Thursday, October 29, 2015


Boasters League round 4~~

Yep. Winky-Dinks have taken over. The 8 point lead on the standings isn’t huge when you look to the Space Geckos, but the fact they are now 17 points ahead of third placed Fire Birds is. Fire Birds were only 3 points off both of the top 2 teams last week. Once again, playing matches pays off. Who would have thought? The Winky-Dinks played against the Space Geckos last night and they completed 11 matches. That’s 3 matches more than the next best. Additionally, they picked up 10 points in makeup matches over the week, giving them a league best 39 point boost.

Bonus point wise, the Space Geckos came out on top for week 4 with 14, Mongoose and Wardogs both picked up 12, and Foss Nation let themselves down with only 7. So far, the Space Geckos are way ahead on bonus points than anyone else, a major reason they are in second place.

The last 2 teams on the standings – Foss Nation and Paddy’s Dropshots – seem to be content to stay there. They played each other yesterday – or were supposed to – but only 6 matches have been done so far, they ranked last and second last in bonus points for the round, and did not play many makeup matches either, hence they picked up the lowest totals for the week.

Individual highlights for the evening… Joey Gaylord’s (Space Geckos) scrambling from the low front corners to the high back ones paid off as he managed to overcome Jerry-the-Rock-Lobster (Winky-Dinks) 2-1; John Hanley (Wardogs) had his work cut out but was still able to hold off Ashley Thibodeau (Fire Birds) who put up a great resistance, 2-1. Han Peng (Butter Nutz) continues his picture of consistency with his 3rd consecutive 2-1 victory, this one over Jim Miller (Mongoose); and Tom Bergh (Foss Nation) picked up his first win of the season taking out Paul Gormley (Paddy’s Dropshots)  in a tough 2-1 battle.

Four weeks down, five to go. Half-way (ish) already! Yes, there is time to get your matches in. No, I wouldn’t be waiting any longer to arrange them. The last thing we need is for anyone to come to me close to the deadline claiming a forfeit because their opponent cancelled in week 2. You won’t get one. So play them!

Thursday, October 22, 2015


Boasters League round 3~~

Another good showing for league night, another caning of the keg, and the Boasters League standings have tightened up tremendously at the top. Only 4 points separate the leading 4 teams, with the Space Geckos still sitting high with the best view – even though they have the same amount of points as the Winky-Dinks – because of their league leading 41 bonus points.

Fire Birds gained the most ground on the ladder this week moving from 5th position last week – and 17 points back of the Space Geckos – to 3rd spot this week and only trailing the leaders by 3 points. That can be attributed to completing 10 matches of round 3 so far and winning 8 of them. Those wins also just happen to be at the expense of the Space Geckos. And not forgetting the Winky-Dinks, who should be applauded for all the make-up matches they completed in the past 7 days, and overall a league best 41 point boost.

The biggest step backwards was made by the Butter Nutz. Yes, they had the bye week, but they only reported 1 point in make-up matches over the week, and have plummeted from 2nd on the standings to 7th. Paddy’s Dropshots dropped to 8th place, even though they haven’t yet had the bye week, already behind 2 teams that have. They need to step it up. Foss Nation didn’t help themselves either with only picking up 17 points so far in week 3, the lowest total of all the teams, and the least amount of bonus points for the round as well. That’s a far cry from the 32 they scored in week 1.

Some stand-outs of the evening include… Ashley Thibodeau (Fire Birds) picking up her first win of the season with a 2-1 victory over Shane Henry (Space Geckos); John Mann (Winky-Dinks) remains undefeated after hustling his way to a 2-1 win over John Perkins (Paddy’s Dropshots); Paul Ward continued on his merrily winning ways for his 7th win in a row (including box matches) taking Andy Adamo (Foss Nation) 2-1; and David Schaden (The Nicker Ballers) scored his first win of the season holding off the experienced Jim Miller (Mongoose) 2-1.

Everybody has been doing a great job getting their matches in. There are only 5 of the 153 players that are yet to pick up a point for your team either through bonus point or playing a match – you know who you are – and although it’s ‘only’ week 4 coming up next Wednesday, time is running out to get that 4 match minimum under your belt. And please, as a reminder, if you are here on Wednesday evening and play the match, make sure you enter the score on the spreadsheets provided (or tell me on the evening) rather than me having to chase you down for it. No doubt some results will end up not being recorded, which is rather silly.

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