“Tee” Mitchell Pool Tournament – Another Success
The annual “Tee” Mitchell Memorial In-League Pool Tournament was held Saturday, January 10th, 2015 at the Falcons in Auburn with over 70 entries in 3 divisions competing on 13 Valley pool tables.
The double elimination singles tournaments kicked off just after 1pm and the final 8 ball was pocketed just after 8pm with Amy Vorhis claiming her 3rd Women’s title besting Sallee Jefferds in the finals. Kelly Fletcher was 3rd.
In the Open B division there were 30 participants with Russell Wing claiming top honors. Dan Neal finished 2nd, Steve Stotler finished 3rd, and the ever colorful Jim Bushman rounded out the top 4. Chad Garrigan and Pat Allen tied for 5th and Michelle Ames and Joe (not the bar owner) Plis nailing down the final 2 money spots.
In the Open A division it was finally Mark Hadley’s day. After a 5 year dry spell of finishing outside the top 8 he came out of the loser’s bracket to defeat Adam Tanner 2-0, 2-0 to claim the top spot. It was Tanner’s 2nd straight bride’s maid finish. Chris King finished a disappointing 3rd and 4th place surprisingly went to a flash from the past Skip Arnold. Tied for 5th was Ron Judson and Jason Oot. Tied for 7th was Greg Decker and a disappointed Geoff Bradshaw.
One side note – all tables were covered with Mercury Ultra unbacked Championship Green pool cloth which produced many positive comments about the speed and consistency of all 13 tables. Many thanks to Wright Beverage for the great looking pool lights.