What Is A Quintessential Classic?
By Dean Grattidge District 7 Reporter
We just had one! The Soboba Classic 10th Annual CSA Shuffleboard Tournament got rolling Monday, March 21st at five different District 7 shuffleboard courts.
These courts and their fine cadre of ATM’s were: Hemet Muni (Janet Langemeier and Dennis Iszler), Hemet West (Shirley Duke, Jan Filatoff, Lynn Sisto, Bobbi McClemore and Shirley Callahan), Golden Village Palms (Helen Bell and Mary Deems), Sierra Dawn Southeast (Vicki Dumars, Betty Elias and Diane Luzzi), and Seven Hills Resort (Mary Davis and Donalee Allen).
The following businesses contributed their support for this tournament: Banquet Decorations Sponsorship Afloral And Party City, Banquet: D & J Catering, Lady Distribe Variety Music Duo-Diane and Ron, Donuts by Yankee Doodle Donuts, Lapel Pin Designs – Maxwell Medals And Awards, M & S Shuffleboard Equipment, Val Verde Graphics and Pip Printing and Marketing Service.
Making it nearly a global event, 18 teams lined up for the competition. Players from District 7, District 5, Los Angeles, Sacramento, Arizona and Canada filled out the team rosters. The mayor, Bonnie Wright and council member, Paul Raver from Hemet represented the city of Hemet. Dondi Silvas, Tribal Secretary of the Soboba Band of Luiseno Indians was introduced at the banquet. Soboba was the primary sponsor of the tournament.
These four teams prevailed in tournament play: First place, (our local District 7 team), The Sun Chasers, headed by Liz Backus and Sallie Hamilton, second,
Kokopelli Red from Arizona, guided by Chuch Crouse, in the absence of Sylvia Smith due to a death in the family, and Myrna Greer, third, Calizona Compradres, under the command of Dale Monday and Steve Piccinnono. and fourth, Del’s Dozen from Mesa, Az., led by Karen Fodchuck and Karen Beddow.
Geoge Hayes was Chairman of the event. Among his many duties, was to hand out Certificates of Recognition to some 25 players for their 10 years of play in the
Classic Shuffleboard Tournamenat.(This reporter being one of them) He followed this by awarding pins to the Classic winners.
So, on this Good Friday, the 25th of March, 2016, we offer many thanks to all who participated:the players, the club staff members, the scorekeepers and
especially the ATM’s