For those new to the Shin Jang, Songtan area
Where can I play pool at off Osan Airbase?
Just about every bar in the Shin Jang area has a pool table and a pool team in a pool league. Roughly over 60 bars. If you walk into a bar and nobody is on the table, you can simply ask the staff if they would like to play you a few rounds. Normally they can all play and are more than willing to play a few games. Although it is not required but buying them a drink would be nice as well.
What games are played?
9-ball handicap is played on Monday nights starting at 7:30pm. On Tuesdays and Thursdays you can expect to play 8-ball with league rules also starting at 7:30pm.
What is the difference between 8-ball on Tuesdays and 8-ball on Thursdays?
Tuesdays was added for those players that can not attend Thursday night games due to work or because they simply prefer to play on Tuesdays. Tuesdays and Thursdays are still part of the same league play but simply divided into two separate nights within their own divisions. For example for Tuesday we will have division 1 and 2 and for Thursday we will have division 3 and 4. All divisions will come together at the end of the season for the Play off Week.
What is 9-ball Handicap?
Every team players average is added together and the team with the higher average is subtracted by the team with the lower average. The left over points are then added to the lower team to give them a slight chance at winning a few more games throughout the night.
How many people are in the league?
The 8-ball League had over 200 members this past season. Previous Season for 9-ball we had over 80 members.
How good are the players?
League players range from the "Break and Run" types to the "Can't make a single ball after 5 shots". Although the quality of players varies, usually they can be found by their choice of bar they frequent. If you are looking for best of the best and who are always available to play, swing by 11 Tigers and play Mr. J. He works in the bar and is eager to show off his skills.
How do I get picked up for a team?
Depending on if you want to play 8-ball or 9-ball, simply go to the appropriate “8 Ball League” or “9 Ball League” Link and click on “Captain Info” Link. You can drop an email or call the Captain of the team and ask them if they could use an extra player. Another way is to simply pick a bar you like and if they have a team, show up around 6pm on Thursday and run everyone off the table, then simply ask them if they need a player. If you whoop everyone on their team, even if they have a full team, most likely they will pick you up.
How do I network, where can I go to meet new players?
Pool is a social game so in reality, to meet players one must get out there and start playing. Another way to meet new people is to go to the pool tournaments.
Are there tournaments and where?
There are various tournaments throughout the week starting on Friday nights through Sunday nights. Currently the major AFPL affiliated tournament held every Saturday is at Paradise Bar.