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.

2/15/23: Finals Once Again Pellted; Deschenes Becomes All-Time Airmail Legend

WCCC Wednesday Night at The Brook, presented by Route 1 Vapors. was a crazy night with 72 throwers toeing the line, but a familiar face ended up on top, with Scott Pelletier extending his personal winning streak to 18, this time with Chris Cole, en route to a 2nd straight Wednesday night title.

Looking to derail the Pell Express were the duo of Glenn Krick & Craig Dutton, and they showed in Game 1 that they would give no quarter.  In a game where the biggest lead was 5 (and the game was again tied after the subsequent round), both teams beat the hell out of each other,  In a twenty-one round epic, 11 fourbaggers were thrown, with Cole & Krick themselves having three 12 point washes.  It appeared that Krick had lined his side up for the win with a single to make it 19-16, but Pelletier was able to hit a 5 in the twenty-first round for blackjack and the Game 1 win by a score of 21-19.

Game 2 was not as close of a battle, as Pelletier & Cole gave up 3 in the first round then posted a 10 over the next two, a Pelletier 4 and a Cole 6 opening the floodgates.  Krick & Dutton tried to hold against the tide, even getting a 4 from Krick to get it to 15-8 after nine rounds, but Pelletier was inevitable, finishing proceedings with one last fourbagger to post a 6 and finish off a 21-8 victory and a sweep.

The third place game was a blowout from the beginning, as Evanda Jackson & Eddie Azamor led 9-0 after the first round and didn’t give up a point over the final seven rounds in a 22-2 ten round destruction of Robert Ortega & Matteo Taormina.

The champions dominated SPR, with Scott Pelletier’s 8.77 and Chris Cole’s 8.51 split up by Robert Ortega’s 8.72.  Glenn Krick, 4th in PPR, led the fourbagger count with a solid 10.

The airmail reached new heights, with the old record of $6633 being broken by 15% and over a thousand dollars, settling at $7761 for $1940 a bag.  Shockingly, Ryan Deschenes, who hit two bags for $3316 on the previous record breaking night, got drawn again.  As the great Yogi Berra once said, it was deja vu all over again, as Deschenes again hit two bags on the record setting night, taking home $3880 and becoming an all-time airmail legend.

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2/15/23: Finals Once Again Pellted; Deschenes Becomes All-Time Airmail Legend2023-02-18T16:31:22-05:00

2/8/23: #1 Seed Survives Playoff Chaos; Airmail Set To Break Records

WCCC Wednesday Night at The Brook, presented by Route 1 Vapors. had absolute chaos in the playoffs, as higher seeds went an astounding 2-6 in the 1st round, with only the #1 & #6 seeds surviving to play on.  Three double digit seeds made the semifinals, and the 14th seed made it all the way to the finals.  Scott Pelletier & Zach Magee were unfazed, however, grabbing the top seed and going wire-to-wire undefeated on the night, nine straight wins culminating in a straight sets victory in the finals over that aforementioned 14th seed, Robert Ortega & Eddie Azamor.

Game 1 was a game of wild swings, as an opening 4 by Pelletier was answered with a 9 by Ortega, with Pelletier dragging 2 more back and Magee grabbing a single to make it 9-7 to the underdogs after four rounds.  A 3 by Azamor and a 5 by Ortega made it 18-7 and it looked like the Cinderella run was continuing.  Pelletier & Magee slowed things down, though, with a single by Pelletier followed by a wash made it 18-8 before midnight struck and shattered the glass slipper, courtesy of a massive 10 round by Pelletier to even things at 18.  Ortega actually had a last gasp with a deuce to make it 20-18, but Pelletier finished things off in the eleventh round with a 3 to end a wild one by a score of 21-20.

Game 2 was not nearly as competitive, as the top seeds built a 7-2 lead after five rounds before Pelletier broke the ‘dogs for good with another 10 spot to make it 17-2, for all intents and purposes ending the competitive portion of proceedings.  Ortega did manage a 5 in response, but the tenth round saw Pelletier finish with panache, a fourbagger giving him 7 and his team the title by a score of 26-8.

Game 2 of the finals was super competitive compared to the third place game, where the Lander Boys, Shawn & Dominic, basically laid a Mafia hit on their opposition, Mindy Sponagle & Chris Paquette.  An opening 6 by Shawn, followed by a 10 by Dominic, and a final 5 by Shawn gave the January Player of the Month & the Father of the January Player of the Month a 21-0 bludgeoning in exactly three rounds.

Three top WCCC players took the top 3 SPR spots on the evening, with Scott Pelletier tops with an 8.55, with Dominic Lander at 8.41 and Wayne McCarthy 0.01 ahead of 4th with an 8.13.  For the 2nd week in a row, one player claimed a championship, top PPR, and most fourbaggers, as Pelletier led the way in that category as well with 9.

Airmail reached heights only seen once before, as it finished at a whopping $6372, or $1593 a bag, the 2nd highest total behind the $6633 reached on December 11th, 2019.  John Mahoney, the only player to sink an airmail bag in 2023, also became the first player to get drawn twice this year.  He could not repeat his feat though it was a hell of an effort, which means that we will certainly break the record with next week’s airmail.

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2/8/23: #1 Seed Survives Playoff Chaos; Airmail Set To Break Records2023-02-09T18:23:33-05:00

2/1/23: Lander-Free Finals Still Reaped; Boobs Busts On Airmail

The dawn of February meant a night of Switcholio at WCCC Wednesday Night at The Brook, presented by Route 1 Vapors.  For the first time, Dominic Lander did not make the podium (or the playoffs, for that matter), but the finals still had Slim Reaper representation in the form of Keegan Leary, who teamed with Rich Bushway to record a sweep over Wayne McCarthy & Chris Cole.

Game 1 was a tale of two runs, as after an opening wash Leary & Bushway dominated the next seven rounds, building what seemed to be a safe 18-0 lead.  However, a deuce by McCarthy was followed by one by Cole, which snowballed into a 14-0 run of their own to make it 18-14 after thirteen rounds.  A wash set up the fifteenth round, where Bushway ground out a 3 to squeak over the line of a 21-14 win.

Game 2 proved to be the cornhole equivalent of a gang beating in a back alley, as Leary & Bushway steamrolled to victory in a meager six rounds, scoring in five rounds and washing the other en route to the 21-0 destruction that finished off the night.  Back-to-back fourbaggers turned a 6-0 lead into 17-0 in the blink of an eye, and it was all academic from there.

The 3rd place game again followed the pattern of the finals, this time with John Mahoney & Brian Kelly claiming the final podium spot with a 21-2 drubbing of Steve Marshall & Shannon Titcomb.  This was a nine round affair where it was 6-0 after one round, 13-0 after four, and it was a cruise in on from there.

A hotly contested PPR race was won by Keegan Leary with his 8.69, slightly outpacing John Mahoney’s 8.52.  Scott Pelletier was .05 ahead of 4th with his 8.43.  Leary hit the nightly triple crown, adding the fourbagger lead to his tournament and PPR top spots with a total of 9.

Airmail, which coming into this night had seen 1 of 16 bags hit for the year, grew to $5562, the third biggest pot in WCCC history.  Robert “Boobs” Ortega, whose last attempt in January 2022 yielded 2 bags for over $1100 (albeit on the box pre-pipe), got the call to the line.  Two bags were agoninzingly close to going in, but none found the mark, rolling over the entire $5562.  Next week will almost certainly feature the 2nd biggest pot ever and could potentially threaten the record.

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2/1/23: Lander-Free Finals Still Reaped; Boobs Busts On Airmail2023-02-05T07:26:14-05:00

1/25/23: Epic Finals Afflicted With Sickle Pell Anemia; Not A Singlar Airmail In

The final night in January of WCCC Wednesday Night at The Brook of 2023, presented by Route 1 Vapors, produced an epic finals, with Dominic Lander completely a perfect January set of podiums by teaming with Scott Pelletier to outlast Rich Bushway & Ryan Goding in an instant classic Game 3 by a score of 21-20.

Game 1 was an even affair early, with six rounds only producing a 7-5 margin in favor of Lander & Pelletier.  Each of the leaders scored deuces to increase their lead to 9-5, before a pair of washes brought everything to a seeming standstill.  Lander had other ideas, wielding his sickle to score a snowman 8 on what was a snowy night in Seabrook.  Goding tried to cling on with a 2 to make it 19-7, but the 13th round proved unlucky, as Lander reaped a 6 to cap off 14 points in his last two rounds of a 25-7 Game 1 victory.

Bushway & Goding came back with a vengeance in Game 2, with Goding opening with a 6 en route to a 9-0 advantage after four rounds.  After trading fourbagger deuces, a wash, a Lander 3, and two more washes slowed things down.  Pelletier gave his team life by posting a 3 to bring his team to within 3 at 11-8 after eleven rounds, but Bushway punished two Lander wayward throws with a 6 to pull away to 17-8.  A Bushway 3 followed a wash, putting Game 3 within reach at 20-8.  Two washes and a Pelletier 3 only delayed the inevitable, however, as Bushway finished in style with a fourbagger to snatch 6 points and even the series with a 26-10 victory.

After two blowouts, the hope was that he winner-take-all Game 3 would be competitive.  Sometimes you hope for something and get what you wanted, and sometimes you get a lot more than you possibly could have asked for.  This was the latter, as four of the Northeast’s best cornhole players put on a show.

Nine rounds in, it was as close as you could get without being tied, an 8-7 margin being enjoyed by Lander & Pelletier.  A cornhole game turned into a chess match, as every strategic play and every clutch bag you could have imagined exploded Game 3 into life.  Bushway grabbed 4 to give his side an 11-8 lead, and then Pelletier & Lander each snagged deuces to snatch the lead back 12-11.  Goding ground out a single, making it 12-12 after thirteen rounds, making the whole tournament a race to 9 points.  A 10-10 wash was followed by a pair of deuces for Goding & Bushway, before Pelletier posted a deuce of his own, and his partner went one better to make it 17-16.  Goding then swung for the fences and came oh so close to victory, but a 4 would give his team a 20-17 lead entering the TWENTIETH round.  There, it came down to Bushway showing 8, and Lander with the final bag of the round showing 7, albeit with a fairly open look at the hole,  Boarding it would make it a wash, and a hole would give them a deuce and trail by a point.  The runaway WCCC Player of the Month for January chose neither, deciding to airmail drag a bag that was in play but needed precision to take in, and precision it was, Lander hitting the clutchest of clutch shots to complete an epic 21-20 victory after 20 hellacious rounds and 160 incredible bags.

On any other night, the 3rd place game would have been the stuff of legends, as Wayne McCarthy & Phil Jackson combined with Travis O’Brien & Keegan Langlois to put on an absolute show of their own, with McCarthy & Jackson coming back from an early 9-1 deficit to score 13 points over four rounds to take a 14-11 lead after eleven rounds.  From then on it was haymaker after haymaker, as O’Brien & Langlois clawed back 3 points, then took a 16-14 lead on the back of a 4 pointer from Langlois, then Jackson counterpunched with a 5 to make it 19-14.  A few flurries later, the score stood 20-20 after seventeen rounds and virtual sudden death was on.  One round later, O’Brien gutted out a 4-2 round over Jackson to drag his team onto the podium with a 22-20 win.

Ryan Goding outpaced the field in a silver medal effort, his 9.21 PPR being a full half point ahead of anyone else.  Brian Johnson was there with his 8.71, and Scott Pelletier had an 8.66 to complement his championship run.  Ryan Goding, who, we were reliably informed by John Clark hates fourbaggers, engaged in some serious self fear & loathing as he led the way with 11 fourbaggers on the night.

After John Mahoney made a small dent in the airmail pot last week, it rebounded back up to $4831, for $1207 a bag.  Steve Singlar answered the call to throw for the cash, and as WCCC Vice President Sean McKinnon said, “I’ve never seen four bags so close on the pipe before.”  Unfortunately for Singlar, none of those were as close as required, and the entire amount rolls over to next week.

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1/25/23: Epic Finals Afflicted With Sickle Pell Anemia; Not A Singlar Airmail In2023-01-26T01:54:11-05:00

1/18/23: “Dom”inant Lander Continues Podium Run; Airmail Mahoned In

Our 3rd installment of WCCC Wednesday Night at The Brook of 2023, presented by Route 1 Vapors, gave us an all-North Shore Cup champions final, with Dominic Lander teaming up with Steve Marshall to maintain his 100% podium record against Jesob Rockwell & John Mahoney.

Game 1 was a cagey affair early, as the teams traded washes for the opening four rounds, before Lander exploded the final into life with a 12-4 round to take an 8-0 lead, then tacking on two more after another wash to stake his side to a 10-0 lead.  Marshall then laid down his own hammer with a 4, making it 14-0 after eight rounds and leaving it looking like a rout was on.  Rockwell & Mahoney did fight back, however, snagging 5 points in the next two rounds to get a bit of momentum, before another Lander fourbagger yielded 4 points to give his team an 18-5 cushion.  A couple of jabs from each side left the score 20-8, and the fifteenth round proved the finale of Game 1, as Lander posted a 5 to clinch Game 1 by a score of 25-8.

Game 2 was lively from the beginning, with a single from Rockwell answered with a deuce from Lander, then three more points gave the Game 1 winners a 5-1 lead after four rounds, and it was looking like another comfortable win was in the offing.  Rockwell had other plans, though, with a massive 10-1 round on the back of three sick airmails gave them their first lead of the finals at 10-5.  A single from Lander followed by two washes left things at 10-6 in favor of Rockwell & Mahoney after eight rounds.  When it looked like a Game 3 could be on the horizon, Lander & Marshall chose violence instead, a 7 point round from Marshall setting up an 8 point round from Lander to suddenly and abruptly end things, a 21-10 win completing their straight sets sweep.

The 3rd place game featured two teams from the lower half of the playoff seedings, as 9th seeded Phil Jackson & Wayne McCarthy took on 11th seeded Tom O’Hara & Eric Kenney.  A game similar to Game 2 of the finals ensued, as both teams stayed mostly even through eight rounds, with O’Hara & Kenney holding a 10-7 advantage.  The next three rounds saw an onslaught of points from O’Hara & Kenney, with a 6 and a 4 from Kenney sandwiched around an O’Hara deuce claimed for them the final podium spot with a 22-7 decision.

Dominic Lander from his spot on the top of the podium also took the best PPR of the night with a 9.02, followed by Scott Pelletier at 8.75 and Keegan Langlois in the third spot by the slimmest of margins with an 8.63, .01 ahead of his closest rival.  That rival, John Mahoney, did pip Lander to the fourbagger crown for the night, his 10 one more than Lander’s 9.

John Mahoney was all over this recap, and he gets the pub here in the airmail report, as he had his ticket pulled after being the first of the night to buy tickets.  Staring down a pot of $5456, he missed his first three bags, including a rimmer, and when it looked like it was all rolling over to next week, his last gasp bag found paydirt for a payout of $1364.  Still, $4092 will roll over to next week, promising another big pot to take a shot at.

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1/18/23: “Dom”inant Lander Continues Podium Run; Airmail Mahoned In2023-01-19T02:36:01-05:00

1/11/23: Dom On Dom Finals Violence; Airmail Sails Into Four Figure Territory

The latest WCCC Wednesday Night at The Brook of 2023, presented by Route 1 Vapors, saw our first straight blind draw of the year dominated by Doms, with Domenic Branden & Wayne McCarthy sweeping Dominic Lander & Cathy MacKay in the best of three finals.

Game 1 took awhile to get going, as after eight rounds the teams could only muster 11 points between them, Branden & McCarthy holding a slim 6-5 edge.  The ninth round is when things exploded, as Branden doubled his team’s score with a 10-4 round to take a 12-5 lead, but Lander came back with 4 of his own to get it back to 12-9.  The next three rounds yielded a single point, with Lander snatching that to make it 12-10 after thirteen rounds.  The next three rounds were scoring rounds for Branden & McCarthy to increase their lead to 17-10, but Lander & MacKay clawed 3 points back in the next two rounds to make things interesting at 17-13.  Branden finally delivered the knockout punch for Game 1, a 4 point round sealing a 21-13 victory.

Game 2 was the complete opposite of Game 1, with Branden & McCarthy issuing an unrepentant beating, smashing their opponents for 15 points after two rounds.  While Lander & MacKay were able to slow the bleeding over the next five rounds, only giving up a 3-1 advantage over those rounds, the damage had been done, and a 7 spot by McCarthy in the eighth round was a mercy killing, a 25-1 win to clinch the sweep.

The third place game was almost as quick as Game 2 of the finals, but somewhat more competitive.  The team of Tom O’Hara & Sarah Richard jumped out to an 11-0 lead over Steve Marshall & Chris Paquette after three rounds, but a 5 spot by Marshall gave his side hope.  1 point over two rounds was followed by a big 6, however, for O’Hara & Richard, and after one last gasp from Marshall with a 4, the ninth round saw the end with O’Hara posting a 4 of his own to finish off the 22-9 win and claim the final podium spot.

A new name found his way to the top of the PPR leaderboard, as Chris Cole’s 8.82 had him comfortably in front of Scott Pelletier’s 8.21.  Rich Bushway was the best of the rest with a 7.96.  None of the three won a playoff game and only Bushway qualified.  After Dominic Lander’s 17 fourbagger onslaught of last week, a more modest total of 5 was good enough to lead the way this week, with Jeff Lapanne and Wayne McCarthy both hitting that mark.

Airmail blew by the $1000/bag mark and settled in at $4472, for $1118 a bag.  Rob Carroll toed the line for his first shot at the airmail pipe, but didn’t seriously threaten the loot, rolling the entire amount over to next week.

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1/11/23: Dom On Dom Finals Violence; Airmail Sails Into Four Figure Territory2023-01-13T01:13:22-05:00

1/4/23: Champions Grin & Bear It; President Impeached By Airmail

The first WCCC Wednesday Night at The Brook of 2023, presented by Route 1 Vapors, saw our second biggest Wednesday night turnout ever with a rocking 74 players stepping up to do battle in our monthly Switcholio.

It was mostly chalk in the finals, with #3 seed Glenn Krick & Kevin Lowry obliterating #1 seed Donny McPhee & Todd Rabeau in two straight blowouts.  The opening round of Game 1 saw Rabeau claim three points off of Krick, which would prove to be the last points they would score in the first game of the series.  Two rounds later Krick & Lowry led 10-3 and and coasted to a 22-3 laugher.  Game 2 continued the tidal wave for Krick & Lowry, as they led 5-0 after one, 9-0 after three, and 15-0 after six.  McPhee claimed three points in the 7th round, but as in Game 1, that’s all they could muster as Lowry finished proceedings with a flourish, posting a 7 to finish the 25-3 rout, and an aggregate series score of 47-6.

Things were more competitive in the 3rd place game, where two solid teams did battle in #10 seed Dominic Lander & Jesob Rockwell and #13 seed Wayne McCarthy and Craig Anderson. A fourteen round battle ensued where Lander & Rockwell took a 9-5 lead after seven and pulled away to an 18-5 lead after eleven.  However, Anderson powered his way to an 8 round and McCarthy claimed a deuce of his own to pull to within 18-15.  Rockwell, however, then shut down his opponent’s comeback hopes with a 4 spot to claim the final podium place by a score of 22-15.

Dominic Lander fashioned a PPR almost 3/4 of a point ahead of everyone else, leading the way with a 9.52, while Chris Cole trailed behind in 2nd with an 8.78, and Rich Bushway snagged 3rd with an 8.65.  Lander, coming off setting the record for most fourbaggers in a year with 264 in 2022, announced his assault on his own record by setting a single night record with an astounding 17 fourbaggers.

The airmail, untouched for a couple weeks now, reached $3752, for $948 a bag.  WCCC President Edju Martin was called to the line, and after putting two bags on line but long, had his final two bags drift to the right to rollover the entire amount to next week.

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1/4/23: Champions Grin & Bear It; President Impeached By Airmail2023-01-05T02:21:36-05:00

12/28/22: Year Ends With The Goose On The Loose; Airmail Gets Off Scott-Free

The final WCCC Wednesday Night at The Brook of 2022, presented by Route 1 Vapors, gave us some epic cornhole up and down the line, with the money games some of the most dramatic you will see.  In the end, Eric Gosselin & Wayne McCarthy claimed the final title of 2022 with an epic 2-1 finals win over Dominic Lander & Tom O’Hara.

Game 1 was a seesaw affair that saw Gosselin & McCarthy get out to an 11-0 lead after only two rounds on the strength of a pair of 10s, but Lander & O’Hara remained unfazed, chipping away until they took a 13-11 lead after eight rounds.  A 9th round wash was then followed by five straight scoring rounds for Gosselin & McCarthy, with Goose putting the exclamation point on a 27-13 victory with a fourbagger.

Game 2 looked to be more of the same, with Gosselin & McCarthy jumping out to a 5-0 lead after two, but the tide then turned suddenly and viciously, as Lander & O’Hara roared back with points in the next six rounds to run out comfortable 22-5 winners and set up a winner-take-all Game 3.

In the old days, championship boxing fights were 15 round affairs, and Game 3 was a knockdown dragout 15 round affair of its own, with both teams landing haymakers.  After Lander & O’Hara took a 3-2 lead after three, Gosselin & McCarthy staggered their opponents with 12 points over the next three rounds, with 9 points from Goose sandwiching 3 from Sawdust.  Lander & O’Hara fought back with 5 points over the next two rounds to get back to 14-8, but then a deuce stretched Gosselin & McCarthy’s lead to 16-8 after nine.  O’Hara over his next two rounds earned single points for his team, but in-between Slim Reaper 2.0 brandished his scythe, ripping McCarthy for a 6 point round, the sum of which meant we were tied 16-16 after 12 rounds.  McCarthy got 2 in the 13th to make it 18-16, followed by Aruba Tom claiming his own deuce to tie it at 18s.  The 15th round was decisive, as McCarthy hit a two-bag shove to complete a fourbagger and a 12-8 round to finish an epic series with a 22-18 victory.  Great, great stuff.

The folks in the 3rd place game got in their share of dramatics with an 18 round marathon.  It looked to be a runaway, with Domenic Branden & WCCC newcomer Brent Persia jumping out to a 12-0 lead after five straight scoring rounds to open the match.  Opponents Kyle Richard & Phil Jackson responded by pulling to within 5 in two rounds, then after a pair of washes were able to claim singles twice in a row to make it 12-9 after eleven rounds.  Action Jackson earned his name in the 10th round, as he put up a massive 9 spot to give his side an improbable 18-12 lead.  Branden & Persia were not so easily deterred, however, and in three rounds had pulled even at 18-18.  A deuce put Richard & Jackson on the brink, but a fourbagger by Branden countered a 10 by Richard and left things at sudden death, 20-20.  In the 18th round, Persia went for the win and went long with an airmail attempt, allowing Jackson to secure two points, the 22-20 victory, and the final podium spot.

Craig Dutton had himself a phenomenal individual night with a sterling 9.55 PPR, .61 ahead of Domenic Branden’s 8.94.  Right behind Branden was Jeff Lapanne with an 8.92.   Dutton & Branden shared nightly fourbagger honors, with each posting a perfect 10.

The final airmail of the year reached $3230, for $807 a bag.  Scott Pelletier ended November by claiming airmail money and sought to do the same in December, but it wasn’t meant to be, although he did threaten the pipe.  The full $3230 will roll into 2023.

It’s been a hell of a year, and we can’t wait to see what 2023 brings!

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12/28/22: Year Ends With The Goose On The Loose; Airmail Gets Off Scott-Free2022-12-30T00:21:09-05:00

12/21/22: Old School Is Cool; Not So Much For Airmail

The penultimate WCCC Wednesday Night at The Brook of 2022, presented by Route 1 Vapors, did not disappoint, with 54 players teeing it up.  When the smoke cleared, two Massachusetts OGs, Scott Pelletier & Kevin Lowry, had run roughshod over the field, going 9-0 with an average margin of victory of just over 18 on their way to the title.

Standing in their way in the finals were the young gun team of Corey Rabeau and Jake Batista, who as the 12 seed had beaten the 5, 4 and 1 seeds by 10, 11, and 17 points respectively, coming on strong heading into the finals.  They actually gained some momentum early in Game 1, overcoming a quick 6-0 deficit to take a 7-6 lead before Pelletier & Lowry pulled away with 11 points over the next 3 rounds to glide to a 23-7 victory after 10 rounds, Lowry claiming 6 from Batista with a fourbagger to give his team a leg up in the best-of-three.

Game 2 saw Rabeau & Batista jump out to a 2-0 lead and hold serve through two more rounds before a 4 by Lowry and an 8 by Pelletier in back-to-back rounds left the 12 seeds reeling, down 12-2 in an elimination game.  Rabeau & Batista managed to pull 3 back over the next 2 rounds, but it was simply delaying the inevitable, with the next two rounds yielding 6 points for the veterans, who after two washes put away their opponents courtesy of a sick push by Lowry with his last bag to get over the line at 21-5, sealing the straight sets victory.

In another surprise, the top seeded duo of WCCC Men’s Player of the Year Rich Bushway & Mark Libby were upended in the 3rd place game 23-7 by the 6th seeded pairing on James Stanley & Chris Cole.  Stanley & Cole turned an 8-7 lead after 9 rounds into a laugher, with both players each posting a 10 round and a 12 round to post 15 points over the final 4 rounds to claim the final podium spot.

Scott Pelletier had a massive night, with a shiny 9.21 PPR.  Dominic Lander followed with an 8.94, and Brian Johnson right behind with an 8.75.  Pelletier also set the record for most fourbaggers in a single Wednesday night blind draw in the ScoreMagic era with a whopping FIFTEEN.

Coming off the first rollover in 6 weeks courtesy of Sean McKinnon, eventual champion Kevin Lowry was drawn for the airmail.  Although in the neighborhood with all 4 bags, none found the mark, ensuring that the full $2681 rolls over to the final Wednesday of 2022.

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12/21/22: Old School Is Cool; Not So Much For Airmail2022-12-22T01:57:19-05:00

12/7/22: Back-To-Back “Dom”ination; Aruba Tom Continues To Own Airmail

WCCC Wednesday Night at The Brook, presented by Route 1 Vapors, gave us our monthly Switcholio, but the change in format did not faze Dominic Lander, who won his 2nd title in a row, this time teaming with Tyler Callahan to outlast Scott Pelletier & Eric Kenney in the maximum three games to emerge victors.  This was Lander’s 9th title of the year, tying him with Brian Johnson, while Callahan ascended the throne for the very first time in 2022.

Game 1 set the tone for the best-of-3 series, with 6 lead changes and only two washes in 14 rounds.  The final lead change came in the final round, as Pelletier posted a 5 on Callahan with a fourbagger to turn a 20-18 deficit into a 23-20 win.

Game 2 was a 21 round marathon, with Pelletier & Kenney jumping out to leads of 7-1 and 10-3 before Lander went for 7 on Kenney to tie it 10-10 after 11 rounds.  Three straight washes were followed by a deuce from Kenney before Callahan seized control with a fourbagger 5 and Lander built on the momentum with a deuce to make it 19-12.  Lander followed with a single, Callahan and Pelletier washed fourbaggers, then Lander forced a deciding Game 3 with a 5 spot for the 25-12 victory.

In contrast to the first two games that took time to develop, Game 3 was short and explosive, with Lander & Callahan building a 7-1 lead after 4 rounds. Pelletier posting a 7 to take an 8-7 lead, Lander with a snowman to snag a 15-7 lead, and Pelletier responding with a 5 to leave his team down 15-13 after 7 rounds.  The 8th round saw the final haymaker connect, which saw Lander shove two bags in with his last bag to blow Kenney away with a 10-2 round for a 23-13 final.

In a competitive 3rd place tilt, top-seeded Wayne McCarthy & Gary Clifford claimed the final podium spot with a 22-16 win over Brian Johnson & Heidi Harrington after Clifford posted a 10 spot to turn a 16-12 deficit into a 22-16 victory.

Dominic Lander not only was on top of the tournament podium, but he also led the way with a sterling 9.1 PPR.  John Mahoney was 2nd with an 8.7, and Rich Bushway claimed the third spot by a slim .02 margin, finishing with an 8.43.  Lander also extended his WCCC fourbagger lead with a full dozen dozens on the night.

Airmail reached $2792, for $698 a bag, and Tom O’Hara was drawn for an astounding 5th time, and fives were alive as for the 5th week in a row one bag was hit.  O’Hara started this run as well, and took the airmail winnings lead with his haul on this night.  $2094 will 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!

 

12/7/22: Back-To-Back “Dom”ination; Aruba Tom Continues To Own Airmail2022-12-13T00:18:41-05:00
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