Eric Davis won a few games during his first time at the LTHL.

The Report

The LTHL took to the Stigas fresh off a Las Vegas tournament at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 24. A pretty good turnout with 10 players, including newcomers Eric Davis and Ryan Anderson. They drove down together from the Rockford area, maybe 90 minutes to two hours away. Vegas champion Rob Chargo was in the house, and dominated as usual. He lost 5-1 to Jim Rzonca and had two ties. He only missed four out of a possible 36 points. It was a dogfight for second after the first round robin, and Jim Rzonca came back to take it. He tied third-place finisher Eric Krol by a 4-4 tally each time. Playing spoiler was Rich Thill, the Garbageman. In the second round robin, the eldest Thill defeated both Joe Salazar (3-2) and then in the final game, John Medema (1-0). Thill had a 5-3-1 second round, almost surely his best Stiga round ever. Davis did pretty well for a first-timer, winning four games and tying two, including a 0-0 tie in the opener vs. his friend Ryan Anderson. We were happy to see Peter Basdeckis return from injury and Jerry Miller Sr. was back in the house too. We're targeting Saturday, March 22 for the next league night, but check the web site for details.



Ryan Anderson came down from Rockton, IL to make his LTHL debut.

The Standings

PLAYER              W   L   T   GF   GA   PTS   LTHL PTS
ROB CHARGO         15   1   2   89   26    32     11
JIM RZONCA         12   2   4   81   46    28     10
ERIC KROL          12   4   2   75   39    26      9
JOE SALAZAR        12   5   1   67   43    25      8
JOHN MEDEMA        12   6   0   61   34    24      7
RICH THILL          7   9   2   40   53    16      6
ERIC DAVIS          4  12   2   42   85    10      5
PETER BASDECKIS     4  13   1   43   68     9      4
JERRY MILLER SR.    3  14   1   33   68     7      3
RYAN ANDERSON       1  16   1   20   89     3      2

The Photos



Peter Basdeckis returned from the shelf to show his stuff.



Jerry Miller Sr. was back at it.



Jim Rzonca shows off his trademark intimidating style vs. John Medema.



Rich "The Garbageman" Thill had a couple impressive upsets during the second round robin.



Davis vs. Thill.

Round robin results

The Champion



Rob Chargo holds up his Vegas trophy. 1