Awesome, awesome weekend.
The drive back to MN was a breeze...literally. 40+ MPH winds pushed my truck across the cheese state and I was pulling almost 22mpg @ 80 from Madison to MInneapolis.
Great job everyone!
Who ended up winning it?
This year had a "back to basics" feel to it and went rather smoothly.I should probably do this as a new thread to make sure everyone sees it but I'm putting it here anyway.
I want to thank everyone who has even the smallest hand in making this tournament work and a success. I said it earlier in the week, but I liken the Bunt to Walt Disney World. When you're there and all the magic happens you take it for granted since you just assume it will be there and work. But behind the scenes there are people running around like crazy putting in long hours prepping and planning and doing a lot of finger crossing that everything will work when you need it to work. The couple months leading up to this past weekend is very crazy for a handful of us so when it all goes well, we can finally exhale.
I also want to thank the folks who volunteer to be captains. Some of them have done this a long time and have become great assets for us since we don't have to do a lot of hand holding. Even the new captains this year were all great.
Participating in the Bunt is a big commitment from a lot of you in terms of time, traveling, and money so I want to make sure you all know how much we appreciate everyone who comes to play. I think this year was probably the best in my mind in terms of great people, no issues, and teams that all enjoyed playing together. I even had players from teams who didn't win much stop me and say this was the most fun team they've ever had at the Bunt.
Each of the last couple of years I've gotten to the point that I've said that this will be the last year I coordinate the tournament. Eventually that will happen and I'll pass it to someone else. But after this year I was completely rejuvenated (maybe it was all the sun) and can certainly say that I'll be back in full swing next year. Just no more playing for me. That's now out of my system.
Thanks again everyone!
If Dusty does not play next year, I think Shell should come out of retirement!