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Week 5 Report

By Eric Krol

What a difference two weeks makes. Last time out, a huge snowstorm and this week, temps above 50 in early February. We were back at Jim Rzonca's house for Week 5 of the LTHL with 11 players showing up. League-leader Rob Chargo was back in the house and took top honors. He lost his first game 4-2 to Eric Krol, but rebounded to go unbeaten in his next 18. Finishing second was Jim Rzonca, whose only two losses were to Chargo. Third place was Ron Marsik, who had a great afternoon by most players' standards at 13-5-1, but that was probably the most losses he's had in one day in three-plus years of Lemont Stiga play. Taking fourth was Krol, who was on fire in the first round going 8-2, losing only to Marsik and Rzonca. He came back down to earth in the second round, but scored his first-ever win against Marsik on any table hockey game ever. Krol was up 2-0, coughed up the lead but scored on a LW-C tip with under 30 seconds left, stunning himself with a 3-2 win. Jeff Farwell had a strong first 2/3 of the second round, but his late bid for fourth stalled with a couple losses at the end. Next week, Krol and Salazar (and perhaps Farwell, Dan Lord and Jeff Thill) are headed to Philly for the Stiga Liberty Classic. Then a bye week (while Rich Thill's MHL gears up on Coleco) before we return Feb. 26 in the LTHL.


Three Stars of the night
1. Rob Chargo: Back this week, 18 in row unbeaten.
2. Eric Krol: Was en fuego in first round.
3. Jim Rzonca: Upended Marsik twice.

Standings

PLAYER                      W   L   T   GF  GA  GP LTHL PTS
ROB CHARGO                 17   1   1   87  31  19   12
JIM RZONCA                 12   2   5   94  55  19   11
RON MARSIK                 13   5   1   73  36  19   10
ERIC KROL                  11   6   2   64  54  19    9
JEFF FARWELL                8   6   5   70  57  19    8
DAN LORD                    7   9   3   56  70  19    7
GARRY BUTLER                5   9   5   52  73  19    6
JOE SALAZAR                 5  10   4   43  58  19    5
JOHN MEDEMA                 3  11   5   40  56  19    4
JERRY PYTLEWSKI             2  16   1   30  88  19    3
RICH THILL                  0   8   2   11  42  10    2  


Note: each player gets one point for attendance and points based on what place they finish.

Box Scores


First Round Robin

Second Round Robin

Third Round Robin

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