Derby a success

  • Oct. 10, 2012 10:00 a.m.

Submitted by Jim and Gail Henry–And ‘tie one on’ they did! With the good weather throughout the 59th derby, everyone was a winner. However the ‘Braggin Rights’ will be presented for the big Coho that was caught on the last day of the Derby, knocking Billy Y. to second place. Billy always seems to create some excitement as this was the second year in a row for this to happen to him. We know Billy will be back next year trying again, as we hope all participants in the derby will be.It was an enjoyable and successful derby, as all the categories had good competition and the leaderboard did change numerous times. It was good to see the keen participation by all genders, ages, locals and visitors. It is encouraging seeing the support the Islands community gives this event and we look forward to next year and the 60th Annual Coho Derby. The derby is fun for all and the weigh master had one of the participants excited as he held the string, that holds the Coho, down to add a little weight and made it look like a winner, only to release it and find it was an average fish. It sounds like Alex’s eyes went through a range of sizes and expressions.A Coho Derby isn’t possible without a lot of volunteer help. Copper Bay is the centre of the Derby and Chef-Weigh master Ray K and Elaine (big time volunteers) kept it going with style and taste. The sourdough pancakes and hamburgers were a big hit as always and will be missed till next derby. The seniors group once again provided tremendous help and get a special thanks.Final Standings1. Art Wagenstein 15 lbs. 01 oz.2. Billy Yovanovich 14 lbs. 00 oz.3. Tyler Zeller 13 lbs. 11 oz.4. Alex Matson 13 lbs. 10 oz.5. Dana Jordon 13 lbs. 04 oz.6. Laura Hui 12 lbs. 11 oz.7. Annie Schabernak 12 lbs. 10 oz.8. Robbie Houston 12 lbs. 09 oz.9. Jim Henry 12 lbs. 06 oz.10. Tyler Jones 12 lbs. 03 oz.Top Ladies1. Dana Jordon 13 lbs. 04 oz.2. Laura Hui 12 lbs. 11 oz.Juniors1. Dave Putterill 12 lbs. 12 oz.2. Christine Salanski 11 lbs. 09 oz.3. Justin Robinson 09 lbs. 13 oz.Cheechako1. Gregory Putterill 08 lbs. 01 oz.Weekend Winners1. Art Wagenstein 14 lbs. 01 oz.2. (Jr.) Justin Robinson 09 lbs. 13 oz. Now that the derby is over, it’s Singapore sling time and the talking and thinking about this and next year’s derby can start. A special thanks to all business and individuals that support and contribute to awards and prizes for this event. A big thank you for the consideration and generosity and be sure and join us, Nov. 17 for the dinner, awards, and dance to celebrate the derby.

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