Hemet, May 18-19, 2015
by Dean Grattidge, District 7 Reporter
An impressive array of 68 players, drawn from every level of experience, vied for honors in the annual District 7 summer team tournament.
I like to acknowledge competitors, who, for lack of a better title, are the “Titans of The Tournament”. These are the players who won all 3 of their games: Jay Davidson, Bill Shockley, Jan Zerr, Minda Needham, Leroy Zerr, Dot Nelson and Gerry Goggin. Congratulations to all of you, and especially to Minda Needham for her first tournament win! Three new captains stepped forward for this event: Jay Davidson, David Miller and Mike Garrett.
As of today, 101 portraits of Hall of Fame winners looked down, with silent approval, from the North wall of this, the Official Shuffleboard Hall of Fame of California.
These were 12-frame games played under combination CSA and District 7 rules. After 6 frames, all players switched over to the opposite side, taking their colors with them. Hemet Muni and SDSE supplied large numbers of players to the pool, 17 players from each club.
A defining moment was the order of finish that was so close. Only one point separated the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers! Many thanks to Helen Bell, Pres., for organizing and supervising these games.
The winners were – –
First place, with 37 points, the team of Jay Davidson: Art Leseberg, George Hayner, Pat Nelson, Phil Lammens, Ron Needham, Joel Snortland, Ken Phipps, Bob Hackett, Bill Shockley, Deanna Shockley, Rita Deidrich and Diane Luzzi
Second place, with 36 points, headed by David Miller; a team made up of Lori Root, Fran Hayner, Don Skidmore, Martha Casche, Del Ferris, Jim Sanders, Bruce Kiefert, Ruby Best, Wanda Souza, Ray Patterson,
Marolyn Davidson, Dot Nelson and Leroy Zerr.
Third place, with 35 points, Captained by Sharyn DiChiro, this roster; Gerry Goggin, Lynda Goggin, Margarita Erwin, Myrna Downes, Ray Ackenhausen, Guy Neal, Dee Huffman, Minda Needham, Rocky Briggs, Frank Good, Jackie Gilbert, Bob DiChiro, and Warren Huffman
Fourth place, with 31 points, Jan Stephens, the captain, with a crew of Doti Bailey, Dennis Iszler, Len Souza,
Barbara Morriseau, Janet Langemeier, Lorraine Donahue, Pam Parshley, Dean Grattidge, Peggy Wagner, Jon
Fletcher, George Hayes and Jan Zerr.
All winning playes received commemorative pins.
The final team was headed by Mike Garrett, wit
h team members; Loren Nelson, Nadine Hackett, Andy Hernandez, Richard Huffman, Bonnie Miller, Janice Flaherty, Clif Grubs, Helen Noeltner, Len Sweet, Jack Ramsey, Jerry White, and Tom Armijo.
It certainly appeared that all participants had fun at these games, and would like you all to look forward to the posting
of the Lee Christmas Memorial Tournament to be held June 1-4 at Villa del Monte. See you there!