Important Schedule Changes

It has been brought to our attention that when the schedule was generated, venues that had multiple teams but only one pool table weren’t accounted for.  As such, some changes have been made to both the Tuesday night and Wednesday night schedules.  These changes have been pushed to the schedule page on the site, so you should go print out the schedules again, and throw away the ones currently in your packets.

For the sake of clarification, here are the changes that have been made.  All changes result in home and away team being swapped…the matches in question will still consist of the same teams.  Here are the matches that need to be swapped.

Tuesday:

Speakeasy 2 vs. 90 West 4, dates are 9/23, 12/2 and 2/24

Speakeasy 4 vs. Cozy 1, Dates are 9/30, 12/9 and 3/3

Wednesday:

Brennans 3 vs. 90 West 2, Dates are 9/24, 12/3, and 2/25

90 West 3 and Speakeasy 1, Dates are 10/1, 12/10 and 3/4

90 West 3 and Cozy 3, Dates are 10/8, 1/7 and 3/11

90 West 3 and Gabe’s 1, Dates are 10/15, 1/14 and 3/25

These changes should fix the schedule so everyone has a pool table to play on.  Feel free to contact Arnold or Mike with questions.

 

Week 1 Results Have Been Posted

Please note with the new score sheets…the comments section is to explain yourself.  Have 2 players in the same box (5 playing on your team for the night?)  Use the comments box to say who played what games.  Have a number other than $10 in the paid box for each player?  Explain why.

Also, please include players last names for the first couple weeks, or whenever you use a new sub.  If I only have a first name, on the first week of play, that means that player is only entered into the system with their first name.  Please help me out.  Just because the score sheet looks a little different doesn’t mean I’m suddenly a mind reader.  I still need all the same info.

Click the Schedule and Standings link to see all the stats from this weeks matches.

Congratulations go out to the following:

Table Run – Arnold Castellanos (Brennans 3 – Wednesday)

8 Ball Break – Mike Schwartz (Speakeasy 4 – Tuesday), Jeff Johnston (Cozy Inn 3 – Wednesday), (Angel Gomez – Brennans 3 – Wednesday)

Honor Roll – Terry Tigner (90 West 1 – Tuesday), Arnold Castellanos (Brennans 3 – Wednesday), Gaby Strauss (Brennans 1 – Wednesday), Angela Aquino (90 West 2 – Wednesday), Jorge Galeno (90 West 2 – Wednesday), Harry Young (Speakeasy 1 – Wednesday), Frank Ybarra (Speakeasy 1 – Wednesday)

Schedules Posted – The League Starts This Week!

Both the Tuesday and Wednesday night schedules are now current on the Schedules and Standings page.

Please note…contrary to the schedule that was emailed out, the Wednesday Sept. 17th match between Brennan’s 3 and Cozy 3 is at Cozy.  All subsequent matches between these 2 teams have been adjusted as well.  The schedule on the website is correct, the emailed schedule is not.  This change only effects the 9/17, 11/19, and 2/18 matches between Brennan’s 3 and Cozy 3.  Everything else should be correct.

That having been said, please double check your team’s schedule and make sure nothing weird snuck in.  I have to code the schedule by hand into the database because the software we use to update the website has a bug in it that doesn’t allow schedule building to be automated.

Good luck in the upcoming season!

Website Updates

The Rules Page has been updated.  Note that rules 5, 6, 10, 17 and 23 have been updated.  Changes to rules are underlined, however the changes to rule 23 were to remove instances were a scratch on the 8 was a loss of game, so in that case there is nothing to underline.  The downloadable word doc of the rules has been updated as well.

The Past Seasons section has been updated with the 2013-2014 Season.

The Who Owes The League $ list has been reset.

The Officers have been updated on the Officers page.

The Scoresheet available for download on the Payout Scales and Scoresheets page has been updated to the new version.

The Captain’s List is now current.

The Schedules are now current.

We Are Preparing for the 2014-2015 Season

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.

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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.

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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 djmichaelbasic@gmail.com 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.

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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 djmichaelbasic@gmail.com with them.

We are looking forward to another great season.  See you soon!

End of Season Party

The end of season party will be held at Gabe’s Bar & Grill:  2965 s. Sepulveda blvd, LA 90025 on Saturday, May 31 at 2pm

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There will be:

a meeting for the general membership

Prize Money Payouts

Elections of officers and grievance committee

Tournament

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Additionally, as per a decision at the captains meeting, votes will be held on the following rule changes:

Current Rules (slop) vs. Call Pocket

If adopted, the Call Pocket rule will be worded as such -  In Call Pocket, obvious balls and pockets do not have to be indicated. It is the opponent’s responsibility to ask which ball and pocket if he is unsure of the shot. Bank shots and combination shots are not considered obvious, and care should be taken in calling both the object ball and the intended pocket. When calling the shot, it is NEVER necessary to indicate details such as the number of cushions, banks, kisses, caroms, etc. Any balls pocketed on a foul remain pocketed, regardless of whether they belong to the shooter or the opponent.

Scratch On The Break – In The Kitchen (current rules) or Ball In Hand

This rule change would be straight forward, no other change necessary.

Scratch while shooting the 8 ball – Loss Of Game (current rules) vs. Ball In Hand

This would only apply to pocketing the cue ball while shooting the 8 ball.  If the 8 is pocketed in the wrong pocket, or the cue and 8 go down in the same shot, it would still be a loss of game.  This rule would only effect a shot where, when a player is on the 8 ball, he does not sink the 8 ball, but does sink the cue ball.

These votes will take place via a paper ballet.  Your captains will be emailed the ballot in advance, however, voting ballots will be on hand at the event in case not everybody is able to print theirs out.

Captains Meeting and End of Season Awards Party

We are looking to have a captain’s meeting before the end of season awards party.

The date we are looking at for the party is Sunday, May 25th, so we will likely try and have a captain’s meeting on Sunday the 18th.

Times and locations will be posted here when we confirm them, and an email will be sent to the captains to schedule the captain’s meeting and discuss the agenda.

Watch this space for further info!

Final Results Posted for Wednesday

The final results for Wednesday are in.


Congratulations to Speakeasy 1 for taking first place this season!

Click the Schedule and Standings link to see all the stats from this weeks matches.

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Tuesday:

90 West 1 owes $33

Cozy Inn 1 owes $40

Wednesday:

90 West 3 Owes $5

If you are a member of any of these teams, you MUST contact me before the end of season party and get this money in, or you WILL be fined as per the league rules.  This is your last chance!

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Congratulations go out to the following:

Table Run – Greg Harada (Brennans 2 – Tuesday), Angel Gomez (Cozy Inn 3 – Wednesday)

8 Ball Break – Terry Tigner (90 West 1 – Tuesday), Brian Stefan (90 West 2 – Wednesday)

Honor Roll – Aaron Hiniker (Scarlet Lady – Tuesday), Lawrence Weisdorn (Cozy Inn 2 – Tuesday), Nate Wree (Cozy Inn 2 – Tuesday), Arnold Castellanos (Cozy Inn 3 – Wednesday), Frank Ybarra (Speakeasy 1 – Wednesday), Gaku Ogawa (90 West 2 – Wednesday), Tom Okimoto (90 West 2 – Wednesday)

Final Results Posted for Tuesday (Wednesday ASAP)

The Tuesday league is complete and the final scores have been posted.

Congratulations to 90 West 4 for taking first place this season!

Wednesday night has one make up match to complete and a couple of score sheets have not been turned in, so I can’t post the final scores until everything is turned in.

Click the Schedule and Standings link to see all the stats from this weeks matches.

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I’m missing the score sheets from the week 28 matches between JPs 2 vs. Speakeasy 1 (Speakeasy is the visiting team and responsible for turning in the sheet) and Gabe’s vs. 90 West 2 (90 West 2 responsible for turn in.)

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Tuesday:

90 West 1 owes $33 - Cozy Inn 1 owes $40

Wednesday: 90 West 2 Owes $30 – 90 West 3 Owes $5

If you are a member of any of these teams, you MUST contact me before the end of season party and get this money in, or you WILL be fined as per the league rules.

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Congratulations go out to the following:

Table Run – Greg Harada (Brennans 2 – Tuesday), Angel Gomez (Cozy Inn 3 – Wednesday)

8 Ball Break – Terry Tigner (90 West 1 – Tuesday)

Honor Roll – Aaron Hiniker (Scarlet Lady – Tuesday), Lawrence Weisdorn (Cozy Inn 2 – Tuesday), Nate Wree (Cozy Inn 2 – Tuesday), Arnold Castellanos (Cozy Inn 3 – Wednesday)