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2004 LTHL Stiga U.S. Open Playoffs




The LTHL's big winners from the 2004 U.S. Open: B pool winner Jeff Thill, A pool winner Rob Chargo and C pool winner Rich Thill.

A Division Playoffs


Preliminary Round, Best of Five


(1) Kenny Dubois vs. (16) Bob Bernstein
Dubois 8, B. Bernstein 1 Dubois 8, B. Bernstein 0 Dubois 7, B. Bernstein 3
Dubois wins series 3-0

(2) Rob Chargo vs. (15) Mike Lisowski
Chargo 3, Lisowski 0 Chargo 5, Lisowski 1 Chargo 4, Lisowski 0
Chargo wins series 3-0

(3) Bruce Turner vs. (14) Dan Lord
Turner 5, Lord 2 Turner 5, Lord 2 Turner 10, Lord 0
Turner wins series 3-0

(4) Ron Marsik vs. (13) Ron Chesick
Marsik 4, Chesick 0 Marsik 7, Chesick 0 Marsik 2, Chesick 0
Marsik wins series 3-0

(5) Steve Bernstein vs. (12) Eric Krol
Bernstein 5, Krol 1 Bernstein 3, Krol 1 Bernstein 4, Krol 2
Bernstein wins series 3-0
(6) Dominic Froome vs. (11) Matt DiDomizio
Froome 2, M. DiDomizio 1 Froome 5, M. DiDomizio 4 (OT) Froome 7, M. DiDomizio,2
Froome wins series 3-0

(7) Mike Caponetti vs. (10) Jeff Farwell
Caponetti 6, Farwell 4 Caponetti 7, Farwell 0 Caponetti 6, Farwell 0
Caponetti wins series 3-0

(8) Chris DiDomizio vs. (9) Jim Rzonca
C. DiDomizio 4, Rzonca 0 C. DiDomizio 1, Rzonca 0 Rzonca 2, C. DiDomizio 0 Rzonca 2, C. DiDomizio 1 Rzonca 4, C. DiDomizio 2
Rzonca wins series 3-2

Quarterfinals, Best of Seven


(1) Kenny Dubois vs. (9) Jim Rzonca
Dubois 6, Rzonca 1 Dubois 4, Rzonca 3 Dubois 8, Rzonca 2 Dubois 4, Rzonca 3
Dubois wins series 4-0

(2) Rob Chargo vs. (7) Mike Caponetti
Chargo 1, Caponetti 0 Chargo 3, Caponetti 2 Chargo 3, Caponetti 1 Caponetti 4, Chargo 3 (OT) Chargo 3, Caponetti 1
Chargo wins series 4-1

(3) Bruce Turner vs. (6) Dominic Froome
Turner 4, Froome 2 Turner 11, Froome 2 Turner 10, Froome 6 Froome 6, Turner 5 (OT) Turner 12, Froome 2
Turner wins series 4-1

(4) Ron Marsik vs. (5) Steve Bernstein
Marsik 3, S. Bernstein 2 S. Bernstein 3, Marsik 2 S. Bernstein 3, Marsik 2 S. Bernstein 2, Marsik 1 S. Bernstein 3, Marsik 2 (OT)
Bernstein wins series 4-1

Semifinals, Best of Seven


(1) Kenny Dubois vs. (5) S. Bernstein
S. Bernstein 2, Dubois 1 Dubois 4, S. Bernstein 0 Dubois 6, S. Bernstein 2 Dubois 10, S. Bernstein 1 Dubois 6, S. Bernstein 3
Dubois wins series 4-1

(2) Rob Chargo vs. (3) Bruce Turner
Turner 4, Chargo 0 Turner 6, Chargo 1 Chargo 2, Turner 1 Chargo 4, Turner 3 Chargo 3, Turner 2 Chargo 1, Turner 0
Chargo wins series 4-2

Finals, Best of Seven


(1) Kenny Dubois vs. (2) Rob Chargo
Chargo 4, Dubois 3 (OT) Dubois 4, Chargo 1 Chargo 4, Dubois 2 Chargo 2, Dubois 1 (OT) Dubois 3, Chargo 2 Chargo 6, Dubois 1
Chargo wins series 4-2, taking the 2004 LTHL Stiga U.S. Open.

Third Place Series (2 of 3)
S. Bernstein 4, Turner 3 S. Bernstein 3, Turner 2
S. Bernstein wins series 2-0, taking the third-place medal.

Group B Playoffs


Preliminary Round, Best of Five


(1) Jeff Thill vs. (16) Paul Slezak
J. Thill 3, Slezak 2 (OT) J. Thill 3, Slezak 0 J. Thill 3, Slezak 0
J. Thill wins series 3-0

(2) Ivan Sanislo vs. (15) Joe Mast
Sanislo 8, Mast 1 Sanislo 5, Mast 2 Sanislo 3, Mast 1
Sanislo wins series 3-0

(3) Mike Kimlinger vs. (14) Will Sundwall
Kimlinger 1, Sundwall 0 Sundwall 2, Kimlinger 1 (OT) Kimlinger 3, Sundwall 2 Kimlinger 7, Sundwall 3
Kimlinger wins series 3-1

(4) Art Kraatz vs. (13) Allan Shillington
Kraatz 3, Shillington 1 Kraatz 4, Shillington 2 Kraatz 4, Shillington 0
Kraatz wins series 3-0

(5) Calvin Rollins vs. (12) Joe Salazar
Rollins 1, Salazar 0 Salazar 3, Rollins 2 Rollins 5, Salazar 3 Rollins 4, Salazar 0
Rollins wins series 3-1
(6) Tom Warren vs. (11) A.J. Sarma
Warren 3, Sarma 2 (OT) Warren 2, Sarma 1 (OT) Warren 5, Sarma 0
Warren wins series 3-0

(7) Garry Butler vs. (10) John Schenk
Butler 2, Schenk 0 Schenk 2, Butler 1 Schenk 4, Butler 3 Schenk 4, Butler 0
Schenk wins series 3-1

(8) Rich Parker vs. (9) Robert Meer
R. Parker 3, Meer 2 R. Parker 8, Meer 2 Meer 3, R. Parker 2 R. Parker 3, Meer 0
R. Parker wins series 3-1

Quarterfinals, Best of 5


(1) Jeff Thill vs. (8) Rich Parker
R. Parker 3, J. Thill 2 J. Thill 6, R. Parker 1 J. Thill 7, R. Parker 1 R. Parker 3, J. Thill 1 J. Thill 2, R. Parker 1
J. Thill wins series 3-2

(2) Ivan Sanislo vs. (10) John Schenk
Sanislo 3, Schenk 0 Sanislo 5, Schenk 3 Sanislo 3, Schenk 2
Sanislo wins series 3-0

(3) Mike Kimlinger vs. (6) Tom Warren
Kimlinger 4, Warren 1 Kimlinger 6, Warren 1 Warren 4, Kimlinger 0 Kimlinger 3, Warren 1
Kimlinger wins series 3-1

(4) Art Kraatz vs. (5) Calvin Rollins
Kraatz 4, Rollins 3 Kraatz 4, Rollins 3 (OT) Kraatz 3, Rollins 2
Kraatz wins series 3-0

Semifinals, Best of 5


(1) Jeff Thill vs. (4) Art Kraatz
J. Thill 2, Kraatz 1 Kraatz 2, J. Thill 1 J. Thill 4, Kraatz 0 Kraatz 5, J. Thill 1 J. Thill 3, Kraatz 2
J. Thill wins series 3-2

(2) Ivan Sanislo vs. (3) Mike Kimlinger
Sanislo 2, Kimlinger 1 (OT) Sanislo 4, Kimlinger 2 Sanislo 7, Kimlinger 2
Sanislo wins series 3-0

Finals, Best of Five


(1) Jeff Thill vs. (2) Ivan Sanislo
J. Thill 4, Sanislo 3 (OT) J. Thill 2, Sanislo 1 Sanislo 4, J. Thill 2 J. Thill 1, Sanislo 0
J. Thill wins series 3-1, taking the Group B title.

Third place game: Mike Kimlinger 3, Art Kraatz 2.

C Division Playoffs


Quarterfinals, Best of 3


(1) Rich Thill vs. (8) Tom Forbes
R. Thill 4, Forbes 0 R. Thill 3, Forbes 0
R. Thill wins series 2-0

(2) Kevin Parker vs. (7) Bill Boyd
K. Parker 2, Boyd 1 (OT) K. Parker 2, Boyd 1
K. Parker wins series 2-0

(3) John Medema vs. (6) Adam Zawislak
Zawislak 2, Medema 1 Medema 3, Zawislak 2 Medema 4, Zawislak 1
Medema wins series 2-1

(4) James Friedl vs. (5) Jerry Pytlewski
Pytlewski 4, Friedl 2 Friedl 1, Pytlewski 0 Friedl 2, Pytlewski 1
Friedl wins series 2-1

Semifinals, Best of 3


(1) Rich Thill vs. (4) James Friedl
R. Thill 3, Friedl 0 R. Thill 2, Friedl 1
R. Thill wins series 2-0

(2) Kevin Parker vs. (3) John Medema
K. Parker 4, Medema 1 K. Parker 3, Medema 0
K. Parker wins series 2-o

Finals, Best of 3

(1) Rich Thill vs. (2) Kevin Parker
K. Parker 3, R. Thill 2 R. Thill 3, K. Parker 2 R. Thill 3, K. Parker 2
Rich Thill wins series 2-1, taking the Group C title.

Third place game: James Friedl defeated John Medema 2-1.
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