The first week of league is complete. Most teams decide that reporting scores is optional. It was a very uneventful weekend in Dallas but the best Dallas teams of Wagon Wheel/Rossouw did play Southlake/Dolemite. Dolemite slapped Rossouw's small roster 4-1 with the help of a default. I can't get my mind around how Rossouw can't get enough players out. Scott Baker gets beat by a 4.0 bump up 4&1. Either Baker is trying to get back to 4.0 or he is really injured. I will give him the benefit of the doubt. Since Rossouw defaulted Line 3 doubles and played someone who is clearly not ready to play, that means he could only get 5 players out. That is 5 out of 25 roster players. This is head shaking...
Since this is the Dallas league, lets talk about this rather than Fort Worth.
Flight A - This is the only flight that all scheduled reported. T-Bar has a very good team and they handled High Point with no issue. Interesting result, Carey/Modic easily took care of Newman/Voss... 0&1. I would have been surprised in Newman/Voss won that match but wouldn't guess that result. All in all, a real beat down of 5-0. I know life gets tougher on T-Bar. McKinney beats Royal Oaks 5-0. This is not a Rothwell Royal Oaks team. I wouldn't read much into McKinney being a contender. Oak Creek/Herget defeated El Dorado 4-1 but their one loss was a default. This team is.. 'experienced' but still a good team. Brookhave wins 3-2 over Stonebridge. Good match between 2 solid but not spectacular 4.5 teams.
Flight B - Rossouw was able to win the only match played/reported. They beat T-Bar and they were able to get 8 players out. Maybe the distance to Fort Worth is too much. They won 4-1 with the only loss being the usually reliable Jay Benjamin.
Flight C - Only two matches were played (or reported). Village beat Oak Creek. Village only won 3-2 over a pretty medicore team. The Village has some really good players but may have some depth issues. Too early to tell. High Point/Le lost to LB Houston. Le was more competitive than I would have thought. They lost 3-2. The pre-season tanking prediction is too early to make any decisions.
Week 1 is in the books... sorta but at least the season has finally started.