April 30 – May 1, 2005
Eagles FOE Crater Lake Lodge #2093
Bring Partner (24 Teams)
|Bill Maxwell & Ted Curtice
|Lyle Larson & Butch Davis
|John King & Desi Guches
|5th / 6th Place
|Dan Stallsworth & Ann Rose
|5th / 6th Place
|Kenny Rogers & Glen Johansen
MEDFORD, Ore. – Two former Californians teamed up to win this year’s edition of the Medford Eagle’s 33rd annual tournament that began on April 30, and ended early Sunday May 1st.
Bill Maxwell of Grants Pass and Bonanza’s Ted Curtice came from out of the loser’s bracket on the Eagle’s tournament was played on the fraternal organization’s four house boards with a single game, double elimination format. A whopping 24 teams showed up for the “Open” tournament that was once again ran by Rogue River’s Art Eliff. Dan Glasscock handled Saturday’s team auctions.
Eliff, who in past years has been recognized by his peers more than once for his efforts in support of southern Oregon shuffleboard, deemed the tournament a success. “It’s always a good tournament and it entices new players to get involved in the game due to the low entry fee.”
Third place went to Central Point’s Lyle Larson and Butch Davis of Rogue River with the team of Medford’s John King and Central Point’s Desi Guches taking fourth. Guches recently returned to southern Oregon from Washington State. Tied for fifth place were the teams of Dan Stallsworth from Rogue River and new player Anna Rose of Medford and White City’s Kenny Rogers and Glen Johansen of Medford.
The Medford Eagles contributed $200 toward the tournament. Eliff thanks all who played and contributed to this year’s event. The Eagle’s hall is considered to be one of the top places to play in the west.
The state’s players now begin preparations for the annual Rogue River tournament held at Cattleman’s on the July 15-17 weekend. The annual tournament attracts many out of state players for vacation and shuffleboard. For more information on this year’s event contact Eliff at 541-582-1623
Robert Davidson, Pacific Coast Shuffleboard News