Below is a detailed mid-season update by DCCL long time participant NM Andy Tichenor.
This winter season has been an action packed season for both the open and amateur sections. Many new faces have entered the league but still the dominant teams remain the traditional teams.
With the open section, Coral Reef are 4-0 and have obtained clutch performances from the lower boards so far. However, they have a tough road ahead with Sterling, Kings and Argyles among others.
A slip-up makes it a dogfight until the end. Sterling has been a pleasant surprise as nice start to the season. Their season will be tested in the next 2 matches against Coral Reef and Argyles.
The Argyles and Kings have little room for error but with very talented rosters, they are capable of beating any team in DCCL.
Rook and Roll has shown they are a force to be reckoned with by pulling off the upset against Ashburn.
For Ashburn, Black Knights, Fury and Mojo, playing the spoiler and having fun are the main goals.
Over in the Amateur section, GMU continues to dominate all competitors by rolling out to a 4-0 start, which is at least 1.5 points ahead of all other teams. This team is truly the New England Patriots as consistent division winners.
Silver Knights U21 has put together a fine season and still has a say with key match against GMU in February. The Storm has swept in and putting together a respectable season.
The key matches for winter to determine DCCL champions are:
Sterling vs. Coral Reef Feb 5
Argyles vs. Coral Reef April 8
Kings vs. Coral Reef Feb 19
Kings vs. Argyles March 25
GMU vs. Silver Knights Feb 19
Also included below is the game Dino Obregon of the Sterling Skewers vs David Bennett of the Arlington Kings. The Skewers pulled off the upset and beat the Kings this night 3.5-2.5. I have had the fortune of seeing many of Dino’s games over the years and I think this is one of his very best. A very high quality game by both participants (Shawn H.)
All notes and comments by Dino Obregon.
[White Dino Obregon 2010]
[Black David Bennett 2144]