This last weekend the Service Clubs Charity Pool League of Kingman (SCCPL) had their end of season banquet and All-Star Tournament. Twice a year the SCCPL ends their league season with a tournament for the players and and awards banquet. Each week players donate $5 every Friday Night plus $0.25 per foul. This money goes to support a charity of each teams choosing. Over the last 15 years, the charity has given away over $100,000. Charities like HALT, Mutt Matchers, Special Olympics, Root Outlet, Fisher House and other Veteran organizations are picked by each team to receive the award at the end of the season. Teams and players receive a free dinner at the banquet if they played at least six weeks, a chance to win a trophy and a little cash at the tournament, and awards for all they did that season.
First place was won by the AL 14 Sons, a team from the American Legion Post 14, and their donation was given to Fisher House. The top shooter was Scott Mullins. For top female shooter they have a special award called the Annie Oakley award. This season won by Helen Hutchins. Other awards include, but are not limited to, Male Sportsmanship - Rick "The Mailman" Brannies; Female Sportsmanship - Tina Williams; Chris Bond - Most Improved - +17.88% Improvement; Bryson Hunter - Rookie of the Year - 75.00%; John Guillot - Most Frugal (least fouls); Sandy Burtlow - Most Generous (most fouls).
The All-Star Tournament was won by Paul Ashelford. Second place went to Ron Martin, and third was Stan Alemeda.
This season the festivities were at the Eagles, but the league moves it every season to give the private clubs a chance to make some money for their charities as well. The league has grown so much that more private clubs need to be added for more places to play. If you are interested in joining the league, having the league play in your service club, or just need more information http://www.KingmanPoolPlayers.com/sccpl-contacts has contact information for the charities officers and directors.
Mark has informed me that he has contacted all captains about the issues we are having with the team drops this season. It has been voted on and decided that the league will end at the half way point. That is 4/10/2017. This is the date of the last games for the Scotch Doubles league. This will let us start again and reset the schedule rather then having to deal with all the byes and forfeits. This leaves a lot of players out every week and we all wan to play. The schedule has been changed with teams moving and the new end of schedule. Please check to make sure you know where you are playing. As soon as we have and end of season date and place we will post it for the players.
They may be missing a couple make up games but there are standings for the Scotch Doubles posted on the website. We are only a third of the way through. Makeup games have to be played. And, there are two forfeits and a bye. These things could all change the scores drastically before the end of the season. Thank you for your patience and there will be more coming soon.
It is that time of year again, when we all get together and celebrate what we do for charity. We also have a nice big tournament and a banquet with great food. This year The Eagles will be the host post for the End of Season Tournament and Banquet. We will be having shredded beef and been burritos, wet or enchilada style, covered with green chili sauce. How authentic and good, green chili is better than red chili any day. When is it you say? The tournament will be Saturday, March 25th. And of course the dinner will follow on Sunday Night, March 26th. We have hopes that there will be three table for the tournament. This will make for a fast tournament with lots of people.
On another note, when the tournament is done, the league table needs a home until the next end of season. If you can store the table in your house or garage for a season or two, please contact someone on the board. Don't you want a practice table just sitting around begging for you to use it and improve your game?
We are still looking for a logo for the league. There will be a contest for league members or their friends and family to design a logo for the league. There will be prizes so enter as many designs as fast as possible so your name will be at the top of the heap for the prizes to be announced later in the year. Prizes will be presented at the end of next season so time is short.
The standings updates have been a couple weeks. Sorry but I was sick and didn't get much done for almost two weeks. They are up to date now. The End of Season is about a month away. Where do you want to play? There is a new club in town with two tables. Not really new, in fact has the name I remember as a kid. The Sundowner, has been several names and owners over the last 40 years. But now they are open again. Entering the tournament at the Cattle Crossing on Saturday will also get you a free entry into the Sunday tournament at High Noon at The Sundowner. Players that get knocked out early can still make it to the 2PM tournament at Tack Shed. Another place that has two table. We need at least two table to run a decent End of Season Tournament. Other places in the league that have two table are Cerbat Lanes, Sportsman's Club, and Timeout Tavern. All of these have there own food except Sportsman's Club. We can bring in food if we have it there. Either way, if we bring food or buy it from the place we play, we spend around $300 on food and make a day of it. Spread the word and let the officers know where you want to play.