Dec 13, 2012

2012 League Stat Update

Monday I am a part time player and have had a very nice run, my record is 27-1 with a 19 game winning streak and a current 8 game winning streak. I have narrowly scratched on a made 8 ball twice so far and there were definitely a couple other games that I should have lost. My Game Average is 9.89 and Power Ave is 5.54 through 28 games...

The Monday team is in a distant 2nd right now, and definitely has some ground to make up.

On my more competitive WW Platinum league, our team is in last...there have been 4 tied rounds that we have lost this season. I predict us moving up a couple spots in the rankings...but we definitely need to get hot.

I am 40-25 with a Game Average of 8.1 and a power average around 1.4, out of the 65 games I have managed 3 EROs and only 1 ERO out of the 28 games on Monday. Maybe we will have a good city tournament this year...would be nice for our Wednesday team.

Oct 3, 2012

2012-2013 Fall Leagues Get Going

After a successful 9 ball league this summer, I am dialed in to have an awesome fall season in my pool leagues. Our team has shifted this season since Chas started a new job on late shift and we picked up a relatively new league player. After playing the 1st place team in week one with a 1-5 start, we have managed to come around the last couple weeks to a record of 8-10.

VVS has changed things up a little bit this season with only 8 team in 4 divisions instead of the 11 teams we had last season in 3 different divisions.  I like this method since it will allow for a 23 week season with 2 position rounds and 3 chances at each team.  Previously, the 11 team required a couple bye weeks and only gave 2 matches for each of the other 10 teams.

I have started out pretty well with a 12-3 start on Wednesday leagues, I have messed up 3 EROs this season already...and I have none with one against me this past week. My Monday league is a part-time deal, but I have luckily started out 12-0 for the beginning of the can only get worse! :)

Sep 5, 2012

9 Ball League Success

One of my favorite leagues is the Coed 9-ball league on Tuesday at Madsen's during the summer.  The format is a 3-person team (1 female required) with a 27-game format, this allows you to play each opponent three times...and it moves pretty fast on only one table.  The main reason to play this league is to get sanctioned for the Heartland Tournament in Columbus.

My wife played on a different team, so I teamed up with our friends Matt and Brandi Slosson.  We all played pretty well overall, I can remember the specifics...but my W/L record was pretty crazy at like 56-16 or something like that.  Matt played very well, especially when we needed it in the final week in the position round.  Brandi made some really tough shots, but didn't always get rewarded with another shot.  The teams were pretty tight going into the final week position round as you can see below.

Theoretically, the 6th place team could have won the league...we went 6-3 for the win, but they could have won 9-0 to win it all.  The payout was very good at $80 each, which was all of our money back since it was $10 a night for 8 weeks.  I recommend this league to anyone that wants to try out something different than a regular old 8 ball league.

Jun 14, 2012

Lovers Lane [Joke]

A cop comes upon a car parked late one night on Lover's Lane. Upon further investigation he finds a male subject reading a book in the front seat and a female subject filing her nails in the back seat.

The cop asks the guy, "What are you doing up here?"

"I'm reading a book sir."

"Uh-huh. And what’s she doing?" the cop inquires, motioning toward the back seat.

"Well clearly, sir, she is filing her nails."

With a puzzled look on his face, the cop says, "In the 13 years I've been a cop I've never seen anything like this on Lover's Lane. How old are you son?"

"I'm 20."

"And how old is she?"

The guy looks at his watch and says, "Well in about 15 minutes she'll be 18."

Jun 13, 2012

Uneventful Position Round

After starting out the spring league 6-12, we have managed to finish very strong with 27-3 record the last 5 weeks. We have been stuck in 3rd the last 3 weeks as the top 3 teams have all shot well...only losing a couple rounds.

We are still 7 rounds behind 2nd, and 13 rounds ahead of we will definitely get 3rd place in the league no matter what. Last season our 70% winning percentage was enough to take the league, this season the teams seem to be stacked a little better.

Probably gonna shoot some pool in the summer session...not sure though.

Jun 10, 2012

Nice Trickshot Video

This guy gets a girl into many different positions on the pool table...

Impressive...pool shots I mean!

May 30, 2012

Spring League Comeback

After starting out pretty rough in the Spring pool league, we have managed to comeback for a chance to win the league. we finished strong to win the league, and I have hopes of pulling it off again. Personally, I am struggling a little bit with a 18-12 record.

My pool team started off 6-12 at the begining of the season, and have gone 16-2 the last 3 weeks to get within striking distance. There are 2 more weeks until the position round, and we probably need to climb to 2nd to get a chance at the top spot. It is rare to see a lurking 3rd place team win a league in the final week position round...but it is certainly possible.

Tonight we play the last place team in the league, hopefully we can play well and gain a little bit on the top 2 spots.

Apr 30, 2012

Flexible Gif

Doesn't she need one foot on the ground?


Mar 16, 2012

WW Gold Final Stats

We finished out the season in the Widmer Wheat Gold with 57-75 record, it was a tough season for us. We definitely didn't play as well overall as we did in the Silver division last year. After winning the 2011 City Tournament "B" Division" we had to move up to Gold and will be playing the A division of the tournament this year.

I finished the season 61-44 with 9 EROs and only a 1.03 power average. This puts me in 9th out of 50 or so in the league, with the league individual champ showing a record of 76-34 with 7 EROs and a 2.19 power average. We came a long way from last place after 6 weeks. We have shown that we can compete in the Gold, and overall our team is getting better as players develop.

One last thing, after a couple rough years in the Master division at city the VVS league operators have dropped my personal ranking from "Master" to "A" player. 2 out of the last 3 years I have been "one out of the money" in singles, definitely leaving missed opportunities on the table. Planning to show them up by signing up for Master singles with something to prove.

Feb 19, 2012

Cruise Ship Pool Table: Radiance Of The Seas

My wife and I, along with a couple friends just returned from a cruise on the Liberty of the Seas cruise ship from Royal Caribbean. This looks like a tough table to shoot on, but would be a blast for sure!

Would definitely be fun though...we actually joke about a pool table being on our cruise ship! :)

Jan 27, 2012

WW Gold Update

After ending up 3-3 the last two weeks, we were a little disappointed. Mainly because we were up 3-1 going into the last round both times, and managed to lose the last round bad enough to lose total as well. This week, we played the 3rd place Kingpins and started off with 10-1 ERO and 10-0 ERO in the first round. Another guy on our team broke dry in the 1st round and had an ERO against him 0-10.

We managed to sneak out the 1st round, and didn't really have a chance until the last round. I needed to win my last game to go 2-4, but didn't get it after messing up my runout twice and tying up a couple balls.

We have our bye next week, then I'll miss pool the next week as my wife and I will be going on a cruise.

Jan 20, 2012

Heartland Pool Tournament 2012

I sat out of singles this year to take the kids to the grandparents after school, but my wife played pretty well in Women's singles taking 7th out of 40 or so. Steph, who is on her team was shooting well, and ended up winning the whole thing. My wife won some money in singles and their team started off hot in team winning their first 2 matches. Then the lost to Charlies Angels, and had to play a tough match to get in the money...I think it was $450 for 1st, and $200 for 2nd. If they lose they ended up getting 3rd and $0.

Their pool match came down to the last game, with the winner of the game winning the match for their team. Steph had her 8 ball tied up, and the other girl kept playing safeties. Steph played smart buy handing her ball-in-hand a couple times since scratching on the 8 ball would lose the game and match.

But with her opponent down to the last ball, she tried a soft kick and barely scratched. It may have worked if the 8 would have been hit more head on. This was about 11:30 PM on Saturday night.

My team had won our first 2 matches, then lost the 3rd match after lunch. We had a long break before we won a couple more matches to get down to 9th out of 90 teams (I think). Our team came down to winner for the match, and it ended up being a big safety game. Tom tried a tough jump and gave the opponent a seemingly easy ball-in-hand runout, with only a solid and the 8 ball left. Then he decided to give us some hope:

After about 45 seconds of deliberation, he decided to kick it in (really only option) and made it to a huge cheer of the other team. We were left with $200 ($320 minimum if we continue on) and a little disappointed. Would have much rather seen him get easy shape on the 8 and drop it.

The team that beat us, ended up losing their next match...

Fun weekend, we will probably have to either play intermediate or change our team next year.