It’s not how you start but how you finish. Just ask defending champs, Darren Haney and Jeremy Kengla, as they rolled through the round robin portion of the contest going 11-3 (.733 winning %) besting even last year’s recording setting performance of .733 winning %. It seemed like they started exactly where they left off after taking home the trophy last season racking wins up one by one. Kengla was once again on fire from the start while Haney eventually found his rhythm as well. However, even with a bye to the semi-finals, it’s ALL in how you finish…and even though they smoked Tyler “T-Bone” Middleton and Sport Plymale in both games of their 2 out of 3 match earlier in the day, it was T-Bone and Sport who was able to repay the favor coming out of the bye layoff, as both Haney and Kengla couldn’t quite get it going and fail 2-0 to the eventual winners.
Larry Harris and Bobby Kaempfe handled their side of the bracket besting the Couthren brothers, Gary and Justin, 2-0 as well, but then fell 2-0 to T-bone and Sport in the finale. This was T-Bone and Sport’s first time to enter the contest….a true Cinderella story.