October 7,  2017

RON AND MIKE THE TALK OF THE TOWNE!

 

 

 

 

This weekend the Colonial Quoit Club held its annual Doubles Tournament and we threw in the club picnic to boot. We had hoped for a nice cool autumn day but we got the summer muggies instead. Fortunately we had no precipitation and that was the most important factor as rain would have definitely put a wrinkle into our plans. We asked the players in the tournament to arrive by 11 am and to our amazement, most everyone was here on time. We got the matches going by 12 which was the intension and we were off and running. The 16 team field was divided into four pools and the top two from each pool would go on to the quarter finals.

POOL A                                                   POOL B

 

1)  Jim Goodwin & Tom Michaud 3-0

5) Nick Lukasewycz & Harry Hampton 3-0

2) Jeff Onyszczuk & Ed Lewandowski 2-1

6) Kirk Kreutzberg & Dan Scharnitz 1-2

3) Steve Mostrowski & Tony Mostrowski 1-2

7) Doug Large & Joe Somers 1-2

4) Lauren Hampton & Paula Levenduski 0-3

8) Ed Golding & Justin Worek 1-2

 

 

POOL C                                                POOL D

9)  Ron Towne & Mike Klidzia 3-0

13) Tony Immordino & Ant Immordino 3-0

10) Ray A. & Milt Whittaker 2-1

14) John Iorio & Scott Cirillo 2-1

11) Mark Prekop & Dan Powers 1-2

15) Scott Bain & Christa F. 1-2

12) Steve Struck & Joe Acton 1-2

16) Rick Levenduski & Dave Schwear 0-3

 

After the qualifying rounds were over, it seemed that the stronger teams moved on with the only upset coming in Pool B. Kirk and Dan moved on by way of tie-breaker with three teams finishing at 1-2. That left the final eight teams to play in the quarter final round. In game one Jim Goodwin and Tom Michaud ran roughshod over the underdogs Kirk and Dan winning 21-6 and securing a spot in the semis. After going 3-0 in pool play, Nick and Harry ran into a roadblock called Jeff and Eddie who easily won the match 21-4. In match three, Ron and Mike faced the team of John Iorio amd Scott Cirillo who played well early on losing their only match to Tony and Ant 22-20. However, it would be another blowout in the quarters as Ed and Jeff rolled to a 21-3 win. In the final game of the quarters, Tony and Anthony ran their undefeated number to 4-0 as they took down the visiting team of Ray and Milt 21-9. All four matches were blowouts I suppose you could say and the four remaining teams were stacked.

Quarter Finals

 

player

score

vs

player

score

1

Jim Goodwin & Tom Michaud

22

vs

Kirk Kreutzberg & Dan Scharnitz

6

2

Nick Lukasewycz & Harry Hampton

4

vs

Jeff Onyszczuk & Ed Lewandowski

21

3

Ron Towne & Mike Klidzia

21

vs

 John Iorio & Scott Cirillo

3

4

Tony Immordino & Ant Immordino

21

vs

Ray A. & Milt Whittaker

9

 

The semi-finals contained eight of the premier shooters in the area. It was anyone’s guess who would emerge from that scrum and into the finals. In the first match, Jim and Tommy couldn’t keep pace with Ron and Mike and they won the match 22-11. It’s a tough way to lose after going undefeated but the format is the format and you are one and done. In the second match of the semis, Jeff and Eddie upset the pre-tournament favorites Tony and Anthony 21-13. The swing point in that match was a top of a double ringer by Ed to swing the momentum and take a place in the final.

 

Semi-Finals

 

player

score

vs

player

score

1

Jim Goodwin & Tom Michaud

11

vs

Ron Towne & Mike Klidzia

22

2

Tony Immordino & Ant Immordino

13

vs

Jeff Onyszczuk & Ed Lewandowski

21

 

The finals pitted Ron and Mike, who haven’t lost a match yet, against Jeff and Eddie for the title. In match number one, Jeff and Eddie came out on fire and seemed to be well o0n their way winning easily 21-11. After a quick beer and a bit of regrouping, Ron and Mike battled back and won a hard fought decision 22-18 to force the tie-breaker. The comeback seemed to energize Mike and Ron and they rolled in the third match 22-11 and took the title. It would be Ron’s fifth CQC title with three different partners over the years and a spot as “Best Partner”. Jim and Tom won the third place match over Ant and Tony. Congrats to the winners and thanks to all that came and made the day a success.

As the players played, the picnic raged on alongside. We had our usual buffet and liquid refreshment that folks have come to expect. Our 2017 awards were given out as Anthony Immordino won MVP yet again and of course the 2017 CQC title. Lauren Hampton won the Sportsmanship award and Doug Large was the most-improved. There was of course an after-tournament that went on till about 6 with the team of Ed and Mike K. winning as Mike K. swept the day triumphing in both tournaments. I guess we’ll see everyone on December 31 at our annual New Year’s luck of the draw.

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