June 10, 2011


January 30, 2011
Dear SPE-GCS Members, Oil and Gas Industry Associates and Fellow Shooters:
On behalf of the officers and committee members of the 2011 Society of Petroleum Engineers Gulf Coast Section Sporting Clays Tournament, it is my pleasure to announce this year’s 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 a success even in a depressed market.  Due to your incredible support, the tournament contributed more than $29,000to the SPE-GCS Scholarship Fund and $10,000 to the Bright Light Foundation. This in itself SPE-GCS speaks volumes of the companies and people who make up our industry.  Again, thank you very much.
For the 2011 tournament, the SPE-GCS Committee has decided to hold the tournament at Rio Brazos on Friday the 10thof June. The management team at Rio Brazos is extremely excited about hosting the tournament again 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.
Please visit the SPE-GCS website (www.SPEGCS.org) and find the link for the tournament. Online you can register teams, sign up for a sponsorship, purchase carts, etc. Please get your sponsorship and team entries entered early, as the tournament will fill quickly.
Once again, we are pleased to announce that in addition to the SPE-GCS Scholarship Fund this year, the committee has decided to support the Bright Light Foundation (BLF) as our outside charity.  The Bright Light Foundation’s 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 seventeenfamilies 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-GCS 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, drinks and a wonderful day of fun and fellowship.  Door prizes will be awarded and several shotguns will be given out after each flight.  Trophies will be given to the top three teams in each class and the top male and top female shooters.
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 10, 2011.
Tim Riggs, DrillRight Technology
2011 SPE-GCS Sporting Clays Chairman
triggs@drillrighttechnology.com (713) 201-4290  
Albert Lew, MI/SWACO
2011 SPE-GCS Sporting Clays Co-Chair
alew@miswaco.com  (713) 962-2086
Mike Spinks, Wood Group
2011 SPE-GCS Sporting Clays Co-Chair
mike.spinks@woodgroup.com  (832) 325-4344
Kate Heiken, Newfield Exploration
2011 SPE-GCS Sporting Clays Sponsorships
kheiken@newfield.com  (832) 573-0940
Rio Brazos is taking reservations for Golf carts separately at the link below.

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Tim Riggs, DrillRight Technology

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Fri, June 10, 2011

7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
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Rio Brazos Hunting Preserve

4430 Guyler Road
Simonton (Wallis), Texas 77485