March 17 – 18, 2006
Cedar Park, TX
Bring Partner (add to 4 Handicap) (16 Teams)
|1st Place||Danny Green & Alex Bagdikian|
|2nd Place||Craig White & Doug Morgan|
|3rd Place||Lynda French & Holly Kofod|
|4th Place||Cliff Visel & Linda Anthony|
Other Teams: Becky Foster & Tony Fiumara, Donnie Metcalf &David McIlvain, Gilbert Baird & Tyler, Ron Bowers & Guy Smarr, Connie Farr & Connie Culver, Casey Hudson & Jim Grove, Dezi Brooks & Robert Hurst, Jr., Joey Smith & Tom French, Ronnie McMellon & Dee Quiroz, Rudy Korsgaard & Fred Sitton, Larry Nance & Holly Nance.
The tournament kicked off on Friday nite with an A-B Draw (warmup event, single game/double elimination; no sponsor sale) and then on to the primary event on Saturday which was a Bring Partner (Add to 4 or more – handicapped); single game/double elimination; with sponsor sale). There were some players in the A-B Draw that were unable to match up or unable to play in the Saturday event. There were at least 36 players who participated in one or both events. Details of the primary event are listed below and more reporting to follow.
The tournament had a $5 one-time registration/donation fee which went 50% to the Bowers Ratings (Ron & Debbie Bowers) & 50% to the Bowers Webmaster/Shuffleboard e-news publisher (Lynda French, Bowers Corner webmaster). All players were receptive to this idea. Instead of having a ‘piggy bank’ all players donated $5 per person for this worthy cause. It went very well and other tournaments may want to consider having a portion of their one-time fees (or in our case we had no board rentals, etc. so had no registration fee except for this $5 donation/registration fee that went 100% to the Bowers Ratings & Website/Shuffleboard News efforts of Ron & Debbie Bowers and Lynda French (50/50 split).
The Post owner (Ronnie McMellon) and his staff and bartenders did a great job (as usual) hosting the tournament in their great facility and serving food and drink to the players. The Post is spacious inside and outside (with plenty of room for parking and parking motor homes, etc.). If you have not had the pleasure of attending any tournaments at The Post, check the “Upcoming Events 2006 Calendar of Events” ( http://www.tableshuffleboard.org/Latest_Calendar_2007.htm ) and try to catch a tournament this year. The Post hosts weekly tournaments on Tuesday ($5 entry/7:30PM HC) and Friday ($10 entry/7:30PM HC) and Sunday afternoon ($5 entry HC) and has a $20 Single Game/Double Elimination tournament every 3rd Saturday of each month. The 2006 Texas State Championship tournament was also hosted at The Post in March 2006, hosted this 2nd Annual St. Patrick Day tournament; and plan to host the Texas Open 2006 (Labor Day Tournament – flyer coming soon).
Thanks to all who attended the St. Patrick’s Day tournament, especially those Houstonians and Johnson City attendees who had a ways to drive. We hope to see all of you again many times in 2006!