Fir Cone Masters is the longest running open doubles in the Pacific
Northwest. It has survived three different owners and continues
to draw the best of the best from all over the country. Players
have come from as far away as Maine, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Nebraska,
Texas, California, and Canada. With 2 great boards and a owner who
has a good shuffleboard attitude, the future look bright for Ernie’s
Fir Cone Masters. Teams are already forming for next years Masters.
Players are searching out the right partner to create a magical
moment that will lead to their names being inscribed on the trophy
and their names written in history.
This years magical
moment belongs to Gary George and Jeff Kersting. They join the select
few who have their names on the trophy by cruising through unbeaten
to become the 2006 Ernie‘s Fir Cone Masters 2006 Champions.
Dino Mako and Mike Waters were not without their own magic. Being
behind in almost every game and still finishing second after losing
their first match in this field of competitors proved to be quite
a feat. Third place went to the team of Carl Roush and Dean Johnson.
This is the team that proves that practice pays off. Carl and Dean
have been away from the game for quite a while, but devoted the
time and effort to learn the boards, and it paid off. Vern Gonzales
and Mel Hohn finished fourth.
the outcome everyone had a great time with good friends and good
competition. Another benefit to the Masters is the feast provided
by the Shelton Shuffleboard Community. Ernie would like to thank
all the people who contributed to the success of this tournament,
and all the players who gave their all. The next scheduled tournament
at Ernie’s Fir Cone is the Forest Festival A-B Bring your
own partner on 02 -03 June, 2006. For more information on this tournament
contact Ernie (360) 426-2221.
Dwayne Dibley is a syndicated columnist for an unnamed national
publication and accepts no compensation for his analysis, but merely
does it for the love of the game. However I would like to clear
up a minor issue. Mel Hohn (a close personal friend and college
classmate) and I are indeed different people. If you are interested
in having me comment on your upcoming tournament contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org