not a shuffleboard tournament it's and endurance test.
On Oct 12th the 5th.annual Missouri State Championship Shuffleboard
tournament kicked off with the 6 person team event. There were 11
teams total and when things finally lined out 1st place went to
the undefeated team of Jerry Romay, Carol Longwell, Sam Witt, John
Boyer, Neal Stumbo and Arlene Riekkoff. Second place honors went
to team Jimmy Dunn, Barbara Head, Super Sam, Nell Adams, Gary Adams
and Ray Wadsack. Third place went to team Mark Gray, Gary Ferrou,
Barry Pipkin, Vaerlene Noel,Gary Johnson JR and Mary Handy. Some
teams had to play till the wee hours of the morning tiring everyone
out maybe next year we can get started earlier on Thursday .
Then it was onto singles where there were 3 divisions. Div 3 had
19 players which was a great turn out and when the smoke cleared
the winner of Div 3 was Sam Witt. Second place Keitha Ellison and
3rd place Gary Johnson Sr and 4th place went to Gary Swain.
Then in div 2 a KC sweep
1st place honors went to Gary Haggerty (a brides maid no more) 2nd
place to Dave Mason and 3 rd place went to Gary Ferrou. Finally
in div 1 1st place honors went to Mark Gray (The 2006 Missouri State
Champion) 2nd place went to Dean Pinkston, 3rd to Doc Bendickson
and 4th place to Chuck Muelhauser.
Then on Saturday to cap off the tournament the next event was doubles
and in div 3 1st place honors went to that fine shooting team of
Terry Russell and Nell Adams 2nd place honors went to Sheila Cundiff
and Amber Green 3rd place Sam Witt and Janice Haggerty.
Then in div 2 1st place
went to Gary Haggerty and Dave Mason 2nd place honors went to Barbara
Gray and John Boyer and 3rd place went to Mellissa Dunn and Steve
Hinkle. And finally div 1 1st place went to Dean Pinkston and Scott
Townley (Team event 2006 Missouri State Champions) 2nd place Chuck
Muelhauser and Jeff Blanchat and 3rd place went to Mark Gray and
like to thank everyone who attended you helped make this tournament
a success. A special thank you to Glen Tubbs who's hard work moving
boards in and out of the lodge all too often goes unmentioned. Also
Charlie Riley who spends countless hours keeping track of registrations
and monies who also has been pulling double duty until recently.
Keith Ellison and Glen Tubbs also did a fine job handling all the
money making sure everything was counted down to the penny .I would
also like to that Delaine Moore for helping with the brackets this
year. What made this tournament a huge success was the amount of
players who showed up in div three the most of which came from Stockton
(Good job Doc)