Monday, 29 July 2013

Peter Alegi offers the title to Italy in Michigan

Peter Alegi walked off with a half gallon of Michigan maple syrup as winner of the 616 Cup played at SpeakEZ Lounge on Sunday. Unbeaten in a 7-game round robin tournament, his only blemish was a 1-1 draw with Paul Pate. The only out-of-state visitor this time round was Tim Tumminaro from the Chicago area, who finished 5th on goal difference. Marcus Fila, from Bournemouth England via Athens Ohio and new to the Grand Rapids area, played his first ASA tournament and finished second, losing only to Peter Alegi 0-1 and drawing with Paul Pate 2-2. Mike Ewer started out with two amazing results beating both Pates, Paul 3-0 and Nate 1-0, but then some indifferent form placed him 4th. Nathan Pate was a disappointing 5th, only beating the bottom two players. First year player EZ Albertson, owner of SpeakEZ, played a couple of 0-0 draws against Mike Ewer and Paul Pate. It was great to receive our near neighbour Tim Tumminaro from just a couple of hours away for the first time. And Marcus Fila adds to a local scene growing in strength.

Final Standings:
Peter Alegi (E.Lansing MI) ..... ITA 7 6 1 0 35:02 19
Marcus Fila (Grand Rapids MI) .. ENG 7 5 1 1 21:06 16
Paul Pate (Rockford MI) ........ USA 7 2 4 1 10:06 10
Mike Ewer (Grand Rapids MI) .... ENG 7 3 1 3 10:09 10
Tim Tumminaro (Batavia IL) ..... USA 7 3 1 3 11:17 10
Nathan Pate (Rockford MI) ...... USA 7 2 2 3 15:12 08
Eric Albertson (Grand Rapids MI) USA 7 1 2 4 02:18 05
Chad Idema (Grand Rapids MI) ... USA 7 0 0 7 00:34 00

(report by Mike Ewer)
Great picture showing the players in action