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.


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.






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

LOG Article
IYC league pool play is well under way. Everyone is anxious to improve their standings in the various leagues and is finding great competition at all levels. Teams are playing hard as well. Everyone is doing their best to get into the playoffs, which are coming soon. When the tables are not being used for league play they are quite often reserved for practice sessions. This makes for a very active Billiards room.
 
We have recently welcomed some of our interested new members into the pool group. Players are beginning to realize that even though they haven’t played in 30 years, one gets back into it pretty quickly. It is always a pleasure to see our 80 and 90 year old members continue to play as well. It’s great to see their continued competitive attitude and willingness to learn new tricks from the “youngsters”.
 
We are also happy and excited to see the large number of women joining the Thursday night ladies social group. What a great way to meet other members!
 
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society 8-Ball Tournament will begin in Cape Coral at Diamond Billiards on March 10. The playoffs will be held in the IYC Billiards Room on March 24. This tournament, like all other LLS events, raises money for a good cause. So mark your calendars and stay tuned for further details.



 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