The World Women's Tournament
American Legion Post #193 Louisville, KY
September 21st - 24th, 2006
Reported by Susie Halstead, Tournament Director
Draw] [Bring Partner] [Div
[Div II Singles] [Men's
of Women's Events
Draw Partner - 20 Teams
Partner - 20 Teams
Deb Voorhis & Peggy Hodge
2nd Jody Berry & Carol Pittman
3rd Jane Mourgos & Barb Head
4th Jeri Williams & Manny Canada
Jane Mourgos & Linda Meyer
2nd Deb Voorhis & Brenda Kane
3rd Manny Canada & Denise Bailey
4th Jeri Williams & Peggy Hodge
I Singles - 15
II Singles - 10
2nd Cindy Clark
3rd Jeri Williams
2nd JoAnn Leonard
3rd Ashley Tinsley
8th annual Wandering the World Women’s tournament was held at
the American Legion Post 193 in Louisville, KY September 20th through
September 24th. We had women attending from 12 different states, from
Florida to Oregon. Before play started, Jane Mourgos spoke to the
group, reminding us that the late Freddie Thuman told Jane at the
inaugural tournament in California that she would be amazed at what
this would turn into. His vision was correct. Michael Halstead led
us in the National Anthem and the boards were then put into play!
It was a unique setting, the American Legion is housed in a building
that was formerly the police station in the early 1900’s. The
room the boards were in was actually the stable for the police horses.
It has a wrap around balcony which spectators could view play from
above. It was a unique perspective and added a whole new dimension
to watching the sport. Please review Michael’s pictures for
a peek into that perspective.
We played on 8 boards, wax, polish and board cleaner was generously
supplied by the Shuffleboard Federation…Thanks John! Many round
robins were held on Wednesday night with both men and women participating.
Very late, one of our local man shufflers fell backwards and was knocked
out when his partner lagged a 4. He regained consciousness a few minutes
later and the two of them ended up winning that robin!
Thursday started the AB draw with Debbie Voorhis
from Indiana and Peggy Hodge from Arkansas coming in first, Jody Berry
from Indiana and Carol Pittman from Missouri second, Jane Mourgos
from California and Barb Head from Missouri in third and Jeri Williams
of Texas and Manny Canada from Arizona in fourth.
Friday was the Bring partner event. Californian Jane
Mourgos and Linda Meyer from Arizona won, Indiana’s Debbie Voorhis
and Brenda Kane from Michigan came in second, Manny Canada and Denise
Bailey both from Arizona were third, Peggy Hodge from Arkansas and
Jeri Williams from Texas in fourth place.
Saturday singles, two divisions. Birthday girl Vickie
Hunt from California came in first place in division 2, JoAnn Leonard
from Arizona was second and Kentucky’s own Ashley Tinsley came
in 3rd. In division 1, Linda Churchman from Arizona was first, Cindy
Clark, also from Arizona was second and Jeri Williams from Texas in
We could never have pulled off such a smooth tournament if it wasn’t
for the excellent hard work by Kathy Yingst. She is a true master
at it and a very special thanks to Kathy for all her hard work!! It
was a wonderful time, with the exception of the severe storms and
heavy rain Friday night and Saturday. We were able to raffle a set
of Federation weights, a set of Triple Crown weights, 2 beautiful
weight cases, a board wipe and a Dale Jr. Budweiser jacket. Thanks
so much to all the local American Legion members who so generously
donated enough door prizes that nobody left empty-handed. We also
gave away small tote bags with our Wandering the World logo on it,
filled with lots of goodies donated by local businesses and vendors
to each registered woman player. Several horseshoes and mini Louisville
Slugger baseball bats also were given away. Saturday was a free feed
deliciously cooked by Robbie Goodlett. The ladies are still raving
about her corn cakes! We offered a free shuttle to the 2 designated
hotels so the ladies could imbibe without fear of driving intoxicated.
We also were there to offer anyone who needed it a ride to and from
The trophies were unique. All of them were made from horseshoes that
were actual shoes worn by thoroughbreds that ran at Churchill Downs,
home of the Kentucky Derby. Special thanks to Steve Trout and Frank
Nickolin for all the hard work put into making the trophies. Steve
also made a unique sign Welcoming the Wandering the World Women written
on it with a pair of steer horns, a picture of that is also attached.
It was met with such glee that it will now travel to the next location
of the tournament from here-on. He also made “Philly and Colt”
signs to go above the restrooms matching our Kentucky Derby theme!
I would also like to thank Glen Tubbs for all his hard work over and
above the call of duty. We awarded him and Kentuckian Gary Craddock
each “the McGyver” award for their sweat and effort to
keep the boards running smoothly. I would also like to thank the American
Legion members, so many of them worked very hard to make sure the
women had a successful “fun” tournament. A week later
all involved post members were saying they would do it all over again!
We hope to soon have a tournament for all men and women to attend.
Thanks everyone for attending, it was such a pleasure having y’all!
And don’t miss next year’s event hosted by Brenda Kane
Halstead and Connie Tinsley, Tournament Directors