20 players participated across two events yesterday as some of our World's reps recover from last weekend; we had guest appearances by Brad A, Judd E, Gillian M, Josh N, and Wayne A. Thanks for the Duluth peeps for making the trip down!
Early BYP Results - 10 teams
1st: Skip/Rick B
2nd: William W III/Dave P
3rd: Steve M/Uday
Wayne A/Roger L
Tristin H/Zach S
John W/Jared W
Matt H/Nate O
Kim K/Mike E
Chris M/Anu P
The win-by-2 in the 3rd game revision led to some dramatic endings in the early bring. The final went to a deciding 7-7 point in the first set with Rick and I edging out our first victory as a bring team. However, the story of the early bring was the impressive run by Steve M and Uday. Two big upsets earned them a spot in the money (and Uday's first time placing), but even more impressive was the fight they showed in their three game match v. Bill and Dave (one game with 5 points coming from their 2-bar and 5-bar). Both teams made multiple switches to capitalize on match-ups. One of the boldest examples: with the ball on the 2-bar at 7-7, Bill took their time-out to bring his partner back there to goal....Dave capitalized scoring a tic-tac push kick up the middle for the win. It was a great match from both teams.
Late BYP - 9 teams
1st: Tristin H/Chris M (DD)
2nd: Skip/Nate O
3rd: John W/Ben T
William W III/Rick B
Kim K/Roger L
Zach S/Jared W
Wayne A (WI)/Dave P
Matt H/Mike E
I had a chance to sweep the evening behind Nate's great blocking and passing against Tristin and Chris to earn king seat. However Tristin and Chris came back in force, skunking us the first game and winning the first set in 2. We took the first game of the second set, but Chris' defense buckled down again in the third game (blocking me 6 of my first 7 attempts), and Tristin started to find some long pulls against Nate. Tristin capped it off with a rollover push-side for the win. Nice playing guys. Thanks to Nate for a good run and keeping me in it. I'll learn to shoot on Chris someday.
Thanks as always to Jimmy and Suzie for hosting, to Jared, Dave P, Chris, and anyone else that helped with the event, and to all the players for showing up and make the event a success!
Happy fall foosin'!
Upcoming Events/Dates on the Horizon:
Fall League: sign-ups are beginning this month,
Tues 9/24 and Tues 10/1 League Warm-up events at Jimmy's all are welcome
Sat 10/5 - Close sign-ups/team formation deadline
Tues 10/15 - 1st week of 6-week season.
Sat 10/5: October MN Monthly and the return of THE DRAFT (courtesy of guest co-TD Bill W).
Sat 11/2: Nov MN Cup BYP (follow-up formats TBD)
Sat 12/7: Minnesota Cup 2019!