Monthly Archives: August 2015


There’s magic in the SDSE venue! This club acts as a magnet to attract quality shuffleboard players

by Dean Grattidge   District 7 Reporter
First off, congratulations to Jay and Marolyn for your impressive successes at the National  Seniors Games in Minneapolis Minnesota.  –
And now to the Singles tournament at SDSE.
The courts are flanked by 40-ft. long idyllic murals, creating a transition from city living to a rustic ambience.We’ve enjoyed these for years.
From August 10-14, 72 players applied their skills to an Any Singles Tournament.
Development and upgrading of he charts was in the capable hands of Helen Noeltner and Lynda Goggin, who doubled as ATM’s for the event Helen was available continuously as SDSE club president and facility administrator. Head ref was George Hayne as Karla Winget took charge of scorekeeping.
A board crew was made up of Scotty Lundie, Art Leseberg, Bill Ferrone and Joe Jackson. Gentlemen, the boards worked  out well! Meals were prepared by Betty Elias and Vicki Dumars. Day by day, Annette Elias busily contacting local merchants who built up a fine array of door prizes.
The efforts of all volunteers was greatly appreciated.
Contributing merchants were: Panaderia La Reina, Mickey’s Yogurt, Marco’s Pizza, JoDawn @ Shear Concepts, Polly’s Pies and Applebees.
All games were 12-frame, and these 8 players stepped up to receive their pins and cash awards –
Championship Bracket:
First place, seated; Robert Brooks, second, Lynda Goggin, third, Charles Morley and, fourth, Fran Hayner.
Consolation Round:
First place standing; Al Elias, second, Jean Estes, third, Bonnie Miller and fourth, Phil Lammens
Check your application sheets at your club and you will noticed another Any Singles event at SDSE August 24-27
the paparazzi were everywhere         IMG_1721

“May the Force Be With You”

Bonspiel 20th Year TournamentJuly 13 – 15, 2015 Results

The 20th Annual Bonspiel Shuffleboard Tournament was held on July 13th, through July 15th, at Hemet Municipal Shuffleboard Courts. Atm’s in Charge of the scheduling and recording the results of each game were District 7 Tournament Director Sharyn DiChiro and her assistant Lynda Goggin. They did an outstanding job keeping the games running smoothly and on time. As Hemet Municipal Shuffleboard President, Carol Anderson with her expert crew of helpers organized delightful and nutritional lunches each day. Everyone was excited and honored to have the Founder of the Hemet Municipal Bonspiel, Marty Boyajian in attendance and playing once again with all his friends. It was a joyful time for all. The Bonspiel is a very different type of Tournament, which is only played once a year. There are four divisions, decided by wins and losses the first day. No one is ever eliminated, all play two games each day. If you win both games the first day you enter the Red division. If you win the first game and loose the second game you enter the Blue division. Players losing the first game but winning the second game are in the Green Division. Those losing the first two games remain in the purple division. The most appreciated part of the game is there is no penalty for landing in the kitchen. Players may accrue  30 extra spread points each game above their opponents score. Of course your opponent tries to take your scores out. It makes for an interesting and fun game.   Players get 2 pts for each win. Final results total up the game winning points and the total of spread points for each player, making the play more equal for all. Carol Anderson assisted by Marty presented the pins to all winners, who will also receive the ever popular Bonspiel vest. The winners for the 2015 20th Anniversary Bonspiel were:

Red Division Winners: 1st. Place – Robert Brooks DSC00079

2nd Place – Dennis Iszler DSC00078

3rd. Place – Roland SchneiderDSC00077

Blue Division Winners: 1st. Place – Art Pretory DSC00076

2nd. Place – Lois Depezynski DSC00075

3rd. Place – Kerry SelwayDSC00073

Green Division Winners: 1st. Place – Charles MorleyDSC00072

2nd. Place – Marie Patterson DSC00071

3rd. Place – Suzanne Shapiro DSC00070

Purple Division Winners: 1st. Place – Royal Austin DSC00069

2nd. Place – Bill Ferrone DSC00068

3rd. Place – Nadine HackettDSC00067

Another Successful Bonspiel in the books and everyone had a good time and look forward to the next one.




In June, 2014, Marolyn and I, along with several friends, went to Pasadena to play in the California Senior games Shuffleboard tournament, Hosted by John and Barbara Irogoyen. John is also a CSA District President. As is usual with shuffleboard, we met new people, renewed friendships and generally had a fine time, both during and after play. Winning a medal in this tournament qualified us to participate in the National Senior Games as a California “athlete”, to be held in July 2015 in Minneapolis.

Now the Road Trip part. After weeks of planning and preparing for our parks (Hemet West) annual 4th of July day of fun, food and games, on Saturday, Sunday and Monday we rested, packed and packed some more and bright and early Tuesday (8:30) morning we set off for Minnesota.

Through Las Vegas, through the beautiful Virgin River Canyon and north to Beaver Utah the first day, The second day we took I-70 over the Rockies, past Vail and into Denver. This was by far the most scenic day of driving on the whole trip and I recommend it if you have a chance. Then across the plains to Omaha and north to Minneapolis.

We roomed at the Super 8 in Bloomington along with 4 other couples. The price was fair and it was close to The Mall of America. We didn’t take into account that the games were downtown in the Convention Center and the 10 mile way there was the busiest freeway in Minneapolis. And parking was $10 a day.


At the Athletes Village on Friday evening we found that we could buy a weeks pass for the bus for $8 and that it picked up at our motel.

The 55-69 age groups ended Friday and Saturday was practice for 70 and up age groups,so we rode the bus to see how it would work out. 45 minutes and dropped us at the door.

After practice we visited the Mall of America. Quite a place. 3 floors of shops and restaurants. We went to Bubba Gumps.


One of our groups 8 year old granddaughter was with us and she zip-lined over the amusement park in the center of the mall. Scary!


Sunday was the first day of singles. Both men and women and all age groups. First game at 8:00 and last game at 5:00. 7 time slots in all. A long day and just the first one. I think this was where the “athlete” part came from. The larger the number of entrants in a group, the more games you had to play to qualify for the 8 spots in the final 3 games. Marolyn had 5 games the first day, 2 the next morning, and then the 3 game finals Monday afternoon. I had 4 on Sunday, 2 Monday morning and the 3 finals games Monday afternoon. The qualifiers were 12 frames and the finals were 16 frames Marolyn got 6th 70-74. I got first 75-79. We were worn out and we had to start the doubles at 8:00 Tuesday morning.

Rob Robinson ran the event in his usual excellent fashion. He had help on the computing end from Kathleen Cullop of PolyGlide. Board maintenance and court dressing were supplied by Mike Walker of Dura Dress.

Rob let us start the next game as soon as all players for that board were present so we were able to finish each days play shortly after 5:00. 10 minutes to a half hour wait for the bus, 45 minute ride back to the motel. quick trip to the restaurant, in the room by 7:00 Asleep by 8:30! Up at 4:45. In the breakfast room at 6:00. Catch the bus at 6:36. Arrive at 7:20. Start the doubles at 8:00.

The Doubles went a little faster because the 16 frames were counted 8 from each end. Games didn’t last as long and we were able to rest a little between them.Wednesday afternoon the games finished early. Marolyn and I were able to win the largest age group, 70-74.


We caught the bus by 4:30. On the ride back we all gave away what was left on our passes to people that we saw pay cash for their ride. We were just glad that we didn’t need them any longer. Back early, we were able to have a nicer more leisurely dinner and stayed up till 9:00!

There was so much going on during the 2 weeks of the games that maybe we should not play 2 years from now but just go and see it all. Opening ceremonies, athletes parade. Track, swimming, bowling, baseball, etc.

On the road again Thursday morning. A 10 hour drive to Rapid City, SD. Gained an hour so that helped. After the miles of prairie that just keeps repeating itself, the hills are really something. We passed by Walls Drug but didn’t stop. The motel manager gave us maps and highlighted all the roads for us to visit Rushmore, Crazy Horse, Custer National Forest and several very scenic roads between all of the major places. The Black Hills are truly magnificent. Saturday we drove more scenic roads and towns, Deadwood, Leadville, and stopped and bought a tee-shirt in Sturgis. 2 weeks until the motorcycles arrive.

Sunday to Rock Springs, Wy. Monday to Saint George, Ut. Tuesday to Home Sweet Hemet West. Quite a successful trip in all.