Congratulations to Steve ĎCubbieí Key, Bigcoat Antonio & Leonard Thompson of Damn Right from 2 Lanes Saloon in Globe! They are the number 1 ranked team heading into the 54th AZPL State Championshp tournament where first place is $3,000! Playing on Tuesday night in the Globe traveling division they went 13-1 with their only loss in the opening week against Somethin Went Wong! Starting off the season 0-1 they were in 2nd place as SWW started off the season undefeated going 9-0! In week 11 Damn Right had a huge win against Somethin Went Wong tying in points with 6 wins to give SWW their first loss and a tie for first! Two weeks later in week 13 SWW received their 2nd loss as the Pool Hall Junkies won 6 games to beat them by 5 to give Damn Right sole possession of 1st place in Globe! That same week on Thursday Handicap Deez Nutz lost to Marmot Fury and Sunday The Real Deal lost to reigning champions Killer Bís to give both teams their 2nd loss giving Damn Right the league lead heading into the final week! In a rematch against the Pool Hall Junkies it wasnít until game 4 on Steveís 10-2 win over Maggie Boone that Damn Right had a lead but it was short lived as Joe Demers and Mindy Teague ran off 2 wins to go up 53-48 heading into the final round! Once again it was Steve this time beating Joe 10-3 to take back the lead, this time for good and complete his 30! Leonard Thompson beat Mindy 10-6 for a 68-62 lead going into the 9th game. Maggie beat Chris Navas 10-6 but he only needed 4 as Damn Right held on for a 74-72 win to clinch the #1 ranking in an epic battle for number 1!
Congratulations to the first place teams Handicap Deez Nuts (Robert Berry, Ryan Levengood & Chris Negrin) from Thursday Mills Modern Social, The Real Deal (Richard Szpara, Gary Atkinson & Kyle Beals) from Sunday Mills Modern Social, Letís Go Brandon (Chris Navas, Pepe Navas & Albert Sanchez Sr) from Wednesday 2 Lanes Saloon, the Squealing Hogs (Logan Roberts, Dusty Salmans & Roy Day) from Barefoot Bobís in Prescott Valley, The Remnants (Duane Etsitty, Michael Patacsil & Nate Korey) from Dirty Birdies Sports Bar & Grill in Flagstaff and the Rollin Eight Ballz (Cecil Attson, Eric Begay, Gerald White & Travis Lucero) out of Daveís on Northern in Phoenix!
Robert Berry is once again the league MVP beating out teammate Ryan Levengood with a PR of 9.460, 410 points scored, 183 allowed, 38 wins, 10 30s, 3 break & runs, 2 10-0s and an 8-ball break! Womanís League MVP goes to Stephanie Sterling of the Diamond Girlz in Prescott Valley! She has a 3.624PR, 350 points, 26 wins and 3 30s! Congratulations to all the division MVPs as well! Nate Korey of the Remants & Reynalda Cody of Scratch This in Flagstaff, Enrique Gomez of Somethin Went Wong & Angela Thorne of Globe Misfits on Tuesday in Globe, Alden ĎAJí June & Esmeralda Mendoza of the Vipers from Daveís on Northern in Phoenix, Steve ĎCubbieí Key of Pocket Pool and Samantha King of T-N-T from 2 Lanes Saloon on Wednesday, Tara Negrin of the Hot Pockets from Thursday Mills Modern Social, Mike Bingham of the Drifters and Laura Boothroyd of What the Hec from Sunday MMS and Robert McElroy of DLNQNTS who is not only the MVP of Prescott Valley but also the Top Rookie! Speaking of which the other top rookie also resides in Prescott Valley Ė Sedona Castillo of Cut & Run! This seasonís Most Improved Player goes to Pepe Navas who shot 4.71 points over his career average! Laura Nordan of the Pool Hall Junkies on Tuesday in Globe was the womanís Most Improved Shooter shooting 2.85 over her MA!
Donald Hudgings scored his 10,000 point becoming only the 30th member ever to do so! Eric McKay won his 700th game. Kip Anderson, Scott Elliott and Steve Key all scored their 100th 30 point game! Michael Kerin became the 5th member to reach 20 8-ball breaks, hitting 2 this season! Mike McGaughey scored his 8,000th point! Ryan Levengood & Chad Hibbard won their 600th games. Ryan Levengood along with Duane Etsitty and Eric Danielson Jr scored their 7,000th points! Richard Taylor, Enrique Gomez, Ernie Encizo and Brandon Warren won their 500th games! Mike Krause and Jose Cardenas reached the 6,000 point plateau. DJ Powell scored his 5,000th point! Joe Demers won his 300th game! Richard Szpara, Gary Atkinson, Matt G Miller, Chris Navas & Logan Roberts all won their 200th games! Jeff Clapham, Leonard Thompson, Pepe Navas, Dave Gabel, Matt Faubush, Lisa Tarlip, Staci Rodarmel & Eric Begay won their 100th game! Junior Phisaipong, Albert Curriel, Stephanie Sterling, Hec Ramsey, Lou Smith, Freddie Hollister, Michael Patacsil, Roy Day, Richard Coon, Shealee Thompson & Caity Bemis all scored their 1,000th point! It takes a lot of balls to score 1000 points! Congratulations to all of you and thank you all for playing in the league as long as you have to have achieved those accomplishments!
The 54th AZPL State Championships begins on Thursday, May 5th Ė yes, Cinco de Mayo Ė at Millís Modern Social in Tempe with a singles tournament at 6pm! 8-ball, race to 2 both sides, double elimination! $20 entry! This event is open to any alumni!
On Friday for all the teams that didnít qualify during the regular season we have the wild card! Starting at 6pm teams will compete in a race to 3 wins with the final 2 teams playing a regular match for the 32nd spot in the championships on Saturday. There is no cost for this event but all 3 players must be present to play.
At 7pm we have a Scotch Doubles/Singles tournament Ė blind draw Ė race to the 8 on the scotch side, when you lose on the scotch side youíll 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 in a race to 2. When you lose youíll flip onto the 9-ball side in another race to 2. 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! Race to 2 on the winnerís side! Race to the 8 on the other side. 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 Millís Modern Social open at 8:30 for players to warm up. Matches will start promptly at 9am. Start times are posted here.
Your team is guaranteed to play in at least 2 matches and more if you win! And if youíre playing on Saturday plan on playing on Sunday because every team comes back on Sunday even if you lost twice!
Thatís right! On Sunday teams that lost twice will be playing in a single-elimination battle for 9th place for $600 starting at 9am! In this bracket itís not a full match. Itís a race to 5 wins. No handicap until itís the final 2 teams in a full handicapped match for 9th. As this is our 19th birthday heading into Championship weekend in honor of that 10th place will receive a free season in the league. A $420 value! If you are one of those teams that loses in your first match in the battle for 9th donít worry you arenít 1 and done either! We have a special bracket just for you! The Because You Showed Up Damn Early And Lost Bracket! Still single elimination but this time itís a race to 4 wins with 1st place in this bracket also winning a free season in the league! The final 8 teams that havenít lost twice are still in contention for $3,000 with all 8 being in the money! The teams with 1 loss begin play at 9am. The battle for the hot seat starts at noon with the championship match scheduled for 6pm Sunday evening!
Heading into the championships Chris Negrin needs 8 wins and Donald Hudgings needs 9 to reach 300 tournament wins! Only Michael Kerin, Anthony Begay & Darren Bradford have reached that mark since we started keeping championship stats in 2009! Harold Lyons and Gary Wimmer both have 38 30-point games. Only 1 other player has reached 40 that being Donald Hudgings. Laura Boothroyd needs 11 points to become the 14th member to reach 3,000 scored in the tourney! Richard Szpara needs 4 wins to reach 100! Tara Negrin needs 8 to reach the mark. Dylan Van Eseltine, Ernie Encizo, Jean Snow, Scott Elliott & Gary Atkinson all could reach 1,000 points scored in the championships! Pete Williams needs 1 8-ball break to be the first player to reach 10!
Itís going to be an exciting weekend with the AZPL at Millís Modern Social in Tempe! Over $10,000 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! Canít 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 32 teams will qualify. All
teams play on 7' Diamond tables. First place in the Championships is
$3.000! For teams
that lose twice on Saturday in the Championships fear not as we have a 3rd elimination
bracket that plays out on Sunday for 9th place!
The Biggest Party in Pool!
The AZPL 2022
Spring State Championships!
May 5, 6, 7 & 8, 2022 Mill's
Modern Social Ė
The Home of the AZPL! 83 E Broadway Rd, Tempe Order of Events:
The Spring 2022 AZPL State
May 5, 6, 7 & 8, 2022
Top 9 teams win cash!
The Biggest Party in Pool!
The AZPL 2022 Spring State Championships!
May 5, 6, 7 & 8, 2022
Mill's Modern Social Ė The Home of the AZPL!
83 E Broadway Rd, Tempe
Order of Events:
The Spring 2022 AZPL State Championships!
May 5, 6, 7 & 8, 2022
Top 9 teams win cash!
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