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measureman
03-11-2010, 06:33 PM
Need some opinions here.I never played in a bar league before.A friend at work asked me to join his team. The team was in last place after 2 weeks. I joined and now with one more week to go we are in first place with no chance of losing that spot. I am the number one player in the league out of 98.
The point to the whole story is that i am an A player maybe AA and I'm bored to death beating everyone. There is no challenge at all.So I'm thinking about joining an A team next year. But i do enjoy my team members and we have a lot of fun. But it's boring to dominate everyone i play. It got to the point where i played under my speed just to have some fun and still wound up 86 wins and 8 losses. Now I'm going to get about a $100 for coming in first and another $100 for first place team.What to do? Be the big fish in a small pond or play with the better players.I think i know what I'm going to do.

WoodyJ
03-11-2010, 06:38 PM
It's great that you have a choice. Step up to the plate.

cigardave
03-11-2010, 06:39 PM
I'd say that it's time to move on, brother.

I would imagine that the other players in the league give you a lot of grief for ripping up their league.

measureman
03-11-2010, 06:42 PM
I'd say that it's time to move on, brother.

I would imagine that the other players in the league give you a lot of grief for ripping up their league.

I have been told a few times that i should not be in their league,that's why i dropped down a gear just to finish the season with out a lot of grief.

Marie's husband
03-11-2010, 07:00 PM
I would suggest moving up, or you will be labeled a "cherry picker" and also, IMHO your game with go down in the long run if you continue playing competitors that don't challenge you.

xtrmbrdr
03-11-2010, 07:07 PM
I'm sure you know what to do. And it can't be much fun for you going into a match knowing you are going to win.

While I'm a horrible D player in pool I can relate in tennis which has a similar handicapping system. They rated me a solid 3.0 player, so in my first tournament I played my rating and a rating up, 3.5. I ended up winning both, I think the reason why was because I played with a 4.5 player all the time, I would play down with lesser players and play up with better players.

It wasn't much fun playing people I knew I would beat, but it was great fun beating better players and I learned alot.
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teaz01
03-11-2010, 08:22 PM
Hi,
I see better players lose a gear when they play people who can't challenge them. I'm not one of the good players, but imagine that progression is inhibited by continually winning.

Fatboy
03-11-2010, 09:47 PM
Need some opinions here.I never played in a bar league before.A friend at work asked me to join his team. The team was in last place after 2 weeks. I joined and now with one more week to go we are in first place with no chance of losing that spot. I am the number one player in the league out of 98.
The point to the whole story is that i am an A player maybe AA and I'm bored to death beating everyone. There is no challenge at all.So I'm thinking about joining an A team next year. But i do enjoy my team members and we have a lot of fun. But it's boring to dominate everyone i play. It got to the point where i played under my speed just to have some fun and still wound up 86 wins and 8 losses. Now I'm going to get about a $100 for coming in first and another $100 for first place team.What to do? Be the big fish in a small pond or play with the better players.I think i know what I'm going to do.


I play on a barbox at my tattoo shop where I go, they have all played there for years and are all D- players at best. I really like to hang out with the guys, but it does get old winning every game. I suppose thats how JA feels or Efren. LOL

12310bch
03-11-2010, 10:03 PM
Winning is a *****. It must be hell to be you. Oh well. I guess even in pool people must rise to their level of incompetence.:outtahere::grin:

measureman
03-11-2010, 10:04 PM
I play on a barbox at my tattoo shop where I go, they have all played there for years and are all D- players at best. I really like to hang out with the guys, but it does get old winning every game. I suppose thats how JA feels or Efren. LOL

I think one of the only places that winning does not get old is a Casino, horse race track,stock market etc.