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1st Player Appreciation Day
& Bobby V's Birthday!
Bourbon, IN 46504
Mixed Doubles - August 26, 2006
Sunday, August 27, 2006 7:52 PM
Reported by Ann Harrell
Mixed Doubles - 19 Teams [Picture Gallery]

Bourbon, IN: Saturday August 26th was Shuffleboard Player Appreciation Day at Journey's End Bar & Grill in the big shuffleboard town of Bourbon, Indiana. The weekend began with an impromptu $10 single elimination AB draw partner Friday evening. Eight teams participated and the winners were Mike Koontz and Joyce Roberts. Open play followed with most (but not all!) people opting for an early evening.

Indiana Shuffleboard Bar Owners Meeting
The doors opened at 8 AM Saturday morning with players and bar owners trickling in as the morning progressed. Phil Heinzman from the Pierceton Legion, Carol Westerman from Lucky's in North Webster, Gary Anglin representing the Bourbon Legion, Mike Koontz co-owner of Journey's End, Bobby Voorhis from "The Palace" and Glen Ingram from GI's Town Tavern were all present. Working from
2004-2005, 2005-2006 schedules and a "blank" for 2006-2007 the bar owners hammered out a 2006-2007 schedule with a minimum of blood shed. That schedule is now available online at Indiana Schedule and a printable version will be available shortly.

FYI, The Palace is currently closed for renovation and will not have any tournaments on the schedule this year only.

Player Appreciation Day Mixed Doubles
All last season at Journey's End a $5 registration fee was charged for each tourney to cover the cost of powder and trophies. That money was returned to the players in the form of $500 added to the entry fee. Journey's End also paid the entry fees for first time women players Cathi Brandenburg and Laura Sheppard. Crock pots of hot dogs, chili sauce, condiments and chips were provided for the players to help themselves during the course of the afternoon and evening.

The Results
Play went smoothly for the most part during the course of the day. It always helps to have 5 boards at your disposal! At 6 PM board #2 was closed to allow 31 pool players access to the 3 pool tables for their tournament which finished in under 4 hours, go figure! Board #1 was closed to make way for Karaoke at 9 PM.

All the remainder of the games were played in "the back room" on boards 3, 4 and 5. In two games, with the score tied 14-14, the games were decided on the final weight by .. back lags to chagrin of the players!

Carol Westerman and Mike Grimes from North Webster finished 4th, Glen & Jeri Ingram from Summitville finished 3rd. Jim Long & Vicki Morgan came through the losers bracket and forced Gary Anglin & Sheryl Cockerill to a 2nd game but Gary & Sheryl held on to take the top prize.

The Teams
Bobby & Debbie Voorhis
Jim Long & Vicki Morgan
Mike Koontz & Jody Berry
Larry & Mary Brown
Ron & Liz Merrill
Gary Neff & Joyce Roberts
Chet & Jane Seybert
Glen & Jeri Ingram
Ray Miller & Jo Bates
Taya Keesling & Dave Boaz
Jerry Siebert (MI) & Ann Harrell
Carol Westerman & Mike Grimes
Bob Lang & Sharon Crowder (OH)
Gary Anglin & Sheryl Cockerill
Dave Petteys & Cathi Brandenburg

Robert Atkins & Theresa Taylor
Bill Niswonger & Laura Sheppard
Keith Spencer & Jackie Imus
Jerry Knox & Robbin Creighbaum
1st Sheryl Cockerill & Gary Anglin

2nd Vicki Morgan, daughter Amber, & Jim Long

3rd Glen & Jeri Ingram

Carol Westerman & Mike Grimes

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