I know it's been almost a month since this tournament finished, but I saw this post on another board, and after responding, I really wanted to share it here as well.
"Originally Posted by surgeflx87
Also I love all the work you do with these tourneys partick. Including getting the scores up the same night."
Thank you so much! I really appreciate the compliment.
I do try to run a great tournament. There is a lot of work, and there is always something that falls thru the cracks, or that I feel I/we could have done better. The more help I get, the easier it is to run a great tournament. So, I would be remiss here if I took all the credit. First Flights team was:
Mike Kursell: Did all the great artwork for the tourney, including, but not limited to: Tourney stamp for the glo Destroyers and Firebirds, Poster artwork and printing, custom scorecard for FF/Highland Park, fantastic trophies made from scratch. Seemed like whenever something needed to be done in preparation, Mike was there asking me if he could do it. He also made the logo for my shop and tweaked that artwork for T-shirts for the grand opening. Almost all of those things are beyond my skill level.
Jon Boster: Always there to help me, no matter what I need. Can't say enough about this guy. He helps me at the shop. He helps me at tournaments. I know he's my sponsored Pro, but he gives as good as he gets and then some.
Cory Clements: I can always depend on Cory to be there tournament day to help with Pre-reg, check-in, and whatever needs to be done thru the day. In a word, Cory is dependable. Sounds boring doesn't it? But, I don't have to worry about him showing up. That is priceless!
Jason Riley: I turned around at one of my tournaments last year to find Jason helping with the scoreboard. He's been my official keeper of the leaderboard ever since. One more thing I don't have to worry about!
That's my team. They deserve a lot of kudos for helping me out and making my job easier. If I forgot anyone, just kick me next time you see me. Thanks for giving me the opportunity to thank them once again!
Please note that there are a lot of other people who also make my tournaments (and everyone else's possible.) I'm talking about the J-town crew, Frank Grimes, Gary Lewis, and countless other volunteers who install, improve, and do upkeep on all our courses. Thanks to everyone who helps out in their own way.