Tournament of Champions
January 26, 2013
13418 Woodruff and Foster Bellflower, CA 90706
January 28, 2013
The Cocktails Anyone? second Tournament of Champions (held January 26) was a big success. There were 26 players qualified (play 5 times and win once) during the 44 qualifying tournaments. There were 23 players signed up. Dan Childs dropped out to make it an even number. He has not fully recovered from his knee replacement surgery. The prize money consisted of an $10 entry fee and $2 being held back from the qualifying tournaments. The total prize money was $1502. The tournament format was A/B blind draw - 15 point game - 2 out of 3 winners and losers bracket. In charge of the brackets was Bob Brunskill. The 2012 Bowers Ratings were used.
Joanie Healey deserves a lot of thanks for organizing this tournament and running all of the qualifying tournaments. Anna Brunskill organized the food procurement which resulted in an abundance of food and an ‘appreciation cake’ and some flowers for Joanie. Money was collected from all the players to get a $75 gift card for dinner at Outback so she and her husband Allan can enjoy some time together.
A 50/50 raffle was held for the benefit of the Bower’s Rating System which netted $100 for them.
First/Second split Karl Spickelmier and Jeff Delphia
First/Second split Dave Keithahn and Bud Mitchener
Third Dave Brennan and Richie Eshilian