Mark Giddings Wins In Albany!

Congratulations to Mark Giddings for winning the Albany FTF Tournament.  He defeated Tim Rice 4 games to 2.  Tim defeated Jeff Cohen in the semi’s to play Mark.  Mark was the #1 seed going into the play offs with a round robin record of 12-4.

Next stop is the East/Jasper Tournament in Pittsburgh on May 1st and 2nd.  Details coming soon!

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
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

Brian Favereaux Wins in North Haven, CT!

Congratulations to Brian Favereaux (Cromwell, CT) on winning the North Haven, CT tournament.  There were 8 competitors for this FTF Tournament and 3 made the playoffs..  Three teams tied for first place with 13 after the Round Robin and Power Matchups.  There was then a 3 way “Shoot Out” for seeding of the playoffs.  Brian wound up winning the Shoot Out with Tim Rice (Alabny, CT) coming in 2nd and Gene Abood (Boston, MA) was the 3 seed.  Tim Rice jump to a 2 games to 0 lead but Gene rallied and won the last 3 games to take the series 3-2.

In the best of 7 series, the games went back and forth for the first 2 games.  Game 3 Gene was leading 5-2 in the top of the 9th when Winker doubled, Contreras got on via a X-Chance single against D. Smith.  A strikeout to Didi and Colin Moran pinch hit and rolled a Diamond to 7 and nailed it to tie it.  In the top of the 10th, an error on Will Myers in RF a BB to D.J. and Winker slammed a 3 run HR to take the lead.  Nola for Gene hit a solo HR in the bottom of the 10th but it wasn’t enough.  GM 4 Bauer for Gene was a stud.  Brian had his chances missing 3 HR chances including the HR to 17 off Bauer with Harper, but it wasn’t enough.  Bauer and Gene win 2-1 to tie the series at 2.  Game 5 was another pitchers dual with Gonsolin winning the battle vs. Maeda 2-0.  In game 6, Kershaw goes 6 innings with O’Day, Scott, and Mayers finishing off the game 10-1 and the series 4 games to 2.

Gonsolin and Winker took CO-MVP honors as Gonsolin was 2-0 and Winker got big after big hit and drove in 7 runs.

The EAST will be having our first tournament of 2021 in North Haven, CT.  Information is below.  Cut Off for sign ups in March 5th.  If Skype draft is needed for FTF players, it will held on THURSDAY MARCH 11th at 7PM EASTERN TIME.  This is a change from previous emails.  Players traveling will be doing it on Friday night so that won’t be possible.

March 13th and 14th – Connecticut – EAST
Best Western Plus
201 Washington Ave
North Haven, CT 06473
Code: EAST
Rate: $89
Tournament Location:
15 Massimo Drive
North Haven, CT 06473

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.

EAST – Connecticut – June 27th/28th – Tim Rice wins!

Congratulations to Tim Rice for winning the tourney!

We had a fun 10 team tourney with Tim Rice, Harry Flawd, Jerry Dattilo and Gene Abood making the playoffs.

Tim defeated Gene 3 games to 1 in the semifinals.

Jerry defeated Harry 3 games to 0 in the semifinals.

Tim defeated Jerry 4 games to 2 in the World Series.