Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Who Ya Gonna Call? BOAST-BUSTERS!

Summer League round 4~~

You just know I couldn’t resist taking the opportunity and using this cheesy title for the article! “Boast-Busters” had the best night out of all the teams picking up 18 points – 5 more than the next best “Tired in 60 Seconds” and “Framer versus Framer” – and have now solidified themselves atop of the standings. With only 3 rounds to go before the finals start, they are in excellent shape.

And so is the team ranked 2nd. “Robodrops” are only 3 points back of the league leaders. The 3rd and 4th ranked teams also enjoy a little cushion but it isn’t as comfortable. Just 9 points separate them from the chasing pack, which is important considering only the top 4 teams will advance to the play-offs, but 9 points translates into 3 wins if the other teams can start to make up some matches. “The Snooze Brothers” have fallen asleep on the job and have dropped way behind averaging less than 7 points per round. With only a total of 9 bonus points so far, it is not difficult to see why. 

A young and spightly Joe Moran!

With sixteen matches played last night, there was plenty of close contests. Dave Devine (“Robodrops”) succeeded in overcoming the relentless lob / drop attack of Jerry Rock (“Lord of the Tins”) 2-1; Joey Gaylord (“Framer versus Framer”) had the narrowest 3-0 win of the round over Bill Seymour (“Not So Great Expectations”) 15-14, 15-14, 15-7; Sante Fratarcangeli (“Tired in 60 Seconds”) knocked off Patrick Petz (“Boast-Busters”) 2-1; and Joe Moran (“Boast-Busters”) was surprised that his experience actually does count for something after beating Dane Fossee (“Tired in 60 Seconds”) who is according to Joe over 100 years his junior (give-or-take!) 2-1. Dane was not even born when Joe had started playing squash. (Or come to think of it, when I started playing either… *sigh*)

As mentioned above, there are only 3 rounds to play before the play-offs. You do, however, have 4 weeks to play them in since there isn’t anything scheduled for July 2 – the Monday before Independence Day. So, the deadline to have your results to me is July 10 inclusive. On the morning of July 11 – a Wednesday – I will be sending out the schedule for the semi-finals which will be on July 16. No excuses.

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