Due to overwhelming (but not unanimous) response from the Monday Captains, we will be postponing the matches on Monday July 3 since many people are taking long vacations since Tuesday is Independence Day. We will likely play those matches on Monday July 31 (week 17) and make August 7th (week18) our “positioning (flex) week”. Enjoy the long weekend and come back refreshed to finish the session strong!
Due to several of our host locations being closed on July 4th and the overwhelming consensus by the Tuesday Captains, we will not have any matches played on July 4th. The schedule has been changed to reflect this.
FULL SCHEDULE WILL BE POSTED BY 9/11/21
Hello everyone and I hope that you all are healthy and have been weathering the storm ok. As the state is opening back up for business, I’m sure you are wondering what the plan is for a tentative “start back” date. I’ll attempt to address that question here.
The simple answer is “I don’t know yet”, but here is the longer answer to help you understand my thought process…
It is important that on our “start back” date, that all of the locations that we are playing that night have their tables open, adequate seating, and are allowing us to play league. At this time, I’m not sure exactly what will and will not be permissible by state guidelines. Even if the state is allowing the pool tables to be used, if the bar/ establishment does not want to have league, the ban on league play by the bar will override anything that the state would say regarding the permissibility of league. Knowing that Monday is the night of the week that we are the busiest and thus the most likely to have problems, I would rather have our “start back” date on a Tuesday or a Thursday. I will be attempting to contact all of the bar/establishment owners in the coming days to try to figure out the game plan going forward. In short, IF THE STATE GUIDELINES FOR COUNTIES IN THE “GREEN PHASE” ALLOWS FOR POOL TABLES IN BARS/RESTAURANTS TO BE USED, THERE IS A CHANCE THAT WE WILL START BACK UP NEXT TUESDAY OR THURSDAY OF NEXT WEEK. This of course would also assume that the locations for our scheduled matches all decide independently that they also will allow pool league on those nights. I know that most of you are anxious to get back to playing league and hopefully we will be “back at it” soon.
When we do start back up, all teams will be permitted to recycle one player of their own choice as long as the team does not go over the “26.0” rule and the recycled player may not be a “7.5” The recycling team will pick their own player and the player can be recycled at any time (for instance, he/she may play 1st and 2nd if they want). Any team may recycle if they wish EVEN IF THEY HAVE 5 PLAYERS AVAILABLE TO SHOOT. These are unprecedented times, so I’d rather err on the side of being too flexible instead of not flexible enough.
Hopefully this gives everyone a very general idea of what I’m thinking. More details to follow.
Thanks for your patience and understanding.