One tournament a month, while doing all that prep, marketing, etc. while holding down a full time job is amazing. Totally crazy. How can you not respect a guy like that?
Then again, you amaze me as well. My back hurts just thinking about all the lifting, stooping, carrying, and what-not you must do each day you work out there at Channahon. I couldn't do it. I'd be laid up for months.
Keep up the good work Frank, and thanks for the story. Someday I'd like to sit down with you and just listen to you tell story after story about the old days.
Ordered 7 trophies yesterday. 5 will be used for the main five divisions. First two divisions with 2 or more pre-reg'd players will also get a trophy. If we get more than 7 divisions pre-reg'd in time, I'll order more trophies.
They posted Saturday OT yesterday at lunch, so (once again) I am unable to make it out. So, let's see.....that's The Pitner Memorial, Oswego Open, and Trinity Links Open I've planned on attending, but had to miss this year. I'm beginning to think I'm not meant to play any more tourneys this year.....
Kenny Loeffler Nov 26 24 50 Jake Guajardo Nov 30 20 50 Phil Ash Nov 34 34 Eric Smith Nov 32 32 Tim Guajardo Nov 28 28 Mark Onstad Nov 18 10 28 D.J. Eskra Nov 28 28 Jacob Burton Nov 26 26 Alex Africa Nov 26 26 Sean Callahan Nov 22 22 Dan Miller Nov 22 22 Brandon Gutierrez Nov 20 20 Alex Nelson Nov 20 20 David Pung Nov 16 16 Aris Pashos Nov 16 16 Tom Reiter Nov 14 14 Brian Paul Nov 14 14 Larry Pennuto Nov 12 12 Keith Minor II Nov 12 12 Danny Cardwell Nov 10 10 Corey Mattson Nov 10 10 Brian Quezada Nov 10 10 Kevin Mcgonigal Nov 8 8 Jack Heinz Nov 8 8 Joseph Roppo Nov 4 4 Adam Grencher Nov 4 4 Tim Cerven Nov 2 2 George Mantis Nov 2 2
Randy Moore Sr. Int 72 72 144 Matt Walter Int 68 64 132 Kester Jeffers Int 48 56 104 Mike Thompson Int 56 36 92 Eric Fite Int 76 76 Cory Clements Int 20 56 76 Nathan Taylor Int 68 68 Kent Hengels Int 68 68 Jeff Reardon Int 64 64 Gabe Guerrero Int 60 60 Robert Hatch Int 56 56 Justin Teller Int 56 56 Chasen Birdies Gowan Int 56 56 Brandon Rosch Int 56 56 Steve Vose Int 48 48 Dan Janes Int 48 48 Robert Radtke Int 4 36 40 Elmer Mueller Int 36 36 Jesse Tackett Int 32 32 Tyler Seddon Int 28 28 Todd Paraday Int 28 28 J.P.Kelhman Int 28 28 Adam Hatch Int 28 28 Tyler Marrero Int 20 20 John Marren Int 20 20 Patrick Haaker Int 16 16 Nicholas Cellini Int 16 16 Jason Rosillo Int 12 12 Shane Mytnik Int 8 8 Bryan Pierce Int 8 8 Max Diaz Int 4 4
We'll be running a special match play tournament (probably in September) from the shop this year. To qualify, you must be one of the top 16 in points earned at an Aces and Chains tournament this year in one of the main 5 divisions (Novice, Rec, Int, Adv, and Open). Points add up from each Aces and Chains tournament you play in. (other divisions - see below....I haven't left you out.)
If you qualify, you will be invited to play in the match play tournament in your division. This will be a single elimination (ie: sudden death) tournament. Entry fee will be $10. The winner in each division will get the cash, and their name engraved on a trophy/plaque that will be permanently hung in the shop. Each year, a new winner will be added to the same trophy/plaque.
Divisions other than the main 5 will still be able to participate. The number of entrants in each division will be based on the number of players who have earned points in that division. This will be determined after The Wild West 2011. Winners from divisions other than the main 5 will get the cash (entry fees for the AC Finals from their division), and a small trophy to take home.
This is meant to be a thank you to all the players who come out to play in an Aces and Chains tournament this year. It will be non-sanctioned, and all entry fees go straight back out as cash prizes. Hopefully, this will add an extra element of fun and competition to the tournaments this year.