Thursday, January 4, 2018


Boasters League round 1~~

As I expected, it was an “easing into” the second half of the boasters league season. That being said, a fairly decent amount of matches were completed – if you weren’t on the Wardogs or Foss Nation who managed only 2 completed scores out of the 17 scheduled… (!). Otherwise it was an unremarkable attendance, maybe many of you were stuck indoors still putting on your hat, gloves, scarves, jackets, long-johns, balaclavas, winter boots, snow shoes, snow pants, wool socks, vests, another jacket…

Early league leaders are Over Served, helped by picking up 15 of 17 bonus points. However, Paddy’s Dropshots who are 5th are only 5 points behind. So it means relatively little right now, I’m sure the 7th and 8th ranked teams will pick themselves up. Just need to be careful not to fall behind too far too early. The catch-up game is generally a poor tactic for success.

There was a sizable amount of rearranging after the first half. Eleven players have been replaced, which is more than usual and that made the shuffling of players a touch more difficult. As you know my goal is to make every match as competitive as possible, so if you all could end every match you play 15-14 in the 3rd - that would be terrific. Thanks.

I don’t know if any of the scores were that tight yesterday, but we came close. Comeback of the evening must go to Vivio’s captain Rich Stimson who crawled his way back from a 6-12 3rd game deficit against Al Iafrate (Nicker Ballers) for a 15-13, 2 games to 1 win. Jerry Rock (Over Served) performed the impossible by managing to lob over the gentle giant Greg Baker (Butter Nutz) just often enough for a 2-1 win. I was surprised that Scott Beals wasn’t watching taking notes…

Other “mentionables” in spirited 2-1 score-lines: Jordan Dean (Vivio’s) over Anthony Kalogeridis (Nicker Ballers); Mark ‘watch-me-dive’ Monaghan (Winky-Dinks) leaving a wide-eyed Brian ‘I-can’t believe you dove for that’ Schrage (Paddy’s Dropshots) flatfooted and aghast no injuries were sustained and just happy no ambulance was needed; and Rob Hawkins (Over Served) pleased with getting away with a victory over Joe Leto (Butter Nutz) who then immediately booked in for some more lessons. (Thanks, Rob!)

So we’re up and running, you want to make sure that you do not fall behind on your matches. It is our busiest time of year for the courts, so get pro-active.

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