COLUMBUS, OHIO - PENNSYLVANIA'S PEACHTREE RESTAURANT recovered from an opening pool play disaster (0-3) to go undefeated (3-0) in bracket play and win the 2019 SPA 80 SILVER DIVISION WORLDS AUGUST 6-9 AT COLUMBUS , OHIO'S BERLINER PARK.
Although PEACHTREE had won a 75 DIVISION WORLDS a few years back it was their first SPA 80's WORLD
The RESTAURANT gang started the bracket run beating NY STATESMEN 18-11, WISCONSIN'S PROHEALTH CARE 15-2 and MICHIGAN'S MAIN STREET PUB 80'S 21-3 to reach the finals.
PEACHTREE wrapped up the crown beating PROHEALTH 20-7 in the finale.
PROHEALTH came out of the losers bracket by downing MAIN STREET 17-13, SAN ANTONIO 80'S 16-9 and CHICAGO GEEZERS 14-12. The seventh team in the SILVER bracket was KC ANTIQUES.
BILL REGAN was the SPA 80 SILVER DIVISION MANAGER of THE YEAR while HAROLD WHITE was TOURNAMENT MVP.
Selected to the 80 SILVER ALL-AMERICAN TEAM were: ART BARNES, BRUCE DE BRIGADA, FRANK GORDON, MARVIN KRAVITZ and CALVIN FREEDMAN.
Others on the 2019 SPA 80 SILVER WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM are; LEN BECCHETTI, KARL HORST, PETE PETITO, AL SCHULMAN, RON WEIDMAN, BILL DEPUTY, TOM SIEWIOREK, JIM HARRIS, GEORGE MERLO, MORT TIRNAUER, ROBERT HOSTETLER and JOHN CARTER.