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Sunday
Dec112016

2016 US Open: Cumming Over Grimsley in Five

From left to right: Dan Pailas, Brian Cumming and Doug Grimsley (photo by Phyllis Butts)
PLAYER JOURNAL BY LEO NIKORA:

Finals were played on Saturday in both flights.  They were accompanied by a courtside bar and luncheon.
 
Open Flight
01. Brian Cumming
02. Doug Grimsley
03. Dan Pailas
04. Paul Bennett

"A" Flight
01. Steve Mossbrook
02. Mike Orgill
03. Donna Dixon
04. Mary Rodeberg               

Open Flight

Brian Cumming won the United States Open, beating Doug Grimsley 3-2 in the best-of-five final.  Dan Pailas finished third, beating Paul Bannett in a one-game playoff.  In the attached picture (by Phyllis Butts), Cumming is in the middle, with Grimsley on the right, and Pailas on the left. The best-of-five (three-hour games) final started Friday at about 4:00, and was pegged down at dark.  It restarted Saturday at 8:00, and didn’t finish until about 4:00!
 
Third Place Game: Pailas over Bennett 26-3

Final Best-of-Five Games


Game #1
Grimsley: At 24-14, inadvertently pegged himself out!
Grimsley over Cumming 26-21

Game #2
Grimsley: went to #4B
Cumming: tried TPO; got three peels of G; missed pegout of G(!); gave contact lift to G (C for #1 and peg, G for #2 and box)
Grimsley: lifted to contact; jawsed #2; gave wiring lift(!)
Cumming: lifted to baulk; hit in; ran from #1 to #2B; missed short roquet
Grimsley: lifted to baulk; missed roquet
Cumming: hit-in; ran from #2B to peg; pegged both out
Cumming over Grimsley 26-22

Game #3
Cumming: ran to #4B
Grimsley: lifted to baulk; missed roquet
Cumming: ran delayed triple peel to rover; got three peels; stuffed rover
Grimsley: under rolled #1
Cumming: hit-in; pegged both out
Cumming over Grimsley 26-0

Game #4
Grimsley over Cumming 26-14

Game #5
Grimsley: Standard Opening
Cumming: Duffer Tice
Grimsley: roqueted (15 yards) partner; ran #1; set leave
Cumming: missed shortest roquet (12 yards); rolled to corner I
Grimsley: ignored opponent in corner I(!); three-balled to #4B; scattered leave
Cumming: lifted to baulk; missed roquet (12 yards)
Grimsley: hit-in (10 yards); four-balled to #2; bounced off #2
Cumming: Missed roquet (10 yards)
Grimsley: hit-in (7 yards) partially wired partner(!); three-balled #4B to peg; set Diagonal Spread Leave
Cumming: lifted to B baulk; missed roquet (20 yards), rolled to A baulk
Grimsley: jawsed #2 with opponent near 
Cumming: three-balled #1 to #5; four-balled #5 to peg; pegged out opponent
Grimsley: lifted to contact; rolled up (21 yards) short
Cumming: played two-against-one
Cumming over Grimsley 26-17

“A” Flight

Steve Mossbrook won “A” Flight, beating Mike Orgill 17-12.  Donna Dixon finished third, beating Mary Rodeberg 19-7.
 
See all the pictures in the 2016 United States Open album.

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