Frame against Jason Jones and Steve Wells. The Playa's won 2-1, and with it earned the title of 2010-2011 Beer Frame Champions. The Playa's won 17 out of 20 Beer Frames this year! In the second half, Jason Colabove stayed at the table and got 3 for his Playa's, then Captain Mike got 3 more, putting the Down Lo team up 14-4. It was Charles' turn, but the Lounge couldn't field a 7th shooter making the final score 17-4 Playa's. This put the team at risk for being the #8 seed (which would have to play the Playa's), or worse, not making the playoffs at all. Luckily, as I said earlier Fahd got a big 3 wins which put the Lounge I team in a tie with the 8-Ballers for 7th/8th seed at 196 total points. If Fahd would have lost all 3, or even 2, the Empire would have jumped them into the Playoffs! In a tie breaker (which was how many nights the teams won, and also head-to-head scores), it was determined that the Lounge I team gets the 7th seed (and plays the Bulldogs in the playoffs), and the 8-Ballers get the 8th seed and are fortunate enough to play the #1 seed Playa's. Whoa.

The Empire Club had plans to sneak into the playoffs. They were on the bubble, and as it turns out they needed 10 points to join the tie at 8th place, or 11 points to safely secure a seat at the dance. The teams were close at the break, but thanks to Chris U.'s 3-0 showing, his team was up 7-5. The Empire's Pat and Ian shot the Beer Frame against Brian and Steve, and won 2-0. In the second half, Pat and Ian gave the Empire a 9-9 tie going into the final frame, but Keith Whitworth got the final 3 points to give the Bulldogs a 12-9 win on the road. With Keith's hat trick, he secured himself as the #8 seed in the Top Shooter Tournament. The 9 points by the Empire left them 1 or 2 points shy of the playoffs and knocking out the 8-Ballers or Lounge I. Unfortunately, the Empire is done for the season and the Bulldogs will take on the Lounge I squad in the playoffs.

The Oasis 8-Ballers, another bubble team, were at home playing their bar mates, the Oasis Original O's. It was close in the first half as the O's were up 7-5. Josh and Troy got the Beer Frame from Rob and Brian, 2-1. In the second half, Brian V. came out and got all 3 of his, but James and Joel each got 2 wins to give the O's an 11-10 win. Unfortunately, the one loss Joel suffered knocked him out of the Top Shooter standings. Sorry Joel - you were my dark horse in the tournament. As I said earlier, the 8-Ballers scored enough to make the playoffs as the #8 seed. They get to play the Playa's on Thursday.

The Dragons, who were in the middle of the Playoff seedings, were at home ready to take on the Last Call Hammer Heads. It was pretty ugly, especially since the Hammer Heads only had 6 shooters. The final score was 18-3 Dragons. Brenon, Aaron and Steve Hambek got all 3 of their games. On a positive note to end a season to forget, Sean and Jerry did win the Beer Frame for Last Call, beating Brennon and John 2-0. Some rumors are coming out of the Last Call camp that they might not have a team next year - hopefully that's not the case. I think Jerry is their last hope to keep it together, as supposedly Sean W. is heading to the Oasis next year, and the Rich Boelen Sr. and Jr. tandem might be headed to Durham. We'll see... The Dragons ended up being the #5 seed and will play against the #4 seed Nuggets on Thursday. The Nuggets were in 2nd place, but they had a bye the final week and 2 teams leap frogged them in the standings.

The Stickmen, still mathematically in the hunt for the playoffs, were at home wrapping up the season against the Towne Lounge II team. The first half belonged to the Lounge as they entered the Beer Frame up 7-5, thanks to Ed's 3-0 hat trick. Mike Madsack and Larry teamed up for the Beer Frame and beat Shawn and Rusty, 2-0. In the second half, Leo and Larry each won 2 games, leaving the score tied at 9 going into the 7th match. Shawn Bell got 'er dun and won 3 out of 3 to give the Lounge II a final score of 12-9. This officially knocked out the Stickmen from the playoffs (see 'ya next year), and left the Lounge II team ahead of their senior bar mates, the Lounge I, in 6th place. They get to play the hot Oasis Original O's on Thursday night.

So there you have it - the Playoffs are set. Only variable yet to decide is where the Playa's are going to play their Playoff games. They can't play their 'home' games at the Down Lo on their non coin-op tables. So they need to play at the opposing bar's table, or they can elect to play at a different bar as their 'home' bar throughout the playoffs. I'm still waiting to hear back from the Playa's captain, Mike. As it stands, all the playoff games will be at the Oasis this Thursday, so if you are one of those shooters whose team is on a bye throughout the Playoffs, come down and watch.

The 'Game Schedule' page has all the details on the playoff locations and teams.

Good luck to everyone in the playoffs!


EDIT: Some discussion have been reported regarding the fact that possibly all 4 playoff matches (at least 3) would be happening at the same time at the Oasis, leaving just one table for all players to practice on. After discussing options with other captains involved, moving a game or two to another night (Wednesday), would not work out well. Starting some games early and others later would be an inconvenience as well. So, if practice room is the sole shortcoming, Stacy has generously offered free practice time on many, if not all, of the tables starting at 5:00pm, for involved players and teams. So if you need practice on Thursday, get there early, or get in line for the practice table during the matches. Sorry for the inconvenience, but this is one of the scenarios that is possible every year, especially with the voted rule of Down Lo tables ineligible, and the inherent risks of having four teams from one bar.


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