11/08/07 - 11/11/07 in Phoenix, Arizona
|1||Conrad Damon / Dave Hesselberth|
|2||John Kirkland / John Greensage|
|3||Harvey Brandt / Carlton Howard|
|3||Mark Horn / Chris Horn|
|5||Jon Freedman / John Schiller|
|6||Johan Josjo / Bill Wright|
|7||Cody Kirkland / Richard Paschal|
|1||Conrad Damon / Tita Ugalde|
|2||Harvey Brandt / Lori Daniels|
|3||Bethany Sanchez / John Schiller|
|4||Beth Verish / Bill Wright|
|5||Mark Horn / Susie Horn|
Tournament Level: D
We started off with Mixed Pairs DDC on Thursday, if you haven't played it you
are missing one of the best times. Conrad Damon and Tita Ugalde took the title
over defending champs Harvey Brandt and Lori Daniels. Brandt / Daniels had won
the pool game but couldn't overcome the consistent play by Damon / Ugalde in
the finals, 15-12, 15-12
3- Bethany Sanchez and John Schiller rode a second round surge to finish 3rd
4- Beth Verish and Bill Wright
5- Mark and Susie Horn
Queen of the Court took place while I was unable to fully watch and appreciate
the excellent play by 6 women. In addition to the 5 players from Mixed,
G Kirkland joined in the fun to round out the group. And after an unknown
number of combinations and games, I was told that these were the results:
1- G Kirkland
2- Beth Verish
3T- Tita Ugalde and Lori Daniels
5- Bethany Sanchez
6- Susie Horn
Friday saw the start of Open DDC, the Women deciding to play an extensive
Queen of the Court round robin. After 12 games of pool action for everyone it
looked like this-
1- Conrad Damon and Dave Hesselberth 12-0
2- Harvey Brandt and Carlton Howard 9-3
3- John Greensage and John Kirkland 8-4 (these guys had to forfeit their last
3 games due to injury)
4- Chris Horn and Mark Horn 4-8 (became a 4-6 record after the forfeit rules
5- Jon Freedman and John Schiller 5-7 (became a 4-6 record after the forfeit
rules and ended up losing the head to head tie-break)
6- Johan Josjo and Bill Wright 3-9 (yes, more Swedes keep coming for AZ)
7- Cody Kirkland and Richard Paschal 2-10 (the highlight show team)
Because of the forfeits, we had to use the oft misunderstood forfeit procedure
to determine placings. Horn / Horn benefited by becoming the fourth team in
the semis. Damon / Hesselberth chose to play the Horns and took them out in 2
straight games. The same result occurred with Greensage / Kirkland eliminating
Brandt / Howard. This set up a titanic struggle for the finals of DDC. With
Damon / Hesselberth ultimately prevailing over Greensage / J. Kirkland, I
believe the scores were something like this: 11-15, 17-15, 16-18, 15-10, 16-12.
Excellent DDC with perfect conditions.
Although the play seemed to go on forever, much of that was due to excessive
arguments and way too much time being wasted in between points and crossovers.
This will not happen in the future, party because the finals should not take
2.5 hours, the rules are written to prevent just such a thing, and we always
have some totally hot freestylers waiting to tear it up.
I'll only mention Golf briefly because a lot of players just blew it off and
played DDC or freestyle ALL day Saturday. Hmmm, nice idea.
But Chris Horn and Mark Horn, playing best shot doubles, hit birdies on their
first 15 straight holes. Then missed their last 3 IN A ROW!!!
But consider another team (of locals) - they missed their FIRST hole, then ran
off 17 straight birdies to finish with a -17. Doubles can be fun.
Freestyle has been addressed by Judy Robbin's report to the Jammers list. For
those who don't receive that, suffice it to say that there was such jamming
going on all weekend that the competition on Sunday was almost a breather from
all the frenetic action. Here are the final results:
1- Paul Kenny and Dave Schiller
2- Dave Lewis and Pat Marron
3- Jake Gauthier and Matt Gauthier
4- Larry Imperiale and Jonathon Willett and Bill Wright
5- Amy Schiller and Bethany Sanchez
6- Mike Galloupe and Steve Hays and Neil Toland
7T - Rico Schneider and Stuart Landsee
7T- Lori Daniels and Tita Ugalde
In the Women's freestyle:
Bethany Sanchez and Amy Schiller took 1st over Lori Daniels and Tita Ugalde.
There were only 2 Open teams that played more that one event together for the
Pairs Overall title (have to rethink the whole Pairs thing with that type of
situation). Chris Horn and Mark Horn took the Overall Pairs title over Jon
Freedman and John Schiller.
And lastly, I have no idea who might have won any Women's overall title. No
one played more than one event with the same partner, everyone played a
totally different mixture of events with all sorts of partners. I guess all
the Women were champions, just as it should be.
I'll take about 6 months to recover and figure out where AZ States goes from
here. Please send me ANY comments and suggestions. I mean that.
If AZ States happens for the 33rd time, it will be November 6-9, 2008, with
Mixed Pairs on Thursday, Open DDC on Friday, and all sorts of other things
Was a great time.
32nd Annual AZ State Overall
Mixed Pairs DDC