It’s been a full year since the split of this league, and I’m thrilled with how well it’s running. I’m able to meet and see more players, attend more events and even take a smaller role as Kelly Auer and Helen Manzella, both long time APA members and divisions reps, have stepped up to help. Many of you are contacting them as your first line of contact with questions or concerns, but keep in mind that division reps are out on league night too, whereas Kelly and Helen may not be. Kelly cannot take late night calls as she rises early for her job, so refer calls to your Division Rep if you can’t reach me. Their phone number is at the top of the scoresheet.


However, as the session is underway, it’s time to mention a couple things that have come up the last few months, that I’m not so thrilled about… sportsmanship, etiquette and courtesy. Time to consider why you play. Captains need to hold their teammates accountable for bad behavior; from not shaking the opponent hand before and after the match, to sharking, dumping, name calling and even more extreme behavior. Nice people, that we all want in the league, don’t want to play if people are rude and inconsiderate. What happened to having a good match, some fun and making friends? Time to get back to basics, and not just your pool game.


On to league business…. This session’s news….

8 Ball Fall Playoff Format: Divisions with 9 or more teams qualify the Top Point team direct to Citywide, bypassing the playoffs. The remaining teams will playoff; 2nd vs 5th and 3rd vs 4th and the champion winner qualifies for Citywide; the rest play off for the secondary spot; 6th vs wildcard and 7th vs 8th. Divisions with less than 9 teams will play off; 1st vs 4th and 2nd vs 3rd, the champion winner qualifies for Citywide; the rest play off for the secondary spot. Secondary finals winners qualify for the annual Secondary Cash tournament (see below for more details). If there are any exceptions to this format, you’ll be notified through your team envelopes. 

Playoff Minimum Matches:  Players are required to play only FOUR matches during the summer and fall sessions for post season play. Players with less than 3 matches will be removed from the playoff roster. Remember that men can be 2s only after playing 10 matches, and not in any post season or tournament play. Only the Spring session has higher minimum requirements, usually 5.   
For the complete Update newsletter, see Menu on the left, Fall Update. 

Please call or contact me with any questions or comments
League Office; 815-886-2057
Kelly Auer: 630-742-2066
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