BHPA excels at singles' championships
SHREVEPORT — Two local horseshoe pitchers won their respective divisions of the Louisiana State Singles Horseshoe Pitching Championships here Sept. 29-30.
Tim Gilmore of Bayou Vista won the Class A Senior Men’s division, while Judy Doré of Patterson was first in the Class C Women’s group.
Gilmore finished with a perfect 5-0 mark and a ringer percentage of 59, while Doré recorded a 7-2 mark and a 28.4 ringer percentage.
The duo was two of 16 BHPA participants and two of the 12 who placed.
Isaac Chavalia of Houma, a BHPA member, also placed first in the Class C Men’s division with a 5-1 mark and a 25.8 ringer percentage.
Tracy Verret of Gibson, also a BHPA member, won first place in the Class D Women’s division with a 5-0 mark and a ringer percentage of 30.
BHPA participants also picked up two second-place finishes and six third-place marks.
Kevin Doré placed second in the Class B Men, while Angela Percle finished second in the Class A Women. Doré recorded a 4-1 mark and a ringer percentage of 30 percent, while Percle finished with a 3-2 mark and a 42.6 ringer percentage.
The six third-place finishers were Jimmy Percle of Morgan City in the Class B Men, Greg Comeaux of Centerville in the Class D Men, David Comeaux of Centerville in the Class F Men, Dudley Michel of Bayou Vista in the Class A Senior Men, Linda Dodson of Morgan City in the Class B Women and Kevin Doré Jr. of Patterson in the Class Juniors.
Jimmy Percle finished with a 3-2 mark and a 27.5 ringer percentage, while Greg Comeaux finished with a 3-2 mark and a 17.5 ringer percentage.
David Comeaux finished with a 3-2 mark and a ringer percentage of nine, while Michel finished with a 2-3 mark and a ringer percentage of 48.
Dodson finished the event with a 5-2 mark and a ringer percentage of 40, while Kevin Doré Jr. finished with a 3-2 mark and a ringer percentage of 12.5.
Below is a complete list of the results:
Louisiana State Singles Championships
Class A Men: first place, Ricky Richard, Welsh, 5-1 won-loss record, 44.2 ringer percentage; second place, Alois Habetz, Sulphur, 5-2, 37.9; third place, Ron Latiolais, Gonzales, 4-2, 37.9
Class B Men: first, Jerry Sneary, Shreveport, 5-0, 42.5; second, Kevin Dore’ Sr., Patterson, 4-1, 30.0; third, Jimmy Percle, Morgan City, 3-2, 27.5
Class C Men: first, Issac Chavalia, Houma, 5-1, 25.8; second, Gary Ellis, Shreveport, 4-2, 22.5; third, Jerry Dupont, Shreveport, 3-2, 19.5
Class D Men: first, James Breedlove, Shreveport, 5-0, 16.7; second, Steve Russel, Shreveport, 4-1, 11.5; third, Greg Comeaux, Centerville, 3-2, 17.5
Class E Men: first, Alan Bass, Shreveport, 6-1, 16.8; second, Greg Smith, Lake Charles, 4-2, 22.9; third, J.R. Morse, Shreveport, 4-2, 17.1
Class F Men: first, Paul Thompson, Shreveport, 5-0, 16.7; second, Tim Rutherford, Shreveport, 4-1, 16.7; third, David Comeaux, Centerville, 3-2, 9.0
Class A Seniors Men: first, Tim Gilmore, Bayou Vista, 5-0, 59.0; second, Buddy Townsend, West Monroe, 4-1,4 3.0; third, Dudley Michel, Bayou Vista, 2-3, 48.0
Class A Women: first, Sharla Fontenot, Lacassine, 4-1, 34.8; second, Angela Percle, Morgan City, 3-2, 42.6; third, Melanie Russel, Shreveport, 3-2, 32.0
Class B Women: first, Nelda Addison, Shreveport, 6-1, 39.1; second, Edie Corso, Harahan, 5-2, 41.2; third, Linda Dodson, Morgan City, 5-2, 40.0
Class C Women: first, Judy Dore’, Patterson, 7-2, 28.4; second, Marie Stump, Shreveport, 5-3, 34.3; third, Thersa Kraus, Shreveport, 5-3, 26.9
Class D Women: first, Tracy Verret, Gibson, 5-0, 30.0; second, Tina Trammel, Shreveport, 4-1, 12.5; third, Kelli Fontenot, Lake Charles, 2-3, 1.7
Class Juniors: first, Tanner Pousson, Lacassine, 5-0, 37.0; second, Hannah Ellis, Shreveport, 4-1, 15.0; third, Kevin Dore’ Jr., Patterson, 3-2, 12.5
Cadets: first, Brock Trammel, Shreveport; second, Mikel-Ann Ricardo, Shreveport