time was wasted in the determination of the success of this first
annual tournament, as 42 players signed up for the first night AB
draw event on Friday, and 30 players in the second AB draw event
Friday. Host Jason Papa added $100 to each pot.
Winners of the first single elimination AB draw were (split first
and second) were John McDermott with Deanna Johns, and Jim Earl
with Carolyn Perry. Third and fourth place tie went to Steve Auten
with Theresa Stephens and Jim Kelsey with Russ Helgemo, and tied
for fifth place were the teams of Frank Blade with Cindy Brown,
Wayne Atkinson with John Flynn, Don Grossman with Rob Kern, and
Jerry Siebert with Peggy Williams.
In the second single elimination AB draw, first place went to
Steve Auten and Nelson Griswald, and second place to Wayne Atkinson
and Deanna Johns. Tied for third and fourth place were Frank Blade
with Theresa Stephens, and Scott Auten with Tom Schultz.
In Saturday’s Open Singles event, 14 players competed with
first place victory going to host Jason Papa.
Second place went to Steve Auten, and third place
went to Alonzo Cottrell.
In Saturday’s Division II Singles event, there were 13 players,
with first place going to Don Grossman. Second
place honors went to Leon Black, with third place
going to bracketeer Rob Kern.
Heated competition continued on Sunday with the Open Doubles
and Division II Doubles. It was decided by all players in the
Open Doubles to change the format and have a $100 True Round Robin
paying two places.
In first place in the Open Doubles were Jason Papa and
Alonzo Cottrell. Second place went to John McDermott
and Frank Blade.
In the Division II Doubles, first place went to the undefeated
team of Rob Kern and Dave Delgado. Second place
went to Peggy Williams and Tom Williams in their
A total of $7,140 in prize money was won this weekend, and this
is without having any
calcuttas on Friday. A total of 51 shuffleboard patrons participated
over the weekend.
would like to take this opportunity to thank those that helped make
this wonderful tournament the success that it was. Special thanks
go to Co-Director’s Cindy Brown and Rob Kern; as well as Carolyn
Perry and Steve Auten for assistance in the Calcutta auction.
Thanks also to host Jason Papa who not only generously added
money to events on Friday, but also supplied pizza on Saturday
as well as donuts
on Sunday morning.
I would also like to give special thanks to wait staff Kim, Gina,
Sam, Jenna, and Amy for the wonderful job taking care of us players;
and of course Kathy who kept us all fed this weekend.