Results from the Bluestone Memorial event
Coach Nordby barely hung on for 1st place after badly straining his Achilles tendon again … Landry Nfonsam also survived a 3-way tie with Chinoz and Gustavo for 2nd place.
Roy Laronde had fairly serious surgery on Wednesday and refused to pull out and still did very well surviving several 5 gamers…ChaeSun Jimenez had some good wins considering her annual Seattle vacation kept her away from practice the past few weeks.
Yair Vargas (Mexico) continues to show steady improvement along with excellent technique as he won all the close matches to take 1st … Luc Longpré finally started winning the close ones late in the day to finish an impressive 2nd.
Kali Goring (Abq) easily took 1st after suffering a tough 5-game loss to Yair in the preliminary round-robin… Fred Velasquez (Abq) played his 1st USATT tourney and played well to take 2nd.
1st in U-3500 Doubles goes to Gustavo and Luc who narrowly defeated Chinoz and Yair as well as Roy and ChaeSun.
Thanks to all the out-of-town players for visiting El Paso. Hope to see you all again in August !
Handicap League (Feb-Apr)
ChaeSun is 21-9 for 51 points
Luc is 17-15 for 49
Earl is 16-16 for 48
Ralph is 19-9 for 47
Coach 13-18 for 44
Honorable Mention goes to Marty for his 13-0 record
Congrats to ChaeSun on her long-awaited 1st win
Prizes of 1st-$60, 2nd-$40, 3rd-$20
** Please remember, this scoring system benefits the player who plays the most matches – 2 points for a win, 1 point for a loss and ZERO points for not playing **
Bo Peng says “goodbye” from California
Bo moved to Berkeley last week. He says he will miss us. Well, that goes both ways. We will miss you too. Keep your strokes at your new club, and hope you come back to visit.
To all the players in Tucson, Albuquerque, Santa Fe and Phoenix : We are offering $50 for travel to anyone who brings 3 players in one vehicle to any of our May, August and November tourneys. Thanks for your support.
Come And Join Us In Our Beautiful Club !