Personally, Iíd like to get rid of all the rules
but that would end up causing a lot of arguments and fights and thatís not
what this league is about. Itís supposed to be a Wednesday night out having
fun, meeting new people and playing a few games of pool. When I play a game, I
want to win because I shot better than you and not because you touched a ball or
broke a rule. Winning my game only because your shirtsleeve happened to touch a
ball while you were shooting doesnít give me any personal satisfaction. Play
your games, play to win, play fair, be courteous and you shouldnít have much
need for the rules.
There is one Gold Conference division this season.
Itís comprised of 8 of the teams that have consistently better records during
the season than most of the other teams in the league. The reason for the
separate conferences is to try to give those in the Silver Conference a better
chance of progressing further in their own conference.
At the end of the playoffs, there will a conference championship between
the winners of each of the conferences. Whichever team wins that match will be
awarded leather league jackets and the other team will be awarded satin league
jackets (maximum of 6 jackets per team). In that way the winner of the Silver
conference will, at the least, be awarded satin jackets.
Note that there will be 16 teams in the Gold
Conference in the upcoming Winter 2009 Season. How those teams will be picked
will depend on how you do this season. If you finished in 1st or 2nd
place in the Silver Conference, made it to the top 4 in the Silver Conference
playoffs or had the person with the highest average (top shooter in the league)
as a member of your team, you stand a good chance of being placed in the Gold
Conference next season. In contrast, if you did poorly this season in the Gold
conference, thereís a chance that youíll be dropped to the Silver conference
for the following season. This will hold true for all future seasons in this
Our intent (Richie, Laura and myself) with this
league is to make it enjoyable for all. Itís supposed to be a fun night out.
Try to keep that in mind when you go out to play your matches.