September 1,  2017

 

WILD NIGHT AT THE CQC

 

 

The sharks are prowling the waters at the CQC and no one is safe. The feeding frenzy that is the CQC playoffs has officially begun. This past Friday we played the Wild Card portion of our playoffs to determine the four players that will join the top four in the semi-finals next Friday .In years past, we had the players that did not qualify for the playoffs, battle for the 11 and 12 seeds in, what was called, our best of the rest. This year there was no need for that as our limited numbers and player availability made that a moot point. Jeff Onyszczuk and Lauren Hampton took those positions. Our wild card slate was complete and, in what had been a one and done format, players voted to make it a best of three and so it was done.

WILD CARD SLATE

seed

name

 

seed

name

 

5

Doug Large

 

12

Lauren Hampton

 

6

Harry Hampton

 

11

Jeff Onyszczuk

 

7

Joey Somers

 

10

Jordan Jones

 

8

Nick Lukasewycz

 

9

Tommy Michaud

 

  

In the first matchup that pitted Joey Somers vs Jordan Jones, the ringers were flying fast and furious. Jordan was in another dimension early on, as he built a seemingly insurmountable lead. Joe was right there, but couldn’t get anything to stay and Jordan lead something like 17-6 give or take. That’s when instinct took over and Joe began to turn it around getting that first quoit in position and keeping Jordan at bay. I think it was 20-14 Jordan when Joey made his final assault and came through with an improbable 22-20 victory over a stunned Jordan Jones. “I Dunno, I dunno…I had it!” Jordan kept muttering, and something about a meat grinder. A total of 16 ringers in that game made it fun to watch for the fans that crowded the back yard, all four of them. In game two it was much of the same but Jordan prevailed and breathed a sigh of relief winning the equalizer 21-19. “Yeah, that’s right, I’m back.” That set the table for another slug fest with both players playing well. Close all the way, it came down to a shot or two at the end and the youngster pulled out the win 21-18. What a way to open the playoffs.

In the second matchup, Harry Hampton took on Jeff Onyszczuk. The first game was taken by Jeff 22-14 and the second was taken by Harry with the identical score. That set up the rubber match, but it was all Jeff as he ran the table with seven ringers including a couple of doubles 21-0.

In the third matchup Doug Large took on Lauren Hampton, and in match one, Doug tossed six ringers and won easily 21-9. In the second match, Lauren showed why she is one of the best female players in the area as she tossed five ringers to make it close. However, Doug was up for the challenge and won the match 21-12.

In the final matchup, Tommy Michaud took on Nick Lukasewycz. In match number one, the home team looked like it was left in the starting blocks as Tommy tossed five ringers and ran away from Nick winning 21-4. After a bit of soul searching and another beer, Nick came to life and began finding the hub. First quoit was a premium and Nick tossed 7 ringers and returned the favor winning 21-5. That set up the rubber match and it did not go as the other two did. It was close all the way through, until a double and a three by Nick put him in front 17-14. Tommy seemed to top almost every ringer that Nick threw and that is what kept him in the game. Nick had 11 ringers but only six counted. Tommy came back with a double and that made it 18-17. Nick continued to put quoits around the hub and Tommy kept topping them winning the match 21-18. In all, Tommy had 15 ringers and Nick had 14 that counted. That’s how close it was.

It’s all about topping ringers here at Colonial. In the last match Tommy topped five ringers and Nick did not top any of Tommy’s. That is a big swing both statistically and mentally. Sucks when somebody keeps taking points away and you are playing well. That’s what makes this club special. We have the goods and the players are just that. Good! Anybody can throw a ringer but not everyone can take them away consistently. That’s what separates the men from the boys and the contenders from the pretenders. Hope to see a great finals next week and a few more folks watching. Here are the Pools for next week’s games.

SEMI-FINAL POOLS

Pool A

 

player

score

vs

player

score

1

Ant Immordino

 

vs

Tony Immordino

 

2

Doug Large

 

vs

Jeff Onyszczuk

 

3

Ant Immordino

 

vs

Doug Large

 

4

Tony Immodino

 

vs

Jeff Onyszczuk

 

5

Doug Large

 

vs

Tony Immordino

 

6

Ant Immordino

 

vs

Jeff Onyszczuk

 

 

 

Pool B

 

player

score

vs

player

score

1

Jimmy Goodwin

 

vs

Mike Klidzia

 

2

Tom Michaud

 

vs

Jordan Jones

 

3

Jimmy Goodwin

 

vs

Tom Michaud

 

4

Mike Klidzia

 

vs

Jordan Jones

 

5

Tom Michaud

 

vs

Mike Klidzia

 

6

Jimmy Goodwin

 

vs

Jordan Jones

 

 

 

statswildcard
Player Win Loss Single Points Ringers Doubles Caps Total Points Average
Doug L. 2 0 20 11 1 3 42 21.00
Jordan J. 2 1 20 21 3 3 62 20.67
Joey S. 1 2 23 18 2 2 59 19.67
Jeff O. 2 1 25 16 2 0 57 19.00
Tom M. 2 1 18 15 1 7 48 16.00
Nick L. 1 2 16 14 2 0 44 14.67
Harry H. 1 2 18 9 0 2 36 12.00
Lauren H. 0 2 7 8 1 1 23 11.50

  

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