Jim Rzonca is LTHL champion!



Your smilin' winners: Jim Rzonca and Eric Davis.

The winter season came to a close on Saturday, April 13 at the remodeled Lemont VFW. The sound of Stiga pucks flying around was loud on the new floor. At the end of the night, LTHL founder Jim Rzonca was victorious, defeating Jeff Farwell four games to two in the finals. We also had a rookie tournament with four of our rookies. Newcomer Bob Ingo put up a good fight in his debut, but fell to the rapidly-improving Eric Davis in Game 5 of a Best of 5 final. The series of the night was the 7-game barnburner between John Medema and Farwell in the A Group semis. We'll have photos up later, but enjoy the full results for now.




Eric Krol hands Jim Rzonca his A pool hardware.

A Pool Quarters

(4) Jeff Thill vs. (5) Eric Krol JTH 4 4 4 3 EKR 3 2 2 2 Game 1 was OT. Jeff Thill wins series 4-0. (3) Jeff Farwell vs. (6) Rich Thill FAR 4 3 0 1 2 x RTH 1 1 3 0 3 x Game 4 was OT. Score not recorded for Game 6. Farwell wins 4-2.

A Pool Semis

(1) Jim Rzonca vs. (4) Jeff Thill RZO 4 4 4 1 1 6 JTH 3 1 2 2 3 1 Game 4 was OT. Rzonca wins series 4-2. (2) John Medema vs. (3) Jeff Farwell MED 3 3 4 3 4 2 2 FAR 6 1 3 4 3 3 5 Games 3, 4 were OT. Farwell wins series 4-3.

A Pool Finals



Rzonca grins, perhaps thinking about his intimidating style.

(1) Jim Rzonca vs. (3) Jeff Farwell RZO 4 7 5 1 1 5 FAR 3 3 1 3 2 1 Game 1 was OT. Rzonca wins series 4-2 and is LTHL champion!

A Pool Third Place

(2) John Medema vs. (4) Jeff Thill MED 2 6 6 JTH 3 3 1 Game 1 was OT. Medema wins series 2-1 to take third place.

Rookie Tournament Round Robin standings

PLAYER W L T PTS ERIC DAVIS 7 2 0 14 BOB INGO 4 2 3 11 ROGER CARLSON 3 3 3 9 RYAN ANDERSON 0 7 2 2

Rookie Playoffs (Semis)

(1) Eric Davis vs. (4) Ryan Anderson DAV 2 3 4 AND 0 0 1 Davis wins series 3-0. (2) Bob Ingo vs. (3) Roger Carlson ING 7 4 3 ROG 4 0 2 Ingo wins series 3-0.

Rookie Playoffs (Finals)



Davis and Ingo took it to the limit in the Rookie finals.

(1) Eric Davis vs. (2) Bob Ingo DAV 0 5 4 5 4 ING 1 2 5 2 3 Davis wins series 3-2 and is Rookie Champion!

Eric Davis won the Rookie Tournament. Congrats!

Rookie Round Robin Results

ROG 0 3 0 DAV 4 2 5 AND 1 3 2 ING 1 7 5 ROG 4 5 3 AND 1 0 3 DAV 5 2 5 ING 1 4 1 ROG 2 4 2 ING 2 4 4

The Photos



When he's not playing baseball, Roger Carlson plays table hockey.



Eric Davis adopted Ken Dubois' famous stool approach.



John Medema took third.



Roger Carlson and Ryan Anderson played in the Rookie Tournament.



Jeff Farwell finished second this year.



Jeff Farwell tries to score, MJ-style.



Bob Ingo made it to the Rookie finals in his LTHL debut.



Jeff Thill gets into it in the A Pool semis.



Rzonca bears down.



John Medema rolls up his sleeves and goes to work.

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