Annual Stansfield Vending pool tournament visits La Crosse

Hundreds met in La Crosse this weekend for a regional pool tournament.

The Stansfield Vending annual pool tournament was held at the La Crosse Center. The event started on Thursday and Friday with the singles tournaments and moved to team tournaments on Saturday and Sunday.

Each tournament had multiple divisions based on the skill of players. Nearly 900 people from Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Iowa participated.

“We started at 8 in the morning on Saturday and ended at one o’clock at night with no breaks so you’re really tired at the end the day. Then we won so we’re back here Sunday for the finals. It’s a long grueling thing really. Lot of fun though,” said tournament participant George Wright.

This was the 43rd year the event was held. More than $47,000 in payouts were given out throughout the weekend.