In preparation for the upcoming season, here’s some information about what has already happened and what is to come.
First, for those who weren’t at the end of season party, the league has a new President (Arnold Castellanos) and a new Vice President (Jeff Murphy)
Second, three rule changes were overwhelmingly voted in by the membership of the league. They are as follows:
1. A scratch on the break is now ball in hand instead of ball in the kitchen.
2. A cue ball scratch on the 8 ball is ball in hand instead of loss of game (note this applies to cue ball scratches only. If you pocket the 8 ball in an illegal fashion, that is still a loss of game.)
3. We are moving to call pocket instead of slop. Straight in shots need not be called, and if the opponent is unclear about where the shooter is aiming, it is their responsibility to ask. Banks, kicks, and other non-straight in shots must be called. If the opposing player or team is not paying attention, it’s their own fault.
These rules will be inserted into the league rules that come in each team’s folder, as well as the rules posted on the website here.
An email has gone out with regards to a captain’s meeting to be held September 2nd at Brennan’s at 7:30pm. If you haven’t seen this email yet, check your email box, it was sent by Arnold. Please respond to this email whether you can make the meeting or not.
While it is to be a captain’s meeting, all are welcomed to come, and new players should definitely attend. After the meeting, there will be a $10 entry tournament.
We will also be instating a rule this season with regards to scoresheets after the match. The way scoresheets and money are to be turned in will not change. Sheets and money must still be turned in at Brennan’s or Speakeasy, however, there is one additional step that must be taken starting this season. Out of the 8 people in attendance for the match, one person must take a picture of the score sheet and either email it to me or text it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 323-304-2540. The picture must be clear and show the entire score sheet. This will allow me to update the website much sooner and we won’t have to wait for people who decide to go weeks without turning in their score sheets.
I will be updating the website for the new season. The next post on this page will list changes as they are made. Some of those changes will include Moving the 2013-2014 season to the archives, Updating the captain’s list, Updating the officer’s list, Updating the rules page, etc.
If anyone has questions or suggestions about the website, feel free to contact me at email@example.com with them.
We are looking forward to another great season. See you soon!