Rock Tumbling Contest
Congratuations to everyone who participated in the 2019 Contest!
The Feather River Lapidary & Mineral Society, Inc. wishes to congratulate
JAMES SISCO of Chewelah, WA, FIRST PLACE WINNER
of the 2019 World Wide Rock Tumbling Contest.
The 5 Rhodonite pieces he returned to our club were finely smoothed and highly polished. The finish he achieved was absolutely stunning. Great work James!
Our next two winners
MARY JANE DAVIS, SECOND PLACE WINNER
ROBERT DAVIS, THIRD PLACE WINNER
Unbeknownst to me at the time, these two are husband and wife. Robert emailed me that he had taught Mary Jane how to tumble. Maybe a little too well (ha ha)? Great job, you two! We’ve had adults sponsor their kids in the past, but never has a husband and wife competed to my knowledge. The judges took a very long time to determine second and third placement.
A short story to show how dedicated some of our tumblers are: Bob took his tumbler with him and his wife on vacation. The tumbler ran non-stop in the back of his pick-up all day long and then ran through night in their motel room, much to the dismay of said wife, I’m sure. Not much sleep was had by either of them. Now that is total dedication in my eyes. Also, very funny to me and other’s in our club that I told to at our general meeting.
I would like to thank our judges; Tom, Sue, Bruce, Jan and Steve for spending the day on Sunday meticulously going over each and every stone with a fine-tooth comb. Amazing job and a long day.
The club would also like to thank Mike and Carol Eggleston for donating their collection of Rhodonite to this year’s contest. We lost the original rough, as many of you know, to the Camp Fire last November. Several of our members lost their homes and all their possessions. It’s been a long haul and we wish them all well.
Again, congratulations to our top three winners and a giant thank you to all of the tumblers around this big, beautiful world for joining in on the fun. Hope you all enter our 2020 contest starting the first of January 2020!
Tumbling coordinator, show chair, dealer chair, 2019
*More photos from the 2019 judging are posted on our Facebook page (posted in September 2019)
*Info on the 2020 contest will be posted in late December 2019.
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