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Triple S Industrial 12th Annual Tournament

Triple "S" Industrial Corporation held it's 12th Annual Bass Tournament on May 22, 2004 out of Mill Creek Park on Lake Sam Rayburn. There were 210 teams competing for over $15,000.00 in cash and prizes.

The team of Buddy & Gay Day captured Big Bass honors with Gay's 9.86 pound Rayburn sow worth $2,500.00. Buddy & Gay also won the 7-8 o'clock hour with this fish, which was worth an additional $500.00. They also captured ninth in the overall stringer category with three bass tipping the scales at 13.61 for an additional check worth $150.00. The Days had an overall payday of $3,150.00.

First place overall stringer went to the team of Tommy Quave and Mark Durand. Quave and Durand's five bass weighed in at 21.48 pounds and were worth $750.00. Their five fish limit was anchored with two Rayburn beauties, an 8.32 which won big bass of the 8-9 o'clock hour worth $500.00 and 6.88 which took second in the 11-12 o'clock hour worth $250.00 for a total payday of $1,500.00.

The team of Chad Guidry and Chris Hall captured second place overall big bass with an 8.96 pound Rayburn largemouth worth a $1,000.00. This fish was the second largest bass in the 7-8 o'clock hour worth $250.00. Guidry and Hall also took third place in the overall stringer category with five bass weighing in at 15.27 pounds worth an additional $500.00. Guidry and Hall had an overall payday worth $1,750.00.

Sammy Atchinson and Kris Wilson took second place in the overall stringer category with five bass weighing in at 15.64 pounds, worth $600.00. Sammy and Kris also captured a couple of hourly checks. They took third in the 8-9 o'clock hour with a 4.78 pound bass worth $125.00 and third in the 12-1 o'clock hour with 5.07 worth $125.00 for a total payday of $850.00.

Johnny Okun and Kenneth Lindsey tied for the largest perch both weighing in a 1.80 pound crappie for a $300.00 check.

Jeff Vincent won the large catfish division with a 2.29-pound cat worth $400.00.

This year's event was the largest to date conducted by Triple "S" Industrial Corporation and we would like to personally thank all of the employees, contestants, vendors and clients for their support and/or participation. Next year's event is scheduled for Saturday May 14, 2005 on Lake Sam Rayburn with the weigh-in at the Umphrey Family Pavillion.

A special thanks goes out to the following sponsors:

A&A Equipment
Able Fastener
All-Phase Electric
ANCO Insurance
APAC - Texas
Associated Builders & Contractors
Beaumont Occupational Services
Binswanger Glass Company
Branding Iron
Buna Electric Motor Company
Burrus Contractor Supply
Calvin Ford
Contractor Parts & Supply
Coastal Welding Supply
Drago Supply Company
Epsco International, Inc.
E-Tex Office Supply
Graybar Electric
Groves Equipment Rentals
Hartmann Building Specialties
Hi-Way Equipment Company
Industrial Safety Training Council
Industrial Steel Fabricators
Jackie Baxter Tire Company
Jimmy's Wrecker Service
Kieschnick Industries, Inc.
Maxim Crane
Mehaffy & Weber
Mott Supply
Munros Safety Apparel
NES Rentals
New Wave Welding Technology
Orange County Building Supply
Prime Equipment
Prime Industrial
Redman Supply
Sampson Steel Corporation
Service Pump & Compressor
Southwest Stainless
Sunbelt Rentals
Sunbelt Supply
Superior Supply & Steel
Transit & Level Clinic
Three Rivers Fire Extinguisher
United Rentals
Unocal Midstream & Trade


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