Luby results

Congratulations to the following players who finished in the top 4 in the Luby last weekend:

1. Billy Tzeng, Gino & Carlo Pool Boys
2. Jessie Manuel, Churchill Get You Saved
3. Korvin Bothwell, Churchill Strokers
4. Micky Sharif, Churchill Strokers

Luby Invitational

This weekend we are delighted to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Luby Invitational tournament. The Luby, as it is familiarly known, was created in the Fall 1997 season to honor Luby Pelletier, who helped found the SFPA league and was well known for his emphasis on teaching new players and bringing them into the game of pool.

New league members and players with a season record of .500 or below for the past 2 seasons are invited to play in the event. It is unique for its collegial atmosphere and the encouragement of coaching by more experienced players, many of whom attend each season to give advice and cheer on the participants. Participation is free for eligible players.

Warmup begins at the Cinch at 11:30 am on Saturday September 24th, with play beginning at 12 noon. Please click on the calendar link for more information about the format and logistics.

Captain’s tournament results

Congratulations to the top finishers in the captain’s tournament:

1. Thayer McDougle, Sneaky Peaks
2. Jeff Smith, Route 101 Dalmatians
3. Nithin Tharakan, Slate Silver Sparkles
4. Kevin DeWar, Smoke & Rumors

This is Thayer’s 6th captain’s tournament victory and 14th overall SFPA tournament win. Great job, Thayer!

Captain’s tournament

The captain’s tournament is back this season!

The Pilsner Inn will be hosting the event on Saturday, September 10. Sign-ups open at noon and the event will begin at 12:30 pm. Click here for more information about the format and logistics.

The Fall 2022 season is here!

Good luck to all league members as we start a new season on August 30! Some callouts as we approach Week 1:

New rules

Earlier this summer, SFPA members voted to approve the following changes to the rules:

  • Substitutions: Team captains are no longer required to write down the names of potential substitute players on a printed sheet before the match. Anyone on the team’s roster can play as a substitute. All other rules regarding substitutions are unchanged.
  • Extensions: In the playoffs and tournaments, players are granted one 60-second extension per game. There are still no extensions in regular season Tuesday night play.

New scoresheet

We have revised the scoresheet to reduce the long wait for player A on the away team. The overall format and flow remain the same. The new document can be found in the Downloads section; if you use printed scoresheets, please throw away the old ones and print out some new copies.

Latest Handbook posted

The revised handbook, which can also be found in the Downloads section, contains the above new rules, along with some other minor changes and clarifications which are highlighted in yellow.

More exciting, the handbook now also contains an expanded Spring 2022 season summary, SFPA records, and a 40+ year history of tournament winners. Make sure to check it out!