Thursday, 11 April 2019

Round 5 Songkran Season 2019 Update



Happy New Year Everyone for the Thai New Year

As we all head off to enjoy the Songkran holiday take a look at the results for Monday and Wednesday Round 5, plus other stuff.

Next week is a holiday week so no matches are scheduled. It is a good chance to play any catchups or a match in advance if it suits. 










Team News

During Songkran, when wet spots will mean something else in Soi 22, you will find many already far and wide for the holidays. 

For example, the family fun at Moonshine for friends and workers who chose to join has moved 4 hours south to a summer retreat to island hop,  relax,  drink,  eat,  then drink some more with BBQ's,  music,  and then drink and eat some more. Who would need ice water down their back when they can choose that. 


Bangkok Heat Qualifying Series

We heard Steve Davis wanted to play in the APC but unfortunately, they said he would be considered a ringer. As you can see from this timeless 2004 video, having fun playing is not just our social league purview. We also added German translation to help the Germans understand Britsh humour, but sadly no Aussie. 

Davis is a delight to watch doing tricks as he wins the "take the piss" world championship too. 





Here is the snapshot of BHQ results up to April 11.

Included are matches recorded Mar 21 to Apr 11 


These results are updated as matches are completed and can be seen on our web http://www.sukhumvitsocialpool.com/p/apc.html

Upcoming Events 

As you read this, you may kick yourself you missed the first in the series of Invitation Masters Pool Asia Challenge Tournaments. 

At 8PM on April 12, our Bangkok Motley-Lot will face the PP Parrots. There's a flight at 3pm  on Friday if you still want to join. 

The Cue Sports Thailand IMPACT Cambodia match, at Hops Craft Beer Garden, is readied with new cloth on each of the 3 tables. For the remainder of the weekend, the local BWA teams have other matches planned. 

Sponsor News

It seems we have a sponsor we didn't know about. The Thai Police. 

Players have noticed that to get to matches these days we often face traffic jams. Don't complain, we might be the cause. 

Counting bar staff, owners and players our leagues have around 330 people each week involved in up to 30 pool matches. Hence from 7-8PM twice a week, you can see people scurrying about like ants clogging up the city. 

The Thonglor police sergeant Mr Veputupwitufalang, his week was reported as saying that the police like us because when we play pool we are orderly and don't cause problems complaining about Thai culture. 

With a quiet smile, he added that he is impressed we can organise expats into pool leagues, as it is a bit like herding cats. 

Counting the Sukhumvit, Premier, Tiger and Bangkok leagues with venue staff collectively we make up the 330. If you study our score sheets this week would see we have around 240 of this including around 80 who play twice a week.

All use the alibi that they are all playing in one of our 21 matches between 7:30  to 11:30 PM. and it's true. That includes approx 18  players, this week with 3 BYES and 1 deferred match, who are all are guilty as charged for using the chance to practice, play a friendly or just have a night off with a leave pass.  As Mr Veputupwitufalang said, "This is Bangkok so we know they are safe and all having fun spending their money on us."

"It is our privilege Mr V, and we appreciate the support." 

SSPL SPONSORS 2019

In the foot of this post is the full list including hosting sponsors who make our league possible.

Our sponsors are our friends, many of whom also play in our teams. They invest time and resources in facilities and equipment and host our teams. Sponsorship pays for the trophies and running our league entirely. And all that for the price of a few drinks and buying their products when we need them.

The league regards this partnership as special and encourages players to support and recommend our sponsors as a first choice.

Cue Sports Thailand

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You can find Cue Sports Thailand in Bangkok at Sportsman. They have a wide range of pool equipment; Rhino Tables, Cloths, Cues Accessories plus more. Visit their website to see their range and follow their Facebook Page for some great pool tips



Black Pagoda
Pat Pong
Suk 13
Suk 22
Suk 22

Suk 43/3


Suk 22 Queens Park Plaza
Suk 22 Queens Park Plaza
Suk Rd Times Square Building Soi 12 -14
Suk 22 Sub 1


Soi 8 sub 2
Herrity’s Irish Pub Bangkok
Soi 33/1
Moonshine Pub
Suk 22 Queens Park Plaza
Suk 23
Suk 13
Suk 13
Suk 20
Suk  7/1


Suk 2
Suk 33
WHY NOT BAR
Suk 20 Lane
Suk 22- Sub 2
Suk Rd  13-15
Promotions


A Foreign Affair Thailand
Introduction Agency
AFA Thailand
Shernox Group  
Business Planning
Advisors
www.shernox.com





Friday, 5 April 2019

Round 4 Songkran Season 2019 Update


Just when you think it cannot get any better, it does. This week proved that once again with another wonderful round of crazy fun matches.

Our cover girl this week is Pooky, who helps manage one of our leagues long-standing and beloved venues, Breakers Sports Bar.

Pooky is a respected player herself and wins her fair share of games. She says “I love playing in the social league. We don't take winning so seriously and as a player, I can relax and often play better. And win or lose it is always fun as we all meet each week to continue our friendships."

Pooky brings her charm and welcoming warmth to Breakers every day where you will also find Toshi, Ulon and Jay too. As working owners, they are equally ready to provide an addictive experience or some drop in anytime fun, in their venue where everyone is welcome.

In the spirit of playing seriously for fun here are the results for, Monday and Wednesday Round 4.










Team News

You may have noticed Kiwi and Sports Academy Logo in our array. Yes, that is correct. The Pickled Lads have moved to Sports Academy. And our old mate Kiwi don't want to wait till next season so they will add a team to fill the byes ASAP. To both venues, we extend a very warm welcome.


Bangkok Heat Qualifying Series

What an outstanding success this series has been. With 30 players competing to see who will play in the APC on August 22-25 this year in Jakarta, the interest and value to pool in Bangkok is huge.

What is making this qualifying series so special?  As a foundation event, it is forming the genesis of our very our ongoing International IMPACT series that could make Bangkok and Thailand an international sporting centre for Pool as a sport Sport and a significant export.

Here are the results of The BHQ play up to today.


These results are updated as matches completed and can be seen on our web http://www.sukhumvitsocialpool.com/p/apc.html


Other Events Upcoming

All our Pool Leagues are invited you to join in the first of our Invitation Masters Pool Asia Challenge Tournament series, in Phnom Phen on April 12.

"Cue Sports Thailand, our "Bangkok Heat APC Team and SSPL major sponsor have contributed significantly to establish this series. Hence we are calling this event "Cue Sports Thailand IMPACT Cambodia". Other Sponsors Hustlers Sportsman & A Foreign Affair are also supporting this series.

The Phnom Phen venue is Hops Craft Beer Garden which features a classy craft beer brewery and a sports bar with high-end tables. Our hosts will be the Phnom Penh Parrots and local social league teams.

Most are going for the entire weekend from 12-15th April. Some have booked a week from 10th-16th

As the tournament name suggests it is an invitation series and everyone including the social league players are invited to come and enjoy what promises to be a fantastic social event during the Thai Songkran break.

To join in just book your flight and accommodation and let us know. Contact me or Joe if you need more information.


One League Community Model for Bangkok 

This week a very productive discussion continued toward combining into our leagues into a Bangkok One Community Pool Leagues model including SSPL and the BPL and perhaps others.  

In principle, BPL will run a short season to finish the same time as ours before we then merge their Monday and Wednesday divisions with ours. SSPL will also look very closely at adopting the scoring app that BPL has developed to make match management more efficient and fun and less work for captains and coordinators 

The current BPL teams we tend to play at a higher grade, basically also gives us some synergy to cater to have premier league level matches included in our Bangkok One Community competitions mix. 

In the end, it makes so much to be one community as a feeder to APC and IMPACT series levels for related sponsorship and funding.  

How we manage competitions for will likely be unchanged (format Scoring rules etc can be unique to each comp) but the synergy and harmony of having one community will make so much more sense for support and marketing our sponsors and providing harmonious choices for players teams and all stakeholders.


Sponsor News

Thanks to the great effort by Kal and Team from Sportsman our new sponsor banner is now is all the venue on our wall fixtures. One for each night. If you haven't got them already just let me know.

New this year are River Fall Wines owned by Garry and Mexican owned by Dennis, plus of  Cue Sports Thailand who are Rhino distributors at Sportsman and  A Foreign Affair Thailand, the latter 2  have a significant contribution to fund our the Bangkok Heat sponsoring efforts. Shernox has also been there from the get-go with their staff supporting us technically.


SSPL SPONSORS 2019

In the foot of this post is the full list including hosting sponsors who make our league possible.

Our sponsors are also our friends many of whom also play in our teams. They invest time and resources in facilities and equipment and host our teams. Sponsorship pays for the trophies and running our league entirely. And all that for the price of a few drinks and buying their products when we need them.

The league regards this partnership as special and encourages players to support and recommend our sponsors as a first choice.

Cue Sports Thailand



You can find Cue Sports Thailand in Bangkok at Sportsman. They have a wide range of pool equipment; Rhino Tables, Cloths, Cues Accessories plus more. Visit their website to see their range and follow their Facebook Page for some great pool tips



Black Pagoda
Pat Pong
Suk 13
Suk 22
Suk 22

Suk 43/3


Suk 22 Queens Park Plaza
Suk 22 Queens Park Plaza
Suk Rd Times Square Building Soi 12 -14
Suk 22 Sub 1


Soi 8 sub 2
Herrity’s Irish Pub Bangkok
Soi 33/1
Moonshine Pub
Suk 22 Queens Park Plaza
Suk 23
Suk 13
Suk 13
Suk 20
Suk  7/1


Suk 2
Suk 33
WHY NOT BAR
Suk 20 Lane
Suk 22- Sub 2
Suk Rd  13-15
Promotions


A Foreign Affair Thailand
Introduction Agency
Shernox Group  
Business Planning
Advisors
www.shernox.com