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End of Season Awards Banquet Print
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Written by Lenny Erickson   
Sunday, 09 December 2018 17:37

The season is over, and what a season it turned out to be.


First, congratulations are in order to the teams who came out on top in the playoffs.


Division C:

1st place - Fat Alberts Scandal

2nd place - Dolce Vita Money Shot

3rd place - Wolfhound Howlers


Division B:

1st place - JJ's The Pain

2nd Place - Bulldog Fireballs

3rd place - Dolce Vita Sweet Life


Division A:

1st place - JR Pub Team Pogi

2nd place - Catch Me If You Can

3rd place - Bulldog Super Strokers


The banquet will be held on Saturday, December 15th at the Crown Hotel. It will start at 7:00 pm and finish at 10:00 pm.

It is free to any league member who has played at least 3 matches this season. 

League members with less than 3 matches will need to pay 15,000 won.

All other guests will need to pay 30,000 won.


As with all Itaewon Pool League banquets, there will be a full buffet, an open bar (with beer and hard liquor), individual and team awards, and a 50/50 raffle with a lot of excellent prizes available. It will also be a chance to celebrate the league, your teams, friendships and friendly rivalries. And, as usual, it will be a great chance to laugh at ourselves and at one another.


See you there!

Last Updated on Sunday, 09 December 2018 17:56
 
Playoffs are here! Print
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Written by Lenny Erickson   
Thursday, 22 November 2018 19:20

The playoffs will begin this coming Sunday, November 25th.


Matches begin at 4:00 pm, unless otherwise agreed upon by the two captains. Home team captains, please make sure that the table is available for the visiting team from 3:30 - 4:00 pm.


Remember that you must play all games in the order that they are written on the scoresheet. You cannot skip games, and doubles must be played at the end of the match. It is a race to 8, so the first team to score 8 points, wins.


Make sure that you only use eligible players (at least 5 separate matches this season. You can check by clicking on Statistics and then Qualifiers). If an ineligible player is on the scoresheet after the opposing captain has already entered their players, and it is noticed during the match, you cannot change it, and the individual game will be a forfeit. If it is not noticed until after the match, the match will be forfeited. Let's not have this happen!


As you may be aware, we are using a rather fancy Australian-style playoff format. It is basically as follows:


4th vs 1st and 3rd vs 2nd - winners of these matches have a bye in the second round and go directly to the semi-final round, losers play the second round against the winner of the matches below.

8th vs 5th and 7th vs 6th - winners move on to play the losers of the matches above, and the losers pack up their sticks and wait to get hammered at the banquet.

From the 2nd round on, single-elimination.


Please note that if a 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th place team forfeits in the first round, they are out of the playoffs (as voted on at the captains' meeting).


All captains are aware of their first week playoff matches, and the unfortunate scheduling conflicts. If you have any questions about the upcoming playoff schedule, talk to your captain.


Here are the first playoff pairings:


Division A

Shenanigans Boomtown Rats at JR Pub Team Pogi

Catch Me If You Can - Bye

Scrooge Pub Wonky Triangles at King Pub Seoul

Scrooge Pub Angry Birds at Bulldog Super Strokers


Division B

JJ's The Pain at Dolce Vita Sweet Life

JR Pub Black Hole at The Hidden Cellar Troublemakers

JJ's Jumping Jacks at Bulldog Fireballs

Wolfhound Vagabonds at Shenanigans Rat Chow


Division C

Fat Alberts Scandal at Dolce Vita Money Shot

Phillies Pheasants at Catch Me Cats

The Hidden Cellar Cue Tips at King Pub Jackpot

Wolfhound Howlers at Phillies Frigates


This information is available by clicking Playoffs on the main menu. You can also download a bracket by clicking the Information link, Downloads, Playoff Brackets, New Playoff Scheme 8 Teams.


Good luck to everyone!




Last Updated on Thursday, 22 November 2018 19:53
 
Lenny Tournament and Season Review Print
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Written by Dominic Johnson   
Tuesday, 20 November 2018 19:22

The tournament to raise funds for our president, Lenny Erickson, will take place this Saturday, November 24th.


Sign Ups will be in Shenanigans from 3-3:45pm.

Play will also spill over into Scrooge Pub.

Play will begin as close to 4:30 as possible after the Raffle Draw and Calcutta.

The tournament will be divided into upper and lower brackets but everyone is welcome to participate.

It will be double elimination, it is 10,000won to enter, 5,000won to buy back in and any fouls or scratches will cost players a further 1,000won.


We are raising funds to support Lenny who is facing his first bout of surgery to reconstruct his knee on January 19th. Thank you all those who have generously bought raffle tickets and offered to donate prizes. A huge thank you to all captains for their support during the last few weeks. You really are brilliant. Having said that, it's about time you had the piss taken out of you with my season review...


Championship A:


It's a sad thing to say but I must start with a legal notice: Lawyers from Team Pogi got in touch with the IPL lawyers (who incidentally didn't exist until Team Pogi's lawyers wanted to speak to them) and demanded the league retract its comment that Team Pogi was narcissistic. We, the league committee, have agreed we will not use the word narcissistic in conjunction with Team Pogi ever again. In fact, we are now no longer allowed to use the word narcissistic within 50 yards of JR Pub. We now accept that 'Pogi' is a word that Filipinos use as a greeting. If you are still in any doubt I urge to look up the word 'Pogi' on google just so you know un-narcissistic it is. I think the lawyers will be happy now! Team Pogi itself has absolutely destroyed Championship A but they have also proved themselves 'touchable' thanks to an extraordinary BRats comeback in week 13. Strokers have been embroiled in controversy in the last week, they were observed verbally assaulting a C Championship side this past week. Demanding that Jackpot strip naked and and hold a pool cue in the corner of the room while Paul, Joe, Matt et al. gave them a damn good thrashing. Also seen dishing out punishment this past week are the Angry Birds. They were so annoyed at having to play another team that infringed on their feathered copyright they duly smashed them 15-0. BRats were far kinder to Pheasants and allowed them to take a 3-2 lead at one point. Also taking a kind approach are Catch Me If You Can, who allowed a B Championship side to not only catch them but give them a Goliath spanking too. CMIYC should take a leaf out of King Pub's book and learn that what you do with teams from Dolce Vita is give them a hiding. Josh, Woojae, Sam...you have been in the league for years, have you learned nothing? Then, there comes the sorry tale of the Wonks...I'm beginning to feel so sorry for their plight that I feel that if I were to take the Michael out of them it would be like kicking away a blind man's stick (that does not in any way mean I believe Wonky's are a team of blind men holding sticks, I have had too much trouble with lawyers these days).


Championship B:


Ah, the safety of not getting sued in Championship B! Unless, of course, I accidentally suggest again that one or more of these teams sandbags in their last game to avoid promotion to the serene ship that is Championship A. I want to make it quite clear that no team would ever dream of deliberately losing in the last round of matches, Willy...oops, sorry...I meant to say Will they?...I think I got away with it. Sweet Life should secure top spot with a newly crowned upper bracket singles champion amongst their ranks. Rat Chow should get another season in B with a bye this week. Vagabonds could possibly cause an upset with a result yet to go in, but a final game against the Recession-City Mice or the Boomtown Rats (they really are a Jekyll and Hyde team) might prove a step too far. The Pain could also squeak up but that's as likely as scratching your arse with your elbow. The other issue is the relegation from this division, which is as tight as a jar of peanut butter at a squirrel convention. Jumping Jacks have a result to go in but then play the good King Pub, not that Jackpot are bad, they just...oh hell, call the lawyers again! Anyway, the smart money is on Black Hole surviving...please forgive the abyss joke in my last review, it was just a joke...you guys are far too serious!!!!


Championship C:


Finally, nothing can go wrong here! The three way battle for promotion is between Money Shot Scandal and Frigates. Sorry, there should have been a comma between Money Shot and Scandal. I don't wish to suggest for a moment the league is involved in a money shot scandal! I thought I could say what I liked in Championship C without the PC police coming down hard on me, apologies for the unintended innuendo. Anyway, Money Shot should gain promotion as they play Catch Me If You Can and we all know what happens when they play teams from DV. Failing that, Frigates have a "nice easy game" against the "threatening" Strokers. Failing that, the door will be left open for Scandal who have a Championship A side as well, but it's only the Wonky's (sorry, just a joke!). Why do you pool players make me write things that offend people...it's all your fault...I'm off to sue Lenny Erickson, he's the one who suggested I do this job and I know he'll be rolling in cash soon.


In all seriousness, thanks for a wonderful season and all the very best for the playoffs. It's a wonderful league to be a part of.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 November 2018 20:48
 
End of Season Singles Money Tournament Print
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Written by Lenny Erickson   
Tuesday, 13 November 2018 15:54

The End of Season Singles Money Tournament will take place this coming Saturday, November 17th.


Signups will be from 3:00 - 3:45 pm at Shenanigans.

The tournament will start as close to 4:00 pm as possible.

The tournament will be divided into a lower and an upper bracket.

Lower bracket will play at Shenanigans and Dolce Vita

Upper bracket will play at Scrooge Pub and Wolfhound


The entry fee will be 10,000 won per player, and a player must have played in at least five separate matches this season to be eligible to play

It will be double elimination, and the first place winner for each bracket will receive a trophy at the end-of-season awards banquet.


The prize money will be as follows for each bracket:


1st Place - 240,000 won

2nd Place - 160,000 won

3rd Place - 120,000 won

4th Place - 80,000 won


Come on out and win that cash!


Last Updated on Tuesday, 13 November 2018 16:10
 
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