by Dean Gratttidge, District 7 Reporter
They came from Districts 7,5 and 13 to showcase their skills. There were 54 teams for 108 total entries.
The following personnel created an exciting shuffleboard tournament:
ATM’s Helen Noeltner and Lynda Goggin, head refs, George Hayner and Scotty Lundy, Scorekeeper, Carol Anderson and board crews of Al Elias, George Hayner, Ken North, Paul Epps and Mitch Shepro.
This tournament was sponsored by The Bank of Hemet and the Soboba Band of Luiseno Indians. We thank them for their generous funding of this event. Fees from entrants also contributed to the cash awards and pins to the winners, and also the many door prize awards given out. Lynda Goggin presented the awards to the drawing recipients.
We especially commend Mike Walker, Sacramento’s D-13, for his company’s Duradress Court Dressing contributed for all games.
We were indeed fortunate to have Hemet West and SDSE hosting these games on their well-maintained courts!
All games were played under doubled-12 frame format.
Again, many thanks to Harlan Mathews who, with his trusty Cannon, supplied us with so many outstanding photos.
This narrative would not be complete without acknowledging the skills of all winners who surpassed the efforts of previous high-level competitors.
Thanks to all players and volunteers for making this such a special occasion. Way to “Spring into Spring”!
The cadre of sixteen players who prevailed were:
back row l-r, First place, Bill Rideout and Bruce King (District 5, Indian Wells), second place, Jan and LeRoy Zerr (SDSE),
front row l-r, third place, Ruth and Roland Schneider (SDSE), and fourth place, Mickey Rose and Anita Alexander (El Grande Estates)
back row l-r, First place, Jay Davidson (HW), Mike Walker (D-13),
second place, Shirley and Gene Eager, (District 5, Indian Wells),
front row l-r third place, John Hays and Harlan Mathews (El Grande Estates),
fourth place, Cheryl and Ron Dewberry (Hemet Muni).