Congratulations to Chris Navas, Pepe Navas & Steve ‘Cubbie’ Key of the Electric Boogaloo from 2 Lanes Saloon in Globe! They are the #1 ranked team heading into the 56th AZPL State Championships! They went 13-1 while scoring 1,059 points! Steve led the 2 Lanes in-house division with 397 points, 34 wins, 8 30-point games, 2 8-ball breaks and shot 3.37 points over his career match average for a power rating of 6.437 and the MVP trophy! Chris finished in 3rd overall with a PR of 5.333 while scoring 353 points, going 31-8 with 6 30s while shooting 3.52 over his average!
Congratulations to Anthony Begay, Alex Franklin and Alex Wilson of Triple A from the Sultana Bar & Grill in Williams! They are the #2 ranked team going 12-2 with 1,168 points scored! Congratulations to all of the first place teams – Robert Berry, Ryan Levengood & JR Ascencion of Invest in Bukaki Futures & Richard Coon, Nigel Foulds & Steve Bostwick of the Killer Bs both from Mill’s Modern Social in Tempe, Duane Etsitty, Nate Korey & Sharon Yazzie of the Remnants from Dirty Birdies Sports Bar & Grill in Flagstaff, Lisa Tarlip, Peggy Hurst & Stephanie Sterling of the Diamond Girlz from Barefoot Bob’s Billiards in Prescott Valley, Thomas Shaffer, Taylor Wilson, Justin King & Mike Riley of the Groovy Shorts Crew from 2 Lanes Saloon in Globe, Aaron Basquez, Darrell Davidson & Lisa Valverde of Bang Bang & the D.A. from Mills Modern Social in Tempe and Eric Ely, Chandler Newsome & Steve Blackburn of Show Me the Money from Daddy Os in Phoenix!
And to our MVPs Stephanie Sterling and Robert Berry! For the fourth consecutive season I might add! Stephanie won 32 games while scoring 378 with 7 30s for a 5.463PR with the Diamond Girlz while Robert won 35, scored 381 and had 8 30s for a PR of 8.926 for the Bukakis! Stephanie’s season was also the 4th best in league history and she’ll take home $350 for her efforts! Congratulations also go out to Gary Wimmer of No Name and Reynalda Cody of Scratch This in Flagstaff, Bryan Wilson of 4’s Enuf in Prescott Valley, Albert Curiel of Big Trouble & Angela Thorne of the Globe Outlaws from Globe, Alex Wilson of Triple A in Williams, Joe D’Aguanno of Two Kings & a Queen and Claudia Morado of Sweeet Gravy from the Phoenix traveling, Samantha King of T-N-T in Globe, Martin Colello of Team Boozer & Lisa Valverde of Bang Bang & the D.A. in Tempe, Cathy Beyale of I’d Hit That in Tempe, Robert Berry of Let’s Go Negrin & Ramona Seabaugh of the Pool Hall Junkies!
Congratulations are also in order for our top rookies Christopher Soto-Chimelis of Trash Squared & Ramona Seabaugh of the Pool Hall Junkies! Chris went 33-6 while scoring 351 points with 8 30s and Ramona went 22-17 with 298 points scored and a pair of 30s! Our Multi-Night MVPs go out to Robert Berry & Jessica Pugh! Robert scored a total of 764 points while winning 69 games for a PR of 16.593 and Jessica won 27 games while scoring 456 points. Most Improved Shooters go out to Enrique Gomez of Ballz to the Wallz who shot 3.73 over his career average and Laura Nordan from the Pool Hall Zombies shot 3.28 over hers!
It was quite a last week of the season with 3 first place teams losing and subsequently dropping out of first! Talk about upsets! The Killer Bs jumped from 3rd to 1st on Sunday, Show Me the Money went from 4th to 1st on Tuesday and Bang Bang & the D.A. took 1st on Wednesday! Robbi Tolksdorf of Here for the Beer was the player of the week scoring 31 while allowing 4! Trish D’Aguanno of 2 Kings & a Queen scored a 30-15 for the ladies POTW!
We had a lot of new players this season including a new division in Williams and quite a few old friends returning this season! Welcome to the family to all you newcomers and a big Welcome Back to Quentin Kilbride, Rob Turner, Cathy & Anthony Beyale, Lance Houde, Bryan & Linette Wilson, Lynda Niichel, Joe D’Aguanno, Rich & Berta Loyd, Steve Blackburn, Sharon Anderson and John Ilk! Robert Berry continued his assault on the record books moving into the #1 spot in all-time power rating passing Michael Kerin. He leads the league with 374 career 30-point games, 4th with 18,211 points scored and 2nd in wins with 1,632 passing Cecil Attson who has 1,627! Pete Williams won his 1,400th game! Gary Wimmer, Anthony Begay and Donald Hudgings moved up the list to 7th, 8th & 9th respectively passing Phil Anderson (now 11th) and Doc Rice in 10th! For the ladies it was Claudia Morado who moved up a spot passing Laura Boothroyd for 3rd! Sandra Danielson passed Kat Esparza for 6th all-time! Alex ‘ATF’ Franklin became only the 23rd player ever to reach 500 matches played! Mindy Teague passed Tara Negrin to move into 9th all-time while picking up her 300th win! Sandra Danielson & Laura Boothroyd both scored their 8,000th point! Anthony Begay moved up a spot to 9th all-time with 1,087 wins! Entering the top 10 is Ryan Fedora with 1,069! Anthony also moved into 9th all-time in 30-point games passing Doc Rice with 174 and hit his 16th 8-ball break to move him into 9th there too! Steve Key won his 900th career game! Carlos Preston, John Ilk & Eric McKay all surpassed the 10,000 point mark! John Ilk won his 800th game! Enrique Gomez scored his 9,000th point! Davin Lavikka won his 700th game! Albert Sanchez Sr won his 600th game! Eric Menard & Jose Cardenas scored their 7,000th points respectively! Nate Korey, Josh Branham & Claudia Morado all won their 500th games! Joe Demers, Nate Korey, John Visnaw & Ira Lim all passed the 6,000 career point mark! Ira also recorded his 100th 30-point game! Chad Metivier, Jose Cardenas, Randy Amos and Mike Krause all won their 400th games! Dave Hetzler scored his 5,000th point! Chris Navas, Laura Nordan, Dylan Van Eseltine & Matt Miller all reached the 4,000 point total while Chris, along with Mindy Teague, also won their 300th games!! Dylan won his 200th! Chris Jones, Alex Wilson, Sean Goodfellow, Randy Torres & Jean Snow all scored their 3,000th point! Reaching the 2,000 point mark this season would be JR Ascencion, Albert Curiel, Shannonlynn Chester, Bigcoat Antonio, Freddie Hollister, Junior Phisaipong, Tom Snow & Matt Faubush! Chris Jones, Bruce Miller, Richard Chavez, JR Ascencion, James Taylor & Jaye Begaye all won their 200th games! Joining the 100-win club is Greg Aguilar, Roy Day, John Kopshe and Thomas Shaffer! And lastly, ladies & gentlemen let’s give a big round of applause to the players who reached their first 1,000 career points because as you may have heard it takes a lot of balls to score a thousand points! Congratulations Angela Thorne, Crystal Parada, Lory Day, Ryan Blackburn, Chuck Wiggins, Doug Mathis, Albert Sanchez Jr, Sean Kukral, Kelvin Casey, Bernardo Garcia, Bill Culler, Nigel Foulds, T-Bone Martin, David Farmer, Steve Bostwick and Greg Aguilar and welcome to the club!
Thanks to all of our league operators out there – Anthony Begay, Laura Nordan, Mike Krause, Lisa Tarlip, Arci Opdahl & Jared Pensinger! You all do a great job and we all appreciate what you do! Thank you from all of us!
And thank YOU all for playing! Without you none of this would be possible and I thank you all for being a part of the AZPL family!
I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and has a happy new year! We’ll see you all in January starting on the 5th at Mill’s Modern Social! Be there before 7 for the singles tournament! Start times are posted on the website and Facebook page! Happy New Year!!
Friday Night events & Start Times!
On Friday at 6pm all teams that didn't qualify for the AZPL State Championships can play in the Wild Card tournament! It's a race to 3 in a single elimination bracket for the 59th spot in the tournament! Final 2 teams play a full 9-game match for the win! These are the teams that are qualified for the Wild Card Tournament:
At 7pm we have a Scotch Doubles/Singles tournament – blind draw – race to the 8 on the scotch side, when you lose on the scotch side you’ll ditch your partner and play on the singles side in another single game shootout. The final 2 players on the singles side will team up to take on the scotch champions. $20 entry. This event is open to alumni!
Also at 7pm is the 10-ball, 9-ball tournament. Start it off with 10-ball on the right side of the bracket. When you lose you’ll flip onto the 9-ball side. Winner of the 9-ball takes on the winner of 10-ball. $20 entry. This event is open to alumni!
One for the ladies! 8-ball singles! Also starts at 7pm. $10 entry! This event is open to alumni!
And of course 8-Ball Break & Run Derby! Rack your own and break em! Run them out, all 14 balls in any order followed by the 8 then do it again! Three rounds before the final 3 battle for 1st. The record is 117 points in a row. High score is 140. #goals If you are in the top 3 in 8-ball breaks or Break & Runs or the league leader in 10-0s your entry is paid for this event. Otherwise entry is $10. AZPL will also add $5 per player to the pot. This event is open to alumni!
On Saturday the doors at Mill’s Modern Social open at 11:00 for players to warm up. Matches will start promptly at 11:15am. Start times are posted here.
This is the A bracket. Matches are played on 7' tables. First place in the A bracket is $3,000. Start times subject to change. Please let me know if your team is playing! Thank you!
Your team is guaranteed to play in at least 2 matches and more if you win! And if you’re playing on Saturday plan on playing on Sunday because every team comes back on Sunday even if you lost twice!
The following teams are in the B bracket to be played on 9' tables. First place in the B bracket is $2,000.
If your team is in the B bracket you'll need to make it to Sunday to qualify for the 3rd elimination bracket!
3rd Elimination Bracket? That’s right! On Sunday teams that lost twice will be playing in a single-elimination battle for 10th place for $1,000 starting at 11am! In this bracket it’s not a full match. It’s a race to 5 wins. No handicap until it’s the final 2 teams in a full handicapped match for 10th. The final 12 teams that haven’t lost twice in A are still in contention for $3,000 with 7 of those 12 being in the money! In the B bracket 13 teams play on Sunday with the final 2 in the money. The teams with 1 loss begin play at 11am. The battle for the hot seat starts at noon with the championship match scheduled for 6pm Sunday evening!
It’s going to be an exciting weekend with the AZPL at Mill’s Modern Social in Tempe! Over $15,000 in cash prizes including $1,000 added by Mills Modern Social! The food is amazing! We have drink specials now too! $3 domestic drafts! $5 well drinks! $5 fireball shots! Can’t wait to see you all!
How teams qualify for the State Championship tournament:
Teams play in the league to qualify for the State Championships.
Only 59 teams will qualify. Top 36
teams play on 7' Diamond tables. First place in the Championships is
$3.000! The next 23 teams play in the B bracket! Top prize in that
bracket is $2,000! There is a match between the winners of A & B while
they are in the hot seat for $1,000. For teams
that lose twice on Saturday in either of those brackets fear not as we have a 3rd elimination
bracket that plays out on Sunday for 10th place!
The Biggest Party in Pool!
The AZPL 2023
Spring State Championships!
May 4, 5, 6 & 7, 2023 Mill's
Modern Social –
The Home of the AZPL! 83 E Broadway Rd, Tempe Order of Events:
The Fall 2023 AZPL State
May 4, 5, 6 & 7, 2023
The Biggest Party in Pool!
The AZPL 2023 Spring State Championships!
May 4, 5, 6 & 7, 2023
Mill's Modern Social – The Home of the AZPL!
83 E Broadway Rd, Tempe
Order of Events:
The Fall 2023 AZPL State Championships!
May 4, 5, 6 & 7, 2023
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