The Tournament will take place Saturday and Sunday Nov 13 and 14 at the Bensalem Holiday Inn Parx Casino (Regular Hotel).  Jerry spent his afternoon today driving and talking with them to get all set.  Thanks again Jerry!  We do NOT have the conference room on Friday so the draft will be Thursday night at 7pm eastern via Skype.

Hotel – You need to book your hotel room by this coming FRIDAY Nov 5th.

Holiday Inn – Bensalem – Parx Casino
3327 Street Road
Bensalem, PA 19020
Rate: $129.00 CODE:  EAS

We will be starting out playing in the bar area until the conference room is cleared out.   We will then be in the conference room the rest of the weekend.

ENTRY FEE:  $150  We will also be doing a side pot.  $50 per person (if you want) for the best record PRIOR to the playoffs.

Up Next, PITTSBURGH – Sept11/12

The Pittsburgh tournament is a 100% go!  We have enough interest to go

Hotel Info:
Holiday Inn Express – Delmont
6552 State Route 22
Delmont, PA 15626
$109 per night – Tell them you’re from Strat-O-Matic Baseball.

Tournament Info:
The Lamplighter restaurant in front of hotel.
8am Saturday morning start!

Congrats to Harry Flawd for winning CT June!

Harry beat Mark G 4 games to 3 in the CT finals.

Game 1 – Mark scores a run in the 4th on a 1B** off Harper x-chance and a run in the 5th on a 2B off Hicks x-chance and wins 4-1 to get things going.

Game 2 – Maeda no hits Harry for 8 innings, but May/Iglesias/Hahn only give up 1 hit thru 8. 0-0 top 9 Watson in for Mark, Yaz rolls the straight shot 1-8 in the 0-0 park and Hendricks closes out a 1-0 win for Harry.

Game 3 – The offenses come to life in Pittsburgh, in a game now known as the Rendon show….he hits 1-8 first 3 times up for 3 HR’s in 1st 3 AB’s…Goodrum adds a 3 run shot…Harry gets within 1 with 2 outs in the 9th on back to back 2B’s by Seager and Yaz, but Moreland grounds out to end the game.

Game 4 – Greinke scatters 9 hits in a complete game 7-1 game for Harry, Tatis is 4-5, Wong is 3-4, Murphy 1-1 3 BB’s to lead the O.  Series ties 2-2.

Game 5 – Z. Davies gets lit up like a cheap cigar and gets totally burnt in a 12-0 shellacking for Mark.  Mark rolled the 5-9 off Davies Back to Back to Back in the 5th inning. 5 HR’s later….Mark leads 3 games to 2.

Game 6 – Maeda again for Mark goes 8 innings of no-hit ball, for the series 16 IP 0 hits….but Mark ends up losing both games…rough luck.  So top 9 still 0-0 thanks to May/Hendricks/Hahn tossing 8 innings of 2 hit ball…2 K’s and a BB to Seager and then to Yaz make it 1st and 2nd with 2 outs and GBx to Rendon…1e10…roll the 17 for a 2 base error and an un-earned run, followed by Wong singling in both runners, then Matzek K’s the side for a 3-0 win and to force a game 7.

Game 7 – Happ vs Burnes Wong strikes first with a solo HR in the 2nd, and Tatis solo HR in the 4th makes it 2-0 Harry.  Seager gets the RFx on Garcia for a 3*** 2B following a walk to Happ, and it’s now 3-0.  Seager and Buxton hit solo HR’s and the bullpen K’s 8 in the last 4 innings to close out the series for Harry.

Thanks for Mark for being a gracious host, he allowed me to postpone playing the final for a week so I didn’t have to drive home from CT at midnight.  I had the day off so I drove up to his house to play the series, and it was a full strat day as Brian Smith and Tim Rice and 3 others in Mark’s league were present and all playing baseball.  Great time.

MVP’s were Hendricks/Iglesias/Hand from the bullpen.

Season 1.32 ERA and 4-0 10 saves

World Series 0.00 ERA 12 IP 5 hits, 23 K’s.

Congrats to Norm Plouffe for winning the EAST Skype Tournament

Game 1 Bieber gives up only 2 hits and  France led off t7 with a 3b and PR Goodrum scored on a Candy-man SF for the 1-0 win for Norm.   In game 2, a Tellez HR gave Norm 1-0 lead going to b7.  A Bohm 3b and Stallings 1b ties the game.  In b9 Alberto up against Hand with McNeill on 3b, 1 out.  Norm goes to the RH and Alberto squeezes in the winning run 2-1 Mark.  Game 3 Norm is running up the score and goes to t9 up 8-2.  A.Garcia out, McNeil 1b, Simmons bb, Wong bb, Moran 1b, Bohm HR.  It’s 8-7.  Casali out. Mookie 1b and K.Seager rolls a HR to 7 or 2b.  2b.  Mookie to 15 to score and tie up… but it’s a 17.  Final 8-7 Norm after the 5 run 9th that was the only big inning Mark would get in the series.  Game 4 RBI 2bs from Tellez and Cano lead Norm to a 2-0 win.   Game 5 Bieber 8IP scatters 3 hits and S.Murphy gets the big 2-run HR to 7 in b7 and Norm takes it 3-0 in game 5 and the series 4-1.

UP NEXT- Albany, NY April 10/11

Albany, NY is our next stop.  See info below and on the Schedule page!

SureStayPlus by Best Western
200 Wolf Road
Albany, NY 12205
Rate: $80/night
LINK: https://www.bestwestern.com/en_US/book/hotel-rooms.55086.html?groupId=Q42PK4E0
Cut-off: April 3rd

In: (9)
Brian Favereaux
Mark Giddings
Bryan Smith
Tim Rice
Jeff Hendriks
Jeff Cohen
Gene Abood
Jerry Dattilo
Rich Knopf

Gordon Deane

Upcoming Strat-O-Matic News!

Hello Everyone,

Just want to put it out there that the upcoming season cards are now up for sale at Strat-O-Matic. The StratTPC Council has decided (with help from you all) that we will be using the 60 game season set of cards. We will be putting out the full roster soon of all the players eligible. We’re looking at 1st FTF tournament Mar 13/14 in CT. This is all COVID dependent as well. Please stay tuned for more information!

Bruce Layton Memorial – November 6th-8th – Team Cohen/Gess win!

The team of Mike Cohen/Andrew Gess defeated Gene Abood 4 games to 2 in the World Series!

Very close series with game 6 ending on Trey Mancini getting gunned at the plate by Victor Robles as the tying run after a single by reliever Will Smith off of Carlos Martinez! (1-10, roll was a 14!)

Mike/Andrew defeated Paul Ferraro 3 games to 1 in the semifinals.
Gene defeated Harry Flawd 3 games to 2 in the other semifinal.

Thank you to all who attended this hybrid tourney. There were 12 teams: 6 live and 6 Skype. Special thanks to Brian Favereaux for the on line pitching sheets and standings, it made things run very smoothly for all involved.

Pittsburgh – Sept 12th/13th – George Silva wins!

Congratulations to George Silva who defeated Dave Morley 4 games to 1 in the World Series!

George defeated Paul Ferraro 3 games to 0 in the semifinals.

Dave Morley received a first round bye after going 17-7 in the round robin.

George defeated Paul in a shootout to advance to the playoffs while Paul defeated Rich Piwkowski in a shootout to advance to the playoffs.

Thanks to everyone who attended what was a fun venue at the Lamplighter! The spiked milk shakes were very good. 🙂

Philly/Parx Casino – August 15th/16th- Harry Flawd wins!

Congratulations to Harry Flawd who defeated Tim Rice in the World Series!

Harry made the playoffs by defeating George Silva in a shootout after losing to Tim Rice in a shootout.

Harry then defeated Bryan Lewis 3 games to 1 in the semi finals.

Tim defeated the tag team of Ben and Don Leong 3 games to 2 in the other semi final. In game 5, Tim was down 3-0 in the 7th inning to Verlander in KC, when Devers rolled the 1-5 homer for a 3 run shot to tie. In the 9th, with a runner on first and 2 outs, Merrifield rolled the 1-5 open double and the winning run scored 1-13 for an exciting finish.

Thank you to all who attended, including Mark Giddings who attended virtually for our first ever Skype player at a live tourney and to Ben and Don Leong who returned to our tourneys after a long hiatus.