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84 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, August 14 - August 20, 1998 Submitted photo Second-place winners of the Alice Kelly Billfish Tourna- ment in North Carolina include (l-r) Capt. Dean Johnson, Ann Simpler, Terri Faust, Diane Marshall, Holly Tutwiler and mate Patrick Byrd. Ann Simpler 'Fin-ally' wins Lady Angler Award By Dave Frederick Shaking off the apparent kamikaze, self-sticking sortie of an enraged hook-and-line-en- gaged white marlin, the lady an- glers aboard Kenny Simpler's boat, Fin-ally, captured second place among 70 boats in the Ninth Annual Alice Kelly (Ladies Only) Billfish Tournament out of Pirates Cove on North Carolina's Outer Banks. Anglers Ann Simpler, 3; Diane Marshall, 2; Terri Faust, 2; and Holly Tutwiler, 1, caught and re- leased eight marlin and two dol- phin fish to win second place while Ann Simpler won the "Lady Angler Award" for the most bill- fish points by an individual an- gler. "Once we had this doublehead- er going, and as we were reeling them in, one marlin jumped and broke its bill on the transom of the boat and put a little dent on the 'n' in 'Fin-ally,' " said angler Diane Marshall. A total of $14,000 was raised to ben- efit cancer re- search in the name of Al- ice Kelly, a renowned lo- cal angler who died of cancer at the age of 32. Seventy MARLIN boats competed in the one-day tournament with 204 billfish caught and released. The Fin-ally is owned by Kenny Simpler and was captained by Dean Johnson with Patrick Byrd aboard as first mate. The Fin-ally fished out of Oregon Inlet, N.C. Bethany-Fenwick Chamber Golf Classic planned for Sept.. 10 at Cripple Creek The sixth annual Quiet Resorts Dogs Golf & Other Fun Get- Golf Classic will be held at the Cripple Creek Golf & Country. Club on Sept. 10. The event is sponsored by the Bethany-Fen- wick Area Chamber of Commerce and is open to both chamber mem- bers and the public. Local golfers can combine a round of golf with the opportunity to network with other business people in the area. In addition, the Golf Classic will be held in conjunction with the chamber's annual meeting and in- stallation dinner for the first time. The tournament will be played in a four-person team scramble format with gross and net divi- sions. Prizes will be given for first place in both divisions, hole-in- one, closest to the pin and longest drive. Many door prizes will also be given away during the awards cer- emony following the tournament. The grand prize is a golf getaway for four to the Outer Banks in North Carolina, donated by Sea aways. The event will begin at 11:30 a.m.w.ith lunch, the annual meet- ing of the chamber and registra- tion for golfers. The tournament, which will begin with a shotgun start at 1 p.m., will be followed by the installation and awards dinner at 6:30 p.m. The entrance fee is $100 per golfer, which includes lunch, din- ner, golf, soda and beer on the course, and a goodie bag. Addi- tional guests for lunch or dinner can be added for the additional cost of $10 for lunch and $25 for dinner. Sponsorship opportunities are still available and any area busi- nesses are welcome to donate prizes for the raffle after the tour- nament. Applications can be picked up at the chamber's visitor center or area golf courses. For more infor- mation, call 539-2100. The dead- line for entries is Aug. 21. Local skimboarders place well in East Coast championships The 1998 East Coast Skim- boarding Championships, held Aug. 8 - 9, in Dewey Beach, at- tracted competitors from as far away as California and Florida and provided a showcase for local athletes to show their stuff. In the mini division, Kerry Tim- merman of Dewey Beach took first place, while Dino and Dante Nardo, both of Rehoboth Beach, finished third and fourth, respec- tively. In the menehune division, Tim Sherman of Dewey Beach came in third, followed by Scan McQuade of Rehoboth Beach in fourth place. Joey Vavala of Dewey Beach captured first place in the boys' division. Josh Frucht- man, also of Dewey, took fourth place, i In the junior men's division, Jamie Celano was second, fol- lowed by Malik Lopez and Greg Catts, both of Dewey Beach, in the third and fourth spots, respec- tively. Carter Schmidt of Dewey Beach captured first place in the men's division, while fellow Dewey Beach resident Fiore Celano was fourth. In the senior men's divi- sion, it was Blair Cherico of Dewey Beach, taking the top spot. Rehoboth resident Rob Hazel came in fourth. Delaware's Melissa Mills took fifth place in the women's divi- sion. In the superheat, for the overali amateur champs, Blair Cherico finished second, followed by Carter Schmidt and Joey Vavala in third and fourth place, respec- tively. Kerry Timmerman came in ninth in the superheat. In the pro division, Jason Wil- son of Dewey Beach took second place. Bill Baxter of Georgetown was.third and John Wetmore of Dewey Beach came in seventh. Angie Moon photos The photo above shows Rob Hazel of Dewey Beach launching from a wave dur- ing his fourth-place finish in the senior men's division. The photo at left shows Jason Wilson of Dewey Beach who placed second in the profes- sional division. Both compet- ed in the 1998 Eastern Skim- boarding Championships held Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 8 - 9 in Dewey Beach, birthplace and capital of skimboarding in the United States.