The shuffleboard portion of the California Senior Games, was held at the Highland Park Senior Center, in the Pasadena area, on Thursday and Friday, June 12th and 13th. Hosts John and Barbara Irogoyen had the courts ready for play at 8:30 for the 32 entrants. Men’s and Ladies singles were first up. The players played each other in their age group, which went in 5 year increments. 55-59, 60-64, etc, with the oldest players present, being in their 90’s.
After the morning round of games, lunch was served. The weather was typical California, so it was very nice to sit and visit while we ate. Many of the players had faced each other before in the Soboba Team event held in Hemet, or the Western Team Tournament I Mesa.
Friday brought the Doubles part of the competition. Again our hosts provided a nice lunch. The awards followed and we were on the road home by 1:30, in time to miss the bulk of the Friday commute.
Those who finished 1st thru 4th, qualified to participate in the National Senior Games to be held in Minneapolis, summer of 2015.
Everyone gave a big thanks to Barbara and John for the good games, good lunches and good time. All promised to meet again in Minnesota next year