Here’s the results of the recent 25th Scarborough Fly and Bait Casting Championship tournament held at the beautiful Milliken Park and Pond. President, Gord Deval, of the host club, the Scarborough fly and Bait Casting Association, said that despite the terrible weather on the first day of the two day competition, all agreed that the event was a resounding success. Competitors came from as far away as Chicago, Kentucky, Valparaiso and Rochester. The host club would like to state that the park staff, under the guidance of Dave Barton had a big hand in the tourney’s success and went out of the way to provide their expertise and assistance.
The overall All Round Championship was won by Toronto’s Harvey Beck, while capturing a fist-full of gold medals along the way. Best performance by members of the local club were turned in by Sheila Deval, winning a bronze in the “B” Class 3/8 Ounce Spinning Accuracy to go with gold in 5/8th Ounce Accuracy disciplines and Lee Pantridge with gold and silver respectively in 1⁄4 and 3/8 Ounce Accuracy.
Gold medal winners in the “A” Class Divisions:
Bill Burke, Lexington Ky with a score of 99 out of 100 in Dry Fly Accuracy
John Seroczynski, Valparaiso, Indiana Trout Fly Accuracy, scoring 95
Bill Burke, Lexington Ky 91 in Bass Bug Accuracy
Harvey Beck, Toronto, 95 in 1/4 Oz Accuracy
Harvey Beck, Toronto, 96 in 3/8 Oz Accuracy
Harvey Beck, Toronto, 97 in 5/8 Oz Accuracy
John Seroczynski took the “A” Class All Accuracy award with a combined score of 561 out of 600.
Gold medal winners in the “B” Class Divisions:
Ron Bolton, Toronto, 94 in Dry Fly Accuracy
Ron Bolton, Toronto, 91 in Trout Fly “
Ron Bolton, Toronto, 79 in Bass Bug “
Lee Pantridge, Scarborough, 82 in 1⁄4 Oz “
Phil Seroczynski, Chicago, 82 in 3/8 “ “
Sheila Deval, Scarborough, 85 in 5/8 “ “
George Monroe, Rochester, Class “C” All Accuracy Champion with 452 points.
Gold medal winners in the distance games:
Bill Burke, 5/8 Ounce Revolving Spool with a long cast of 307’
Harvey Beck, 5/8 Oz Spinning Distance 353’, 1⁄4 Oz Spinning Distance, 267’, Anglers Fly Distance, 145’, Trout fly Distance, 171’ and Two Hand Salmon Fly Distance, 226’
With five golds and total distance of 1436’, Beck won the All Distance to cement his overall Grand All Round win.
Other fine scores by the local casters were Paul Kennedy a silver in “A” Class 1⁄4 Oz with a fine 91, Ray Cockburn tying with Phil Seroczynski in 3/8 with 82 behind Sheila’s 85 gold and personal bests achieved by Hans Gulde and Sharon McIntyre. New club member, Maria Voltsinis, was awarded the club’s Best Sport trophy for assuming the tournament’s record keeping, supplying a welcome B.B.Q. (despite the rain) while also competing in her first-ever tournament.
In addition to Beck’s winning the All Round Championship, his son drew his name out of the hat for the Fifty Dollar Dinner Voucher at Scarborough’s beautiful Neptune’s Cove seafood restaurant while all the competitors also received Ten Dollar vouchers from Neptune’s Cove.
|©2006 American Casting Association- a 501 (C) 7 non-profit-||