paydirt [updated October 2002]

pdt   2 prizes Beginners Mult Ent Sing Elim Continuous 
   13  Rnd1 Heat1 14 AFC  
 Rnd1 Heat2 14 NFC  
      Round 2 9 Super Bowl Final

  Rnd1 Heat1 Rnd1 Heat2 Club  Round 2 Derby

Bill O'Neal, NY

2002 Champion

2nd: Devin Flawd, PA

3rd: Bill O'Neal, NY

4th: Harry Flawd III, PA

5th: - Derek Landel, NJ

6th: Bruno Passacantando, CT

Event History
1993    Kurt Litscher      16
1994    Mark Potter      16
1995    Mark Potter      16
1996    Harry Flawd      19
1997    Harry Flawd      15
1998    John Ellmann      16
1999    Harry Flawd     20
2000    Harry Flawd     30
2001    Devin Flawd     20
2002     Bill O'Neal     28

AREA Ratings


GM: Harry Flawd III

1 Top-Six GM Nomination

Past Winners

Kurt Litscher - WI

Mark Potter - PA

Harry Flawd - PA
1996-1997, 1999-2000

John Ellmann - MD

Devin Flawd - PA

Beating the Spread ...

The Paydirt 2002 tournament rebounded nicely this year with 14 new players. The AFC Heat Wednesday saw veterans Harry Flawd and Bill O'Neill squaring off in the title game with Bill's Chargers using a mix of Off Tackle and Medium Pass plays to top Harry's Oilers 32-17. The NFC heat had defending champ Devin Flawd leading his Bears against Bill O'Neill's beloved
Colts. The Bears gave a six point spread but controlled the ball most of the game and came away with a 25-13 victory. So in the Super Bowl, crafty veteran Bill O'Neill and the upstart defending champ, Devin Flawd, squared off once again.

The Bears spotted the Chargers a six-point spread, and the Chargers used that plus a Bears first quarter fumble to take a 13-0 lead. Another Bears fumble (they lost six in the game!!), set up another Charger score, and it looked like easy pickins for Bill, as he led 20-0. The Bears got back into it with a 3 yard TD run, but missed the extra point. The teams traded field goals later in the period, and at the half, San Diego led 23-9.

The only scoring in the third period was a safety recorded by the Bears, so heading into the 4th, it was 23-11 Chargers. The Bears fumbled three times within a five-minute span, stopping drives each time, and with 8:10 left still trailed 23-11. They finally got into the end zone to make it 23-18 with 4:20 left, but it still looked to be in San Diego's control. The Chargers got
some breaks late, fumbling but recovering with 2:20 and 1:20 left. The Bears defense held and forced San Diego to punt with :40 left, but Chicago had used all of its timeouts. The first two passes were incomplete, so with one play left all the Bears could do is bomb it out from their own 43, and the roll is TOUCHDOWN BEARS!!!

But wait, Bill's defensive roll needs to be a 1 or 2 to be a quarterback trap, a 3 or 4 is no effect, and a 5 is an auto TD - he rolls - .a 2!!!! Chargers win!! Chargers win!! A miraculous comeback was not to be today, but those six turnovers will haunt Devin the rest of the off-season. Congrats to Bill for his first Paydirt title after being stopped in previous years by the Flawd clan ... enjoy it Bill, we are already preparing for next season!!

 GM      Harry Flawd  [8th Year]   2826 Blacksnith Way, Lancaster, PA 17601   NA

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