Worlds 2003

New Orleans, Louisiana

January 10-12, 2003

Eric Wayne (33-17) of Southfield Michigan defeated Bryan Lewis (27-20) of Erie Pennsylvania four games to none in the world series final of Star Tournaments world championship tournament.  

The field of 52 was the second largest in Star Tournaments illustrious history topped only by the 61 in Las Vegas two years ago.  The tournament was held in the heart of the French quarter in a banquet room overlooking Bourbon Street. 

On his way to his championship, Wayne defeated Willy Dominguez in a dramatic seven games semi-final series and Rob Woodard four games to one in the quarter-finals.  Wayne defeated Dominguez 1-0 in the seventh game of the semi-finals on an eighth inning home run to move on to the world series.

Lewis defeated Vince Velten four games to two in the semi-finals and Joe Sheehan four games to three in the quarter-finals.  Lewis came back from a 3-8 start to finish second in his division and won two wild card shootouts to gain a spot in the playoffs.  After his dramatic come back to get into the world series, Lewis's bats went cold in the world series as he could score only three runs in four games.

Willy Dominguez defeated Don Leong  four games to two in a quarter-final matchup and Vince Velten defeated Marshall Palmer four games to two in a quarter-final series.

Don Leong, Marshall Palmer, Eric Wayne, Joe Sheehan, Vince Velten and Rob Woodard all won their divisions to gain a position in the quarter-finals.  Willy Dominguez defeated second place finishers and former world champions Pete Nelson and Mike Nowakowski in the wild card shootout round to gain a position in the quarter-finals. Lewis also defeated two former world champions and second place finishers Stan Suderman and Mark Giddings in the wild card shootout round to gain his place in the quarter-finals.

Wayne also captured the points championship, edging Sean Riley 187-163 in one of the closest points races in years.  Five other players had at least 156 points.  Wayne earned 101 of his points in the finals to overtake Riley and several others.

Riley edged out Wayne .634 to .628 to capture the Star Tournaments winning percentage title.

 

Final World Championship Leaderboard

1st Eric Wayne $5000
2nd Bryan Lewis $2500
3rd Willy Dominguez $1000
4th Sean Riley $750
5th Vince Velten $500
6th Joe Sheehan $250
7th (tie) Ed Daley $150
7th (tie) Don Leong $150
9th (tie) David Little $100
9th (tie) Brian Smith $100

 

 

Eric Wayne defeated Bryan Lewis four games to none in the world series.

 

Eric Wayne defeated Willy Dominguez four games to three in the semi-finals.

Bryan Lewis defeated Vince Velten four games to one in the semi-finals.

 

Eric Wayne defeated Rob Woodard four games to one in the quarter-finals.

Bryan Lewis defeated Joe Sheehan four games to three in the quarter-finals.

Willy Dominguez defeated Don Leong four games to two in the quarter-finals.

Vince Velten defeated Marshall Palmer four games to two in the quarter-finals.

 

Bryan Lewis defeated Stan Suderman in a wild card shootout semi-final.

Bryan Lewis defeated Mark Giddings in a wild card shootout final.

 

Willy Dominguez defeated Mike Nowakowski in a wild card shootout semi-final.

Willy Dominguez defeated Pete Nelson in a wild card shootout final.

 

Willy Dominguez defeated Sean Riley two games to one in the third place finals.

Vince Velten defeated Joe Sheehan in the fifth place finals.

 

Division A 

Ed Killmer division selector

Player                       1st Round        Playoff Round     Best of Rounds     Final Record  
Steve Helling 11-13 12-15
Steve Davidson 11-13 12-15
Ed Killmer 12-12 13-17 16-19
Vince Velten 15-9 20-10 26-16 25-18
Mike Sherrill 13-11 14-16 14-16
Vic Horvath 12-12 16-16
Peter Waterstreet 11-13 12-15
Ed Daley 9-15 13-17
Willie Dominguez 14-10 18-12 25-18 29-20

 

 

Division B 

Jon Criswell division selector

Player                       1st Round        Playoff Round     Best of Rounds     Final Record  
Don Leong 16-8 21-9 23-13 25-15
Harry Flawd 14-10 16-14 20-16
Jeff Desnoyers 11-13 13-16
John Perez 6-18 6-20
Jon Criswell 12-12 17-14
Jim Galloway 10-14 11-16
Bryan Lewis 16-8 18-12 27-20 27-20
Hank Smith 13-11 16-14 17-16
Gene Abood 10-14 11-16

 

Division C 

Sean Riley division selector

Player                       1st Round        Playoff Round     Best of Rounds     Final Record  
Randy Davidson 12-16 15-19
Carl Bible 13-15 14-20 14-22
Sean Riley 15-13 18-16 29-20
Rob Woodard 20-8 23-11 24-15 24-17
Pete Nelson 16-12 21-13 23-16
Kirk Tallant 12-16 16-19
Dave Little 11-17 14-20
Dummy
Fred Meier 13-15 14-17

 

Division D 

Mike Meszaros division selector

Player                       1st Round        Playoff Round     Best of Rounds     Final Record  
Dummy
Kyle Schneider 15-13 17-17 22-19
Brian Smith 13-15 22-20
Shawn Sherrill 14-14 16-18 18-21
Chris Moon 12-16 12-18
Mike Meszaros 11-17 14-19
Joe Sheehan 19-9 24-10 27-14 32-17
Bill Fenlon 13-15 13-17
Mike Nowakowski 15-13 18-16 21-18

 

Division E 

Ben leong division selector

Player                       1st Round        Playoff Round     Best of Rounds     Final Record  
Mike Cohen 12-12 12-14
Hark Huaman 10-14 13-17
Mark Del Popolo 9-15 10-17
Ben Leong 13-11 15-15 19-17
Mark Giddings 13-11 19-11 22-14
Mark Van Klaveren 10-14 15-18
Marshall Palmer 17-7 19-11 21-15 22-17
Craig Schneider 12-12 15-15
Mark Whiteley 12-12 14-16 14-18

 

Division F

Errol Dennis division selector

Player                      1st Round       Playoff Round    Best of Rounds    Final Record 
Errol Dennis 14-14 14-16
Mel Schneider 7-21 8-23
Eric Wayne 19-9 21-13 33-17 33-17
Dave Johnson 11-17 13-19
Stan Suderman 15-13 20-14 22-16
Steve Baldeaux 15-13 17-16
Steve Weinstock/Bill Halpren 16-12 18-16 18-16
Sal Caridi 15-13 18-16 18-16
Dummy