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.

End of season tournament results

With almost 50 players in attendance, SFPA members filled up the back half of Family Billiards on Sunday in one of our largest tournaments in memory. Traditionally a day for West Coast Challenge individual qualifying, the new once-yearly WCC schedule meant that these events were just for pride and cash prizes. No one was surprised at the decision to play shortened matches of race to 2 in the winners bracket and race to 1 in the losers bracket. The hall felt even more crowded thanks to the new Sunday APA 9-ball league taking up three tables along the wall.

After a fun afternoon of pool, Kevin Scheper (All-Star), Yuko Takahashi (Rising Star), Rick Bradford (Star Search), and Crystal Kelem (Women’s) emerged victorious in the four divisions. Please click through to the Tournaments tab to view full results and brackets.

This concludes our tournament schedule for the year. The Records & Superlatives page has been updated to include all of this season’s events, with Mike Maxwell, Tom Seymour, Thayer McDougle, Crystal Kelem, and Rick Bradford adding to their record-setting tallies.

Good luck to all remaining teams in the playoffs and we will see you at the awards party on February 20!

Hi-Lo results

We had an amazing turnout of 46 players for the 80th Hi-Lo Memorial scotch doubles tournament. Spirited bidding in the Calcutta led to a banner fundraising day for SFPA and big payouts for the winning teams and owners.

Congratulations to Rob Ross and Shreesh Nayak for tearing their way through the losers’ bracket to take down the title!

Fall 2023 playoffs

Playoff time is here!


Format & eligibility

  • Players with 25% participation are eligible to participate (14 or more games).
  • Unlike typical league nights, playoff matches will be played as a race to 9. Once a team reaches 9 wins, the match is over.
  • Also unlike typical league nights, only one time out is allowed per game, only the player at the table can call a time out, and the player at the table must designate a single teammate to participate in the time out.
  • If a match is tied 8-8 after 16 games, each captain chooses a player to compete in the tiebreaking game. Players in the 17th game lag for the break.
  • If the shot clock is in effect, players get one 60-second extension per game.

We ask captains to report scores promptly and accurately so we can schedule upcoming matches the next morning.

City Championship

The top 16 teams have qualified to compete for the City Championship. This is a double-elimination tournament with some losers bracket matches taking place on Thursday nights – please make sure to look closely at the schedule.

Founders Cup

All other teams will play for the Founders Cup. This is a single-elimination tournament with a 3rd place consolation match.

More information

Click the Playoffs tab on the site menu for brackets and schedules. The handbook also has more in-depth information about the playoff format and history.

Good luck to all teams!