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Manic Mondays Summer 2013   August 13, 2013 at 2:52am

The End of the Beginning

Well . . . 10 weeks have passed and we have ended the beginning of this league. This is just like any other league or sporting event that has qualifying and a bracket placement based on how you qualified.



Basically . .. everyone played 10 hard weeks to fight for points which determine who you play in the Match Play. These points determine where you are placed in your division. The only difference between this league and any other event is that you needed to play 6 weeks (minimum) to qualify for the Match Play Portion of this league. Since noone qualified by playing 6 weeks that didn't have enough points earned and only 2 persons (that didn't qualify) had more points than those who did qualify . . . my 6 week minimum criteria did it's job by keeping those out of the match play that perhaps played better than their individual point totals (those inappropriately placed in a specific division). . . but it also means that those who played a minimum of 6 weeks in the league . . . also made the finals (which I whole-heartedly intended). This goes two ways . . . those loyal league attendees make the match play . .. while those who seem to be placed in the wrong division . . . do not make the match play portion. I expect those people to move up a division and challenge for the division in the upcoming season.



Weekly Recap:



Open Division:

Scott Slauson played a practice round with Greg Klein before league tonight because he happened to be earlier than he expected. In that practice round he shot (-17) A PERSONAL BEST BY 2 THROWS! Well, that was not all he had in store for VV tonight. . . he bettered his personal best during the league round also . . . meaning he shot the "Elusive (-18)". I also heard (because I was in the group behind his group) how he smashed chains on #14 with a lazer beam but it did not stick. In case you had not noticed . . . #14 is one of the baskets needing repair and it has for about 1 year. There is no outer ring on the chains so a hard shot is more proned to kicking out. I will be putting that ring on my immediate To Do List because I hate to think I cost someone such an incredible round. No matter how you look at it Scott had what can be considered a "Perfect Round" tonight. He is a great guy, a good friend, and one heck of a player as he showed tonight, I know Terry Miller and Kyle Dolezar have claims at (-18) in the past and I heard a rumor of Mike Kobach shooting a (-19) before with a perfect round with an ACE but this at the very least equals the best round I have personally experienced at VV.



Outside of Scott's achievements tonight . . .there was a 3 way tie with (-12) between Brad Weber, Dave Olson, and last weeks newcomer Derek Radtke. I took the last of the cash with my round of (-11).



Open Division Playoffs:

Quarterfinals:

The match play bracket will play out like this:

Match #1 = Seed #1 Scott Slauson will play Seed #8 Dustin Skorupinski

Match #2 = Seed #2 Brad Weber will play Seed #7 Robert Bawden

Match #3 = Seed #3 TJ Webber will play Seed #6 Dave Olson

Match #4 = Seed #4 Joel Kamoske will play Seed #5 Mike Harrington



Semifinals:

Match #5 = The Winner of Match #1 will play the winner of Match #4

Match #6 = The Winner of Match #2 will play the winner of Match #3



Finals:

The Winner of Match #5 will play the Winner of Match #6 for 1st and 2nd place.



Consolation:

The Loser of Match #5 will play the Loser of Match #6 for 3rd and 4th place.



Intermediate Division:

Tonight the Intermediate division was a little more tame than previous nights.The hot round on the night was Tim Jensen (who has only played the course a handful of times has shot the hot round on either night). Tim shot (-9) tonight to beat the field by 2 while last week he tied for the divisional win with Chris Daskam but won in the playoff.



Behind Tim . . . there was a three way tie for 2nd with (-7) between Pat Brah, Chris Daskam, and Dan Bertzyk . . .and a 3 way tie for 5th at (-6) between Greg Klein, Jared Jacobson, and Shaun Kirchner The match play format could have played out so differently if any one of these league attendees play particularly well or poorly. As it was . .. these gentleman pretty much held their ground.



Intermediate Division:



Quarterfinals:

The match play bracket will play out like this:

Match #1 = Seed #1 Pat Brah will play Seed #8 Joe B.

Match #2 = Seed #2 Greg Klein will play Seed #7 Dan B.

Match #3 = Seed #3 Jared Jacobson will play Seed #6 Aaron Zittnan

Match #4 = Seed #4 Chris Daskam will play Seed #5 Shaun Kirchner



Semifinals:

Match #5 = The Winner of Match #1 will play the winner of Match #4

Match #6 = The Winner of Match #2 will play the winner of Match #3



Finals:

The Winner of Match #5 will play the Winner of Match #6 for 1st and 2nd place.



Consolation:

The Loser of Match #5 will play the Loser of Match #6 for 3rd and 4th place.



Recreational Division:



In the Recreational Division we saw that the leader didn't lose positioning despite being injured with a work-related back injury. Greg Weber did not play the last two weeks of league because he was injured . . but also resting up for the match play. He was confident he would not get passed in the overall standings and he was correct since the standings did not change despite outside interference. .Semifinals:

The match play bracket will play out like this:

Match #1 = Seed #1 Greg Weber will play Seed #4 Disc Dog

Match #2 = Seed #2 Nick WIlliams will play Seed #3 Mark Olver



Finals:

The Winner of Match #1 will play the Winner of Match #2 for 1st and 2nd place.



Consolation:

The Loser of Match #1 will play the Loser of Match #2 for 3rd and 4th place



There will be no playoffs for the Women's or Junior Division . . .but Ethan is eligible for a small trophy and Cassandra has won herself some Funny Money for being the highest point getter. One day I hope to have a consistent women's turnout despite the fact that women have shied away from league in the past.

Mike Harrington   August 13, 2013 at 3:01am

Cost for each round of Match Play will be $6 (or $7) because $4 will go to payout (YOU WIN YOUR MATCH YOU TAKE HE MONEY), $1 to the course funds, $1 to divisional trophies and prizes, and $1 goes to the Optional Ace Pool.