Monday, October 19, 2015
8.5 Combo Champs
Combo can be the forgotten event. There aren't a lot of competitors and if you aren't in the know it might just pass by without you even noticing it. It's also not a glamor event like tri-level with the allure of playing at Indian Wells during the BNP. I hear it's a tremendous experience.
It seems like most people drawn to 7.5 combo didn't make the playoffs or go far so this is another shot at the brighter lights. This was not the case with 8.5 combo, however. In recent years it seems like this has been an event with a lot of focus from one John Sisk and this year was no different. Last year he was taken out by a surprising team out of Wichita Falls and in 2013 it was a tough finals loss to San Antonio. It was 2012 the last time Sisk hoisted the 8.5 combo trophy.
But this year, led by his national champion 4.0s instead of his traditionally strong 4.5s, the Sisk/Kingsley team swept a surprising Midland team in the finals.
Congrats on the win guys. Sorry it's only a towel and not a trip to Palm Springs.
But I'm already starting to scour the rosters in Houston, Austin, San Antonio and Fort Worth for an in depth tri-level overview.