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Angel Fire Shootout is a Success

August 8, 2016 11:17 AM

DwightAngel Fire Resort in Angel Fire, New Mexico hosted the Fourth Annual New Mexico Texas Shootout Team Tournament with the Cowboys saddling up on Saturday, July 23rd, and Cowgirls on Sunday, July 24th! The tournament raised $10,500 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society!  Brett Hall, Angel Fire Tennis Director and leukemia survivor organized the event along with his wife Becky. The tournament was awarded "Event Of The Year" in both the Northern New Mexico and Southwest USTA in 2014. This year's event drew 57 Cowboys and Cowgirls from Texas, Kansas, Albuquerque, Taos, and Angel Fire! 75 players and guests were treated to a barbecue dinner, auction and raffle at the Angel Fire Resort Hotel on Saturday evening, July 23rd.  Dwight Edwards (shown right with Brett Hall) who was a highly ranked junior in El Paso and currently works at the River Oaks Country Club in Houston, Texas was the keynote speaker.  He spoke on how tennis teaches you life skills.

AngelWomenThe event is a round robin team format consisting of three doubles teams.  Each individual match is a 41 point tie-breaker and players can purchase mulligans (extra serve after a double fault).  We recruit volunteers to keep score of all of the matches.  All the cowboys and cowgirls are shown right.   

In the Cowgirl Division The Pony Tail Express (Judy Proctor, Sally Joy, Alyssa Caldwell, Audrie Caldwell, Robin Elliott, and Kirsten Caldwell) finished first.  True Grip (Julie Lowe, Jennifer Forbess, Maxine Milam, Jody Koszarek, Teri Patton, and Cindy Schoepfle) placed second.  The Colt 41's (Theresa Schulz, Diane Kinderwater, Robin Bennett, Mandy Rhodes, Debra Stephens, and Pam Pardee) came in third.

In the Cowboys Division Drew and Dan's Possee (Drew Maxwell, Dan Stephens, Randy Schulz, Dave Schoepfle, Rick Barker, and Mo Cheng) finished first. The Six Shooters (Mike Hershey, Larry Flynt, Brad Kearn, Mark Merrihew, Victor Murillo, and Jose Leva placed second.  Have Racquet Will Travel (Al Proctor, Travis Pardee, Carol Vance, Kent Carlin, Marty Dale, Lee Uncapher, Mitchell and Austin Rhodes) came in third.  

AngelMenWe want to thank our sponsors Angel Fire Resort, Kurt Edelbrock and Quail Ridge Resort in Taos, Drew Maxwell of Coldwell Banker Headin Home Realty in Angel Fire, Polly Raye of John Dunn House Shops in Taos, Dr. Avery Rush of Amarillo, Texas, and Roger and Julie Lowe of Lowe's Market in Angel Fire!