Congratulations to Skip Bales, Terry Lemke & Kevin Phillips of Tough Times from the Drift Inn in Globe.  After finishing with a 13-1 record and scoring 1,111 points they are coming into the AZPL State Championships as the #1 ranked team and a 7pm start time.  Finishing in 2nd would be Paul Sanborn, Brandon Keiser & David Groves of RamRod II New & Improved of the Q n Brew in Tempe.  They finished with a 12-2 record, scoring 1,092 points to lead the Q n Brew/East Valley Division.  Brother Rick Meisel, Jim Stacy & Duane Hostetler of Side Pocket from the Red Onion in Phoenix tied with Docís Gang at 12-2 but outscored them by 12 to win the Phoenix Traveling division and take the 3rd spot.  Docís Gang comes into the tournament as the highest ranked non-first place team.  At 11-3 league MVP Amado Martinez, along with Chris Negrin & William Weiss of the Rusty Trombones from Jesterís Billiards in Gilbert take the 4th and final 7pm time slot. 

Amado Martinez led the league with a 8.222 power rating, 394 points scored, winning 37 games with 11 30s and a 28.14 match average over 14 matches for the Trombones.  The 11 30s put him in a 4-way tie for 5th place.  Tying for the lead with 37 wins was Terry Lemke.  Ryan Levengood of Dirty Mike & the Boyz is the league leader with 9 10-0 games.  Doc Rice hit a league high 4 8-ball breaks for the Cheesehead Chalkers.  Most Improved Shooter goes to Duane Hostetler from Side Pocket.  He shot 3.6 points over his average.  Top Rookie with a 3.592, 300 points and 25 wins is Shawn Ashworth of LMF. 

Dawn Atokuku of the Rollin Eightz won 27 games with 5 30-point games and a 26.17 match average, 3.6 points over her average to lead the women in those categories.  Her 4.710 PR was 9th highest all-time for the women.  Kat Esparza of Huddle Up scored 350 points for the lead in that category.  Lisa Way of No Idea was the top rookie with a 1.392 PR, 253 points and 15 wins. 

Chris Negrin moved into 7th All-Time with a 123.322 PR passing Rob Turner and Pete Williams.  Michael Kerin won his 2,000th game.  Cecil Attson became only the third person to win 1,000 games!  Dawn Atokuku scored her 13,000th point, only the 4th person to do so!  Bob Campbell needs 144 points to become the 9th player to score 10,000!  Jim Green passed Bill Martel to move into 9th All-Time with 9,674 points while winning his 700th game, entering the top 10. Davin Lavikka needs 35 points to move into 10th place!  Dawn Atokuku & Chris Negrin both won their 800th games, Chris moving into 6th place All-Time.  Chris also jumped to 7th with 28 10-0 games!  Doc Rogers needs 2 wins to reach 800 wins.  Rick Meredith & Doc Rogers each scored their 9,000th point.  Lance Tucker is 204 shy of the mark.  Mark Tomlinson won his 700th game.  Matt Miller scored his 8,000th while Tim Ashley needs 50 for 8k.  Doc Rice, Rick Meredith & Scott Elliott all won their 600th games.  Davin Lavikka needs just 3 to reach the mark.  Anthony Beyale reached 7,000, finishing the season with 7,001.  Darren Bradford can reach that with 173 points.  William Weiss & Matt Miller both won their 500th games.  Greg Manes needs 23 wins to reach 500.  Joe Zack needs 220 to reach 6,000 points.  Anthony Begay needs 6 wins and Cathy Beyale needs 7 to reach 400.   Cathy Beyale & Lynn Beckstead moved from 8th & 9th to 5th & 6th All-Time in points scored with 5,583 & 5,525.  Lynn needs 2 wins to move into 8th passing Pat Kloeppel. Eric McKay, Mike Russell and Miguel Topete each scored their 5,000th point. Anthony Begay can join the 5K club with 33.  Derek Deffner reached 4,000 points and 300 wins while Jim Hastings is just 4 shy of 4K.  Duane Hostetler, Brother Rick Meisel, Hector Montolla and Skip Bales all won their 200th game.  Kat Esparza moved into 7th All-time in Power Rating and 30-point games, passing or tying Miki Hoppins in both categories.  Brother Rick, Richard Owens, Kevin Phillips, Tomas Messiah and Miki Hoppins all scored their 3,000th point!  Russ Winders needs just 67 to join them.  Tara Negrin, Carlos Preston, Tracy Rogers, Eric Menard and Henrie Jackson reached the 2,000-point plateau.  Flora Ben needs just 21 more to get there.  Flora Ben, Lynda Niichel, Tiny Svir, Harold Lyons, DJ Powell, Paul Sanborn, Joe Granillo and Brandon Keiser all won their 100th game this season.  Scoring their 1,000th point were Stacy Waddell, Laura Boothroyd, Andy Briones, Thoi Truong, RL Johnston, Rick Alberston, Lloyd Keller, Andrew Rodriguez & Duane Etsitty.  Derek Deffner moved into 8th All-Time with 10 8-ball breaks!  Doc Rice and Doug Molhook both have 9 to tie for 9th place!  Lynn Beckstead enters the top 10 at 4th place with 3 8- ball breaks. 

The Fall season begins the week of September 8th.  I look forward to seeing you all there!

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 2014 Summer State Championships 

were August 22nd, 23rd & 24th at 

Stinger's Sports Bar & Grill

10040 N 43rd Ave. in Glendale!

Reigning State Champions - The Rusty Trombones of Jester's Billiards in Gilbert - Won $1725!
Chris Negrin, Amado Martinez & William Weiss

 

 
 
2nd Place - Pedal to the Medal from the Q n Brew in Tempe - Won $889
Harold Lyons, Laura Boothroyd & Francisco Rodriguez
 
 
3rd Place - Huddle Up from the Huddle in Globe - Won $500 (plus local winnings)
Scott Harris, Kat Esparza & Richard Owens
 
4th Place - Tough Times from the Drift Inn Saloon in Globe - Won $300 (plus local winnings)
Skip Bales, Terry Lemke & Kevin Phillips
5th Place - RamRod II New & Improved from the Q n Brew in Tempe - Won $468
Brandon Keiser, Paul Sanborn & Dave Groves
 
6th Place - Jewbacabra's from Stockman's in Flagstaff - Won $200 (plus local winnings)
Eric Menard, Russ Winders & Chase Rumfola
 
7th Place - Whiskey Tango Foxtrot from the Q n Brew in Tempe - Won $269
Saad Saad, Kurt Siebels & Jim Hastings
 
8th Place - The 3 Sanchos of the Q n Brew in Tempe - Won $193
Daniel Short & Thoi Truong (Derek Deffner MIA)

Order of Events:

AZPL Wild Card Challenge & Alumni Tournament - Friday, January 2nd @ 7:00pm

Reigning Champion - No Idea!

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, January 2nd @ 7:00pm, sign up starts at 6pm!

Darren Bradford, Shawn Ashworth, Brady Williams, Ben Sutherland & George LaFar (not pictured Jim Stacy)
1st Place - Ben Sutherland & George LaFar $240!
2nd Place - Darren Bradford & Shawn Ashworth - $168!
3rd Place (tie/singles) - Brady Williams & Jim Stacy - $36 each!

    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 six players are in the money!  Stingerís is matching 50% of the pot!

 

Limited to the first 32 players!  Sign up at 6pm, First round starts at 7pm on Friday, January 2nd!

$10 entry!

8-Ball Break & Run Derby Ė Friday, January 2nd @ 7:00pm

2nd Place - George LaFar - $80 cash + $2 off his weekly dues!
1st Place - Ben Sutherland - $160 cash + $3 off his weekly dues!
3rd Place - Harold Lyons - $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 65% of the pot+$3 off their weekly dues, 2nd receives 35% of the pot and $2 off their dues and 3rd Place gets a $1 off their weekly dues!

There are 3 ways to become eligible for this event!

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

  • Get an equal number of 10-0s as your rating!

  • 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 January 3rd @ 9:00am

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

Every team that plays in the Championships wins CASH!!

START TIMES:

 

Sunday Events Ė May 4th @ 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!  

 

Second Chance Team Tournament!!

Reigning Champion:

None - no teams played

 

Open to ANY team that is NOT already playing on Sunday in the Championships.  Even if you got eliminated on Friday you can play!  And even if you made it but your teammates couldn't...  

YOU CAN PLAY!!  

How's that you ask?  If you were left single handed or your team was short handed in the Championships I'll let you bring a player or two (from within the league of course) to make a team or join an eliminated existing team in the Sunday Second Chance Tournament.  You can be on as many teams in this tournament as you were on during the season but you must pay an entry for each.  Meaning if you play on 3 different nights you can be on 3 different teams in the 2nd Chance but you could end up playing against your other team and will shoot against them in this event.  AZPL Alumni may play in this event but only 1 per team. Tables will be open!  Prize money will be split between the top 2 teams 65/35!!  

*If you play on more than one team and one of those teams are still playing in the Championships you can only play with your other team in the 2nd Chance.  You cannot join another team.

Entry is $20 per player!  Sign up at 9am, starts at 10am. 

 

 

The Fall 2014 AZPL State Championships

January 2nd, 3rd & 4th!  

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
Rollin Eightz 3 0 1.000 250 22 5 0.815 166 33.13 83.33 92.59 55.33
Huddle Up 3 0 1.000 236 20 7 0.741 168 28.10 78.67 87.41 56.00
Tap Room 3 0 1.000 235 19 8 0.704 159 28.08 78.33 87.04 53.00
Cash Money 3 0 1.000 223 16 11 0.593 187 19.08 74.33 82.59 62.33
Pocket Monsters 3 0 1.000 210 15 12 0.556 193 16.32 70.00 77.78 64.33
Doc's Gang 3 0 1.000 208 15 12 0.556 177 17.63 69.33 77.04 59.00
Sugar Daddies 3 0 1.000 190 13 14 0.481 207 11.93 63.33 70.37 69.00
Hideaway One 2 0 1.000 166 15 3 0.833 88 28.30 83.00 92.22 44.00
Handicapped 1 0 1.000 86 8 1 0.889 31 22.19 86.00 95.56 31.00
Dream Team 1 0 1.000 78 6 3 0.667 60 7.80 78.00 86.67 60.00
Larry, Darryl & Darryl 1 0 1.000 75 6 3 0.667 58 7.76 75.00 83.33 58.00
Tough Times 2 1 0.667 245 22 5 0.815 160 33.69 81.67 90.74 53.33
Rank Team Name MW ML MW % Points GW GL GW % PA PR MA Shoot % OMA
Cheesehead Chaulkers 2 1 0.667 235 20 7 0.741 158 29.75 78.33 87.04 52.67
Unleash the Gerbils 2 1 0.667 232 17 10 0.630 183 21.55 77.33 85.93 61.00
Shoot the Moon 2 1 0.667 228 18 9 0.667 151 27.18 76.00 84.44 50.33
LMF 2 1 0.667 220 15 12 0.556 185 17.84 73.33 81.48 61.67
FAH-Que's 2 1 0.667 219 15 12 0.556 198 16.59 73.00 81.11 66.00
Los Chorizos 2 1 0.667 216 14 13 0.519 204 14.82 72.00 80.00 68.00
I'm with them EH! 2 1 0.667 214 15 12 0.556 199 16.13 71.33 79.26 66.33
Good Outs 2 1 0.667 209 15 12 0.556 191 16.41 69.67 77.41 63.67
Jewbacabras 2 1 0.667 208 15 12 0.556 193 16.17 69.33 77.04 64.33
Reconstruction 2 1 0.667 206 12 15 0.444 202 12.24 68.67 76.30 67.33
Derailed 2 1 0.667 201 11 16 0.407 215 10.28 67.00 74.44 71.67
Team SOV 2 1 0.667 186 11 16 0.407 223 9.17 62.00 68.89 74.33
Rank Team Name MW ML MW % Points GW GL GW % PA PR MA Shoot % OMA
Murphy's Law 2 1 0.667 186 11 16 0.407 227 9.01 62.00 68.89 75.67
Hamboozers 2 1 0.667 185 11 16 0.407 212 9.60 61.67 68.52 70.67
Huddle Down 2 1 0.667 184 10 17 0.370 231 7.97 61.33 68.15 77.00
Breakin Bad 2 1 0.667 177 9 18 0.333 231 6.90 59.00 65.56 77.00
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot 2 2 0.500 261 18 18 0.500 272 17.27 65.25 72.50 68.00
Chapa Khan 1 1 0.500 145 11 7 0.611 106 15.05 72.50 80.56 53.00
Balls in Hand 1 1 0.500 127 7 11 0.389 147 6.05 63.50 70.56 73.50
Beach Bums 1 2 0.333 213 16 11 0.593 186 18.32 71.00 78.89 62.00
Balls of Brass 1 2 0.333 212 13 14 0.481 212 13.00 70.67 78.52 70.67
Pimpin' Ain't Eazy 1 2 0.333 209 15 12 0.556 173 18.12 69.67 77.41 57.67
Old Amigos 1 2 0.333 206 15 12 0.556 191 16.18 68.67 76.30 63.67
Stake and Break 1 2 0.333 198 13 14 0.481 210 12.26 66.00 73.33 70.00
Rank Team Name MW ML MW % Points GW GL GW % PA PR MA Shoot % OMA
Ho Lee Chit 1 2 0.333 196 13 14 0.481 212 12.02 65.33 72.59 70.67
2 Dix and a Chick 1 2 0.333 191 13 14 0.481 214 11.60 63.67 70.74 71.33
Hot Pockets 1 2 0.333 191 11 16 0.407 229 9.17 63.67 70.74 76.33
Fatal Attraction 1 2 0.333 189 12 15 0.444 201 11.28 63.00 70.00 67.00
Side Pocket 1 2 0.333 172 8 19 0.296 219 6.28 57.33 63.70 73.00
Just Driftin' In 1 2 0.333 159 9 18 0.333 230 6.22 53.00 58.89 76.67
K.O.S. 0 3 0.000 211 12 15 0.444 212 11.94 70.33 78.15 70.67
Drift Dawgs 0 3 0.000 195 10 17 0.370 223 8.74 65.00 72.22 74.33
I'd Hit That 0 3 0.000 185 10 17 0.370 222 8.33 61.67 68.52 74.00
Alpha Cue Up 0 3 0.000 184 10 17 0.370 231 7.97 61.33 68.15 77.00
Hit em Hard 0 3 0.000 179 12 15 0.444 214 10.04 59.67 66.30 71.33
Cut em & Gut em 0 3 0.000 139 5 22 0.185 249 2.79 46.33 51.48 83.00
Rank Team Name MW ML MW % Points GW GL GW % PA PR MA Shoot % OMA
Jay's Hot Pockets 0 2 0.000 137 7 11 0.389 151 6.35 68.50 76.11 75.50
No Name 0 2 0.000 131 10 8 0.556 139 9.42 65.50 72.78 69.50
Snot Nose Luck 0 2 0.000 128 9 9 0.500 138 8.35 64.00 71.11 69.00
The El Diablos 0 2 0.000 109 7 11 0.389 139 5.49 54.50 60.56 69.50
Hideaway Hoods 0 2 0.000 100 5 13 0.278 153 3.27 50.00 55.56 76.50
7 Down 0 2 0.000 87 3 15 0.167 167 1.56 43.50 48.33 83.50
Slate Slayers 0 1 0.000 65 4 5 0.444 74 3.51 65.00 72.22 74.00
We're the Murrays 0 1 0.000 31 1 8 0.111 87 0.36 31.00 34.44 87.00