28 July, 2016

RESULTS - 27 July Squash SMASH Tourney

We have a new 4.0 player: Andrew Mellon!

Andrew M. won last night's Squash SMASH Tourney playing as a 3.5. Here's the full run down:

1. Andrew M. (3.5) - $72
2. Saim K. (4.5) - $33
3. Mario de M. (4.0) - $15

All in all we had 8 players last night, started at 6:45 and ended right around 8:30. Special thanks to our new, first time players: Ramunas J. (2.5), Rehan S. (4.0), Chris M. (3.5), and Saim K. (4.5) - they all said they would be back.

There was nothing easy about last night's tourney with skill levels from 2.5 to 4.5. Andrew M. (3.5) was able to hold on to the winner's bracket through the whole tourney knocking Rehan S. (4.0), Mario de M. (4.0), and Saim K. (4.5) down into the loser's bracket. The loser's bracket was where the real battles happened as all the experienced players pushed through long matches. Only two matches were done in two games (matches are best of 3) and all other matches went the full three games. That's squash for you - sometimes it is not just skill that keeps you in, but fitness too!

The first time Andrew M. (3.5) vs. Saim K. (4.5) meet.

There were some notable battles: Mario de M. (4.0) vs. Jeff D. (3.0) where Jeff was playing the shots but some how Mario was getting to everything. There were unforced errors too - Mario vs. Saim - both players had them... from serves out or failed drop shots on what would should have been winning balls. Eventually, Saim would claim victory over all the other losers and face Andrew again in the finals but would leave money on the table and settle for second place. Andrew played a great final's match and took home the $72 first place prize.

Mario de M. (4.0) vs. Saim K. (4.5)
Full tournament board and match ups
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I'll have next week's tourney announcement up in a day or two. Until then, you can always follow along with live updates and latest info on Twitter @EvenSquash or Facebook @EvenSquash.

Hope to see you next week!

   - Bob -

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