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7th Annual Sporting Clays Tournament - 2011

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

This April, the API Delta Chapter celebrated its 7th annual Father/Son & Family Sporting Clays Tournament. Despite challenging industry conditions, we had great support from our sponsors, shooters, and volunteers. 40 teams participated on a great weekend at Covey Rise Lodge in Husser, Louisiana. The weather this year was exceptionally beautiful. Cool temperatures combined with a nice breeze made for a comfortable day. API Delta Chapter was very pleased to offer a fun and safe event for our industry families. As always, it is rewarding to see parents and their children spend quality time together while competing with friends and colleagues.

The tournament has become a unique event to the oilfield community in the New Orleans area. 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 tournament 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, including our scholarship awards program which places special emphasis on education related to the oil field industry.

Much appreciation goes to our industry supporters. Obviously, an event like this cannot succeed without their financial support. This year we had 1 Gold, 8 Silver, 6 Bronze, and 3 Shirt Sponsors along with 24 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 once again by Bob Bailey. He and his tournament committee volunteers, most of whom have contributed to past tournament success, faithfully carried on our established tradition. Special recognition goes to Barbara Edmonds, our API Board of Directors Secretary. Each year she helps the committee handle the vigorous challenges of registration that an event this size presents.  In Bob's own words, "This year's tournament was once again quite a success due to the efforts of the committee along with great support from the many sponsors and participants. The weather was beautiful, I am grateful to everyone who came out to participate. Fun was had by all. My sincerest thanks to everyone whose involvement helped make this a great tournament."


2011 API Sporting Clays Tournament Sponsors


Priority Energy Services


Baker Hughes, Danos & Curole, FMC Technologies, Grand Isle Shipyard, LLOG Exploration, Pisces Energy, Schlumberger, Seal-Tite International


Altec, Inc., Chet Morrison Energy Group, Mr. Joe Dubret, Saratoga Resources, Steve Kent Services, Wilco Pipeline


Baker Petrolite, CETCO Oilfield Services, Danos & Curole, Hudson Services, Petro Construction, Priority Energy Services, Professional Wireline Rentals,


R360/USLL, Tripoint, LLC, Woodgroup Logging


Cajun Cutters, CheckPoint Pumps, Diamond L Industries, Expro, Exterran, Francis Torque, Gly Tech Services, Quality Energy Services, Quality Preheat, Quality Rental Tools, Shaw Global Offshore, Spartan Thru Tubing Services, Paws Pumps, Smith Bits, Turbo Chem, Weatherford


Bob Bailey - Chairman, Barbara Edmonds, Brad Duplantis, Albert Champagne, Alden Sonnier, Joe Hicks, Steve Freeman, Ken Meyers, Barney Paternostro, Brady Lotridge, Butch Ventura, Mike Cole, James Coronato, Ken Guidry, Tony Parker, Dwain Cothern, Lloyd Springmann, Bob Vaughn, Annie Whetsell, Peggy Bourgeois, Cathy Vaughn, Sharon Sonnier