Newsletter Volume 16 Issue 14
Newsletter Volume 16 Issue 14
Week 14 of League 27 – Winter 2022:
With (3) weeks of competition remaining, Walter has increased his lead over Ray by 10 points. Ray has moved up a spot into 2nd, and Kelley drops to third, 2 points out of second, 12 points behind Walter. This is going to be a wild finish, based on who shows up to play. The top (5) players are all within striking distance, based on how they finish in the next few weeks. The Position Round will definitely impact the finish of the winter 2022 session. Good luck to all!!
Table 1: Alvin Kelley & Tony Parpart vs Walter Wnuk & George Sharbo :
This was the ‘Match of the Night’ with some very nice pool playing by four very proficient pool players. Three of the four players are sitting at the the top of the leader board. It was George and Walter nailing down the opening win to start the 8 Ball Set. With some very nice shooting and position play, Tony and Kelley put together two nice games, taking games 2 & 3. Walter and George wasted very little time getting back into the set as they too notched back to back games in 4 & 5, to take a 3 to 2 lead in the set. Kelley and Tony put it together in the last game of the set to even things up at 3 games each as they headed into the 9 Ball Set. George and Walter continued to find enough shots to post wins in the first two games of the set. Tony and Kelley again played some very steady pool and took advantage of the opportunities that the opponents gave them. They put together two very nice shot making and position play to take games 3 & 4. This again put the teams all even. Game 5 turned out to be a very quick game as Walter nailed a 1-9 combination to give them a game lead in the set. George and Walter took the final game as well to take 2 point lead in the match. Walter and George continued to take advantage of the missed shots by their opponents and continued to make them pay. They took game 1 in the 10 Ball Set, and Walter again found a combination opportunity in game 2, nailing a 1-10 shot for a quick win in game 2, making it four straight wins from the end of the previous set. Game 3 in the set was almost as quick as game 2 as Walter again found an enticing combination. This time it was a 2-10 for the fifth straight win in a row. This assured them of the win in the match. Kelley and Tony finally got on the score sheet in the set as they put together some nice shots and position play to post a win in game 4. The final two games were split, George and Walter winning game 5 and Kelley and Tony closing out the last game of the set. It was a very good and competitive match by all four players.
Walter Wnuk & George Sharbo (11) – Alvin Kelley & Tony Parpart (7)
Table 2: Eddie McKinley (absent) & Ray Ressler vs Linda Kujat & Janet Nihls:
Eddie was out of town for a softball tournament was unable to make league night, so Ray had to go it alone. Poor Ray, yeah right!! If nothing else, this was a family affair as Ray was playing against his two daughters. Ray got started in the 8 Ball Set notching the first game. The ladies made too many mistakes early that continued to help Ray win games. There were several of the games that went down to the wire as the girls were able to clear their balls off the table only to give Ray more of a chance to pocket the eight ball especially since he was getting two shots. Ray continued to get the breaks and chances to close out games. He breezed through the set taking all six games to get a commanding lead in the match. Ray got out first in the 9 Ball Set taking game one making it seven straight games. Linda and Janet put together some very nice shots and some great safety play to keep Ray off the table long enough for them to take game 2. With Ray getting two shots, they did well to hold him off with some very nice safeties. The teams then split the next two games to keep the set even. Ray found a 4-9 combo in game 5 and the momentum continued for him as he closed out the set taking game 6. Ray again got out in front in the 10 Ball Set taking the first game. Janet and Linda continued to open things up making it pretty easy for Ray to put wins on the score sheet. He took game 2 and then he called a 5-10 combo shot, that somehow found its way into a pocket for the win. He took game 4 and then jump on a 1-10 combo to take game 5. Linda and Janet finished off the set with some very nice shooting and shot making to take game 6. It was a valiant effort by both ladies, playing against a accomplished player who got double the chances to win games with his partner not there.
Ray Ressler (15) – Linda Kujat & Janet Nihls (3)
Table 3: Scott Kroll & John Killett vs Todd Cook & Jake Ressler:
This turned out to be a pretty even match with all four players shooting decent throughout he match. Todd and Jake put together a very nice game to start the 8 Ball Set with some pivotal shots and some key safeties to keep the opponents from mounting any kind of charge in the game. John and Scott were shooting pretty well and put together back-to-back wins in game 2 and 3 with some very nice shot making. They kept the opponents a bit off balances with some great safety play. The teams split the final two games as the set ended in a tie, 3-3. Jake and Todd got a quick start in the 9 Ball Set as they put together two good games. Very nice shooting and enough safety play to keep the opponents from getting into any kind of shooting rhythm. Scott and John interrupted their opponents in game 3, with some very fine shooting and position play. That would be all they would get as Todd and Jake put the hammer down winning the next three games. They took game 4, then Jake nailed a 2-9 combination in game 5, and he and Todd closed out the set taking game 6. This gave them a 8 to 4 lead in the match. It looked like Jake and Todd would continue to roll, as they opened up the 10 Ball Set posting the first game win, giving them four straight game wins. John and Scott stopped the run of 4 with some key shot making in game 2. Scott got hot with combo’s in the set, making a 3-10 in game 3. After dropping game 4 to Todd and Jake, Scott nailed a 8-10 combo to take game 5. John and Scott finished off the set taking the final game to make it a close match. The take the set 4-2, but lose the match by 2 points. All in all it was a very even and competitive match. Good shooting by all.
Todd Cook & Jacob Ressler (10) – Scott Kroll & John Killett (8).
Table 4: Matt Ressler & Keith Nickel vs Kathy Wnuk & Tracey Krol:
I expected this match to be a bit closer than it turned out. Matt and Keith took advantage of every miss made by their opponents as they put wins on the score sheet in the first three games of the 8 Ball Set. Good shooting, some safety play and opponents misses setting up good starting shots made the difference for Keith and Matt. Tracey and Kathy stopped the run at three as they nailed down a winner in game 4. That was a short win run for Kathy and Tracey as Matt and Keith finished off the set with back-to-back wins in games 5 & 6, taking the set with a 5-1 advantage in the match. Kathy got her team off to a good start in the 9 Ball Set nailing a 8-9 combo to close out the first game. Keith answered for his team as he nailed a 4-9 combo to win game 2. The next three games were split. Tracey and Kathy taking game 3 with some nice shooting. Matt and Keith responded by taking game 4. After Kathy and Tracey answered with some nice shot making and notched a win in game 5. Matt made quick work in the final game as he notched a 2-9 combo to end the set and the teams finished with a 3-3 tie. Keith seemed to pick up his game this week, and he and Matt put together wins in the first two games to start the 10 Ball Set. Kathy made a combo in game 3 using the 6-9 to drop the ten ball in. It all Matt and Keith from that point on. Too many misses by Kathy and Tracey kept the door open for Keith and Matt. And they took full advantage of each miss by their opponents. They posted wins in the final three games, making it a 5-1 set win. It was a very good effort and try by Tracey and Kathy. Good shooting by Keith and Matt.
Matt Ressler & Keith Nickel (13) – Kathy Wnuk & Tracey Krol (5)