WCCC Wednesday Night at The Brook, presented by Route 1 Vapors, was all about people named Dom & Richard, with the finals of a rare double elimination playoffs featuring Dominic Lander & WCCC newcomer Kyle Richard, who were in the king seat, against Domenic Branden & Rich(ard) Bushway, who needed to double dip. Entering the finals, Lander & Richard were 2-0 over Branden & Bushway, with a 22-17 win in pool play and a 21-14 win in the winner’s bracket final. Branden & Bushway showed they were going to be a tough out, however, by jumping out to leads 0f 10-1 and 20-5 before cruising to a 23-15 win to set up the winner take all game. That only seemed to rile up Lander & Richard, who after 2 washes to open the finals, obliterated their opponents over the next 5 rounds in a 23-5 drubbing that left no doubt who the top dogs on the night were. The points gained were just about evenly split between the champs, with Lander’s 11 & Richard’s 12 pointing the way to the gold.
With double elimination, there was no third place game, but the girl power duo of Mindy Sponagle & Jodie Voishnis lost their 1st playoff game then won 5 elimination games before suffering a close 23-18 loss to the eventual runners-up to claim the final podium spot,
The champions were dominant all night, with Kyle Richard taking top PPR with a 8.44 mark, followed closely by Dominic Lander with an 8.41. Steve Marshall took the third spot by a sliver, his 7.81 being a mere .01 ahead of 4th place. Richard also snagged the fourbagger title with a WCCC season high of 12, besting his partner Lander by 1.
Bob “Taz” Jardin, who was the first player to throw WCCC airmail in 2022 but went 0 for 4, got a second chance to claim some cash, but never really threatened the pipe, posting another 0 for 4 and leaving the full $1558 to roll over to next week.
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