2006 Washington State Championships
to the fact that the State Tournament should be the most important
in Washington, before anything else we should announce the 2006
- Loren Lampley
- Kenny Simmons
- Mel Hohn
- Jeff Kersting
- Jeff Mercer
- Jeff Mercer
- Bill Walker
Hohn - Michelle Foran
No one in Washington
can explain it, but for some unknown reason Washington has not had
a State Tournament since 2002. Dean Johnson from Shelton ask the
question, “why?” Not receiving a suitable answer, he
set out to do something about it. Therefore, he assembled a team
responsible for the coordination of efforts; First, we needed to
find a place to hold the event (a sponsor). Ernie Montoya owner
of Ernie’s Fir Cone in Shelton was honored to sponsor the
event. Ernie rearranged his bar to accommodate two more boards,
and even went as far as getting a hard liquor licenses. Next, we
had to find two extra boards. Carl Roush and Dick Doak of Shelton
provided the boards. Now, we had to gather up the equipment and
people necessary to move two boards and decide on a format that
would include as many Washington players as possible. Last and certainly
not least, we needed to promote the event. This is really easy in
Washington because of Sharon Nugent. Sharon has worked really hard
on developing an internet network to dispense just this type of
information to as many players as possible. Dean said that if he
had known how easy this all was, he would have done it years ago.
However, now that the ball is moving again, the real work begins.
Finding people to keep it moving.
State Tournament Staff
Johnson, Carl Roush, Dick Doak, Vern Gonzalesn, ErnieMontoya, Clark
Kenney, Loren Lampleyn Sharon Nugent, Mel Hohn, Dwayne Dibley, Arnold
This years Tournament
was a success because of the efforts of all those involved, the
players, and our excellent 2006 Sponsor Olympic Shuffleboard. A
special thanks goes to Clark Kenney. Clark worked four solid days
moving boards, adjusting boards, finding bracket boards, running
the tournament, playing, and yes he even sold popcorn at halftime.
His only pay is our respect and admiration.
to the fact that this important tournament has slipped through the
cracks. Mel Hohn has decided to keep it going. Below is a proposed
schedule. Note that four boards will be required to run this event.
If you have any input or suggestions e-mail Mel at email@example.com.
No Complaints accepted.
2006 - Shelton
2007 - Port Orchard
2008 - Sea-Tac
2009 - Kelso/Longview
2010 - Tacoma
2011 - Olympia
Mel is trying
to compose a History of the State Tournament. If you have winner
names and years in either division please let Mel know at the above
e-mail address. Finally, these Tournament cost money to put on,
therefore all money rising ideas or sponsors are welcome. Mel has
some good future ideas to make this the most important tournament
for Washington players. He needs your help.