Congratulations to John Ilk, Dave Webb & Fernando Prats of Boys Are Back In Town from the Q n Brew in Tempe! They are the number 1 ranked team going into the Championships! JR Jiron of Cash Money from Stockman’s in Flagstaff is the top ranked player in the league going 38-3 while scoring 417 points and allowing just 169 with 11 30s and an impressive 30.50 match average and the 3rd longest winning streak in AZPL history with 35!! Peggy Hurst of Girlies Hot Pockets from Gurley Street Sports Pub in Prescott is the top ranked female in the league with a 26-16 record, 350 points, 4 30s and a 25.00 match average! Top Multi-Night Player goes to John Ilk with a 66-18 record, 747 points, 14 30s and a 26.68 match average. Bruce Schmitz of The Other Coyotes from Metrosports in Phoenix is the top rookie with a 30-9 record, 340 points and 6 30s. Dolly Lucero of Dave’s Chalk It Up from Dave’s on Northern in Phoenix was the top female rookie with 18 wins and 314 points scored. A.B. Ulibarri from Jewbacabras in Flagstaff is the most improved player shooting 4.61 points over her career average this season. Eric Menard of Jesus Safes in Flag is the men’s most improved. Setting a new record for points scored in a season is Ben Sutherland of Team More Free Money with 420! Ben also is tied for the league lead in 15-0s with 4!
Congratulations to our other first place teams throughout the state – Jesus Safes of the Beaver Street Brewery in Flagstaff, Team More Free Money of Stingers in Glendale, Tough Times of 2 Lanes Saloon in Globe, We’re All Randy from O’Brien’s in Phoenix, The Bankers of the Windsock in Prescott, Derailed Too of 2 Lanes Saloon in Globe & Ryan’s Back Hurts from Jester’s Billiards in Gilbert.
Congratulations to all of our MVPs – Steve Blackburn of Team More Free Money, Cathy Beyale of the Chalk Blockers, A.B. Ulibarri of Jewbacabras, Bruce Schmitz from the Other Coyotes, Dolly Lucero from Dave’s Chalk It Up, Donald Hudgings of Ballz In Hand, Carey Hudgings of The Better Halves, Bryan Wilson from the Straight Shooters, Donald Hudgings (again!) from D-M2, Samantha King of A Few Sticks Shy, John Ilk from Boys Are Back In Town, Cathy Beyale (again!) for What the Hey!, Ryan Levengood of Ryan’s Back Hurts & Jean Snow of the Que Buds.
Jim Green & Joe Campbell both scored their 14,000th point this season! Jim Green & Doc Rogers both won their 1,000th game! Mark Tomlinson won his 900th game! Scott Elliott racked up his 11,000th point. Eugene Hemphill needs just 3 wins to reach 800! Dan Smith won his 700th game! Anthony Begay won his 600th! Doc Rice scored his 7,000th point as did Eric McKay, Tony Begaye, Sandra Danielson & Eric Danielson. John Ilk & Les Bell won their 500th games! John Ilk, Eric Ely & Carlos Preston all scored their 6,000th point. Fernando Prats scored his 5,000th. Fernando Prats & Justin King both won their 400th games. Duane Hostetler needs 3 wins to eclipse 400. Ken Holgate, Jr Jiron, Darrel Bednarek and Ryan Levengood scored their 4,000th point. Tom Clark needs just 6 points to reach the mark. Carlos Preston won his 300th game. Stuck on 299 are Chad Metivier, Darrel Bednarek & Jimmie Shay Jr. Jake Jiron, Donald Hudgings, Mike Perkins, Terry Culpepper & Dave Webb all reached 3,000 points for their career. Andy Briones needs just 29 points to reach 3k. Joining the 200 win club are Mike Perkins, Randy Amos, Terry Culpepper, Scott Lutz, DJ Powell, Tracy Rogers and Jake Jiron! Flora Ben needs just 2 to join the club. Bill McGavisk, Roberta Loyd, Lisa Way, Steve Key, Mindy Teague & Ben Sutherland all scored their 2,000th! These players scored their 1000th point this season: Robert Bonner, Michelle Visnaw, Shannonlynn Chester, Mike Simonelli, A.B. Ulibarri, Kevin Dannenberger, Cody Hughes, Glenn Hughey, Gino Gabrielli, Rhonda Day, Matt Faubush, Josh Franco, Eddie Mayorga, Bob Ryan, Jeff Koch, Mac Ashworth, Regis Rumfola, Adam Hurst, Bryan Wilson Mic Fenech, Mike McGaughey, Andy Benavidez, Eva Monville & Peggy Hurst! And these players won their 100th games: Mindy Teague, Tom Snipes, Alan Hooke, Harry Begay, Ben Lani, Joeneil Tolimao, David Hetzler, Bill Osterkamp, Ernie Encizo, Roberta Loyd, Chris Gibson, Joel Monville,Mike Folk & Wayne Salter! And of course these players all scored their first 30 point games: Larry Coffee, Emmanuel Steele Jr, Paul Bennett, Chris Thompson, Joe Gordon, Alexa Hamlett, Chan Phan, Dale Eggleston, Freddie Hollister, Kevin Nosie, Travis Lucero, Brian Brendan Tully, Bruce Schmitz, Jeff Clapham, Nancy Ann Kennedy, Chris Battershell, Nick McBride, Aaron Moss, Bubba Sims, Regis Rumfola, Heather Freeman, Sherry Austin, Stan Traverse, Tim Benally, Dolly Lucero, JR Ascencion, Steve Holt, Walter Kurtz, Carl Grimes, Eric Begay, Justin Brown, Kwon Breinholt, Roger Stone, Enrique Gomez, Scott Bulson, David Harpur, Sean Goodfellow and Ryon Polequaptewa! Congratulations everyone!
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 2017 Summer State Championships
are August 25, 26 & 27 at
Stinger's Sports Bar & Grill
10040 N 43rd Ave. in Glendale!
Friday Night AZPL Alumni Night
Order of Events:
AZPL Wild Card Challenge - Friday, August 25th @ 7:00pm
Reigning Champion - 2 of the Four Horsemen - Randy Amos & Michael Kerin!
To win the Wild Card 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 25th @ 7:30pm, sign up starts at 6pm!
Doc & Andy won $500 for 1st place! Guy & Phil won $150 each for 2nd place. John & Jacki finished in 5th/6th and took home $50 a piece
No Limit on players!
Sign up at 6pm, First round starts at 7:30pm on Friday, August 25th! $10 entry!
8-Ball Break & Run Derby – Friday, August 25th @ 7:00pm
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.
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.
Robert Berry scored 117 points in the opening round!
Ben Sutherland sets record with 59 points in the 2nd round!
Ben Sutherland sets record with 54 points in the 3rd round!
Ben Sutherland sets record with 54 points in the 3rd round!
score - Ben Sutherland - 130 points - Spring 2017
High score - Ben Sutherland - 130 points - Spring 2017
The top three players each will receive a credit towards their next season’s 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!
are 2 ways to become eligible for this event!
These players have hit an 8-Ball Break this season:
Saturday Matches – August 26th @ 9:00am
The 25th-32nd teams begin play at 9am!
Every team that plays in the Championships wins CASH!!
Sunday Events – August 27th @ 10:00am
Teams begin play at 10am!
The Summer 2017 AZPL State Championships
August 25, 26 & 27!
1st Place $1,500!!!
Top 20teams win cash!
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