View Full Version : Thanks - Western Women's Amateur OpeN

07-13-2008, 10:24 AM
Morning Everyone

Thanks to all the fine ladies who were able to attend. I also appreciate those who wanted to attend but due to various circumstances could not make it. Initially I was a little sadened by the turnout, however the caliber of ability has been fantastic. There are changes that are in the works to make the event larger and more accessable from a time and economic standpoint for the coming years.

Yesterday's matches showed the heart and talent of many players, there were two people who battled feeling under the weather yet did not give up or complain. I felt tremendous pride to be a part of a sport where people such as the women who were involved in this event exist.

The staff and management team at the Mazatzal Hotel and Casino as well as Dale Teague, Diamond Products and Predator Cues have been tremendous in their support.

I want to say a heartfelt thank you also to my dear friend and tournament director, Kristie Ortega. She is one of the most brilliantly organized individuals I have ever had the blessing to know. She runs a clear and concise board, communicates well with every one of the players, runs a fair but tight ship and honestly, I wouldn't know what to do without her. She puts up with my flights of creative fancies and is often my voice of pragmatism when I say to her, "hey what about this, what about that".

Thanks again and hope to see you on the road, at an event and at the Mazatzal next year!