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New Season!
Oct 17, 2016, 12:51 am

Okay, the schedule is finally done and online - just click on 'Game Schedule' in left-hand green column. You can see the whole schedule, or click on team filter to select just your (or any) team.

Sorry for the delay. We are down to 11 teams. We will be without Cal's Ball Busters, the Tackle Box, and now the Empire is dropping out. New captain Tom was going to have maybe 6 players, and making the right call, decided to drop out. Better than having 'long' drives and forfeits left and right and/or dropping out mid-season. Maybe next year we can get a team fielded out there. Because there are an odd number of teams, and only 11 teams, no conferences this year and everyone will play everyone twice - one at home and one away. And because of the odd number, bye weeks are back. Sorry. Good thing is that there are hardly any holiday interferences so the Thursdays roll right along (except for Thanksgiving and Christmas week) and wrap up on March 30th for the regular season, and a little into May for playoffs and the pool party (which will be at Down Lo). The Charles Lintz Top Shooter tourney will also be at Down Lo the week before. The All-City Memorial Tournament will happen the dead weekend before the Superbowl on Saturday January 28th, at the Oasis.

The playoffs and pool party might still be altered depending on the CWPL and their schedule, so don't set the schedule in your phone quite yet.

So there you have it - games start on Thursday, October 20th! T-minus 4 days! (Except for the Bulldogs, they have the first bye by random draw. All bye weeks were actually Empire games, but last minute I had to switch Durham for bye weeks). I'll have binders available for the captains on Tuesday at 5:00pm. They can be picked up at the Oasis behind the bar. Just ask Stacy, Barney, or the bartender.

I'm sure I'm forgetting something so more than likely another post will happen before Thursday. Remember to bring your $20 player dues to your captain on Thursday - I'll be making the rounds collecting payments. FYI, the players shown on the teams on the website are the ones that have paid so far (and the captains, even if they haven't paid yet). If you don't see your name, you haven't paid and stats (wins/losses) will not be credited to you until payment is made.

Good luck this Thursday, and for the 2016-2017 CMPL Season!

-Scott-


Sep 14, 2016, 3:44 pm

 

Wow, that was a fast summer!

It's almost October, which means it's almost time for Thursday night Pool League!

We first need to get things in order for the new season. We need to find out what bars are in/out, collect payments, make any rule changes/additions, argue for an hour or two over completely trivial items no matter how logical or illogical they may be, see who can talk the loudest - you know, the Captains Meeting! That meeting will be held this year at the Chico Eagles Club at the corner of 20th street and Fair/Mulberry Streets, October 6th. It will be bingo night in the hall next door so plenty of food and of course booze will be available. The fun all starts at 7:00pm. Each team can have a maximum of 2 delegates attend (ideally the true captain and his co-captain, or other knowledgeble teammate). Any measures that needs to be voted on will include just one vote from that team/bar/captain. Captains and/or delegates not in attendance will not cast a vote.

I don't see the price per player changing much - it should be still the ridiculously low price of $20 for the SEASON - which could be 20 something nights of pool, 3 games per night, and a free beer each night. It makes me chuckle each time I type this. The one free beer/well-drink each night alone would be more than $60! This entire SEASON price is about 2.5 NIGHTS of other leagues in town - I'm just saying, it's dirt cheap, so please don't ever complain. And if it does go to a vote to raise it, it will still be around 90% less than similar leagues. If you could please turn in this small donation to your team captain in a timely matter, I would appreciate it. Other leagues do very well collecting on a nightly basis, about 25 nights or times during the season. I don't see how it can be so difficult in paying $20 or so just one time for a season and be done with it.

Get a receipt from your captain that you paid - I will be making sure all payments from the captain to the League include a written receipt. In the off chance that I'm drinking when we see eachother, make sure you get a receipt from me no matter what proving your team paid. I don't want any loose strings or hurt feelings this year. 

The first league night SHOULD be the 3rd Thursday of October, so October 20th, 2016. The rest of the schedule is still up in the air until I find out how many teams are going to be active this year. 

Let your captain know of any complaints or suggestions he can bring to the meeting, or feel free to call me directly (966-5632) or email chicomenspoolleague@gmail.com. It will be kept confidential, if necessary.

That's all for now. Check the website (chicomenspoolleague.com) regularly for any changes/updates.

Again, 2016-2017 CMPL Captains Meeting - Thursday night, October 6th, 7:00pm, Eagles Hall.

-Scott-

 

 


Just a Reminder...
Jun 3, 2016, 6:10 pm

Just a friendly reminder...tomorrow!

 


May 31, 2016, 3:49 pm

The Tackle Box owner decided today (Tuesday) that if we brought our tri-tip and pot luck dishes it would be too much competition for his snack bar and the event wouldn't be profitable enough for him. Plus the kegs of beer we buy from the bar is generally/historically bought at cost which reduces his beer sale profits - it would have been great for the tip-receiving bartenders, but not the bar itself. I can't afford to feed everyone through his snack bar with just the $300 I have budgeted each year - insert gratitude for Mike Clarke and Chico Locker & Sausage HERE. So he decided this afternoon to pull out and cancel the event at his Tackle Box. 

As the Oasis, Down Lo, Empire, and Eagles know, the event is not meant to be a purely profitable 'gift' for the bar. It's still profitable, probably more than a standard Saturday early afternoon, but it's more of a way for the bar to get exposure to the 200 players and their guests and the guest's family and friends. As the annual sole host, it's also a way for that bar to thank ALL the players, not just the home team, who make the bar's Thursday and Tuesday nights throughout the league seasons profitable almost year-round. So anyways, Tackle Box is out.

Stacy, who's been around these blocks a few times, took this opportunity with open arms and would like to invite you and your friends to the Oasis Bar & Grill this Saturday afternoon from 1:00pm - 6:00pm or so. Everything is exactly the same - free beer, free tri-tip with pot luck dishes, free pool, trophies, awards, and of course the famous raffle - just back over to the Oasis. This also means more tables for open play and tournaments, so we'll look at this disapointment as a positive for the players.

Be sure to thank the Oasis, and of course the Oasis bartenders who will be raking in the tips now, by purchasing drinks and food outside of the free ones provided. Buy Stacy, your teammate, Meredith, your friend, the champion Bulldogs, the random girl at the bar plenty of shots, purple hooters, Beam & Cokes, and those delicious Oasis french fries. They are accommodating us last minute.

Sorry for any inconvenience - we are going to lock down these issues at the next Captain's meeting. The Tackle Box will not be in our normal rotation of party host bars for at least 3 years, if they want to do this in the future at all. It's ultimately up to them.

So again, thanks for your patience and we'll see you on Saturday - at the Oasis, 1:00pm!

-Scott-

Here's the NEW flier with the Oasis changes...

 

 

Click on the flier above to enlarge if you can't read the fine print...

 


May 31, 2016, 10:43 am

 

Let me know if you have any prizes you can donate for the raffle!

If not, be ready to buy a bunch of tickets - we're going to have one of the best cues ever raffled up for grabs this year - one of five cues! Plus, of course, a ton of other cool stuff. Awards, beer, wine, pool (on FOUR tables!), and some great food. 1:00pm Saturday!

 

 

Click on the flier above to enlarge if you can't read the fine print.


May 19, 2016, 1:05 pm

Walter Dorsey

2015-2016 CMPL Charles Lintz Top Shooter

 

Congratulations to Walt for making it all the way through what started as the prestigious Charles Lintz Top Shooter Tournament, but will be remembered as the wet-n-wild one of 2016. His concentration and pure skill was unmatched as he took on some of Chico's best. Here's what happened on May 12th (at least on the pool tables):

 

Walter defeated Kevin Cibart in the first round to move on to round #2. He played Leland who managed to dry off and defeat Philo in round #1.

Joel Russo was nudged out of the tournament by Eric Nichols in the opening round. Eric went on to face Kenny Duff, who defeated Mike Brandt in round #1.

Walter beat Leland in Round #2 to move on to the Championship.

Eric Nichols defeated Kenny Duff to also move on to the Championship.

 

In the race to 5 final match, Walter beat Eric 5-1 to take home the 2nd annual Charles Lintz Top Shooter trophy and a cool $100 cash. Congratulations again, Walt!

 

 

 

Next Up.....

 

Pool Party!

Saturday, June 4th

(Not May 21st)

Tackle Box, starts at 1:00pm!

More info to come... just pass the word it's NOT May 21st!

 

 

 

...and just announced...

(Click the flier to enlarge in a new window)

 

It's Reno, but in Vegas baby!

 

-Scott-

 


Championships!
May 11, 2016, 4:25 pm

Okay, that's a wrap for the playoffs!

Here's how everything ended:

For the A-Trophy:

3rd/4th Place Match:

The Oasis Ball Busters took on Stacy and his O-Team. The Ball Busters must have still been pretty sour about their loss the week prior and they took it out on the O-Team to the tune of 11-1. Walt, Kevin, and Eric each ran their games 3-0, but Chris Singleton got the lone win for the O-Team against Bil, who got 2 out of 3. So the Ball Busters are the 2015-2016 A-Trophy 3rd Place Team! Congrats!

Championship Match:

In the Championship match, the Oasis Outlaws were taking on the Oasis Bulldogs for all the glory. It was essentially all Bulldogs as they went on to beat the Outlaws 11-3. Brenon got all 3 off of Kenny, Mike Karol got 2 out of 3 against Keith, Chris Urbach went 3-0 against Sean Bell. Robbie got 2 out of 3 against Izzy - one of the wins via an 8-Ball Break-and-run. Dennis finished the night with 2 wins against Gregg. Congratulations to the 2015-2016 A-Trophy Champions - the Oasis Bulldogs!

 

For the B-Trophy:

3rd/4th Place Match:

The Oasis Bankers were hosting the Shenanigan's Rack Pack. It was close all the way through. Mike Dowd started off with a 3-0 win for the 'Pack, but it went back and forth from their. It all came down to the final match: Shenanigans 10, Bankers 8 at this point. All the Rack Pack needed was one more win...and one more player. They only had 6 players so they had to forfeit the last match and give 3 points to the Bankers who used them to get to 11 points and the win. Congratulations to the Oasis Bankers - 2015-2016 B-Trophy 3rd place team!

Championship Match:

It was another close one at Duffy's as they were taking on the Eagles. Ed Theis started the night with a 2-1 win against Robin, but then Bobbo got all 3 of his games against Ice Cream. Donny followed that up with 2 more against Prana, and Jon COX followed suit with 2 out of 3 against Kevin K. It was 8-4 Eagles at the break. In the second-half, Woot got 2 out of 3 against Mike Daniels, and Evan followed that with 2 against Dylan. That brought Duffy's back from the dead and into the rare playoff 7th frame with the Eagles up by just one, 10-9. Steve Swim got the first game to make it tied 10-10, but Terry Smith came back clutch and got the second game to get his Eagles to the required 11 points, and the B-Trophy Championship. Congrats!

 

Up Next... The Charles Lintz Top Shooter Tournament - May 12th, 7:00pm, at the Down Lo.

These 8 players will be battling it out for the top spot. Here's the first round match-ups (if everyone shows up):

 

Walter Dorsey vs. Kevin Cibart

Kenny Duff vs. Mike Brandt

Joel Russo vs. Eric Nichols

Leland Baxter vs. Philo Hunt

(Ed Theis and Ty Kaye are the two alternates waiting for someone not to show)

 

Those are some matches I'm not gonna want to miss - just imagine the next round, and the championship! Come down and check it out - Down Lo - 7:00pm, Thursday night.

Pool Party!

Looks like it's going to be moved to Saturday, June 4th

Graduation weekend and Memorial Day weekend are becoming a little sticky, so we're going to steer clear and aim for June 4th, at the Tackle Box. More info. to come...

 

-Scott-

 


Playoffs - Round #2
Apr 28, 2016, 11:46 pm

 

Click on brackets above to enlarge

 

Here's what happened in week/round #2 of the Playoffs:

In by far the most dramatic playoff match of the year, the #1 seeded Oasis Ball Busters were taking on the #3 seed Oasis Bulldogs. Cal's Ball Busters were down 4-8 at the half - Walt got 2 out of 3 against Brenon, but Keith came back and got 2 out of 3 against Eric Nichols. Then Chris Urbach got 2 from Kevin Lombard, and Dennis got all 3 against Brian Norman. They skipped the beer frame, and the 'Busters sent Bil B. up against Steve Smith - Bil got all 3. Then Cal put himself down against Robbie K., and also got all 3. This gave the Ball Busters a 10-8 lead, on the hill, leading into the final match - Bob Tracy vs. Ty Kaye. Ty went all superhero and won all 3 to bring the Bulldogs back on top with an 11-10 victory. Woah... The Bulldogs now go on to face the Outlaws for the A-Trophy Championship on May 5th at the Oasis. The Ball Busters will play the consolation 3rd/4th match against the Oasis O-Team.

Those O-Teamers were in a pretty good dog fight against the Outlaws. It was 7-5 Outlaws after the 4th match. Kenny got 2 against Stacy, Shawn Bell got 2 against Dave Napier, but Brian got 2 against Tree (Matt Fields). Greg came back and got 2 out of 3 against James V. Then, in the 5th match, Outlaw Ricky got all 3 against Dwayne. Joel got the first one against Izzy, but Izzy got the deciding 2nd game to put his team on top and win 11-6. 

For the B-Trophy playoffs, the Stripes Conference #5 seed Bankers were taking on the #6 seed Eagles at the Oasis. Barney started off with 2 out of against Craig, but Donny Sibley came back and got all 3 of his games against Jim W. In the 3rd match Mark Edwards could only get 1 off of Jon COX. Robbin got 2 out of 3 against Rich Boelens. Bobbo got 2 more against Ken to get his team on the hill, and Terry took care of the rest and got one out of one against Russ. Final score: 11-5 Eagles. The Eagles now soar on to take on Duffy's, May 5th, at Duffy's. The Bankers play Shenanigan's at Oasis on April 28th for the 3rd/4th place game.

The #5 seed on the Solids Conference side was the Duffy's crew. They hosted the #7 seeded Shenanigan's.  It started out pretty good for the Rack Pack - Matt Altenberg got 2 out of against Paul Lampright to start the night off. Unfortunately, that was the last points the 'Pack were going to score that night. Woot got all 3 against Kevin L., Prana got all 3 against Rob Francis, Kevin Kinnell got 3 out of 3 against Gary Charlesworth, and Ice Cream wrapped it up with 1 out of 1 against Drew P. Final score: 11-2 Duffy's.

So 3rd/4th place games this week (April 28th) and the 2 Championship matches (A and B Trophies) will play next week, May 5th.

Good luck!

-Scott- 

 


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