Feb 18 – 20, 2005
Taz Country Sports Bar
Draw Partner (10 Teams) (Negative Handicap)
|1st Place||Debbie Bowers & Alfred Suarez|
|2nd Place||Gene Criminger & Tony Fiumara|
Bring Partner (10 Teams)
|1st Place||Tom French & Lynda French|
|2nd Place||Rick McFarland & Ronnie McMellon|
|3rd Place||Larry Nance & Roy|
Handicap Open Singles (10 Players)
|1st Place||Mike Taylor|
|2nd Place||Robert Hurst, Jr.|
|3rd Place||Gene Criminger|
Results submitted by Tom & Lynda French.
Bowers 2005 Ratings were used to determine entry & handicap criteria.
Play was on 4 in-house boards (American Shuffleboards) and their 5th in-house board was used for player’s practice and side matches.
Friday’s warm up Draw Partner started at 8PM ($20 entry; negative entry with sponsor sale) had 20 players (10 teams; team min. add to “2” w/neg. handicap).
Saturday’s Bring Partner event (single game / double elimination; $50 / team entry with sponsor sale) had 20 players (10 teams; team min. add to “2” w/neg. handicap) started after 4PM and play continued to closing time. The total purse had held a nice pot too.
Teams: Mike Taylor & Holly Nance (add to 2 Austin team), Alfred Suarez & Doug Paben (add to 2 Austin team), David Williams, Jr. & Randy Ivicic (add to 2, DFW & Austin team), Tom & Lynda French (add to 3 Austin team), Robert Hurst, Jr. & Jon Laird (add to 3, Austin team), David & Debbie Sexton (add to 3, San Antonio team), Gene Criminger & Tony Fiumara (add to 3, Austin team), Cliff Visel & Craig White (add to 4, Austin team), Rick McFarland & Ronnie McMellon (add to 5, Austin and Cedar Park team), Larry Nance & Roy (add to 5, Austin and Houston/Clear Lake team).
Competition was strong in this Bring Partner event. Tom & Lynda French (sponsored by Craig White) went undefeated after some close matches and putting some tough teams in the loser bracket.
Sunday’s Singles Event (Single game / double elimination; positive handicap with $25 entry with sponsor sale) started at 1PM. There were 10 walkers registered for this fierce competition: Doug Paben, Craig White, Diana Milligan, Mike Taylor, Ron Bowers, Rick McFarland, Larry Nance, David Williams, Jr., Gene Criminger, and Robert Hurst, Jr.
Everyone has a great time playing this Mardi Gras weekend. Thanks to Gene Criminger and his Taz Country staff for the great food and hospitality. On Saturday evening, they brought in pizza for everyone and also had fresh jalapeno stuffed with spiced up cream cheese! The jalapeno’s and pizza went fast!