Event Pictorials
July 4, 2007
The 2007 International Frisbee Tournament was held June 30-July 1 at the Hancock Driving Park, celebrating 50 years of Guts Frisbee competition.
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Tournament officials on Saturday set up the schedule, and do the drawing for playoff assignments. The weather was perfect. Guts Frisbee started in Eagle Harbor, MI in 1958, by a group of Eagle Harborites headed up by the Healy family. Brothers Tim and Pete Healy would die tragically, along with a brother-in-law John Caspary, during deer season of 1968, in a drowning mishap at Twin Lakes. Alfred Erickson Post 186, American Legion, took care of the refreshments concessions, keeping everyone filled up with hot dogs and brats for the two day event. One of the teams in competition during Saturday’s double elimination schedule. This group of Boomtown players got together for a group picture. In the front row center, with white sun visor, is Paul Richardson, of Wisconsin, oldest player in the 2007 IFT, at age 72.
The Boomtown Saints of Lansing, MI , in quarter final action. The Julius T. Nachazel Trophy, along with a traveling trophy. Selfish (Tokyo, Japan) and the Silverbacks ( a newly formed team from Brandenton, FL) get final instructions from the referees prior to the semi-final playoff game on Sunday afternoon. Early promoter and former owner of the Library Bar, Jon Davis, (left), is introduced to the crowd prior to the semi-final action. Davis credited early player/promoters Jim Boggio, of Eagle Harbor, & WHDF’s Roland Burgan with helping to generate publicity that catapulted the creation of the IFT into the world wide phenomenon it is today. The subsequent decision by the Whamo Corporation to produce Frisbees nationwide, was also a big factor. Davis was also a major promoter of the Press On Regardless Road Rally.
Silverbacks in action. They would lose to Selfish. Selfish make a great catch More catching action by Selfish. They would progress to the finals Sunday evening, only to lose to a great team, Katon, also from Tokyo, Japan. Great playing, great fun, 50 years of Frisbee competition. Congratulations to all who make it possible.
Photos: Roland Burgan r-burgan@charter.net
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