17 November, 2016

RESULTS - 16 NOV Weekly Wednesday Squash SMASH Tourney

Andre Maur: Bob, tell me that a squash roadie didn't just rob the tourney
Bob: well...Maybe ....but not necessarily....
Andre: ....Bob....What happened?
Bob: Well Andre, there was this dude from Chicago, he was a very friendly player, he didn't say 'no' when I asked him to play...
Andre: ...and....
Bob: ...He robbed us.

Congratulations to Edward G. (4.5)
We had 9 players in last night's Squash SMASH Tourney - Great turn out considering the last few weeks have been pretty slow. Edward G. (4.5), in town for just a beat, came up to play some squash.... He taught a lot of Atlanta squash players how Chi-town does squash.... He went through a tough field too: Fletch C. (5.0) - fell, Chris E (3.5) (and also a Houston roadie) - fell, Luis P. (3.0) our strong local - fell twice! He said he'd be back in maybe January (I would too if I knew the flock was easily fleeced). Graciously, Edward did forgo the Marlow's Tavern Gift Card and donated it to the next tourney. Atlanta - Make ready your preparations and skills.
1. Edward G. (4.5) - $81 + $25 Marlow's Tavern Gift Card
2. Luis P. - $39
3. Todd H. (3.0) - $15
Saim K. (5.0) - Won the NIB ball for signing up online.
The final full bracket
All things considered - it was a battle for the night with lots of new players: Chris E. (3.5), out of Houston and who debuted in our Sept 14 tourney, came back for some more action. Luis P. (3.0) brought a friend, David R. (3.0) and even though David fell in the first round, he said he had a lot of fun. Speaking of Luis P., he gave everyone a run for the money with some great gets and long rally. This is Luis's 3rd time coming in 2nd... a gambler might put their money on him in the next tourney. We also had Wayne J. (4.5), who being a upper level skill player is used to giving up weight to all the lower level players... but not this tourney - Wayne got to face two 3.0 players but then also had a battle against Saim K. (5.0). Saim K., who usually doesn't sweat, had a bead of sweat on his brow that match. Did I mention Robert M. (4.0)? He's been gone for a long while and last played back in August. We reminded him what happens to players who don't play for a while. Even though he just left to go to Bangkok, hopefully, he'll be back in a week or two.

All in all it was a great night. I hope everyone had a great time.

Below are some great pics n vids and more terrible commentary.

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Bend the legs!
- Bob -
Wayne J. (4.5), green shirt, vs Saim K. (5.0)
Wayne working the cat like reflexes... because he had to.

Todd H. (3.0), green and white shirt, vs. Saim K. (5.0)
Saim is letting Todd serve. 

Chris E. (3.5), blue shirt, vs. Edward G. (4.5)
Roadie on Roadie action - there can be only one.

Robert M. (4.0), red shirt, vs. Todd H. (3.0)
Robert at the dance... remembering the moves.

Edward G. (4.5), black shirt, vs. Fletch C. (5.0)
Racket skills vs. Speed

Todd H. (3.0), green and white, vs. David R. (3.0)
Sum it up: A seasoned tourney player vs a first time player

Fletch C. (5.0), white shirt, vs. Saim K. (5.0)
We've seen this before... you could actually make a gif out of it and no one would know. #smooth

Chris E. (3.5), blue shirt, vs. Edward G. (4.5)
Do the roadies show their true speed... or do they hold back? #hustler

Luis P. (3.0), black shirt, vs. Edward G. (4.5)
If Atlanta had to put someone to hold back Edward, it would definitely be Luis P. #Greatplay

Chris E. (3.5), blue shirt, vs. Todd H. (3.0)
Chris - We hope you come back!

Wayne J. (5.0), green shirt, vs. Saim K. (5.0)
Wayne was having such a good time.....

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