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  • Writer's pictureMichael Augsberger

Ramesh hits triple

Blue Glove Open: Week 10

Arjun Ramesh soared up the standings in Group A this week with three wins, the biggest of which was sweet retribution for a previous close loss to Alvaro Orlove.

The rivals squared off on Oct 9 with Orlove taking the first meeting 8-6. Since then they've been scheduled to duel again many times, but weather and illnesses have derailed their plans. This time Ramesh turned the tide for an 8-5 victory.

Coupled with his wins over Cole Piraino and Yael Lan, Ramesh's promotion to fifth position in Group A makes him Player of the Week for February 4-6.

The headline match perhaps was a long-awaited fixture between Power Rankings giants. Ivy McConarty still sits a few points ahead of JT Mathura according to Elo, but Mathura got the better in their 8-3 set and keeps his commanding Group A lead. It was only McConarty's first winter season match; she quickly earned her first win an hour later.

The closest match, though, went to last week's POW Orlove and Siena Propst, who fought to a 7-5 Orlove win.

In Group B, Renata Cavallo and Gus Fisher made headway with convincing wins. Cavallo is just a game behind Valentine Parrella for a playoff spot. The only Group C and D match-up gave Caroline Peterson her first victory, and over a favored, tough Group C opponent in Lily Venzke to boot.

Join us for our race to WINTER CHAMPIONSHIP WEEKEND when the Group Finals will be played. Continue the journey through the winter with our outdoor BGO matches, Bethesda CC indoor training and matches, and our BGO-fueled Travel Team Plus!

BGO Power Rankings - February 9, 2022

Currently registered players among the overall top 50 only.

BGO Winter Group Standings - February 9, 2022

Top two from each group automatically qualify for group final.

Players are ranked by points (three for win, one for draw), then wins, percentage of games won, and games won.

Game scores are not included for wins by higher group players against lower group players.

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