Outside athletes snag titles at Elder Active event

Of the over 80 participants that took part in the Elder Active Recreation Association AGM and Games over the weekend at the Golden Age Society, Hellaby Hall and the Canada Games Centre, only seven were from outside of Whitehorse.

Of the over 80 participants that took part in the Elder Active Recreation Association AGM and Games over the weekend at the Golden Age Society, Hellaby Hall and the Canada Games Centre, only seven were from outside of Whitehorse.

However, some of the five participants from Teslin and two from Mayo could be found at the top of results.

Scoring over 50 points in their last two matches for total score of 139, Mayo’s Hilda Tuck, along with partner Rosalie Rogers from Whitehorse, won the floor shuffleboard title with a 3-0 record.

“I live in Mayo so I only practice when I come to town the day they’re doing shuffleboard, then I can come and do it,” said Tuck. “Otherwise I don’t have that many chances to practice.”

“We just made some good shots today,” said Rogers. “We both did quite well.”

After coming up short in past years, the Teslin Rollers rolled over the competition in carpet bowling, taking the title.

“The last game stands out because the other games I played with the black balls and this time with the yellow, and I couldn’t do anything wrong,” said Teslin Roller Hendrien Schonewille, who won with teammates Donna Rivest and Betty

Hebert. “We’re proud of our little town – we came here and we won.”

Elder Active is a Yukon not-for-profit organization formed in 2000 that provides events, programs and education to those 55 years of age and over.

“It’s an organization that was formed a number of years ago to keep seniors active,” said an event organizer Dorothy Burke. “We’re the organization that sponsors Team Yukon to go to the 55+ Games.

“We also go to communities to play carpet bowling and shuffleboard; we’ve done Atlin and Teslin this year.”

Results

Floor Curling

1st Mac Lucas, Donna Rivest, Phyllis Hotte            

2nd Marlene Sudeyko, Betty Hebert, Helen Rauman

3rd Peggy Duncan, Gudrun Sparling, Rose McPhail

 

Shuffleboard

1st June Raymond/Eileen Boyle

2nd Beryl Meng/Dorothy Burke

3rd Dora Lucas/Rusty Reid

 

Horseshoes

1st Bill Simpson

2nd Corky Repka

3rd Margaret Garolitz (Teslin)

 

Crib

1st Joe Alain

2nd Muriel MacMorine

3rd Evelyn Neave

 

Whist

1st Doreen Duquette /Diane Angelski

2nd Ben Schonewille /Patrick Ryan (Teslin)

3rd Viola Barnett / Irene Mahoney (Teslin)           

 

Dominoes

1st Fern Shaw

2nd Hendrien Schonewille (Teslin)

 

Floor shuffleboard

1st Rosalie Rogers, Hilda Tuck (Mayo) 

2nd Eileen Boyle, June Raymond

3rd Muriel MacMorine, Ralph Simpson

 

Carpet Bowling

1st Team Three – Donna Rivest, Betty Hebert, Hendrien Schonewille (Teslin)

2nd Team Six – Judy Lightening, Michael Brauer, Tom Parlee

3rd Team Four – Margaret Garolitz, Marge Deeks, Gudrun Sparling

Contact Tom Patrick at tomp@yukon-news.com

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