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
Ship It 7 0 1.000 613 55 8 0.873 303 111.27 87.57 97.30 43.29
Bucket List 8 1 0.889 727 62 19 0.765 465 96.93 80.78 89.75 51.67
Mountainaire 6 1 0.857 560 47 16 0.746 402 65.47 80.00 88.89 57.43
S.M.L. 7 2 0.778 680 57 24 0.704 488 79.43 75.56 83.95 54.22
Derailed 6 2 0.750 622 49 23 0.681 471 64.71 77.75 86.39 58.88
Let It Ride 6 2 0.750 621 50 22 0.694 447 69.46 77.63 86.25 55.88
Show Me the Money 6 2 0.750 612 46 26 0.639 496 56.76 76.50 85.00 62.00
Derailed Too 6 2 0.750 592 45 27 0.625 504 52.86 74.00 82.22 63.00
Alpha Cue Up 6 2 0.750 584 41 31 0.569 525 45.61 73.00 81.11 65.63
Carey-n-us 5 2 0.714 519 37 26 0.587 445 43.15 74.14 82.38 63.57
Show Me the Money Too 6 3 0.667 680 56 25 0.691 477 79.83 75.56 83.95 53.00
The Chosen Few 6 3 0.667 650 48 33 0.593 529 58.98 72.22 80.25 58.78
Rank Team Name MW ML MW % Points GW GL GW % PA PR MA Shoot % OMA
Beer Me 6 3 0.667 649 45 36 0.556 557 52.43 72.11 80.12 61.89
Eff Your Balls 6 3 0.667 648 44 37 0.543 585 48.74 72.00 80.00 65.00
Lucky MoFos 6 3 0.667 642 47 34 0.580 576 52.39 71.33 79.26 64.00
Dead Solid Perfect 6 3 0.667 604 37 44 0.457 611 36.58 67.11 74.57 67.89
I'd Hit That 6 3 0.667 586 30 51 0.370 667 26.36 65.11 72.35 74.11
Rock Out With Ur Chalk Out 6 3 0.667 573 32 49 0.395 658 27.87 63.67 70.74 73.11
No Name 5 3 0.625 608 49 23 0.681 461 64.62 76.00 84.44 57.63
Bus Drivers 5 3 0.625 599 42 30 0.583 484 51.98 74.88 83.19 60.50
Make It Count 5 3 0.625 598 46 26 0.639 489 56.25 74.75 83.06 61.13
Cover the Spread 5 3 0.625 597 41 31 0.569 510 47.99 74.63 82.92 63.75
Super Sloths 5 3 0.625 585 47 25 0.653 480 57.28 73.13 81.25 60.00
Breakin Bad 5 3 0.625 561 41 31 0.569 512 44.92 70.13 77.92 64.00
Rank Team Name MW ML MW % Points GW GL GW % PA PR MA Shoot % OMA
The Devils Let Us 5 3 0.625 534 39 33 0.542 526 39.59 66.75 74.17 65.75
We Got This 5 4 0.556 535 29 52 0.358 662 23.44 59.44 66.05 73.56
Old Time Car Junkees 4 4 0.500 595 49 23 0.681 464 62.83 74.38 82.64 58.00
Overkill 4 4 0.500 564 42 30 0.583 509 46.54 70.50 78.33 63.63
D-M2 4 4 0.500 562 43 29 0.597 498 48.53 70.25 78.06 62.25
Fearless 4 4 0.500 561 37 35 0.514 541 38.37 70.13 77.92 67.63
Chalk It Up 4 4 0.500 543 37 35 0.514 561 35.81 67.88 75.42 70.13
Stop Shot 4 4 0.500 542 36 36 0.500 541 36.07 67.75 75.28 67.63
Huddle Misfits 4 4 0.500 517 27 45 0.375 603 23.15 64.63 71.81 75.38
Crazy 8s 4 5 0.444 657 44 37 0.543 592 48.83 73.00 81.11 65.78
Los Cochinos 4 5 0.444 644 49 32 0.605 559 56.45 71.56 79.51 62.11
Get A Cue 4 5 0.444 618 43 38 0.531 606 43.85 68.67 76.30 67.33
Rank Team Name MW ML MW % Points GW GL GW % PA PR MA Shoot % OMA
PA Shooters 4 5 0.444 519 26 55 0.321 698 19.33 57.67 64.07 77.56
Habichual 3 5 0.375 603 48 24 0.667 431 67.16 75.38 83.75 53.88
Kool Arrows 3 5 0.375 533 34 38 0.472 561 32.30 66.63 74.03 70.13
Travis Bickle's Balls in Hand 3 5 0.375 521 32 40 0.444 569 29.30 65.13 72.36 71.13
Havin' Fun 3 5 0.375 506 29 43 0.403 583 25.17 63.25 70.28 72.88
All 8 Up 3 5 0.375 475 24 48 0.333 609 18.72 59.38 65.97 76.13
Chicks with Sticks and A Guy 3 5 0.375 473 22 50 0.306 618 16.84 59.13 65.69 77.25
2 Chicks & a Stick 3 5 0.375 431 22 50 0.306 615 15.42 53.88 59.86 76.88
M.J.K. 3 6 0.333 600 40 41 0.494 584 41.10 66.67 74.07 64.89
Krazie Ballers 3 6 0.333 536 28 53 0.346 682 22.01 59.56 66.17 75.78
Just for the Fun of It 3 6 0.333 435 20 61 0.247 732 11.89 48.33 53.70 81.33
Que Buds 2 6 0.250 513 32 40 0.444 557 29.47 64.13 71.25 69.63
Rank Team Name MW ML MW % Points GW GL GW % PA PR MA Shoot % OMA
Chain of Command 2 6 0.250 498 27 45 0.375 576 23.34 62.25 69.17 72.00
N.W.O. 2 6 0.250 491 30 42 0.417 585 25.18 61.38 68.19 73.13
We're All Randy 2 6 0.250 478 29 43 0.403 592 23.42 59.75 66.39 74.00
JP & the 2 Lanes Krew Yo 2 6 0.250 444 21 51 0.292 638 14.61 55.50 61.67 79.75
Pool Hall Junkies 2 7 0.222 558 29 52 0.358 704 22.99 62.00 68.89 78.22
Deja Vu All Over Again 2 7 0.222 528 24 57 0.296 706 17.95 58.67 65.19 78.44
Porkys Pub 1 6 0.143 402 19 44 0.302 546 13.99 57.43 63.81 78.00
Los Borrachos Locos 1 8 0.111 527 29 52 0.358 690 22.15 58.56 65.06 76.67
Jamaica Mahn 0 9 0.000 446 19 62 0.235 729 11.62 49.56 55.06 81.00
Eiffel Tower 0 8 0.000 380 16 56 0.222 670 9.07 47.50 52.78 83.75