TEAM WINS SPA 55 MAJOR PLUS CROWN
DALTON, GEORGIA – Just like IKE and TINA TURNER sing in “PROUD MARY”, “the BIG WHEEL KEEPS ON TURNING,”
HENDRICKS SPORTS continued it's domination of the 55 MAJOR PLUS DIVISION over the past 12 months adding the SPA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP CROWN to it's current list of tournament accomplishment.
“We won every 55 MAJOR PLUS tournament we entered last year : Gold Medal in Senior Olympics, SPA Major Plus, ISSA Major Plus, LVSSA Major Plus and SSUSA Major Plus,” SPA 2012 55 MAJOR PLUS MANAGER-OF-THE-YEAR RANDY HENDRICKS said, “ All in all a storybook year.”
The SPA DALTON TOURNAMENT was no different as HENDRICKS went undefeated in pool play with wins over CONNECTICUT SPORTS PLEX (24-17) and ROBERTS CONSTRUCTION (22-9).
It was the same scenario in bracket play, although CONNECTICUT SPORTS PLEX did put up a fight in the final game losing 19-16 after falling to HENDRICKS 38-23 in the second round.
“We did win all our games at SPA this year, “ HENDRICKS said, “ (There) were only three teams in MAJOR PLUS and eight, I think in MAJOR, but we only played MAJOR PLUS teams. We played well overall (in the tournament).”
The most difficult aspect of tournament play for the HENDRICKS' team is deciding who gets the MVP and ALL-AMERICAN AWARDS.
“BUD WEATHERS was again MVP. IVAN DENNIS, ALFRED HINTON, ANDREW SIGUR, THOMAS BROWN and JOE WEATHERSOON were ALL-AMERICANS,” HENDRICKS said, “As is often the case, at least three more players could have been All-American the way they played”
“It is sometimes an impossible task to distinguish who gets the award and who is almost there, especially when they (tournament directors) want your decision immediately following your championship game,” he added.
Others who contributed to the HENDRICKS SPORTS SPA DALTON 55 MAJOR PLUS WORLD TITLE were: BILL BLAKE, RANDY HENDRICKS, RICKY HENDERSON, GARY KUBENKA, JOE READ, REGGIE SIMMONS, JOE STANDEFER, DAVID STANDEFER and RUSSELL YOUNG.
HENDRICKS SPORTS and CONNECTICUT SPORTS PLEX both qualified for the SPA WORLD SERIES of CHAMPIONS to be played in JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA OCTOBER 31, NOVEMBER 1,2 and 3.