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Q - 14 Oct 2011
Total Posts: 497
Goran and I are going to play our challenge match on Saturday, 10/22. Looking forward to a great match.
 
stubbs7 - 14 Oct 2011
Total Posts: 582
What time? At Goran's or UIC?

Should be a good match to watch!
 
Q - 14 Oct 2011
Total Posts: 497
stubbs7 said:
What time? At Goran's or UIC?

Should be a good match to watch!


TBD. Will update when we decide the final details.
 
stubbs7 - 20 Oct 2011
Total Posts: 582
Goran vs. Q is scheduled to take place this Saturday, October 22 at 12:00 noon.

 
stubbs7 - 21 Oct 2011
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For Chicago-area players, that want to watch the match and play some airhockey, they'll be playing at Goran's house.
 
carolina phil - 21 Oct 2011
Total Posts: 1084
I predict that Goran will find a way to win in seven sets.

2 to 4, 2 to 4, 4 to 2, 4 to 3, 3 to 4, 4 to 1, 4 to 2.

Carolina Phil
 
sjrbat - 21 Oct 2011
Total Posts: 527
Wow Phil, that is a pretty specific prediction :)

 
sjrbat - 22 Oct 2011
Total Posts: 527
Any updates?
 
stubbs7 - 22 Oct 2011
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Q wins 4-1. Goran won the 3rd set. Q should be posting the scores soon. Recaps to follow.
 
stubbs7 - 25 Oct 2011
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Last Saturday, Brian Quezada (#10) successfully defended his ranking and Master status against Goran Mitic (#12), 4 sets to 1:

http://airhockeyworld.com/match.asp?matchid=25160

In the first two sets, Brian attempted to establish his right-wall-over, although it was not successful in the beginning as both players were both trying to find their rhythm. Goran was committed to stopping Brian's cut from the outset, which left the right-wall-under open for most of Brian's scores.

In sets 3 and 4, both players started to minimize unforced errors and establish consistent attacks, resulting in some pretty exciting air hockey. Brian's right-wall-over began to hit its mark and Goran was scoring with lots of transition points and crosses from right-of-center. As the 3rd and 4th set wore on, Goran was favoring the right-wall-under on defense; this lead to more right-wall-overs and cuts dropping for Brian.

By the final set, Brian's right-wall-over was absolutely rolling. He was shooting it so often that it was almost in bad taste. Once Goran started covering for the right-wall-over, the floodgates opened and Brian drowned Goran in the last set. Brian's primary attack of cuts and right-walls, plus time-delayed crosses and well-disguised left-walls, made for a quick anticlimactic 4-0.

This match cemented Brian as Illinois' #2 player. He holds a lifetime winning record over Goran, has the highest rating and ranking in Illinois, and the highest National finish of any Illinois player, save Mark Robbins and myself.

I look for Brian to go in to Texas this December and be extremely competitive in every match that he plays - regardless of the opponent.
 
tableman - 25 Oct 2011
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stubbs7 said:

By the final set, Brian's right-wall-over was absolutely rolling. He was shooting it so often that it was almost in bad taste.


Congrats to Q. He's for real.

As for Billy's comment that shooting the right-wall-over and over again was "almost" in bad taste -

Isn't it a foundation of the Stubbs AH philosophy that it's NEVER in bad taste to shoot the same shot over and over and over again - if it's working? :)

Mark



 
sjrbat - 25 Oct 2011
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Yea, I was wondering about that remark also. :)
I shot so many left wall overs against Brian A., I guess it was in bad taste too. :)

 
ajflanagan - 25 Oct 2011
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Just as it's almost in bad taste to cheer after a slop shot drops ;)

Q, awesome accomplishment! It seems you have proven yourself. I can't wait to see some of your matches down here!
 
carolina phil - 26 Oct 2011
Total Posts: 1084
Excellent accomplishments, Q.

What will the future bring?

Carolina Phil
 

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