Apr 21, 2015, 11:32 pm
Here's what happened in Week #23, April 16th:
The Eagles were home as the Oasis Dragons came to play. Aaron and Micah came out shootin' in the first half as they each had 3-0 wins to lead the Dragons to a big 9-3 halftime lead. But Dave Napier and Craig beat Jeff Brun and Sid in the beer frame, 2-0. In the bottom half, Robin got 2 for the Eagles, but so did Ken and Steve for Oasis. Final score: Dragons 14, Eagles 7.
The Stickmen were on the road at a busy Oasis Bar & Grill. They were facing the transplanted Rack Pack, formerly of Last Call. Cele and Cal started the night good with 3-0 showings in the first half. Keith and Scott cleaned it up in the second half with 3-0 victories. Mike Dowd had a 3-0 match for his club. He and Rob also beat Paul and Wheeze in the beer frame, 2-0. The Stickmen got away with a 14-7 road win.
The Down Lo Playa's were at home as Duffy's had to walk all the way downstairs as the away team. In a back-and-forth first half, the Playa's were up 7-5. Ice Cream led off with 2 points, but then Kevin Cibart got 3 right back. Ed Theis stepped up and got 3 for his club, but Kyle E. followed suit and got his own, first ever, 3-0 victory for the home team. Leland and Dave Kaplan beat Kevin and Prana in the beer frame, 2-1. In the bottom half, Larry got 2 points and Leland got 3 to get the Playa's to a 13-8 team win.
The Oasis Bulldogs travelled to the indoor Woodstock festival at the Tackle Box to face the Alligator Humpers. The 'Dogs must have brought their ear plugs or just love loud, live music as they beat the 'Box 15-6. Chris, Brenon, Keith, and Ty all rocked out to 3-0 victories. Once he was done in the mosh pit, Bob Cody came over and won 3 games on the pool table for his home team. But he and Charlie lost the beer frame to Dennis and Keith, 2-1. The Bankers get to finish off the month-long concert at the Tackle Box on April 30th.
Those aforementioned Bankers were at home taking on the Empire Club last week. Durham was up 9-3 at the break - Curt got all 3 of his games, and Casey, Curt, and Matt each got 2 wins. Casey and Matt played the beer frame, again, taking on the tandem of Richie and Barney. Casey and Matt swept it 2-0. The Bankers were making a comeback in the back half as Russ got 2 and Barney got 3 wins to get them to 8 points. They just ran into one small problem - an entire night needs 7 shooters, not 6. Oasis gave up the final 3 points for free, giving the Empire a 13-8 victory.
The third and final game at the Oasis was between the Outlaws and the Down Lo Damned. The Outlaws almost won at the beer frame. They were up 10-2 thanks to Kenny Duff and Shawn Bell's 3-0 wins, and Mike Brandt and Greggy Bear's 2-1 wins. Steve and Goran did come up big and beat Bulldog and Izzy for the beer frame honors. They won 2-0. Goran stayed hot and got his team a 3-0 victory, but Ricky and Tree followed him up with 2-1 wins each to make the final score 14-7 Outlaws.
Only 3 weeks to go, except for the Dragons, Duffy's, and the Playa's - they still have their bye weeks left (in that order).
Top Shooter notes: it's up to date. Just remember you have to play in 75% of the total matches possible, which will be 54 by the end of the season. So if your number is red on it, you need to play all of your remaining games to be eligible. Only the top 8 are entered for the June 11th 'Charles Lintz Top Shooter Tournament' at the Oasis. As always, the competitors will be re-seeded at random and play accordingly. An idea for next year has been brought up to keep the seeds as-is instead of re-seeding. We'll talk in October.
Playoff notes: The top 8 teams will be in the normal playoffs for the 'A-Trophy'. Seeds 9-13 will compete concurrently for the 'B-Trophy'. Team 9 will get a bye until the championship. 10 plays 13, 11 plays 12. Winners play each other, then that winner plays the number 9 seed team for the trophy. More info to follow.
Good luck this week - play hard. That final team seed position could make a difference.