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How long have you been on the same league team? - 08-28-2020, 04:46 PM

So as of right now due to covid less people are wanting to play on a league. So as of right now I do not have a team. I am looking into being a sub. So the guy who I was scheduled to play on a team with called and said that he did not have enough members for a team. Also that he had the same team for 25 years. Is that a "normal thing"? How long have you guys been on the same league team?

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08-28-2020, 04:52 PM

I tried "League" one night, it was so screwed up, I said screw this non - sense. I personally hate disorganization, and dealing with people who are not semi professional. Pretending to be in business.

Thank you I will pass on the leage thing.


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08-28-2020, 05:08 PM

I lasted 2 years in APA 2011-2012
then later on I lasted 2 years in BCA 2017-2018

While I enjoyed both for a while, the leagues I was in seemed more like a reason to go out and drink than a reason to go out and actually play pool.
  
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08-28-2020, 05:09 PM

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I lasted 2 years in APA 2011-2012
then later on I lasted 2 years in BCA 2017-2018

While I enjoyed both for a while, the leagues I was in seemed more like a reason to go out and drink than a reason to go out and actually play pool.
Did people get drunk?
  
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08-28-2020, 05:32 PM

You as a sub for a team together 25 years?

There can be no better incentive for all to show up.


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08-28-2020, 07:02 PM

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So as of right now due to covid less people are wanting to play on a league. So as of right now I do not have a team. I am looking into being a sub. So the guy who I was scheduled to play on a team with called and said that he did not have enough members for a team. Also that he had the same team for 25 years. Is that a "normal thing"? How long have you guys been on the same league team?

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About 25 years. We are all serious players and really enjoy the competition. None of us drink anymore but we did plenty as youngsters. BCA league all the time. Total money back after playoffs.
  
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08-28-2020, 07:27 PM

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About 25 years. We are all serious players and really enjoy the competition. None of us drink anymore but we did plenty as youngsters. BCA league all the time. Total money back after playoffs.
That is just impressive. Being part of a team for around as long as I have been alive.
  
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08-28-2020, 08:12 PM

I have been playing apa for 10 years. There is not a single person playing apa today that was on my first team.
  
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08-28-2020, 09:00 PM

Players come and go sponsors come and go but me and my man Ted have been on the same team since 2006


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08-28-2020, 09:07 PM

Don't belong on this topic except that it's still pool.

Get your basics wired first. There is every reason to be prepared; even at a rudimentary level.

Go observe that team and any others where the playing is enlightening. Join if you like but why pay? Buy a beverage and absorb. Work up to going off for your remaining $5. You should have your "teachers" all scoped out by that time.
You can always join once you get past crawl.
  
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08-29-2020, 04:11 AM

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1st team for 3 years
2nd team for 10 years
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08-29-2020, 04:26 AM

I only managed to deal with regular CPA (APA) for a couple of seasons. It's common knowledge that that league's handicap scheme is built to advance players to the point that they have to split up the team on some level, so I doubt you'll find more than a couple that have remained on the same team for a long stretch of time. That said I have played the last 4-5yrs on a masters team, (no handicaps so no force break up).

The BCA, ACS, VNEA, or any of the others that work on the ball system and don't limit team maximum handicap do support long term teams. Life has determined my interest in playing league so I don't think I've gotten passed maybe a handful of years at a time. That said, I did join a CCS (ACS in USA) team last year. While there I quickly discovered a team that had been together since my very first stint in a league back when I was 20 yrs of age. I didn't probe for details but that would mean that team had been playing together for 27yrs approx.

As you may have suspected...,, they are a great bunch of guys to have a drink with.


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08-29-2020, 08:06 AM

I've been captaining my 8-ball team for probably 9 years or so (currently not the actual captain as since the Covid I can't be there every week, so another is technically the captain currently, tho I'm still playing when possible).

One player on my team has been with me for those 9 years. We are also on a separate 9-ball team, almost as long a period of time. She is the captain of that team. Neither team has any other players on the same team as long as us, tho we have one player on the 9-ball team that joined a year after us, still with us.

You asked another poster "if they got drunk". You seem to have a preoccupation with this subject. As I and many others have tried to point out to you, League pool is designed to be played in drinking establishments, and many of the people playing League will indeed drink. If you have that strong an aversion to be around people who are drinking, you should try and come up with another way to satisfy your pool playing interest.


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08-29-2020, 10:15 AM

I do recall checking out a second league forgot it affailation, but the operator did return e-mail. As I enquired about the percentage of weekly dues into a end of season prize fun. Reply was "Trophoes & Ribbons", I replied quess your doing ok as league operator, not my kind of payout.


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