UPDATED January 1st, 2016!!
Congratulations to Skip Bales, Kevin Phillips & Terry Lemke of Tough Times from the Drift Inn Saloon in Globe! They faced their toughest challenge yet facing a field of 17 teams as they went undefeated to again take the #1 seed heading into the Fall State Championships! Division MVP Rob Turner, Calvin Balcom & Darrel Bednarek of Triple Threat took the 2nd seed finishing undefeated just 19 points behind Tough Times. Defending Champions BOHICA – Steve Blackburn, Chad Barber & Jason Burkhart - finished in the 3rd seed going 13-1 while winning 103 games. Taking the 4th seed and final 7pm slot is Eugene Hemphill, Darren Bradford & Phil Anderson of Shoot the Moon who went 11-3. The fall season had the largest number of teams the AZPL has had in over 5 years with 79! Globe expanded to TWO nights, Flagstaff went from an in-house to a traveling, doubling in size and Jester’s In-House jumped to 12 teams to lead the way! And seeing it all happen was the Pocket Monsters – Scott Elliott, Matt Miller & Gary Hibdon – who have been together as a team for 31 consecutive seasons! They are the first recipients of the AZPL Focker Award! What an exciting season! League MVP once again goes to Jason Burkhart who narrowly defeated Kip Anderson. Kip is still riding a 19-game winning streak heading into the tournament! Claudia Morado is the women’s MVP edging out Dawn Atokuku as well as Most Improved Shooter shooting over 4 points over her career match average! League Most Improved Shooter goes to Johnny Smith who shot almost 6 points over his career match average! Top Rookie goes to Kimberly Macey from Flagstaff & Ed Clark of Globe. Dawn Atokuku is the Multi-Night MVP playing in over 50 matches this season on her way to a 90-57 while scoring 1,216 points! Cecil Attson scored his 18,000 point this season, Dawn Atokuku scored her 15,000th and Joe Campbell passed the 13,000 plateau! Dawn Atokuku became only the 4th player ever to win 1,000 games! Mark Tomlinson passed Chris Negrin to move into 5th All-Time in points scored with 12,606! Pete Williams passed 12,000 total points! Doc Rogers won his 900th game! Rick Meredith became only the 13th player ever to reach 10,000 total points! Jim Green passed Bob Campbell to take 8th All-Time in wins with 856. Mark Tomlinson won his 800th game! Matt Miller, Rob Turner & Steve McGuire each passed 9,000 total points! Dan Smith & Darren Bradford both reached 8,000 points. Gary Hibdon won his 700th game. Joe Zack passed 7,000 total points. Winning his 600th game was William Weiss. Lynn Beckstead & Sandra Danielson both passed Cathy Beyale to move into 4th & 5th all-time in points scored. Anthony Begay & Michael Santopadre both won their 500th games. Lynn also moved into 8th place, passing Miki Hoppins in Power Rating. Tony Begaye won his 400th career game. Kat Esparza & Lynn Beckstead both passed Monique Fuentes to take 6th & 7th in all-time wins. Skip Bales & Derrick Tutt both won their 300th games. Fellow Flagstaffonians Anthony Begay & Eric McKay both passed 6,000 total points scored! Duane Hostetler reached 5,000 total points as well as won his 300th game. Scoring his 4,000th point is Tomas Messiah. Eric Menard and Globites Justin King, Joseph Armendariez, Carlos Preston & Tom Badiali all won their 200th games. Scoring their 3,000th points this season is Garret Lee, Curtis Neal, Kip Anderson, Brady Williams, Justin King & Joseph Armendariez! Rick Albertsen, Nathan Holliday, Darryl Ulibarri, John Watts, Jose Cardenas, Rafael Begaye & Jake Jiron all scored their 2000th points! Cecil Attson moved into 2nd All-Time with 3 8-ball breaks this season to give him 21 total!
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 2016 Spring State Championships
are May 6th, 7th & 8th at
Stinger's Sports Bar & Grill
10040 N 43rd Ave. in Glendale!
Friday Night AZPL Alumni Night
Order of Events:
AZPL Wild Card Challenge - Friday, May 6th @ 7:00pm
Reigning Champion - The Four Horsemen!
To win the Wild Card 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, January 8th @ 7:00pm, sign up starts at 6pm!
You’ll play as a team on the winner’s side in a race to 2 (48-up 3) in the opening two rounds! In the 3rd round the 3 races drop to 2. Once your team loses you’ll ditch your partner and flip into a singles tournament in a race to 2 (26-up to 3) 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! Stinger’s is matching 50% of the pot!
No Limit on players!
At midnight ALL races that have not yet started on losers side drop to 1 except for Championship match.
Sign up at 6pm, First round starts at 7pm on Friday, January 8th! $10 entry!
8-Ball Break & Run Derby – Friday, January 8th @ 7:00pm
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.
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!
Berry sets record with 45 points in the 2nd round!
Ben Sutherland sets record with 54 points in the 3rd round!
Ben Sutherland sets record with 54 points in the 3rd round!
score - Ben Sutherland - 78 points - Summer 2014
High score - Ben Sutherland - 78 points - Summer 2014
The top three players each will receive a credit towards their next season’s 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!
are 2 ways to become eligible for this event!
These players have hit an 8-Ball Break this season:
AZPL Big Money 8-Ball Singles Tournament
Top 2 Singles: Brady Williams & Jason Burkhart
1st Place - Jason $440
2nd Place - Brady $260
Saturday Matches – May 7th @ 9:00am
The 25th-32nd teams begin play at 9am!
Every team that plays in the Championships wins CASH!!
Sunday Events – May 8th @ 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!
The Spring 2016 AZPL State Championships
May 6th, 7th & 8th!!
1st Place $1,500!!!
Every team wins cash!
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