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2008 WC Review
5/20/2008 9:20:50 AM
Time to play some catch up. 2008 World Championship in nutshell: Ehab and Danny back on top. Even though Danny won his 7th Championship, I was more impressed with Ehab's play. He was the best player for most of the tournament, but just can't seem to get a leg up on Danny. Ehab was most impressive in doubles, where I had my way with Danny, but Ehab had his way with everyone else in the doubles tourney. Joe had a huge moment with 3 straight points against Wil/Fletcher in the 5th game in the semis. He really reversed momentum that Wil had been mounted, and I was able to finish it off. So that was a tough but satisfying victory.

I really botched my management of this tourney. I tried to save myself during the earlier rounds, but that led to me being unsharp when I needed it. Also, while watching Jose/Wil in the winner's, their emotion and intensity got me extremely riled up. So much that I threw up before my match with Danny. I was so amped up that it was really a detriment to my play. I scored on myself on crucial points(which was a big theme during the whole tourney), and it those two factors ended up costing me. Travis was a completely different player on Sunday than the one I faced in doubles. He was on me defensively, and couldn't miss offensively. I still had a chance to win the match, but scored on myself to lose two 6-6 games. He deserved it by putting me in that close of a match though.

Blog History
In Between 04 Jun 2012
Top 10 Shake Up 16 Nov 2011
The New World Order? 16 Nov 2011
Most Grueling Match 22 Feb 2011
World Champion Again, Really? 07 Feb 2011
Been Distracted on Way to 2nd Title 07 Feb 2011
Anthony Marino 26 Jun 2009
Post WC 16 Apr 2009
1 week to go till WC 2009 05 Mar 2009
#10 Jimmy Heilander 20 Jan 2009
#11 Tim Weissman 20 Jan 2009
#13 Travis Luscombe 26 Sep 2008
#14 Mike Thomas 26 Sep 2008
#15 Joe Cain 01 Sep 2008
#16 Nick Geoffroy 01 Sep 2008
#17 Updated Geoff Oidtman 01 Sep 2008
#17 Goran Mitic 11 Aug 2008
#18 Mark Robbins 11 Aug 2008
#19 Don James, Jr. 11 Aug 2008
Top 20 Player Profile Countdown 11 Aug 2008
No one wants a piece of me 11 Aug 2008
Must Forget the Past 27 Jun 2008
Getting in Shape for the Colorado State 03 Jun 2008
2008 WC Review 20 May 2008
AHF's Nice New Features! 19 Jan 2008
Mitic Rating and Geometry 05 Jan 2008
New Year 30 Dec 2007
15 Days till 2007 US Open 20 Sep 2007
Catch up 06 Aug 2007
Charging Defenses 19 Jun 2007
Jeanne McCarthy Air Hockey League 09 Jun 2007
Blogging about Blogs 01 Jun 2007
Trophies and my AH Table 22 May 2007
Quote of the Day 19 May 2007
Illinois State/WSOP 13 May 2007
Drawing Inspiration 01 May 2007
Hunt for #1 27 Apr 2007
Still Searching 23 Apr 2007
2003 19 Apr 2007
1999-2002 19 Apr 2007
The Return 16 Apr 2007
How I Started(and ended the first time) 14 Apr 2007
A Pucker's Life 14 Apr 2007