AUGUST 18, 2018

A-O-KAY!

MIKE KLIDZIA WINS 2018 CQC CHAMPIONSHIP!

It seemed like a down year for Mike. His stats were a little lower than in years previous. He was always a sure bet to be in the top four and sitting out the wild card round. Last year he made it to the finals and lost to Anthony Immordino. This year he finished fifth and played an extra week. He made it out of the wild card round unscathed and into the final eight along with seven other worthy opponents. It was a stacked field and the favorite had to be Anthony Immordino, last year’s champ and high average this year.

Pool A

 

player

score

vs

player

score

1

Ant Immordino

23

vs

Harry Hampton

14

2

Mike Klidzia

21

vs

Ed Lewandowski

11

3

Ant Immordino

22

vs

Mike Klidzia

15

4

Harry Hampton

21

vs

Ed Lewandowski

16

5

Harry Hampton

19

vs

Mike Klidzia

21

6

Ed Lewandowski

22

vs

Ant Immordino

7

 

no

player

record

pts.

ringers

dubs

caps

1

Ant Immordino

2-1

52

18

2

3

2

Harry Hampton

1-2

54

13

1

6

3

Mike Klidzia

2-1

57

17

3

2

4

Ed Lewandowski

1-2

49

17

1

2

 

Pool B

 

player

score

vs

player

score

1

Tony Immordino

21

vs

Jimmy Goodwin

8

2

Tom Michaud

20

vs

Jeff Onyszczuk

23

3

Tony Immordino

23

vs

Tom Michaud

6

4

Jimmy Goodwin

21

vs

Tom Michaud

12

5

Jeff Onyszczuk

6

vs

Jimmy Goodwin

21

6

Jeff Onyszczuk

21

vs

Tony Immordino

8

 

no

player

record

pts.

ringers

dubs

caps

1

Tony Immordino

2-1

52

15

1

1

2

Jimmy Goodwin

2-1

50

14

2

2

3

Tom Michaud

0-3

38

7

0

2

4

Jeff Onyszczuk

2-1

50

10

0

1

 

In pool play, the games were generally close and no one went unbeaten. Pool A survivors were Anthony and Mike K. both with 2-1 records. Pool B had three players with 2-1 records. It would come down to tie-breaker protocol. Total points went to Tony so he was in. Jeff and Jimmy tied with 50 each so it went to total ringers and Jimmy edged out Jeff for the second seed.

The semi-finals had reigning champ Ant against his dad. These guys have probably played more games against each other than anyone else in Mercer County, but none were as important as these. In game one, Tony topped Ant three times and won by a score of 21-13. In the second game Ant came out with a double and a three-pack to take the early lead. Pop-Pop took away three more of the kid’s ringers and won easily 21-10 for his first spot in the finals. They are both great players, but you would have to consider this an upset.

In the other bracket Jimmy faced Mike K. and the ringers were flying. The match was close, but Jimmy did just enough to take the win 21-16. In the second match Mike took a workman-like approach pointing Jim to death. He turned the tables and won 21-16 to force game three. The third match saw the players close early, but Mike made the shots that he had to and punched his ticket to the final for the second year in a row.

Semi-Finals

1

Anthony Immordino-13

vs

Tony Immordino-21

2

Anthony Immordino-10

vs

Tony Immordino-22

 

1

Jimmy Goodwin-21

vs

Mike Klidzia-16

2

Jimmy Goodwin-16

vs

Mike Klidzia-21

2

Jimmy Goodwin-14

vs

Mike Klidzia-22

 

no

player

record

pts.

ringers

dubs

caps

1

Anthony Immordino

0-2

23

7

1

1

2

Tony Immordino

2-0

43

11

1

6

3

Jim Goodwin

1-2

51

14

2

3

4

Mike Klidzia

2-1

59

8

1

2

In the finals, both players had two double ringers and the match was close. Tony kept stabbing the front of the hub making things difficult for Mike and stealing point after point. The final score was 21-15 and Tony was a game away from the title. It seemed like it would be Tony’s night but Mike would have something to say about that. Game two was all Mike as he tossed six ringers and won easily 21-7. One more game for all the marbles. Mike decided that he was not going to settle for second best again this year. He tossed eight ringers and had an early commanding lead. Tony would not go quietly as he fought back to make it a game. In the end it was too little too late as Mike sealed the deal with a 21-14 victory.

Finals-Best of Three

1

Tony Immordino-21

vs

Mike Klidzia-15

2

Tony Immordino-7

vs

Mike Klidzia-21

3

Tony Immordino-14

vs

Mike Klidzia-22

 

 

no

player

record

pts.

ringers

dubs

caps

1

Mike Klidzia

2-1

58

19

4

1

2

Tony Immordino

1-2

42

7

2

1

 

Congratulations to this year’s champ Mike Klidzia as he won for the second time putting him in rare company of multiple winners. It was a good year even though we are down to a smaller group. Smaller, but solid throughout. We will see what next year brings and we hope for more seasons of fun and high-quality play. Our picnic and doubles tournament will be held on Saturday October 13 at 12 noon. Stay tuned for the flyer with all of the details.

 

 

THE 2018 COLONIAL QUOIT CLUB

ANNUAL DOUBLES TOURNAMENT AND CLUB PICNIC

SATURDAY OCTOBER 13 >11:00 A.M.

RAIN DATE OCTOBER 14

16 TEAM MAX> POOL PLAY FORMAT

PROJECTED PRIZES >1ST $300    2ND $150    3RD $75 (based on 16 teams)

$75.00 PER TEAM

Includes entry, three games minimum, exclusive CQC food buffet, liquid refreshment, Music, 2018 CQC Awards presentation and a limited- edition commemorative t-shirt. Must receive entry fee in advance to retain a spot.