2011 NC Club Teams day 1

Posted 28 July 2011 to , by Jeff Soo
Will Yates on the lower court at Grandfather. 2011 NC Club Teams. Photo by Jeff Soo

The sixteenth annual North Carolina Club Teams Championship is underway in the beautiful high-mountain setting of Linville. Six clubs have entered a total of sixty-two players in the four-day event. (One of those clubs, High Country, is a confederation of the three Linville-area clubs.)

For most players the first two days are just a warm-up — all pairs advance to the playoffs in First, Second, and Third flights. In Championship flight, the goal for the block is to avoid the cellar — eight of the nine pairs will advance.

In Third Flight the High Country pairs of Butch Noe — John Lancaster, and Myron Blackmer — Cary Williams, are undefeated on 3/3. This is the first tournament for all four players.

Marc “Soup” Campbell and Jerry Tysinger of Meadows Mallet Club lead Second Flight on 3/3. This is not their first tournament.

In First Flight, the High Country duo of Bill Hartmann and Mark Kaylor lead on 3/3.

In Championship Flight, David Maloof — Steve Johnston (High Country) powered through four strong wins today, while Danny Huneycutt — Tommy Harrington (Meadows) were a little scrappier while going 3/3.

Note to First Flight players:

The First Flight block finishes tomorrow. The playoff draw will be posted in the day 2 report tomorrow evening. If you don’t know otherwise, show up at Linville Ridge ready to play the 8:30 round.

Last modified on 3 August 2011