Lone Wolf Leagues runs pool leagues for the 21st century.

Serious pool players care about their knowledge and skill and work hard to improve it. They need a league just for them, playing singles, where they win or lose based only on their own performance.

Our leagues play Straight Pool and One Pocket, and we’re adding 8 Ball and 9 Ball by the end of the year.

Players compete at their convenience, enabling great flexibility and a greater league membership. We can easily accommodate different player scheduling requirements because everyone doesn’t have to play on the same day at the same time. Play your matches whenever the host pool room is open and both players are available.

Scoring is quite simple, minimizing annoying paperwork. The match fees are $10 per person per week, and we pay 70% back as prizes, in cash.

Handicaps recalculate after every match, with no subjective input except for the starting number.

Flexible Scheduling

Pool leagues have traditionally played on one night a week. If you can’t play that night, you’re out of luck. We’re different!

We value your time and busy schedule, so we make playing in a Lone Wolf League as flexible as possible. When you sign up you’ll get a schedule of who plays whom every week for the season. You’ll also get a contact list of all the other players with their phone numbers and email addresses.

You contact your opponent and schedule a match whenever your pool hall is open. Simple, convenient, flexible.

You can play your matches in advance if you’re going away on business or taking a vacation with the family.  You can play out-of-order if your opponent is sick or otherwise difficult to schedule this week. You just need to make sure all matches get played by the end of the season.

Matches are all played using your then current handicap, so you don’t have to remember what your handicap was back 3 weeks ago.

Things come up, life gets in the way, so sometimes a match must be cancelled or rescheduled. This is fine, just be considerate of your fellow member, and give him/her as much notice as possible. Everyone comes to play, not to win by forfeit, so this works well in practice.

Singles, Not Teams

Your results depend only on you.

No worries about others not showing up, or performing poorly.

No arguments about who plays tonight and which opponent they face.

No guilt about letting down the team if you perform poorly one match.

No one constantly telling you how you should have played that last shot.

No fighting to find a seat, what with 10 or more players per table.

You don’t sit around waiting to play, you play!

Accurate, Objective Handicapping – New

  • Accuracy in handicapping gives each player a fair chance to win
  • The player who plays best relative to their normal game will likely win
  • The only subjective element is the initial handicap. It’s assigned based on estimates of player and peers
  • Handicaps adjust after every match. This keeps them in line with player’s changing skills
  • To validate fairness, we compare results of weaker player vs stronger. Our results have consistently been close to 50-50 once the sample size is large enough.

Webcentric – Standings, Handicaps, Schedules, etc.

We’re working to make Lone Wolf Leagues as webcentric as we can. All reports (Standings, schedules, contact Info, Handicap Trend Charts) will be available via a website you can see on your PC, tablet or smartphone.

Soon we’ll enable data entry directly into the site by the players, so there won’t be any waiting for changes to handicaps.

The collection of match fees and deposits, as well as the payment of prizes via credit card is currently scheduled for version 2.0.

All data is protected by user accounts, so is only available to current league members.