OPEN TOURNAMENT RETURNS TO DURAND, MI by Coco
of Winners | Mixed
| 3 Person | Doubles
26, 2006 through May 29, 2006
like to personally thank Bill & Brenda Kane for taking me into
their home for 3 days. As a single parent it's difficult for me
to afford (or justify) the cost that shuffleboard requires some
times. Thank you so much! Your mouse pad is on the way, Brenda!
Secondly I'd like to thank the unsung heros, the Dream Team, of
Brown, Cindy Brown, Rob Kern and Debbie Kern for all
the work they do at these events. AH
turnout occurred at Kane’s Club Car during this year’s
Michigan Open Tournament. Tournament Directors CoCo & Cindy
Brown and Rob & Debbie Kern signed up a total of 95 shuffleboard
patrons, participating in this planned four day tournament, including
the following events: Mixed Doubles on Friday, Three Person Bring
Open and Three Person Bring Division II on Saturday, Open Doubles
and Division II Doubles on Sunday, and Open Singles and Division
II Singles on Monday. Due to a city wide power outage, Monday’s
events were cancelled and rescheduled on Saturday, June 3, 2006.
On Friday, 28
teams participated in the Mixed Doubles event. First place victory
went to the double dipping team of Steve Auten and Carrie Siple
(sponsored by Jerry Siebert). Second place winners were Jerry Siebert
and Ann Harrell (sponsored by Vic Matteson), third place recipients
were Brenda Kane and Tom Meagher (sponsored by Glen Ingram), and
fourth place went to Glen Ingram and Sheryl Cockerill (sponsored
by Richard Reist). Finishing in fifth and sixth were Mark Holland
with Taya Keesling (sponsored by themselves), and Larry Brown with
Mary Brown (sponsored by John McDermott).
a combined total of 63 players battled in the two Three Person Bring
events. First place in the Open Three Person went to Glen Ingram,
Larry Brown, and Tom Meagher (sponsored by Richard Reist). In the
Division II Three Person, first place went to Dennis Bittner, John
Flynn, and Jerry Weidmeyer as they defended their 2005 title (sponsored
by Sheryl Cockerill). Second place victors were Bill Kane, Theresa
Stephens, and Jessica Williams (sponsored by Jim Long), third place
winners were Carlos Capote, Ron Bown, and Richard Reist (sponsored
by themselves), and fourth place winners were Vic Matteson, Bob
Auten, and Don Parkhurst (sponsored by Bert Lowe).
On Sunday, a
combined total of 31 teams played in the Open Doubles and Division
In the Open
Doubles, first place went to team of Glen Ingram and Jim Long (sponsored
by Larry Brown). Second place went to Steve Auten and Roland Metivier
(sponsored by John McDermott), and third place went to John McDermott
and Frank Blade (sponsored by Richard Reist).
In the Division
II Doubles, the double dipping team of Gene Wendling and John Flynn
emerged as first place victors (sponsored by Jerry Siebert). Second
place went to Sandy Blade and Travis Taylor (sponsored by Bill Kane),
and third place went to Ron Bown and Jimmy Kumpula (sponsored by
results were as follows: First place in the Open Singles went to
Dennis Bittner. In the Division II Singles, Wayne Atkinson took
first place (sponsored by Dennis Bittner), and second place went
to John Flynn (sponsored by Bill Kane).
No article would
be complete without giving the tremendous thanks to those who helped
make this tournament another huge success.
First and foremost,
I would like to thank EVERYONE who came to this wonderful tournament,
especially those from out of state. Thanks to Bracketteer Rob Kern,
Cindy Brown, and Debbie Kern for their well organized tournament
operation. Thanks to auctioneers Bill Kane and Glen Ingram. Thanks
to Bill and Brenda Kane & staff for their generous hospitality.
Thanks to all of those who brought food including but not limited
to Bill and Brenda Kane, Melinda Flynn, and Dawn Hall.
Thanks to all of those who brought donations for the raffle.
thanks to Ann Harrell for taking pictures and for publishing tournament
results on her website. I would also like to thank Mike Cork for
helping out in numerous ways including selling 50-50 tickets.
Hope to see
you all in the Michigan Hall of Fame tournament (flyer to be posted