October 10 – 12, 2013
Eagle Lodge 3934
Singles Division 1 (15 Players)
|1st Place||Matt Coonts|
|2nd Place||Jim Payne|
|3rd Place||Andy Friedhofen|
|4th Place||Jerry Romay|
Singles Division 2 (24 Players)
|1st Place||Brandon Bock|
|2nd Place||JL Jones|
|3rd Place||Brandon Ingram|
|4th Place||Danny Stevens|
|5th / 6th Place||Raymond Wadsack|
|5th / 6th Place||Alben McDonald|
Singles Division 3 (16 Players)
|1st Place||Rod Owen|
|2nd Place||Steve Geer|
|3rd Place||Brian Odle|
|4th Place||Tammy Drake|
Doubles Division 1 (9 Teams)
|1st Place||Justin Sparks & Mark Gray|
|2nd Place||Randy Walker & Jim Payne|
|3rd Place||Steve Taylor & John Boyer|
Doubles Division 2 (16 Teams)
|1st Place||Alben McDonald & Keitha Ellison|
|2nd Place||Raymond Wadsack & Brandon Bock|
|3rd Place||Delane Moore & Julie Hartman|
Doubles Division 3 (12 Teams)
|1st Place||Mike Foster & Joe Mayfield|
|2nd Place||Doug Cawley & Tim Morris|
|3rd Place||Terry Durnil & Curtis Stone|
ABC Draw (22 Teams)
|1st Place||Alben McDonald, Grant Nelson, Gene Collier|
|2nd Place||Raymond Wadsack, Brandon Ingram, Peggy Olson|
|3rd Place||David Mason, Denny Cundiff, Barbara Segalla|
|4th Place||Gary Ferrou, Jim Floyd, Leon Sartain|
|5th / 6th Place||Bobby Duer, Tom White, Nathan Sachs|
|5th /6th Place||Steve Taylor, Mary Stark, Marilyn Mason|
Event #1 ABC: The (MSPA) Missouri State Players Association held its 12 Annual State Championship on Oct.10th-12th 2013 at the Springfield Eagles 3934 Lodge. Its a great place to play if you ever pass through Springfield stop in and play & enjoy their great hospitality,especially when their women have the kitchen opened. They took great care of the 90 registered players & donated $1000.00 additional money. Which in the 12 years, this was the largest tournament yet.
Starting the tournament off on Thursday an ABC draw, Friday Singles with 3 Divisions, and wrapping up the week-end on Saturday, was the bring your partner with 3 divisions.
So on Thursday evening there were 22 teams in the ABC. It made for a long, but fun-filled evening, playing with some that maybe we haven’t had a chance to play with and usually play against. Which is always a good thing.
On Friday afternoon people are rushing in to get a little practice time on the boards. The MAIN event, The SINGLES CHAMPIONSHIP,is about to take place, with 3 divisions. Not only is everyone watching there favorite people battling it out, on the shuffleboard, but Missouri’s favorite team is playing the National League Championship as well.
The ST. LOUIS CARDINALS are hosting the LA Dodgers for there chance to play in the WORLD SERIES.
In Division 1 there were 15 registered players, battling for this title, and WOW what a finish. Trying to do a little double dipping didn’t pay off in this ending. So we have a new STATE CHAMPION there’s gonna be a brand new name on this plaque.
Division 2 also had a BRAND NEW CHAMPION.
In this division there were 24 players wanting that title as well, and again no double dipping in this one either. I can tell you one thing these people were out to win and apparently wanted to go undefeated, and one player did.
Division 3 had 16 people for that championship title as well. And a new CHAMPION was crowned in this division as well.
Its Saturday afternoon singles has finished, and the bring partner is about to begin.
The Missouri Tigers are already playing Georgia, and the St. Louis Cardinals are coming up again as well
Last year President Mark Gray came up with an idea of presenting a plaque for being the Most Improved Player. Last year the recipient was from Stockton, and had traveled, in and out of state, to challenge himself against others and done very well finishing in top places. Well the same thing has happened to this years recipient who also is from Stockton, and had traveled the same as the 1st one did, so if you haven’t met this young man, you soon will, because he loves the game, and he has shown himself to be a very competitive player. So a Big Congratulations to Brandon Bock, on receiving and deserving this award.
Division 2 had 16 teams, was a very good finish in this one as well.