Newsletter Volume 16 Issue 16
Newsletter Volume 16 Issue 16
Week 16 of League 27 – Winter 2022:
This is the final week of league play with out final position before next weeks payout party and 9 ball tournament. Walter continues to lead the pack with a 4 point lead over 2nd place and a 7 point lead over 3rd. Good luck to all in this final week of play. It has been a pretty successful season. Thanks to all who participated.
Table 1: Linda Kujat & Todd Cook vs Tony Parpart & Keith Nickel:
Tony and Keith opened the 8 Ball Set with the opening win with some very nice shooting by both players. It was Todd and Linda’s turn to get on the score sheet and with some good safety play by Linda and nice shooting by Todd, they put together back to back wins to take a one game lead. Keith and Tony nailed down the win in game four but then it was all Linda and Todd. They played well and again, and put together back to back wins in games 5 & 6 to take the set with a 4-2 advantage in the match. It was a different story in the 9 Ball Set as Tony and Keith jumped out quickly, with some very position play to continue nice runs. They nailed down wins in games 1, 2 and 3 to take a one point lead in the match. Todd and Linda interrupted the three game run as they finished off game 4 with very nice shooting. Keith continued to shoot well and with Tony’s help they posted the win in game 5. Linda and Todd finished off the set posting the final win and this match all of a sudden was tied up at 6 games each. Todd and Linda notched game one to start the 10 Ball Set with some very nice shot making. Tony and Keith matched their opponents in game 2 to keep things all even. It seemed like the momentum shifted back to Linda and Todd as they nailed a win in game 3, and then Todd made the 5-10 combo in game 4. Linda and Todd finished off game 5, which assured them of the match win with a 4-1 lead in the set. Keith and Tony took game 6 and the set ended with a 4-2 set win by Todd and Linda. It was a very even and competitive match with all four players contributing throughout the match. Good job by all.
Linda Kujat & Todd Cook (10) – Tony Parpart & Keith Nickel (8)
Table 2: Ray Ressler & Matt Ressler vs Kathy Wnuk & John Killett:
This match didn’t go very well at the start for Kathy and John. Several mistakes cost them dearly in the 8 Ball Set. Matt and Ray got several gifts from both John and Kathy with missed shots. They took game 1 and then it just continued to take advantage of the opportunities that the opponents gave them. They breezed through the next 5 games to give them a substantial lead after the first set, with a 6-0 win. The tide continued to stay with Ray and Matt in the 9 Ball Set, as they opened with a win in game 1. With a little luck, Matt found a 7-9 combo win in game 2 and then followed up with another combo in game 3. This was a 1-9 to shorten the game rather quickly. This gave Matt and Ray 9 straight games in a row to take a huge lead in the match. Then, with Ray and Matt missing some good shot opportunities to continue winning, the momentum shifted back to the opponents. With some very nice shooting and great safety play by both Kathy and John, they crawled back into the set. They nailed games 4, 5 & 6 to even up the set at 3 games each. John and Kathy got the opening game of the 10 Ball Set, making it four straight wins to cut into the opponents lead. Matt and Ray got into the set taking game 2 and then continued to find ways to win as they nailed the 3rd and 4th game as well. Kathy and John got one more game in the set, with some key shot making and excellent safety play they notched game 5. Ray and Matt finished off the set with a win and a 4-2 set win. It was a very good try by John and Kathy. Nice shooting by Matt and Ray.
Ray Ressler & Matt Ressler (13) – Kathy Wnuk & John Killett (5)
Table 3: Walter Wnuk & Scott Kroll vs Tracey Krol(absent) & George Sharbo:
With Tracey absent, George had the luxury of being able to shoot twice in every game, and it help him to take the match against the leader of the league. George opened the 8 Ball Set, with some good shooting and taking advantage of missed shots by the opponents to win games 1 & 2. Scott and Walter answered with some good safety play to hold off George in games 3 and 4 to square up the match. It’s tough to give a good shooter two chances at the table, it gives them quite the advantage. George took full advantage and capitalized on each chance he had and with nice shooting finished off the set with back-to-back wins for the the second time in the set. He takes the first set 4-2. Walter got he and Scott off on the winning track to begin the 9 Ball Set, with a 3-9 combination shot for a game 1 winner. Then it was George putting down the throttle, nailing game after game. What Scott and Walter didn’t finish, George did, to the tune of four straight wins to again assure himself of the set win. Walter and Scott finished off the set with some nice shooting and fall behind in the match by 4-points, heading into the 10 Ball Set. George continued to shoot well and placed in some well needed safeties to continue to hold off two good shooters in the set. George takes game one. Walter still shooting well, nailed down the win in game 2 to even up the set. Again, with two shots each rack, George was able to post wins in games 3 and 4 to take a 1-game lead. Scott and Walter put a couple nice runs together, held off George and put the final two games on their side of the score sheet. Walter finished off the set with a 5-10 combo and this set was finished all square. It was a tough match for Walter and Scott as they lose the match by four points. Still it was some nice shooting by all.
George Sharbo (11) – Walter Wnuk & Scott Kroll (7)
Table 4: Janet Nihls (absent) & Eddie McKinley vs Alvin Kelley & Jake Ressler: Eddie struck first in the 8 Ball Set with some nice shot making and taking advantage of some missed shots by his opponents and the ability to shoot twice in each game. Kelley and Jake came roaring back, with great shooting and some pivotal safety play, they nailed game winners in the games 2, 3 and 4, which meant that they were in control of the set. Eddie interrupted the opponents three games in a row as he put together a nice run and put the win in the column in game 5. Jake and Kelley take game 6 and win the first set with a two game advantage. The 9 Ball Set could have favored the lone player, Eddie, but Kelley and Jake jumped out to a two game lead in the set as Kelley continues to show why he is one of the top shooters in the league. This gave Jake and Kelley a three game run before Eddie nailed down the winner in game 3. With some very nice shot making by both Kelley and Jake, game 4 went into the win slot on their side of the sheet. Eddie nailed a 2-9 combo to close out game 5 very quickly, but again, even with two shots, it was hard to hold down a good shooting team. Jake and Kelley nail the final game winner to take another set with a 4-2 win. Kelley and Jake again continued to shoot well, taking advantage of every chance they had to win. With nice safeties and precision shooting, Jake and Kelley again took the first two games of the 10 Ball Set. All of a sudden, Eddie got into the combo mode and found a 2-10 shot in game 3. He made quick work in game 4 as well as he nailed down a 3-10 game winner. The momentum had shifted at this point, and Eddie continued to find opening by the opponent’s that let him continue to win games. He posted the win in game 5, and closed out the final game of the set with a nice run and take the final set with a 4-2 win. Eddie shoot well, but falls 2-points short of winning the match, as Kelley and Jake get the match win. It was a good effort and try by Eddie, with some very nice shooting by Kelley and Jake.
Alvin Kelley & Jake Ressler (10) – Eddie McKinley (8)