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Apr 25, 2017, 4:18 pm

Congratulations to the Oasis Bulldogs - the CMPL 2016-2017 3rd Place Winners!


The Down Lo Playa's and the Oasis Outlaws will be squaring off for the Championship on Thursday, April 27th, at the Down Lo (Table #10), 7:00pm. Please come down and cheer on your favorite team - this should be another epic matchup. See you there!


Next week it's the Charles Lintz Top Shooter Tournament - also at the Down Lo - Thursday, May 4th, 7:00pm. Matches will be conducted on 3 of the middle blue tables (#4, #5, and #6), as well as table #10. Championship will be held on either Table #5 or table #10, whichever has the most seating/visbility for spectators. So probably #5. (I wish it was Jason's table #8!). Contestants can be found on the 'Top Shooters - FINAL' tab to the left of the webpage.


Pool Party! Nine days after the Top shooter Tourney - Saturday, May 13th, Down Lo - 1:00pm start time. More information to follow, but guaranteed free food, beer, and pool. Our famous Women's and Men's raffle will happen mid-afternoon, as well as pool tournaments all afternoon. Hit me up if you have a raffle prize you would like to donate, or sell at a garage-sale price tag. 966-5632

Ok, looks like we'll be seeing a lot of the Down Lo in the next few weeks. Be sure to thank Kyle and Karen if you see them for their hospitality. Hopefully you'll buy tons of drinks and food so Karen, along with Stacy, will know just how well we treat bars that host end-of-the-year parties, unlike the Tackle Box. 

Good luck to remaining teams and top shooter contestants!


Round #2
Apr 9, 2017, 1:53 pm

Here's what happened in round #1:

The #1 seed Playa's beat the #8 Duffy's 11-8. Charles Lintz, Kevin, and Rusty each had 3-0 wins, one of Kevin's (his 12th 3-0 in a row) was via an 8-ball break and run. So if you're counting or bad at math, that's 36-0 over 12 weeks for Cibart. Unheard of. Kevin K. and Ed each ad 3-0 wins for Duffy's to keep it close. Larry got the final winner in the 7th match.

The #2 seed Outlaws beat #7 seed Team Chaos 11-6. Bulldog had the only 3-0 win of the night. Tree, Kenny, and Kevin Lombard each had 2-1 wins to keep on the pressure. Izzy got the final win in the 6th match to get it to 11 points.

The #4 seed Damned lost to the #5 seed Oasis O-Team at the Down Lo, 8-11. Tony Tokarski started the night with a 3-0 win, but because of Brian Norman's 3-0 win and the rest of the Oasis's 2-1 wins from Brian, Joel, and Stacy they held on to win. 

The #3 Seed Bulldogs knocked out the #6 seed Dragons, 11-4. Brenon started the night with a 3-0 win, but then Micah and Jamie T. came back and got back-to-back 2-1 wins for the Dragons. Captain Steve stopped it right there with a 3-0 win giving the 'Dogs an 8-4 lead. Dennis Bruch came in for the 5th match and beat Hambek 3-0 to get the Bulldogs to 11 points.

So here are the matchups for this Thursday, April 13th:

#1 seed Playa's vs. #5 seed Oasis O-Team - Down Lo, Table #10, 7:00pm

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

Winners go on to the championship in 2 weeks, losers come back and play next week for 3rd/4th place honors. Charles Lintz Top Shooter Tournament in 3 weeks.

Good luck! 


Apr 3, 2017, 12:16 am

I haven't had time to do recaps, but all the stats are entered and the final standings and top shooters and beer frame standings are attached.

It was a fun last few weeks - the Duffy's squad squeaked in just enough wins against the Oasis Outlaws to slip ahead of the Stickmen by one stinkin' point, as the two teams were battling for that last playoff spot. The Stickmen were helplessly on their bye week, essentially cheering on the Oasis club, but Steve Swim iced it in the last match, getting all 3 games, to give his Duffians the 8 points they needed. That #8 seed would have to play the dominant #1 Playa's in round one, that was the only downside.  
Kevin is on top of the Top Shooter's list at a redonculous 87.7%, and that's with playing 19 of a possible 20 matches this year. He didn't just barely have enough to qualify and therefore a high percentage, he almost had the maximum possible. Damn. Plus he had an amazing run to end the season - he had 3-0 matches an incredible 11 weeks in a row. His last loss was on January 12th! Dennis is in 2nd place. Ed Theis, Kenny Duff (who did play the maximum 20 matches), Tony Tokarski, Rob C., and Tree round out the top 7. Chris Urbach came out of nowhere and because he won 6 out of 6 lately snuck into the top 8 and ended up in an 8th place tie with Jeff Jacobsen (Team Playa's) who just barely qualified with 15 matches (the minimum). So the two are dead tied at 66.66666667% and I need to figure out what our tie-breaker is. It might be a match between them to get in. We'll see.  Looks like the rules state that the shooter with the more games played breaks the tie and moves up. So it looks like Chris Urbach had the more games played (19 to Jeff's 15), so Chris is the #8 seed Top Shooter. Dang - I would have liked to have seen a shoot-out between those guys instead!
Here's this week's playoff schedule (Round 1):

#1 seed Playa's vs #8 seed Duffy's - Down Lo, 7pm, Table #10

#2 seed Outlaws vs #7 seed Team Chaos - Oasis, 7pm, Table #1

#3 seed Bulldogs vs #6 seed Dragons, Oasis, 7pm, Table #2

#4 seed Down Lo Damned vs #5 seed Oasis O-Team, Down Lo, 7pm, Table #5

Reminder to playoff captains: The Home captain only needs to put up one player at a time. As long as they are ready to go after the previous match is over (or 7:00pm), they don't need to be in the building. Beer frames are completely optional and up to the two captains. First team to 11 points/wins moves on to the next round. No need to play past 11 wins, unless both teams agree, just for the fun of it (no stats/points).
I'll be bouncing around between Down Lo and Oasis if you have any questions.
Good luck, have fun-

Final Week!
Mar 29, 2017, 5:48 pm

We're down to the final week! All the stats are in the computer - the website is up to date. All the top 8 positions look pretty much set. I'll try to get some postings up at the Oasis tomorrow, and the Top Shooter online up to date.

The only thing we were missing from the captain's meeting back in October was a playoff scenario with our relatively low team numbers (11 teams this year compared to 13 or 14 in the past). There could be 3 options:

Best of the Rest Invite: Have the bottom 4 teams (8th - 11th seed) battle for the 8th spot, to play the #1 spot (Playa's). This would take an additional 2 weeks to play out before the playoffs could even start.

Barney's idea: The top 5 teams are in. Seeds 6-11 would play each other (6 v 11, 5 v 10, 8 v 9). The winners would become the new 6, 7, 8 seeds. This would take an extra week to figure out, and is a pretty radical idea we never talked about at the captain's meeting. It would be a big risk for the 6th seed to battle to get that high in the standings, to then risk elimination before the playoffs even start.

-Old School - How the league was only a few years ago and for eons before that. The top 8 make the playoffs, the bottom guys don't. No 'Participation' awards, no best-of-the-worst trophies, no 'everybody gets something.' This was different when we had 5+ teams on the outside looking in, but with only 3 teams not making the cut, it seems kinda unnecessary. This would mean less (no) B-Trophies and more money for food, prizes, beer, etc. at the pool party.

After talking to a few captains - some at the top, some at the bottom, it was the consensus (but not unanimous) to choose the 'Old School' route. I agreed (9th place), Eagles agreed (10th place), Ed Theis/Duffy's agreed (8th place). Stacy agreed, Kevin agreed. Ex-President Aaron Smith agreed. It was quickest, cheapest, easiest, and most logical. Yes, not every team will play the same amount of games, but neither will those knocked out in the first round as compared to the eventual championship team. Just like professional sports teams that do not make the playoffs or wildcards.

So for this year the top 8 will play for the Championship. The bottom 3 will not. If those teams that did not make it want to play in an unofficial match (for money?) we would be glad to do that - we're down.  

Next year we will decide at the Captains Meeting future protocols for different scenarios - 10 teams in the league, 11 teams, 15 teams, etc. and have it all set no matter what the turnout is. 

Sorry for any confusion - I know it's late in the season to be dealing with this, but this season flew by - at least for me. We'll get something concrete for future seasons this off season.

Good luck everyone - enjoy the last week. Have fun. The Stickmen will be on the final bye week.


2 weeks to go!
Mar 22, 2017, 12:26 am

Everything is in and up to date, as long as you look at the stats page. Standings are current, too. Note: Outlaws have a bye this week, and Stickmen in final week. I still need to update the top shooters page, and beer frame page. I'll have that done, posted, and e-mailed on Wednesday, plus hopefully recaps.


Almost up to date...
Mar 8, 2017, 1:58 am

Sorry AGAIN for the guys have been very patient. Thank you. I promise to keep things more up to date here on out.

Everything is entered - except for a score sheet I think I left at work for Bulldogs/Team Chaos on February 23rd. I should get that entered on Wednesday if it's sitting on my desk. I should get everything printed, up to date, posted, and emailed Wednesday night, Thursday afternoon.

 Team Playa's has taken over first place by a point, one ahead of the Outlaws. The Bulldogs are in a close third place. But note that the Outlaws still have a bye week upcoming which will drop them a little bit. The Bulldogs and Playa's have already had their bye week. Four weeks left in the season!

 We have a close race on top of the Top Shooter list - Dennis Bruch is now on top of the list at a crazy 85.42%, Kevin Cibart is right behind at 84.4%. Ed Theis is right there at 79.5%. Tony Tokarski and Kenny Duff are essentially tied for 4th place at about 78.5%. Dragon's Rob C. is in 6th place, Tree is in 7th, Brenon, Chris U., Leo, Jamey T., and Izzy are tied for 8th at 66.7%. The top shooter list is being updated, but it can always be found at the 'statistics' tab - remember, to get the full listing: select a team, any team, with the 'team filter' selector, then after that team loads select 'all teams' from the selector. That will show everyone, not just the first 99 or 100 players. Then hit the 'Win %' header to sort by percentage (hit it twice to arrange high to low). It's dumb, I know, but a website shortcoming. Just a reminder: these instructions/work arounds are always posted in the upper right hand side of the web page home page (in the 'President's Corner') in case you forget.

The Dragons are on their bye week for March 9th. To everyone else, good luck, and thanks again for your patience. And Joel Russo: I'm working on the statistics double-check - just give me a couple days.


Weeks 15 & 16 Team Reports
Feb 22, 2017, 7:18 pm

OK, back to business - flooding over, Memorial tournament over (see post below/last week for the details/results), work under control... here's what each team did the past couple of weeks:


The Eagles

The Eagles were at home on Feb 9th versus Duffy's and lost 6-15. Terry and Dylyn got the beer frame this week, and Chris S. was the highlight on the sheet with 2 wins. On February 16th, Chris was also the highlight as he and his team played the Down Lo Playa's. Meredith witnessed his sick 8-ball break-and-run which included some pretty cool shots against a great player - Jason Colabove. That was pretty much their only highlight as the Playa's got them 16-5. Terry and Dylyn couldn't get this beer frame against Leo and Rusty.



The Duffy's crew as mentioned beat the Eagles, 15-6, on Feb 9th. They did it with taking 8 of the final 9 games in the second-half - Ed got 3, as did Kevin K. Ed and Trish lost the beer frame, though. They had the bye for Feb 16th.


Down Lo Playa's

In week #15 the Playa's were at home versus the Dragons. Rusty and Kevin each had 3-0 wins helping their team to a 13-8 victory. Jeff Jacobson and Rusty couldn't beat Steve Hambek and Sid in the beer frame. In week #16 the Playa's beat up on the Eagles, 16-5. Kevin and Charles W. had 3-0 nights, everyone else on the team had 2-1 nights.


Oasis Dragons 

The Dragons again lost to the Playa's, but Aaron Smith had a great night going 3-0. Sid had 2 to help his squad get to 8 total points. On February 16th the Dragons were again down at the Down Lo taking on the Damned. They lost by the same score, 13-8. Jeff B. and Steve H. were the high points on the sheet - each got 2-1 wins. Rob C. and Steve couldn't beat Sean and Derek of the Damned for the road beer frame honors. 


Down Lo Damned

The week before, the Damned were home playing the Oasis Outlaws. Tony Tokarski started the night off with a 2-1 victory, but it was all 1's and zeros the rest of the way for the Down Lo crew. The Outlaws beat them 14-7. The Nixons did get the beer frame, though, beating Mike Karol and Gregg 2-1. As mentioned, the Damned beat the Dragons the next week. Richard Nixon got a 3-0 win, and everyone else got 2 or 1 win(s). 


Down Lo Stickmen

The Stickmen continuing their road marathon out at Shenanigan's on Feb. 9th. The Stickmen won 12-9 thanks to Wendy and Cowboy Rob's 3-0 wins. Scott and Cele lost to Mikey and Gary in the beer frame. On Feb. 16th the Stickmen were on the road at Oasis to take on the controversial Team Chaos. Their urine was clean this week but they still beat the Stickmen 13-8. Cele got all 3 for the Down Lo, and he and Scott teamed up to beat Rich Jr. and Bill in the beer frame, 2-0. Everyone else on the team got 1 win.


Shenanigan's Rack Pack

The Rack Pack beat the Stickmen in week #15 - Mikey D. had the lone 3-0 win for the 'Pack. The following week they hosted the Oasis Bulldogs and beat them 11-10. Mikey and Gary each had 3-0 wins in the final 2 spots to come back and win, with no room to spare. Rob and Fish lost the beer frame to Phylicia and Brenon, 2-1.


Oasis Bulldogs

The Bulldogs lost to the Rack Pack in week #16, and also lost to the O-Team 12-9 in week #15. Although on Feb 9th they were short one player. Dennis B. got all 3 of his matches. The other Dennis and Brenon got the beer frame 2-0. 


Oasis Outlaws

The Outlaws played the Damned on Feb. 9th and did very well - winning 14-7. Everyone on the Outlaws got at least one win, Matt 'Tree' Fields was the only Outlaw to get all 3 wins. On Feb 16th the Outlaws beat down the O-Team 16-5. Mike B., Bulldog, and Izzy each had 3-0 wins. Izzy and Mike K. couldn't beat Jhett and Brian V. in the beer frame though.


Oasis O-Team 

The O-Team won on Feb. 9th 12-9 against the short-handed Bulldogs. Stacy started the night with a 3-0 victory, and Brian V. ended it with 3 of his own. In the middle Brian V. and Philo lost to Dennis F and Brenon in the beer frame.


Oasis Team Chaos

Team Chaos had meetings with their pharmaceutical reps during their bye week on Feb. 9th, and as stated above beat the Stickmen on Feb. 16th, 13-8. In that game Rich Jr. had a 3-0 night, and pretty much everyone else had 2-1 nights. Rich Jr. and Bill lost to Scott and Wendy in the beer frame. 


Good luck to everyone in week #17 - except for the Playa's. They have the bye week for February 23rd. I'll try to post standings and stats, and email them, this week but if you don't see them, don't fret - everything is up to date online (standings and stats). Beer frame tracker and top shooter lists are still a couple weeks behind. Sorry.


Feb 22, 2017, 4:01 pm

2017 Chico Memorial Open 8-Ball Tournament



Tim Larson


It was a great tournament - it was essentially booked solid with 64 participants before we even arrived to set up! We had participants from the Chico area, Redding, Sacramento, Marysville, Willows, and a few other cities make the trip. 

But in the end Redding's Tim Larson ended up on top - besting Mario Castenellas (also from Redding). The final brackets can be found by clicking the picture below. Thanks as always to Stacy and Jackie for their hospitality, and Stacy's benevolent donations to increase the cash pot. Meredith did an awesome job, as well as the runners all over the place helping things run smooth. Keep your calendars clear next year - and remember to pay asap - it WILL fill up again!



Click on the picture above to see the brackets up close

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