WCCC Wednesday Night at The Brook, presented by Route 1 Vapors. saw 64 players toe the line, and it was another night of upsets, as 5 of the top 8 seeds failed to win a playoff game, and the 9, 11 & 13 seeds all made the semifinals.

The finals reflected that parity, as they went the maximum three games, with the 2 seed Jim Leonard & Jack Jennings facing off against 9th seeded Jesob Rockwell & Domenic Branden.

Game 1 saw the favorites jump out to a 4-0 lead after three rounds, but that was shortlived as Rockwell & Branden took over from there, Rockwell’s 5 followed by three more scoring rounds found the score 12-4 after seven rounds.  A fourbagger deuce by Jennings pulled 2 back, but his side could never get a real foothold in the game, and Rockwell & Branden patiently ground down their opponents in a 24-11 victory after fifteen rounds.

Game 2 was similar, with the Game 1 winners leaping out to a 4-0 lead, then falling behind 6-4, before arriving at an 8-8 stalemate after seven rounds.  A Leonard 4 was then rebutted with a Rockwell fourbagger deuce, but three straight scoring rounds put Leonard & Jennings on the brink of forcing Game 3.  A 4 for Rockwell made things tighter, but Leonard’s deuce in the fourteenth round closed out a 21-14 victory and forced Game 3 for all the marbles.

Game 3 set to follow the pattern of the first two tilts, with Rockwell & Branden jumping out to an 8-0 lead after three and Leonard halving the lead the very next round.  That would prove to be the last points from the Leonard/Jennings duo, however, as over the next five rounds Rockwell & Branden pulled away, alternating scores and washes to build a 20-4 lead, and Rockwell finished proceedings with panache, draining a fourbagger to post a 5 and point the way to a 25-4 Game 3 win to claim the crown.

The third place game was a double digit seed battle, with 11th seeded Adams McKinnon & Brian Foster squaring up with 13th seeded Brian Johnson & Cathy MacKay.

An even battle saw tens across the board, with the score tied 10-10 after ten rounds.  McKinnon & Foster seemed to run out of gas at this point, as a fourbagger 4 from Johnson led to a McKinnon single, then Johnson slapped up half a dozen to get to 20-11, and MacKay was able to squeeze out a single to claim the final podium spot after fourteen rounds by a score of 21-11.

PPR performance did not lead to playoff success, as the top 3 PPRs of the week combined to go 1-2 in the playoffs.  Glenn Krick had a stellar 9.33 despite not making the 16 team bracket, while Scott Pelletier continued his fine run of form with an 8.56, and Ryan Deschenes didn’t win thousands in airmail but did have the third best PPR at 8.34. Pelletier & Deschenes also shared the fourbagger lead with 7 apiece.

Speaking of Ryan Deschenes, his big airmail night last week still left a healthy rollover, and the pot grew to $4589, for $1147 a bag,  Amanda Spillane was the last person to buy tickets, and ended up being the chosen one for this week’s shot at the cash.  All four bags were in the vicinity of the pipe, but none found the mark, rolling over the full amount to next week’s Switcholio.

We would like to thank our sponsors that make it all happen!

Route 1 Vapors

The Winner’s Circle

The Brook

Jasmine’s Famous Roast Beef & Seafood


McFarland Ford

Smuttynose Brewing

Rich Electric

Revolution Dart League


We’ll see you next week!