Shank and Samuels win Wednesday
Wednesday, March 25, and the madness continues, with nine teams waiting for availability of the five pits. Three teams qualified for the playoffs. Justin Zirwes (Herb Puryear's grandson) and Dave Long won the bye. In the first match, Sam Samuels and Adin Shank defeated Art Kingstad and John Johnson 22 to 15. In the final match, Samuels and Shank destroyed Zirwes and Long 21 to 4. Grand pop is not happy.
Saturday, March 28, saw a slight reduction in throwers with only six teams waiting for the pits. Five teams qualified for the playoffs. Jerry Disbrow and John Johnson drew the first bye and Adin Shank and Bob Lee defeated Ron Brousseau and Rod Bussey 21 to 17 and Dean Rowe and Mike Lovey beat Doug Yox and Bob Mason 24 to 14. The second bye was drawn by Rowe and Lovey and Shank and Lee easily overcame Dibrow and Johnson 21 to 9. In the final, Rowe and Lovey defeated Shank and Lee 23 to 16. Shank's excuse was that the wind picked up and blew his hair.
Play gets underway every Wednesday and Saturday behind Anna Maria City Hall. All are welcome; come a few minutes early to practice.