Jun 7, 2015, 6:23 pm
It's official - the Oasis Outlaws defeated Duffy's Tavern last Thursday night to claim the top spot - 2014-2015 CMPL Champions in back-to-back seasons.
Kenny started things off with a 3-spot against Baback. Ice Cream got the first win for Duffy's in the second match against Gregg Taylor. Gregg got the other two. Woot tried to get things going for Ed's squad as he got 2 out of 3 against Ricky Martin, making the score 6-3 Outlaws - still in reach for the Duffers. But Bulldog came up fourth and simply went lights-out shooting, beating Prana 3-0 quickly and cleanly. Izzy shot fifth and needed two wins for the trophy - he got them in quick succession against Kevin K. Final score: 11-3 Outlaws.
Congratulations to this year's Champs!
Captain: Mike Karol
Ken 'Bulldog' Bolin
In the week prior, we had the 3rd/4th place match between the Oasis O-Team and the Down Lo Damned. I don't have the details, but I have been told that the Damned won the match 11-10. UPDATE: The details - It was a back and forth match in the first half. Philo beat Stacy 2-1 to start things off. In the next match, James won 2-1 against Tony. Then the Damned struck back as Goran got 2 against Brian V. To round out the first half, the momentum swung back to Oasis as Chuck beat Stephen 2-1. So at the half it was tied 6-6. The teams declined a beer frame, and shot on. Mike Clarke kept things rolling with the Oasis as he beat Steve McGrill 3-0 to make it 9-6 Oasis O-Team. Joel got the first win in the 6th matchup to get the O-Team on the hill at 10-6. Only problem was Jason Jones got the next two to make it a closer 10-8 Oasis lead. It was down to Oasis Carlos and his opponent, Pat Altenberg. Pat needed all 3, Carlos needed 1. Pat came out clutch and got all 3 to bring the Down Lo Damned back from behind and on top in the end, 11-10. Congratulations to the Down Lo Damned - they earned the 3rd place trophy.
We also had the B-Trophy Championship between the Eagles and the Last Call Oasis Rack Pack, held at the Eagles 2 weeks ago. In another 11-3 victory, the Eagles were all over the Rack Pack. Robin beat Kevin L. 2-1 to start it off. David Napier beat Gary 3-0. Then Bobbo beat Matt Altenberg 2-1. Donny was up 4th and beat Pat all 3 games to get his team to the hill, up 10-2. The two teams decided to play a beer frame - Jon Cox and Bobby teamed up against Curtis and Kevin Nickas. The Eagles tandem won 2-0. In the fifth frame, Mike Daniels got the deciding game off of Brian Aguilar, making the final score 11-3 Eagles. Congratulations on your B-Trophy!
That leaves just 3 things between now and next season:
1. The Charles Lintz Top Shooter Tournament - June 11th, 7:00pm at the Oasis
Cele and David Napier will be the first and second alternates.
2. The end of the year Pool Party and Awards banquet - June 20th, 1:00pm at the Oasis
3. Kevin Cibart will be hosting a Thursday night 8-ball league starting June 25th on the newly renovated tables of the Down Lo. It will be co-ed, teams of 4 (plus alternates), handicapped. It will be limited to just 8 teams, and 16 weeks. It will end the week before CMPL starts up again in October. The kicker? ALL of the entry fees/league dues will go into the prize pot - ALL OF IT! Crazy talk, I know, but it's true! The format will be similar to Thursday night league, but smaller. It will be the same 3-game format. The first 2 players play their matches, then a scotch doubles match, then the other 2 matches are played. More details will be coming soon. Contact Kevin as soon as possible if you want to play, especially if you have a team of four ready to go.
Congratulations again, and good luck to those top shooters. Don't forget about the party - June 20th, 1:00pm. Be sure to pass the word on to your teammates.