April 1 – 2, 2005
Huntington Beach Moose Lodge #1832
Huntington Beach, CA
AB Blind Draw
|1st Place||Rich Warren & Bert Nelson|
|2nd Place||Evie Hughes & Brenden Coulter|
The Huntington Beach Moose Lodge #1832 Tournament of Champions (held April 1, 2, and 3) was a big success.
There were 22 players vying for $1,400. The prize money consisted of a $10 entry fee and $1 per player being held back from the Wednesday and Saturday tournaments. The requirements to qualify for this tournament are to win a Wednesday or Saturday tournament. There were 39 players that qualified. The tournament format was A/B blind draw 15 point game -2 out of 3 winners and losers bracket.
The Moose Lodge has lost their lease and is now in temporary quarters (with one board) at “Old World” in Huntington Beach. The tournament was held at CC’s in Anaheim on the two house boards. The tournament started with two rounds being played Friday night and the last match played Sunday afternoon.
As usual, Marie Coulter and Kathleen Wisdom (sisters) have done a fine job of running this tournament for almost twenty years. In charge of the brackets was Bob Brunskill. The 2005 Bowers Ratings were used. Many thanks also go to the bartenders and servers for an outstanding job. The change of venue required the Saturday buffet being prepared by the kitchen at CC’s. Anna Brunskill organized the food procurement which resulted in an abundance of food including a birthday cake for Theresa Linton who turned 77 on Saturday.
Bert Nelson and Geoff Snape were new tournament players this year. Bert has only been playing for about 8 months. Geoff has just recently returned to the game.
First: Rich (Bubba) Waren and Bert Nelson Second: Evie Hughes and Brenden Coulter