From the President

From the President:

What a blessing ROC 2015 was this year. Not only was the weather perfect, the fishing was the best we’ve had since I’ve been involved in the tournament. You guys and gals did an outstanding job.

We have so many people and companies to thank that I’m sure I’ll miss some.

SUNCOAST RESOURCES for being our main cooks this year, again, for both Friday and Saturday nights. Folks you can’t imagine how much effort and work this entails. Teresa Biscamp and the entire crew did an “OUTSTANDING” job both preparing and serving. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING A MAJOR PART OF THE RAYBURN OILMEN’S CLASSIC.

KAT EXCAVATION AND CONTRUCTION for supplying and preparing our meal for the Thursday’s registration. Kerry and Belinda contacted me this year and wanted to be part of the tournament. I can truly say they made a very positive impact on our event. Everything they prepared was excellent (especially the frog legs). The entire meal was such a hit with our folks and by the great comments I received, if they don’t show up next year, we may have a riot on our hands. THANK YOU KERRY AND BELINDA, AND YOUR ENTIRE CREW, FOR STEPPING UP AND MAKING OUR EVENT EVEN MORE SUCCESSFUL THIS YEAR!!!

PHOENIX BOATS, GARY CLOUSE AND THE ENTIRE PHOENIX BOAT TEAM. As our boat sponsor again this year, I really don’t have the words to express our gratitude. Folks, this company and its management team is absolutely second to none. As a Phoenix boat owner myself, I am speaking from personal experience. This boat is top of the line and you would be hard pressed to find a better fishing platform than a Phoenix boat, no matter which one you choose.

BROOKELAND INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT. Thank you for allowing your honor students to help us with all aspects of our tournament. Their hard work and “sales” ability was a tremendous contribution to our success. I received so many positive comments concerning these kids that we will certainly invite them back next year and we pray that the school will let them attend again. THANK YOU!!!

JASPER CHAMBER of COMMERCE AND THE JASPER COUNTY DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT for their MAJOR support this year. Folks, both entities stepped up this year to help us offset some major expenses that normally would have come out of the budget and would have lessened our contribution to our charities. THANK YOU ONE AND ALL.

NEW TECH GOBAL for their tremendous support of our event. They furnished a large Yeti cooler for ROC to raffle off as well as selling chances for the Big Bass Pot. Both of these efforts raised a lot of money for our tournament. THANK YOU CRAIG GARY, DICK POLK, AND CLARK RHEEM for your hard work and a big thanks for Clark who was our weigh master this year. I really believe the weigh in went as smooth as I have ever seen one run. THANK YOU GUYS.

CONTINENTAL PRODUCTION SERVICES, INC. We are sincerely grateful to Craig, Grant, Don & Danielle for their gracious support as our 2015 cap sponsor, again this year. The tournament wouldn’t be the same without your support. THANK YOU ALL!!!

ELITE COMMUNICATION. Thank you for supplying our sound system and internet service again this year. We absolutely couldn’t conduct our tournament without you. THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH!!

SUPERIOR TROLLING MOTOR SALES AND REPAIR. Thank you Keith for your support and keeping our fishermen’s trolling motors working. Keith’s services have been invaluable to our tournament and we look forward to seeing you next year. THANK YOU!!!

Thanks again to the 2015 Board of Directors for your hard work. You guys really came together and made this happen again this year.

Charlie W. Parks

Congratulations to our 2015 tournament winners:
1st Place Team – Paul Wilson / Donald Randall             48.78 lbs
2nd Place Team – Monte Nevils / Bill Pippen                 47.99 lbs
3rd Place Team – Steve Phillips Jr / Lance Duff             42.02 lbs
Big Bass Winner – Dereck Howard                                11.10 lbs

Boat Winner – Skip Floyd with BP
Fully rigged Phoenix 618 with 150 HP Mercury, Two Lowrance HDS 5 Sonar Units and a Minn Kota Trolling Motor.

2015 Phoenix 618 Pro / Mercury 150 Boat Winner: Skip Floyd with BP - Team #138

2015 Phoenix 618 Pro / Mercury 150 Boat Winner: Skip Floyd with BP – Team #138

2016 Board of Directors:

Belinda & Kerry Trest, Glenda Alexander, Joseph Buckner, Donnie Moore, Mike Roper, Huey Boudloche, Dick Polk, Grant Richardson, Craig Gary, Teresa Biscamp, Glenn Smith, Suzette Domingue, Cody Sirmons, Katie Sirmons, Brent Stafford, Chester Huval, Trina Hinote, Charlie Parks, and Sonya Parks