5th Annual Sporting Clays Tournament - 2009

Friday, May 1, 2009

The API Delta Chapter tournament has become a unique event to the oilfield community in New Orleans since it emphasizes and encourages participation from all members of the family. In addition to the Father/Son teams, the tournament also awards top shooters in the Ladies Class, Individual, and Four Man teams. Our annual clay shoot and golf tournaments provide the Delta Chapter with the majority of its funding. Consequently, industry support is vital to our philanthropic efforts. The past successes of these two events have allowed our Chapter to increase donations to a variety of opportunities and needs in the community. For 2009, we increased our scholarship awards budget from $12,000 to $20,000. Where appropriate we try to maximize impact for our membership with a special emphasis on education.

Much appreciation goes to our industry supporters. Obviously, an event like this cannot succeed without their financial support. This year we had 4 Gold, 3 Silver and 3 Bronze Sponsors along with 23 food & station sponsors. Similarly, we recognize and thank the many volunteers who made this event fun and safe for the rest of us. Just as important are these behind-the-scenes volunteers who handle the work of cooking, registering, scoring, and picking up.

This year's tournament was directed by Bob Bailey. He and his tournament committee volunteers, most of whom contributed to the past tournament successes, faithfully carried on our established tradition. Special recognition goes to Barbara Edmonds, our BOD secretary. She stepped in this year to help the committee handle the vigorous challenges of organization and registration that an event this size presents. In Bob's words, "this year's tournament went off without a hitch and was quite a success due to the efforts of the committee along with great support from the many sponsors and participants. Fun was had by all and I am looking forward to next year's event. My sincerest thanks and appreciation go out to all for their involvement in helping make this year's tournament happen."


2009 Clay Tournament Sponsors

Gold

ENI Petroleum, Seal-Tite International, Integris Rentals, Cimation (an Audubon Engineering company)

Silver

Quality Energy Services, Offshore Marine Contractors, Specialty Rental Tools & Supply

Bronze

Dolphin Energy Services, Paws Pumps, Pisces Energy

Food & Beverage

Professional Wireline Rentals, Hudson Services, Cetco, Paws Pumps, Alpine Specialty Chemicals, Tiger Offshore

Shirts

Blake International

Stations

API Delta Chapter, Professional Wireline Rentals, Cajun Cutters, Weatherford, Exterran, NVI, Whitetail Oilfield Services, One Source Professionals, Quality Energy services, Quality Rental Tools, Shaw Global Offshore, Gly Tech Services, Diamond L Industries, Quality Preheat & Pressure, Wood Group Logging, Priority Energy Services, Diversified Well Logging

Committee

Brad Duplantis, Barbara Edmonds, James Coronato, Albert Champagne, Robert Roth, Mike Cole, Alden Sonnier, Joe Hicks, Ken Guidry, Dwain Cothern, Rick Hackworth, Steve Freeman, Ken Meyers, Don Miller, Tony Parker, Buck Oubre, Lloyd Springmann, Monk Sonnier

Special Mention

Augie Leopold Advertising Specialties (Jeanni Kennison) donated our new API Delta tent with art work.
Richard Gittings Event Photography