May 27 – 30, 2005
Oskar’s Sports Bar & Grill
Doubles (12 Teams)
|1st Place||Dudley Hutcherson & John Osheroff|
|2nd Place||Richard Warren & John Fisher|
|3rd Place||Bob Ruiz & Susie Jones|
ABC Draw (15 Teams)
|1st Place||Marion Bailey, Mina Bischara, Tim Mills|
|2nd Place||Bob Brunskill, Jeff Posthumous, Brenden Coulter|
|3rd Place||Joanie Healey, Gene Smith & Bobbie Duncan|
|4th Place||Eric Chiles, B.B. Boik, Sandi Gareau|
Bellflower, CA. – Escondido’s Dudley Hutcherson and Santee’s John Osheroff won the Memorial Day Doubles tournament, held annually at Oskar’s Sports Bar & Grill in Bellflower, by sweeping through a field of 11 other teams undefeated. The event paid out more than $4,200. This year’s tournament marked the bar’s seventh year as the event’s host.
It was the second time that the San Diego county players have won a major tournament within the last couple of years. In September 2003, the combination won the Billy Chiles Memorial Doubles held at the Huntington Beach Moose Lodge. Hutcherson is the number one rated player in Southern California and the number two-rated player in California. San Diego’s Gene Smith was the team’s sponsor.
In the tournament opening ABC Draw it was the team of Visalia’s Marion Bailey, Bellflower’s Mina Bischara and newcomer Tim Mills from San Diego also going undefeated and beat the team of Yorba Linda’s Bob Brunskill, and Huntington Beach players Jeff Posthumous and Brenden Coulter in the finals. The ABC Draw attracted 45 players and 15 teams and paid out more than $4,400. Long Beach’s Gary Jones sponsored the winning team
The team of Bellflower’s Joanie Healey, San Diego’s Gene Smith and Bellflower’s Bobbie Duncan finished third with Highland’s Eric Chiles, Rosewood Pub owner B.B. Boik of Bellflower and Norwalk’s Sandi Gareau taking fourth place.
Placing second to Hutcherson and Osheroff in the Doubles was the Orange County team of Richard “Bubba” Warren and John Fisher. El Monte’s “Free-Hand” Bob Ruiz and Long Beach’s Susie Jones took home third place in the open tournament that restricted two minus ones from playing together. Bellflower’s Karl Spickelmier and Bob Brunskill were the high sponsored team.
Buffets were provided both Saturday and Sunday during the holiday weekend with Anna Brunskill, Oscar Ugarte, Ernie Alvarez, Hope Weber, Pearl Minard, B.B. Boik, Dave and Marlene Brennan, Susie Jones, Al and Joanie Healey and Betsy Krier providing their specialties for the food fare.
Tournament Director Paul Weber, with valuable assistance from wife Hope, conducted a 50/50 Draw that netted $206 for the Bower’s Rating System. Bishop’s H.L. Lee won the drawing.
Weber handled the team auctions both Friday and Saturday nights while Bob Brunskill once again managed the bracket boards.