The SPA Raymore, Missouri Mid-America Qualifier August ROUND ROBIN tournament was a nail biter with winners not decided until the final games in a couple of brackets.
"It was a well balanced field with a lot of close games," Tournament Director Jerry Hinton said. "They really liked the concept of six games against six different teams, although in a few instances they only had five. But all-in-all it was a great event and we are looking forward to 2018 to increase the turnout."
This year TWENTY teams squared off with EIGHT bringing home titles in the event played August 11-12 at Rec Park in Raymore.
The 65 AAA was a tournament director's nightmare with three teams having identical 4-2 records, with the winner decided on the tie breaker runs allowed rule.
KC Kids, Boyd Metals and USA Patriots all finished at 4-2 with KC KIDS winning the tie-breaker for the 65 AAA crown. R&D Leverage went home with the 65 AA Crown.
The 70 AAA title went to Bank of Rison who went 6-1 to edge Oakies 70 AAA (5-2). Midwest Express (3-4) and Mokando (2-5) finished 3 - 4 while MidWest Driving School was the 75 AAA champ.
KC Classics won the 50 AAA championship and Arkansas 50 won the 50 Major title. Midwest Construction rounded out the field.
SCRAP IRON THUNDER went 4-2 to take the 55 Major crown with Nebraska Silver Bullets (3-3) claiming the 55 AAA championship. Others in the field were Southwest Thunder and JR Logistics.
KC Thunder went 5-0 in winning the 60 AAA title while Bagby's won the 60 AA crown. Also competing were Carriage Homes and KC Monarchs.
The 2018 SPA MID-AMERICA TOURNAMENT will be held in Liberty, Mo's Fountain Bluff Sports Complex August 10-12.