KEVIN SCORES A "HAT TRICK" AT THE NORTHAMPTON Just as Kevin Harvick was crossing the finish line at Daytona to win the Bud Shootout Kevin Finbeiner was hitting the final shot to win this years Northampton Crouquet Club tournament! Our Kevins brilliant drive started from a distant corner on the course. At that point of the match both Donna Remmers and Tim Remmers were in commanding positions on "this side of the sidewalk" looking forward to a certain victory.But then it was
Kevins turn. Durring Kevins run he blew past the other finalists Brian Holtz , Tommy Martin and Stiny Link. The custom mallet he used had been refined over many years of tournament play and is now property of the club. Donnas appearance in the final earned her the 'Cockete" for a second year. She is the only winner of this prize as the highest finishing woman in this male dominated tournament. It certainly looked like she was going to take both awards mid way through the championship match with only Kevins spectacular play cutting off Donna from taking home two trophies. The Archie Peck award was passed from last years recipient Tim Remmers to Fred Gillmartian. This award is given to an individual who exhibits the highest levels sportsmanship and sprit over the years. Also a tip of the hat goes to Mira Lincavage for helping out on the grill outside and in the clubhouse. Miras efforts made a better night for everyone who attended --thank you. Past Champ Bill Roch as " scorekeeper / referee" held things together as well !
As Jim Cain the 2009 winner of the tournament passed the cock to this years latest cock holder we look forward to next years 10th anniversary. Kevin with the committee will determine next years date but,we do know the event will be a "formal affair" to celebrate the 10th anniversary. Back to the Hat Trick - Guess who had Kevin Harvick in the "bud shoot out pool" ??? you got it - our NCC 2010 Champion. Guess who won the largest "Left-Right-Center" pot of the night ?? - right again - our NCC 2010 champion. Kevin could do no wrong on this frigid night in February. He won everything!!!!!!!