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A Voting Guide for 2002 Player of the Year

The 16 players profiles have been listed here.  Feel free to read them before casting your vote .

John Eardley
Hometown:  Edwardsville, IL
How invited:  winner of the Spring automatic invite event
Accomplishments:  2nd at July 20 PTQ with Matt Ham and Mike Heffern; winner August 24 PTQ in St. Charles, participated at GP Milwaukee and GP Cleveland; winner October 19 PTQ in Louisville, 80th at PT Boston with Ham and Heffern; 51st at PT Houston; numerous PTQ and GPT top 8 finishes in 2002 to count.  Has invite to 2003 IQ Series Championship in February 2003, and PT Chicago 2003.  7th at 2002 Plains Regional; top 48 at 2002 US National Championships
John Blanchard
Hometown:  House Springs, MO
How invited:  St. Louis Community Championship
Accomplishments:  Participated at PT San Diego; 2nd place in 2002 St. Louis Community Championship, has invite to 2003 IQ Series Chamiponship in February 2003.
Justin Pearson
Hometown:  Overland, MO
How invited:  2001 Player of the Year
Accomplishments:  2nd place at Team GPT with Charlie Hanford, Jr. and Nick Weber; 11th out of a 160+ GPT at Milwaukee; participated at GP Milwaukee; winner of Nov. 9 event at Dragon King.  Defending Rookie of the Year and Player of the Year Champion.
Michael Donovan
Hometown:  Maryland Heights, MO
How invited:  Top 10 in the Player of the Year standings
Accomplishments:  Participated at PT San Diego, 1st place at PTQ Iowa on October 5; has invitation to PT Chicago 2003.  Finished 101st at GP Milwaukee; 10 individual premiere event top 8; participated at 2002 Plains Regional
Aaron Hauptmann
Hometown:  St. Louis
How invited:  Top 10 in Player of the Year standings
Accomplishments:  Participated at GP Milwaukee; winner of GPT Milwaukee and GPT New Jersey; has invitation to 2003 IQ Series Championship; 10 individual premiere event top 8.  Participated at 2002 Plains Regional
Matt Schmaltz
Hometown:  Arnold, MO
How invited:  Top 10 in Player of the Year standings
Accomplishments:  Participated at GP Tampa and GP Milwaukee; 2 GPT victories (Tampa, Milwaukee); 18th at GP Cleveland; 51st at GP Atlanta; has invitation to 2003 IQ Series Championship; 5 individual premire event top 8.  Candidate for Most Improved Player.  Participated at 2002 Plains Regional.
Matt Ham
Hometown:  Collinsville, IL
How invited:  Top 10 in Player of the Year standings
Accomplishments:  Participated at PT Osaka; 80th at PT Boston with Heffern and Eardley; 2nd at July 20 team PTQ; winner of Dec. 1, 2001 PTQ in St. Charles; 8 individual premire event top 8.  Has invitation to 2003 IQ Series Championship.
Charlie Hanford, Jr.
Hometown:  St. Peters, MO
How invited:  Top 10 in Player of the Year standings
Accomplishments:  2nd at GPT NJ with Pearson and Weber; 4 Premiere event individual top 8; participated at 2002 Plains Regional.
William Brandt
Hometown:  St. Louis
How invited:  Top 10 in Player of the Year standings
Accomplishments:  7 premiere event individual top 8.  2nd at GPT Tampa on Feb. 9th.
Larry Waymon
Hometown:  St. Louis
How invited:  Top 10 in Player of the Year standings
Accomplishments:  4 individual premiere event top 8 in 2002 including GPT Milwaukee on April 20.  Candidate for Most Improved Player.
Erich Seipel
Hometown:  St. Louis
How invited:  Top 10 in Player of the Year standings
Accomplishments:  participated at GP Tampa and GP Cleveland; winner of GPT NJ with Jeff Flieg and Maury Boehmer.
Gerrod Heise
Hometown:  Chesterfield, MO
How invited:  Top 10 in Player of the Year standings
Accomplishments:  Participated at JSS World Championship; has 7 individual premiere event top 8 with six of them coming in JSS Challenges; has won four of the JSS Challenges in the 2002 season.  Is a candidate for 2002 Junior Player of the Year award.
Peter Sauer
Hometown:  Kirkwood, MO
How invited:  Top 10 in Player of the Year standings
Accomplishments:  Two individual premiere event top 8; is a candidate for 2002 Junior Player of the Year award; defending Junior Player of the Year champion.
David Hagar
Hometown:  St. Charles, MO
How invited:  Random drawing among eligible uninivted players
Accomplishments:  Winner of September 21 IQ Series event; has invitation to 2003 IQ Series Championship; 2 individual premiere event top 8.
Jeff Flieg
Hometown:  St. Louis
How invited:  Random drawing among eligible uninvited players
Accomplishments:  Winner of GPT NJ with Seipel and Boehmer, two individual premiere event top 8.
Timothy Riggins
Hometown:  High Ridge, MO
How invited:  Random drawing among eligible uninvited players
Accomplishments:  is a candidiate for Most Improved player