Well, the 2012 Euchre Showdown is now in the history books.
It was a great event. We had a total of over 70 euchre players. People came from as far away as Vermont. We had players from 9 states plus a group from Canada. This truly was "The Great North American Euchre Showdown"
As this was the first major event ever held by OhioEuchre.Com. We are very happy with the turn out.
We were able to pay out $3400.00 in prize money plus give out some nice trophies.
Saturday morning started off on a sad note after finding out that one of our players, John Ball, had passed on overnight due to a heart attack. Our sincerest sympathy goes out to his friends and family.
Saturday's games went smoothly with everyone playing 12 rounds to get into the finals. Out of the 12 games the top 8 teams then went on to play in the finals.
In a strange twist of events, one of the top 8 qualifying teams did not return after dinner break for the final showdown. This moved the number nine team up in to the finals. The number nine team then went on to win the overall showdown, taking home the top prize of $900.00.
Congratulations to the Columbus Ohio Euchre group that had three winners at our event. On Friday Amy won 2nd place in the progressive event. Then Sunday Sandy and Danny won first place in the partners event.
I like to thanks everyone that came out this year. You all made it a special event for me. I also want to send out a special thanks to Ben and Brian for their help in working the desk. Also to Amy and Kathy K for their help in promoting this event. Without your help I could not have done this…
1st - Joe Bia $850.00
2nd - Amy Carmean $350.00
3rd - Meg Scott $200.00
Most Lone's - Tie - Joe Bia + Dave Pawlik - Split $150.00
1st - Danny/Sheets/Sandy Bates $900.00
2nd - Tom Kartovicky/Joe Bia $400.00
3rd - Bill Doering/Oren Watts $350.00
4th - Brian Mcconnell/Jeff Mcconnell
Consolation Winners - Ranger Rick - Bob