CA: The Sweethearts Shuffleboard Tournament, negative-handicapped
event drew 16 teams with prize money totaling $3060.00.
Handicap, Max 3 Points
Place Winners were Paul Obermiller and Cindy Clark of Arizona.
Second Place Team was Bob Naretta (an Elk Member playing in
his first tournament) and Michele Lamo of Orange County, CA
Place Team was Tony and Dottie Bastenchury of Orange County,
Fourth Place team was Vern Booth and Gloria Duron, also of Orange
The 3 point max. negative handicap system once again proved itself
as effective as the First Place team was the highest rated (combined
rating of 2), while the second place team was the second lowest
rated (combined rating of 7). The 3rd and 4th place teams both had
combined ratings of 4.
A great time was had by all, and no one went home hungry. Friday
night the Elks kitchen served up a choice of Baby-Backed Ribs or
Liver & Onions. Saturday Morning came and Breakfast Burritos
were available. Saturday afternoon sandwiches and snacks came out.
Saturday night was Pizza and Beer night. Sunday morning was the
monthly Esquire's Breakfast. Sunday afternoon a Pot Luck was served
featuring a Barbequed Turkey and a Ham.
Ernie Alverez, in memory of "Bellflower Bruce" Hale, distributed
roses to all the ladies, and offered a $50.00 prize to the first
4 lagged with hammer. The money was taken by Kenny Hawks (with a
beauty lag during his second match) which he promptly used to buy
a round for the house, another deed done in Bellflower Bruce's memory.
All players involved left with smiles and hugs, and promises to
return for the next tournament.
by Chris Brown