32 players participated across 2 events last night with the return of the Draft to the MN Monthly. Cameo appearances by Gillian M, Jansen, Bruce VanB, pool sharks John S and Doug M, and Mo's entourage (his friend, Chris and wife, Nazli).
Thanks to all for coming, especially our many travelers from up north (Duluth/Twin Ports, Grand Forks and the Iron Range all represented including Trapper's first appearance at the Monthly).
1st: Tristin H/Chris M
2nd: Potts/Stu S
3rd: Tony M/Wayne A
4th: Krink/Clif H
Skip S/Rick B
Brad S/John W
Kim K/Rob B
Steve M/Dave P
Nate O/Gene P
Jordan P/Mo A
Ben T/Nick ETrapper/Mike E
Tony S/Mike R
Wayne A (WI)/Roger L
Mostly restricting himself to Monthlies with a regular partnership with Wayne, Tony M made the most of his time on the table making it into the money and the loser bracket final. Potts and Stu became a dangerous last-minute addition to the bracket (as Potts finished his dishwasher install at home with just minutes to spare). However, even that high-power team couldn't keep Tristin and Chris from back-to-back wins with strong shooting and stellar defense. Congrats guys!
Draft Selection Results
1st pick: Nate O selected by Tristin H
2nd pick: Skip S selected by Rick B
3rd pick: John W selected by Mike R
4th pick: Krinkie selected by Dave P
5th pick: Ben T selected by Jordan P
6th pick: Steve M selected by Tony S
7th pick: Chris M selected by Tony M
8th pick: Justin F selected by Roger L
9th pick: Gene P selected by Rob B
10th pick: Kim K selected by Zachary
11th pick: Clif H selected by Nick E
12th pick: Mike E selected by Trapper
13th pick: Wayne A selected by Uday
UDA team: Jordan C and Anu
Nate O and Ben T were the top goalies selected with the 1st and 5th picks respectively, both paying off into the money (and facing off in a late night race-to-7 game for 3rd or better). After having to face off against him as a tough opponent in the bring, Mike R made a great 3rd overall pick with John W who helped him (through coaching and strong forward play) to a the King Seat.
Only a few players made the 'sentimental-yet-strategic' choice of drafting their bring partner (including Tony reuniting with his former common bring partner Chris M).
Draft Your Partner Tourney Results
1st: Skip/Rick B (DD)
2nd: John W/Mike R
3rd: Jordan P/Ben T
4th: Tristin H/Nate O
Tony M/Chris M
Gene P/Rob B
Roger L/Justin F
Steve M/Tony S
Clif H/Nick E
Uday/Wayne A (WI)
Rick and I came out swinging, winning the first set in 2 games. John and Mike immediately took back the moment by winning the first game of the second set. It had to come to this: a meat-nut 3rd game second set ball. Rick B had the crucial block and passed up to my 3. A walking rollover unintentionally cut-back for the win. Thanks to Rick for a having faith in my after a BYP slump, and great playing!
Congrats to Tristin, Chris and Rick on the victories and to all the placers for strong performances.
Thanks to Jimmy, Suzie and co for being great hosts and great food. Thanks to John, Tristin, Potts, Steve, Dave and everyone else that helped the brackets run smoothly. Thanks to Gillian for help with the Draft and the lovely bracket, and to all the players for showing up and making for a great event.
- Horizon -
Hope to see you at....
The Mpls Fall League - Tues 10/15 (kickoff at Morts)