General Information
IYC Billiards offers many opportunities to learn the game and play socially or compete on a regular basis. The scheduled organized play is designed around two seasons per year, a winter session from November to March and summer session from May to September. Social play or individual practice is available daily at a member’s convenience.
 
The IYC team 8-ball league is operated during the winter season only--staffing a team match during the summer has proven problematic. The team 8-ball leagues currently has eight teams of average 9 players per team. Each team plays one match per week from November 'til March. This is a handicapped league resulting in team competitive balance.

IYC Billiards operates three different singles leagues. These leagues are defined by differing skill levels per league. The Yawl league is designed for players new to regular competitive pool play. The Sloop league is meant for more experienced players looking for a step-up in skill level. The Schooner league is the Club’s high skill level singles league and will be a challenge unless you have significant skills. All three league schedules request one match per week be played and the match format of each league is designed to result in one hour to 1 & 1/2 hour length matches. These leagues operate during both the winter and summer seasons.

Between seasons and in support of special activities like charitable events we conduct approximately a dozen tournaments annually both 8-ball & 9-ball events.

A very active ladies program is operated year-round with weekly play from 7:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. on Tuesday evenings more of a recreational, social nature than competitive. However, formal instructional clinics are now being added to this activity at the participant’s request. This is an ideal environment for those ladies looking for stimulating activity but having little pool experience. The more experienced may join the ladies who participate in our team and singles leagues.



 

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For more information,  contact Bob Spencer at (941) 505-1279 or poolwiz007@aol.com

LOG Article
Finally, things are getting back to normal. The mornings are getting a little cooler, the hurricane season is almost over and we are getting ready to play pool. We are actively talking with new members who have expressed an interest in playing pool. And, we are talking to our current players to make sure they are taking time out to practice for the upcoming team and singles season.
 
We always welcome new players to our existing roster. Shooting pool is a great way to meet and interact with new people. If you haven’t played in a while, or just want to continue to improve your skills, lessons are available. New players sometimes have a fear of not measuring up because they haven’t played since college. We have all sorts of players with many different skill levels. Some of our players are beginners just learning the game. We welcome every skill level! So give us a call and spend some time with us.


 Billiards Contacts
Bob Spencer
poolwiz007@aol.com   (941) 505.1279

Bonnie McDonald
bflaherty@att.net   (941) 627.9281

Peter Sinden
peter.sinden@fredonia.edu  (941) 505.7062


Pool Table Reservations
To reserve a time for a billiards match or practice, click HERE to log on to our Billiards Calendar. Enter our email address islesyc@gmail.com and the password iyc8ball. On the weekly calendar, click on the date and time you want to play and enter your name. DO NOT remove or write over any time previously reserved. Then click on "create event" and sign out. This will save the entry and display it on the calendar on the website.