What a weekend, with more new and old friends than we ever expected. Most events went off without a hitch and were a success. Next year we plan to bring the Blind Draw back to Thursday night. We are also “tentatively” planning to classify all events (including 01 events) with cricket stats. Reason – every league plays 01 with a different format creating a vast difference in 01 stats. Cricket is played universally translating into stats that have some merit.
“The Great Stanton Skills Shootout” was interesting as usual. We proved once again hitting a bullseye when the lights come on is not an easy thing to do. Congratulations Mike Young (Waterfalls), this year’s grand prize winner of a home model Galaxy 3 dart board.
Just One Little Bullseye
Friday’s events started with a large turnout beginning at 10am and continuing throughout the day. Our 4 Person Team Event had the largest number of teams ever.
Saturday and Sunday events had the same end results. Fantastic participation that resulted in new friendships being formed over a great weekend of fun.
Thanks to everyone for making the tournament great!
More pictures available on our facebook page!
The Calm Before The Storm!
Can you say dart supplies?
Are We Happy?
Seriously would you be afraid of these clowns?
Are we done yet?
As you can see we take our job seriously..
Next year’s tournament is April 21, 22, 23, 24, 2016 see you there?!
Inland Reef Pool Tournament has a new found success.
After years of dwindling entries in the annual Geneva City Pool Tournament held at the Inland Reef George VanDeMortel decided to make a change in the eligibility requirements to participate. In previous years players had to live or work in Geneva or play Monday night in the Stanton Automatics Pool League held at the local taverns in Geneva. VanDeMortel stated “Last year we had to cancel the tournament due to a low number of sign ups. This year we decided to open the tournament up and anyone willing to pony up the $10 entry fee!”
That change worked. This year’s tourney had a full field of 32 players coming from the Southern Tier, Rochester, Auburn, Seneca Falls, and Geneva. The tournament was double elimination with one game in the winners and losers brackets. Start time was 1pm Saturday, January 24th and the final ball was pocketed by Mark Hadley of Seneca Falls around 8pm. Mark came out of the loser’s bracket for the 2nd time in 3 weeks to claim the top prize. 2nd place went to Mike Coleman.
VanDeMortel said the tournament is definitely back. Judging from the quality of players that showed up it’s only going to get better in the years to come. Next year’s tournament is slated for Saturday, February 1st, 2016.
“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.
Mark Hadley 1st Place A Div.
Amy Vorhis another Happy Winner Women’s Div.