Big Daddy II was a big success. On a beautiful clear day at Fox Meadow, a bitter rivalry akin to the Yankees- Red Sox, continued between Region 1 and Region 2, each region fielding six 95+ teams. The morning was a round robin format where every Region 1 team played every Region 2 team in a six game pro set. All games counted towards the afternoon rankings for final matches and total score for each region, to see who took home the Big Daddy Cup (which was nicely engraved with Region 2’s name from last year). Region 2 took a commanding lead from the morning play into the afternoon finals match up. Region 1 needed to go 4-2 in the final pairings to bring back the Cup. Although virtually every match was hotly contested, Region 2 won the afternoon matches 4-2 and retained the Cup for another year under the capable but quirky leadership of Dan McCormick. The answer to “Whose your Big Daddy” was clear again. The team of Mike Cochrane and Scott Estes Sr. finished first for Region 1 and won their final match up to receive bottles of Vintage Port. Unfortunately, the Cup was already full of the Jack Daniels that Region 2 had poured in it. We’re all looking forward to Big Daddy III.
Dear 95s of North America,
I am pleased to announce the Second Annual Big Daddy Cup. The Big Daddy Cup will be played at Fox Meadow on February 21st (just before the National 50s, 60s and 70s). Please first check with your Region Head to see if there is an opening to represent your Region. If not, please contact me so I can find an opening for you. Teams will need to have a combined age of 95. The cost of the tournament is $120/team. Last year, Region 2 won the Inaugural Cup against four other Regions by one point. This year a lot of payback should be expected. According to many who participated, it was one of the “don’t miss” tournaments of the year with good food, good prizes and good fun. Have a chance to have your name and region inscribed on the cup for posterity.
Tony Ettinger 914-584-1214 email@example.com