Thursday morning Nov 3rd was the beginning of the Northern District Pros Only and Amateur Only Doubles Tournament. Candy and Rich Kordeleski with Allen and Joan Best arrived early to get the coffee and donuts going and to set up the tables in the club house.
The CMS crew (volunteers) showed up to clean the courts, blow the leaves, bead the courts and set the stage for the tournament. Our mascot roosters were there to greet us. One of the players relaxed on a courtside bench in great anticipation for the start of the tournament. Rich and Carolyn Burrell were the Northern District Directors for the tournament and the Beachside Candy Company was our sponsor. We had 21 Pro teams with 17 players from CMS and 13 Amateur teams with 14 players from CMS.
After all the players had arrived and checked in, Allen Best began the day with some announcements, a silent prayer and the pledge of allegiance. Pat King, President of the Northern District, made some announcements and then the 50/50 winning ticket was drawn. The teams were assigned their courts and a friendly competitive day ensued. Part way through the first matches we had some rain and had to sweep, dry and re-bead the courts all over again. The remainder of the day was beautiful.
Friday Morning during the final matches of the tournament the emergency unit of the New Smyrna Beach Fire Department and EVAC Unit came to attend a medical episode experienced by one of the visiting participants. We are glad to have these highly skilled FD professionals available in our community. A photographer from the News Journal On Line came to photograph our event that may end up in next Fridays newspaper edition.
We would like to thank the CMS Club Crew who worked so hard to keep the tournament running so smoothly. The only way we can have a successful tournaments like this is by the help and support of all our wonderful volunteers. So a big cheer and THANK YOU for the Crew.
CMS Club Pro Winners Were:
Main Event: 2nd Place: Al Bessette and Charlie Jones
Consolation: 1st Place: Dennis Buelk and Tom Rimmer; 3rd Place: Edna Tiplett and Dorine Bessette.
CMS CLUB Amateur Winners Were:
Main Event: 2nd Place: Mouse Wolven and Jeff Luneau; 3rd Place: Allen Best and Bob Tager; 4th Place: Bonnie and Randy Radke
Consolation: 1st Place: Mona Carkner and Tim Pergrem; 2nd Place: John Fortini and Richard Kordeleski; 4th Place: Betty Buccini and Johnnie Connors. Congratulations to all for matches well played!
In a day or so, please follow this link to the Northern District Website to view the detailed tournament results. You can also click on the links at the top of the page to the Northern District Website.
Please Note: Our photo bucket website that hosts our photographs is currently down. Please check back later if this link for more pictures from this event does not work.