Virginia States

04/07/06 in Fredericksburg, VA


OPEN Division

Place Team
1Harvey Brandt / Mark Horn
2Dave Hesselberth / Carlton Howard
3Jon Cohn / Scott Zimmerman
4Randy Lahm / Dave Taylor
5Randy Aiu / Dan Berman
6Stewart Hubbs / Jeff Woessner
7Rick Sader / Dan Yarnell
8Don Wallace / Jack Stanton
9Chris DePaola / Mark Ide
10Jack Cooksey / Wayne Biever
11Joey Cohn / Tim Cohn
12Richard Paschal / Drew Preiss
13John Elsner / Andy Lemann
14Rob Knapik / Bill Wright
15Dave Bolyard / Brad Wendt
16Tom Coffin / Jim Gaarder
17Lori Daniels / Jenn Griffin
17Eric Olsen / Eric Wootten
17Dave Griffin / Jan Soerensen
17Bob Cooksey / Rich Swyers
21Terry Frank / Kristine Spekkens
21Merrill Detweiler / Dave Starry
21Phil Cappa / Dale Crawford
21Bryan Steffen / Ron Turner
25Lincoln Morgan / John Bradway
25Kevin Ide / Eric Erf
25Tony Ellis / Mike Moser
25Glen Todd / Leo Rohr
29Ray Veltri / Mike Trapasso
29Ryan Olsen / Dave Steger

WOMEN Division

Place Team
1Lori Daniels / Jenn Griffin
2Terry Frank / Kristine Spekkens
3Susie Horn / Bethany Sanchez

Tournament Level: B

Thanks to Harvey Brandt for the results.


 
 Sorry it has taken my so long to get out my report. Been having a  
 hard time making those frost bitten fingers work again. And at my  
 advanced age, I am still trying to recall whether it really was every  
 other throw that went out of the court because of the wind or if it  
 was only every third throw. At least the ones I threw.
 
 If you missed it, you missed a great one. 30 teams showed up for the  
 VA States DDC event. Mostly because this year DDC was part of the  
 overall scoring for the first time. Here's hoping that it continues  
 to be part of the overall. It certainly draws the crowd eager for  
 points. Given that there were only 30 overall points available, the  
 first 15 teams were the only ones receiving.
 
 Pools shaped up like this, with the team name first, original pool  
 seed next, then actual pool finish with pool record:
 
 Pool A
 Harvey Brandt / Mark Horn		1	1	6-0
 Rick Sader / Dan Yarnell		5	2	4-2
 Richard Paschal / Drew Preiss		3	3	4-2
 John Elsner / Andy Lemann		2	4	3-3
 Lori Daniels / Jenn Griffin		6	5	2-4
 Bryan Steffen / Ronnie Turner		4	6	2-4
 Lincoln Morgan / John Bradway	7	7	0-6
 
 Some upsets here and tie breakers needed. Sader / Yarnell cam out of  
 freestyle life to seed bust and win the head to head tie break.
 
 Pool B	
 Dave Hesselberth / Carlton Howard	1	1	6-0
 Donny Wallace / Jack Stanton		2	2	4-2
 Chris DePaola / Mark Ide		5	3	3-3
 Tom Coffin / Jim Gaarder		6	4	3-3
 Eric Olsen / Eric Wooten		3	5	3-3
 Phil Cappa / Dale Crawford		4	6	3-3
 Kevin Ide / Eric Erf			7	7	0-6
 
 Major upsets and tie breaks. Olsen / Wooten lost a close game that  
 would have put them into second place in the pool.
 
 Pool C
 Stu Hubbs / Jeff Woessner		2	1	7-0
 Jon Cohn / Scott Zimmerman		1	2	6-1
 Jack Cooksey / Wayne Biever		3	3	5-2
 Joey Cohn / Tim Cohn			4	4	3-4
 Dave Griffin / Jan Soerensen		5	5	3-4
 Merrill Detweiler / Dave Starry		7	6	2-5
 Tony Ellis / Mike Moser			6	7	2-5
 Ryan Olsen / Dave Steger		8	8	1-6
 
 Almost the most regular of the initial pools.
 
 Pool D
 Randy Lahm / Dave Taylor		1	1	7-0
 Randy Aiu / Dan Berman			3	2	6-1
 Rob Knapik / Bill Wright		2	3	5-2
 Dave Bolyard / Brad Wendt		4	4	4-3
 Bob Cooksey / Rick Swyers		5	5	3-4
 Terry Frank / Kristine Spekkens		6	6 	2-5
 Glen Todd / Leo Rohr			7	7	1-6
 Yeltri / Mike Trapasso			8	8	0-7
 
 The most regular of the pools
 
 Top two teams from the pools went to the A Semi, second two teams  
 went to the B Semi and because there were no overall points to be  
 gotten most of the rest of the teams opted to not play in the C semi  
 and practice for their golf in the overall. The three (3!!!!!)  
 Women's teams got together and played an all Women's round.
 
 Women's results:
 1-	Lori Daniels / Jenn Griffin (who became the 6 time Women's Overall  
 winner)
 2-	Terry Frank / Kristine Spekkens (who also won MTA!!)
 3-	Susie Horn / Bethany Sanchez
 
 Open Semis:
 
 B Semi, coming out of nowhere, DePaola and Ide seed busted the B semi  
 field to take 9th place in DDC, here are the full results, final  
 place, team name, and record:
 
 9- Chris DePaola / Mark Ide		7-0
 10- Jack Cooksey / Wayne Biever		6-1
 11- Joey Cohn / Tim Cohn		4-3	(won head to head 15-13)
 12- Richard Paschal / Jeff Woessner	4-3
 13- John Elsner / Andy Lemann		3-4	(won head to head 15-11)
 14- Rob Knapik / Bill Wright		3-4
 15- Dave Bolyard / Brad Wendt		2-5
 16-Tom Coffin / Jim Gaarder		0-7
 
 A Semi, plenty of very tight games and exciting action to determine  
 the top two teams for the finals. Heavy wind made getting it in the  
 court the primary task.
 
 1- Brandt / Horn			6-0 (did not play last pool game due to time  
 considerations)
 1- Hesselberth / Howard			6-0
 3- Jon Cohn / Scott Zimmerman		5-2 (yes, THAT Scott Zimmerman)
 4- Randy Lahm / Dave Taylor		4-3
 5- Randy Aiu / Dan Berman		2-5	(won head to head 15-8)
 6- Stu Hubbs / Jeff Woessner		2-5
 7- Rick Sader / Dan Yarnell		1-6	(won head to head, 16-13)
 8- Don Wallace / Jack Stanton		1-6
 
 So on to the finals, in gusty conditions, but pleasant temperatures.
 Brandt / Horn held a thin lead all the way to the end of the first  
 game to take it 15-11. The second game saw Hesselberth / Howard do  
 nothing wrong and trash them 15-7. The final game saw both teams stay  
 tight to the end with Brandt / Horn taking the last few points in a  
 row to win 15-11.
 Again, some tough conditions but lots of teams and a wonderful event.
 Dave Taylor once again put out a great field, 14 courts worth of 
 action.
 Randy Lahm had VA DDC discs made for the event that were great  
 looking and played great as well. Thanks to everyone for showing,  
 let's do it again next year. Friday, April 13th, 2007
 
 your humble reporter, H