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.”
1st Mac Lucas, Donna Rivest, Phyllis Hotte
2nd Marlene Sudeyko, Betty Hebert, Helen Rauman
3rd Peggy Duncan, Gudrun Sparling, Rose McPhail
1st June Raymond/Eileen Boyle
2nd Beryl Meng/Dorothy Burke
3rd Dora Lucas/Rusty Reid
1st Bill Simpson
2nd Corky Repka
3rd Margaret Garolitz (Teslin)
1st Joe Alain
2nd Muriel MacMorine
3rd Evelyn Neave
1st Doreen Duquette /Diane Angelski
2nd Ben Schonewille /Patrick Ryan (Teslin)
3rd Viola Barnett / Irene Mahoney (Teslin)
1st Fern Shaw
2nd Hendrien Schonewille (Teslin)
1st Rosalie Rogers, Hilda Tuck (Mayo)
2nd Eileen Boyle, June Raymond
3rd Muriel MacMorine, Ralph Simpson
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
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