Category Archives: Tournaments

2022 District 5 Rookie Tournament

Twenty rookies were entered in the annual District 5 Rookie Tournament held at Ramon Park in Palm Springs on January 17 & 18, 2022. A last-minute cancellation fielded a group of 19 players competing to be named the Champion. This year the traveling plaque was donated by Shirley Eager in memory of her husband Gene Eager. Gene started shuffling in January 2008 and won the Rookie Tournament at Ramon Park that year. The Ramon Park Shuffleboard Club presented Shirley with the traveling plaque from 1996 – 2008 that had Gene’s name as the final name on the plaque. Gene passed away February 28, 2020, and because of his love for the game and always willing to help the newcomers learn and love the game the way he did, it was fitting that this plaque was in his memory.

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District 5 Tournament 2021

DESPITE THE WEATHER, DISTRICT 5 SHUFFLERS COMPETE IN THEIR FIRST 2021 TOURNAMENT (Submitted by Shirley Eager, Secretary/Treasurer District 5)

District 5 shufflers were anxious to get back to shuffling after not having any organized competitions the past season due to the pandemic, so it was with great anticipation the 40 men and 24 women assembled in Thousand Palms on December 7 to start the first day of the 4-day tournament.

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2020 DISTRICT 5 ANY DOUBLES TOURNAMENT CONCLUDES

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. Continue reading 2020 DISTRICT 5 ANY DOUBLES TOURNAMENT CONCLUDES

District 7 Rookie Tournament 2020

This year’s rookie tournament was held at Sierra Dawn SE on February 8th and 9th.

Special thanks to the ATM’s Lynda Goggin and Robert Brooks, head referee George Hayner, head scorekeeper Carol Blassingame, and the board crew.

The Winners

Left to right, 4th place Colleen Fitzpatrick (TL@HW), 3rd place Roger Kroger (SDSE), 2nd place DeDe Malone (7-Hills), 1st place Germina Demers (TL@HW).groupfourth.jpgthird.jpgsecond.jpgfirst.jpg

 

Desert Challenge 2020

Every year District 5 & 7 compete with each other in the Desert Challenge. This year it was held at The Lakes at Hemet West in Hemet on January18, 2020. It was good fun playing 16 frame games, with Alice Beers (right) being awarded the plaque for the most wins (21-19) from the tournament director Lynda Goggin (left)

IMG_2562File picture of CSA and District 5 President Gene Eager and Shirley Eager, District 5 Team Captain.

For more pictures go to:

https://www.district-7-shufflers.com/post/desert-challenge-2020

DISTRICT 5 ROOKIES

Thirty-six rookie shufflers competed in the CSA District 5’s annual Rookie Tournament at Ramon Park in Palm Springs on February 20 & 21. This is the most Rookie shufflers in the tournament since 2016. It’s encouraging to see that many new shufflers. District 5’s definition of a rookie is a player who has not been involved in extended shuffling, either in organized or recreational play, prior to January 1st of the preceding year of the Rookie Tournament.
 
As was the case with the Singles Tournament held at Ramon Park, on the second morning of the Rookie Tournament the Board crew woke up to flooding on their courts. This board crew does a miraculous job in having their courts in shuffling condition within a few hours of a rainstorm that passes through the area. The song lyrics, “It never rains in Southern California” proved itself incorrect again!
Championship Winners:
 
    1. Gary Foster, Royal Palms

    2. Jerry Riggins, Indian Wells
    3. Millisa Woods, Ramon
    4. Natalie Wonders, Tri Palms

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Consolation Winners:
    1. Garry DeBlonde, Royal Palms
    2. Bonnie Holcomb, Tri Palms
    3. Michael Wells, Desert Crest
    4. Noelle Stephens, Tri Palms
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Jim Montague, President of the Ramon Shuffleboard Club and Gene Eager, District 5 and CSA President, presented the awards.
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