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I have been an M.E. sufferer for a long time now, but sports replay gaming is an easy hobby for me to enjoy. Originally from Canvey Island, Essex, I was introduced to replay gaming a few years ago, leading to my first purchase: Cricket World. Most sports I share will be common, but there are some more obscure replays thrown in. Thank you for visiting and I hope you enjoy your stay. Feel free to say hello! - Chris

Friday, 21 June 2013

Controlled Chaos - Indiana Open, Consolation Heat

Indiana Open - Winslow, IN
Consolation Heat
Tom Gariepy, Reggie Banks, Leo May, Don Davis, Randy Tondreau, Will Murphy, Charlie Clayton,  Chris Henton, Rob Remaley, Andy Bing, John McCrory, Bob Alexander

With Bob Alexander (6th Arizona Derby, 3th Lobster Nationals, 9th Texas Nationals) unfit to participate Charlie Clayton became the first real elimination when he was shunted offline in his blindside attempt on Randy Tondreau by Leo May at the three minute mark, then six minutes in Leo May (4th Wisconsin Invitational, 4th Idaho Invitational, 2nd Indy Nationals) misses his twelfth straight final after Reggie Banks set him up for Don Davis (2nd Jersey Derby,7th Summer Sizzler, 9th Arkansas Derby) blindside that took them both out.

Hot on the heels of these eliminations Randy Tondreau (6th Tampa Open, 3rd Firecracker Open, 7th Alamo Derby) was forced to leave the arena of carnage with a slight leg injury, his battle with McCrory the cause of the hurt, and Tom Gariepy (1st Wisconsin,, 1st Arkansas, 1st Mile High Open)stalled out after tapping Reggie Banks (1st Firecracker, 10th Ohio Derby, 10th Fall Nationals) twice before the latter then took back-to-back blindsides from Bing and then Murphy.

The domino effect continued all the way down until only the three qualifiers remained and it was Rob Remaley (3rd Ides of March, 4th Seattle Derby, Tied-4th SidelineStrategy.com Derby) falling in fifth place thanks to Chris Henton's unrelenting triple assault with fourth spot going to Will Murphy (2nd Tampa, 3rd Spring Fling Derby, 3rd Idaho, 3rd Big Apple Smash Up) who misses his sixth final in a row, with just three appearances in eighteen, with both McCrory and Bing tag-teaming him at the very end.

Chris Henton makes it fourteen finals this year and, after back-to-back absences, returns to his first since his eight week final run. With hits on May, Banks, and three on Rob Remaley, Henton took just two hits, both from Bing that caused a stall he was able to salvage.

Andy Bing rolled into his sixteenth final, but just his fourth in ten weeks, on the back of seven hits with McCrory and Henton both taking a pair. Only Remaley at the very start of proceedings was able to make contact with the four-time event winner as he was otherwise untouched throughout.

Finally, John McCrory is heading into his thirteenth final this season, and third in a month, with a troubling stall interrupting his progress. Hits on Remaley and Tondreau came either side of the delay, with Murphy taking a late double-tap. McCrory took six shots as Bing and Tondreau both laid it on him twice each.

Race Result
Q. Chris Henton
Q. Andy Bing
Q. John McCrory
4. Will Murphy
5. Rob Remaley
6. Reggie Banks
7. Tom Gariepy
8. Randy Tondreau
9. Don Davis
10. Leo May
11. Charlie Clayton
12. Bob Alexander (DNS)

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