Players tournament – Static Gamer http://www.staticgamer.com/ Thu, 23 Sep 2021 22:33:52 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 http://www.staticgamer.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-2021-06-25T155850.888-150x150.png Players tournament – Static Gamer http://www.staticgamer.com/ 32 32 ‘Harry Potter’ actor Tom Felton collapses during Ryder Cup golf tournament http://www.staticgamer.com/harry-potter-actor-tom-felton-collapses-during-ryder-cup-golf-tournament/ Thu, 23 Sep 2021 21:11:34 +0000 http://www.staticgamer.com/harry-potter-actor-tom-felton-collapses-during-ryder-cup-golf-tournament/ Harry potter Actor Tom Felton collapsed during a golf tournament after suffering an apparent medical incident on Thursday. The 34-year-old actor best known for playing Draco Malfoy in the Harry potter The film series was transported to the Whistling Straits course in Sheboygan, Wisconsin on Thursday afternoon at the 18th hole. Felton was competing with […]]]>

Harry potter Actor Tom Felton collapsed during a golf tournament after suffering an apparent medical incident on Thursday.

The 34-year-old actor best known for playing Draco Malfoy in the Harry potter The film series was transported to the Whistling Straits course in Sheboygan, Wisconsin on Thursday afternoon at the 18th hole.

Felton was competing with Team Europe for the Ryder Cup Celebrity Game. Other players in the tournament representing Europe included Italian footballer Alessandro Del Piero, former NBA players Toni Kukoč and Sasha Vujačić, former NHL winger Teemu Selänne and actress Stephanie Szostak.

The US team consisted of former hockey player Mike Eruzione, former NFL linebacker AJ Hawk, speed skater Dan Jansen, comedian Rob Riggle, surf champion Kelly Slater and wrestler. from WWE Mandy Rose.

After receiving immediate attention from tournament officials, Felton was stretched out on a cart and whisked away for further treatment as worried onlookers cheered on the actor as he was whisked away.

Tom Felton was off the course after collapsing during the celebrity game ahead of the 43rd Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits on September 23, 2021 in Sheboygan, Wisconsin.
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There is no immediate update on his condition, although Felton appeared to be conscious when he was taken away. Felton’s team have yet to comment on the situation.

Thursday’s Celebrity Game is part of the week-long schedule of events for the 43rd Ryder Cup, a biennial golf competition between teams from Europe and the United States that kicks off this weekend. The tournament is named after English businessman Samuel Ryder, who donated the trophy.

Felton, who turned 34 on Wednesday, was also known for appearing in the TV series Flash and the movie The rise of the planet of the apes. For his birthday, he raised funds for the Jed Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting the emotional health of American teens and young adults.

Felton is passionate about golf and has participated in several tournaments over the years. He was pictured reuniting with another Harry potter actor James Phelps, who played Fred Weasley, for the games last year.

Last year, Felton hosted a virtual distribution meeting for the Harry potter series during the coronavirus pandemic.

He was only 14 when the first film came out and was catapulted to worldwide fame for his landmark role and the following seven films.

His grandfather, Nigel Anstey, made an appearance in the first film,
Harry potter and the sorcerer’s stone, as an anonymous Hogwarts professor. Felton posted an Instagram clip of himself earlier this year watching the film and watching his grandfather onscreen.


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The special role of Laver Cup captains http://www.staticgamer.com/the-special-role-of-laver-cup-captains/ Thu, 23 Sep 2021 09:00:12 +0000 http://www.staticgamer.com/the-special-role-of-laver-cup-captains/ Unlike ATP Tour matches, the captains (and the team) are on the sidelines. “I offer a combination of team building, tactics and psychological reinforcement,” said John McEnroe, although tactics take a back seat. “It’s hard to understand something so drastic. These are often basic reminders, but it’s not like I should say to John Isner, […]]]>

Unlike ATP Tour matches, the captains (and the team) are on the sidelines. “I offer a combination of team building, tactics and psychological reinforcement,” said John McEnroe, although tactics take a back seat. “It’s hard to understand something so drastic. These are often basic reminders, but it’s not like I should say to John Isner, “Serve big. “

Most of the time, that’s the role of an improved cheerleader. “I give it a positive vibe,” Borg said.

“These players are the best in the world and have faced the other guys so they know what to do and what not to do,” he said. “But if they’re not playing well, I can push them in a positive way.”

With the Big Three replaced by newcomers like Caspar Ruud and Matteo Berrettini, Borg said: “I could be more practical and say a few more things this year.”

McEnroe said his stature and personality and that of Borg had made an impact.

“Even for Roger or Rafa, looking and seeing Bjorn, they’ll say, ‘I want to make sure I do my thing,’ because Bjorn has an aura around him,” McEnroe said. “I hope to bring energy to our side.”

Team Europe may be the favorite, but McEnroe has a solution: “I was suggesting that when I was growing up Russia was not considered part of Europe, we [Daniil] Medvedev and [Andrey] Rublev and that would level the playing field. ”Medvedev won the US Open on September 12.

In reality, Russia is in Europe and Asia, but the players come from the European side.

“John,” Borg said with a chuckle, “would like all players.”


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RYDER CUP ’21: a capsule look at the American team http://www.staticgamer.com/ryder-cup-21-a-capsule-look-at-the-american-team/ Wed, 22 Sep 2021 17:30:00 +0000 http://www.staticgamer.com/ryder-cup-21-a-capsule-look-at-the-american-team/ By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer A preview of the U.S. team for the Ryder Cup matches September 24-26 at Whistling Straits in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Ranked in order of qualification for the team: COLLIN MORIKAWA Age: 24 years old. World Ranking: 3. Ryder Cup Record: Rookie. Career wins: 5. Victories 2021: WGC-Workday Championship, British Open. […]]]>

By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer

A preview of the U.S. team for the Ryder Cup matches September 24-26 at Whistling Straits in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Ranked in order of qualification for the team:

COLLIN MORIKAWA

Age: 24 years old.

World Ranking: 3.

Ryder Cup Record: Rookie.

Career wins: 5.

Victories 2021: WGC-Workday Championship, British Open.

Major: PGA Championship (2020), British Open (2021).

Ryder Cup Partners: None.

Ryder Cup Moment: Top of the U.S. Rankings in its first year of eligibility.

Backspin: His form has plunged into the PGA Tour playoffs for the second year in a row, but the intensity of the Ryder Cup should grab his attention. He imagines himself to be a rock in a quartet with his repeatable swing. The most watched area of ​​his game is his putting.

DUSTIN JOHNSON

Age: 37 years old.

World Ranking: 2.

Ryder Cup record: 7-9-0.

Career wins: 25.

Victories 2021: Saudi International.

Major: US Open (2016), Masters (2020).

Ryder Cup Partners: Phil Mickelson (0-2-0), Jim Furyk (0-1-0), Matt Kuchar (3-1-0), Brooks Koepka (0-2-0), Rickie Fowler (1 -2 -0).

Ryder Cup moment: Hitting a 30-foot birdie putt on the 17th at Medinah in a four-ball win on Saturday afternoon. It is believed to be his biggest fist pump ever.

Backspin: He is still considered the most talented American, but finding him a partner has been a challenge in the Ryder Cup. Johnson and Whistling Straits will bring up memories of his club touching sand that turned out to be a bunker, which cost him a place in the 2010 PGA Championship playoffs.

BRYSON DECHAMBEAU

Age: 28 years old.

World Ranking: 7.

Ryder Cup record: 0-3-0.

Career wins: 9.

Victories 2021: Arnold Palmer Invitational.

Major: US Open (2020).

Ryder Cup Partners: Phil Mickelson (0-1-0), Tiger Woods (0-1-0).

Ryder Cup Moment: Being selected for their first Ryder Cup and having Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson as partners. They lost both matches.

Backspin: His length should be a good fit for Whistling Strait, especially par 4 courts where he can go get the green. His thin skin has been a problem, although he probably won’t have to worry about it in front of a pro-American gallery.

BROOKS KOEPKA

Age: 31.

World Ranking: 9.

Ryder Cup record: 4-3-1.

Career wins: 11.

Victories 2021: Waste Management Phoenix Open.

Major: US Open (2017, 2018), PGA Championship (2018, 2019).

Ryder Cup Partners: Brandt Snedeker (2-0-0), Dustin Johnson (0-2-0), Tony Finau (1-1-0)

Ryder Cup moment: Won three games in his 2016 debut at Hazeltine, none going beyond the 16th hole.

Backspin: He again injured his left wrist after touching a tree root under the grass in East Lake, forcing him to retire from the remainder of the Tour Championship and raising questions about his health for the Ryder Cup.

JUSTIN THOMAS

Age: 28 years old.

World Ranking: 6.

Ryder Cup record: 4-1-0.

Career wins: 14.

Victories 2021: Players’ Championship.

Major: PGA Championship (2017).

Ryder Cup Partners: Jordan Spieth (3-1-0).

Ryder Cup Moment: Drilling his drive down the middle of the 18th fairway in Paris that led to a 1-game win over Rory McIlroy in 2018 singles.

Backspin: He made an impressive debut in 2018 going 3-1 and teaming up with longtime friend Jordan Spieth. He was frustrated with his putting for most of the year.

PATRICK CANTLAY

Age: 29.

World Ranking: 4.

Ryder Cup Record: Rookie.

Career wins: 5.

Victories 2021: Memorial, BMW Championship, Tour Championship.

Major: none.

Ryder Cup Partners: None.

Ryder Cup Moment: Win the Tour Championship to get the last automatic spot on the squad.

Backspin: Making his Ryder Cup debut and is already considered a feared opponent due to his clutch kick last month and having no apparent weaknesses in his game. the Presidents Cup.

TONY FINAU

Age: 32 years old.

World ranking: 10.

Ryder Cup record: 2-1-0.

Career wins: 2.

Victories 2021: The Northern Trust.

Major: none.

Ryder Cup Partners: Brooks Koepka (1-1-0).

Ryder Cup moment: His 8 iron smashed against the wooden board framing the water at the 16th hole, soaring through the air and landing 3 feet away for a birdie to play in the Ryder’s opener Cup 2018.

Backspin: He made a solid start in 2018 going 2-1-0 and handing over Tommy Fleetwood is just the loss of the week. Finau thinks he has even more confidence after his playoff victory in The Northern Trust. Not winning had been a burden.

ALEX SCHAUFFELE

Age: 27 years old.

World Ranking: 5.

Ryder Cup Record: Rookie.

Career wins: 5.

Victories 2021: Olympic Games.

Major: none.

Ryder Cup Partners: None.

Ryder Cup moment: Being left out of the 2018 squad as Jim Furyk used his captain choice on Tony Finau.

Backspin: One of the most complete players on Team USA whose strength is bouncing off bad holes. He already has a victory this year playing for the flag, winning the gold medal at the Olympics.

JORDAN SPIETH

Age: 28 years old.

World Ranking: 14.

Ryder Cup record: 7-5-2.

Career wins: 15.

Victories 2021: Valero Texas Open.

Major: Masters (2015), US Open (2015), British Open (2017).

Ryder Cup Partners: Patrick Reed (4-1-2), Justin Thomas (3-1-0).

Ryder Cup Moment: Lost just two of the 11 tag team matches he played, but still haven’t won a singles match.

Backspin: He missed the Presidents Cup in 2019 and didn’t expect to be on this team earlier this year until he rediscovered his game and his touch. He was Jason Day’s finalist at Whistling Straits in the 2015 PGA Championship.

ENGLISH HARRIS

Age: 32 years old.

World Ranking: 11.

Ryder Cup Record: Rookie.

Career wins: 4.

Victories 2021: Sentry Tournament of Champions, Travelers Championship.

Major: none.

Ryder Cup Partners: None.

Ryder Cup moment: Fighting for a spot on the 2014 squad, then playing their last seven tournaments without finishing in the top 30.

Backspin: Good length off the tee, good touch around the green and easily the nicest character on the American team. He is the oldest of six rookies at 32 and one of only three Americans to have multiple victories this year on the PGA Tour.

DANIEL BERGER

Age: 28 years old.

World ranking: 16.

Ryder Cup Record: Rookie.

Career wins: 4.

2021 wins: AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.

Major: none.

Ryder Cup Partners: None.

Ryder Cup Moment: At least there’s talk of a potential pick for the 2016 squad.

Backspin: He showed a lot of emotion and no mercy during the United States’ rout in the Presidents Cup in 2017. Berger’s resurgence began after golf returned from the pandemic. He’s won twice since.

SCOTTIE SCHEFFLER

Age: 25 years old.

World Ranking: 21.

Ryder Cup Record: Rookie.

Career wins: none.

2021 victories: none.

Major: none.

Ryder Cup Partners: None.

Ryder Cup Moment: Getting what feels like the captain’s sixth and final pick.

Backspin: First player since Rickie Fowler in 2010 to make his Ryder Cup debut as captain’s pick without winning the PGA Tour. His consistent play is the reason he qualified for the last two Masters and the last two Tour championships.


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Straight A for Amorin in Rhode Island Mid-Amateur http://www.staticgamer.com/straight-a-for-amorin-in-rhode-island-mid-amateur/ Tue, 21 Sep 2021 23:49:16 +0000 http://www.staticgamer.com/straight-a-for-amorin-in-rhode-island-mid-amateur/ Courtesy of the Rhode Island Golf Association Jordan Amorin walked to the final green knowing what he had to do. His teammate and leader of the first day, Nick Hedden, had just stuffed his approach on the No. 18 (par 4, 420 yards) for a birdie tap-in. Amorin needed to go up and down to […]]]>


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Jordan Amorin walked to the final green knowing what he had to do.

His teammate and leader of the first day, Nick Hedden, had just stuffed his approach on the No. 18 (par 4, 420 yards) for a birdie tap-in.

Amorin needed to go up and down to win the par of a juicy lie.

Hitting a sensation shot under pressure is one of the most difficult shots in golf.

“I just wanted to get the chip on the green,” Amorin said. “In my mind I knew if I got it on the green I would have a putt to win no matter the distance.”

Amorin, the newcomer, hit the chip with two feet and delivered.

Amorin, helped by steady play and a relaxed demeanor, survived the field to win the 28th Rhode Island Mid-Amateur Tuesday at Ledgemont Country Club (par 71, 6,801 yards).

He was 3 under both days after a final round of 70. Hedden of Connecticut National Golf Club was 2 under after a final round of 73.

“It’s a special tournament to win,” said Amorin, 34, of Swansea, Mass. “It’s a whole different ball game as a Mid-Am. We work, we have families and we can’t golf as much as we used to. We love the game, but life gets in our way. We do. try our best to find the time to play and practice. I can’t golf six days a week. I have an amazing wife (Melissa) and an amazing 17 month old son, Paul. I love being with them.

Sitting two shots away from Hedden didn’t cause Amorin any stress.

“I liked the position I was in,” said Amorin, of the Crestwood Country Club. “I knew I wasn’t going to be doing a lot of bogeys so I felt my chances were good. I knew that if I was patient long enough, I would be able to wear down my competition and outlive them. When I was in pressure situations, I felt the nerves, but I just kissed them.

He was still trailing two more shots as they made the turn. But a clutch birdie on the No.10 (par 4, 386 yards), tied by Hedden, kept him two back.

There was a time when Amorin, Hedden and Kevin Blaser of Swansea Country Club were divided for the lead at 3 cents.

But the No.14 (par 4, 396 yards) was where Amorin felt the tournament was his.

“I was bumping into No. 14,” Amorin said. “I gave myself 60 yards for my second and I don’t like that distance at all. I bumped into my driver so badly that I defer to him, but it left me with annoying footage. I pulled off a good shot and almost made it.

Amorin raised a wedge of 58 degrees to nine feet.

But his best shot with the putter gave him a share of the lead after a bogey on No. 13 (by 4, 400 yards).

Blaser had lost momentum and Hedden continued to bugger. A tie for the lead was indeed a tie, but Amorin, in terms of momentum, said he felt in the lead.

Amorin said the shot of the day for him came on No.17 (par 4, 431 yards). Sitting in the right rough for his second, Amorin hit a magnificent 162-meter pitching wedge that floated in the clouds. His ground mark landed one foot from the hole but rolled 12 feet.

“I had a lot of quality shots on the home stretch,” said Amorin. “For someone like me who hasn’t played in a lot of these events, it shows what the Mid-Ams are capable of.”

As he claimed his first victory at RIGA, Amorin couldn’t help but notice that he had received over 50 text messages within minutes of his victory.

“Honestly, I hit the putt to gain the neck of the putter,” said Amorin. “I was lucky the putt curled up. I was happy. The first thing I did was text my wife. My phone started to explode.

Amorin started performing in RIGA events a little over a year ago. It exudes self-confidence and happiness. He relishes every moment and cherishes the opportunities to prove himself against the best players in the region.

“I kept telling myself that I would end up winning one of these events,” Amorin said. “I felt good before I took part in this event and I felt I could score well. You have to start somewhere. I just started here in Ledgemont. What a great feeling.

Senior Division

On the last day of summer, the Summer of Dean came out with a bang.

Dean Parziale capped off what has been a great summer for him and his collection of trophies.

Parziale, of Agawam Hunt, won the #RIMIdAm senior division on Tuesday at Ledgemont (by 71, 6,492 yards) for his second victory of the 2021 campaign.

He won the senior division of #RIStrokePlay at the Alpine Country Club in July.

His tally of 1 over two days was good enough for a two-stroke victory over Dr George Pirie of the Valley Country Club.

“For a very long time, I didn’t think I could ever win medal golf tournaments,” Parziale said. “This year has been a revelation for me.

“It’s not easy to win these tournaments. They are so difficult and require you to stay focused on each golf stroke. Mental error can cost you dearly.


Dean Parziale

Parziale did two key birdies on numbers 13 (par 4, 388 yards) and 16 (par 4, 422 yards) to give him the cushion he would ultimately need.

He hit a 140-iron 8-iron at one foot on No.13 and a 190-yard hybrid 5 at five feet on No.16.

“I’m definitely not as wild as I used to be,” Parziale said. “I’ve always struggled to keep the ball in play. But I’ve become more consistent as I get older. I don’t do as many big numbers. big numbers are a killer in stroke play. “

It was a much needed cushion. He bugged numbers 17 (par 4, 421 yards) and 18 (par 4, 404 yards) but that didn’t matter.

He rose to the top of the senior player of the year ranking. He holds a 65-point lead over Ledgemont’s Derek Johnson with the John P. Burke Memorial remaining.

“It’s a season as good as ever,” said Parziale, 61, of East Providence. “I’m proud of the way I played. It’s nice to win RIGA events because you know you’ve earned it.


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Josh McCollum wins Chico Championship with birdie on 18th hole http://www.staticgamer.com/josh-mccollum-wins-chico-championship-with-birdie-on-18th-hole/ Tue, 21 Sep 2021 10:33:09 +0000 http://www.staticgamer.com/josh-mccollum-wins-chico-championship-with-birdie-on-18th-hole/ Josh McCollum birdied the last hole to defeat Jeff Fowler with one stroke at Chico City’s 94th Annual Championship. The game started on the last nine for the final match and ended on No.9 of the first nine. The very close 36-hole final match went to the wire before McCollum managed to get him up […]]]>

Josh McCollum birdied the last hole to defeat Jeff Fowler with one stroke at Chico City’s 94th Annual Championship.

The game started on the last nine for the final match and ended on No.9 of the first nine. The very close 36-hole final match went to the wire before McCollum managed to get him up and down the green bunker on the last hole. Fowler couldn’t capitalize on his chip just on the sidelines and had to settle for a par.

McCollum played for the Chico State Wildcat Golf Team during the 2018 and 2019 seasons. Fowler is a member of the Canyon Oaks Country Club. McCollum defeated Kennedy Zienen, 6 and 4, in his semi-final match. Fowler beat Corey McFarland on the first hole of the playoffs in his semifinal game to reach the final. The yardage from the back tees at Bidwell is only 6365 yards, so Nick Fowler, the PGA Pro at Bidwell, made up for the short footage by making sure the pin placement required precision approach shots. to get closer. Congratulations to both players.

Table Mountain Golf Course

A full field of players from 15 different golf courses gathered for the 2021 Table Mountain Women’s Golf Club’s annual invitational tournament. The format was two-ball net.

First flight: 1, Janett Ott, Sue Snow, Laurie Warner and Molly Korb, 116; 2, Sandy Goble, Tori Goble, Candy Parkison and Kerry Wood, 121; 3, Sherian Hornbeak, Pat Stephenson, Joye Smith and Jeanie Lowe, 123; 4, Kelly MacKinnon, Karla Dreiss, Betty Linzy and Gayle Aylward. Second flight: 1, Cindy Krug, Jamie Myers, Jayanne Saso and Imelda Espindola-Pina, 114; 2, Barbara Joronen, Gail Johnson, Linda Scarff and Darlene Thomasson, 116; 3, Sherry Sue, Liz Coleman, Linda Porter and Sharyl Messick, 122; 4, Linda Jones, Jill Circo, Yumiko Hankins and May Gallaway, 125;

Third flight: 1 Jody Thompson, Dana Blanton, Gayle Quintel and Shelly Wilson, 118; 2, Pam Eaton, Paula Brush, Pete Powell and Sally Stemen, 119, no card; 3, Linda Ginter, Karen Eastham, Sandra Mitchell and Adell Wapple, 119; 4, Betty Horton, Kathy Bruegeman, Darla Burroughs and Rhonda McGhee, 126. Fourth flight: 1, Elaine Thomas, Sheila McMurphy, Mary Haloski and Cheryl Burnett, 115; 2, Beth Riley, Jackie Baxter, Billie Mitchell and Cheryl Howard, 116; 3, Rachael Graham, Theresa Martinez, Flow Herrera and Jody Bosanek, 124; 4, Kathy Garcia, Carol Rosa, Jane Fukul and Jean Hatfield, 127.

Closest to the pin: # 3: Jones. # 7: Tanna Neilsen. # 12: Coleman. N ° 16: the charm. Winners of the Long Drive in each flight in sequence: Christine Gulas, Krug, McGhee and Melanie Forderhaus.

Butte Creek Country Club

The Butte Creek Women’s Golf Club hosted an ABC, One Best-Ball Net format for their weekly game. Tied for first place are the team of Sandy Fortino, Janet Alves and Suzy Mann, as well as the team of Irma Jenkins, Ruth Younger and a blind draw at 63. A shot back, shooting 64 for third place, was the team of Jeannie Pierre, Joan Bequette and Shirley Leighty.

Canyon Oaks Country Club

The Canyon Oaks Women’s Golf Club concluded its three-day championship last Sunday. Shelley Carney reclaimed the club’s title, a title she barely lost to Linda Allen last year. Carney had won five straight titles before Allen dethroned her last year. Carney shot a total of 258 in three days to win by two strokes over runner-up Karen Escott. Joan Wagoner was the lowest net winner with a total of 218 over three days. Sally Pearson won the senior division gross title with a score of 278. Nancy Vieira took second place in the senior division with a gross score of 287. Evie Spring won the senior division net with a score of 223.


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Valley Valkyries rugby scrum competes in Spring Valley tournament http://www.staticgamer.com/valley-valkyries-rugby-scrum-competes-in-spring-valley-tournament/ Mon, 20 Sep 2021 23:46:00 +0000 http://www.staticgamer.com/valley-valkyries-rugby-scrum-competes-in-spring-valley-tournament/ The Valley Valkyries face Fort Collins in a scrimmage in a rugby game at Colorado Mountain College, Spring Valley campus on Saturday.Ray K. Erku / Freelance Post It may be a technical detail, but the Valley Valkyries 7s rugby club was de facto champion of its tournament organized this weekend. The high school rugby club […]]]>

The Valley Valkyries face Fort Collins in a scrimmage in a rugby game at Colorado Mountain College, Spring Valley campus on Saturday.
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It may be a technical detail, but the Valley Valkyries 7s rugby club was de facto champion of its tournament organized this weekend.

The high school rugby club went 2-1 with a mostly rookie roster at Spring Valley on Saturday and were ready for their championship game before their potential opponent left before kick-off. As of this writing, Colorado Rugby has yet to decide whether the Valkyries will be named champions by forfeit or if it will all just be a wash. For players, many of whom were only in their second competition in the sport, this is a moot point.

“Everyone loved to have fun and play good rugby,” said Valkyries coach Ike Fitzgerald. “I don’t think the players are going to care (the de facto championship). It was just a good rugby weekend.



The Conifer Lumberjackies beat the Valkyries to open the day and went 3-0 in the tournament before leaving early. Fitzgerald said he would have liked another chance with them because he “didn’t like the way we started the day” but was determined to see the rapid development of his team.

The Valkyries are made up of 10 players, seven from Glenwood Springs High School and three from Basalt. The 7s team, named after the number of players on the field, started their first training session of the season without a replacement. The majority of the list had never touched a rugby ball before the summer. Now, just two weeks later, Western Slope’s only high school rugby club has very high expectations.



“I can honestly say we may not lose another game this season,” said Fitzgerald.

The Valkyries have been around since 2018 and have made their presence known in a short time as a club. In their inaugural year, they enjoyed a 14-game winning streak from beginner to senior level, Fitzgerald said.

They didn’t have a season last year, which means sophomores and freshmen from two years ago are now the top class students of the team. The team is always open to new guests.

The now juniors on the team haven’t played much as freshmen either, Fitzgerald said. One elder, Annalize Richardson, is the seasoned veteran.

“I just really liked the environment a lot,” said Richardson. “I have the chance to play with my teammates and spend time with them.”

Richardson enjoys sports for different reasons. The physical aspect is fun. It keeps her in shape.

But she was the quickest to notice the team’s camaraderie. The novelty, as well as the physique, make rugby players a tight-knit group. Basalt senior Haylie Bledsaw, who joined the team just a few weeks ago, has already noticed the difference between rugby and other sports.

“Compared to other sports I’ve played, this team is definitely more about connecting and making those connections,” said Bledsaw.

It also extends beyond the team. In tournaments like Saturday’s, the group of rugby players mingle with other teams between matches, developing a sense of community.

For players like Bledsaw, it’s a different way of playing sports in high school. But for some, it can lead to more. Women’s rugby is one of the most in-demand scholarships at the college level, Fitzgerald said. Richardson, in his conversations with colleges, explores the possibility of staying in the sport. On Sunday, two alumni of the program faced off at the college club level – Angie Gonzalez for Colorado State University and Tami Islas Morales for the University of Colorado.

Right now, it’s about playing a sport that no other girl in western Colorado does. The Valkyries will then play at Infinity Park in Denver on Saturday.


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FIFA plans tournament discussions every 2 years http://www.staticgamer.com/fifa-plans-tournament-discussions-every-2-years/ Mon, 20 Sep 2021 12:00:00 +0000 http://www.staticgamer.com/fifa-plans-tournament-discussions-every-2-years/ ZURICH (AP) FIFA will finally start talking to football clubs, leagues and player unions this month in the final stages announced on Monday in its move to host a Men’s World Cup every two years. [ MORE: How to watch Premier League in USA ] The 211 member federations were also invited to online discussions […]]]>

ZURICH (AP) FIFA will finally start talking to football clubs, leagues and player unions this month in the final stages announced on Monday in its move to host a Men’s World Cup every two years.

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The 211 member federations were also invited to online discussions on September 30 as part of a consultation on the future of national team football, including a biennial Men’s World Cup.

FIFA first sought approval this month from retired players, including World Cup winners who traveled to Qatar for a two-day conference, and commissioned fan surveys. in some countries.

This process has been criticized as flawed by FIFPRO, the global union of active players, which is now due to meet with FIFA.

A “new phase of consultation” will begin with organizations representing players, clubs, leagues and the six continental governing bodies, FIFA said in a statement on Monday.

UEFA, the European football organization, has warned that it could boycott if the World Cup comes out of its historic four-year cycle, and its South American counterpart, CONMEBOL, is also opposed. Their members dominate the World Cups on the ground but regroup for less than a third of the 211 federations that vote.

FIFA says biennial World Cups will give more players and teams the chance to participate in meaningful matches, enhance talent globally and raise more money to fuel development programs .

The opposition has focused on diluting the attractiveness of the World Cup, distorting the balance between domestic and international football and overloading players in a busy schedule. The prestige of the UEFA European Championship and CONMEBOL’s Copa America is also likely to be affected by the number of World Cups.

[ MORE: Full World Cup qualifying schedule ]

The World Cup debate has eclipsed an ongoing review of FIFA-run international match schedules, which stipulate when clubs must release players for national teams.

The male calendar expires in 2024 and it is widely accepted that the current system is outdated. It requires players to travel for games in separate windows at least four times during each national season.

FIFA has offered to streamline the schedule with smaller tournament qualifying groups, potentially playing all matches as a single block in October.

The women’s calendar expires in 2023, when their next World Cup will be hosted by Australia and New Zealand.

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Women’s football could be ousted by clashes forced by having more men’s World Cups, the German football association said last week.

The changes proposed by FIFA are led by Arsene Wenger, the former Arsenal coach who is now director of global development for world football. He suggested that decisions could be made by December.

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OR Weekend Caps in Pair of Tournaments http://www.staticgamer.com/or-weekend-caps-in-pair-of-tournaments/ Mon, 20 Sep 2021 00:02:48 +0000 http://www.staticgamer.com/or-weekend-caps-in-pair-of-tournaments/ NORMAN – The Oklahoma men’s tennis team capped off a successful weekend at two tournaments in Texas and California. Nathan Han, Warm welsh and Justin schlageter was successful in Frisco, TX at the Lakes Invite, winning eight of nine singles matches. Han and Hotard are both unbeaten this weekend in singles matches, with Han recording […]]]>

NORMAN – The Oklahoma men’s tennis team capped off a successful weekend at two tournaments in Texas and California.

Nathan Han, Warm welsh and Justin schlageter was successful in Frisco, TX at the Lakes Invite, winning eight of nine singles matches. Han and Hotard are both unbeaten this weekend in singles matches, with Han recording their second straight weekend of undefeated singles competition.

“This group of Welsh, Justin and Nathan have played a lot of tennis over the past two weekends, combining a 15-3 singles record at Destin and Dallas,” said the head coach. Nick crowell noted. “It’s a great way to start the fall.

The trio of Sooners competing in Texas swept the competition on Saturday, winning both doubles matches and all three singles matches. Han, Hotard and Schlageter combine for a 15-3 singles record in the past two weeks.

“They have worked extremely hard to prepare their body and mind, and they continue to improve with every game,” said Crowell. “We can’t wait to get back to work and get ready for the US Championships in Tulsa in two weeks.”

In San Francisco, California, Baptiste Anselme and Mason Beiler mistook the court for OU. Both players scored victories to advance to the knockout stages of the Battle in the Bay.

“The guys from California both played great tennis and had some big wins,” Crowell said. “There are a lot of positives to take home and build on for the next tournament.”

Beach battle results have been updated below.

For updates, follow @OU_MTennis on Twitter or like Oklahoma Men’s Tennis on Facebook.


Results

Battle in the bay

Baptiste Anselme (OR) def. Phillip Jordan (UCSB), 7-6 (2), 6-1
Mason Beiler (OR) def. Carl Emil Overbeck (Cal Berkley), 6-3, 5-7, 10-5
Anselmo / Beiler (OU) def. USC, 8-6

The lakes invite

Nathan Han
Han (OU) a def. Dylan Heap (Rice), 6-3, 7-6
Han (OU) a def. Issac Arevalo (TTU), 6-4, 6-2
Han (OU) a def. Chakravarthi (SMU), 6-3, 6-3
Han (OU) / Muza (Baylor) defeated. Barnett / Grear (Rice), 8-5
Han / Schlageter (OU) def. Ribero / Arevalo (TTU), 8-6

Warm welsh
Hotard (OU) def. Trinity Grear (Rice), 6-7, 6-2, 7-6
Hotard (OU) def. Francisco Vittar (TTU), 6-4, 6-2
Hotard (OU) def. Adam Neff (Rice), 7-6, 6-3
Hotard / Schlageter (OU) def. Heap / Salmon (Rice), 8-3
Hotard (OU) / Muza (Baylor) def. Vittar / Sekiguchi (TTU), 8-6

Justin schlageter
Schlageter (OU) def. Campbell’s Salmon (Rice), 6-3, 6-3
Schlageter (OU) def. Franco Ribero (TTU). 6-3, 2-6, 6-2
Schlageter / Hotard (OU) def. Heap / Salmon (Rice), 8-3
Schlageter / Han (OU) def. Ribero / Arevalo (TTU), 8-6



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IUPUI WILL PARTICIPATE IN THE STATE CARDINAL CLASSIC BALL http://www.staticgamer.com/iupui-will-participate-in-the-state-cardinal-classic-ball/ Sun, 19 Sep 2021 13:59:34 +0000 http://www.staticgamer.com/iupui-will-participate-in-the-state-cardinal-classic-ball/ History links Live results YORKTOWN, Ind. – After a record-breaking performance to start the year, the IUPUI women’s golf team will return to action this week when the Jaguars take part in the Cardinal Classic, hosted by Ball State at the Players Club. IUPUI will compete in the 54-hole event against a 16-team field based […]]]>

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YORKTOWN, Ind. – After a record-breaking performance to start the year, the IUPUI women’s golf team will return to action this week when the Jaguars take part in the Cardinal Classic, hosted by Ball State at the Players Club. IUPUI will compete in the 54-hole event against a 16-team field based in the Midwest, including four Horizon League foes.

The IUPUI was brilliant in its first event of the season, registering an academic record of 870 at the Weibring Golf Course to take second place at the Redbird Invitational. Fifth year senior Amelia Svejda won a long-awaited tournament victory with an academic record, 8-under 208 (70-67-71) to win by two strokes. She entered this season with six career finalists and now has 12 consecutive top-10 rankings to her credit.

What was equally impressive was the Jags’ enormous depth up and down the roster. Kara blair and Shelby busker tied for 12th at 222 and in freshman Nerea Lancho made his college debut with a 224 (71-74-79). Second year Madeleine Pape completes the quintet at 229.

QUOTE: “Today, the course was a little more difficult than yesterday. I’m super excited to finally be able to win my first college tournament! It’s a great feeling. I’m also super proud of the team. Even if we didn’t win we played super solid and that makes me excited for the tournaments to come, ”said Svejda after the win at Illinois State.

FORMAT: The event will be 5 counts 4 with 36 holes of continuous play on Monday (September 20) and a final 18 on Tuesday (September 21). Sunday’s game will begin with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. and Monday’s final round will begin at 9:00 a.m.

THE LESSON: The Players Club is by 72 and 6,204 yards this week. The club is a public course and considered the best track in East Central Indiana. There are seven hole water hazards and plenty of strategically placed bunkers to challenge players.

FIELD: In addition to the IUPUI team, the field will consist of Akron, Ball State, Bowling Green, Butler, Cleveland State, Dayton, Eastern Michigan, Loyola-Chicago, Northern Kentucky, Oakland, Ohio, Purdue Fort Wayne, Taylor University, Valparaiso and Western Michigan.

RANKS: The IUPUI closed last season in 151st place according to Golfstat and 166th place according to Golfweek.

WOMEN’S RANGE:
N ° 1 – Amelia Svejda (69.33 average / 3 rounds / 1 tournament win)
N ° 2 – Nerea Lancho (74.67 avg / 3 laps)
N ° 3 – Kara blair (74.00 average / 3 laps)
Number 4 – Shelby busker (74.00 average / 3 laps)
N ° 5 – Madeleine Pape (76.33 avg / 3 rounds)
Ind. – Fox Annalize (77.60 career average / 10 career laps)

LAST TIME : IUPUI shot a 54-hole 870 (287-290-293) at the Redbird Invitational, placing second of 16 teams competing. Svejda claimed his first career tournament victory with an academic record of 8 under 208 (70-67-71) to win by two strokes. Kara blair and Shelby busker narrowly missed the top 10, both tied for 12th place at 222.

FOLLOWING: The IUPUI will participate in the Briar Ridge Invitational in Schererville, Indiana on September 26-27. The event is organized by UIC.


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Speed ​​Chess Grand Prix 1: IM Drozdowski triumphs http://www.staticgamer.com/speed-%e2%80%8b%e2%80%8bchess-grand-prix-1-im-drozdowski-triumphs/ Sun, 19 Sep 2021 00:08:00 +0000 http://www.staticgamer.com/speed-%e2%80%8b%e2%80%8bchess-grand-prix-1-im-drozdowski-triumphs/ Saturday, September 18 gave chess fans around the world the next stop in one of the most anticipated online tournaments of the year: the Speed ​​Chess Championship Grand Prix. This is an event that consists of four tournaments that take place between September 18 and October 9 with one tournament per week. Each week will […]]]>

Saturday, September 18 gave chess fans around the world the next stop in one of the most anticipated online tournaments of the year: the Speed ​​Chess Championship Grand Prix.

This is an event that consists of four tournaments that take place between September 18 and October 9 with one tournament per week. Each week will feature a Swiss tournament with cash prizes, and the top eight finalists will advance to an eight-player KO where they will earn Grand Prix points. The player with the most Grand Prix points at the end of the event will earn a coveted spot in the Speed ​​Chess Championship main event.

Let us dive in to see how the action in the first event played out.

How to look?
The Speed ​​Chess Championship Grand Prix will take place on September 18, 25, October 2 and 9. The Grand Prix winner qualifies for the 2021 Speed ​​Chess Championship Main Event. Games and commentary will be streamed on Chess.com/tv.

The format of this tournament foresees that eight people from the Swiss event will advance to the knockout stages. The top 20 players in the final ranking score points for the Grand Prix, which ultimately, after the end of the four tournaments, determine their final ranking.

While it is not possible to discuss even a considerable part of all the games played in a huge Swiss tournament, I think it would be interesting to hear some dramatic facts about the event and see some informative fragments. .

For starters, the perennial seed of most online blitzes, GM Hikaru Nakamura, started out scoring just three points in the first four rounds, having drawn against GM Evgeniy Najer and GM. Sanan Sjugirov; the latter was a miraculous escape for Nakamura.

Having had enough luck in the fourth round, Nakamura won five impressive consecutive games, followed by a quick draw with GM Jeffery Xiong in the last round in the infamous Berlin variant.

All in all, among the qualified players, we saw some extremely strong Grandmasters famous for their blitz results, namely the aforementioned GMs Nakamura and Xiong, as well as GMs Arjun Erigaisi, Matthias Bluebaum, Zviad Izoria and Baadur Jobava. , who placed ninth, but made the playoffs because Nakamura, who won the event, didn’t need to play the playoffs.

However, in addition, three non-GM players qualified: IM Tuan Minh Le from Vietnam, who placed second in the Swiss event, with a score of 8/10, IM Kacper Drozdowski, who finished third, and untitled player Valery Sviridov of Russia, who shared seventh-eighth, scoring 7.5 / 10. Don’t make mistakes. Sviridov is by no means a random player. Sviridov’s FIDE rating is 2562 in classical chess. It just so happens that he doesn’t have a title, which is often the case with Eastern European players.

Some of the amazing players who failed to qualify include GM Bogdan-Daniel Deac, Alexander Zubov, bullet star Andrew Tang and many more.

In the playoffs, there were four matches: Minh Le against Jobava, Xiong against Erigaisi, Bluebaum against Sviridov and Izoria against Drozdowski. The seeds started with the white pieces.

The lowest rated Drozdowski in his match against Izoria won with the perfect score of 2-0 to advance to the next stage of the playoffs; Sviridov beat GM Bluebaum 1.5-0.5, having drawn with black pieces and won with white in the next round. Xiong advanced to the next round by winning his match against Erigaisi with the score of 2-0, and finally, Minh Le defeated Jobava 2-1, having tied 1-1 and then won the deciding match.

In the semifinals, Minh Le faced Xiong, while Drozdowski faced Sviridov. After drawing both blitz matches, Xiong won the deciding match to advance to the final; Meanwhile, Drozdowski continued his incredible run, beating Sviridov 2-0.

In the final between Drozdowski and Xiong, the first match was a draw, giving the audience more intrigue than ever before. A victory would mean winning today’s event! And, this time, Drozdowski was stronger. He won the second game with the black pieces to win the match. Xiong had the lead in the opening and in the middle of the game, but he over-pressed and ended up losing.

Let’s see how it happened.

As a result, Drozdowski had 15 points to his name in the overall Grand Prix standings. Xiong got 12, while Minh Le and Sviridov, who were 3rd-4th, got 8 points each. A fantastic result for everyone, but especially for the MIs and Sviridov, who are obviously all great masters; nonetheless, to finish ahead of so many strong Grand Masters in an event of this caliber is a huge achievement.

Live broadcast of this week’s tournament, hosted by GM Daniel Naroditsky and NM James Canty III.

Grand Prix Speed ​​Chess Championship 1 | Final ranking (Top 20)

Number Rk fed Title username name Evaluation Goal
1 1 DG Hikaru Hikaru Nakamura 3184 8.5
2 8 I AM wonderful moment Tuan Minh Le 2999 8
3 19 DG Msb2 Matthias bluebaum 2936 7.5
4 42 I AM Kacparov Kacper Drozdowski 2866 7.5
5 25 DG ArjunErigaisi2003 Arjun Erigaisi 2938 7.5
6 6 DG jefferyx Jeffery Xiong 2996 7.5
7 36 DG Izoria123 Zviad Izoria 2827 7.5
7 17 NM Sviridov_Valery алерий иридов 2942 7.5
9 11 DG exotic princess Baadur Jobava 2973 7
9 15 DG BogdanDeac Bogdan Daniel Deac 2951 7
11 22 DG Sanan_Sjugirov Sanan Sjugirov 2952 7
12 ten DG Fandorine Maksim Chigaev 2961 7
13 31 DG Georgmeier Georg meier 2864 7
13 12 FM yavrukurt40 Dinner Tasdogen 2937 7
15 30 DG moro182 Luca Moroni Jr 2865 7
16 16 DG Alexander_Zubov Alexander Zoubov 2941 7
17 7 DG erichansen Eric hansen 2965 6.5
18 23 DG penguingm1 Andrew Tang 2936 6.5
19 44 I AM Chess lover0108 Mahammad Muradli 2787 6.5
20 5 DG champion2005 Raunak Sadhwani 2966 6.5

(Full final standings here.)


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