The 20th Annual King of the Courts was played on July 22nd and 23rd. We had a great turnout of 104 players who came to compete and showcase their skills at Big Blues largest “Grand Slam” event.
The early rounds on day one took place with a serious overcast that lasted all day. Some notables were Dan Pitre one of the youngest players to date to rise to take a spot in the top eight. Dan did so by defeating Jorge Borrero and #4 seeded Andres Calle.
There was one upset Jorge “Bam Bam” Borrero took out #5 seeded Carlin Rosa that was a big win for him he would eventually fall to the aforementioned Dan Pitre in the third round. On the other side of the draw last years Phenom Miguel “Miggz” Melendez was looking to build on his 2016 success by making it past the semifinals and did just that by defeating #3 seeded Kadeem Bush.
#1 seeded Timothy “Timbo” Gonzales handed out one crushing defeat after another by holding all who stepped on the court to 10 points and under (ouch). Timbo defeated the #12 seeded Hector “Pito” Velez 21-7 sending himself to where he knew he belonged,the finals.
That being said the final was set up the #1 Seed Timbo verses the #2 seed Miggz.
Very early in the match young Miggz would take a 2-1 lead unfortunately it would be his last. Timbo would leave nothing to chance and closed in quickly (with a few exchange of serves) on his opponent taking a commanding 12-3 lead, one that he would not relinquish. Timbo would go on to win 25-13 for his King Of The Court Championship tying the legend George Figueroa at 3! Congratulations Timbo you have proved once again that you are the best in the game!