The Boasters League has had some rough date conflicts the past three weeks. Tiger play-off games the previous two rounds (I forget what the result was…) and Halloween last night. Participation was expected to be light – and it was. Except if you are a “Winky-Dink”. Captain Justin Winkelman must have scared the bejeezus out of his players if they didn’t show up because remarkably 9 of them did. That’s more bonus points than the 4 worst teams combined. Either that or he terrified the others not to come… Team “Foss-ters” didn’t have anybody show at all and “Destiny” had just one!
Justin’s team also won 5 of the 7 matches they played, beating league leaders “Butter Nutz”. However, “Butter Nutz” ended up increasing their overall lead helped along by a few make-up matches over the week. “Mongoose” made the biggest move of the week from 6th place to 4th.
The quiet evening on the courts didn’t leave many close matches to highlight. Newcomer to the league Stefan Ahee (“WallEED”) picked up his second win of the season with a 2-1 victory over Bill Rivard (“Vivio’s”); JB Peabody (“Mercedes”) was grateful to take the first two games off Joe Moran (“Mongoose”) before running out of gas in the third; and Sante Fratarcangeli (“Butter Nutz”) did well to pick up one game off Kevin Kennedy (“Winky-Dinks”) as he came down to me after the match asking “where did this guy come from?”
Special mention once again to Britt-Marie who not only came down for her bonus point (wine glass in hand!) but for bringing a basket full of candy for the small crowd that made the effort to come the DAC on Halloween night! A very thoughtful gesture indeed!
So now there is no excuse not to play your league match on a Wednesday. No more conflicts on the horizon. I expect a full contingent to be present next week for round 6, where “Butter Nutz” has the bye and everyone else has the golden opportunity to catch up. Believe it or not, you only have 5 weeks to get your matches completed.