Desert Challenge 2020

Every year District 5 & 7 compete with each other in the Desert Challenge. This year it was held at The Lakes at Hemet West in Hemet on January18, 2020. It was good fun playing 16 frame games, with Alice Beers (right) being awarded the plaque for the most wins (21-19) from the tournament director Lynda Goggin (left)

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For more pictures go to:

https://www.district-7-shufflers.com/post/desert-challenge-2020

DISTRICT 5 ROOKIES

Thirty-six rookie shufflers competed in the CSA District 5’s annual Rookie Tournament at Ramon Park in Palm Springs on February 20 & 21. This is the most Rookie shufflers in the tournament since 2016. It’s encouraging to see that many new shufflers. District 5’s definition of a rookie is a player who has not been involved in extended shuffling, either in organized or recreational play, prior to January 1st of the preceding year of the Rookie Tournament.
 
As was the case with the Singles Tournament held at Ramon Park, on the second morning of the Rookie Tournament the Board crew woke up to flooding on their courts. This board crew does a miraculous job in having their courts in shuffling condition within a few hours of a rainstorm that passes through the area. The song lyrics, “It never rains in Southern California” proved itself incorrect again!
Championship Winners:
 
    1. Gary Foster, Royal Palms

    2. Jerry Riggins, Indian Wells
    3. Millisa Woods, Ramon
    4. Natalie Wonders, Tri Palms

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Consolation Winners:
    1. Garry DeBlonde, Royal Palms
    2. Bonnie Holcomb, Tri Palms
    3. Michael Wells, Desert Crest
    4. Noelle Stephens, Tri Palms
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Jim Montague, President of the Ramon Shuffleboard Club and Gene Eager, District 5 and CSA President, presented the awards.
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District 5 Cash Bonspiel. 2020 edition.

The Indian Wells Shuffleboard Club hosted the 2020 Cash Bonspielon their 4 inside courts at their Resort in Indio, CA on January 10 – 13. The first day the 56 entrants played 2 games which determined which of the 4 divisions they would be playing in the remainder of the Bonspiel. The next 2 days the 14 entries in each division played 2 games per day and on the final day the top 4 in each of the 4 divisions competed in 2 games  for the 1st – 4th cash awards. Sun RV Resorts, owners of the Indian Wells RV Resort, contributed to the prize money.
 
District 5 which encompasses the Coachella Valley has 10 shuffleboard clubs. All 10 of those clubs had entries in this year’s Bonspiel and 8 of those clubs were represented in the finals on Monday. The division winners were presented their cash awards by the newly-elected California Shuffleboard Association President Gene Eager who is also the current President of CSA District 5 and the Indian Wells Shuffleboard Club.
 
This Bonspiel is the only fundraising event for the IW Shuffleboard Club and Kitchen Manager Louise Bryant is to be commended for the delicious lunches she and her kitchen crew had available each day. With a choice of 2 different kinds of homemade soup each of the 4 days, sandwiches, hot dogs, chili and pie, it’s easy to see why the entrants refer to this Bonspiel as the place that has the good lunches.
 
The top winner was Jerry Riggins from the Indian Wells Shuffleboard Club. Jerry will be competing in the Rookie Tournament later this month. Jerry’s name will be enscribed on the travelling trophy that has names dating back to 1984.
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Division winners were:
 
A Division: 1. Jerry Riggins, Indian Wells
                  2. Chuck Gerock, Palm Desert Greens
                  3. Helen Fraser, Safari
                  4. Russ Smart, The Canyon
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B Division: 1. Lois Krell, Royal Palms
                  2. Garth Dickson, Tramview
                  3. Don Krell, Royal Palms
                  4. Bill Kuhn, The Canyon
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C Division: 1. Jackie Davidson, Safari
                  2. Jim Montague, Ramon
                  3. Gary Adams, Palm Desert Greens
                  4. Fran Maze, Tramview
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D Division: 1. Gary Stephens, Tri Palms
                  2. Jean Anderson, Tri Palms
                  3. Stan Foster, Tri Palms
                  4. John Burnett, Ramon
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Thank you to Richard Spendiff, Indian Wells RV Activity Assn Facebook Photographer, for photographing the 2020 Bonspiel and to his wife Wendy for posting the pictures and information on the Indian Wells RV Resort Facebook page.
 

December 27, 28 & 30 Hall of Fame CSA Any Singles Golden Village Palms Hemet, Ca.

Helen Bell, president of GVP, was the director of this annual event.  Many volunteers helped facilitate this event including the board crew of Ray Ackenhausen & Kerry Selway, head scorekeeper Carol Blasingame, and ATM’s Lynda Goggin, Cheryl Dewberry & Robert Brooks.

Contributors to the funding were The Bank of Hemet (many thanks to them for their never-ending support), and the collected entry fees from GVP.   All 8 winners received pins and award money for their performance.

64 hopefuls began play at 9am Friday the 27th 0f December. Having Christmas fall on a Wednesday this year forced Helen Bell to hold the yearly tournament/CSA annual meeting on Friday, Saturday and Monday, giving players a travel day on Thursday the 26th and Sunday off.

Congratulations to these winners–

CONSOLATION–

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    Bank of Hemet representative Aaron Young; First place – Roland Schneider (SDSE); Second place – Bridget Gerber (MS); Third place – Jim Sanders (SDSE); Fourth place – John Robillard (EGE); CSA president – Gene Eager.

 

CHAMPIONSHIP–

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From Left to Right:

    Bank of Hemet representative Aaron Young; First place – Jeannie Gregory (EGE); Second place – Lynda Gerbasi (SDSE); Third place – Harry Gregory (EGE); Fourth place – Howard Harrell (FHH); CSA president – Gene Eager.

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Jeannie Gregory, had to defeat her husband, Harry, in the position round to claim this CSA Champions Pin.

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Robert Brooks (district 7), submitted by Jay Davidson & Mike Garrett, awarded by Hall of Fame Chairman Shirley Eager

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Karla Winget (posthumously district 7), submitted by Nelda Lichtwald & Sallie Hamilton, awarded by Shirley Eager and accepted by Jim Winget

 

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Earle Maze (posthumously district 5), submitted by  Shirley Gengler, read by Steve Burt, awarded by Shirley Eager and accepted by Earle’s son Loren Maze.

 

Distrtict 5 Singles Tournament

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It only took 2 or 3 phone calls – 1) When District 5 President, Gene Eager, received a call from Tramview President, Shirley Gengler, stating she had bad news – there was a problem with some of the boards at Tramview and the club wasn’t going to be able to host the Singles Tournament which was scheduled to be played there in less than a month.  2) Gene immediately called Ramon Park President Jim Montague and explained the situation. Jim’s initial reaction- “I’ll meet with our club members tomorrow and see what we can do.” He and Gene chatted awhile and Jim ended the conversation by saying “I think we can do it…. I’ll say yes.”  All the club presidents were advised and the District 5 Singles Tournament was played on the 8 outdoor courts at Ramon Park in Palm Springs – well, 3 of the 4 days were played there. With a forecast of 100% chance of rain on the second day of the tournament, another phone call was made to see if the second day could be moved to Royal Palms in Cathedral City since they have a cover over their courts. “Yes”, was the answer, plus the use of their kitchen and clubhouse for lunches.

                With the cooperation of these 3 clubs, 56 men and 36 women competed in the annual District 5 Singles Tournament. The last two days were played at Ramon under blue skies – quite a change from the second day when a quarter of an inch of rain fell in Palm Springs. As soon as the men from Ramon got done playing at Royal Palms, they hurried back to Ramon and started working of their boards to get them ready for the next day’s play. Between 25 to 30 gallons of water were vacuumed off of the boards and the alleys between the boards. At 9:00 Wednesday morning, the boards were ready and no one would have guessed there had been a rainstorm the day before.

                Winners: Women’s Champion: Janice Fitzgerald, Royal Palms; 00C4B88F-885E-4FCD-A415-093F5D3A17472nd, Diane Johns, Royal Palms; 3rd, Cynthia Amer, Desert Crest; 4th, Lois Krell, Royal Palms.

                Women’s Consolation Champion: Val McDougall, Desert Crest;B7BB895E-0339-4D8D-B26D-D7350713208B 2nd, Ronnie McMillin, Desert Crest; 3rd, Louise Bryant, Indian Wells RV Resort; 4th, Debbie Marohn, Royal Palms.

                Men’s Champion: Coley Aldrich, Tri Palms;22BAFCDF-8401-4CB3-9F4E-140744775B93 2nd, Chuck Gerock, Palm Desert Greens; 3rd, Roland Marohn, Royal Palms; 4th, Peter Koel, Royal Palms.

                Men’s Consolation Champion: Gary Adams, Palm Desert Greens; 3ED15C6D-19ED-4860-A8BB-E8209631B8A62nd, Cliff Pfefferle, Tramview; 3rd, Ray Hall, Palm Desert Greens; 4th, Ron Brown, Tri Palms.

                The sixteen people who placed in the Singles Tournament are all now qualified to play in the prestigious District 5 Tournament of Champions in March. Out of these 16, 10 of the winners were already qualified so there will be 6 new qualifiers for the TOC. We’re proud of our 2018-2019 crop of rookies as 3 of them have now qualified for the Tournament of Champions.

               

               

THE BANK OF HEMET DISTRICT 7 TEAM SHUFFLE

 

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THE BANK OF HEMET DISTRICT 7 TEAM SHUFFLE

SEPT. 4-6, 2019 AT HEMET WEST

  RECEIVED EXPENSES
ENTRY FEES CHECKS        $186.00
      CASH       $105.00
 
BANK OF HEMET      SPONSOR MONEY $100.00  

ANADY’S (plaques)

  $100.05
Scoreboard  materials

Tootie Chittenden

  Hobby Lobby     $18.20

Jo-Ann                   $7.21

     
YANKEE DOODLE DONUTS         $81.26

 

HEMET WEST SHUFFLEBOARD CLUB   $30.00
TOTALS $391.00 $236.72

 

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$154.28   TO       HEMET DISTRICT 7 SHUFFLEBOARD

 

As you can see from the above, the 4th annual Team Shuffle was once again well attended. 97 players on 10 teams came to play at what is now known as “The Lakes at Hemet West.”

The boards played at a manageable speed but with some sticking. The losers grumbled but the winners were pleased.

The boards were buffed this week ad new dressing will be put out. They will be fast for the league opening.

Finishing first was the fine SDSE team, captained by Helen Noeltner. Ruth and Roland Schneider, Bruce Keifert, Ray Ackenhausen, Belinda Gray, MartyCox, and Lyna Goggin.1st.jpg

Coming in second was Captain Tootie Chittenden’s TLHW-1. Sharon Hilan, Marolyn Davidson, Sue Whitson, Nelda and Robert Lichtwald, Ken Norris, Harry Wright, Sandy Folk and Norma Farmer.2nd.jpg

Third Place went to Ingrid Thomas’ TLHW-2 team. Pat and Loren Nelsen, Lucy and Jerry Hand, Shirley and Gil Duke, Paul Epps, Rocco and Steve Piccinonno, Joanna and Larry Graves and Charles Smith.3rd.jpg

El Grande finished tied for third, but lost to TLHW-2 in the heads up game and so, Captains Jeannie Gregory and Carol Blasingame were awarded fourth place. Harry Gregory, John Hays, Harlan Mathews, Lorraine Donahue, Janice Flaherty, Mike Garrett, Anita Alexander and Rocky Raver.4th.jpg

Many Thanks to the Bank of Hemet for their continuing support.

LOOKING FORWARD TO NEXT YEAR AND THE 5TH ANNUAL TEAM SHUFFLE

CSA Any Doubles Tournament 2019

What an exciting ending for this well-attended (96 players) event at the beautifully remodeled

The Lakes at Hemet West. The winners came from the Green, Blue, White and Red divisions and a variety of locations (Foothills, Hemet Muni., Hemet West, Mountain Shadows, Seven Hills, and Villa Del Monte) plus the Eagers from District 5.

CHAMPIONSHIP

Awards

(Presenting the awards are Jay Davidson CSA President, and Tootie Chittenden Hemet West President)

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1st Paul Egly HM & Ron Needham 7H

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2nd Tracy Hackett & Donald Watson VDM

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3rd Jerry White VDM & George Hayner HM

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4th Sandy Folk & Rococo Piccinonno

 

CONSOLATION

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​1st George Blasak & Alice Beers FH

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2nd David & Jackie O’Gwynn VDM

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3rd Gene Eager & Shirley Eager Dist. 5

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4th Judith Blackwell & Jean Baldwin MS

 

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Thank you to ATMs Helen Noeltner and Jeannie Gregory for doing the charts, keeping the players on track, on time and fully informed – not an easy task.

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Thank you to the board crew: Ken Norris and Robert Lichtwald (with help from Jay Davidson, Robert Brooks and Gene Eager and Marolyn Davidson who set up the coffee and doughnuts).

Thanks to Tootie Chittenden, President of The Lakes of Hemet Shuffleboard Club and the Recreation Board People for providing a variety of delicious lunch options including freshly baked pies, chicken salad sandwiches, chili dogs, hot dogs, hamburgers and cheese burgers in the newly remodeled kitchen. The chicken salad was homemade!

George Hayes’ daughter, Robyn, stopped by to meet some of the players. There was a moment of silence for George after the flag salute. George was dedicated to game of shuffleboard and instrumental in keeping it alive and thriving both in District Seven and CSA. He is sorely missed.

The resort has undergone a major remodel and there are still more improvements to come. The clubhouse looks great with new flooring, paint and furniture. Before entering the clubhouse there is a new arbor with a fountain, grape vines and seating. At the entrance to the resort is an impressive new 50’ stone kiosk with the new name inscribed on the sign. Congratulations to the residents of The Lakes at Hemet on their beautifully remodeled home.

-by Suzanne Shapiro District 7 Past President

MORE PICTURES @ https://www.district-7-shufflers.com/csa-doubles-2019

RESULTS & RECORDS 2019 National Senior Games Results Medal Count

7 Californians were proud shuffleboard participants in Albuquerque, June 19 -June 24, 2019.

From District 1-2,  John and Barbara Irogoyen.

From District 5, Gene and Shirley Eager and Bill Rindone.

From District 7, Jay and Marolyn Davidson.

Out of the 286 entrants and more than 450 12 frame games played all 7 managed to take home a medal or a ribbon.

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Results
2019 National Senior Games – Shuffleboard – Womens Singles – 75-79

Team State  Place
EAGER, Shirley CA 1
BHUYAN, Elly MO 2
ARAGON, Marlene NM 3
DAVIDSON, Marolyn CA 4
GERONIMO, Eva NM 5
ANDERSON, Alice AZ 6
MONDAY, Sheila AZ 7
SMITH, Sylvia OH 8

Results
2019 National Senior Games – Shuffleboard – Womens Singles – 80-84

Team State  Place
MOORE, Jane FL 1
BROWN, Corena TN 2
IRIGOYEN, BARBARA CA 3
GALLEGOS, Maria NM 4
EVANS, Dolores AZ 5
REMILLARD, Ruth NM 6
HOMENTOWSKI, Caroline PA 7
ROBERTS, Beverly TX 8

Results
2019 National Senior Games – Shuffleboard – Mens Singles – 80-84

Team State  Place
GREENLEE, Donald FL 1
EAGER, Gene CA 2
DAVIDSON, Jay CA 3
THOMPSON, Wendell OK 4
ELROD, William (Bill) LA 5
MIDDLEMISS, Michael IA 6
RINDONE, William CA 7
WIEHLE, Thomas AZ 8

Results
2019 National Senior Games – Shuffleboard – Open Doubles – 75-79

Team State  Place
AYOTTE, PAUL & GREENLEE, Donald MA 1
BRUMBACK, Ruth & BRUMBACK, Robert MO 2
IRIGOYEN, BARBARA & IRIGOYEN, JOHN CA 3
EAGER, Shirley & EAGER, Gene CA 4
MONDAY, Sheila & MONDAY, Dale AZ 5
CROWE, SYLVESTER & TAYLOR, Jonah NC 6
MOSE, Antonia & MOSE, Edward NM 7
BHUYAN, Elly & RIVARD, Raymond MA 8

Results
2019 National Senior Games – Shuffleboard – Open Doubles – 80-84

Team State  Place
MIDDLEMISS, Michael & THOMPSON, Wendell OK 1
GOODING, Doris & LINDER, MARY TN 2
RINDONE, William & WIEHLE, Thomas CA-AZ 3
COCA, Rose & ROMERO, Martina NM 4
HOMENTOWSKI, Caroline & HOMENTOWSKI, Charles PA 5
HANKE, Doris & MOORE, Jane FL 6
SANCHEZ, Corrine & BRUMLEY, Roger NM 7
ROBERTS, Beverly & ROBERTS, Edward TX 8

Bonspiel Tournament 2019

Hemet Muni was the site of the annual Bonspiel June 17-19, 2019.  Special thanks to Carol Anderson, Helen Noeltner and Lynda Goggin for putting this all together, as well as the board crew and the lunch crew serving good meals.  A good time was had by all!

Red

Wanda Souza

First Place Red
Games: 12, Points: 74

Alice Beers

Second Place Red
Games: 11, Points: 130

Lucy Hand

Third Place Red
Games: 10, Points: 101

Blue

Roland Schneider

First Place Blue
Games: 10, Points: 117

Louise Salscheider

Second Place Blue
Games: 8, Points: 75

Ken Phipps

Third Place Blue
Games: 8, Points: 69

Green

Ron Needham

First Place Green
Games: 8, Points: 74

Robert Lichtwald

Second Place Green
Games: 8, Points: 69

Ron Dewberry

Third Place Green
Games: 8, Points: 54

Purple

Krisi Brinegar

First Place Purple
Games: 8, Points: 82

Mona Smith

Second Place Purple
Games: 6, Points: 61

Debra McCaffrey

Third Place Purple
Games: 6, Points: 56