The Superior Trailblazers Pool League has reached its midway point of the season and the league’s annual midway position round will take place Thursday, Jan. 2.

The position round matches teams next to each other in the standings.

“Basically, it’s a way to make things more competitive a couple times a year,” League Operator Nick Olson said. “In a round-robin format, teams with equal skill level only play each other one time, and with the position rounds they get to compete more often with like-skilled opponents.”

There is a familiar team on top of the league standings thus far as Top Hat Tavern’s “Stroke of Luck” leads the way with a 44-11 record. The team has outscored opponents 1562-955 and collectively has the most games won as a team with 136.

Stroke of Luck consists of Rick Nagle (captain), Ed Johnson, Dave Riesland, Stan Sunde and Lance Kiminski.

The league will continue through April. Teams play every Thursday night from now on and league establishments encourage spectators to watch their teams.

Mid-Season Award Watch List

Most Valuable Player: Mike Walkowiak, Top Hat 4; Ed Johnson, Stroke of Luck; Kevin Pearson, Top Hat 4.

Most Improved Player: Tim Bourgeois, Capri; Jeno Born, Flame Hot Shots; Cole Bleskan, Jimmy’s Saloon.

Rookie of the Year: Darren Velin, Mike’s Place 3; Tim Laine, Mike’s Place 3; Nick Bullock, Champions Lounge.

Superior Trailblazers Pool League

Top Hat Stroke of Luck............44-11
Top Hat 4......................38-17
Top Hat Mad Hatters.................36-19
Capri......................35-20
Top Hat Crazy Eights......................33-22
Charlie Brown's Riff Raff..................33-22
Flame 1..................31-19
Hudy's Mafia..................30-25
Top Hat 502..................30-25
Top Hat 1..................29-26
Top Hat 2..................29-26
Mike's Place 1..................26.5-28.5
Mike's Place 3..................26-29
Top Hat 3..................26-19
Champions Ugly Sister..................25-30
Mike's Place 2..................24-31
Flame Hot Shots..................22.5-32.5
The Main Remained..................22-33
TH Thunder Down Under...............22-28
Hudy's 1..................21-34
President's..................19-36
Jimmy's..................19-36
The Main Mainly Str8...............17-38
Hacienda..................16-39

Top Shooters — Dec. 19

Ed Johnson, Top Hat SOL, 40-4

Brian Baker, Top Hat 4, 40-9, 2 ERO

Tom Wasserman, Top Hat 502, 40-15, ERO

Rick Nagle, Top Hat SOL, 40-15

Guy Moen, Top Hat SOL, 40-16

Dave Marincel, Mike’s Place 1, 40-16

Joe Pregge, Mike’s Place 3, 40-19

Paul Grammond, Hudy’s Mafia, 40-19

Brad Moen, Top Hat MH, 40-19

NOTE: 40 is a perfect score (player went 4-0 on the night, 10 points awarded for each win); ERO (earned runout meaning the other player never got to shoot during the game).