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« 2016 US Open: Cumming Over Grimsley in Five | Main | 2016 US Open: Block Day 3 »
Saturday
Dec102016

2016 US Open: Elimination Blocks (Day 4)


PLAYER JOURNAL BY LEO NIKORA:

For the first time in its 29-year history, the United States Open did not have a single-elimination playoff. Instead, each flight of ten players was reduced to two round-robins of four players each, seeded according to the block results.  The winners will advance to the finals.  There was some trepidation in the players, but I thought it worked well.

Open Flight

Brian Cumming and Doug Grimsley won all three of their games today;  Grimsley with a come-from-behind triple peel victory over Dan Pailas (26tp-21). Rich Curtis upset Charlie Smith.

PLUTO BLOCK RECORDS
3-0: Brian Cumming
2-1: Paul Bennett
1-2: Rich Curtis
0-3: Charlie Smith

URANUS BLOCK RECORDS
3-1: Doug Grimsley
1-2: Dan Pailas
1-2: Jim Butts
0-3: Leo Nikora

Peels

There were only three triple peels again today:
2:  Bennett
1:  Grimsley
 
Cumming and Grimsley play a best-of-five final tomorrow.  Bennett and Pailas play one game to decide 3rd and 4th places.
 
“A” FLIGHT VENUS BLOCK RECORDS
3-0: Steve Mossbrook
2-1: Mary Rodeberg
1-2: Pat Dugan
0-3: Bob Morford

"A" FLIGHT MARS BLOCK RECORDS
2-1: Donna Dixon
1-1: Mike Orgill
1-1: Nick Gray
0-1: Cameron Evans
 
See the latest pictures in the 2016 United States Open album.

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