Ron Poole of Comcast prevailed over 28 rivals to capture the 20th Annual SCTE International Cable-Tec Games overall title at Cable-Tec Expo last week in New Orleans.
Poole, from Santa Cruz, Calif., represented SCTE Region 1 and the SCTE Golden Gate Chapter.
The International Games, sponsored by CommScope and the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers, saw competitors from across the United States and Canada who had qualified to compete after winning their local competitions.
Bob Colwell of Comcast, the SCTE New England Chapter and Portsmouth, N.H., took second place overall. He was representing SCTE Region 12.
Meanwhile, Keith Jensen of Cablevision, the SCTE New Jersey Chapter and Hackettstown, N.J., achieved third place overall. His chapter is located in SCTE Region 11.
The first place winners of the International Games' seven contests were:
- Meter Reading: Greg Brakefield of Comporium, Rock Hill, S.C., and the SCTE Piedmont Chapter, SCTE Region 10
- MTDR: Michael Carson of Time Warner, Corpus Christi, Texas, and the SCTE Texas Gulf Coast Chapter, Region 4
- Fiber Splicing: Conrad Bombardier of Charter, Lonsdale, Minn., and the SCTE North Country Chapter, Region 6
- Cable Splicing: Colwell
- Drop Connection: Jensen
- Cable Jeopardy: Bob Fuller of Comcast, Lowell, Mass., and the SCTE New England Chapter, Region 12
- OTDR: Jim Egloff of Insight, Cincinnati, and the SCTE Bluegrass Chapter, Region 10
The hosts of the evening's seven contests were: AFL Telecommunications, CommScope, Corning Cable Systems, Corning Gilbert, Exfo, Greenlee, JDSU, Jones/NCTI, PPC, Radiodetection, Thomas & Betts, Times Fiber Amphenol and Trilithic.