successful turnout occurred in what is believed to be the second
longest running tournament in Michigan at Skip’s during this
year’s Skip’s Fall Bash. A total of 56 shuffleboard
patrons participated in this three day tournament, including the
following events: AB Draw Partner on Friday, ABC Draw Partner on
Saturday, and Open Singles on Sunday. More than $10,500 was up for
grabs. Players came from far and wide, including Indiana, Ohio,
Florida’s Dick Smedbert, and Missouri’s Frank Edelen.
Thanks for your continued support in your travels!
On Friday, 21 teams participated
in the AB Draw Partner event. Taking first place this year were
Jim Long & Jessica Williams (sponsored by Travis Taylor). Second
place winners were Slick Parrish & Jim Norton (also sponsored
by Travis Taylor), and third place recipients were Bob Auten &
Tom Williams (sponsored by Dave Nelson). Fourth place went to Dennis
Bittner & Dawn Hall (sponsored by Dick Reist).
Draw Partner - 21 Teams
Auten & Tom Williams
Dennis Bittner & Dawn Hall
18 teams battled in the ABC Draw Partner Event. Fierce competition
resulted in first place victory going to Jim Earl Madary,
Travis Taylor, & John Hines (sponsored by themselves)
with Dennis Stantz, Kelly Genez, and newcomer Denese Cussans
(sponsored by Dick Reist) finishing in second, and Dan Genez,
Martha Hall, and Lacho “Cheese” Barradas in third
(sponsored by Jo Nelson). Finishing in fourth place were Doug
Queen, Slick Parrish, & Sandy Norton (sponsored by themselves).
Draw Partner - 18 Teams
Travis Taylor, & Jim
Martha Hall, & Dan
Sonsor Dick Riest,
Denese Cussans, Dennis Stantz, Kelly Genez
Queen, Slick Parrish, & Sandy Norton
Sunday heat continued,
as 13 people competed in the Open Singles. Splitting first and second
place were Jim Long and Dick Smedberg (sponsored by Rita and Jimmy
Kumpula respectively). Third place went to Travis Taylor (also sponsored
Singles - 13 Players
Tournament Directors CoCo and Cindy Brown, and Rob and Debbie
Kern would like to thank the many people who helped to ensure
the continued success of this annual event.
Special recognition should be given to Skip and Carol Sliwa
(owners of Skip’s Lounge), and the wonderful staff for
their generous hospitality, including a great food spread.
Special thanks are also
extended to Carolyn Perry, Jessica Williams, and Joy Stephens for
50/50 ticket sales, and auctioneer’s Steve Auten, Skip Sliwa,
and Dennis Bittner.
Skip’s Annual Fall
Bashs’ continued success is attributed to the many wonderful
shuffleboard patrons. Thank you so much for all who attended and
we hope to see even more players next year!