Thursday 21 February 2019

Bangkok Heat Gets Intense

Singles, APC, EOS Party & Next  Season. 

Singles Tournament 
Heres something different; Our singles tournament next week at Queens Park Plaza,

If it goes well it will add a new exciting event for our pool calendar. You can register here or contact Jack

Next Season Competitions  

Here is the draft of teams and the competitions planned.

We are still drafting fixtures for competitions for the Songkran season. Take a look and contact our fixture team no later than Sunday, Mar 3 about any adjustments.

You may see some teams promoted and others relegated, as we do each season  That keeps the competition balanced and fun. There are also quite a few new teams, so please make them welcome. 

Captain's Kickoff Meeting Mon Mar 4 at Pavilion Soi 33

The Captains Kickoff Meeting for our upcoming Songkran Season will be at Pavilion on Mar 4.
There we will discuss and agree the season fixture arrangements so we can finalize it to start playing the next week

At the meeting, we will also discuss and agree this seasons competition rules, the procedures and etiquette. We will also devote some time to discuss future direction options for the league. All teams are should be represented and pay their team registration fees.

Bangkok Heat Gets Intense.

This week we saw a brilliant start to a major event being  kicked off that we have never had before in the international Asia expats Pool Challenge (APC) history. The Bangkok Heat Committee for the APC and other International Pool Series this year changed the qualifying process. The aim was making the selection for the APC Bangkok Heat team, more open and inclusive to get the best talent possible. From all accounts, the great enthusiasm in the qualify matches means it is already a huge success.

Pool in Thailand is now a major export that The Bangkok Pool Sponsoring body wants to exploit for all its worth to make Bangkok and Thailand the undisputed capital of the sport in Asia and beyond.

This first round 1 saw unpredicted support and huge energy for an amazing metamorphosis that is making local and international pool much more connected and socially richer. On Monday and Wednesday at Sportsman and Hustlers after a nearly 2 months registering process to get the best of the best into the mix we saw new and veteran players begin their gruelling 27 qualifying rounds to make the cut. With some early upsets already exciting as others joined to support them all.

In a straight out game count make the cut 14 of the 27 pre-qualified players will form a team to challenge the best of the best of 8 other countries at the Asia Pool Challenge in Jakarta this year in August. 

This qualifying series will run over the next few months to create a well-honed machine to bring home the coveted APC Trophy. That has represented being at the top of the Asia Expat Pool communities over the last nine years.

The Chairman of the Bangkok Heat Committee Bob Randle said that the changes are important now not only for the health of the sport but to also ensure the business local players are proud to be involved. too He added that this year will be a test to see how well we can improve in readiness for the event next year which will be in Bangkok be for its 10th anniversary. That will hopefully be the best ever as an even bigger hosting event with many more coming to enjoy.

At the sharp end Ronnie Jakobsen and Stuart Pettman, on the Bangkok HEAT team selection committee added, " it already looks like it will be tough to pick who will get to wear the Bangkok Heat jackets this year." Everyone is approaching this with personal peak readiness so imagine how much more that can lift as we get through the qualifying stage!

Chairman, Bob added. 
“Watch this space, you ain't seen nothin' yet. This is the best thing we could have ever done, we might have to lock the doors to spectators to avoid a crush."

Here are some unverified progress Scores at Feb 20

End Of Season Presentation Party Country Road on Mar 6
We will give more information about this in a separate update. But just mark the calendar for a great night. And make sure you tell our supporters and new teams joining our league that we would like them to come so we can make very welcome.

We kick off on March 11 but this is the program till then.
Mon Feb 25 - Wed 27 Feb - SSPL Singles  
Sponsored by River Falls & Queens Park Plaza Venues

Fri     Mar 1 - Team registrations for 2019 Songkran Season.  
Draft Fixtures now on Web
Mon  Mar 4 -  Captains Kickoff Meeting  
@ Pavilion Suk Soi 33 to agree on fixture, rules , pay fees

Tues  Mar 5 -  SSPL Committee Meeting
@ Sportsman to finalize Fixtures, Finances & Coordination. formalities

Wed Mar 6 - End of Challenge Season Presentation Party 
@ Country Road 7:30 Till late

Mon Mar 11 - Wed Mar 13 - Songkran 2019 season Kicks off.
Our SSPL SPONSORS for 2019

Community Sponsor

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

Hosting Sponsors

Our sponsors are also friends we trust, who invest their time money and effort to make their businesses successful. As part of our community they offer us their facilities and equipment, they host teams and stump up money for the season trophies. And all for the price of a few drinks. They do appreciate your business, your loyalty and feedback to help them do better.

The league community see this special partnership highly and encourages everyone, when you are out and about, to support our sponsors and make them your first choice when recommending others.

Black Pagoda

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

Soi 8 sub 2
Moonshine Pub
Suk 22 Queens Park Plaza
The Pickled Liver
United Ctr Bldg, 323 Si Lom, Silom
Suk 23
Suk 13
Suk 13
Suk 20
Suk  7/1
Suk 2

Suk 33
Suk 20 Lane

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