The National Any Doubles, a yearly event, was contested at the 7 Hills Shuffleboard Club in Hemet, Ca. Monday through Thursday during the first week in April. This yearly event as usual followed the CSA Soboba Classic Team Tournament.
56 teams started early on Monday, the 1st, and no April fools were in evidence. Well, maybe just me.
By Wednesday morning, the fast 7 Hills boards had taken their toll and cut the field in half. Thursday AM was the positioning round for the final 4 teams in Championship and Consolation. And the winners were:
Bill Rindone and Mike Garrett, 1st place Championship
Ann Fernandez and Jerry White, 2nd Champ.
Nadine and Bob Hackett, 3rd place Champ.
And from Modesto, Ca. District 5 Sect-Treas. Shirley and District 5 Pres. Gene Eager, 4th place Champ.
1st place Cons. went to, Marolyn Davidson and Robert Lichtwald
2nd Cons.- Ron Needham and Paul Egly
3rd place Cons. from Canada by way of District 5, Joyce and Gid Carriere
And 4th place Cons. Lorriane Donahue and Cleo Roberts (Micky Rose standing in for Cleo)
Special Awards and thanks went to (l-r) Tournament Managers Lynda Goggin and Helen Noeltner. Head Referee, George Hayner. Head Scorekeeper, Carole Blasingame
And no tournament can run without a board crew. (l-r) Chuck Davis, Everette Harbison, Mike Gogan, and Ron Needham Not shown were Mary Davis and Suzanne Shapiro. The engines that propelled this event.
Congratulations to all these winners. And to Bill and Mike for winning the once in a lifetime NATIONAL PIN.
Submitted by, Jay Davidson (the guy in the orange shirt)