06 January, 2017

RESULTS - JAN 04 Weekly Wednesday Squash SMASH Tourney

Squash Master Bob, Who is a Bad Ass?
...I'm glad you asked.
Tucker M. (4.5) is a Bad Ass
Tucker M., playing at skill level 4.5, played 13 consecutive games against solid and seasoned opponents; Opponents like Mario de M. (4.5), Wayne J. (4.5), George B. (3.5), and Jeff D. (3.0) who put up solid games but just couldn't get to the winning number before Tucker. It came down to the finals between Jeff and Tucker where Jeff reminded the stronger player that there can be no mistakes and made sure it was close with 1 game each. The next game would be the winner. Tucker found his concentration cap in his bag... and closed up shop on Jeff. Congratulations to Tucker M. (4.5) winning this week's Weekly Wednesday Squash SMASH Tourney and taking home 1st place's $81 cash.
1. Tucker M. (4.5) - $81
2. Jeff D. (3.0) - $39
3. Mario de M. (4.5) - $15
The final brackets
We had 9 players with skills from 2.5 - 5.0. Frank G. (2.5) rarely plays and made a last minute decision to jump in the tourney but perhaps with some bad luck in the draw, faced the two most seasoned SMASH players Mario de. M (4.5) and Jeff D. (3.0), and by seasoned I mean they have the most experience with the tournament format, handicap system, and especially playing players of differing skill levels.  Michael W. (2.5), winner of the largest tourney on record, also went home early. George B. (3.5), aka 'don't let him get to the ball', had a tough path by playing three of the top 4 rated players in the tourney - right out of the gate. Saim K. (5.0), the top rated and ranked player in the tourney held steady until he got to Wayne J. (4.5). I believe this is where Wayne put the slow burn of age on his much younger opponent... but then - you be the judge. 

All in all - lots of fun and hope to see you out next week.

Below are some great pics n vids and more terrible commentary. I played in the tourney this week and didn't spend as much time collecting media.... I'll have more for you next week!

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Racket up!
- Bob -

Jeff D. (3.0), grey shirt, vs. Tucker M. (4.5)
Match Ball: The final points of the final game

Wayne J. (4.5), blue shirt, vs. Saim K. (5.0)
This wasn't the best play between the two.... just sayn

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