Dabu Kavanagh, one of the stalwarts of the IPL, suffered complete heart failure after working out at a gym in his native Canada. He had the good fortune to be treated very quickly at the scene by a physician and was resuscitated and rushed to hospital. He is currently in recovery and is in good spirits.
The full extent of the treatment he needs, the damage that has been done and how long he'll need to get back to full health are currently unknown. He will have some important tests carried out this week in Newfoundland, the results of which should give us a clearer understanding of his condition.
Sin Bin will be hosting a benefit for him on Saturday night (July25th) with drinks specials and a dart tournament. There will be an open envelope and cards for you to make any contributions you see fit and deliver any messages you wish to convey.
Sin Bin will also host a pool tournament this Sunday. Exact details are still unclear but I'll make sure everyone knows by Wednesday. We'll have a Calcutta, a raffle and an entry fee to raise some more for one of the IPL originals.
The pool tournament will be held this Sunday (July 26th) at Sin Bin. There will be a 10,000won entry fee. It will be double elimination (If we ge a large crowd, we'll look to use other bars as well) but there will be a fee to buy back in. We will run a Calcutta, a raffle, and fine jar for ridiculous shots and fouls.
Sign up will be from 2:00-2:30pm and play will start as close to 3pm as possible.
Please contact Jason at Sin Bin for updates on Dabu's condition.
I know many of us will have Dabu in our thoughts and prayers over the coming weeks.
The new season's schedule has just been formulated and will be posted online shortly.
This year's schedule has proved very difficult to generate. We are down to 24 teams and 10 bars across Itaewon are hosting 2 teams. It proved impossible for us to generate a schedule whereby we can play 20 different teams across the season. The executive committee took the decision to play teams home and away in each division (in other words you will play 5 teams twice in one season) and then a further 10 randomly generated matches. We made this decision as we feel most teams would want to play as many matches as possible in a season and also it would provide more revenue for the bars who support us throughout the year. Mike Osenton, who generates our schedule every year, has posted a message in the forum explaining the difficulties and clarifying why we needed to implement this change to our regular setup.
The first week of matches are as follows:
3 Alley Seoul Misfits @ Sin Bin Tomato
Bull & Barrel Rising Stars @ Seoul Pub Futa
Bulldog Estyle @ Bull & Barrel Ballistics
Dolce Vita Sweet Life @ Dolce Vita Angry Birds
Friend's the Pain @ Scrooge Pub Phoenix
Hollywood Al Korea @ Shenanigans
JR BBQ Source @ 3 Alley Seoul
JR Pub The Ace @ JR BBQ Breakers
King Bar @ JR Pub The Victory
Scrooge Pub Wonky Triangles @ Bulldog Miss.Q
Shenanigans Boomtown Rats @ Hollywood Scandal
Sin Bin Potato @ Phillie's Pheasants
I hope you understand and feel we made the decision in the best interests of the league.
Ben Hough from Shenanigans and one of the founders of Bird Riders contacted me recently with a great new offer for all league members for the coming season:
"Greetings league members! The guys over at Bird Riders Delivery Service are extending a special offer for all league members. If you haven't checked it out, head over to www.brfd.co.kr where you can place orders to have great food from over 70 of Seoul's best restaurants delivered to your door in under 45 minutes.
So for all league members, every Thursday you guys can get a 2,000won discount from the delivery fee (if you are 3km or less from the restaurant, this will be a 50% discount). All you have to do is put your name as it appears on the league website, and your team name in the comments section of the Bird Riders website.
Please note this offer is only available on Thursdays."
Last Updated on Saturday, 04 July 2015 22:36
New Season Organisational Meeting and Housekeeping
Written by Dominic Johnson
Tuesday, 30 June 2015 16:09
The organisational for the new season will take place next week. The details are as follows:
Place: Dolce Vita
Date: Wednesday, 8th July
Please sign up for the new season. Each team must nominate a captain and the captain must give contact and team name details. They must also put down a deposit of 100,000won. The total fees for the season will be 350,000won which must be paid by July 29th.
The new season will start a week later on July 15th. The key dates for the Summer/Fall 2015 Season will be given out at the organisational meeting.
My thanks to all those who attended the Awards Banquet last Friday. I also appreciate those who gave their suggestions for the coming season and those issues will be raised at the organisational meeting. (I might even include the suggestions that the league adopts the slogan 'Nice Rack' and inaugurates a strip pool tournament. I suspect those ideas came from 3 Alley but I'm not sure if our eyes are ready for the shock of those guys participating in a strip pool tournament)
There are several bars in the Itaewon Pool League who would like a second team. Hollywood is getting a new table next week and would like a second team. The old 3 Alley, now called Fat Alberts, is looking for a new team for the new season. I also believe Friend's might be looking for players or a team for the new season. If your bar is experiencing problems please let me know and the IPL executive committee will try to help find an alternative venue for your team.
3 Alley Pub has a new venue and is now called 3 Alley Seoul. It is in the basement of the Cheil Building near the Rocky Mountain Tavern and next to a Coffee Bean outlet. It is a fantastic new bar and they now have one of the best pool tables in league.
Bird Riders Korea is also planning to offer discounts to all IPL players on Thursdays. I will get more details in the next week and post on here soon.