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Asia Pool Challenge 2017

The Asia Pool Challenge is coming up again, and this year, Bangkok is the host.

Thursday, 31 August will start with the APC Super Singles at Hustlers. The top 2 players from each of the 2016 teams by record will compete in a singles tournament to determine an overall champion. Practice starts at 10 am and the tournament is expected to finish about 7:30 PM.

Following the Singles, there will be a Meet and Greet at Hillary 2 Bar on Soi Nana for the 8 teams to mingle and socialize. That will run from 8 pm to 10 pm.

On 1 and 2 September, the 8 teams will play an 8-ball team competition to determine who will take home the trophy this year. This will be upstairs at the Sportsman. Practice will start at 10 am and play is expected to finish each day about 8 pm, with the award ceremony to follow end of play on day 2.

Bangkok is the defending champion, and having won 5 of 6 of the events, expects to have everyone gunning for them. Jakarta, Singapore, Seoul, Shanghai, Ho Chi Minh, Manila, and Phnom Penh are the other participating cities.  Please come out and support your Bangkok Heat!

Bangkok Pool League 2017 season

The Bangkok Pool League has 6 teams waiting to start 8-ball on Monday nights. We are waiting for an additional 2 – 6 teams in order to start the new season. Anyone interested, contact us!

Warm up results and standing update

Week 1: Sports Academy Fun 5 – The Mexican 4, Easy Lick 6 – The Game 2 (4 points)

Week 2: Easy Lick 5 – The Mexican 0,  Sports Academy Fun 6 – The Game 2

Week 3: The Game 8 – The Mexican 0, Easy Lick 6 – Sports Academy Fun 2 (4 points)

Week 4: The Game 6 – The Mexican 2, Sports Academy Fun 5 (10 points) – Easy Lick 3

Week 5: The Game 2 (4 points) – Easy Lick 6, The Mexican 5 – Sports Academy Fun 0

Week 6:

Standings:
Easy Lick – 26
Sports Academy Fun – 25
The Game – 24
The Mexican – 11

Warmup Results and Standings

Week 1: Sports Academy Fun 5 – The Mexican 4, Easy Lick 6 – The Game 2 (4 points)

Week 2: Easy Lick 5 – The Mexican 0,  Sports Academy Fun 6 – The Game 2

Week 3: The Game 8 – The Mexican 0, Easy Lick 6 – Sports Academy Fun 2 (4 points)

Week 4: The Game 6 – The Mexican 2, Sports Academy 5 (10 points) – Easy Lick 3

Week 5:

Week 6:

Standings:
Sports Academy Fun – 25
The Game – 20
Easy Lick – 20
The Mexican – 6

2017 Season and warmup

The 2017 Season –  The full 2017 Bangkok Pool League season will start on 24 April (right after Songkran).  Team fee is 1500 baht, deposit is 2000 baht. The schedule will allow for more variation in opponents.

For the teams that have been waiting to start, we are playing a short warm-up (home team listed after @):

March 6:
Mexican @ Sports Academy Fun
The Game @ Easy Lick

March 13:
Mexican @ Easy Lick
Sports Academy Fun @ The Game

March 20:
The Game @ The Mexican
Easy Lick @ Sports Academy Fun

March 27:
The Mexican @ The Game
Sports Academy Fun @ Easy Lick

3 April:
Sports Academy Fun @ The Mexican
Easy Lick @ The Game

10 April:
Easy Lick @ The Mexican
The Game @ Sports Academy Fun

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
Snobbish
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.