In Case You Missed It – 2017 Battle of the Builders

In case you missed it, the 4th Annual Battle of the Builders Cornhole Tournament was last Thursday with over 125 attendees coming together for a fun day of competition. We appreciate all our 2017 sponsors, because without them, this tournament wouldn’t be what it is year after year. All of the folks at K-Wall Poured Walls helped everyone feel at home; Wally with Hi-Tech Integrated Systems, Inc. definitely didn’t disappoint or let us go hungry; HomeTrust Bank helped us beat the heat providing beverages; Town and Mountain Realty fed all the attendees snacks as we got further into the tournament;  J Coleman Waterproofing sponsored the scoreboards to keep all the players in check; Builders Mutual Insurance Company sponsored raffle cash prizes that was given to four lucky winners;  84 Lumber sponsored the Orca Cooler as the raffle grand prize.

This year welcomed a creative twist in place of the traditional “Team A and B” with the opportunity to enter self appointed team nicknames. To name just a few… team’s entered as Shuck Dynasty, Corn Stalkers, The Big Bag Theory, Toss Me Softly and many more.  We were especially excited to welcome NCHBA’s 2017 State President, Gary Embler and his wife Kelli Embler, who took part in this popular AHBA competition and show them what an AHBA member event is like.

AHBA EO, Christi Stokes with NCHBA State President, Gary Embler and wife, Kelli

The mid-tournament rain delay provided a much needed break from the intense heat and September sun as players stayed dry under tents and in K-Wall’s shop. Congratulations to the tournament champion, Team White Out of White Insurance Agency, consisting of Fred Koon and Seth Koon. Fred and Seth Koon have won Battle of the Builders 2 years in a row now!

Returning Champions, Fred and Seth Koon representing Team White Out on the White Insurance Agency team.

This annual event could not come together without the planning and support of its dedicated members from the AHBA Social Committee.  These volunteer based committee meet throughout the year and offer their time to make this event, and other events like the Golf Tournament and Holiday Party, the BEST it can be for all of our participants.  Thank you to all who serve including Amanda Crady, Chris Farrell, Kevin Hackett, Diane Holmes, Sarah Katzmark, Nathan Lawrence, and Bill Nesbit.

Ashley Kepley-Steward of Red Tree Builders, grand prize winner of the Reverse Raffle

Want to see more of the fun? Visit the full photo album on the AHBA Facebook Page. The Asheville HBA has a full schedule of educational, fun, and networking based events throughout the year. Visit the AHBA Event Calendar to ensure you don’t miss another fun event!