The Bonspiel, Fast Becoming A Shuffleboard Classic by Dean Grattidge, District 7 Reporter This is the 22nd year this event has been a favorite form of competition. The iconic Hemet Muni venue was once again the site of activity. This was an in house Hemet Muni event. The number of entrees was restricted to 64 players and first choice went to Hemet Muni members. Players from surrounding clubs got the coveted remaining spots as long as they put their names on a stand-by list. Each person played 2 games per day for 3 days, 12 frames per game. A $10.00 fee was collected from each shuffler. George Hayes was ever-present as head referee. CSA rules did not apply to this program. Listening carefully you could hear a collective sigh when it was announced that the penalty for the kitchen disc did not apply! Scorekeepers had the monumental job of collecting and collating the results of each match. This was very vital in determining the winners of each bracket. Our thanks go out to Lois Depezynski and Sharyn DiChiro for a job well done. Managers, Marie Patterson and Carol Anderson did a first class job of keeping the tournament running smoothly. Each player was assigned to one of four divisions based on their success in their first two games: Win your first two games, you go to the Red Division, win first, lose second, Blue, lose first, win second, Green, and lose the first two, go to Purple. Shufflers could not pass up the hearty lunch available for $6.00 each day and many door prizes rounded out the final activity at the end of the third day.It was indeed unfortunate that Kerry Selway, Hemet Muni President could not be with us these three days. He was out with medical problems. Winners who had not previously received a monogrammed jacket became eligible for one of these fine maroon windbreakers.
The winners were each awarded a commemorative pin. And the winners were – Red Division: First, Robert Brooks, 2nd, Phil Lammens, 3rd, DotNelson and 4th, John Brock. Blue Division: First, Grace Ferrone, 2nd, Fran Hayner, 3rd, Joe Jackson and 4th Royal Austin. Green Division: First, Elaine Flores, 2nd, David Miller, 3rd, Len Sweet and 4th, Charles Morley. Purple Division: First, George Hayner, 2nd, Cliff Dyet, 3rd, Ann Cantu and fourth, Joel Snortland.