Helen Bell, president of GVP, was the director of this annual event. Many volunteers helped facilitate this event including the board crew of Ray Ackenhausen & Kerry Selway, head scorekeeper Carol Blasingame, and ATM’s Lynda Goggin, Cheryl Dewberry & Robert Brooks.
Contributors to the funding were The Bank of Hemet (many thanks to them for their never-ending support), and the collected entry fees from GVP. All 8 winners received pins and award money for their performance.
64 hopefuls began play at 9am Friday the 27th 0f December. Having Christmas fall on a Wednesday this year forced Helen Bell to hold the yearly tournament/CSA annual meeting on Friday, Saturday and Monday, giving players a travel day on Thursday the 26th and Sunday off.
Congratulations to these winners–
From Left to Right:
Bank of Hemet representative Aaron Young; First place – Roland Schneider (SDSE); Second place – Bridget Gerber (MS); Third place – Jim Sanders (SDSE); Fourth place – John Robillard (EGE); CSA president – Gene Eager.
From Left to Right:
Bank of Hemet representative Aaron Young; First place – Jeannie Gregory (EGE); Second place – Lynda Gerbasi (SDSE); Third place – Harry Gregory (EGE); Fourth place – Howard Harrell (FHH); CSA president – Gene Eager.
Jeannie Gregory, had to defeat her husband, Harry, in the position round to claim this CSA Champions Pin.
Robert Brooks (district 7), submitted by Jay Davidson & Mike Garrett, awarded by Hall of Fame Chairman Shirley Eager
Karla Winget (posthumously district 7), submitted by Nelda Lichtwald & Sallie Hamilton, awarded by Shirley Eager and accepted by Jim Winget
Earle Maze (posthumously district 5), submitted by Shirley Gengler, read by Steve Burt, awarded by Shirley Eager and accepted by Earle’s son Loren Maze.
It only took 2 or 3 phone calls – 1) When District 5 President, Gene Eager, received a call from Tramview President, Shirley Gengler, stating she had bad news – there was a problem with some of the boards at Tramview and the club wasn’t going to be able to host the Singles Tournament which was scheduled to be played there in less than a month. 2) Gene immediately called Ramon Park President Jim Montague and explained the situation. Jim’s initial reaction- “I’ll meet with our club members tomorrow and see what we can do.” He and Gene chatted awhile and Jim ended the conversation by saying “I think we can do it…. I’ll say yes.” All the club presidents were advised and the District 5 Singles Tournament was played on the 8 outdoor courts at Ramon Park in Palm Springs – well, 3 of the 4 days were played there. With a forecast of 100% chance of rain on the second day of the tournament, another phone call was made to see if the second day could be moved to Royal Palms in Cathedral City since they have a cover over their courts. “Yes”, was the answer, plus the use of their kitchen and clubhouse for lunches.
With the cooperation of these 3 clubs, 56 men and 36 women competed in the annual District 5 Singles Tournament. The last two days were played at Ramon under blue skies – quite a change from the second day when a quarter of an inch of rain fell in Palm Springs. As soon as the men from Ramon got done playing at Royal Palms, they hurried back to Ramon and started working of their boards to get them ready for the next day’s play. Between 25 to 30 gallons of water were vacuumed off of the boards and the alleys between the boards. At 9:00 Wednesday morning, the boards were ready and no one would have guessed there had been a rainstorm the day before.
Winners: Women’s Champion: Janice Fitzgerald, Royal Palms; 2nd, Diane Johns, Royal Palms; 3rd, Cynthia Amer, Desert Crest; 4th, Lois Krell, Royal Palms.
Women’s Consolation Champion: Val McDougall, Desert Crest; 2nd, Ronnie McMillin, Desert Crest; 3rd, Louise Bryant, Indian Wells RV Resort; 4th, Debbie Marohn, Royal Palms.
Men’s Champion: Coley Aldrich, Tri Palms; 2nd, Chuck Gerock, Palm Desert Greens; 3rd, Roland Marohn, Royal Palms; 4th, Peter Koel, Royal Palms.
Men’s Consolation Champion: Gary Adams, Palm Desert Greens; 2nd, Cliff Pfefferle, Tramview; 3rd, Ray Hall, Palm Desert Greens; 4th, Ron Brown, Tri Palms.
The sixteen people who placed in the Singles Tournament are all now qualified to play in the prestigious District 5 Tournament of Champions in March. Out of these 16, 10 of the winners were already qualified so there will be 6 new qualifiers for the TOC. We’re proud of our 2018-2019 crop of rookies as 3 of them have now qualified for the Tournament of Champions.
THE BANK OF HEMET DISTRICT 7 TEAM SHUFFLE
SEPT. 4-6, 2019 AT HEMET WEST
|ENTRY FEES||CHECKS $186.00
|BANK OF HEMET SPONSOR MONEY||$100.00|
|Hobby Lobby $18.20
|YANKEE DOODLE DONUTS||$81.26
|HEMET WEST SHUFFLEBOARD CLUB||$30.00|
$154.28 TO HEMET DISTRICT 7 SHUFFLEBOARD
As you can see from the above, the 4th annual Team Shuffle was once again well attended. 97 players on 10 teams came to play at what is now known as “The Lakes at Hemet West.”
The boards played at a manageable speed but with some sticking. The losers grumbled but the winners were pleased.
The boards were buffed this week ad new dressing will be put out. They will be fast for the league opening.
Finishing first was the fine SDSE team, captained by Helen Noeltner. Ruth and Roland Schneider, Bruce Keifert, Ray Ackenhausen, Belinda Gray, MartyCox, and Lyna Goggin.
Coming in second was Captain Tootie Chittenden’s TLHW-1. Sharon Hilan, Marolyn Davidson, Sue Whitson, Nelda and Robert Lichtwald, Ken Norris, Harry Wright, Sandy Folk and Norma Farmer.
Third Place went to Ingrid Thomas’ TLHW-2 team. Pat and Loren Nelsen, Lucy and Jerry Hand, Shirley and Gil Duke, Paul Epps, Rocco and Steve Piccinonno, Joanna and Larry Graves and Charles Smith.
El Grande finished tied for third, but lost to TLHW-2 in the heads up game and so, Captains Jeannie Gregory and Carol Blasingame were awarded fourth place. Harry Gregory, John Hays, Harlan Mathews, Lorraine Donahue, Janice Flaherty, Mike Garrett, Anita Alexander and Rocky Raver.
Many Thanks to the Bank of Hemet for their continuing support.
LOOKING FORWARD TO NEXT YEAR AND THE 5TH ANNUAL TEAM SHUFFLE
What an exciting ending for this well-attended (96 players) event at the beautifully remodeled
The Lakes at Hemet West. The winners came from the Green, Blue, White and Red divisions and a variety of locations (Foothills, Hemet Muni., Hemet West, Mountain Shadows, Seven Hills, and Villa Del Monte) plus the Eagers from District 5.
(Presenting the awards are Jay Davidson CSA President, and Tootie Chittenden Hemet West President)
1st Paul Egly HM & Ron Needham 7H
2nd Tracy Hackett & Donald Watson VDM
3rd Jerry White VDM & George Hayner HM
4th Sandy Folk & Rococo Piccinonno
1st George Blasak & Alice Beers FH
2nd David & Jackie O’Gwynn VDM
3rd Gene Eager & Shirley Eager Dist. 5
4th Judith Blackwell & Jean Baldwin MS
Thank you to ATMs Helen Noeltner and Jeannie Gregory for doing the charts, keeping the players on track, on time and fully informed – not an easy task.
Head Referee, George Hayner and Head Scorekeeper, Carol Blasingame
Thank you to the board crew: Ken Norris and Robert Lichtwald (with help from Jay Davidson, Robert Brooks and Gene Eager and Marolyn Davidson who set up the coffee and doughnuts).
Thanks to Tootie Chittenden, President of The Lakes of Hemet Shuffleboard Club and the Recreation Board People for providing a variety of delicious lunch options including freshly baked pies, chicken salad sandwiches, chili dogs, hot dogs, hamburgers and cheese burgers in the newly remodeled kitchen. The chicken salad was homemade!
George Hayes’ daughter, Robyn, stopped by to meet some of the players. There was a moment of silence for George after the flag salute. George was dedicated to game of shuffleboard and instrumental in keeping it alive and thriving both in District Seven and CSA. He is sorely missed.
The resort has undergone a major remodel and there are still more improvements to come. The clubhouse looks great with new flooring, paint and furniture. Before entering the clubhouse there is a new arbor with a fountain, grape vines and seating. At the entrance to the resort is an impressive new 50’ stone kiosk with the new name inscribed on the sign. Congratulations to the residents of The Lakes at Hemet on their beautifully remodeled home.
-by Suzanne Shapiro District 7 Past President
MORE PICTURES @ https://www.district-7-shufflers.com/csa-doubles-2019
7 Californians were proud shuffleboard participants in Albuquerque, June 19 -June 24, 2019.
From District 1-2, John and Barbara Irogoyen.
From District 5, Gene and Shirley Eager and Bill Rindone.
From District 7, Jay and Marolyn Davidson.
Out of the 286 entrants and more than 450 12 frame games played all 7 managed to take home a medal or a ribbon.
2019 National Senior Games – Shuffleboard – Womens Singles – 75-79
2019 National Senior Games – Shuffleboard – Womens Singles – 80-84
2019 National Senior Games – Shuffleboard – Mens Singles – 80-84
|ELROD, William (Bill)||LA||5|
2019 National Senior Games – Shuffleboard – Open Doubles – 75-79
|AYOTTE, PAUL & GREENLEE, Donald||MA||1|
|BRUMBACK, Ruth & BRUMBACK, Robert||MO||2|
|IRIGOYEN, BARBARA & IRIGOYEN, JOHN||CA||3|
|EAGER, Shirley & EAGER, Gene||CA||4|
|MONDAY, Sheila & MONDAY, Dale||AZ||5|
|CROWE, SYLVESTER & TAYLOR, Jonah||NC||6|
|MOSE, Antonia & MOSE, Edward||NM||7|
|BHUYAN, Elly & RIVARD, Raymond||MA||8|
2019 National Senior Games – Shuffleboard – Open Doubles – 80-84
|MIDDLEMISS, Michael & THOMPSON, Wendell||OK||1|
|GOODING, Doris & LINDER, MARY||TN||2|
|RINDONE, William & WIEHLE, Thomas||CA-AZ||3|
|COCA, Rose & ROMERO, Martina||NM||4|
|HOMENTOWSKI, Caroline & HOMENTOWSKI, Charles||PA||5|
|HANKE, Doris & MOORE, Jane||FL||6|
|SANCHEZ, Corrine & BRUMLEY, Roger||NM||7|
|ROBERTS, Beverly & ROBERTS, Edward||TX||8|
Hemet Muni was the site of the annual Bonspiel June 17-19, 2019. Special thanks to Carol Anderson, Helen Noeltner and Lynda Goggin for putting this all together, as well as the board crew and the lunch crew serving good meals. A good time was had by all!
First Place Red
Games: 12, Points: 74
Second Place Red
Games: 11, Points: 130
Third Place Red
Games: 10, Points: 101
First Place Blue
Games: 10, Points: 117
Second Place Blue
Games: 8, Points: 75
Third Place Blue
Games: 8, Points: 69
First Place Green
Games: 8, Points: 74
Second Place Green
Games: 8, Points: 69
Third Place Green
Games: 8, Points: 54
First Place Purple
Games: 8, Points: 82
Second Place Purple
Games: 6, Points: 61
Third Place Purple
Games: 6, Points: 56
The friendship team tournament was played at Golden Village Palms on May 20 & 21, 2019. CSA rules applied to these 12-frame games where players switched sides taking their colors with them at half time. All 52 winners qualify for entry into the Hall of Fame CSA Any Singles Tournament scheduled for Dec. 27, 2019 at Golden Village Palms!
First Place: 19 points, Team 4
Captain: Suzanne Shapiro, Bill Caslar, Jackie Gilbert, Dawn, Mike Gogan, Jerry Hand, Nelda Lichtwald, Patty Nehf, Loren Nelson, Ken Norris, Diane Pierce, Maria Rios, and Len Sweet
CSA District 5 Secretary.
Five shufflers from the 16-member District 5 Roadrunners team that competed in the 2019 Soboba Classic Team Tournament competed at the Ottewell Curling Club in Edmonton, Alberta. This singles tournament, hosted by the Greater Edmonton Shuffleboard Association, was limited to 128 entrants and held May 13 – 16.
Congratulations to Gene Carriere who placed 3rd in the “B” Division
and Lois Krell, was 4th in the “D” Division.