2014 Party Plane Boarding List 



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Monday, September 8, 2014
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(Previously know as the Party Bus...but too many players thought they had to ride a bus to Vegas, so I changed it!)
My goal each year is to get as many players from the Chicago APA to Vegas as possible.  So after the 8- and 9-ball Citywide winners have been determined, I hold a "Party Plane" drawing to give away more trips to Vegas.   This year, a total of 74 players will fly to Vegas on the Party Plane.
I'm sending a total of 6 additional teams this year...one division winner from each session and one team that got to the Citywide, but didn't win at the tournament. This year's team winners are:
Summer 2013 Session:   Lee Street Diablos             Division 221 (NCC)
Fall 2013 Session:           That's Why!                       Division 351 (CAPA)
Spring 2014 Session:      Shots Fired                        Division 111 (CAPA)
Citywide 2014:                 Trey Masters                     Division 428 (CAPA)
We also send two "second tier" teams.  This year's winners are:
Summer 2013 Session:   Just the Tip                         Division 421 (CAPA)
Summer 2013 Session:   Sharp Shooters                 Division 423 (CAPA)
Along with the winning teams, we send a number of players based on the number of patches and pins won during the last year.  This year, we will send a dozen players just because they won an individual award, and put a buck in the envelope to participate.  (Every time I get $500 in the pot, I send another player to Vegas.)  This year's winners are:
Ernesto Jimenez               Rackless                   
   Division 751 (NCC)
Guillermo Sosa                 8-Break                     
  Division 451 (NCC)
Jack Noonan                    Break and Run            Division 222 (CAPA)
Adam Levine                    9-Breaek                      Division 651 (CAPA)  
Ray Herbert                      8-Break                       Division 422 (CAPA)  
Manny Sanchez                "I Beat a 6"                 Division 224 (CAPA)  
Patrick Morin                    8-Break                       Division 226 (CAPA)  
James Sheppard               9-Break                       Division 352 (CAPA)  
Lee Strait                          Rackless                      Division 112 (CAPA)  
Terry Johnston                  9-Break                       Division 351 (CAPA)  
Hector Irizarry                   Rackless                      Division 222 (CAPA)  
Roberto Sotero                 Rackless                      Division 113 (CAPA)  
Each year, there are a small number of players who shoot for the CYCLE.  They Break and Run...make the 8 on the break...and win all games played, going rackless...in the same match.  I believe this deserves special recognition, so I had a special CYCLE patch made for both 8 and 9-ball.  The cycle winners are kept separate from the other patch winners...This year, there were only a dozen players who won the cycle.  So it was a 1 in 12 chance of going to Vegas.  This year's winner is:
Tom Faust          
His CYCLE was won on 3/20 Vs. the Half Quacked team in division 425. 
(Withholding the victim's name to protect the innocent.)
There are two MVPs and one Top Gal making the trip.  The winners are:
Julian Moldovan              6-7 Bracket

Derrick Devera                5s and under
Jean Hermanson             Top Gal

Winners this year will have three options: 
1.  Take the trip and enjoy yourself in Vegas.  
2.  Move the ticket to the following year.  
3.  Sell the ticket back to the league for $350.  (I hate to see anyone win a vacation, and get nothing for it...but I'm not going to go through the game of hot potato that I have played for the last few years.)  
Any trips that I buy back will be sold for the same $350 to players on the waiting list.  (I don't want to make money on the transaction, I just don't want to lose money.)  There are already a number of players on the list, but it is not to late to get your name listed as well.  If you don't get a call this year, it will be in line for next year.)
Flight information: 
Departs from Midway on Southwest flight #899 
Thursday August 14th at 4:05 PM. 
Return on SWA flight #1179 leaving Las Vegas at 6:55 PM on 
Monday August 18th
All players will arrive in Chicago at 12:20 am on Tuesday the 19th.  That means you will be able to work on Tuesday...if you want to.  
Congratulations to the winning players, I hope you have a great time in Vegas.  
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