MB1: Jim Blair Wins Inaugural Event

Anything can happen in Monkeyball, just ask 2005 World Champion Jim Blair. J.B. was swept in pool play action and came back from a 15-0 beat-down in game one of the semifinals to win the inaugural Monkeyball World Championships. His vociferous fan club (Gunns/Morrow/E Trinoskey) carried him to the title over Chuck Trinoskey, 15-11, 15-9. The championship point is shown below (JB leads 14-9 in game #2).

The 78-match tournament was held at the corner of Rockford & Strathmore in Lansing. In addition to the exciting championship round held at the McFall Monkeyball Arena, the tournament also featured: the youngest participant ever (7 year-old Ryan Hintz), a contestant who flew in from Florida, and a day-long 80th birthday party for Grandma Frushour.

Champion: Jim Blair
Runner-Up: Chuck Trinoskey
Third Place: Casey Frushour
# of Players: 30

Results/Bracket (PDF)


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