by Dean Grattidge, District 7 Reporter
How do we define “Esprit de Corps”? = Try 10- team tournament and, 102 players getting together for that team tournament! All team members were selected with a distribution of Red, White, Blue, Green and Purple experience.
Hosted by Hemet West where 10 courts really came in handy. The event was held from Sept. 6th to 8th, 2017.
Lagging for color had a new format: A coin flip on each court determined which team might choose which color.
All games, 12 frames and the winners received 2 points, ties received one point. ties were not played off but otherwise games played under CSA rules.
Thanks to The Bank of Hemet, their sponsor money went to District 7 and to Hemet West.
Captains and Co-captains for the teams were, respectfully: Tootie Chitenden and Paul Epps, Helen Noeltner and Vicki Dumars, Jeannie Gregory and Carol Blasingame, George Baslak and Howard Harrell, Lynda Goggin and Al Elias, Rita Diedrich and Jan Stephens, Ruby Best and Wanda Souza, Nadine Hackett and Fran Hayner, Krissy Brinegar and Ann Cantu, and Dennis Iszler and Jim Hutson. Boards were maintained by Charles Smith, Kenny Norris and Paul Epps. George Hayner was head ref; Great job! Scorekeeping was in the hands of Glenda Epps and Nelda Nichtwald. Many thanks to all those volunteers.
l-r Paul Epps, Ken Norris, Nelda Lichtwald, Glenda Epps, Tootie Chittenden, Jay Davidson
An elite group of players prevailed in this event, by each one winning all of their games.:
Roland Schneider, Paul Egly, Helen Noeltner, Vicki Dumars, Gigi Briggs and Robert Lichtwald, You all are to be commended for this.
Each winning team received a fine 8 X 10 plaque.
2016 shown here
The Bank of Hemet Representative, Aaron Young was on hand to hand out awards.
Aaron shown here with Myrna Torres, VP The Bank of Hemet.
All of District 7 appreciates their continuing support to our Shuffleboard community.
The winners were:
First place, Hemet West, 41 points,
SDSE-1, also 41 points. (Winner of head to head competiton between
these teams awarded first place)- Hemet West and second place to SDSE-1)
Third place, SDSE-2 with 40 points,
fourth place, Villa del Monte also with 40 points (Again, outcome of
head to head competition)
This tournament – What an adventure!
Congratulations to Jay Davidson, tournament manager and his
assistant, Tootie Chittenden and all who participated in this event!