Last Updated: Sep 23 2020 12:48PM
 
 
 
 
 

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
August 23, 2020

What a crazy year!

Ever since mid March when it seemed like the world turned upside down, we've all been worried and concerned about protecting our health and that of others. The playing of pool came to a sudden halt and for good reason.

Now that we've weathered the first pandemic wave and it looks like any second will be manageable, pool is being played once again in Calgary and throughout Alberta.

In the last week, I have gone around to all of the PPL play locations and the good news is that none have closed (except for the Legion on Horton Road). They've all said they'll be ready to host us when the league restarts in early September.

Just as the host locations have had to adapt to special Covid requirements to re-open, so will we as players in 100% following same at all times.

For those wondering, these precautions do not include having to wear a mask while playing pool. However, only the two players will be permitted to be around the pool table during each game of the match.

I for one am very thankful that we are now able to go out and have a great time socializing and playing pool again.

I've really missed that and look forward to seeing everyone.

NB. The CCS - Canadian Cue Sport Association have advised that they intend to go ahead and stage all 5 of their annual Championships as usual assuming of course that same is permitted by the Health Authorities at that time.

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....................starts Oct 5,6,7...........12 weeks
    INTERMIX.....Winter 2021...............starts Jan 11,12,13.....12 weeks
    INTERMIX.....Spring 2021................starts Apr 27,28.........10 weeks

    LADIES.........Fall 2020.....................starts Oct 1................12 weeks
    LADIES.........Winter 2021................starts Jan 7................12 weeks
    ELITE............Fall/Winter 2020/21...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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    2020-21 8 Ball/9 Ball Championships

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

    CANADA

    CCS Vcr Island..Nanaimo..........November 11-15........Vcr Island Conf. Centre
    CCS Maritimes...Charlottetown.TBD...........................Dooly's
    CCS BC..............Penticton.........February 24-28.........Lakeside Resort Hotel
    CCS Canadians..Niagara Falls...March 16-20...............Sheraton On The Falls
    CCS Westerns...Calgary............April 21-25.................Acadia Rec Centre

    UNITED STATES

    ACS Nationals...Las Vegas........May 15-22.................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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    Are You A Bar Owner? 'Click here.'

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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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