Strachota/Seefeld win the Consolation Bracket
In a “B-pick” tournament, with 4:1 odds on both sides of the championship court, finding a clear cut winner between Nolte/Brock and Feiertag/Mamalat wouldn’t be easy. However, David Brock’s experience in these kinds of matches paid off with his record setting fourth Cedar Club Men’s Championship — and his partner, Chris Nolte’s first.
“The feeling is incredible. They say winning the Men’s Championship changes your life. I’m read for the change.” said an elated Nolte.
On a day that reached above 80 degrees, the warmest TCC Championship on record, outlasting the competition was a key to matches across the board. That’s why the “i-formation” strategy from Brock and Nolte appeared to be ill suited for the day.
“I told David that I could actually move to the ball from time to time… but Dave just said to stay put. So I did. Worked out perfectly.”
In the consolation championship, last year’s Club Champ Brad Seefeld got a taste of playing the A and with 2021 Club Champ T.J. Stachota. Despite losing their opening match to Bentley/Feldbruegge, this middie team showed true grit to fight their way to the coveted Consolation title.
A tired, but smiling Seefeld had this to say, “Winning this is almost as much fun as winning the championship. I can see why Farley is addicted to the Consolation Bracket.”
Once again, kudos to Master of Ceremonies, Dan Einhorn and his side-kick Jon Feldbruegge for putting together a well run tourney (in three locations), good paddle, good yucks and good food — everything ran without trouble, on a Wisconsin weather day that ran the gamut from scorching to overcast to even a short lightning delay.
Wrapping up under the lights to a full house is a fine capper to another great day to be at the Cedar Club!
Bear/Bentley try to fight off eventual TCC runner-up team, Dan Mamalat and Mike Feiertag. Alas, Bear can’t handle a great little corner shot by Big Mike.
Shifting from “winter ball” to “summer ball” strategies can be tricky. Doing so on the last point of your match would have been helpful to Mr. Zoromski and his partner, Pat Laughlin.