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I think it is a toss up between Moreno and Chapman for the #1 seed and too close to call. Moreno's loss (whether it is official or not) to Shorty in Venice beach does prove that shorty has game. This wasn't a practice match, it was for $1500. Moreno's loss, if used, would have dropped him in my book to #2 and Chapman would be at #1. Chapman is masterful in three wall and only lost last year because of his late round legs. If this were 4 wall and if Brady and Chapman didn't enter, then the USHA would give their highest ranked player the #1 seed. Not the previous year's finalist (2nd place finalist). Since three wall doesn't have ranking points or a ranking system, then why not use results from throughout the year and compile a make-shift ranking system to help with seeds?Andy Nett and Shorty should NOT be playing each other in the first round. The USHA homepage poll says it best....
The one player that no one has mentioned is Nikolai Nahorniak. He is seeded 8.He lost a close match to Peixoto in KC. Also he has had good success in some strong Chicago 3-wall tourneys over the years and is the best Chicago 3-wall singles player right now. Just because the USHA doesn't have any other 3-wall tournaments doesn't mean that the Nationals should be the only results used. It shouldn't be too difficult to figure out that he should be the 5 seed.My opinion:1. Chapman2. Moreno3. Fink4. Szatkowski5. Nahorniak6. Nett7. Morales8. Bastitas9. Ruiz10. O'Donnell
I agree with that post from Billy and the Nik reference. Nik is a sleeper and Mehilos is too. There have been many 3 wall events to use rankings from and it is obvious they were not used. I am not saying that Nett and Shorty's seeds are wrong, what I am saying is playing each other in the first round is unfortunate. I am also pointing out that the USHA pole has Nett listed as one of 6 players, yet is ranked 10th? Are the other 4 not sexy enough to make the poll?Red Ball according to Mehilos is too slow; according to Moreno its exactly like the Blue ball; according to Chapman it's too fast.
Bailey isn't the 8th best player in this event, but... how do you seed it? What do you go by?If Courtney Peixoto would have entered where would she be seeded? 4th? 3rd?Bailey played Courtney in front of a packed crowd at the KCAC WPH Pro Stop, as an exibition match with some $$$ on the line and Bailey won. Personally, Bailey would have been my 4th seed or 5th seed at these games.
The bigger thing to point out is Sandy Ng. She's got game! Not sure Bailey could be seeded above her.
Sandy should be #4. She beat the Hin last year and has improved a lot in the last year (from age 16 to 17). She's capable of winning it this year.
Based on what I saw at Venice Beach, Sandy is the future of Women's handball. She may have the best opposite hand in the game.
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