September 9 – 11, 2005
Houghton Lake, MI
|1st Place||Jim Long & Frank Edelen|
|2nd Place||Ray Miller & Don Bower|
|3rd Place||Dennis Stantz & Melinda Flynn|
|4th Place||Jason Papa & Carolyn Perry|
|5th / 6th Place||Chris Passariello & John Flynn|
|5th / 6th Place||Bill Kane & Rob Mueller|
|1st Place||Bill Kane, Brenda Kane, Mike Young|
|2nd Place||Jim Earl Madary, Carlos Capote, Lee Kinley|
|3rd Place||John Myles, Kelly Genez, Debbie Kern|
|4th Place||Ray Miller, Jimmy Kumpula, Steve Jurik|
|1st Place||Steve Auten|
|2nd Place||Chris Passariello|
|3rd Place||Dennis Bittner|
|4th Place||Alonzo Cottrell|
SKIPS FALL BASH RETURNS TO HOUGHTON LAKE, MI FOR THE 17TH STRAIGHT YEAR!
Another successful turnout occurred in what is believed to be the second longest running tournament in Michigan at Skip’s during this year’s Skip’s Fall Bash. A total of 76 shuffleboard patrons participated in this three day tournament (surpassing last year’s 72), including the following events: AB Draw Partner on Friday, ABC Draw Partner on Saturday, and Open Singles on Sunday. Just under $13,000 was up for grabs. Players came from far and wide, including Indiana, Ohio, Nevada’s Chris Passariello, Nebraska’s Marty Shepard, and Missouri’s Frank Edelen. Thanks for your continued support in your travels!
On Friday, 25 teams participated in the AB Draw Partner event. Taking first place this year were Jim Long & Frank Edelen (sponsored by Brenda Kane). Second place winners were Ray Miller & Don Bower (sponsored by Bill Haskins), and third place recipients were Dennis Stantz & Melinda Flynn (sponsored by Bill Niswonger). Fourth place went to Jason Papa & Carolyn Perry (sponsored by Steve Auten). Tied for fifth and sixth place were the teams of Chris Passariello & John Flynn, and Bill Kane and Rob Mueller (sponsored by Steve Auten and Jim Long respectively).
On Saturday, 22 teams battled in the ABC Draw Partner Event. Fierce competition resulted in first place victory going to Bill Kane, Brenda Kane, & Mike Young (sponsored by Steve “CoCo” Brown) with Jim Earl Madary, Carlos Capote, and Lee Kinley (sponsored by Dan Genez) finishing in second, and John Myles, Kelly Genez, & Debbie Kern in third (sponsored by Roland Harkless). Finishing in fourth place were Ray Miller, Jimmy Kumpula, & Steve Jurik (sponsored by Brenda Kane).
Sunday heat continued, as 20 people competed in the Open Singles. Steve Auten went on to take first place (sponsored by Steve Auten), with Chris Passariello in second (sponsored by Bob Querback). Third place went to Dennis Bittner (sponsored by Steve Auten), and fourth place went to Alonzo Cottrell (sponsored by Rob Kern).
Tournament Directors CoCo and Cindy Brown, and Rob and Debbie Kern would like to thank the many people who helped to ensure the continued success of this annual event.
Special recognition should be given to Mr. and Mrs. Skip Sliwa (owners of Skip’s Lounge), and the staff of Linda Chudzinski, Norma Jean Rudolph, Sally Terwilliger, Pam Richaradson, Pat Parker, and Brian Little for their generous hospitality, including a great food spread. Thanks also to Bill Haskins for the wonderful salmon, and to Val Querback for the tasty pickled green beans.
Special thanks are also extended to Carolyn Perry, Joy Stephens for 50/50 ticket sales, and auctioneer’s Steve Auten, Marty Shepard, and Bill Kane.
Skip’s Annual Fall Bash players continue to increase every year. Thank you so much for all who attended and we hope to see even more players next year!