Ellwood City Women's 
Pool Leagues

And then there are SECOND thoughts:

It is better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than to open it and remove all doubt.
- Mark Twain
Winter is the season in which people try to keep the house as warm as it was in the summer, when they complained about the heat.  Anonymous
In memory ...
... November 5, 2009
Dedicated to those lost at Fort Hood: Evening Falls - Enya
Some days you're the dog, some days you're the hydrant. Anonymous
Never do card tricks for your poker buddies!
Sports do not build character.
They reveal it. Anonymous

Birds do it, bees do it, even beat up lil mailboxes do it! >>>
The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone.
Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896)
June 22, 1942 - March 13, 2010

"You were not born a winner, and you were not born a loser. You are what you make yourself be." Lou Holtz
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and running!

Women's stats and scores are now on her page!

Your ol' computer works hard for you.

it healthy with regular defrag and disk cleanup.

1/23/29 to 2/27/08

Ok, now seriously ... how many of you CAN relate to this picture below?!?!?
(snicker) Yeah ... me too!

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President: Karen Lemanski
Vice president: Beth Fox-Kerry
Treasurer: Joyce Kraynak

Womens Pool League Play-offs Schedule
April 17, 2013
Start time: 7:30pm with minimum of 6 players. 8 players by 7:45pm. No add-ons after 8pm.

Today ... right now ... another beautiful day ... about 16 women began their day as home-makers, wives, girlfriends, employees, owners, Moms, friends ... and around 6:30pm they'll start taking on a different posture: (non lethal) gladiator-like ... at 7:30pm tonight the sound of balls snicking against one another ... cue up your mental music: Eye of the Tiger, Theme from JAWS, long drawn out drum roll ... this is it! Be at Hazel Manor tonight for the final showdown! Breaker's vs Hazel Manor ... all the teams in the league are great teams! But only two can end up here, on this night, and only one will get that last 8-ball ...

Good luck to both

No matter HOW big and BAD you are, when a two year old hands you a toy phone, you answer it!
(borrowed from a friend and added to a little bit)
Happy Mother's Day to all you Mom's and like-a-Mom(s)! Also the Dad's that step up and become both Mom and Dad for their kids! Have a great day everyone!
Don't mix bad words with your bad mood. You'll have many opportunities to change a mood, but you'll never get the opportunity to replace the words you spoke.
Written/sung by Zach Sobiech
(5/3/95-5/20/13) for his girlfriend
@  T-Bones
@  Keystone 1
​@  Hazel Manor 1

@  Breakers
​@  Hog Wild
@  Moose

HEY! Women and men!
Are you having a pool tournament this summer? BBQ? A poker run? Yard sale?
Holy cow, even a Tupperware party?

Send an email to the address on the comments page or post on the comments page and it will be announced on the home page. All summer long!

Ladies, men! Let's fill this space with things to do!

Men, got a home project and want to spread the word that you could use a couple extra hammers with guys on the other end? Or are you wanting to have a back yard fire and beers with the guys?

Let us know!

Zach Sobiech recorded "Clouds" about his battle with cancer. Young Mr. Sobiech died at age 18.
Message from Karen:

A foul is an illegal movement of any ball caused by the player shooting the game. The ladies shooting in the current game must be the ones calling the foul and the foul should be called immediately when it occurs.

This year I have heard more reasons why fouls were not called. A few reasons include: "I didn't think she would make it," "I didn't have a shot and thought she could break up the cluster mess”, "she shot too fast," and "someone else called it before I had a chance." Those are comments that have been brought to my attention this year.

With this in mind please make your teammates aware of the fact that the ladies at the table who see a foul need to be the ones calling the foul when it occurs. Captains, please go over this rule with you team and make sure your team understands it.

Most importantly of all, call the fouls as soon as you see it and don't wait!

If your team still has questions, I would be glad to explain it or answer any questions.
From the president:
I called an officers meeting for 7pm October 7, 2016 to discuss the incident at the Shelby on Tuesday night, on the first night, for Pete’s sake!

I want to nip this in the butt due to issues last year and this now! What went on at the Shelby was definitely unsportsmanlike conduct! Happening at ANY bar on pool night is despicable!

We are a WOMENS league, not a bunch of CAVEMEN. And we have rules, along with common sense, that should be adhered to and listened to.

If you’re a member of this pool league, you MUST abide by the rules. If you’re on a roster and your team finishes its game and you want to go to another bar to watch a game, rules and common sense, especially common sense should prevail in dictating your behavior. For example: if you do go into another bar to watch a game, you can NOT go in and begin to incite trouble; can NOT tell others how to shoot; can NOT begin verbally assaulting other league members and employees of the establishment! And you especially can NOT physically assault someone! This behavior will NOT go without repercussion!

I spoke to both teams, about 12 women total, and all of their descriptions of the incident at the Shelby were the identical.

Actions have been taken and these will continue to be the actions taken regarding any future incidents:
1. Any willful display of or participation in unsportsmanlike behavior will result in one suspension of YOU from your team’s next pool match night. Your TEAM is not suspended for one night! The OFFENDER is suspended for one night.
2. A second occurrence involving one who has been previously suspended in the pool season from one of their team’s pool league nights will be suspended from the ECWP for the rest of the season.
3. Any physical fighting or menacing shoving which could possibly lead to a physical altercation is an automatic suspension from the ECWP for the rest of the season.

As a result of the incident at the Shelby, action has been taken with a one-night personal suspension of one player and suspension of another for the rest of the season.

Please remember to follow the rules.

If you have any questions about the results of October 7th’s decision, feel free to call me at 724-674-9829.

Let’s all have a great and more uneventful season.

Thank you. Karen Lemanski, ECWP president

A hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with his freedom.
Bob Dylan
Women: final round of play-offs!! Good luck to all!

Today ... right now ... another beautiful day ... about 16 women began their day as home-makers, wives, girlfriends, employees, owners, Moms, friends ... and around 6:30pm they'll start taking on a different posture: (non lethal) gladiator-like ... at 7:00pm tonight the sound of balls snicking against one another ... cue up your mental music: Eye of the Tiger, or the Theme from JAWS, long drawn out drum roll ...  Be at ??? tonight! ???  vs ??? all the teams in the league are great teams! But only two can end up here tonight, only one will get that last 8-ball
“At the end of your life, you will never regret not having passed one more test, not winning one more verdict or not closing one more deal. You will regret time not spent with a husband, a friend, a child, or a parent.” Barbara Bush
Hey!! See all this empty space?
How about we fill it up with summer things to do?​

​There ARE pool tourneys and other pool things to do in the summer.

There ARE POKER RUNS throughout the summer ... there ARE picnic type things and SPECIAL EVENTS going on throughout the summer.

Below are a few more suggestions.
 Polish Eagles
 Keystone 2
 Hazel Manor 2
 Double Dealin   

No matter what your beliefs, no matter if you celebrate or you don't;

The wish for all is happiness, family, friends, health, and peace. This wish is for a roof to shelter you, some means of heat, a fridge with food inside, and people you love who love you back.

It's a wish that the new year will bring celebrations and challenges that will strengthen you.

Life is not always calm, and knowing that, when it's chaotic, hold you hands up and loudly say, "WAIT!!" Close your eyes, picture a happy memory, and smile.
The chaos just might calm down because the people around you might think you've lost it. Or they might see that you just needed a break.
And when you've had your short break, smile, and jump back into your life.
Do your best with challenges, cherish "moments", memories, and each and every breath.

This is not just an end-of-the-year-wish for you.
It's an "every day" wish for you.
1984: The U.S. Supreme Court rules that cities have the right to display the Nativity scene as part of their Christmas display
There are events going on all summer long. If you know of a tournament some where, or maybe you're having a get together of any kind, heck, if you're building a better mouse trap!!!! ... let us know and it will be posted.

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Roxanne Gwilt
Joyce Kraynak
Last year was tough. Very tough for some. Tolerable for others. Frustrating.
I think we learned a few things in 2020:
   We learned that heartache and death were very close to our families.
   We learned that running to the store when it pleased us was a luxury.
   I know I, for one, learned to pare down my 'wants' when I saw that our needs might be tricky to get.
So many more things ... but let's see what positive things came about, believe it or not.
Our families had dinner together. That was a BIG deal for many.
We saw how painful it was to be quarantined, not being able to see and hug the people we love and care about. 
Many saw that the gifts given to their kids at Christmas were more appreciated, being fewer than being just one-right-after-the-other to open and put aside.
Some parents got a glimpse of what it's like to be the teacher, disciplinarian, principal, guidance counselor.
Church attendance rose. And for those not church people, I think taking time during their day to see and appreciate what they have counted as a big thing.
Yep, it sure was an up and down year. High and Low. But it's over now. Many things linger, yes, but each new morning is a gift.
Each day is another chance to make amends or help a stranger or pass on some smiles! Yes, in most cases people CAN tell by your eyes if you're smiling behind that mask.
We hope to have other POOL things to post at some time, but it's just waiting to see how things play out for now.
In closing I want to say that I hope you are all well. Keep being there for your people.