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Piping Rock Invitational Won by Dick Sullivan

15-18 May 2008
Piping Rock Club, Locus Valley, NY
story by Bob Kroeger, Co-Director
scores by John Osborn, Co-Director

The 2008 Piping Rock Invitational took place from Thursday May 15 to Sunday May 18. The weather was extraordinary except for one "Classic Piping Rock May Day" — cold rain!!!! All the players had GREAT attitudes and all games commenced without delay.

The tournament featured four flights of singles and three flights of Waterford doubles. The social events featured a reception party at the club, a delicious out door buffet dinner Thursday night at the club, and a spectacular Saturday night dinner at the Piping Rock Beach Club featuring a gorgeous view of Long Island Sound overlooking the Connecticut shore. Friday evening was off but a number of Piping Rock members hosted out of town players for dinner.

Now on to the play. All flights had block play leading to a playoff. All but championship flight had a comprehensive plate event. Most players played many games throughout. Championship flight featured two players from Louisville, KY who had played against each other informally many times before. Dick Sullivan (–1) dominated over Tyler Thomas (2) to take the championship however Tyler picked up 48 tracking points for his overall great performance.

Championship A Flight singles (sometimes known as Championship B), had a player who played in First Flight last year win this years event. Tim Rapuano (5) beat Ron Shiftan (4.5). For his hard work Tim picked up 23 tracking points with Ron getting 10. Another big tracking point gain in this flight was Dick Wyrough (6) picked up 27 points.

First Flight singles had a player who had played many years in Second flight who played breaks but couldn't put games away. He doesn't have that problem anymore — Jim Wyer (8) beat the rapidly improving player Conrad Rugard (8) to take top honors. Both of them picked up 32 tracking points with Peter Oleson picking up 19.

Second Flight singles had the highest seed Joe Quintillian (12) beating Ralph Charles (10) in the finals. Joe picked up 52 tracking points which will likely get him to a 10 handicap. Peter Timmins (11) picked up 22 tracking points.

The Waterford doubles format had the following winners:
1) Rufus Bayard — Championship Flight
2) Steve Ely from Piping Rock — First Flight
3) Joe Quintillian — Second Flight

Tournament Chair — Ellie Perkins
Equipment — Jane Simonds
Co Directors — Bob Kroeger and John Osborn
Scheduling — John Osborn

Final Order

  Championship Singles Championship A Singles Championship Doubles (Waterford)
1st

SULLIVAN, DICK

RAPUANO, TIM

RUFUS BAYARD
RON SHIFTAN

2nd THOMAS, TYLER SHIFTAN, RON FRED JONES
TYLER THOMAS
3rd JONES, FRED WYROUGH, DICK JACKIE JONES
BLAINE DAVIS
4th BAYARD, RUFUS TRIMBLE, NEILL BILL HAMILTON
JANET HAMILTON
5th KNOPF, TED
TODOROVICH, MICHAEL
FREEMAN, TONY MICHAEL TODOROVICH
TIM BITTING
6th SHIFTAN, CECI
NOLTE, ANN
TED KNOPF
TONY FREEMAN
7th BITTING, TIM JANE SIMONDS
DICK SULLIVAN
8th DAVIS, BLAINE BARD, LUCIE CHARLES PERRY
JOHN HUNTER
9th HUNTER, JOHN
JONES, JACKIE
SIMONDS, JANE
MOREHEAD, BEN
PERRY, CHARLES
DAVIS, SHEILA
SHIPPEE, HAM
BEN MOREHEAD
CECI SHIFTAN
10th  
11th
12th MURPHY, STEVE
FONG, EILEEN
ELY, STEPHEN
LOW, SARA
13th HAMILTON, BILL
14th  
15th
16th BITTING, REINE

  First Flight Singles First Flight Doubles
1st

WYER, JIM

STEPHEN ELY
LUCIE BARD

2nd RUGART, CONRAD SHEILA DAVIS
VIRGINIA KELLEY
3rd RUGART, JODIE STEVE MURPHY
JODIE RUGART
4th FEY, CHRIS TIM RAPUANO
MICHAEL SEELE
5th OLESON, PETER DICK WYROUGH
HAM SHIPPEE
6th SEELE, MICHAEL
NORRIS, LOUIS
SARA LOW
BARBARA POWERS
7th ANN NOLTE
NEILL TRIMBLE
8th POWERS, BARBARA

REINE BITTING
ELAINE FONG

9th KELLY, VIRGINIA  
10th HENRY, JEAN
BUELTE, ARNHILT
WHITMARSH, MARY LOUISE
11th
12th

  Second Flight Singles Second Flight Doubles (Waterford)
1st

QUINTILLIAN, JOE

JOE QUINTILLIAN
JEAN HENRY

2nd CHARLES, RALPH RALPH CHARLES
LOUIS NORRIS
3rd KAPLAN, KAREN HELGA SEELE
LUCINDA SULLIVAN
4th PECK, TEMPLETON
TIMMINS, PETER
JIM WYER
TEMPLETON PECK
5th NANCY STETZ
PETER OLESON
6th SEELE, HELGA KAREN KAPLAN
ELEANOR PERKINS
7th BARD, HANK CHRIS FEY
PETER TIMMINS
8th PERKINS, ELEANOR
SULLIVAN, LUCINDA

ARNHILT BUELTE
HANK BARD

9th  
10th STETZ, NANCY

  Championship Singles Plate Championship A Singles Plate
1st

BILL HAMILTON

SARA LOW

2nd   CHUCK PERRY
3rd REINE BITTING
SHEILA DAVIS
4th
5th STEPHEN ELY
ELAINE FONG
STEVE MURPHY
HAM SHIPPEE
6th
7th
8th

  First Flight Singles Plate
1st

ARNHILT BUELTE

2nd VIRGINIA KELLEY
3rd JEAN HENRY
MARY LOUISE WHITMARSH
4th

  Second Flight Singles Plate
1st

ELEANOR PERKINS

2nd NANCY STETZ
3rd HANK BARD
LUCINDA SULLIVAN
4th

TOURNAMENT RESULTS


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