Tuesday, February 4 – Friday, February 7, the District 5 Any Doubles Shuffleboard Tournament was hosted by the Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club at their location in Cathedral City. Seventy-six doubles entries shuffled during this 4-day event. A special thank you to Cathy Conran-Smith for filling in for ATMs Marlene Oslie and Shirley Eager who both had emergencies and had to leave the desert prior to the tournament. Cathy was ably assisted by her husband Larry. The tournament went off without a hitch and all the participants were so grateful Cathy was able to fill in. District 5 First Vice President, Gary Adams, presented the awards.
1st: Bill Rindone & Chuck Gerock, Palm Desert Greens
2nd: Carol Barker & Betty Anne Jodoin, Ramo
3rd: Roland & Huguette Dandeneau, Royal Palms
4th: Fran Maze & Cliff Pfefferle, Tramview
1st: Margaret Hendriks & Gail Dodd, Royal Palms
2nd: Lois Krell & Don Krell, Royal Palms
3rd: Ron & Mary Anne Kroetsch, Royal Palms
4th: Betty & Joe Sweder, Tramview
We’re excited that there are some new qualifiers to participate in the Tournament of Champions which will be hosted by the Desert Crest Shuffleboard Club the first part of March in Desert Hot Springs.
This non-sanctioned tournament created by George Hayner was restricted to only the winners from last year. It was a single elimination weekend event on January 25-26, 2020. The first place finisher received a plaque to keep for a year, and all winners received a commemorative pin and a cash award.
Special thanks to the ATM’s Lynda Goggin & Cheryl Dewberry, head scorekeeper Tootie Chittenden, head referee George Hayner, and the board crew.
The Winners (left to right):
Fourth place – Jay Davidson (The Lakes at Hemet West); Third place – Harlan Mathews (El Grande Estates); Second place – Bruce Kiefert (Sierra Dawn SE); First place – Robert Brooks (Sierra Dawn SE).
The Passing of the Winner’s Plaque
Robert Brooks (left) receives the winner’s plaque to hold for a year, from last year’s champion Ron Dewberry
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