Annual Hall of Fame Tournament, A Highlight of Shuffleboarding in The Valley by Dean Grattidge, District 7 Reporter

P1000405HELEN BELL and her birthday CUPCAKE

P1000394CSA PRESIDENT, JAY DAVIDSON and HELEN BELL

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WINNERS: L-R

CHAMP. CHUCK DAVIS, JOE JACKSON, CHARLES MORLEY and champ, DAVID COZAD

CONS. champ, JAY DAVIDSON, RETHA WALKER, AL ELIAS, BILL RINDONE

The year 2014 came to a close with the robust playing of the Hall of Fame Tournament in Golden Village Palms
RV Resort. The games took place from Dec. 29th to Dec. 31st;
No Hall of Fame Tournament would be complete without a “nail biter” such as was unveiled in the championship match.
In the 12th and final frame, the last shot went awry and the outcome was resolved. It was Charles Morley versus David Cozad, with David taking home the trophy, having just broken a scoreless tie. Like many before him, David ostensibly “took the kitchen out of the equation”. Many of these competitors would be quick to agree that “the games is not won between the kitchens, but rather ” between the ears”! This was David’s first Hall of Fame Championship.
In this tournament, many volunteers stepped forward to assure a success. Head referee was George Hayes (who says this is his last Hurrah), Supervising scorekeeper was Karla Winget. Keeping the boards in fine shape were George Hayes, Ray Ackenhausen and Kerry Selway, and last but not least, creating and maintaining the charts for these 88 players, was Helen Bell. Helen promoted and directed the tournament, which also found the venue at Hemet West most useful in accommodating 32 so-called “farmed out players”. CSA regulations were enforced throughout the event.
Monday evening, three players were inducted into the Hall of Fame. (Golden Village Palms Resort is now the site of California’s Hall of Fame).They were Lyle McClanahan, District 5, Palm Springs, Ruth Schneider and Sharron Brown, both from District 7, Hemet. Congratulations to you three for being added to the previous 112 previous portraits on the wall of the Hall of Fame!
Calif. statewide milieu was apparent as eight players traveled here from Palm Springs/Palm Desert.
First time winners were Bill Rindone, Retha Walker, playing with a broken toe, and Joe Jackson.
So, into the archives of the Hall of Fame, go these eight winners in 2014 –
Championship:
First place, David Cozad, second, Charles Morley, third, Joe Jackson, and fourth, Chuck Davis.
Consolation bracket:
First place, Jay Davidson, second, Retha Walker, third, Al Elias and fourth, Bill Rindone.
Fine prizes were awarded in drawings throughout this event.
We are ever grateful and give thanks to The Bank of Hemet or their contributions to the funding of the tournament.
Jay Davidson handed out the cash awards to all winners. A California Shuffleboaed Association Championship pin was awarded to the first place champion.

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