Last Updated: Jun 27 2021 1:18PM
 
 
 
 
 

Welcome to the
Players Pool League

Calgary AB


Having fun playing pool is what we're all about - since 1992!


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SPECIAL Covid 19 MESSAGE - All Intermix Teams
June 27, 2021


We're a go for the restart!

On July 1st, Alberta will be in Stage 3 in which nearly all of the pandemic restrictions are being lifted.

This means that the playing of pool is now allowed once again in all of our play sites.

Aa advised previously, the Intermix Division will resume play in a Summer Session the week of Mon July 5th / Tues 6th / and Wed 7th.

This will be a continuation of the 7 weeks already played last Fall 2020.

The revised Play Schedule has been posted online.

The Team Rosters will still be 4 player teams and the matches will remain 20 games with a 7PM start time.

The last week of play in this combined Fall 2020 / Summer 2021 Session will be Mon Aug 30th / Tues Aug 31st / Wed Sept 1st.

The Playoffs will be at the Hidden Spot as usual after Labour Day on the weekends of Sept 11/12th and 18/19th.

There will be the usual cash prizing in both League Play and the Playoffs plus paid Team Trips to the CCS 2022 BC Championships in March.

All teams are asked to confirm whether they need to start a week or so later or maybe need a player.

The regular Fall Session will start Mon Sept 13th / Tues Sept 14th / Wed Sept 15th.

Team Rosters will be back to the usual 5 players and the number of games will go back to the usual 25 games.

Let's Play Pool!

Ted at PPL Calgary

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We are a 'Travelling - Handicapped - Cash - Sanctioned' league. What does all that mean?

  • Travelling - Each team selects a Home Bar where about half of their matches are played. Most are in the South and the East.
  • Handicapped - All games are scored on points with Team Handicaps giving every team a better chance of winning.
  • Cash - It's not free to play but that's why every team and every player has a great chance of winning cash prizes during both League Play and in the Playoffs.
  • Sanctioned - All players are registered with the CCS - Canadian Cue Sport Association giving everyone the opportunity to play in any tournament they want to - Vancouver Island's, BC's, Western's, Maritime's, Canadian's or even Las Vegas.

    BACK AGAIN THIS YEAR - Check out the Intermix Division with lower Fees and a shorter schedule:

  • Not the Best? No problem. You don’t have to be - all play is handicapped.
  • Can’t play all Winter? No problem. Sessions are 12 weeks - choose the one you want.
  • Don’t have a team? No problem. You’re not alone - we’ll get you on one.
  • No place to play? No problem. There's lots to choose from.

    TEAM SIGN UP

    All Teams - Registration Fee for the Captain is FREE.

    The on-line Team Sign Up page has been updated. Just click on the 'How To Join' up above.

    You can also e-mail us (pplted@hotmail.com) or give us a call (403) 510-2731.

    JOIN NOW. You can always make changes later if needed.

    2020-21 LEAGUE YEAR
    June 1st to May 31st

    DIVISIONS

    Click on 'New Session' above for more info.

    INTERMIX.....4 player teams......Weekly.......Mon, Tues, Wed
    LADIES..........4 player teams......Weekly.......Thurs
    ELITE............5 player teams......Bi-Weekly...Thurs

    FALL-WINTER-SPRING SESSIONS

    INTERMIX.....Fall 2020/Summer 2021.starts Oct 5,6,7................15 weeks
    INTERMIX.....Winter 2021...(CANCELLED).starts Jan 11,12,13.....12 weeks
    INTERMIX.....Spring 2021...(CANCELLED).starts Apr 27,28..........10 weeks

    LADIES.........Fall 2020/ Fall 2021.......starts Oct 1......................14 weeks
    LADIES.........Winter 2021...(CANCELLED).starts Jan 7................12 weeks

    ELITE............Fall 2020........(CANCELLED).starts Oct 22..............10 weeks


    TEAM HANDICAPS

  • The PPL has always had a history of being innovative in trying new things to make for a better league.
  • We now use the 17 point Game Scoring system.
  • Why? The bigger spread in player averages gives every team a better chance of winning.
  • No change in scoring for the game loser - one point for every ball sunk of their group.
    The difference is that the combined point total for the loser and the winner must always add up to 17.
  • The PPL didn't invent it. Many leagues in Canada have switched over in recent years for the same reasons.

    INTERMIX DIVISION
    WESTERNS Plus
    Lower Fees / Shorter Sessions

    Teams pay a lower Weekly Fee of $15 and play a shorter schedule of 12 weeks.

    Teams range in skill level from Novice to Intermediate and all play is handicapped including the Playoffs.

    For the Playoffs at the end of each Session, Teams are split into three separate Groups - A Top / B Middle / C Bottom .

    Based on team count, each group is given an equal share of the Prize Funds.

    All teams in all Sessions have the opportunity to win:

    Team CASH PRIZES - All Sessions

    League Play - $500 to $1000
    Playoffs - $100 to $1500

    Plus CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM ENTRIES and CASH TRIP ALLOWANCES

    FALL 2020 - 1 in 4 teams - TEAM ENTRY ($250 to $300), Green Fee ($150) and CASH TRIP ALLOWANCE ($350)
    to CCS 2021 BC's in Penticton Feb 24 to 28.


    WINTER 2021 - All teams - TEAM ENTRY ($250 to $300)
    to CCS 2021 Westerns in Calgary AB Apr 21 to 25
    (or ACS Vegas May 15 to 22 if you want).

    SPRING 2021 - 1 in 8 teams - TEAM ENTRY ($250 to $300), Green Fee ($150) and CASH TRIP ALLOWANCE ($350)
    to CCS 2021 Vancouver Islands in Nanaimo BC Nov 10 to 14.


    RUNOUT DOUGH
    $10 to $100 Every Week


    All players who achieve the following number of Runouts (First Attempts and ERO's) in a Match will receive the following that night (just deduct it from the Weekly Fees):

    AA/A Ranked - 3 R $10, 4R $20, 5R $100
    B Ranked - 2 R $10, 3R $20, 4R $100
    C Ranked - 1 R $10, 2R $20, 3R $100


    The Prize Fund Summary for last year showing all the monies in and out are posted under 'Play - League Messages'.

    LADIES DIVISION
    WESTERNS Plus
    Lower Fees / Shorter Sessions

    Teams pay a lower Weekly Fee of $15 and play a shorter schedule of 12 weeks.

    Teams range in skill level from Novice to Open and all play is handicapped including the Playoffs.

    All teams in all Sessions have the opportunity to win:

    CASH PRIZES

    League Play - $300 to $400
    Playoffs - $200 to $800

    Plus CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM ENTRIES

    FALL 2020 -1 in 5 teams - TEAM ENTRY ($250 to $300), Green Fee ($120) and CASH TRIP ALLOWANCE ($300)
    to CCS 2020 BC's in Penticton Feb 24-28.


    WINTER 2021 - All teams - TEAM ENTRY ($250 to $300)
    to CCS 2021 Westerns in Calgary AB Apr 21 to 25
    (or ACS Vegas May 15-22 if you want).

    The Prize Fund Summary for last year showing all the monies in and out are posted under 'Play - League Messages'.

    ELITE DIVISION
    TRIPLE Sanction
    Higher Fees / Bi-Weekly Play

    This Division for the very best players is now being offered on Thurs nights through a triple sanction Division - BCAPL / VNEA / CCS run by SML Entertainment.

    There will be a 11 Double Header Match Schedule every 2nd week starting October 22nd.

    Play is primarily at the Hidden Spot on SML tables due to the VNEA sanction.

    Fees per player are $50 to join and $40 bi-weekly.

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    2021-22 8 Ball/9 Ball Championships

    Here are the Championships that Players and Teams are eligible to go to:

    CANADA

    CCS Vcr Island..Nanaimo..........November 10-14........Vcr Island Conf. Centre
    CCS Maritimes...Charlottetown.TBD...........................Dooly's
    CCS BC..............Penticton.........March 1-6.................Lakeside Resort Hotel
    CCS Canadians..Niagara Falls...March 15-19...............Sheraton On The Falls
    CCS Westerns...Calgary............April 20-24.................Acadia Rec Centre

    UNITED STATES

    ACS Nationals...Las Vegas........May 14-21.................Tropicana Hotel & Casino

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    Take Your Pool Game to the Next Level

    For further info, click on the 'Pool Instruction' link at the bottom of the left sidebar.

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  • Need Service on your Cue or a New One?

    Q's 4 Less
    Dave Melnyk - Tel: (403) 305-5867 E-mail: daveg1@telus.net

    Tip's Pro Shop
    Kara Ceschini - Tel: (403) 585-8477 E-mail: info@tipsproshop.ca

    Nick's Cue Repair & Maintenace
    Nick Manuel - Tel: (403) 667-3173 E-mail: nikkumanuel@yahoo.ca


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    Rec World - Now in Calgary

    Since 1962, Rec World in Edmonton has offered Northern Alberta the finest in quality products at affordable prices.

    They are now in Calgary too, and whatever your game is - Pool, Poker, Darts, Table Tennis, Air Hockey, Foosball, Shuffleboard - they have you covered.

    Come see the fantastic selection at the Rec World Showroom - The Core Mall Suite 341, 751 - 3 St. SW,
    - and receive a preferred discount as a member of the Players 8Ball League.


    'Click here to vist the Rec World website.'



     
     


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