Season 5 Ends with Another Victory for Undefeated Chris

Beer and trophies

Beer and trophies: that’s what it’s all about in the Lansing League.

Season 5 of the Lansing League came to an end on November 10 with the final playoff tournament.  Starting in Season 4, final standings have been determined by a double elimination tournament with best-of-three matches.  Chris trailed Alex by 1 point going into the playoffs, making him the #2 seed, but battled his way back to a victory against Alex in the finals.  It was a long, hard fight, which at one point saw the competitors taking dueling tours of the Mansion on The Addams Family.  As the night ended, Chris was heard saying to Alex, “You can have everything else, but the Lansing League is mine!”

The Three Musketeers

All for one, and one for all!

Meanwhile, in B division, Russell spent quite some time in a misunderstanding, thinking that if he got through enough of the bracket he would somehow work his way into A division, which sadly is not how it works.  Finally he asked someone, “I don’t understand.  How do I get from this sheet [the B division bracket] to that sheet [the A bracket]?”  The news was broken to him that he wouldn’t.  What he would do, however, is come through the “second chance” bracket to go up against me in the finals, and then win four straight games in a row to take home the B division trophy.

Chris and Alex with their trophies.

Chris and Alex with their trophies. Third place Mike had already gone home.

B division winners

B division winners Russell (1st), Heather (2nd), and Sam (3rd).

The season is over now, save for the traditional post-season Zen (split flipper) tournament, which will be held tomorrow.  I hope to see you all there!  In the meantime, enjoy some more playoff photos.  (There are even more in the gallery.)

Mike gets his trophy

“Is this all you got?” Mike gets his 3rd place trophy from Matt.

Would you buy a used car from this man?

Would you buy a used car from this man?

It's all fun and games in the Lansing League.

It’s all fun and games in the Lansing League.

Matt talks to Alex.

“Alex… how the hell did you let this happen again?”

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