Congratulations to Stu Lesser, winner of the March 15 table tennis tournament. It was a singles tournament open to both men and women. The first round was a round-robin with each player playing one game against all 15 other players. The top four, Stu Lesser, Cornel West, Deb Harrison, and Jasmine Qu advanced to the semi-finals to fight for the title in single-elimination best 2 of 3 games. Yulia Wilson and Ron Taylor just missed the semifinals finishing in 5th and 6th place.
In the semi-finals Cornel defeated Deb and Stu defeated Jasmine to advance to the finals. In the final matches, Stu won the title with Cornel second and Deb won the consolation match to take third place with Jasmine in fourth.
Congratulations to everyone who participated.
Congratulations to Gordon Weinblatt and Kate Aiello. Their 25 games won versus only 5 games lost just squeaked by Ron Deman and Yulia Wilson's 24 and 6 to take first place in today's random draw mixed doubles tournament. Larry Smith and Jasmin Qu took third place with 22 and 8. Finishing further down the pack was Scott Sauerman and Mary Zarse. However in their head to head battle they defeated Gordon Weinblatt and Kate Aiello in both games. Their 2-0 drubbing of Gordon was enough for Scott to declare, "That made it all worthwhile."
Congratulations to all our players, there were hard fought matches all around the room. And congratulations to Cornel West, our vice president and tournament chairman for a job well done.
It will be a scramble format. (Everyone hits, then take the best shot, then everyone hits again and continue until the ball is in the hole.) We will play an executive course – 9 holes. I’m looking for a week day in March.
I will set up some fun rules on a few holes. Examples: Everyone selects a club and must use the same club for every shot on that hole. Tee off from a dixie cup. Tee off wearing oven mitts. Etc.
There will be a $1.00pp fee to be returned to the 1st & 2nd place teams.
We will go to dinner/lunch after golf. Maybe Cane Garden.
I’ll set up the groups but couples can play together if requested, everyone welcome.
We need a head count of who is interested in this new format outing. If you are interested please let me know in an e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call me. (810-730-1276) Provide: Full Name, Villages ID #, preferred day of week to play.
Thanks, Mike Rusaw
Sunday November 10, 12:00 noon Laurel Manor Recreation Center
Congratulations to our winners.
First Place – Marilyn Cates/Joyce Calkins
Second Place – Wanda Freeman/Jasmine Qu
Third Place – Kate Aielo/Sherri Bernholt
First Place (tie) – John Caputo/Scott Sauerman, Gordon Weinblatt/Deane Chickering
Third Place – John Borjeson/Gary McKinney
We had a very successful singles tournament on Sunday Sept 29 at Laurel Manor. Many thanks to Vice President and tournament chairman Cornel West.
Congratulations to Gordon Weinblatt the winner, Stu Lesser second place, Wally Walton third place, John Caputo and Scott Sauerman tied for fourth place. And congratulations to all our players.
Our next tournament will be Sunday September 29, 12:00 pm, Laurel Manor Recreation Center. It will be a round robin singles tournament open to all club members men or women. To enter contact Cornel West at email@example.com or use the entry form below.
Our next tournament will be Sunday September 1, 12:00 pm, Laurel Manor Recreation Center. It will be a round robin singles tournament open to all club members men or women. To enter contact Cornel West at firstname.lastname@example.org or use the entry form below.
Canceled due to Hurricane Dorian.
Yesterday's random draw mixed doubles tournament was quite a challenge. Early in the morning they broke one of the tables so only seven tables were available for the tournament. With the draw all set to use eight tables tournament chairman Cornel West needed some fancy footwork to keep the matches going forward. And then with just a few matches left a thunderstorm knocked out power to Laurel Manor Recreation Center and the surrounding area ending the tournament a little early.
Congratulations to our winners.
1. Yulia Wilson & Ron Taylor
2. Kate Aiello & Bruce Gintoft
3. Ta Giger & Mike Schrock
Canceled-lack of interest
The summer challenge ladder tournament begins Monday July 1 and ends on Labor Day, Monday September 2. The singles tournament is gender neutral, all members of the Villages Table Tennis Club may enter. Send an email to John Borjeson at email@example.com or use the entry form below.
The status of the tournament and the match reporting form can be found at https://thevillagesttc.weebly.com/summer-challenge-ladder.html
Congratulations to Jackie Dufresne, Suzanne Noe, Mike Rusaw and Peggy Rusaw. Their 3 under par 33 at Cane Garden-Jacaranda won the spring golf tournament. Also congratulations to Mardee Goldberg and John Borjeson for winning closest to the pin.