Harley’s – Super Saturday Champions
Super Saturday Shocker
Every spring Stanton Automatics brings together the top pool teams from their previous year’s leagues to compete in a round robin format tournament for the right to be wined and dined on Seneca Lake by Stanton Automatics owner Larry Hilimire.
This year’s invitations went out to:
- Harley’s Goodfellas – Auburn Monday Champions A
- Swifty’s U Mad Bro – Auburn Monday 2nd place A
- Belvedere Bullets – Auburn Monday 3rd place A
- Moose 1 – Geneva Monday Champions
- Bubba’s Weekenders – Tri-County Sunday 1st place league
- Harley’s Untouchables – Auburn Wednesday 1st place A
- CJ’s Tyrants – Auburn Wednesday 1st place A play-offs
- Fergie’s 1 – Elmira Wednesday Champions
As Super Saturday approached (April 25th @ Garropy’s in Auburn) teams from Elmira and Geneva dropped out due to scheduling conflicts. This opened the door for two additional teams to play. Harley’s Sticks (Auburn Wednesday 3rd place A) and the most over matched of teams Harley’s (Auburn Monday B division champions) snuck into the competition.
The round robin format consists of each team playing seven matches. Each team has four players and in each round there are four individual matches. Each game counts 10 points for a win and loser gets a point for the number of his or her balls pocketed points per round is 40.
The first “SHOCK” came in round 1 when heavily favored Harley’s Goodfella’s, led by Felix Melendez, Chris King, and Adam Tanner lost all four games to Swifty’s U Mad Bro and scored only 25 points.
The second “SHOCK” came after 5 rounds when the leader board consisted of Harley’s, Harley’s Sticks, and Swifty’s U Mad Bro. The final “SHOCKER” came when Dennis Smiley pocketed the 8 ball in the final game of the tournament to give Harley’s the win by two balls. Harley’s was led by a very consistent Amy Vorhis (62 of possible 70 points), Dennis Smiley (57 points), Fred Vivenzio (52 points), and Cliff Doyle (58 points).
Final Standings for Super Saturday 2015
|Harley’s 229 balls
||CJ’s Tyrants 220 balls
|Harley’s Goodfella’s 227 balls
||Belvedere Bullets 209 balls
|Harley’s Sticks 225 balls
||Bubba’s 179 balls
|Swifty’s U Mad Bro 224 balls
||Harley’s Untouchables 173 balls
It was truly a great Super Saturday with only 9 balls separating the top 5 teams. Also many thanks to Garropy’s for a job well done!
What a weekend, with more new and old friends than we ever expected. Most events went off without a hitch and were a success. Next year we plan to bring the Blind Draw back to Thursday night. We are also “tentatively” planning to classify all events (including 01 events) with cricket stats. Reason – every league plays 01 with a different format creating a vast difference in 01 stats. Cricket is played universally translating into stats that have some merit.
“The Great Stanton Skills Shootout” was interesting as usual. We proved once again hitting a bullseye when the lights come on is not an easy thing to do. Congratulations Mike Young (Waterfalls), this year’s grand prize winner of a home model Galaxy 3 dart board.
Just One Little Bullseye
Friday’s events started with a large turnout beginning at 10am and continuing throughout the day. Our 4 Person Team Event had the largest number of teams ever.
Saturday and Sunday events had the same end results. Fantastic participation that resulted in new friendships being formed over a great weekend of fun.
Thanks to everyone for making the tournament great!
More pictures available on our facebook page!
The Calm Before The Storm!
Can you say dart supplies?
Are We Happy?
Seriously would you be afraid of these clowns?
Are we done yet?
As you can see we take our job seriously..
Next year’s tournament is April 21, 22, 23, 24, 2016 see you there?!
Inland Reef Pool Tournament has a new found success.
After years of dwindling entries in the annual Geneva City Pool Tournament held at the Inland Reef George VanDeMortel decided to make a change in the eligibility requirements to participate. In previous years players had to live or work in Geneva or play Monday night in the Stanton Automatics Pool League held at the local taverns in Geneva. VanDeMortel stated “Last year we had to cancel the tournament due to a low number of sign ups. This year we decided to open the tournament up and anyone willing to pony up the $10 entry fee!”
That change worked. This year’s tourney had a full field of 32 players coming from the Southern Tier, Rochester, Auburn, Seneca Falls, and Geneva. The tournament was double elimination with one game in the winners and losers brackets. Start time was 1pm Saturday, January 24th and the final ball was pocketed by Mark Hadley of Seneca Falls around 8pm. Mark came out of the loser’s bracket for the 2nd time in 3 weeks to claim the top prize. 2nd place went to Mike Coleman.
VanDeMortel said the tournament is definitely back. Judging from the quality of players that showed up it’s only going to get better in the years to come. Next year’s tournament is slated for Saturday, February 1st, 2016.