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Mens WT Championships 1981-2011 Vol. 2
1983


Where:

Statesville, North Carolina

Place:

Lakewood Park

Venue:

Outside

Dates:

July 27-August 6

Entry Fee:

$15.00

First Place Award:

$2,500.00

Signups:

610

he 1983 WT was held in Statesville, North Carolina for the second time in five years. The venue was outside at Lakewood Park with signups at 610 about the same as in 1982 when the WT was also in the South. The entry fee stayed at $15.00 and the dates were July 27 through August 6. President Wally Shipley and VP Leo McGrath were serving their last year as officers and would be replaced by Glen Portt and Vincent Yannetti the next year. The NHPA Hall of Fame inducted: Esther James, Emma Focht, Byron Jaskulek, and Ray Miller.
   The championship stayed with the 24 man format and welcomed seven rookies including Oscar Mann who would go on to 78th on the career "wins" list and Kevin Cone, a future World Champ and HOF member (1995). Kevin would finish his career in 28th place

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