They did it again!  Tough Times from the Drift Inn Saloon in Globe is once again the number one ranked team heading into this weekend’s State Championships!  CeeJay Young won 21 games in a row but it was Skip Bales who went 34-5 to lead the Times to a 13-1 record, scoring 1,175 points!  In 2nd place is BOHICA, who also went 13-1 while scoring 1,128 points.  League MVP Jason Burkhart went 38-4, scoring 396 points for BOHICA!  Jason led the league in points, wins, 10-0s (8), points/points allowed (233) and tied with 10 30-point games to have the 9th best season ever in the AZPL!  Amado Martinez tied for the lead with 10 30s while winning 37 and scoring 392 with 6 10-0s to finish at 17th best!  Ryan Levengood finished 3rd at 36-6, scoring 395 points with 8 30s and 3 10-0s while allowing 201.  Cee Jay Young was averaging 29.67 points over 9 games this season while going 26-1.  Bill McGavisk & Francisco Serrano both hit 3 8-ball breaks this season.  Lynda Niichel barely beat out Kat Esparza for the women’s MVP scoring 314 points while going 21-18, 3 30s and allowing 282.  Kat scored 317 points while going 20-21.  Wendy Stanfel went 12-2 for Derailed, scoring 133 with 2 30s.  Laura Boothroyd tied for the lead with 21 wins & 3 30s while scoring 293 to finish 4th.  Lyndsie Davidson was the only female to hit an 8-ball break this season.  Jeff Vikete and Madalynn Alvarado of Stake & Break won Top Rookie honors!  Jeff outscored Jake Shorten 320-318 while winning 3 more games.  Maddy narrowly beat out Teri Curtis by 17 points.  Eric Menard is the Men’s Most Improved Player, improving on his MA by 4.64 to shoot a 26.27.  Mindy Teague is the Women’s Most Improved, shooting 2 points over her MA for a 21.71 average! 

Chris Negrin scored his 12,000 career point this past season as did Mark Tomlinson.  Chris is just 31 wins shy of becoming only the 3rd player ever to reach 1,000 wins!  Pete Williams won his 900th game and needs 175 points to reach the 12,000 point plateau.  Doc Rogers scored his 10,000 to become just 13th player to do so in the AZPL!  With 9 wins he will reach 900 career wins!  Rick Meredith needs just 31 to become number 14!  Jim Green & Joe Campbell won their 800th games this season!  Mark Tomlinson is within 18 wins of 800!  Steve McGuire is within a 30 of 9,000 points!  Doug Molhook & Tim Ashley both won their 700th game!  Gary Hibdon is stuck on 698 until September!  Tim Ashley is right behind Steve needing 151 while Matt Miller needs 155!  Darren Bradford won his 600th game!  Eric Danielson Sr scored his 6,000 point this season while subbing!  Anthony Begay is 33 short of 6K!  Cecil Attson moved into 2nd All-Time with his 18th career 8-ball break!  Mike Russell won his 400th game while Tony Begaye needs just 1 win to reach the mark!  Gary Wimmer & Alex Franklin both scored their 5,000th point!  Duane Hostetler needs 173 to reach 5,000!  Kat Esparza, Kevin Phillips and Richard Owens all scored their 4,000th point!  Kevin Phillips, Richard Owens, Kat Esparza, Duane Hostetler & Terry Lemke all won their 300th game!  Skip Bales needs a 30 to match the fete.  Tomas Messiah needs just 105 to reach 4K points!  Tara Negrin, Aisha Manes, Scott Harris, Calvin Balcom, Carlos Preston, Jim Shea, Chad Metivier and Eric Menard all scored their 3,000th point this season!  Darrel Bednarek needs just 4 while Terry Culpepper needs 7 to reach the mark!  Winning their 200th games this season were Curtis Neal, Amado Martinez, Kip Anderson, Brady Williams, Harold Lyons, Terry Culpepper, Chad Metivier, Jr Jiron & Victor Vargas.  Flora Ben, Wendy Stanfel, Laura Boothroyd, Amado Martinez, Lloyd Keller, Andrew Rodriguez, Duane Etsitty, Scott Gwilliam, DJ Powell, Jon Tellez & Dan Svir all scored their 2,000 point!  John Watts, Brandon Warren, Randy Amos, Francisco Serrano, Shawn Ashworth, Cee Jay Young and Myk Shorten each won their 100th games this season.  Mark Klein needs a 31 to reach the mark!  Scott Lutz & Steve Blackburn scored their 1,000th point!  Bill McGavisk needs 24 for 1,000!  Lisa Way needs just 36 for her 1,000! 

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 Events!

Order of Events:

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

Reigning Champion - Ho Lee Chit!

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! This event is only open to current teams in the AZPL.

Wildcard Teams:

Side Pocket

Hit em Hard

Jammin Deep

Reconstruction

The Accidental Safeties

Cueless Maidens

Spot

Chalk Blockers

Pinal County Zingers

The Four Horsemen

Cut em & Gut em

Ho Lee Chit

Go Easy On Us

 

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!

    You’ll play as a team on the winner’s 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 you’ll 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!  Stinger’s is matching 50% of the pot!

Limited to the first 32 players! 

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

 

8-Ball Break & Run Derby 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 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!

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:

NEW---AZPL Big Money 8-Ball Singles Tournament 

($1500 in cash with 16 players)

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

   Players compete in a full 9-game set each round.  Just like in league play, whoever scores the most points wins the match.  Matches will be handicapped based on your AZPL rating.  Matches will be staggered throughout the weekend – starting with the opening round on Friday followed by matches going on all day Saturday and culminating on Sunday for the Championships.  This is an all-weekend event.  Entry is equal to your AZPL rating at the start of EVERY match you play in.  That’s right – every round.  So if you are a 25 your entry will be $25 at the start of every match you play in.  The prize money accumulates throughout the weekend with the Final Four being paid out.  Full double elimination. 

Based on a full 16 player bracket this is what the payout should look like:

First Place $600, Second $450, Third $300 & Fourth $150 / All other players will win 10 cents a point credit to their weekly dues in the upcoming season.

OPEN TO ANY CURRENT OR FORMER* AZPL MEMBERS

*MUST HAVE PLAYED AT LEAST 14 MATCHES IN THE LEAGUE TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR THIS TOURNAMENT 

 

 

Saturday Matches – August 29th @ 9:00am

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

Every team that plays in the Championships wins CASH!!

START TIMES:

9am

Mixed Nuts

9am

Just Driftin' In

9am

Balls in Hand

9am

Chalk You

9am

Huddle Down

9am

FAH-Que's

9am

Murphy's Law

10am

Ladies and the Tramp

10am

Breakin Bad

10am

Hamboozers

10am

Huddle Up

11am

Drift Dawgs

11am

Three Felt Tips

11am

Northern Q

11am

Pocket Monsters

1pm

No Name

1pm

Stake and Break

1pm

Alpha Cue Up

1pm

Rock Steady

3pm

Shoot the Moon

3pm

I'd Hit That

3pm

Doc's Gang

3pm

CCT

5pm

Derailed

5pm

Atta Girl

5pm

Beer Me

5pm

Cash Money

7pm

Pinal County Ringers

7pm

Not this time Harold

7pm

BOHICA

7pm

Tough Times

 

Sunday Events 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! 

Open Singles - Limit to 32 players – Race to 3 in opening round, race to 2 in all subsequent rounds on both sides of bracket

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

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

Starts at 10am!!  Open Tables!!

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

Entry is equal to your rating!  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 13 1 0.929 1175 106 20 0.841 685 181.82 83.93 93.25 48.93
BOHICA 13 1 0.929 1128 101 25 0.802 616 184.95 80.57 89.52 44.00
Not this time Harold 11 3 0.786 1121 98 28 0.778 644 170.59 80.07 88.97 46.00
Pinal County Ringers 11 3 0.786 1095 93 33 0.738 743 137.06 78.21 86.90 53.07
Beer Me 11 3 0.786 1031 82 44 0.651 812 104.12 73.64 81.83 58.00
Atta Girl 10 4 0.714 1141 96 30 0.762 692 158.29 81.50 90.56 49.43
Cash Money 10 4 0.714 1051 84 42 0.667 761 116.01 75.07 83.41 54.36
Derailed 10 4 0.714 1010 73 53 0.579 888 83.03 72.14 80.16 63.43
CCT 10 4 0.714 993 74 52 0.587 869 84.56 70.93 78.81 62.07
Doc's Gang 10 4 0.714 951 72 54 0.571 851 80.46 67.93 75.48 60.79
I'd Hit That 10 4 0.714 945 59 67 0.468 974 57.24 67.50 75.00 69.57
Shoot the Moon 9 5 0.643 1048 83 43 0.659 778 111.80 74.86 83.17 55.57
Rank Team Name MW ML MW % Points GW GL GW % PA PR MA Shoot % OMA
Rock Steady 9 5 0.643 1037 85 41 0.675 775 113.74 74.07 82.30 55.36
Alpha Cue Up 9 5 0.643 996 73 53 0.579 860 84.54 71.14 79.05 61.43
Stake and Break 9 5 0.643 983 74 52 0.587 848 85.78 70.21 78.02 60.57
No Name 8 6 0.571 1032 80 46 0.635 806 102.43 73.71 81.90 57.57
Pocket Monsters 8 6 0.571 1022 73 53 0.579 847 88.08 73.00 81.11 60.50
Northern Q 8 6 0.571 959 62 64 0.492 944 62.99 68.50 76.11 67.43
Three Felt Tips 8 6 0.571 921 60 66 0.476 953 57.99 65.79 73.10 68.07
Drift Dawgs 8 6 0.571 910 61 65 0.484 961 57.76 65.00 72.22 68.64
Huddle Up 7 7 0.500 1002 67 59 0.532 904 74.26 71.57 79.52 64.57
Hamboozers 7 7 0.500 970 71 55 0.563 879 78.35 69.29 76.98 62.79
The Relative Unknown 7 7 0.500 953 69 57 0.548 922 71.32 68.07 75.63 65.86
Breakin Bad 7 7 0.500 944 63 63 0.500 957 62.14 67.43 74.92 68.36
Rank Team Name MW ML MW % Points GW GL GW % PA PR MA Shoot % OMA
Findlay 7 7 0.500 936 59 67 0.468 975 56.64 66.86 74.29 69.64
Ladies and the Tramp 7 7 0.500 897 61 65 0.484 946 57.84 64.07 71.19 67.57
Murphy's Law 6 8 0.429 1060 78 48 0.619 898 92.07 75.71 84.13 64.14
FAH-Que's 6 8 0.429 1008 72 54 0.571 886 81.91 72.00 80.00 63.29
Huddle Down 6 8 0.429 931 57 69 0.452 984 53.93 66.50 73.89 70.29
Chalk You 6 8 0.429 920 53 73 0.421 1033 47.20 65.71 73.02 73.79
Balls in Hand 6 8 0.429 914 61 65 0.484 906 61.54 65.29 72.54 64.71
Just Driftin' In 6 8 0.429 893 52 74 0.413 990 46.91 63.79 70.87 70.71
Mixed Nuts 6 8 0.429 892 57 69 0.452 1006 50.54 63.71 70.79 71.86
Side Pocket 6 8 0.429 889 59 67 0.468 998 52.56 63.50 70.56 71.29
Hit em Hard 6 8 0.429 863 55 71 0.437 973 48.78 61.64 68.49 69.50
Jammin Deep 6 8 0.429 826 42 84 0.333 1076 32.24 59.00 65.56 76.86
Rank Team Name MW ML MW % Points GW GL GW % PA PR MA Shoot % OMA
Reconstruction 5 9 0.357 925 63 63 0.500 936 62.26 66.07 73.41 66.86
The Accidental Safeties 5 9 0.357 743 36 90 0.286 1090 24.54 53.07 58.97 77.86
Cueless Maidens 5 9 0.357 649 25 101 0.198 1149 14.12 46.36 51.51 82.07
Spot 4 10 0.286 892 50 76 0.397 1011 44.11 63.71 70.79 72.21
Chalk Blockers 4 10 0.286 814 47 79 0.373 1044 36.65 58.14 64.60 74.57
Pinal County Zingers 4 10 0.286 664 25 101 0.198 1146 14.49 47.43 52.70 81.86
The Four Horsemen 3 11 0.214 858 47 79 0.373 1031 39.11 61.29 68.10 73.64
Cut em & Gut em 3 11 0.214 794 40 86 0.317 1077 29.49 56.71 63.02 76.93
Ho Lee Chit 2 12 0.143 801 38 88 0.302 1079 28.21 57.21 63.57 77.07
Go Easy On Us 2 12 0.143 750 38 88 0.302 1085 26.27 53.57 59.52 77.50
Chicks wit Sticks 2 12 0.143 562 14 112 0.111 1210 6.50 40.14 44.60 86.43
Mafia Balls 0 14 0.000 727 36 90 0.286 1128 23.20 51.93 57.70 80.57