Bangkok Pool League Update

We are currently focusing on only Monday – start targeted at 20 February

All teams will play all other teams – home and away – but a post-game scoring system will be even out the playing field. Lower ranked teams will get their points doubled on those nights that they play higher rank teams – so even if you lose, you can make points that help you win a trophy!

Higher vs. lower ranked teams will be based on number of players that are APC quality. I will use the evaluations of Stuart and Joe to assist me in determining if players are that level.

Deposit is now 2000 baht. Cancellations on day result in 1000 baht of the cancelling teams deposit being delivered to the host venue.  If the cancelling team is the host team, the host venue will buy a round for the visiting team.

Fee is 1,500 baht. Used for purchase of trophies at the end of the season.

This week, Al or Gary will be confirming and collecting fees/deposits.

Anyone wishing to field a team, please let us know.

Photos Up!

There is a new album link for 2017 and the photos from the trophy presentation and the singles tournament held at Hustlers on 8 January are all posted. There is also a new set of photos posted on the APC Year 6 photos page with photos of Mark presenting the medals to Bangkok’s winning team.

Take a look!

Singles Tournament, Trophies, 2017 Season meeting, APC Meeting

On 8 January, 2017, the Bangkok Pool League and Hustlers will have a singles tournament at 2 pm at Hustlers. Everyone is welcome to please come and play. Have fun. Format and administration will be taken care of by Hustlers.

At about 6 pm, we will award the trophies from the 2016 Bangkok Pool League season. The following teams are receiving trophies:

Sports Academy Elite
Hustlers A
Sportsman A
Hustlers Fun
Sportsman Z
Sportsman Spice
Country Boat
Sports Academy Fun
Jools (9 ball)
Sportsman BB (9 ball)
Country Road (9 ball)
Hot Links (9 ball)
The Game  (9 ball)
Sports Academy Fun (9 ball)

There will be a meeting immediately after the trophy ceremony to discuss the upcoming season.

At about 7 pm, Mark will have a meeting about the Asia Pool Challenge for 2017, to be held in Bangkok. Anyone interested in attending is welcome.

A very sad day

Today is a sad day for all of us in Thailand. King Bhumibol Adulyadej has passed away. The Bangkok Pool League has played in a nation that is greatly influenced by his Royal Majesty. We offer our condolences to the people of Thailand and may the King rest in peace and look down on his people with pride and joy. Rest in Peace, His Royal Majesty, King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

APC Tournament

The 6th year of the Asia Pool Challenge will be in Saigon on Sept 1st,  2nd and 3rd.  Bangkok, winner of 4 of the previous 5 events will be there to take on teams from Jakarta, Shanghai, Manila, Singapore, Phnom Penh, Saigon and Seoul.  The tournament on the 1st will be a singles tournament for the top 2 players from last years event.  Mao and Ruairi will be representing Bangkok off their strong performances in Jakarta last year.  The main event will be on the 2nd & 3rd.

The event will be streamed, and Hustlers, Sportsman and Sports Academy will all be showing the streaming.

28 people from Bangkok will be making it to Saigon for the event.  All of the action will be in the ballroom of The Eastin Grand Hotel.  If anyone is in the neighborhood, please stop by.

This years’ event was sponsored by Hustlers and Asia Billiards, who have both given strong support.  The Bangkok Pool League is also a sponsor, courtesy of the support from PizzaMania and LED Lighting Asia.

Chiang Mai Challenge Finish

The Bangkok Team went up to Chiang Mai and played there on their tables. Because of last-minute cancellations, we only had ten players, but Chiang Mai very graciously loaned us two players to fill our teams.

Chiang Mai A 4 – BKK A 2
BKK B 5 – Chiang Mai B 1
Chiang Mai C 4 – BKK C 2

A big thanks to Lenny, Manny, Ronnie, Hermann, Gary Lee, Gary, Tom, Tim and Wolfgang for making the trip and representing Bangkok well.  We had a great trip. Those that weren’t able to go, you missed a great trip!

Chiang Mai were great hosts and a special thanks to Brian, AJ and Peter for their efforts. We noticed a number of improvements in terms of strategy and using the rules effectively.

Chiang-Mai Challenge AWAY

The Bangkok vs. Chiang Mai challenge moves to Chiang-Mai for the next round. 20 August.
Teams A and C will play at Sheryles. Team B will play at Wild Boar. Players are responsible for their own transportation and lodging.
Recommended hotels:
Amora Hotel
M Hotel (Burger King on ground floor)
IM Hotel (McD on ground floor)
Top North Hotel
Raming Lodge Hotel and Spa
Currently committed to going:
Tim Bolshaw
Gary Lee
Marc Taylor
Peter – Maybe
Anyone else interested in playing, please let me know!!!

Chiang Mai Results

The first leg of the Chiang Mai challenge went well.

Bangkok Pool A 6 vs Chiang Mai A 2
Bangkok Pool B 6 vs Chiang Mai B 2
Bangkok Pool C 8 vs Chiang Mai C 0

We will play at Chiang Mai on August 20.

Currently on the list as playing in Chiang Mai:

Peter (not 100%)
Gary Lee

That makes our minimum. It would be nice to have a few more players who are going up. Please let me know if you want to play in Chiang Mai.