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 3 0 1.000 255 23 4 0.852 139 42.19 85.00 94.44 46.33
Cash Money 3 0 1.000 239 21 6 0.778 152 33.02 79.67 88.52 50.67
Alpha Cue Up 3 0 1.000 239 20 7 0.741 144 33.19 79.67 88.52 48.00
FAH-Que's 3 0 1.000 238 20 7 0.741 164 29.02 79.33 88.15 54.67
Beer Me 3 0 1.000 235 19 8 0.704 156 28.62 78.33 87.04 52.00
Reconstruction 3 0 1.000 210 15 12 0.556 198 15.91 70.00 77.78 66.00
Hamboozers 2 0 1.000 161 14 4 0.778 108 20.87 80.50 89.44 54.00
Just Driftin' In 2 0 1.000 134 8 10 0.444 143 7.50 67.00 74.44 71.50
Shaft Soooo Smoove 1 0 1.000 90 9 0 1.000 43 18.84 90.00 100.00 43.00
BOHICA 1 0 1.000 84 8 1 0.889 53 12.68 84.00 93.33 53.00
Doc's Gang 1 0 1.000 79 7 2 0.778 50 11.06 79.00 87.78 50.00
Murphy's Law 2 1 0.667 241 19 8 0.704 185 24.75 80.33 89.26 61.67
Rank Team Name MW ML MW % Points GW GL GW % PA PR MA Shoot % OMA
The Relative Unknown 2 1 0.667 224 19 8 0.704 164 25.95 74.67 82.96 54.67
Jammin Deep 2 1 0.667 215 14 13 0.519 204 14.75 71.67 79.63 68.00
Rock Steady 2 1 0.667 214 17 10 0.630 167 21.78 71.33 79.26 55.67
Balls in Hand 2 1 0.667 211 17 10 0.630 167 21.48 70.33 78.15 55.67
Cut em & Gut em 2 1 0.667 211 15 12 0.556 196 16.15 70.33 78.15 65.33
Shoot the Moon 2 1 0.667 209 17 10 0.630 174 20.42 69.67 77.41 58.00
Huddle Down 2 1 0.667 200 12 15 0.444 214 11.21 66.67 74.07 71.33
Derailed 2 1 0.667 191 12 15 0.444 211 10.86 63.67 70.74 70.33
Stake and Break 2 1 0.667 188 12 15 0.444 201 11.22 62.67 69.63 67.00
Hit em Hard 2 1 0.667 173 9 18 0.333 224 6.95 57.67 64.07 74.67
Chalk Blockers 1 1 0.500 121 8 10 0.444 143 6.77 60.50 67.22 71.50
Ladies and the Tramp 1 1 0.500 120 9 9 0.500 123 8.78 60.00 66.67 61.50
Rank Team Name MW ML MW % Points GW GL GW % PA PR MA Shoot % OMA
Not this time Harold 1 2 0.333 214 17 10 0.630 176 20.67 71.33 79.26 58.67
Pocket Monsters 1 2 0.333 213 14 13 0.519 202 14.76 71.00 78.89 67.33
No Name 1 2 0.333 205 16 11 0.593 184 17.83 68.33 75.93 61.33
Breakin Bad 1 2 0.333 188 11 16 0.407 207 9.99 62.67 69.63 69.00
I'd Hit That 1 2 0.333 166 6 21 0.222 240 4.15 55.33 61.48 80.00
Huddle Up 0 3 0.000 203 13 14 0.481 213 12.39 67.67 75.19 71.00
Chalk You 0 3 0.000 185 11 16 0.407 216 9.42 61.67 68.52 72.00
Northern Q 0 3 0.000 171 7 20 0.259 233 5.14 57.00 63.33 77.67
Findlay 0 3 0.000 170 8 19 0.296 231 5.89 56.67 62.96 77.00
Drift Dawgs 0 3 0.000 164 7 20 0.259 236 4.86 54.67 60.74 78.67
Go Easy On Us 0 3 0.000 158 6 21 0.222 249 3.81 52.67 58.52 83.00
The Accidental Safeties 0 3 0.000 155 8 19 0.296 243 5.10 51.67 57.41 81.00
Rank Team Name MW ML MW % Points GW GL GW % PA PR MA Shoot % OMA
Mafia Balls 0 2 0.000 126 8 10 0.444 153 6.59 63.00 70.00 76.50
Chicks wit Sticks 0 3 0.000 112 2 25 0.074 264 0.85 37.33 41.48 88.00
Cueless Maidens 0 2 0.000 104 4 14 0.222 161 2.58 52.00 57.78 80.50
Ho Lee Chit 0 1 0.000 64 3 6 0.333 71 2.70 64.00 71.11 71.00
CCT 0 1 0.000 53 1 8 0.111 84 0.63 53.00 58.89 84.00
Three Felt Tips 0 1 0.000 43 0 9 0.000 90 0.00 43.00 47.78 90.00