Congratulations to Skip Bales, Terry Lemke, Kevin Phillips & CeeJay Young of Tough Times from the Drift Inn Saloon in Globe!  They are the #1 ranked team in the league heading into the State Championships this weekend!  They went 12-2 while scoring 1164 points to beat out last seasonís champ Docís Gang from Stingers by a mere 68 points!  Coming in 3rd was Cash Money of Stockmanís in Flagstaff who also finished at 12-2 scoring 1027 points!

League MVP goes to Doc Rogers of Docís Gang who went 37-5, 403 points scored for a 8.161 power rating.  Womenís MVP goes to Kat Esparza of Huddle Up who went 27-15 with 348 points for a 3.551 PR.  Most Improved Player goes to Jim Shea of the Relative Unknown who shot 2.91 points above his career average.  Dawn Atokuku of the Rollin Eightz led the women with a 1.97 over her career MA.  Top Rookie goes to Tom Baker of Three Felt Tips. 

Original member Davin Lavikka became the 11th person to reach the 10,000 point plateau, passing Bob Campbell to move into 10th All-Time!  Phil Anderson became the 12th person to reach 10K with 10,007 to finish the season.  Doc Rogers needs just 197 to reach the mark.  Dawn Atokuku & Chris Negrin both won their 900th games!  Pete Williams needs a 30 to become only the 6th person ever to reach the mark!  Doug Molhook scored his 9,000th point and won his 700th game.  Long-time teammates Gary Hibdon & Scott Elliott both scored their 9,000th points.  Rob Turner needs 103 to reach the 9K.  Ryan Fedora & Greg Manes both scored their 8,000th point.  Greg also won his 500th game!  Cecil Attson got his 100th 30!  William Weiss, Eugene Hemphill & Michael Santopadre all scored their 7,000th career point.  Of the 3, Eugene won his 600th game!  Darren Bradford needs 4 wins to reach the mark.  Anthony Beyale won his 500th game!  A trio of ladies Ė Cathy Beyale, Lynn Beckstead & Sandra Danielson - all scored their 6,000th point.  Lynn also won her 300th game!  Eric Danielson Sr needs a mere 11 to join the club.  Gary Wimmer & Eric McKay both won their 400th games.  Mike Russell needs 2 to reach the mark.  Tony Begaye reached 5,000 points scored.  Scoring his 4,000th point was John Ilk.  Alex Franklin won his 300th game. Winning their 200th games were Scott Harris, Ryan Levengood, Darrel Bednarek & Calvin Balcom.  Victor Vargas Sr & Kip Anderson both need just 9 wins to reach the mark.  Joining the 100 Win Club is Laura Boothroyd, Daniel Short, Thoi Truong, Rafael Begay, Jon Tellez, Rick Albertson & David Groves.  Scoring their 2000th point was Paul Sanborn, Brady Williams, Vince Gonzales, Harold Lyons, PJ Jauregui & Kendra Mikkelson.  Justin King needs 2 to join the club.  Joining the 1000th point club this past season was David Groves, Myk Shorten, Nate Holliday, Keith Holliday, Brandon Hinners, Arron Hetrick, Walt Seng, Alan Nelson, Stan Mason, Francisco Serrano and CeeJay Young! 

 

How teams qualify for the State Championship tournament:

32 teams qualify for the State Championships!  There are 24 guaranteed spots with each division getting a minimum of 2.  The remaining 8 spots are Wild Cards.  The top 7 teams out of all the teams that did not qualify for an automatic spot are Wild Card teams.  The 32nd spot is the Long Shot Challenge with it being awarded to one of the remaining teams that did not yet qualify.

 

The 2015 Summer State Championships 

are August 28th, 29th & 30th at 

Stinger's Sports Bar & Grill

10040 N 43rd Ave. in Glendale!

Reigning 2-1/2 time State Champions - K.A.T. of the Q n Brew in Tempe - Won $1500!
Harold Lyons, Laura Boothroyd & Francisco Serrano
 
 
2nd Place - Shaft Soooo Smoove from Jester's Billiards of Gilbert - Won $750
Brandon Hinners, Ryan Levengood & Chris Negrin
 
3rd Place - Cash Money from Stockman's of Flagstaff - Won $500
Anthony Rodriguez, JR Jiron & Scott Lutz
 
4th Place - Shoot the Moon from Jester's Billiards in Gilbert - Won $400
Eugene Hemphill, Phil Anderson & Darren Bradford
5th Place - Doc's Gang from Stinger's Sports Bar in Glendale - Won $375
Bill McGavisk, Doc Rogers & Doug Molhook
 
6th Place - Tough Times from the Drift Inn Saloon in Globe - Won $350
Skip Bales, Terry Lemke, Cee Jay Young & Kevin Phillips
 
7th Place - Team G.O.A.T. - Won $325
Chris Negrin, Brady Williams & Paul Sanborn
 
8th Place - Chapa Khan of Jester's Billiards in Gilbert - Won $300
Tony Muncie, Charles Heape  & Mike Chapa

 

Friday Night AZPL Alumni Night

Order of Events:

AZPL Wild Card Challenge - Friday, August 28th @ 7:00pm

Reigning Champion - Ho Lee Chit!

To win the Wild Card Tournament & Alumni Tournament and become the 32nd team in the State Championships you must go undefeated in a single-elimination team tournament that starts at 7pm on Friday.  It's still 3 on 3 but it's a race to 3 wins!  Whichever team wins 3 games advances!  Final 2 teams play a full 9-game match for the 32nd spot in the tournament!

AZPL Scotch Doubles/Singles Tournament 

Friday, August 28th @ 7:00pm, sign up starts at 6pm!

Bill McGavisk, Brady Williams, Chris Negrin, Mike Atherholt, Francisco Serrano & Doc Rogers
1st Place - Bill McGavisk & Brady Williams - $192!
2nd Place - Mike Atherholt & Doc Rogers - $144!
3rd Place - Francisco Serrano - $48!

4th Place - Chris Negrin - $48!

    Youíll play as a team on the winnerís side in a race to 2 (45-50 3, 51-up 4) in the opening two rounds!  In the 3rd round the 3 & 4 races drop to 2 & 3. In the following round the 3 drops to a 2.  Once your team loses youíll ditch your partner and flip into a singles tournament in a race to 2 (24-26 to 3, 27&up to 4) the first two rounds and follow the same pattern with the final two remaining contestants pairing up to take on the winner of the Scotch Side!  Final five players are in the money!  Stingerís is matching 50% of the pot!

Limited to the first 32 players! 

If MORE than 32 players before 6:45pm all races go to 2 for time purposes.

Sign up at 6pm, First round starts at 7pm on Friday, August 28th! $10 entry!

 

8-Ball Break & Run Derby Ė Friday, August 28th @ 7:00pm

Top 3 Finalists: Ben Sutherland, Pete Williams & Harold Lyons

1st Place - Harold Lyons - $165 cash + $3 off his weekly dues!
2nd Place - Ben Sutherland - $105 cash + $2 off his weekly dues!
3rd Place - Pete Williams - $30 cash + $1 off his weekly dues!

Players compete by breaking & running out the table!  Every player racks their own.  You get one freebie shot on the break meaning you don't have to make one on the break to continue shooting.  However, if you scratch your turn is over with 0. An 8-ball break counts as 20 points.  After that every ball you make counts as a point.  It doesn't matter what you shoot at - be it solids or stripes - as long as the 8-ball is the last ball.  Once you successfully make the 8 you'll re-rack the balls and break.  You MUST make a ball on this break to continue shooting.  Once you miss a shot your turn is over.  

8-Ball Break Bonus: If you hit (2) 8-ball breaks and NOT scratch in the current season you get double points in the opening round!  Your 3rd & subsequent 8-ball breaks are good for a free do-over.  Every player gets a free do-over in the opening round only. 

Points add up from round to round.  The bottom third of the field is eliminated after the 1st round, the bottom half after the 2nd round.  After round 3 only top 3 Advance.  Points start fresh at 0 in Round 4, the final round.

Skip Bales scores 42 points in the opening round!

Robert Berry sets record with 45 points in the 2nd round!

Ben Sutherland sets record with 54 points in the 3rd round!  

High score - Ben Sutherland - 78 points - Summer 2014

The top three players each will receive a credit towards their next seasonís dues. 1st Place receives 55% of the pot+$3 off their weekly dues, 2nd receives 35% of the pot and $2 off their dues and 3rd Place gets 10% and a $1 off their weekly dues!

There are 2 ways to become eligible for this event!

  • Hit an 8-ball break without scratching during the season!

  • Buy your way in!  $10 entry!

These people hit 8-ball breaks this season and get a free entry into this event:

 

 

Saturday Matches Ė August 29th @ 9:00am

The 25th-32nd teams begin play at 9am!

Every team that plays in the Championships wins CASH!!

START TIMES:

 

Sunday Events Ė August 30th @ 10:00am

Teams playing for the 5th-8th place in the Championships begin at 10am.

3rd & 4th begin at Noon.  Top Two Teams start at 2pm!  

 

Sunday Super Singles Tournaments!!!!

Come on in and watch the Final 8 in the Championships! 

TWO EVENTS on Sunday:

Open Singles - Limit to 32 players - Handicapped based on your rating

$300 for 1st - $200 for 2nd - $100 for 3rd

**Prize money based on full 32 player bracket**

3-Ball Billiard Golf - Limited to 32 players

4-person groups play 18 holes of 3-ball golf.  Low score wins!

Starts at 10am!!  Open Tables!!

Open to ANY player that is NOT already playing on Sunday in the Championships including any AZPL Alumni! 

Entry is $10 per event!  Sign up at 9am, starts at 10am. 

 

 

The Summer 2015 AZPL State Championships

August 28th, 29th & 30th

1st Place $1,500!!!

Every team wins cash!


Statewide Standings

Rank Team Name MW ML MW % Points GW GL GW % PA PR MA Shoot % OMA
Tough Times 8 0 1.000 672 61 11 0.847 388 105.65 84.00 93.33 48.50
BOHICA 7 0 1.000 581 53 10 0.841 286 107.67 83.00 92.22 40.86
Beer Me 7 1 0.875 608 50 22 0.694 435 69.89 76.00 84.44 54.38
Pinal County Ringers 6 1 0.857 532 44 19 0.698 381 61.44 76.00 84.44 54.43
Hamboozers 6 1 0.857 514 40 23 0.635 424 48.49 73.43 81.59 60.57
Cash Money 5 1 0.833 452 36 18 0.667 338 48.14 75.33 83.70 56.33
Atta Girl 4 1 0.800 399 33 12 0.733 264 49.88 79.80 88.67 52.80
Reconstruction 4 1 0.800 341 24 21 0.533 335 24.43 68.20 75.78 67.00
Derailed 6 2 0.750 569 39 33 0.542 522 42.51 71.13 79.03 65.25
Stake and Break 6 2 0.750 556 41 31 0.569 489 46.62 69.50 77.22 61.13
Not this time Harold 5 2 0.714 559 49 14 0.778 318 86.14 79.86 88.73 45.43
Alpha Cue Up 5 2 0.714 526 39 24 0.619 414 49.55 75.14 83.49 59.14
Rank Team Name MW ML MW % Points GW GL GW % PA PR MA Shoot % OMA
Rock Steady 5 2 0.714 514 41 22 0.651 383 55.02 73.43 81.59 54.71
Doc's Gang 5 2 0.714 472 37 26 0.587 428 40.80 67.43 74.92 61.14
CCT 4 2 0.667 409 29 25 0.537 379 31.30 68.17 75.74 63.17
Shoot the Moon 5 3 0.625 592 46 26 0.639 446 61.06 74.00 82.22 55.75
I'd Hit That 5 3 0.625 528 31 41 0.431 566 28.92 66.00 73.33 70.75
Mixed Nuts 5 3 0.625 519 34 38 0.472 559 31.57 64.88 72.08 69.88
Pocket Monsters 4 3 0.571 528 39 24 0.619 406 50.72 75.43 83.81 58.00
Balls in Hand 4 3 0.571 472 32 31 0.508 436 34.64 67.43 74.92 62.29
Huddle Down 4 4 0.500 535 34 38 0.472 561 32.42 66.88 74.31 70.13
Jammin Deep 4 4 0.500 501 29 43 0.403 589 24.67 62.63 69.58 73.63
Drift Dawgs 4 4 0.500 482 30 42 0.417 576 25.10 60.25 66.94 72.00
Findlay 3 3 0.500 408 27 27 0.500 408 27.00 68.00 75.56 68.00
Rank Team Name MW ML MW % Points GW GL GW % PA PR MA Shoot % OMA
Just Driftin' In 3 3 0.500 380 22 32 0.407 450 18.58 63.33 70.37 75.00
Huddle Up 3 4 0.429 515 38 25 0.603 426 45.94 73.57 81.75 60.86
FAH-Que's 3 4 0.429 511 37 26 0.587 438 43.17 73.00 81.11 62.57
No Name 3 4 0.429 510 39 24 0.619 420 47.36 72.86 80.95 60.00
Three Felt Tips 3 4 0.429 475 33 30 0.524 456 34.37 67.86 75.40 65.14
Breakin Bad 3 4 0.429 459 30 33 0.476 488 28.22 65.57 72.86 69.71
Ladies and the Tramp 3 4 0.429 443 31 32 0.492 468 29.34 63.29 70.32 66.86
The Relative Unknown 2 3 0.400 345 25 20 0.556 324 26.62 69.00 76.67 64.80
Murphy's Law 3 5 0.375 590 41 31 0.569 537 45.05 73.75 81.94 67.13
Hit em Hard 3 5 0.375 467 24 48 0.333 605 18.53 58.38 64.86 75.63
Northern Q 2 4 0.333 381 22 32 0.407 433 19.36 63.50 70.56 72.17
Spot 2 4 0.333 379 22 32 0.407 416 20.04 63.17 70.19 69.33
Rank Team Name MW ML MW % Points GW GL GW % PA PR MA Shoot % OMA
Chalk Blockers 2 4 0.333 341 20 34 0.370 454 15.02 56.83 63.15 75.67
Cut em & Gut em 2 5 0.286 409 23 40 0.365 523 17.99 58.43 64.92 74.71
Chalk You 2 6 0.250 496 25 47 0.347 608 20.39 62.00 68.89 76.00
The Four Horsemen 2 6 0.250 477 28 44 0.389 573 23.31 59.63 66.25 71.63
Side Pocket 1 5 0.167 363 21 33 0.389 452 16.87 60.50 67.22 75.33
Ho Lee Chit 1 5 0.167 327 16 38 0.296 457 11.45 54.50 60.56 76.17
Go Easy On Us 1 6 0.143 376 18 45 0.286 560 12.09 53.71 59.68 80.00
Cueless Maidens 1 7 0.125 357 14 58 0.194 659 7.58 44.63 49.58 82.38
Mafia Balls 0 6 0.000 356 18 36 0.333 474 13.52 59.33 65.93 79.00
The Accidental Safeties 0 7 0.000 346 17 46 0.270 560 10.50 49.43 54.92 80.00
Pinal County Zingers 0 5 0.000 248 8 37 0.178 417 4.76 49.60 55.11 83.40
Chicks wit Sticks 0 6 0.000 237 4 50 0.074 528 1.80 39.50 43.89 88.00