Quoting SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE'S poem THE ANCIENT MARINER with some modification.
WATER, WATER, EVERYWHERE
AND ALL THE BOARDS DID SHRINK
WATER, WATER EVERYWHERE
THIS WEATHER REALLY DID STINK
Only the 70 and 60 Divisions were played at Barberton June 11,12,13,14,15 as the rest of the schedule was not only rained out but flooded out.
The fields were actually best suited for the first SPA COMBINED CANOE and KAYAK individual and team racing.
It was the first time in the tournaments 18-year history it was rained out.
The 75 SCARLET bracket saw the INDIANAPOLIS CLASSICS finish (6-0,5-0) in the round robin to edge HILL CONSTRUCTION (5-1,4-1) INDIANAPOLIS beat HILL 16-15 in head-to-head action.
MICCHIANA MERCHANTS (2-3,2-2), JERSEY MASTERS (1-4,1-3), CAROLINA BLUE SKY (1-5,1-4) and DAYTON LEGENDS (1-5.1-4) rounded out the six-team bracket.
SYRACUSE CYCLONES edged RUSH TRUCKING 10-9 in the GREY DIVISION to finish (5-1,4-1) to the TRUCKERS (5_1,4-1) but one the title and the tie-breaker win.
ROCHESTER CHESS (4-2,3-2), CHICAGO GREY SOX (3-3,2-3), AMR (2-4,2-3) and RARE BREED (1-5,0-5) were the others in the bracket.
OHIO ELITE DOCS (4-1) won the 60's GREY Division edging out JUST ONE MORE (3-2) on the strength of a 29-17 win in a head-to-head match. JUST ONE MORE win the 60 AA bracket edging DURHAM SILVER STICKS (2-3) 25-23.
PELLY'S STIX (1-4) and OHIO SIXTIES (1-4) were also in the GREY Division.
The CHICAGO PRIME beat JP MOTERMEN 23-18 to break a tie between the two teams (each 4-1) and win the 60 SCARLET bracket.
The MINUTEMEN finished a close (3-2), CARDOT MADALINA CONSTRUCTION (2-3) and LOUISVILLE SUPER SLUGGERS (1-4). rounded out the group.