The Battle in the Big Horns was held on November 13-15, 2009 at “Rails” in Sheridan, Wyoming. We had 75 entrants in the Open Division and 29 entries in the Women’s Division. The tournament ran well with most all matches going off on time. Once again “Cheese” and Mary were on hand to stream the tournament live on OTBnTV.com. It’s always fun to sit with “Cheese” and listen to his words of wisdom and wit as he interacts with the viewers.
The final 16 in the Open Division went to Sunday with a fresh draw and no losses. The final four in the Women’s Division also went to Sunday with no losses.
There were a lot of exciting hill-hill matches on Sunday, but when the smoke cleared it was Wade Hudson, from Laurel, Montana coming out on top in the Open Division and LaAnn Dunlap, from Lander, Wyoming was our Ladies Champion.
We had a good crowd that hung around to watch the championship matches, with people clapping and cheering for their favorites. We had a nice calcutta in both division on Saturday morning with $7,625 in the Open Division and $2,110 in the Women’s Division. Both first place winners bought themselves in the calcutta so they had an extra good payday for their efforts. Wade Hudson took home a total of $3,676 for first and LaAnn Dunlap took home $1,374 for her first place finish.
Congratulations to all the finalists and thanks to all the players for being here. A special thanks to OTBnTV for their fine work. Hopefully next year will be bigger and better than ever.
Remember if you are driving down I-90 past Sheridan, we invite you to stop at “Rails” – Wyoming’s Best Pool Hall!
1st $930 Wade Hudson + Jacket
2nd $620 Jon Cayton
3rd $455 Bob Flores
4th $345 Mick Teifanthaler
5/6 $205 Tony Weert, Ernie Cummings
7/8 $180 Jim Winter, Rex Corlis
9-12 $130 Chester Burton, Andrew Kendrick, Perry Gilbert, Shawn Malone
13-16 $110 Steve Sano, Dusty Seniff, Rick Johnson, John Kielman
Highest ‘A’ – Wade Hudson $381
Highest ‘B’ – Shawn Malone $381
1st $530 LaAnn Dunlap + Jacket
2nd $320 Becka Larkin
3rd $210 Linda Asleson
4th $160 Lori McDuffie
5/6 $75 Tammie George, Lynn Duncan
7/8 $50 Val Weber, Dana Winter
Highest ‘B’ – Lori McDuffie $211
OTBnTV had a lot of fun in Sheridan, WY. We want to thank all the players. We had one lady come up and tell us that her little boy was able to watch his Dad last night on the LIVE streaming and he had never been able to watch his Dad at a tournament before.
OTBnTV had new software that we were working on and continues to try to improve on the LIVE Streaming. We had to run over 200 feet of ethernet to make this work. We would like to thank Art and Linda Erickson for having us to their tournament and the historic train depot, that has been converted into a very unique bar and pool hall with ten 7’ Valley tables. If you are ever traveling through Sheridan WY, take exit 23 on I-90, the middle exit of Sheridan. Head down the hill until you cross the tracks, turn left at the first street and it’s on the left.
You can watch it on www.otbntv.com click on Battle of the Big Horn or watch and click “Follow” for LIVE streaming