Just in time for the End of Season, the site has a new look. Easter has extended our End of Season to the 22nd. The Sundowner is the place this season. We had to play several games there at the end of the season because of the move and conflicts, and they offered up their tables for free. We will start taking signups for the tournament at 10 AM Saturday the 22nd. Start the tournament at 11 AM. Lunch and Awards starting at Noon. In case you do not know the Sundowner, because it just opened, it was called Monkeybutz or BJ's Montana the last time we played there. It has taken back the name I remember as a kid, Sundowner.
I know many of you have been patiently waiting while I was out sick, Jackie was on vacation, and then the Service Clubs Charity Pool League end of season. While waiting for this weeks stats, missing envelope, I thought I would at least give you a glimpse of the real standings. These are not official ask they do not include this weeks and I believe there are still makeup games out there. But this will at least give you an idea of where you stand.
The deadline to sign up for ACS Nationals is in two days, 4/3/2017. If you would like to go, the league pays for two entries a year and the ACS gives us a free entry every year. Get in touch with one of the officers for more information.
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.
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.
This last week had a lot of games that were scheduled, missed, or moved. This means the updated standings are not official. Without the missing scores there is no way to put out accurate stats. Hopefully, everything is well with the players and their families. Life happens and the best laid plans are put to the side. Please remember this if you were inconvenienced in any way with teams that need to reschedule. Thanks for your understanding.
Several seasons we have had teams that, for one reason or another, could not finish the season. If this happens with more than one team or there was already a bye there could be a situation, like this season, with multiple byes. Pictured below is week 30 of this season. Showing two teams with a bye on the same day. Players have asked why we just can't drop the byes. The first thing you notice is that both teams would have been playing at home. So who would be the home team and where would they play?
So let us look deeper at these two teams. Every season each team plays two round robins. A round robin means you play every other team. We play two so you will play the team once at home and then again at their home. In week three you can see that the teams Outlaws are playing Corner Pocket at AL 22. The Outlaws Home.
Then in week 18 we see they play each other again. But, this time it is at Corner Pocket's home VFW 10386. SO if we dropped the byes then these two teams would play each other three times instead of twice.
Hope this helps you understand how the schedule works, especially when there are multiple byes.