MLPLBA hosted the Central Division Playdowns Pairs tournament on July 18-19, 2015. MEN – Bob Schneider and Rob Behncke were undefeated going into their last game when they were narrowly defeated by the team of Leif Andresen and Jim Grzybowski. This put them into a playoff for the championship against the other one loss team of Carl Landgren and Crandall Hays. After an exciting game, Schneider and Behncke came out on top. Andresen and Grzybowski edged out Jim Cavender and Dat Nguyen for third place.
WOMEN – Anna Witt and Rebecca Nguyen didn’t lose a game in the round robin match-up for the ladies championship. They went into a double elimination playoff with the team of Pat Wimmer and Barb Hamm, which already had one loss. Anna and Rebecca took care of business, giving Pat and Barb their second loss. Kathy Bohanon and Laurie Michael from the Chicago Lakeside club gave the top two teams some strong competition and finished in third place.
Bob, Rob, Anna, and Rebecca, all members of MLPLBA, will be representing the Central Division at the National Championships in Long Beach, CA from October 20-25, 2015.