Thirty bowlers signed on to bowl in the 23rd Howard Mackey Jamboree. The sky turned blue just as trial ends began. The heat wave of the past few days diminished, so the weather was lovely.
There are always glitches in tournaments, and this one was no exception. One of the bowlers fell ill last night and couldn’t play. Happily, Susan Jamart was on hand to bowl in his stead in the first game. Bob Schwartz–who came to watch, not to bowl–kindly stepped up and bowled in the second game. Susan had a chance to eat lunch and rest and agreed to bowl in the third game. Huge thanks to Susan and Bob for stepping up!
At the end of the first game, Andy Vevers, BLBC head TD, and I agreed some game-time management was needed. We announced the bowlers would play one more game of three-bowl triples after lunch and then one game of two-bowl triples. The announcement was received without a single grumble!
As most local bowlers know by now, the Jamboree is a unique tournament because each player keeps her/his own score card. The top four scoring skips, seconds and leads win prize money.
Congratulations to the following skips:
1st Place: Hugo Deaux
2nd Place: Ginger Harris
3rd Place: John Hooper
4th Place: Peter Knopf
Congratulations to the following Seconds:
1st Place: Larry Murphy
2nd Place: Laile Giansetto
3rd Place: Mo Shooer
4th Place: Janice Bell
Congratulations to the following Leads:
1st Place: Cindy Moss
2nd Place: Marty Lorber
3rd Place: There was a tie between JoAnn Lorber and substitute team Susan-Bob-Susan.
4th Place: David Eldred
While the scores were tallied, Laile and Dave orchestrated the always popular “spider”. Congratulations to Andre Banares; he won a nice bottle of chardonnay.
A special thank you to JoAnn and Marty Lorber and to Salvadore Garcia-Lemus. There was a last minute call for more bowlers; these three novices were kind enough to jump in.
Many thanks as always to the people behind the scenes: Dave: Thank you for setting up the rinks and rolling the green. Leslie, Susan and Andy: Thank you for bringing all the snacks and getting the coffee brewing.Laile: Thank you for everything!
A very special thanks to Andy Vevers for his unwavering support!