Congratulations to Mike Penrod, Darren Bradford and Robert Berry of The Flying Chanclas from the Q n Brew in Tempe!  Heading into championship weekend they are the number one ranked team in the league with a 13-1 record, 1,110 points and 92 wins! They also won $450 for 1st place in their division and Robert won $75 for being MVP!  Did I mention the 7pm start time too?  As far as that MVP goes, Robert was not only division MVP but he is also the top player in the league with a 8.299 power rating, 402 points, only 183 allowed, 34 wins, 11 30-point games, 3 15-0s and a 28.71 match average!  Out in Globe Maggie Boone of the Pool Hall Junkies from the Drift Inn Saloon was shooting her way to the women’s MVP with a 2.735 PR, 336 points, 23 wins, 3 30s and a 24 MA! 

Congrats also go out to No Name – Eric McKay, Kip Anderson, Gary Wimmer & Mark Higgins - from Stockman’s in Flagstaff, Just Here to Drink – Kevin Phillips, Joeneil Tolimao & John Michael Bernabe - from 2 Lanes Saloon in Globe, F My Balls – Bryan Tomaras, Shannon Greenberg, Randy Amos & Rich Gambill - from Stinger’s in Glendale, Derailed Too – Justin King, Rick Albertsen & Jimmie Shay Jr - also from 2 Lanes Saloon and Habichual – Amado Martinez, Laura Boothroyd & Harold Lyons - of Jester’s Billiards in Gilbert.  They are your division winners! 

Division Most Valuable Players awards go out to Kip Anderson of No Name and Flora Ben of Kool Arrows from Flagstaff, Bryan Tomaras of F My Balls & Dolly Lucero of Chalk It Up from the Stinger’s division, Kevin Phillips from Just Here to Drink, Donald Hudgings of DM2 at 2 Lanes Saloon, Tara Negrin of the Hot Pockets at the Q n Brew, and Harold Lyons & Laura Boothroyd of Habichual!

Bryan Tomaras and Shannon Greenberg of F My Balls are the top male & female rookies this season!  Most improved player goes to Chad Metivier of Bustin Balls and Dawn Smith of Déjà vu All Over Again!  Dawn not only was the most improved female but she’s the most improved player in the league shooting almost 4 points above her average with a 17.58 at Stingers!  Mr. & Mrs. Negrin – Chris & Tara to you and me ;o) – took home the Multi Night MVPs to hang on their mantel! 

More congrats go out to Division B, C, D & F winners F My Balls in B, Show Me the Money in C, All 8 Up in D & F winners Rock Out With Ur Chalk Out!  Those four teams get a sweet 7pm start time on Saturday. 

Statistically speaking …. Michael Kerin scored his 40,000th point in the final week of the season.  Right behind him is Cecil Attson with 22,561…. Pete Williams needs just 96 more points to be only the 6th person all-time to reach 15,000.  Speaking of Pete & Cecil, Pete added another 8-ball break to his all-time lead with 33.  Cecil is closing in though hitting 2 this season to give him 31.  Chris Negrin moved into 6th all time in points scored with 14,653.  Robert Berry moved into 7th all time in points scored right behind Chris with 14,263.  Rick Meredith moved into the top 10 in points!  Tim Ashley scored his 12,000th point.  William Weiss scored his 11,000th.  Ryan Fedora won his 800th game!  Justin King, Alex Franklin, Eric McKay and Gary Wimmer all scored their 8,000th points!  Justin & Eric also won their 600th games.  Anthony Begay, Doc Rice and John Ilk all won their 700th game this season.  Doc Rice moved from 8th to 5th all-time in PR.  Reaching 600 wins was Eric Ely.  Joseph Armendariez reached the 7,000 point plateau and won his 500th game!  Chad Hibbard needs 3 wins to reach 500!  Kevin Phillips scored his 7,000th!  Nate Holliday & Jimmie Shay Jr both reached the 6,000 point mark.  Rick Albertsen needs 8 points to reach 6,000!  Mike Perkins won his 400th game.  Dave Webb needs just 2 wins to reach 400.  Duane Etsitty, Hector Montolla & Russ Winders all scored their 5,000th point.  Laura Boothroyd moved up 2 spots to 7th all-time in wins with 335!  Walt Seng won his 300th game and is 65 points shy of 5k.  John Watts reached the 300 win mark.  Scoring their 4,000th points this season was Mike Penrod, Steve Key, Amado Martinez, Jake Jiron, Joeneil Tolimao and Vince Gonzales!  Scott Lutz needs 100 to join them!  Joeneil, Cubbie and Mike Penrod also won their 300th games as did Scott Lutz.  Sam Ricketts needs 12 wins to reach 300.  Winning their 200th games are Flora Ben, Scott Hudson, Charles Madrid and Jose Cardenas!  Joe Demers needs 3 wins to reach 200!  Roberta Loyd scored her 3,000th point!  Nate Korey reached 3,000 for his career.  Bubba Ashley is 50 shy of 3k.  Scoring their 2,000th points are Dawn Smith, Amber Hartman, Eddie Mayorga, Spencer Brinkley, Daniel Keele, Josh Branham & Jeff Koch.  Jessica Lownsberry needs just 5 points to reach 2k for her career! 

On Thursday & Sunday we raised the dues and combined that with the point money to give a divisional payout of anywhere from $450 for 1st down to $100 for 11th place!  Every team got cash and they all qualify to play in the Championships as well!  The men’s & women’s MVP of those two divisions each won $75 for their efforts as well!  Just think, if IF The Flying Chanclas win the AZPL State Championships this weekend they will have won over $2,000 this season!

Some of you have asked/inquired about reinstating the handicap.  It’ll be up for a vote this weekend. 

Thank you all for a wonderful season!  I can’t wait to see you all this weekend! 

The Fall season begins the week of September 10th!  I look forward to seeing you all opening week! 

 

 

How teams qualify for the State Championship tournament:

48 teams qualify for the State Championships!  There are 40 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 48th spot is the Long Shot Challenge with it being awarded to one of the remaining teams that did not yet qualify.

 

The 2018 Fall State Championships 

are January 3rd, 4th, 5th & 6th at

Skip & Jan's

1520 W Warner Rd, Gilbert - Northeast corner of Warner & McQueen

 

AZPL Summer 2018 State Champions -
The Devil's Let Us of the Q n Brew in Tempe - Won $1,500
 
 
2nd Place -
Capt P B Morgan of Jester's Billiards in Gilbert - Won $1,250!
 
 
3rd Place - No Name of Stockman's in Flagstaff - Won $1,000!

 

The Biggest Party in Pool!

Over $10,000 in cash prizes!

The AZPL 2018 Fall State Championships!

January 3rd, 4th, 5th & 6th

Skip & Jan's – The Home of the AZPL!

1520 W Warner Rd, Gilbert - Northeast corner of Warner & McQueen

 

Order of Events:

Thursday Night

Pot Luck Buffet Dinner!

Each team is responsible to bring a main dish & a side dish/dessert.  Let's eat at 7:00!

Blind Draw 3-Person Team Tournament! (1) $300 ADDED!!

Regular 9-game match, blind draw on the teams, single elimination, 48-player/16 team limit - $20 entry per person.

8-Ball/9-Ball/10-Ball Singles Tournament on the 9-foot tables! (2) $200 ADDED!!

Play ALL 3 games on the winner’s side, race to 1 on the loser's side (racker’s choice), 64-player limit - $10 entry per person

 

Friday Night

AZPL Player Appreciation Night!

Trophy Presentation, Player Appreciation Buffet & State of the League Address!

 

AZPL Wild Card Challenge - 6pm (1)

To win the Wild Card Tournament and become the 48th 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 48th spot in the tournament!

 

AZPL Scotch Doubles/Singles Tournament (2) $200 ADDED!!

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

Players team up in a blind draw scotch doubles tournament to start on the 9’ tables!  When you lose on the scotch side you ditch your partner and flip into a double elimination singles tournament on the 7’ tables.  The final two players on the winners side team up to take on the scotch winners.  The losers flip onto page two of the bracket for another round with those final two players having a shot at first!  It's a race to the 8 in every round. $10 entryLimit 64 players! 

 

 8-Ball Break & Run Derby (3) $100 ADDED!!

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

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.  

There are 3 ways to become eligible for this event!

  • Hit an 8-ball break without scratching during the season!
  • Be in the Top 3 league leaders for 15-0s
  • Buy your way in!  $10 entry!

 

9-Ball/10-Ball Tournament on the 9-foot Tables (4) $200 ADDED!!

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

10-Ball Race to 2 on the winners side, 9-Ball race to 2 on the losers side - $10 entry Limit 32 players!

 

Saturday & Sunday 

AZPL State Championship Team Tournament – The Main Event! $2,500 for First Place!!

 Doors open at 8am – First group of teams start at 9am!

Local teams $30 Entry / Out-of-Town Teams $100 Entry – Limit 48 teams!

Breakfast Buffet at 10am

 

The Fall 2018 AZPL State Championships!

January 3rd-6th, 2019

Over $8,500 in prize money!!  Includes $1,000 ADDED By Skip & Jan’s!

Top 16 teams win cash! (All 48 teams win cash with 96 teams playing during the season!)


Statewide Standings

Rank Team Name MW ML MW % Points GW GL GW % PA PR MA Shoot % OMA
No Name 2 0 1.000 176 16 2 0.889 89 31.64 88.00 97.78 44.50
Mountainaire 2 0 1.000 172 16 2 0.889 96 28.67 86.00 95.56 48.00
Super Sloths 2 0 1.000 171 16 2 0.889 87 31.45 85.50 95.00 43.50
Derailed 2 0 1.000 169 15 3 0.833 102 24.85 84.50 93.89 51.00
Crazy 8s 2 0 1.000 167 15 3 0.833 106 23.63 83.50 92.78 53.00
Show Me the Money 2 0 1.000 165 14 4 0.778 114 20.26 82.50 91.67 57.00
Cover the Spread 2 0 1.000 162 13 5 0.722 119 17.70 81.00 90.00 59.50
Chalk It Up 2 0 1.000 152 12 6 0.667 120 15.20 76.00 84.44 60.00
Lucky MoFos 2 0 1.000 146 12 6 0.667 120 14.60 73.00 81.11 60.00
Rock Out With Ur Chalk Out 2 0 1.000 141 9 9 0.500 137 9.26 70.50 78.33 68.50
Los Cochinos 2 0 1.000 139 11 7 0.611 120 12.74 69.50 77.22 60.00
Bucket List 1 0 1.000 91 8 1 0.889 48 15.17 91.00 101.11 48.00
Rank Team Name MW ML MW % Points GW GL GW % PA PR MA Shoot % OMA
Ship It 1 0 1.000 90 9 0 1.000 49 16.53 90.00 100.00 49.00
Overkill 1 0 1.000 76 6 3 0.667 53 8.60 76.00 84.44 53.00
We're All Randy 1 0 1.000 72 5 4 0.556 60 6.00 72.00 80.00 60.00
The Devils Let Us 1 0 1.000 70 5 4 0.556 68 5.15 70.00 77.78 68.00
JP & the 2 Lanes Krew Yo 1 0 1.000 62 4 5 0.444 73 3.40 62.00 68.89 73.00
Show Me the Money Too 1 1 0.500 166 14 4 0.778 112 20.75 83.00 92.22 56.00
Make It Count 1 1 0.500 155 12 6 0.667 108 17.22 77.50 86.11 54.00
Breakin Bad 1 1 0.500 155 12 6 0.667 115 16.17 77.50 86.11 57.50
Derailed Too 1 1 0.500 149 12 6 0.667 131 13.65 74.50 82.78 65.50
Old Time Car Junkees 1 1 0.500 148 11 7 0.611 119 13.68 74.00 82.22 59.50
Habichual 1 1 0.500 145 12 6 0.667 110 15.82 72.50 80.56 55.00
Chain of Command 1 1 0.500 144 10 8 0.556 125 11.52 72.00 80.00 62.50
Rank Team Name MW ML MW % Points GW GL GW % PA PR MA Shoot % OMA
Get A Cue 1 1 0.500 144 10 8 0.556 140 10.29 72.00 80.00 70.00
Havin' Fun 1 1 0.500 141 9 9 0.500 139 9.13 70.50 78.33 69.50
Let It Ride 1 1 0.500 137 10 8 0.556 125 10.96 68.50 76.11 62.50
Huddle Misfits 1 1 0.500 136 9 9 0.500 135 9.07 68.00 75.56 67.50
M.J.K. 1 1 0.500 135 8 10 0.444 124 8.71 67.50 75.00 62.00
Alpha Cue Up 1 1 0.500 133 8 10 0.444 139 7.65 66.50 73.89 69.50
The Chosen Few 1 1 0.500 129 9 9 0.500 130 8.93 64.50 71.67 65.00
Fearless 1 1 0.500 129 7 11 0.389 143 6.31 64.50 71.67 71.50
Stop Shot 1 1 0.500 128 7 11 0.389 146 6.14 64.00 71.11 73.00
Dead Solid Perfect 1 1 0.500 126 8 10 0.444 144 7.00 63.00 70.00 72.00
Travis Bickle's Balls in Hand 1 1 0.500 124 8 10 0.444 145 6.84 62.00 68.89 72.50
Just for the Fun of It 1 1 0.500 112 5 13 0.278 160 3.50 56.00 62.22 80.00
Rank Team Name MW ML MW % Points GW GL GW % PA PR MA Shoot % OMA
We Got This 1 1 0.500 108 5 13 0.278 157 3.44 54.00 60.00 78.50
2 Chicks & a Stick 1 1 0.500 105 5 13 0.278 147 3.57 52.50 58.33 73.50
Beer Me 1 2 0.333 190 9 18 0.333 228 7.50 63.33 70.37 76.00
Que Buds 0 3 0.000 185 11 16 0.407 221 9.21 61.67 68.52 73.67
Los Borrachos Locos 0 2 0.000 126 8 10 0.444 143 7.05 63.00 70.00 71.50
Pool Hall Junkies 0 2 0.000 114 5 13 0.278 158 3.61 57.00 63.33 79.00
I'd Hit That 0 2 0.000 113 4 14 0.222 163 2.77 56.50 62.78 81.50
Deja Vu All Over Again 0 2 0.000 111 4 14 0.222 166 2.67 55.50 61.67 83.00
Eff Your Balls 0 2 0.000 108 4 14 0.222 161 2.68 54.00 60.00 80.50
PA Shooters 0 2 0.000 102 3 15 0.167 167 1.83 51.00 56.67 83.50
Eiffel Tower 0 2 0.000 101 5 13 0.278 162 3.12 50.50 56.11 81.00
Chicks with Sticks and A Guy 0 2 0.000 98 3 15 0.167 168 1.75 49.00 54.44 84.00
Rank Team Name MW ML MW % Points GW GL GW % PA PR MA Shoot % OMA
Krazie Ballers 0 2 0.000 93 2 16 0.111 170 1.09 46.50 51.67 85.00
Bus Drivers 0 1 0.000 68 4 5 0.444 73 3.73 68.00 75.56 73.00
S.M.L. 0 1 0.000 59 3 6 0.333 73 2.42 59.00 65.56 73.00
Kool Arrows 0 1 0.000 55 2 7 0.222 81 1.36 55.00 61.11 81.00
The Number Nines 0 1 0.000 51 2 7 0.222 82 1.24 51.00 56.67 82.00
All 8 Up 0 1 0.000 44 1 8 0.111 86 0.51 44.00 48.89 86.00
D-M2 0 1 0.000 42 3 6 0.333 73 1.73 42.00 46.67 73.00