Congratulations to the Spring 2012 AZPL State Champions Red Devil Fish of Flagstaff! Jay Graham, Brennan Larson & Marko Robles led the Fish to a 6-1 record, losing once to The Inebriated Chris Negrin, Dave Rayner and Cliff Seaton 65-59 then returning the favor by defeating them twice, first 66-59 and second 60-59 to win the Championship! The 3 matches featured 7 10-0s, 2 8-ball breaks and only 1 30-point game, by Brennan Larson. The Inebriated came in 2nd finishing 4-2 and winning $465.
The fun began on Friday with the 8-Ball Break & Run Derby, the Men’s & Women’s MVP Singles Tournaments and the 7 & Under Singles Tournament. Fourteen players entered the 8-Ball Break & Run Derby. Cliff Seaton scored 22 in the first round, which was the highest for any player in a single round. In the second round Mike Chapa and Pete Williams scored 14 & 13 respectively for the 2nd & 3rd highest. Doug Weber led the 3rd round with 11 but his 3-round total of 19 wasn’t enough to make it to the final round. Making it to the finals were Cliff Seaton & Mike Chapa, both tied with 28 points and Pete Williams with 27. Mike scored 13 points to win his first 8-Ball Break & Run Derby Championship. He’ll receive a $50 credit towards his weekly dues. Cliff scored 11 to finish 2nd and Pete took 3rd with 3 points! They’ll receive credits of $35 & $15.
There were 11 entrants in this season’s Women’s MVP Singles Tournament. Wendy Stanfel won 16 games, including matches against former MVPs Dawn Atokuku & Cathy Beyale (twice), to go 5-0 and win the tournament! She wins the MVP trophy, $82 in cash and a free season in the league! Cathy Beyale won $58 with her 2nd place finish and Miki Hoppins took 3rd with a $25 prize.
In the Men’s MVP Singles Tournament Curtis Elifritz defeated a field of 13 to win the MVP trophy, $97 and a free season in the league. Chris Negrin finished in 2nd to win $68 and Mike Chapa won $30, taking 3rd place.
Sixteen players participated in the Stingers 7 & under singles tournament. Doug Weber won 9 games to take 1st place and $60! Kent Bybee took 2nd with a $40 prize and Cecil Attson finished in 3rd to win $20!
On Saturday there were 23 teams competing for the Championship! Of those 23 only 8 made it to Sunday play. The Inebriated, starting at 5pm, faced off against REALLY!, Ginsu Knife, Drunk in Public and the first of 3 matches Vs Red Devil Fish, winning the first four before losing the final two to finish 2nd with $465. No Name, starting play at 1pm Saturday, won 3 matches on the winners side before losing to Drunk in Public. They went on to the loser’s side and won a league-high 4 in a row before being eliminated by the Red Devil Fish. Along the way they led the league with most wins with 43 and points scored with 619 to go 7-2! They finished in 3rd place winning $375! 4th Place, with a prize of $300, went to Balls in Hand at 3-2. Tied for 5th place and $250 each was Bad Habits & Drunk in Public. In a tie for 7th we had the Hound Dogs & the Double R’s each winning $180. Reigning 2x Champions Shoot the Moon went 3-2 going 35-9 and scoring 404 points to finish in a tie for 13th. Team captain Darren Bradford led the league with a 3.130 PR, going 13-2 while scoring 143 points and allowing a league-low 66 points. Jay Graham of the Red Devil Fish finished 2nd with a 2.361 PR, and league-highs of 174 points and 16 wins. Miguel Topete of Two Feathers & a Bean was the most improved shooter in the tournament, going 6-2 with a 27-point match average, over 5 points above his average.
Thanks to Jennifer, Chris, Tara, Jennifer, Lisa & Will for all the help at the tourney!
This spring Cecil Attson passed Joe Campbell to move into 3rd All-Time with 11,333 points. Next up is Robert Berry, with 12,010. Dawn Atokuku scored her 8,000th point to move into 10th All-Time! Jim Green passed Rob Turner to move into 15th place with 7,322 points. Rick Meredith & Chris Negrin both scored their 7,000th point to finish in 17th & 18th respectively. Mark Tomlinson, Scott Elliott and Matt Miller each scored their 6,000th point and Robin Clark scored his 5,000th! Anthony Beyale needs only 26 points to reach the mark as does Chad Hibbard who needs just 33! Eugene Hemphill needs just 25 points to score 4,000. Scoring their 3,000th point was Arnold Shiplett and Jim Hastings. Derrick Tutt is just 71 shy of the mark. Alex Franlin needs 47 to reach 2,000. Scoring their 1000th point this season is Brennan Larson, Jay Graham, Dave Riddle, G-Man Garrett Lee, JR Kasting, Mike Ramirez, Jon Tellez, Crystal Tarantine, Victor Vargas Jr, Jean Garcia, Ryan Philpot, Jessie James, Donna Jaggers, Terry Culpepper, Tomas Messiah, Joe Ramos & Rich Buhman!
Moving into 5th All-Time Cecil Attson passed Joe Campbell with 736 career wins to Joe’s 715. Pete Williams needs 2 wins to take sole possession of 8th place All-Time. He currently is in 9th with 660 with
Carter Hammond in 8th with 661. Dawn Atokuku needs 3 wins to win her 500th game! Rick Meredith needs just 14 to reach the mark. Robin Clark and Curtis Elifritz each win their 400th game. Darren Bradford needs 21 wins to reach 400. Michael Santopadre & Anthony Beyale each won their 300th games. Wayne Shropshire is at 299 and holding.. Winning their 200th are Arnold Shiplett, Miguel Topete, Gary Wimmer & Roy Lawrence. Lisa Bradford is next in line with 198. Larry Divito was the lone 100-game winner this season!
Marko Robles led the league with a 6.451 Power Rating. He also led the league with 33 wins, .786 winning percentage, 8 30-point games with 373 points scored while allowing just 212 to give him a league leading 161 P/PA (points/points allowed). Curtis Elifritz & Wendy Stanfel tied for the league lead with 376 points as well as Match Average with both scoring 26.86 points per match! Curtis also had 5 10-0s to lead the league! Derrick Tutt and Pete Williams tied for the lead with 3 8-ball breaks! Pete now has a league leading 14 8-ball breaks in his career! Garrett Lee shot a 21.29 match average this season, 3-1/2 points higher than his career MA to win the Most Improved Shooter award! Patricia Kloeppel led the women, shooting 2-1/2 points higher for a 21.50 match average.
The Summer season begins May 14th in Flagstaff! Phoenix & Globe start May 15th, the Q n Brew starts May 17th and Jester’s Billiards begins May 20th! We might be starting up a Thursday Phoenix traveling division on May 24th. If you’re interested in playing in any of these divisions let me know! I look forward to seeing you all soon!