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.
BCAPL/ACS Players: Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season. All the officers are back now and the real work can begin. This week we should have a few players that have made it to the 16 week cutoff for the league. Only players who have had 16 weeks of play at the end of the season are eligible for awards and prizes. They are the ones that will appear at the top of the standings. All others will be marked with last place number until they reach 16 weeks. Remember we have byes so it will take until week 17 or 18 for most players to get 16 weeks of stats.
There have been a couple issues that the officers for the league have been working on. First, a couple teams had double scores and this messed up the standings. BCAPL have corrected this issue and the standings coming out this week should have the corrections. Second, and a lot harder, was an issue with a player that was listed in the standings 11 times and it showed them playing six weeks ahead in the standings. We had to work with the BCAPL to remove all score sheets that this played played on. Then go back and remove them from the team and the system because they were showing three times and every time they played they got three times the score. After getting them back in the system right, we had to enter their score sheets back in to make the correction.
The third issue is local and we did not have to involve the BCAPL. We have a team that was on probation for not being reliable. They missed two more weeks and were given a time limit to make up the games. This team was not able to make the makeup games so they have been replaced. The team name will remain the same and the schedule will not change but the players will. The new players will work on making up the games as well to make everything even and fair. Please cooperate with these makeup games so we can get the standings to an official point. With missing games and errors, as well as the 16 week qualifier, the standings can not be official and mean nothing.