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  • Writer's pictureMichael Augsberger

Ravitz's beeline to first

Blue Glove Open: Week 12

Solomon Ravitz has buckled down. With three wins in three matches, each against top contenders for the Group B crown, Ravitz earns Player of the Week honors. What started for him as a tentative, meandering 3-5 campaign has now become a 6-5 beeline to first place with only a few weeks to go.

In his wake lie Yael Lan, Miguel Zein, and fellow finals-spot holder Tomas Mulita, all of whom sit well within striking distance, though the closest competitors remain Valentine Parrella and Renata Cavallo, and Gus Fisher, all of whom may be slated for promotion next season regardless of the finals outcome.

Jeremy Chud welcomed Stefano de Leo to the big leagues with an 8-4 win, propelling Chud into a finals spot. He and JT Mathura seem clear favorites on winning percentage alone, but wins are what get players into the finals. On that card Alvaro Orlove and William Green trail by a slim margin.

Elina Ipakchi and Julia Ross played the match of the weekend to an 8-7 victory for Ipachi, tightening her 3-0 hold on the top spot in Group D, which if ended today would pit her against an idle John Ozenci. And credit to her sister, Ariana Ipakchi, 1-3 on the weekend, for approaching the record for most matches in a weekend and summoning her mettle against such top brass as Mack Fisher.

Ariana might have played five but for an opponent, and got to so many thanks to a series of needed substitutes and her own alacrity to play. Her lone win catapults her into sole possession of first place in Group C.

For that matter, Asher Roush battled Ariana to a 7-4 final in his own outsized effort against a Group C opponent. You never know what the BGO will produce.

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 24, 2022

Currently registered players among the overall top 50 only.

BGO Winter Group Standings - February 24, 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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