8-ball qualifiers & board updates

8-ball tournament

Qualifying for the 8-ball tournament is in full swing! Four players have advanced to the finals on May 11 and twelve spots remain.

The $25 entry fee grants participation in all qualifying tournaments and a commemorative T-shirt. Click through to the Calendars tab for information about locations and times.

Board updates

Justin Anderson has agreed to take over the vacant Co-Head Referee position. Additionally, Joina Liao and Shreesh Nayak are now sharing Webmaster & Stats responsibilities, dealing with scoresheet discrepancies and updating the stats page after Tuesday night matches. Please use the webmaster.sfpapool@gmail.com email address to alert them to scoresheet problems or fixes. Thayer McDougle continues to enter results into the FargoRate LMS so our matches show up on the Fargo web site and app.

Next time you see them, give these folks your thanks for volunteering time to help the league!

Captain’s & Luby tournament winners

Congratulations to the following players for their high showings in the first two tournaments of the season:

Captain’s Tournament

1st – Antonio Cracchiolo, Smoke & Fizz
2nd – Kameha Barnette, Union Shooters
3rd – Nithin Tharakan, Bus Stop Pick Me Up
4th – Victor Ramos, Friends Crooked Cues

Luby Invitational

1st – Kimo Quitevis, Union Shooters
2nd – Colin O’Hara, Pilsner Innmates
3rd – Justin Gou, Blackbird Breakers
4th – Geri Smessaert, Blackbird Breakers

Welcome to the Spring 2024 season!

The Spring 2024 season of the San Francisco Pool Association has arrived! The Board of Directors is thrilled to welcome the 38 registered teams ahead of an exciting season of pool.

Regular season

Division schedules have been posted in the Calendars section, laying out the plan for the first nine weeks of play. Subsequent weeks will involve interdivisional matches between teams of equal or similar rank.

There are five new venues – The Connection, Fizzee’s, Karl’s Beacon, Peacekeeper, and Rocks Den. Addresses and information about these locations can be found in the Venues tab.


Tournament schedules are being finalized and will be populated into the event calendar over the next couple weeks. For now we would like to highlight three events in particular:

The Captain’s Tournament will take place this Saturday, March 23rd, at the Pilsner Inn. One player per team is allowed to compete.

The Luby Invitational will take place the following Saturday, March 30th, at the Cinch Saloon. All new members and players with sub-.500 records the past two seasons are eligible and participation is free.

And starting in April, qualifiers for the 8-Ball Tournament will begin. These will take place on Saturdays and Thursdays, with the 16 qualifying players vying for the trophy at Family Billiards.

Please click through to the specific event pages for more information.

Open board position

One of the head referees has stepped down, leaving a vacant spot on the board. Please let a board member know if you are interested in volunteering for this position.

Good luck and happy shooting!

Spring 2024 season info

It’s almost time for the Spring 2024 season!

Team captains
Starting on February 20, team captains will be able to register their teams on our stats page using this link. If any players are missing from our database, please email webmaster.sfpapool@gmail.com with their names and email addresses and we will get them added.

Individual players
Individual players can visit our Pay Dues page to get paid up for the season. Dues are unchanged at $70. Team captains can also send in payment for multiple players.

Looking for a team?
Fill out our player interest form and we will help you find a team to join.

Timing & deadlines
Team entries will close on March 5, with schedules coming out in time for the captain’s meeting on March 12. The first night of play will be March 19. Players can be added throughout the season.

Fall 2023 season recap

Congratulations to all members for making it through another action-packed SFPA season!

The Pilsner InnDecisives successfully defended their City Championship, taking down the Happy Lounge Rawhides 9-2. The Rawhides made a strong run through the losers bracket and took down the InnDecisives 9-6 in the first final match, but came up just short in the double elimination rematch. Smoke & Rumors and the Route 101 Nomads rounded out the top 4.

In the Founders Cup, Coyle’s Goyles belied their 14th seed to win their first SFPA championship, surviving two tiebreakers along the way – including the final match! League stalwarts Shovel This finished 2nd, followed by Gino’s Diamonds and Cinch Pack.

We look forward to seeing everyone at the Pilsner Inn on Tuesday, February 20, for the season-ending party. Dinner starts at 6 pm, followed by the awards ceremony, Hall of Fame recognition, and finally the traditional turkey shoot for free season dues. We will hand out plaques to individual tournament winners and the top 4 team finishers in the City Championship and Founders Cup brackets.

Please make sure to check the Spring 2024 Registration tab for information about deadlines for the upcoming season, which is scheduled to begin on March 19.