The 66th Annual Southern Zone Tournament

Southern Zone Wellsburg WV Site

The 2014 WV State Shoot was a success greatly due to the work of Jason Kokosinski and his Brooke County Sportsman & Farmers Association crew and they held the Southern Zone WV Site shoot just 3 days later. While the numbers weren’t what we see at the State Shoot the grounds were no less impeccable. Jason quick to give credit to his small, but devoted, group of workers has always had the facility in top notch form for the shoots. Brooke’s hospitality has been commented by several first time shooters, of course those of us that have been there before enjoy it year after year. The weather didn’t cooperate wind and rain was there all week but at least we had power.

  Thursday’s Event 1 Frederico Ramirez Preliminary Singles was contested by 34 shooters Curt Paul and Alec Sauble both broke 100 straights to win their classes outright. Doug Damron, Steve Sprout and Dennis Cooperrider all shot 99’s to tie for AA, Steve, who was shooting his first shoot with a double release, won the carryover. William Workman won Class B. Guy Hall shot a 99 to win Class C honors and Curt Johnson took Class D laurels.

   Event 2 Justin M. King Preliminary Handicap saw just 32 shooters. Gary Holderman and Gerald Narigon tied for 18 – 21 opting to flip, Gary told Narigon to call it and Gary won. Gary swore that it was the first time he’d ever won a flip. Walking back to the club house Gary said that all the other times he had called the flip maybe the secret to winning a coin toss is let the other guy call the flip! Jerry Stefkovich won 22-23 after a shootoff with David Kemp.  Tim McMillen best all comers in 24-25 yardage group with a 92 and Alec Sauble  best all with 94 to take the top yardage group.  

   By Event 3 Gerald A Armstrong Preliminary Doubles the weather had deteriorated such that only 6 of the 23 shooters broke in the 90’s they all one their class, AA John Sayle, A Mark Isner, B Peter Cohen, C Adam Stefovich, D Jerry Stefovich with the D class shooter having the highest score of 95. Classification took notice and Jerry was moved to B for Friday. There is a funny story to this while looking up Jerry to notify him of his new class in doubles for Friday's doubles I recognized him, actually I recognized the stock of his gun a stunning piece of wood, as a shooter that Mark Isner and I helped while shooting a Doubles marathon at Marshall County Hunting and Fishing Club in Moundsville. Jerry and his son Adam was struggling in doubles and we offered a few pointers. Long story short of the 3 doubles events Jerry won Class D then Class B and tied for Class A.

   Friday was just as windy Class AAA shooters Curt Paul and Bob Harden tied, Curt won the carry over. Steve Sprout broke the lone 99 for Class AA trophy. Nicholas Harden was 2 less for the Class A honors. Peter Cohen, a Florida resident drove from New York where he summers to Wellsburg, WV to win Class B. Jerry Stefkovich was Class C winner, Trap mechanic Robert Smith took Class D. Beverly Scott won Ladies Category. Category Shooter Robert Judy, who had a good WV State Shoot returned to win the Junior trophy, Gabe Lis swept Friday’s and Sunday’s Sub Junior category with Jerry Workman and William Workman winning Veteran and Sr. Veteran.

Event 5 Dixie Handicap saw Doug Damron as Champion when Jerry Workman didn’t answer the call for shootoff. WV State Singles Runner up Jason Kokosinski broke one less to end with 93 and the 18-21 yard trophy, Jerry Stefkovich, yeah the doubles guy, won another shootoff with David Kemp for his second handicap win. Nicholas Harden was high in 24-25 yard group to claim his second trophy of the shoot. Curt Paul broke 90 for the 26-27 yard trophy. Beverly Scott swept the Lady’s category in all Friday’s events, in fact, Beverly also was Lady winner in the Championship Singles and Doubles as well, as did Robert Judy in the Junior Category. Veteran and Sr. Veteran prizes were won by Jerry Workman and Gerald Narigon respectively.

    Event 6 SZ Doubles Class Championship winners were Robert Harden AA, Chuck Jackson A, Jerry Stefkovich, I know, B Class, Steve Bell C Class, Bill Wheeler D Class, Veteran Doug Damron and Sr Veteran Peter Cohen.

Saturday’s Event 7 SZ Singles Championship Curt Paul and Gary Holmes knotted at 197 with Curt prevailing in the shootoff and Gary taking Veteran, Robert Harden took Class AAA and Doug Damron Class AA, Chuck Jackson garnering his second trophy won Class A, Jerry Stefkovich, what do I say, he was on fire, was high in Class B,  Jason Kokosinski broke a 195 to win C Class outright by 3 birds. Buster Haragos, a PA shooter and frequent WV State Shoot participant, brought out a couple young boys who both went home with trophies Nolen Sennett won Sub-Junior and Michael Over was the Class D winner. Another frequent WV State Shoot participant and winner is Ian Fleming who broke 195 to secure the Junior Category and Florida by New York resident Peter Cohen was high Sr. Veteran.

 Event 8 The SZ Doubles Championship Bob Harden bested the field by 2 birds to win the Doubles Championship Nicholas, his son took Class AA, Bob Lowe shot off with, Who else but Jerry Stefkovich, to win Class A and John Thompson won Class D all four shooters were from the same squad. Darrel Murray won his shoot off with Rob Ingram for Class B honors. Adam Stefkovich was high in Class C. Veterans Curt Paul and Darrell Dowler tied for the Category and after a flip Darrell was Veteran Champion. John Sayle was Sr. Veteran Champion.

Event 9 SZ Handicap Championship Steve Sprout master his release trigger to break 98 for Site Champion and eventual #rd Place Zone wide. Earl Fairman and Jim Schad both broke 95 and Jim anxious to get home for impending birth of a grandchild left before the shootoff relegating him to 3rd and Fairman Runner-up. Steve Bell was 4th, Nicholas Harden 5th and Robert Seirs 6th. Lady was Noreen Snively. Veterans David Kemp and Doug Damron knotted at 90 and after a shootoff Doug was Veteran Champ. Sr. Veterans Robert Lowe and Gary Frazier broke 92 and after the shootoff Lowe won his second shootoff of the day and the Sr. Vet crown.

I would like to also thank Diane Bolling and Terry Roush for their help in our first telephonic shoot.

 

Wellsburg, WV       SOUTHERN ZONE TROPHY REPORT                                 Thursday July 17, 2014

 

Event 1                                                                   Frederico Ramirez                Preliminary Singles              Entries   34 

Site trophies

Name

STATE

Score

Open Class AAA

PAUL CURTIS L 

PA

100

Open Class AA

COOPERRIDER DENNIS K

DAMRON DOUGLAS E

SPROUT STEVEN E

OH

WV

WV

99

99

99

Open Class A   

SAUBLE ALEC V

WV

100

Open Class B      

WORKMAN WILLIAM H 

OH

98

Open Class C       

HALL GUY B

VA

99

Open Class D       

JOHNSON CURT W

WV

88

 

Event 2                                                                   Justin M King                        Preliminary Handicap           Entries   32 

Site trophies

Name

STATE

Score

Yardage

Open 26 – 27

SAUBLE ALEC V

WV

94

27.0

Open 24 – 25

MCMILLAN THIMOTHY J

OH

92

25.5

Open 22 - 23

KEMP DAVID B

STEFKOVICH JEROME A

WV

PA

91

91

22.0

23.0

Open 18 - 21

NARIGON SR GERALD L

HOLDERMAN GARY L

WV

VA

93

93

18.0

21.0

 

Event 3                                               Gerald A Armstrong Preliminary Doubles               Entries   23                                                         

Open Site trophies

Name

STATE

Score

Open Class AAA

none

 

 

Open Class AA

SAYLE JOHN

OH

92

Open Class A   

ISNER D MARK

WV

90

Open Class B      

COHEN PETER V

FL

92

Open Class C       

STEFKOVICH ADAM J

PA

92

Open Class D       

STEFKOVICH JEROME A

PA

95

 

Wellsburg, WV       SOUTHERN ZONE TROPHY REPORT                                 Friday July 18, 2014

Event 4                                                                   S Zone Singles Class           Preliminary Singles              Entries   27            

OPEN Site trophies

Name

STATE

Score

Open Class AAA

PAUL CURTIS L (VET)

HARDEN ROBERT (SUB VET)

PA

WV

96

96

Open Class AA

SPROUT STEVEN E

WV

99

Open Class A   

HARDEN NICHOLAS

WV

97

Open Class B      

COHEN PETER 

 FL

85

Open Class C       

STEFKOVICH JEROME A

PA

96

Open Class D       

SMITH ROBERT (22)

JACKSON TAMMY (21)

SHEPHERD GEORGE (forfeit)

WV

WV

OH

88

88

88

Open Lady

SCOTT BEVERLY

OH

95

Open Junior

JUDY ROBERT

WV

92

Open Sub Junior

LIS GABE

PA

53

Open Veteran

WORKMAN JERRY

OH

98

OpenSr  Veteran

WORKMAN WILLIAM

OH

96

 

Event 5                                                                                   Dixie Handicap                                                      Entries   28 

Site trophies

Name

STATE

Score

Yardage

Open Champion

DAMRON DOUGLAS E

WV

94

26.5

Open 26 – 27

PAUL CURTIS L

PA

90

27.0

Open 24 – 25

HARDEN NICHOLAS

WV

92

25.0

Open 22 - 23

STEFKOVICH JEROME A

PA

92

23.0

Open 18 - 21

KOKOSINSKI JASON E

WV

93

19.0

Open Lady

Scott Beverly                                              

OH

86

22.0

Open Junior

Judy Robert                                               

WV

89

20.5

Open Sub Junior

Lis Gabe                                                     

PA

63

19.0

Open Veteran

WORKMAN JERRY

OH

94

21.5

OpenSr  Veteran

Narigon Gerald                                          

WV

93

18.0

Event 6                                                                   S Zone Doubles Class Championship                              Entries   20 

Open Site trophies

Name

STATE

Score

Open Class AAA

none

 

 

Open Class AA

HARDEN ROBERT N

WV

94

Open Class A   

Jackson Charles                                 

WV

90

Open Class B      

STEFKOVICH JEROME A

PA

91

Open Class C       

BELLl STEVE                                      

WV

81

Open Class D       

Wheeler Bill                                                

OH

85

Open Lady

Scott Beverly                                              

OH

66

Open Junior

Judy Robert                                                

WV

85

Open Sub Junior

Lis Gabe                                                    

PA

39

Open Veteran

DAMRON DOUGLAS E

WV

89

OpenSr  Veteran

COHEN PETER V

FL

92

 

Wellsburg, WV       SOUTHERN ZONE TROPHY REPORT                                 Saturday July 19, 2014

Event 7                                                   So Zone Singles Championship                                        Entries   36            

OPEN Site trophies

Name

STATE

Score

Champion

PAUL CURTIS L (VET)

HOLMES GARY L (VET)

PA

WV

197

197

Open Class AAA

HARDEN ROBERT N

WV

193

Open Class AA

DAMRON DOUGLAS E

WV

195

Open Class A   

JACKSON CHARLES W

WV

196

Open Class B      

STEFKOVICH JEROME A

PA

193

Open Class C       

KOKOSINSKI JASON E

WV

195

Open Class D       

OVER MICHAEL CHASE

PA

163

Open Lady

SCOTT BEVERLY J

OH

195

Open Junior

FLEMING IAN J

PA

195

Open Sub Junior

SENNETT NOLAN C

PA

183

Open Veteran

HOLMES GARY L (VET)

WV

197

Open Sr  Veteran

COHEN PETER V

FL

192

 

Wellsburg, WV       SOUTHERN ZONE TROPHY REPORT                                 Sunday July 20, 2014

Event 8                                                                   S Zone Doubles Championship                                         Entries   32            

Open Site trophies

Name

State

Score

Champion

HARDEN ROBERT N

WV

95

Class AAA

none

 

 

Class AA

HARDEN NICHOLAS

WV

91

Class A

Lowe Robert

WV

90

Class B

Murray Darrel

WV

89

Class C

Stefkovich Adam

PA

91

Class D

Thompson John

OH

87

Lady

Scott Beverly                                               

OH

76

Sub Junior

Lis Gabe                                                    

PA

42

Junior

none

 

 

Veteran

Dowler Darrell

WV

93

Senior Veteran

Sayle John

OH

93

 

Event 9                                                   S Zone Handicap Championship                                       Entries   44            

Open Site trophies

Name

State

Score

Yardage

Champion

SPROUT STEVEN E

WV

98

27.0

Runner-Up

Fairman Earl

PA

95

21.0

3rd Place

Shad Jim

WV

95

20.0

4th Place

Bell Steven

WV

94

23.5

5th Place

HARDEN NICHOLAS

WV

93

25.0

6th Place

Siers Robert

OH

92

19.5

Lady

Snively Noreen

OH

90

18.5

Junior

none

 

 

 

Sub Junior

Lis Gabe                                                    

PA

68

19.0

Veteran

DAMRON DOUGLAS E

WV

90

27.0

Senior Veteran

Lowe Robert

WV

92

25.5