Taz Country's "Mardi Gras" Tournament

Held at:  Taz Country Sports Bar, Pflugerville, Texas ---  February 18-20, 2005 
Results Submitted By: Tom & Lynda French, Austin, Texas

Submitted for Bowers' Corner & TSA websites "Tournament Results"




Bowers 2005 Ratings were used to determine entry & handicap criteria. 

Play was on 4 in-house boards (American shuffleboards) and their 5th in-house board was used for player's practice and side matches.  Events included:

February 19, 2005:  Friday's warm-up Draw Partner started at 8pm ($20 entry; negative handicap (no sponsor sale):  Debbie Bowers & Alfred Suarez took first place and Gene Criminger and Tony Fiumara took second.


February 19, 2005:  Saturday's Bring Partner event (single game/double elimination; $50/team entry with sponsor sale) had 20 players (10 teams; team min. add to "2" w/ neg. handicap) started after 4pm and play continued to closing time.  The total purse had a held a nice pot too.  

Teams were: 

Mike Taylor & Holly Nance (add to 2, Austin team)

Alfred Suarez & Doug Paben (add to 2, Austin team)

David Williams Jr & Randy Ivicic (add to 2, DFW & Austin team)

Tom French & Lynda French (add to 3, Austin team)

Robert Hurst Jr. & Jon Laird (add to 3, Austin team)

David Sexton & Debbie Sexton (add to 3, San Antonio team)

Gene Criminger & Tony Fiumara (add to 3, Austin team)

Cliff Visel & Craig White (add to 4, Austin team)

Rick McFarland  & Ronnie McMellon (add to 5, Austin & Cedar Park team)

Larry Nance & Roy (Last Name?) (add to 5, Austin and Houston/Clear Lake team)

Winners of the Bring Partner Event were:

1st Place:  Tom French & Lynda French (Austin Team, add to 3, undefeated)

2nd Place: Rick McFarland (Austin) & Ronnie McMillon (Cedar Park, TX) (add to 5)

3rd Place:  Larry Nance (Austin) & Roy (Houston/Clear Lake) (add to 5)

Competition was strong in this Bring Partner event.  Tom & Lynda French (sponsored by Craig White) went undefeated after some close matches and putting some tough teams in the loser bracket.

February 20, 2005:  Sunday's Singles Event (single game/double elimination; positive handicap; $25/entry with sponsor sale) started at 1pm.   There were 10 walkers registered for this fierce competition:  Doug Paben, Craig White, Diana Milligan, Mike Taylor, Ron Bowers, Rick McFarland, Larry Nance, David Williams Jr, Gene Criminger, and Robert Hurst Jr.

Winners of the Handicap Singles Event were:

1st Place:  Mike Taylor (-1 Rated from Austin/Pflugerville, Texas)

2nd Place: Robert Hurst Jr., (1 Rated player from Austin, Texas)

3rd Place:  Gene Criminger (2 Rated player from Austin, Texas)

Everyone had a great time playing this Mardi Gras weekend.  Thanks to Gene Criminger and his Taz Country staff for the great food and hospitality.  On Saturday evening, they brought in pizza for everyone and also had fresh jalapeno stuffed with spiced up cream cheese!  The jalapeno's and pizza went fast!   Submitted By: Lynda French, Austin, Texas


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