TOURNAMENT HISTORY
TOURNAMENT COMMITTEE:
BILL JACOBS, KENNY STEVENSON, MYRNA BEAR, ELGIN CROWSBREAST, FRANK HENRY, MAYNARD DEMARAY,
JOHN & JOELLE BEARSTAIL, KENNY LYSON, CLAUDIA LYSON, KAREN POITRA, RAY POITRA.

FOUR BEARS CLASSIC
BOX 745
NEW TOWN, NORTH DAKOTA  
58763
In 1992  the  1st annual Kelly Demaray memorial pool tournament was held in memory of  
Kelly Demaray, at the New Town Civic Center by family and friends. With  90 players
competing for a 1st place prize of $600.00 and a cue stick. The 1st men's champion was  
Gary Johnson  of Thief River Falls, MN.

In 1994  the 3rd annual Kelly Demaray memorial was held at four bears casino and lodge.
with a women's division being added. 1st women's champion: Robyn Keyes– New Town,
ND.

In 1996 the Kelly Demaray Memorial Tournament was renamed to 5th annual Four Bears 8
ball Classic.

THE TOURNAMENT IS NON-PROFIT, AND IS RAN BY A VOLUNTEER COMMITTEE  MADE
OF LOCAL POOL PLAYERS, FRIENDS, AND FAMILY OF KELLY DEMARAY. THE 4 BEARS
CASINO AND LODGE  IS  A  MAIN SPONSOR  AND OVER THE YEARS HAVE HELPED IN
MAKING THE TOURNAMENT  ONE OF THE BIGGEST IN THE MIDWEST. 100 PERCENT OF
THE ENTRY FEES AND RAISED MONEY IS PAID OUT .  

Over the years the tournament has grown from 90 player and 6 tables ( borrowed from
local bars) to one of the biggest and most competitive 8 ball tournaments in the Midwest.
Players compete for a grand prize of  over $4000.00 , trophy, and jacket.   And with one of
the biggest calcuttas in the country  today top players attend from around the world.
players included Mr. Steve Geller, Rory Hendrickson , Rob Mattson , Stan Tarangeau ,
Edwin Montel , Mike Massey  , Dick Baertsch.  Ga Young Kim,  Tsin Huang , Bonnie
Plowman ,  The Minnow , Dave Martin , Kevin Cardinal , Steve Cherewyk  Shane van
boening, Dave Gomez, Lee Heuwagon ,Tyler Edey , Mr. Tomm Rossman , Jeff Beckley,
John morra, Brandon Shuff, Stevie Moore, jeanettel lee, chip compton, joey gray, corey
deuel, warren kiamico,  Shane McMinn, melissa little, mark haddad, nicole keeney,  and
many more:  check out our winners page to see all the past winners
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