SPE Gulf Coast Section 6th Annual Sporting Clays
Tournament June 9, 2006
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Dear SPE Members, Oil and Gas Industry Associates and Fellow Shooters:

On behalf of the officers and committee members of the 2006 Society of Petroleum Engineers Gulf Coast Section Sporting Clays Tournament, it is my pleasure to announce the 6th Annual event. Prior to detailing this year’s tournament, I would like to take this opportunity to thank each of you for making last year’s tournament an overwhelming success. Due to your incredible support, the tournament contributed more than $45,000 to the SPE Scholarship Fund, $10,000 to the Bright Light Foundation and $2,500 to the Brazoria 4H Club. This in itself speaks volumes of the companies and people which makeup our industry. Again thank you very much.

For the 2006 tournament, the SPE Committee has decided to hold the tournament at Rio Brazos on Friday the 9th of June. The management team at Rio Brazos is extremely excited about hosting the tournament for this year. The facility will be available for practice on the Monday through Thursday preceding the tournament from 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM.   If you would like to rent Golf Carts for the tournament, please contact Rio Brazos at 713-854-5876. Additionally, this year we are planning to allow teams to register early at a location in the Houston Area. There will be more details about the time and location in the team captain’s letter prior to tournament day.

The committee’s goal this year is to increase our charitable funding by enlarging the tournament and seeking additional sponsors. Your company can assist us in reaching our goals even if you don’t have a shooting team to sponsor via the Silver, Bronze or Corporate sponsorships. Once again, we are pleased to announce that in addition to the SPE Scholarship Fund and the Brazoria 4H Club this year the committee has decided to support the Bright Light Foundation (BLF) as our outside charity. The Bright Light Foundations Mission is to raise funds, in the spirit of compassion and fun, to assist with the medical needs of those within the oilfield community stricken by catastrophic illness. The funds raised by this foundation are distributed among selected families to assist with medical cost due to major illness. Last year this foundation was able to assist two families and I invite each of you to visit the BLF web site to read their stories. www.bright-light-foundation.com. I think everyone will agree with the committee that this is a worthwhile foundation for the funds raised at this year’s event.

The tournament is limited to the first 700 shooters (140 five-man teams). Sponsoring companies will receive a shooting spot preference and those with sponsoring levels that include a team will be guaranteed a spot. At least one team member must be a current SPE member and T.B.A.’s (To Be Announced) participants are acceptable. SPE reserves the right to limit the number of team entries per company, depending upon the response to the tournament. The entry fee includes: 100-target sporting clay round, a tournament gift, food, drinksand a wonderful day of fun and fellowship. Door prizes will be awarded and several shotguns will be raffled off. Trophies will be given to the top three teams in each class and the top male and top female shooters. Please note that this tournament was sold out last year by mid-May, so get your sponsorship and team entry forms in early. 

Please help make this year’s tournament a success by showing your support in purchasing sponsorships, donating door prizes and/or participating in the event. Your support is vital to the success of the tournament.

Thank you for your participation and I look forward to seeing everyone on June 9, 2006.

TimRiggs                                                                         Albert Lew

Ryan Energy Services                                                                                Tri Drill, Inc.

2006 SPE Sporting Clays Chairman                                                       2006 SPE Sporting Clays Co-Chair
Tim.riggs@ryanenergy.com                                                                    alew@tridrill.com
(713) 201-4290                                                                                            (713) 962-2086