Mar 11, 2015, 1:15 am
OK, ketchup time again.
First, Reno was awesome. We all did great - some of us won a few games, some won more than a few, some didn't but got a taste of Reno to build on next year. Some came to watch, cheer, and party. But it is unanimous - can't wait 'til next year.
As far as those that stayed in Chico and played, half the teams won, half the teams lost. The Bulldogs and Outlaws decided to play in a make-up game on a different night. That night was March 8th. Here's what happened in their make-up game:
Kenny Duff started the night with a 3-0 win, but then Dennis came back with a 3-0 game himself. Then Greggy Bear came up and got 3 right back for the Outlaws. Then Steve Smith came up for the 'Dogs and got the first 2, almost making it a 3-0-3-0 first half, but Paul managed to get the last one making the score 7-5 Outlaws at the break. Mario and Robbie got the first beer frame game against Mike Karol and Ricky, but Mike and Ricky got the next two to win the beer frame for the Outlaws 2-1. Mike Karol played this week and got all 3 of his games in the 6th spot. Final score: Outlaws 13, Bulldogs 8.
February 26th results were the same - half the teams won, half the teams lost. No ties.
Unfortunately February 19th marked the end of an era. The Last Call tavern hosted it's final match for the CMPL. As of a few days ago, the Last Call has been closed down as they plan to do some serious renovations in the Walgreens shopping center. We'll all miss the friendly confines, the great karaoke, the Lotto option, and friendly staff. This closure means that the CMPL is now 100% 'big' tables - the Last Call had the last 'small', bar tables, in the league. It's hard to believe only a few years ago certain players were complaining about Down Lo's 'big tables' and the fairness (or un-fairness) of such. Now the bars are all the same again, just 'bigger'. The Rack Pack is still alive, though. The benevolent Stacy Schaefer has welcomed in those cold and homeless boys, given them a shot of Jager, introduced them to their other 5 brothers, and has given them a place to call home. [Sniff] The Last Call Rack Pack will now be (at least for the rest of this year) the Oasis Rack Pack. Their final 3 or 4 home games will be played on table 4 at the Oasis (the table by the other entrance/exit door). I'll change the online game schedule to reflect this, but the paper schedule will stay the same - just remind your teammates that Last Call = Oasis.
March 5th Results:
The Oasis O-Team won big versus the Tackle Box, 16-5. Aaron Smith, Brian V., and Mike Clarke each had 3-0 wins. Chuck and Mike won the beer frame, beating Joe and Cody 2-1.
The Playa's were the 'home team' versus the Down Lo Sickmen. No 3-0 games for either side - all the matches were 2-1. Except for the beer frame - it was 2-0 as Rusty and Larry beat Wheeze and Madsack. Final score: Playa's 12, Stickmen 9.
The aforementioned Oasis Rack Pack played their inaugural home game at the Oasis versus their new older step brothers, the Oasis Dragons. Like most big brothers do, the Dragons held their younger sibling down in a 14-7 chokehold victory. Micah, Aaron Smith, and Chaz each had 3-0 wins. Sid and Walt beat Gary and Rob in the beer frame, 2-1. Gary Charlesworth gets a gold star on his side of the score sheet as he won his match 3-0.
The Bulldogs were also in a home-vs-home battle as they took on the Bankers. It was 8-4 Bulldogs at the break thanks to Keith and Dennis's 3-0 wins. Ty and Ed held off Russ and Barney for the beer frame honors, winning 2-0. In the bottom-half, Banker Russ got 2/3's of his teams total with a 2-1 win, but Ty and Mario quickly erased that with 3-0 wins for each of them to close out the night. Final score: Bulldogs 15, Bankers 6.
Hot off the text thread, here's what happened in Durham last week. The Empire and Duffy's were tied 6-6 at the break as players traded 2-1 matches. Empire shooters Curt and Ed beat Prana and Steve 2-0 in the beer frame. Matt got 3 for the Empire, and Curt got 2 more to get their team to 11 points and the victory. But Kevin Kinnell wasn't done - he got 3 wins in the last frame to get his team back to a very close 11-10 loss.
Also just in is the results of the Damned/Eagles matchup. The Eagles won 12-9 thanks to league 3rd-year shooter James Skellenger's impressive 3-0 victory, and David Napier's big 3-0 win in the first half. Dave and James stayed hot in the beer frame getting a road win, beating Philo and Stephen W 2-0. Mike and Dylan each got 2-1 victories in the bottom half to round out the Eagle's win.
Sorry for all the delays in getting this stuff posted. Work has been a lot of work lately, and it's paying the bills.
Good luck to everyone this week, except for the Stickmen - they are on their bye week. Remember again - Last Call = Oasis on the schedule.