Bourbon, IN -The Bourbon Legion once again played host to kids 4-16
for their 2nd Annual Kids Shuffleboard tournament on the Legion's
5 shuffleboards. The Legion provided food and outside games to occupy
the children between matches. There was a duck tank, balloon darts,
a knocking down cans game and several others. The younger kids enjoyed
winning many prizes while enjoying the beautiful day outside.
Greg Wallace took charge
of running the brackets for the 4-6 year olds in the double elimination
event. This youngest group played to 11 instead of the usual 15
points. Some of these kids were barely able to see over the end
of the board, but provided the watching (and agonizing) adults with
an exciting afternoon. This is the only time I will probably ever
see players SKIP from one end of the board to the other. Finishing
1st was Haylee Ritter and Justin Wallace was 2nd.
Keith Spencer wrangled
the 7-9 year olds. This age group played to 15 and provided some
very entertaining games. The winners were 1st place Destinee Flowers
and 2nd place was Tanner Senff.
The largest group of the day was ran by Eric Keenan. There were
10 kids in the 10-12 age group. This event was won by Matt Stewart
with Jacob Stouder taking 2nd place.
King watched over the 13-16 year olds. These older children are
very experienced and didn't need much direction in keeping score
or keeping track of the hammer. Many of these kids have been playing
at the Legion for years. Brandon Senff won the winners bracket but
lost the first game of the finals to Adam Creighbaum. Brandon came
back in the final game to take first place in that division.
Thanks to Mary Houser
for keeping everyone in drinks, Wally Dan (aka Harvey Altman) for
the over all organization and registration of the kids and Robbin
Creighbaum for setting up the games and helping all day.
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gallery. - AH