Every location has been feeling these hard times for quite some time. Please remember that it is important to show support for the locations that are providing you with a free pool table and a bar stool for your league matches. Drinking water all night long is not showing support. If that’s all you drink, fine, buy your teammates something that makes the locations cash register ring. I’m seeing more and more people drinking water on league night and this trend will likely force table usage fees if the trend continues. That might seem crazy to many of you, but they’ve always had these policies in other parts of the country. These locations supporting APA can’t survive with people never opening their wallets in the 4 hours they spend in the location.
We have received a few skill level complaints lately where a team is complaining about how the other team is missing shots on purpose to keep their skill level down. When we look at the score sheet when investigating the complaint, we don’t see any safeties marked by the team filing the complaint. The very definition of a safety is NO INTENT TO MAKE A BALL. If there is no intent to make a ball, you must mark it as a safety each and every time it happens. It is an important factor in calculating skill levels. By not marking them, you are allowing the other team to get away with missing shots on purpose. By not marking them, you are giving up your right to complain. Scorekeepers need to know what a defensive shot is and mark them for each instance there is no intent to pocket a ball.
April 25-28 is the APA Single’s Nationals event at the Riviera Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. 12 players will be representing the San Diego APA, and there is a representative in each bracket of the event. Competing in the 8-Ball Classic are: SL 2-3 – Kathleen Argerake, Sarah Glass, SL 4 – John Parker, SL 5 – Eric Whitford, Gabe Valdez, SL 6-7 – Paul Langley, Ric Domingo, Jeff Sobieski. Competing in the 9-Ball Shootout are: SL 1-3 – Mary Redmond, SL 4-5 – Christine Bolger, SL 6-9 – Dan Bruce, Luis Hernandez.
We wish all of these players the best of luck in this event. If you see them between now and then, be sure to wish them luck, as well.
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