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Procedure To Receive Cash Awards

posted Aug 19, 2013, 4:53 PM by Zach Goldsmith   [ updated Sep 30, 2013, 11:46 AM ]

Most Central Ohio NAPA teams know to receive their session CASH payout at Mini-Cup Playoffs held at the designated playing location for the division. If this is your first session, please observe the following procedure to receive your session cash payout!
  1. Session Cash payouts will be available at the designated Mini-Cup playing location for the division
    • Please click the Events Calendar for appropriate times
    • It is the teams responsibility to pick up the session cash payout whether or not the team is participating in the Mini-Cup
    • There will be no other scheduled time to pick it up, or special arrangements made for it to be picked up.
  2. If it is not picked up during the Mini-Cup, this is what happens:
    • Your cash payout will be returned to the bank immediately after the Mini-Cup
    • The team captain or approved team member by the captain must request the session payout by contacting the league office
    • The session payout will be dispersed within 30 days receipt of the request by Check to the captains postal mailing address
      • or address specified in the request approved by the team captain
  3. If the session Cash payout is not picked up, or requested 15 days after the last week of that particular session, it is forfeited and returned to the league.
  4. There is absolutely no special holding of the session cash payout for a time that is convenient for the team captain or team members.
  5. Under no circumstances, will the league operator, representatives, administrators of Central Ohio NAPA, or playing locations and establishments hold specifically in their possession and/or hand deliver any session cash payouts.
Thanks for the kind attention to this procedure. It is for the safety of the Central Ohio NAPA Staff, Teams, and Players!

The Central Ohio NAPA Team.

Central Ohio NAPA Quick Reference

posted Aug 6, 2013, 12:45 PM by Zach Goldsmith   [ updated Sep 7, 2013, 9:27 PM ]

Central Ohio NAPA Quick Reference
  1. Scoring in NAPA is exactly the same throughout all game formats.
  2. Match races are determined by the race-matrix subtracting the lesser skilled shooter from the higher skilled shooter. Remember the difference! In the higher shooters matrix box, use the difference to determine the race of the match.
  3. Winner of the lag in all league formats is ALWAYS written in the #1 position (TOP) of each match.
    • A rack-less bonus point will only be awarded to the winner of the lag, irregardless of a break foul on the first game.
  4. Bonus points are to be tallied and added to the base score of the match (14-3 or 20-1)
  5. A shooter in a match is allowed to corroborate with team members WHEN IT IS NOT THEIR TURN AT THE TABLE!
    • If corroboration or coaching commences during a shooters turn, a time-out is automatically deducted by default. If a time out is not available due to skill level or no remaining time outs, it is a cue-ball-in-hand foul!
  6. Score sheets must be completely filled out and signed. If not, scores will be delayed and penalties could be assessed.
  7. All score sheets must be photographed with a capable portable device and MMS (Media Message) or emailed to scores@napaohio.com after the match is completed!
    • Hold your device steady when taking the photograph and in adequate light (USE FLASH)
    • Turn off photo compression when sending the photograph (text/sms/mms settings), or it will NOT BE LEGIBLE!
    • Most smartphones compress the photograph when sending (SMS) To A Phone Number. Your smartphone will send the photograph uncompressed via MMS in most cases. Simply put scores@napaohio.com AS THE PHONE NUMBER, and the smartphone will recognize to send it as a MMS automatically.
  8. Observe great sportsmanship at all times. Heckling, joking, and obtrusive drama during a match is strictly prohibited! (excessively loud and extended clapping and/or cheering very loudly is unacceptable!)
8-Ball Rules Quick Reference
  1. Call your object ball and the pocket every shot!
    • You may only call one (1) pocket and a ball at a time.
  2. One Stripe and One Solid must be on at the bottom two corners of the rack/triangle
    • It doesn't matter which stripe or solid or which corners bottom two corners
      • The one (1)ball DOES NOT HAVE TO BE the apex ball (head ball)
      • You must hit the 1st or 2nd ball in the rack for it to be a legal break shot.
    • If the rack was legally broke, then became aware it was racked improperly, no foul can be called!
  3. All break fouls are the opponents option to take the break or be generous
    • 4 object balls must hit a rail, if not re-rack, and the opponent MUST BREAK.
    • 8-Ball on the break is a win, provided no cue ball foul or scratch, is a loss.
  4. Table is open after break
    • Yes! When the table is open you may use any ball first, except the 8-ball, to establish stripes or solids!
    • See Rule #1
  5. Must declare and make completely clear, (getting opponents attention if necessary), the pocket for the 8-Ball!
    • No Patch for the 8-ball is necessary in NAPA. Any discrepancy GOES TO THE SHOOTER!
  6. It is not a loss scratching on the 8-ball, it is cue-ball-in-hand to the opponent, unless the 8-ball was pocketed.
  7. Complete 8-Ball rules http://www.napaohio.com/rules
9-Ball Rules Quick Reference
  1. Slop rules except the 9-Ball pocket must be declared to win the game.
    • Must declare and make completely clear, (getting opponents attention if necessary), the pocket for the 9-Ball!
    • It is not a loss if the 9-ball is pocketed in the wrong pocket, no foul, and it must be immediately re-spotted!
    • The pocket for the 9-Ball can be declared during any shot to win the game, except during the break shot.
  2. The one (1)ball, must be the apex ball (head ball) when racking, 9-ball in the middle.
    • Must hit the one (1)ball first during the break shot
      • If not, and 4 balls did not hit a rail, it's a re-rack. Opponent's option to take the break or be generous.
      • If not, and 4 bills DID hit a rail, it is ball-n-hand to the opponent, no re-rack!
  3. Any balls knocked off the table, pocketed by the cue stick, or accidentally, it is cue-ball-in-hand to the opponent.
  4. If a ball falls in inadvertently (ghost ball), it stays pocketed unless it's the 9-ball, re-spot. Not a foul!
10-Ball Rules Quick Reference (STUDY CAREFULLY)
  1. Call your object ball and pocket every shot!
    • You may only call one (1) pocket and a ball at a time.
    1. It is not a loss if the 10-ball is pocketed in the wrong pocket, no foul, and it must be immediately re-spotted!
    2. It is not a loss if the 10-ball is pocketed on the break with a cue ball foul or scratch!
    3. The pocket for the 10-Ball can be declared during any shot to win the game, except during the break shot.
    • You cannot call the 10-ball and another ball in the same shot and continue you turn if either ball was pocketed!
  2. The one (1)ball, must be the apex ball (head ball) when racking, 10-ball in the middle.
    • The two (2)ball and three (3)ball must be at the bottom two corners of the rack, any order.
    • Must hit the one (1)ball first during the break shot
      • If not, and 4 balls did not hit a rail, it's a re-rack. Opponent's option to take the break or be generous.
      • If not, and 4 bills DID hit a rail, it is ball-n-hand to the opponent, no re-rack!
  3. Any balls knocked off the table, pocketed by the cue stick, or accidentally, it is cue-ball-in-hand to the opponent.
  4. If a ball falls in inadvertently (ghost ball), it stays pocketed unless it's the 10-ball, re-spot. Not a foul!
  5. A declared object ball that is slopped in (wrong pocket), or any balls slopped in during a missed shot, except for the 10-ball, the opponent can tell you to shoot again! The 10-ball is to be immediately re-spotted, no foul.
  6. It is not necessary to declare a safety in 10-ball if you are not pocketing an object ball to pass your turn at the table.
    • If your opponent asks what you are doing, you say "No Pocket" or "No-Shot" NOT SAFETY!
    • If you are passing your turn and pocketing a ball, you must declare SAFETY and the POCKET for the object ball!
    • Any slopped balls during a "Pass Your Turn Safe", except for the 10-ball, the incoming shooter can tell you to shoot again. Be careful not to safety yourself!

IMPROMPTU! Instructions to start a league RIGHT NOW!

posted Jul 29, 2013, 10:40 PM by Zach Goldsmith   [ updated Jul 29, 2013, 10:43 PM ]

IMPROMPTU REQUIREMENTS & DIRECTIONS:
  1. Minimum of 12 committed players for 10, 12, or 15 weeks (must have an even amount of teams)
  2. A list of player legal names, dates of birth, phone numbers, email addresses, and starting skill levels
  3. Starting skill levels bcapl-vnea (average times 10 ) apa-tap (skill times 10 plus 10) new player (F-40 M-50)
  4. Pick league team size 3-p up to 5 (12-minimum), 4-p up to 6 (16-minimum), 5-p up to 8 (20-mininum)
  5. Pick league game type (8ball, 9ball 10ball, or Lagger’s choice)
  6. Assign a captain, players, and alternates/subs for each team
  7. Use pill bottle, deck of cards, or manually assign team numbers starting at number 1
  8. First week schedule (HOMEvsAWAY) 4t=1vs4 2vs3, 6t=1vs6 2vs5 3vs4 8t=1vs8 2vs7 3vs6, 4vs5
  9. League is ready for action! Weclome to the Central Ohio Napa team!
GETTING THE FIRST WEEK STARTED: (EXAMPLE SCORE SHEET & ROSTER COMPETITION SHEET BELOW)
  1. Complete rules and financial information @ www.napaohio.com/impromptu
  2. Home team has option which team puts up their first player, alternate thereafter
  3. Winner of lag breaks first, winner breaks thereafter, loser racks (NO COIN FLIPPING, YOU MUST LAG)
  4. One time session entry of $30 per team and $6 per player who shoots weekly (Team Entry Due By Week 5)
  5. Take pictures with capable smart phone of player list & temporary score sheets
  6. Text Pictures UNCOMPRESSED to 614-679-5836 or email to zach@napaohio.com
  7. Please provide postal mailing address to receive next weeks score sheets & team packets
  8. Have fun and welcome! rule discrepancies? call 614-750-7665 or 614-679-5836

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How do I qualify for the 2014 NAPA MEGA Singles?

posted Sep 7, 2012, 12:33 PM by Zach Goldsmith   [ updated Feb 7, 2014, 9:35 PM ]

ARE YOU GOING TO HOLLYWOOD TO PLAY FOR TENS OF THOUSANDS?!

Central Ohio NAPA Members can gain free entry into the 8, 9 and 10-ball local singles championships and just pay a $30 greens fee per event. Any NAPA member with 10 or more completed matches since June 1st of the preceding year can participate by paying the $40 entry & registration fee per event on top of the $30 greens fee. Read Below....

In 2014 this tournament is at the NAPA MEGA 15k Invitational at Hollywood Casino Columbus. (May 21st-25th)

  1. For Central Ohio NAPA members to play for greens fees only, they must meet the following:
    • Have 15 matches completed by the end of the season
      • Can be 15 total from any game format!
    • Have at least 1 National Singles Game Format Qualification in either 8, 9 or 10-ball
  2. If these conditions are met, Central Ohio NAPA members receive:
    • Entry & registration fees into 8, 9, and 10-ball are waived
    • Greens and/or Quarters, and Registration Fees are still required to be paid.
  3. If these conditions are not met, or the NAPA participant is not a Central Ohio NAPA Member, must:
    • Have at least 10 matches played from June 1st of the preceding year to the date of tournament
    • Pay the entire entry, registration, and green fees per event. $70 per singles event
  4. Discounts are available to all NAPA members who register to play for all 3 events

Mini-Cup Team City Playoffs (Are You Going To Hollywood?)

posted Aug 16, 2012, 10:15 AM by Zach Goldsmith   [ updated Oct 19, 2013, 10:37 PM ]

DO YOU WANT TO GO TO HOLLYWOOD AND PLAY FOR THOUSANDS!?

Every Central Ohio NAPA Team can participate in Mini-Cup Playoffs. These are true double elimination tournaments held after each session in every division. Tournaments are held at a playing location within the division that has enough tables to hold the tournament for quicker play and end time. Mini-Cups with 8 or more teams may require Saturday and Sunday for completion. There are 3 months in advance to clear your schedules for Mini-Cups!

CHECK YOUR DIVISION SCHEDULE FOR MINI-CUP DATES HERE

Requirements and Specifications for the Division Mini-Cup Playoff
  1. Teams will be seeded into a double elimination bracket based on their placement from the session
    • It is the league operators discretion how the bracket is seeded based upon team history, strength and non strength of players on the team. 
    • Typically the bracket will be seeded with higher placed teams playing each other, and lower placed teams playing each other for the 1st round.
    • In special instances and size of a division, it may be split into two brackets
      • This would happen with a division with 11 or more teams
  2. Team members must have at least 4 matches played during the session to participate!!
  3. Teams will use same game format that is played during the session
    • All match races will be the same as session play
    • When a team cannot mathematically win the match, the team with the highest points wins
  4. Teams who will advance to the City Team Tournament
    • Divisions with 1 to 6 teams
      • 1st place team will gain free entry in to the City Team Tournament
    • Divisions with 7 to 10 teams
      • 1st and 2nd place team will gain free entry in to the City Team Tournament
    • Divisions with 11 to 14 teams
      • 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place teams will gain free entry in to the City Team Tournament
  5. There is absolutely no strategical team or individual match forfeiting!
If there are any questions about Mini-Cups. Please call the league office 614-750-7665

How do I qualify for the 2014 NAPA Nationals?

posted Jun 3, 2012, 11:52 PM by Zach Goldsmith   [ updated Sep 16, 2013, 1:46 AM ]

2013-2014 NAPA Season (June 1st 2013 - May 31st 2014)

Individual Shooters can play at the NAPA Nationals Singles Championships qualifying by the following:
  1. Play on a first place team in your local division and have at least five (5) matches played during the current session. 
  2. Captain a team for an entire session with no more than three (3) forfeits during the current session and have at least five (5) matches played during the current session. 
  3. Finish first place in any of our singles leagues.
  4. Completing a session as the Top Pont Male or Top Point Female in any local NAPA division and have at least five (5) matches played during the current session.
  5. Finish as the top point shooter on your NAPA team and have at least five (5) matches played in the session.
  6. Finishing first place in any NAPA Nationals qualifier.
Important Information about the NAPA Nationals Singles Championships
  1. Shooters who receive a game format qualification (see above), receive free entry into that particular game format qualified at the NAPA Nationals. Coins and/or Greens Fees are still required to be paid, and may be required to be paid in advance.
  2. It is wise to obtain at least one (1) game format qualification from regular session play, as this has been the requirement in the past to participate in the NAPA Nationals Team Championships.
  3. It is also wise to obtain as many qualifications from the three (3) current game formats offered by NAPA as this will significantly increase the odds of placing and possibly winning a National Title. 
  4. Learn, Practice, and Love 8ball, 9ball & 10ball, it will improve your overall level of billiard knowledge and experience!
Teams can partake at the NAPA Nationals Team Championships by the following:
  1. Any Team can be assembled of shooters from the League Operator's Territories
    • All Team members must have at least one (1) qualification in either 8, 9, or 10-ball from REGULAR SESSION PLAY!
      • Shooters who only have qualification(s) from Second Chance Qualifier Tournaments are INELIGIBLE!
  2. A Team must meet the criteria set forth in the Event Specifications posted on the National Website
    • http://www.napaleagues.com
    • Current team preliminary criteria (Subject to change until official event details are released)
      • 3-Person 8-Ball Event w/ 2 alternates who:
        • Fall below 195 skill level points of the 3 who shoot
        • Roster must contain 3 players minimum
        • Strategical forfeiting is prohibited


2014 Summer Bonus Cash Rules

posted Apr 12, 2012, 10:20 PM by Zach Goldsmith   [ updated Feb 25, 2014, 7:33 AM ]

The cash award specification: (2014 Summer Session Only) June 1st - Aug 31st 2014

2012 CASH PAYOUTS Here>> 2012 Summer Bonus
2013 CASH PAYOUTS Here>> 2013 Summer Bonus
  1. The “bonus point” column will be the basis on how cash awards will be tallied
    • Rackless bonus points achieved in any game format will pay out $2.00
    • 8-Ball break-n-run bonus points will pay out $10.00 ea
    • 9-Ball break-n-out bonus points will pay out $5.00 ea
    • 10-Ball break-n-out bonus points will pay out $5.00 ea
    • 8-Ball on the break bonus points will pay out $5.00 ea
    • 9-Ball on the break bonus points will pay out $5.00 ea
    • 10-Ball on the break bonus points will pay out $5.00 ea
  2. Both team captains (or acting captains) must initial the achievements (Please Initial off to the side!)
  3. Individuals or Teams who do not follow these specifications will forfeit their bonus cash
  4. Individuals will expect their cash awards at the end of the summer session provided
    • The team has paid 100% of dues for the current session
      • All forfeited matches are paid
      • There is no past due balance


Get paid to run a local division!

posted Jan 9, 2012, 8:53 PM by Zach Goldsmith   [ updated Sep 9, 2013, 8:23 AM ]

Want to have the opportunity to become part of the Central Ohio NAPA administration team? Anyone can reap the rewards of helping out, and you'll be paid for your efforts.

YOU CAN START A LEAGUE RIGHT NOW, AS YOU READ THIS!

>> The Impromptu League Startup Instructions <<

Benefits and Roles being a Central Ohio NAPA League Division Representative:
  1. Be a point of contact in your divisions
    • Answer questions pertaining to rules
    • Have the right answers which help promote the league
  2. Recruit individuals and teams
  3. Distribute promotional literature
  4. Communicate with establishment owners
  5. Have a vote on hot issues within the local league structure
  6. A personal @napaohio.com email address
  7. Personal business cards
  8. Will be compensated a percentage of the gross league dues including team entry fees that equal 20% of the gross weekly dues, but no more than $500 from each division every session!
Information regarding the 20% -- VERY IMPORTANT! (Compensation Rules In Effect Sept 8th, 2013)
  1. A large portion of the 20% compensation will come from the $30 per team per session entry fee. It is the requirement of the division representative to collect team entries from the teams or establishments who elect to pay them.
  2. Delinquent team entry fees will be confiscated from the teams session prize money if not paid, unless the fee is waived in good faith from the division representative or other arrangements were made.
  3. A Division Representative is guaranteed a percentage from weekly dues inclusive of team entry fees.
    • Compensation from each division cannot exceed $500 per session, or the percentage of gross league dues including team entry fees that equal 20% of the gross weekly dues, whichever is less.
  4. It's the Division Representative's responsibility to collect, add, or waive the $30 Team Entry Fee each session
    • A Representative can redirect the Team Entry Fees into the session prize fund
    • A Representative may elect not to collect or waive all team entry fees
    • A Representative may be the establishment owner (Why would I pay myself?) Instead of paying yourself, it may be a good idea to add it to the prize fund.
      • Instead of paying all the quarters for the teams, pay the odd quarter to offset adding to the prize
  5. Please inform the league office if the division is paying team entry fees or not
    • Indicate on the score sheet of teams who've paid the team entry fee when applicable
    • The league office can also put reminders on the score sheet in the aide of getting them paid
  6. Team entry fees are due by the 5th week of play of each session when applicable.

Calculating first time skill levels

posted Jan 9, 2012, 10:45 AM by Zach Goldsmith   [ updated Jun 3, 2013, 8:31 PM ]

Shooters playing for the first time in NAPA, must start at the proper skill level by the following:
  1. It is the Captain's responsibility of his/her team(s) starting skill levels, and the whole teams skill levels in general
    • Captains are allowed to adjust starting skill levels +/- 5 skill level points one time only on the premise of individuals who were recently raised or lowered in another league format. 
  2. No league experience
    • Males start at skill level 50
    • Females start at skill level 40
  3. APA or TAP experience 8-ball or 9-ball 
    • Skill levels 1,2,3 start at skill level 40
    • Skill level 4 start at skill level 50
    • Skill level 5 start at skill level 60
    • Skill level 6 start as skill level 70
    • Skill levels 7,8,9 start as skill level 80
  4. VNEA or BCA experience 8-ball
    • Do not use power averages!
    • USE LIFETIME AVERAGE, NOT CURRENT SESSION AVERAGE!
    • Average skill level 5 start at skill level 40
    • Average skill level 6 start at skill level 50
    • Average skill level 7 start at skill level 60
    • Average skill level 8 start at skill level 70
    • Average skill level 9 start at skill level 80
  5. Any shooter starting below skill level 40 or above skill level 80 must be approved by the league office!
  6. There is a more thorough explanation of starting skill levels in your official NAPA rule books! 
  7. Please understand that NAPA reserves the right to increase or decrease any shooters skill level at any time, for whatever reason, no questions asked!

Score sheet procedures and correspondence

posted Aug 19, 2011, 9:10 PM by Zach Goldsmith   [ updated Jan 27, 2014, 5:51 PM ]

Checks Payable to "CONAPA" Mail To: P.O. Box 402, Pickerington, Ohio 43147-0402

Home Team responsibilities:
  1. Score sheets (home & visiting) will arrive to the postal mailing address the Captain specified at sign-up with a return stamped envelope, or mailed to the playing location. (Check with bar manager/bartender)
    • If you didn't receive any score sheets via postal mail, it most necessarily was dropped at the playing location
    • Replacement score sheets can be viewed and or printed from http://www.napaohio.com/print
  2. Distribute a score sheet to the visiting team along with the current weekly scratch before starting any match
    • Home and visiting teams must keep score!
    • Make sure you mark achievements! 8,9,10 on Break, Break & Runs/Outs, & Rackless matches!
  3. Make sure all league dues are paid by your shooters, and dues are received from the visiting team captain for his/her shooters
    • Forfeited matches are still required to be paid from home and visiting teams!
    • Checks, Money Orders, or Cash is acceptable, but the league office is not responsible for lost or stolen envelopes!!
      • If an envelope is lost or stolen, home team captains are responsible irregardless the circumstances! 
    • Home teams ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE to collect league dues from the visiting teams shooters!! 
    • Please notice credit or past due amounts above team names on the score sheet
    • Place the dues in the return stamped envelope and keep it safe!
  4. Compare score sheets at the end of the match and correct necessary errors
    • Make note of any necessary issues that need addressed
      • Addition or Deletion of shooters (written in message box)
      • Refusal to pay league dues
      • Proper Name Spelling OF Players
      • The sportsmanship or conduct of an individual or team
    • Photograph BOTH score sheets with any available smartphone and email to scores@napaohio.com
  5. Mail the provided stamped envelope by the next day before 11am when applicable
    • Home teams return stamped envelope must be postmarked by the 5th day after the completed match
    • After the 5th day, a $15 late fee will be assessed
    • If a team receives 3 late fees during a session, the team will be required to pay the remaining league dues for the entire session.
      • The team and individuals will be suspended from the league until paid.
      • If the team follows through with paying the remaining league dues for the session, all late fees that were assessed will be waived.
Visiting Team responsibilities:
  1. Request a score sheet and weekly scratch from the home team captain
    • Reminder: The home team automatically has option on who puts up a shooter first. (No Coin Flipping)
  2. Keep score and periodically compare with the home team captain
    • Make sure you mark achievements! 8,9,10 on Break, Break & Runs/Outs, & Rackless matches!
  3. Collect all league dues from your shooters and hand them to the home team captain
    • The home team captain is to mark his/her score sheet that you paid him/her
    • Please pay any past due amount indicated above your team name on the score sheet!
  4. At the end of the match compare score sheets and correct necessary errors
    • Make note of any necessary issues that need addressed
      • Addition or Deletion of shooters
      • Refusal to pay league dues
      • Proper Name Spelling
      • The sportsmanship or conduct of an individual or team
    • After confirmation of sent photographs, put the visiting team score sheet in the envelope
    • Remind the home team captain to mail the envelope by 11am the next day
Please refer to the proper NAPA rule book in the game format being played if any ruling is to be challenged.

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