Upset winner in Jack Benny League

The Jack Benny League finished its 2018-19 season in dramatic fashion. Patt’s Copy World (5-7) , going into the April 14 tournament in fourth seed, won the 2019 JBL Championship after disposing of the heavily-favored number one seed, Valley of the Moon Winery (10-2), in the first round, 66-52.

They then continued their upset ways with a 66-61 win over the number two seed, Murphy’s Irish Pub (7-5).

This is the second year in a row that Patt’s Copy has won the championship after coming in as the fourth seed. Patt’s Copy World also were JBL Title Holders in 2009, 2010, and 2013.

VOM Winery (6-6) won the consolation game 70-55, over the third-seeded R&B Custom Builders.

First Round of Playoffs-April 14

Murphy’s Irish Pub 66

R&B Custom Builders 56

Scoring: Murphy’s-Gary Newman 16, Beni Comma 15 (3-Treys), Kiah Ginsberg 11, Jeff Kellogg 10 (3-Treys), Jaime Svanda 6, Steve Mellenger, Rich Tunheim 2, Ryan Tunheim 2.

R&B-Anthony Albano 14 (3-Treys), Al Martinson 12 (4-Treys), Jesse Long 10, Dallas Valerio 7, Chris Nufo 7, Kimone Davison 4, Danny Dwyer 2.

Patt’s Copy World 66

VOM Winery 52

Scoring: Patt’s-Sal Chavez 20 (3-Treys), Chris Meadors 13, Dave Studdert 10, Ryan McMillan 9, Tom Coughlan 4, Bill Utenehzer 4, SG Ellison 3, Manny Cicetti 2.

VOM Winery-Sean Carrol 19, Bruce Rhode 15, Brian Casey 9, Chris Kjeldsen 4, Andre Davis 3, Ted Tolks 2.

Championship Round-April 14


VOM Winery 70

R&B 55

Scoring: VOM-Sean Carrol 18 (4-Treys), Bruce Rhode 16, Brian Casey 16, Ted Tolks 6, Andre Davis 6, Chris Kjeldsen 5, John Scheilien 2, Dave Corkhill 1.

R&B-Anthony Albano 23, Chris Nufo 11, Al Martinson 10, Danny Dwyer 7, Kimone Davison 4.


Patt’s Copy World 66

Murphy’s Irish Pub 61

Scoring: Patt’s-Sal Chavez (4-Treys) 16, Chris Meadors 14, Dave Studdert 10, Ryan McMillan 10, Manny Cicetti 10, Bill Utenehzer 2, SG Ellison 2, Tom Coughlan 2.

Murphy’s-Gary Newman 22, Jeff Kellogg 14, Kiah Ginsberg 12 (3-Treys), Beni Comma 6, Ryan Tunheim 5, Jaime Svanda 2.

We would like to thank all the players and team sponsors (Valley of the Moon Winery, Murphy’s Irish Pub, R&B Custom Builders, Patt’s Copy World and Heffernan Insurance Brokers-North Bay), and special thanks to scorekeepers, Nolan Jaggie and Joe Costanzo, for their contribution to our 2018-2019 Season.

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