By: Char Waugaman
Photos By: Candy Lepore
Our annual Colorado/Nebraska A/B/C draw tournament, the CO.NE.head
Classic hosted by the Balloon Inn, started out with Harold Newbanks’
“first class” limo breaking down one mile from the Balloon
after a 14 hour
trip from Harold’s Bar in Omaha. We’re not sure how
they stretched and 8-hour trip into 14 but we were glad to see them
in one piece anyway. Is it really true, Harold, that since the air
conditioner didn’t work in the limo, you packed the coolers
full of dry ice to keep cool?
After lots of ribbing,
Harold, along with Brad Lowry (CO Captain) and Jo Cook (CO) went
undefeated to finish in first place. Second place honors went to
Randall Barber (CO), Jerry Vanderwoude (NE) and Char Waugaman (CO
Captain). Third place was awarded to Kevin Kelly (CO Captain), Mike
Richardson (CO), and Sean (NE).
A special thanks to the
ten Nebraskan’s: Art Busch, Chuck Busch, Jim Payne, Jerry
Vanderwoude, Loren Gorgenson, Trish Lanouette, Sean, Tom Gamo, Rich
Klanderud and Harold Newbanks for participating and making the annual
CO.NE.Head another successful and fun tournament. We hope to see
all of you again next year.
As always, we appreciate and thank the Balloon Inn for providing
the boards, great
food and the added money to keep this traditional tournament alive.
Colorado Players: Morey Balins, Ron Sosovec, Travis Anderson, Dave
Cowan, Kevin Kelly, Brad Lowry, Kenny Reeves, Bob Perry, Dennis
Bird, Pete Martinez, Candy Lepore, Don Garrison, Bill Shino, Barb
Kenny, Mike Hedges, Jo Cook, Mike Tramutolo, Randall Barber, Larry
Call, Mike Call, Gwyn Orsi, Mike Richardson, and Char Waugaman.
Harold Newbanks, Jo Cook, Brad Lowry (Cap't)
2nd place Randall Barber, Jerry Vanderwoude, Char Waugaman (Cap't.),
Russ Brown (Sponsor)
Sean, Kevin Kelly (Cap't.), Mike Richardson