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Howdy Pitchers;


It didnít look to good for todayís Brunswick Stew Tournament but the weather was perfect right up until the last game of the last class to finish. It came a brief shower that delayed that game for about 15 minutes. Thanks to the Golden Isles Horseshoe club for all of the hard work they put in getting ready for the tournament.


We had 19 brave pitchers that came out to pitch in the tournament and we appreciate their support.


In the Championship Class Dan had one small hiccup on his way to the Tournament Champion Title. Dan pitched a red-hot 50% but Ron Cloutier countered with a 52.5% to hand Dan his only loss of the day in their matchup. After that game the rest of the field took turns beating up on each other and at the end there were three pitchers tied for 2nd Place. Marcus took 2nd Place by being closest to his starting average and Jim McElveen took 3rd Place over Ron by .01% in the Tiebreaker talk about winning by a whisker.


In Class A Chuck Poole lost his first game to Ronnie Miller and then hit cruise control to win his remaining games. The game of this class was The Chuck Poole/Don Hutchens Battle. With six shoes to go Chuck was up by 1 point on the next two shoes both pitchers tossed a double ringer for four dead. On the next two shoes Don took 2 points to take a 1 point lead. Chuck who never seems to get rattled came right back and scored 2 points to take the win and the Class A Championship. Joe Fry and Ronnie battled to a tie in their head to head match and at the end of the day they also had identical records and Joe took 2nd Place on the Over Average tie breaker. Ronnie wound up in 3rd Place.


Class B saw a battle between Bryan and Brian for the Top spot. Bryan Strong has been improving each tournament and Brian Little had an Awesome first tournament of the year today. Bryan Strong was just too Hot to Handle today as he marched to the Class B Championship with a perfect 5 and 0 record. Brian Little  survived a logjam tied for 2nd Place to take the 2nd Spot. Brian Little was tied with Howard Hawes and Forrest Thomas with 3 and 2 records but with the highest Over Average he took 2nd Place followed by Howard in 3rd Place. Bryan Strong survived two games with one point victories and one game with a two point victory. Talk about nerves of Steel.


Be sure and Check out the Rookie of the Year and Big Dog Standings. In the Rookie of the Year chase the Top six pitchers are separated by just 10 points and the Top four by just 5 points. It looks to be a Great Race this year.


Next Week we are at Lawrenceville for the Iris Sandham Memorial and at Warner Robins for the Warner Robins Open. I hope everyone can make one or the other. Sign in by 9:30 AM pitching starts at 10:00 AM.