About Edju Martin

Edju Martin has been president of the Winner's Circle Cornhole club since its inception. His passion for the game is unrivaled.

9/7/22: Johnson & Page Turn Winners; No Peacock Strut For Airmail

WCCC Wednesday Night at The Winner’s Circle, presented by Route 1 Vapors, presented our monthly Switcholio, and when the dancing was over and the dust settled, Brian Johnson claimed his 15th podium and 4th tournament win of the season, while partner Tyler Page scored his first ever in both categories.  Their undefeated playoff run culminated in a 2-0 finals sweep over John Mahoney & Eric Kenney by scores of 21-12 & 29-16.

The story of both finals games were Mahoney & Kenney taking a lead, having the game tighten up, and then Johnson throwing haymakers to knock out the opponents both times.  Game 1 saw Mahoney & Kenney take leads of 7-0, 11-6. and 12-11 after 14 rounds, before Johnson posted a 12-2 round on Mahoney to turn a 1 point mid-game deficit into a 21-12 win.  Game 2 saw Mahoney & Kenney survive an early barrage to take a 16-10 lead after 15 rounds, before Johnson & Page pulled to within 16-13.  Johnson took over from there, sinking his final 8 bags, sandwiched around a single point from Page’s round, and mirroring the end of Game 1 with another 12-2 round to cap a 19-0 run with a 29-16 victory to take top honors.

In the 3rd place game, Steve Singlar & Ryan McConville spotted Dominic Lander & Rob Carroll a 5-0 lead, then systematically picked apart their opponents over, scoring no more than 4 points in any one round but cruising to a 21-9 victory to claim the final podium spot.

Top PPR on the night went to Stephen Langlois, who posted a sterling 8.15.  Brian Johnson’s run to the title was aided by his 7.92, while his good friend Craig Anderson snagged the 3rd spot with his 7.8 PPR.  Johnson’s fourbagger barrage in the finals gave him top billing on that front, ending with 11 for the evening.

Sandy Peacock got her first stab at the airmail pipe, and she had one bag clip the rim and skitter off, and her final bag hung agonizingly on the rim for what seemed like an eternity before plopping to the ground.  The entire $1956 airmail pot rolls over to next week.

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

SingleDigits

Wing-Itz

McFarland Ford

Smuttynose Brewing

Rich Electric

Revolution Dart League

 

We’ll see you next week!

 

9/7/22: Johnson & Page Turn Winners; No Peacock Strut For Airmail2022-09-09T00:36:35-04:00

8/10/22: Don’t @ Him – Anderson’s Huge Night Gets Lander Over The Hump

WCCC Wednesday Night at The Winner’s Circle, presented by Route 1 Vapors, was the Craig Anderson Show.  Anderson, known also as @, teamed with Dominic Lander to put on a virtuoso performance, going 11-0 en route to claiming the championship.   Anderson & Lander’s night peaked in the first ever best of three finals, where they won in straight sets 22-0 & 25-12 over Todd Rabeau & Steve Singlar.

The first game was a demolition, with Anderson & Lander scoring in 7 of the 8 rounds, a 10-3 round by Lander over Singlar the key to making a 12-0 game a 19-0 laugher before grinding out the final three points.  Game 2 seemed to be tipping Rabeau & Singlar’s way, as they survived the storm of an early 6-0 deficit to take an 11-6 lead, but after the eventual champs battled back to make it a 12-10 deficit, Anderson delivered the backbreaker, a 12-4 round over Rabeau that gave them an 18-12 lead and pointed the way to the eventual 25-12 final margin,

The 3rd place game showcased one of the rising stars of the WCCC, with Jamie Paquette, given walker duty for the 2nd time in 2022, made a magical run to the semifinals before falling after giving them a stern test,  Paquette regrouped to recover from a 7-4 deficit against podium regular Brian Johnson and semifinal newcomer Rachel Jean to cruise to a 22-12 victory and the final podium spot.

The PPR list was headed by the red hot Chris Cole, who posted a sterling 8.17, a full .3 higher than runner-up Sandy Peacock at 7.87.  Brian Johnson hit the slot machine in 3rd at 7.77.  Glenn Krick & Jamie Paquette shared fourbagger honors with 6 apiece on the night,.

We alluded to the night being the Craig Anderson Show earlier, and you must be wondering why, considering two people win every week.  The @ Man found himself getting drawn for airmail, and had three really close bags with one of them being true for a $479 win, rolling $1438 over to next week.

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

SingleDigits

Wing-Itz

McFarland Ford

Smuttynose Brewing

Rich Electric

Revolution Dart League

 

We’ll see you next week!

 

8/10/22: Don’t @ Him – Anderson’s Huge Night Gets Lander Over The Hump2022-08-12T00:15:26-04:00

7/20/22: Cole & Paquette Ascend To The Summit For First Time In 2022; Clifford’s Reads Were Off For Airmail

WCCC Wednesday Night at The Winner’s Circle, presented by Route 1 Vapors, saw Chris Cole & Jamie Paquette both claim their first titles of the year, with the added bonus of Paquette not only making his first ever Wednesday night final but winning it, as they double-dipped Dominic Lander & Mike McNamara Sr. in the finals by scores of 21-2 & 21-20.

No one would have been betting on Colke & Paquette to sniff the finals after going 1-3 and finishing 4th in their pool, but they caught fire in the double elimination playoffs, defeating two of the four pool winners en route to the winner’s bracket final, where their momentum was halted momentarily by Lander & McNamara, who eased to a 23-6 win to claim the king seat spot in the finals.

Undeterred, they got their 3rd win over a pool winner with a 23-9 decision over Stephen Langlois and Jodie Voishnis to set up a finals rematch with Lander & McNamara.  The first game of the finals was a 5 round drubbing, as Cole got off to a 7-0 start with a 10-3 round, then Paquette dropped 2 points despite posting a 10 in the round, then rounds of 2, 7 and 5 points KOed Lander & McNamara and set up the winner-take-all game.

It looked like it was going to be an easy win for Cole & Paquette in the final game, as they jumped out to leads of 4-0, 14-7, 16-8, and 19-11. but Lander & McNamara dug deep and tied it after 14 rounds, and the took the lead on a grinding 4-3 round when Lander boarded all 4, Paquette had 3 on, and his partner encouraged him to go for the airmail and the win, reasoning that a miss would only cost them one point and the risk was worth it.  This was prescient thinking on Cole’s part, as a 6-4 round, with McNamara JUST missing a hard push shot that would have changed things, gave Cole & Paquette the 2 points they needed for the 21-20 epic victory that punctuated a great night of bags.

Technically there was no 3rd place game, but Stephen Langlois & Jodie Voishnis, as mentioned previously, claimed the final podium spot, and defeated Tyler Callahan & Brian Johnson 23-19 to secure their place on the podium.  Callahan & Johnson had won 5 straight elimination games by a combined 113-10 before getting stopped one rung short of the money.

The PPR list was topped by partners, but not ones you’d expect given the results.  The Ed Martin Memorial Classic defending champion Keegan Langlois led the way with a 8.47, while his partner Matt Lydon followed with a 7.93.  A hair behind in 3rd was Dominic Lander, who had a 7.9.  Lander not only also led the fourbagger charts for the night, but set a record in the ScoreMagic era with 13 fourbaggers on the night, giving him a 13 fourbagger lead on the leaderboard.

After some confusion with the concept of how to read numbers on a strip of tickets, WCCC Hall of Famer Gary Clifford got the chance to take his shot at the airmail pipe.  Although he was on line for 3 of the 4 bags, he couldn’t find the distance and all $1537 rolls over to next week.

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

SingleDigits

Wing-Itz

McFarland Ford

Smuttynose Brewing

Rich Electric

Revolution Dart League

 

We’ll see you next week!

 

7/20/22: Cole & Paquette Ascend To The Summit For First Time In 2022; Clifford’s Reads Were Off For Airmail2022-07-22T01:48:21-04:00

5/11/22: Rabeau & Singlar Welcome Us Home; Presidential Pipe Dream With Airmail

WCCC Wednesday Night at The Winner’s Circle, presented by Route 1 Vapors, saw the WCCC return home, with our first Wednesday night in the great outdoors under the lights!

Tonight was a lesson in winning when it counts, with Corey Rabeau & Katy Singlar overcoming a rather pedestrian round robin performance to become invincible in the playoffs, culminating in a hard-fought 21-16 decision over Eric Kenney & Tyler Callahan in the finals.  It was not an easy path to victory, as Rabeau & Singlar had to overcome three of the four group winners to claim gold.  The finals were an evenly matched affair, with neither team going up by more than 5 points.  Callahan claimed 2 points off Rabeau to take a 16-12 lead and seemed poised for victory, but a 10-5 round in favor of Singlar (with the final bag hanging but not banging for the fourbagger) saw the lead swing her way, and then a 10-6 round for Rabeau over Kenney was the finisher.

The third place game saw Dominic Lander take the final podium spot for the second week in a row, this time with Brian Johnson.  Lander & Johnson dropped 4 points in the first round to Tom O’Hara & Jamie Paquette before handing out a straight beating in a 21-5 thrashing.  Johnson now has a WCCC-leading 4 third place finishes in 2022.

The bronze medalists were the dominant forces in PPR, with Brian Johnson leading the way with an 8.23, and Dominic Lander being dead even with Shane Bieber in a tie for 2nd with a 7.67.  Speaking of dead even ties between Lander & Bieber, they tied for the night’s lead in fourbaggers with 4, the cool conditions and outdoor venue no doubt contributing to a lower fourbagger count.

WCCC Presidenf Edju Martin got the call for airmail, and simply said “rollover” into the mic before toeing the line.  Four closer-than-expected bags later, the self-fulfilling prophecy was complete, and $1979 rolls over to next week.

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

SingleDigits

Wing-Itz

McFarland Ford

Smuttynose Brewing

Rich Electric

Revolution Dart League

 

We’ll see you next week!

 

5/11/22: Rabeau & Singlar Welcome Us Home; Presidential Pipe Dream With Airmail2022-05-19T00:09:28-04:00

5/4/22: Small Comes Up Big In Battle Of Debutants; Richard Goes From Podium To Pipe

WCCC Wednesday Night at The Brook, presented by Route 1 Vapors, saw two players making their WCCC debuts team up with veteran WCCC members to make the finals, where Joel Small teamed up with WCCC board member Phil Jackson to run a gauntlet of some of the best players the region has to offer to claim victory.  The teams of Scott Pelletier & Shane Bieber, Craig Dutton & John Mahoney, and Brian Johnson & Jack Jennings, all higher seeded teams, were vanquished by Small & Jackson in the playoffs en route to the finals, where fellow newcomer Marc Rusch awaited with WCCC Hall of Famer Jesob Rockwell.

In a final with no washes whatsoever, Jackson conceded the first point to Rockwell before Small pumped in a fourbagger to post an 8 spot over Rusch.  Rockwell scored 4 & 5 in his next two rounds, while Small had a deuce in his to leave things at 10-10 after 4 rounds.   Small & Jackson then laid the hammer down, with a single by Small, a fourbagger 4 by Jackson, then Small administering the coup de grace with the 7 spot to cement a 22-10 victory and top honors for the night.

The third place game saw Dominic Lander, the hottest player (by performance!) in the WCCC, team with Steve Marshall to claim the final podium spot with a 25-10 thumping of Brian Johnson & Jack Jennings.

The biggest PPR of the night came from someone who didn’t win a playoff game, with Scott Pelletier posting a sterling 9.18.  Jesob Rockwell was 2nd both on the podium and in PPR, here with an 8.38, while Dominic Lander duplicated that feat with a 3rd in the tournament and a 3rd in PPR with an 8.28.

Kyle Richard, who won last week’s tournament, got the call to the airmail pipe and took his shots at $1787, or $446 a bag.  None of his sacks found the mark, however, and the full $1787 rolls over to next week,

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

SingleDigits

Wing-Itz

McFarland Ford

Smuttynose Brewing

Rich Electric

Revolution Dart League

 

We’ll see you next week!

 

5/4/22: Small Comes Up Big In Battle Of Debutants; Richard Goes From Podium To Pipe2022-05-08T23:55:23-04:00

4/27/22: Dom & Richard Win In The Finals Against…Dom & Richard?; Taz Has a Devilish Time With Airmail

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.

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

SingleDigits

Wing-Itz

McFarland Ford

Smuttynose Brewing

Rich Electric

Revolution Dart League

 

We’ll see you next week!

 

4/27/22: Dom & Richard Win In The Finals Against…Dom & Richard?; Taz Has a Devilish Time With Airmail2022-04-29T00:47:12-04:00

4/20/22: Action Jackson & The Walker Smoke The Competition; Ryan Goads Some Cash Out Of The Pipe

WCCC Wednesday Night at The Brook, presented by Route 1 Vapors, featured a team with one player making a quick return to the final after a week’s absence, and another who climbed the top step of the podium in their maiden 2022 voyage.  Phil Jackson, who claimed victory two weeks ago, paired up with Stephen Langlois on his 2022 debut to survive a gauntlet and take top honors on the night.  The final was quite epic, as Jackson and Langlois went down 11-3 early to Glenn Krick & Jim Leonard before clawing back to tie it at 13.  Leonard put his team on the brink of victory with an 8-4 round over Jackson to make the score 20-15, but Langlois responded with a 3 and Jackson squeezed out a deuce to make it 20-20 and set up a sudden death situation.  Langlois was able to take advantage of first throw to set up a scenario where Krick had to airmail drag to have a chance.  Krick went long, however, giving Langlois 4 points and a 24-20 decision.

The third place game saw two teams who were vanquished in super competitive semifinals square off, with Cody Twombley & Craig Dutton outlasting John Mahoney & Ryan Goding 22-9 to claim the final podium spot.

Wayne McCarthy was able to just edge the top PPR of the night, posting a solid 8.36, with Stephen Langlois using his 8.29 to win the title.  3rd in PPR was Katy Singlar, who snagged that spot with a 7.81, which was 0.03 ahead of 4th.  Langlois claimed the fourbagger crown for the night with 7.

Ryan Goding’s disappointment of finishing just off the podium was tempered earlier in the night, when he became the first player to face down the airmail pipe and not leave empty handed, as he found the mark with one bag for a $444 win.  $1333 will carry over to next week.

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

SingleDigits

Wing-Itz

McFarland Ford

Smuttynose Brewing

Rich Electric

Revolution Dart League

 

We’ll see you next week!

 

4/20/22: Action Jackson & The Walker Smoke The Competition; Ryan Goads Some Cash Out Of The Pipe2022-04-21T01:36:13-04:00

4/13/22: M&M Melt In The Hole, Not In The Finals; Airmail Pipe Passes Its Sternest Test Yet

WCCC Wednesday Night at The Brook, presented by Route 1 Vapors, resembled a buddy cop show, with good friends Steve Marshall & John Mahoney locking up the competition, sweeping 9 games to claim the top spot in our weekly blind draw.  It was a team effort all the way, with Mahoney having a dominant performance until the finals, where he struggled out of the gate before proving it’s not how you start, it’s how you finish, posting a momentum-changing 12-7 round against Steve Singlar, making a 16-12 deficit into a 17-16 lead before Marshall, who outscored Dominic Lander to the tune of 1.33 PPR, scored 5 points of his own to finish off a title-winning 22-16 win over Singlar & Lander.  Singlar & Lander led the finals 10-0 after 3 rounds before being outscored 22-6 the rest of the way

In the 3rd place game, Ryan Goding & Rich Bushway claimed the bronze with a 28-16 decision over Katy Singlar & Wayne McCarthy in a game that was much closer than the score made it appear, with Bushway ending affairs with a 12-4 round on McCarthy to climb onto his WCCC-leading 9th podium of 2022.

John Mahoney was the king of PPR on the night, posting a sterling 8.65, including one perfect game (12 for 12 in the hole) and another with 18 of 20 in the hole.  Dominic Lander followed with an 8.32, and Katy Singlar was close behind with an 8.30.  Mahoney also banged in the most fourbaggers, with his 9 bringing him to top of the 2022 leaderboard with 59 total.

This was the third week for the airmail pipe, and it got its sternest test in the name of two-time ACL Pro Rich Bushway.  Bushway wasn’t able to find the mark, however, and wasn’t super close to doing so, rolling over a total of $1559 to next week.

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

SingleDigits

Wing-Itz

McFarland Ford

Smuttynose Brewing

Rich Electric

Revolution Dart League

 

We’ll see you next week!

 

4/13/22: M&M Melt In The Hole, Not In The Finals; Airmail Pipe Passes Its Sternest Test Yet2022-04-14T01:44:00-04:00

4/6/22: The Board Dominates The Boards; The Notorious TOB Goes 0-For-Airmail

WCCC Wednesday Night at The Brook, presented by Route 1 Vapors, found two players ascending to the top step of the podium for the first time in 2022, as Dominic Lander & Phil Jackson, both WCCC board members, tore a swath through the competition, going a perfect 9-0 to claim the title with little resistance.  The only speed bump came in the final, where they raced out to a 15-0 lead against the duo of Craig Anderson & Jack Jennings before finding themselves in a dogfight at 15-14.  However, Jackson fourbagged while Anderson could only manage two in and two on to give his side a 19-14 lead, and then Lander posted a 10 spot to seal the deal when Jennings could only muster a 3 to end things at 26-14.  Although both Lander & Jackson were at the bottom of the Top 10 in PPR for the night, the PPR differential was a different story, with Lander posting a 1.51 PPR differential and Jackson a 1.15, showing that they were playing smart, situational cornhole.  That said, Lander almost had a perfect game in the round robin with an 11 out of 12 in the hole performance.

The 3rd place game saw Rich Gabe continue his excellent run of podiums (60% of all appearances in 2022) with Joe Jenkinson as they outlasted a game team of Keegan Leary & Mindy Sponagle by a 23-15 decision.

Brian Johnson lapped the field in PPR, with a best of the night 8.79.  2nd was Craig Dutton, a finalist last week, who posted an 8.18.  John Mahoney claimed the 3rd PPR spot with a nice 8.15 mark.  Rich Gabe led all throwers with 9 fourbaggers on his way to the bronze.

The airmail pipe made its 2nd appearance, and The Notorious TOB, Travis O’Brien, got the call to take aim at the pipe, but didn’t threaten the cylinder, rolling the full $1368 over to next week.

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

SingleDigits

Wing-Itz

McFarland Ford

Smuttynose Brewing

Rich Electric

Revolution Dart League

 

We’ll see you next week!

 

4/6/22: The Board Dominates The Boards; The Notorious TOB Goes 0-For-Airmail2022-04-07T02:02:30-04:00

3/30/22: NYC Has Broadway, The WCCC Has Bushway; Airmail Veteran Gets Smoked By The Pipe

WCCC Wednesday Night at The Brook, presented by Route 1 Vapors, has been defined in 2022 by spells of domination.  First it was Wayne McCarthy going on a winning streak, now Rich Bushway has gone on a white hot streak, going 10-0 on the night to give himself a 19 game winning streak with 26 wins in his last 28 games.  Needless to say, his perfect 10 saw him claim his 2nd straight title, 5th of the year, and his 8th finals appearance in 11 appearances.  He did not carry his partner, however, as the very solid Craig Dutton actually outperformed Bushway in PPR with a 0.16 advantage.  They were not challenged in the playoffs, with wins of 17, 19, and 18 leading up to the championship game, where they smashed a good pairing of Craig Anderson & Glenn Krick, who had wins of 6, 18, and 23 of their own leading to the finals.  Bushway & Dutton brushed aside Anderson & Krick by a score of 26-3 in the final, showing ultimate supremacy over the field of 53 players.  Dutton had a remarkable 14 of 16 bags in the hole in the final, while Bushway experimented with his airmail, throwing 5 off, but still hit the mark enough to claim a 2.2 point advantage each round.

The 3rd place game saw Jodie Voishnis solidify her credentials as the top WCCC women’s player of the first quarter of 2022 by pairing with Wayne McCarthy to end an upstart run by Jamie Paquette & Phil Jackson by a 23-5 decision.

Your champions claimed two of the three top PPRs for the night, with Craig Dutton leading the way with 8.30, and Rich Bushway taking the 3rd spot with 8.14.  Another D wedged his way between the champions, with Dominic Lander throwing his way to the 2nd spot at 8.18, mostly on the strength of 10 fourbaggers, which led the way for the night.

Airmail was deja vu all over again, as for the 2nd time this year someone got called to the line for the second consecutive week, with Zack Hoover’s feat earlier in the year matched by Jesob Rockwell.  Whereas Hoover was able to win himself some cash both weeks, Rockwell went home empty handed, but with a catch – we unveiled our new airmail pipe this week.  Eyewitness accounts vary, but everyone agrees Rockwell would have hit two airmails on the old box, with some even claiming three.  The new pipe did its job, however, and the pot rolls over to next week at $1126.

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

SingleDigits

Wing-Itz

McFarland Ford

Smuttynose Brewing

Rich Electric

Revolution Dart League

 

We’ll see you next week!

 

3/30/22: NYC Has Broadway, The WCCC Has Bushway; Airmail Veteran Gets Smoked By The Pipe2022-04-01T01:13:36-04:00
Go to Top