Our penultimate Wednesday of the 2022-2023 season at The Brook, presented by Route 1 Vapors. featured Chris Cole’s white hot run continue with his 7th finals appearance in 8 weeks, this time with WCCC Hall of Famer Scott Pelletier.
Cole & Pelletier were actually the lower seed despite finishing 2nd in the round robin, as top seeded Kevin Gallagher & Mindy Sponagle made the finals, a chalk outcome not seen lately amongst the chaos of the playoffs in recent weeks,
The pairing of two North Shore Cup III champions was a dominant one, sweeping two games in the finals by a combined 42-3 to finish off a 10-0 night. Both Cole & Pelletier are now tied with two others with 4 tournament wins in 2023, and Cole has 8 finals appearances in 15 weeks so far this year.
Game 1 was the more competitive of the two, a slight distinction given the carnage. It took seven rounds to finish off the 21-2 thrashing, Game 2 was more of the same, a five round 21-1 romp that finished off the night. In Game 2, Cole & Pelletier scored 47 of the possible 60 points they could over the five rounds.
The third place game was much more competitive, with 5th seeded Rich Bushway & Mike Pigatti facing off against 11th seed Tyler Callahan & John Mahoney. The first six rounds were a seesaw affair, which saw Bushway & Pigatti lead 9-7. A 5 spot for Pigatti in the 7th round seemed to point the way to bronze, but that was the last points his team were to score, as two 4s, a deuce, and a dagger 6 by Callahan finished off a 23-14 win for Callahan & Mahoney and saw them claim the final podium spot.
The cream rose to the top of the PPR rankings for the week, as Scott Pelletier had a sterling 8.43, while Dominic Lander’s 8.03 and Rich Bushway’s 8.00 were the only others to reach the 8 PPR mark. Pelletier also reclaimed the year’s fourbagger lead by leading the way on the night with 8.
The airmail reached $2398, and longtime airmail stalwart Jesob Rockwell got the call to toe the line. His first two throws were close but no cigar, and then he found his airmail mojo and buried the final two to take home half the pot, $1199. Therefore, the other $1199 rolls over to next week.
Next week will be our final regularly scheduled Wednesday at The Brook until October, so let’s have a great sendoff next week!
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We’ll see you next week!