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4th of July week means one thing, time to go pole dancing at Hilltop for the 2019 Roy Tungett Memorial Horseshoe Tournament.  Which means as usual everyone was debating how the scoring works.  Is a leaner an extra point and when do 2 shoes count as points

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Our fearless master of ceremonies Tom Hixson thinking hard an analyzing scores

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We had 20 teams this year.  Some come for the competition 

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Some come for the pizza

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Many come for the good times and laughs.   Ok they all do

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Max and Sam have fun each year driving up Aunt Jenny’s bill at Hilltop with pizza fries and Ting sodas.  They love talking to their buddy Will Flower who has taken them on his ski boat whenever they are over with Katie

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Little Miller was enjoying his first horseshoe experience with his mom Sarah.  His Grandpa Rich is one, in not the most wins in the tournament

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Grandpa Rich catching all the moments to show Miller later what a shoe shark his grandpa is

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Ladies in great form.  Amanda with a gleam in her eye for the pole

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Katie when on is a great player.  We do think one Kaubashine Cooler before the tournament helps with getting loose and flinging the shoes

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Kim was mastering the bounce into the pits

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Alyssa was in her first tournament and started out well playing with Will

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Cheering crowd

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Steve, Bella and Penny analyzing from the side lines.  Penny with a reluctant leash on

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In the final round it was once again Rich with his partner Amanda and Will with Alyssa.  Rich was just doing a friendly handshake with Will

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Amanda was sporting the flowers of power with her cheering section

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In the end Oh No, Made an appearance as he does every year with his assistant Graham

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They presented to Will and Alyssa the 2nd place trophies 

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Rich and Amanda will be enjoying coffee in their new pole dancing mugs and reliving their accomplishment as 2019 winers  (yes not a spelling mistake that I know i do quite often, winers not winners)

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After the presentation of the the plaque there was one more thing to give out

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From all who have enjoyed the tournament over the years a big thank you to Tom Hixson our official Horseshoe “Oh NO” for all his efforts to help Roy over the years when he organized it and now taking over and keeping the tradition alive in Roy’s name

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Back at the resort it was time to pass the food and recount the day and years of coming together for this special day and good food!

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Table was set and now time to fill it with good peeps

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It did not take long for the table to fill up and the plates to pass

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Yum!  Little Payton learning from grandma how to get a grape of that darn bowl with a spoon

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Time to put the horseshoe plaque back up not the wall for another year compete with bagpipe music to honor Mr Tungett and….

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A toast from his friends who miss him and carry on as he would want enjoying time with family and friends which is truly the best part of life

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We followed that toast with a resort wide toast from Roy’s daughter Linda that she does every year.  We all cleaned out our sinus’s and I would show a pic but nobody took a picture as we all had our eyes watering from the shot but we all loved it as we do every year

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Til we do this again in 2020