Asia Pool Challenge

For those that did not see the match via the live streaming or yet hear about it, the 5th year of the Asia Pool Challenge was held this past week-end in Jakarta.   The Bangkok Pool League (Bangkok Heat) played against teams from Jakarta, Singapore, Ho Chi Minh, Manila, Shanghai and Phnom Penh.  After 4 consecutive wins, we placed 2nd to Jakarta in what was the most competitive event yet.   The winner was not determined until the last few games of the 2-Day event.

It proved to be a great event that surpassed most expectations, and we will have a bit more motivation to regain our title next year in Ho Chi Minh against the same cities plus new participant Seoul.

For more information, click on Asia Pool Challenge – History – year 5.

Mini-league – 2015

Please note that the mini-league 2015 is not a Bangkok Pool League activity. The information posted regarding it is posted as a courtesy to assist the organizers. Any questions regarding the mini-league should be directed to Joe at Sportsman.


As is usually the case, a mini-league is being formed for those interested in continuing league play  before the start of the next full pool season.

It is currently in the process of being organized.  The schedule will be made up next week (no later than the 20th), and the starting date will be Monday, October 26th.  Attempts will be made to contact those venues that might be interested, but if anyone is interested in entering a team, please contact Joe (085-946-8777) or Paul (086-171-1848) or Steve at Sportsman.

Standings Updated

Standings are updated with what we have. There are a lot of results missing from the 8-ball scores. Please take a look and get in your scores or score sheets. With only a week left, the number of missing results can very possibly impact the final standings.

All Standings Updated

8-ball, 9-ball and 10-ball standings have been updated with the results we have. We are still missing scores for a number of weeks from multiple teams. Please look and see if your scores are complete!

Standings updated

All standings are updated with what we have. We are missing some results, so please take a look and see if one of your results are missing!

Ten Ball Handicaps are also updated. Handicaps adjusted are in red.

Asia Pool Challenge Meeting

In November, the Bangkok Pool League will be defending it’s 4-year undefeated record in Jakarta against teams from Jakarta, Shanghai, Singapore, Manila, Saigon, Phnom Penh, and possibly Hong Kong.

There will be a 6:00 PM meeting at Strikers on Wednesday, July 15th for anyone wanting to learn more about the event.

Standings updated, Handicaps updated, Blue Division Schedule updated!

First, there is a new team playing in the Bangkok Pool League on Monday Night. Sportsman ELL is taking the slot that Pickled Liver dropped out of. As a result, the Blue Division Schedule has been updated. PLEASE LOOK HERE!!

All league standings are updated with the scores we have. There are missing scores (we are assuming that the games have not been played). If the game has been played, please get the scores to us!

10 ball handicaps have been updated.

The following system was used.

If your winning percentage was between 35% and 65%, your handicap did not move unless it was less than 3. For players with handicaps of 3 or below, the handicap was changed if their winning percentage was more than 10% different from their handicap. A player winning 40% of their games is not going to stay at a 2.  High handicap players only saw their handicap move if they were winning a significantly higher or lower percentage of their games than would be expected at their handicap level

In some cases, no changes were made because the number of games played in the last 4 weeks wasn’t adequate to use to make a judgement.  One week’s games was not sufficient to move a handicap.

Players changing teams

The rules regarding players changing teams have not changed and apply to 8-ball, 9-ball and 10-ball leagues. League approval must be sought by the player PRIOR to changing teams. There is no requirement for league approval to add a player who has not previously played in that league this year.  This does not apply to friendlies which may be open to all, but any game in which the score counts in the standings.