Thursday, February 24, 2011


Boasters League round 8~~

I cannot wait for the end of winter. Oh, it has nothing to do with the end of the squash season – that I would be happy with if it continued for 12 months a year – but every time I see the weather report and see how much more snow is coming, I want to cry. I am so sick of shoveling it. But alas, the squash season is also coming to an end – or at least the Boasters League is. There is 1 round to play, 7 days to get your matches in, 6 spots in the finals, 3 teams to be eliminated, and 1 squash pro that needs a holiday…

Once ‘crunch time’ arrives, all the attention is focused on the bubble teams. There are really 4 teams that are trying to keep their heads above water and are fighting over the last 2 play-offs positions. One of those teams, however – “Court and Pints” – although in right now, may find themselves out by next week as they have the rotten pleasure of having the ‘bye’ in the final round. They can of course make up many matches until then but will have to sit on the sidelines and watch as the other 3 teams will most likely overtake them.

Delta Force” I would have to say will be playing for pride only next week. They are 36 points out of a finals berth and would require an act of God to make that up. In fact, they are threatening to score the least amount of points in one half of a Boasters League season ever. The mark for them to avoid that unenviable title is 76 which was achieved in the 06-07 season. They are only 8 points off right now, but when you average less than 10 points a week, they may be struggling.

In case of a tie for that final play-offs spot, the amount of team bonus points will be the tie-breaker. “Winky-Dinks” hold a commanding lead in that category over the other bubble teams, while “Mr. Daniels Walking” lags far, far behind. If bonus points are also tied (looks unlikely), then who ever won the head-to-head match-up during the season will advance.

The finals schedule will be sent out the morning of Friday, March 4. Scores must be sent to me before then if you want them counted.

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