The 2nd leg of the 2015 Consejo Triple Crown, Horse Shoes, was played on February 28th at Jeff and Denise Fillmore's home in Consejo Shores. It was a beautiful Saturday Morning, warm with a cooling sea breeze that kept the players from roasting. The pitches were set up along a tree line that provided much welcome shade without causing too much trouble for the players. One player, one of the champions in fact, did manage to get a shoe stuck in one of the palm trees. (Yea Dan!)
Play began promptly at 8:00, There were 8 couples playing on two pitches. With double elimination, it took until almost noon to complete all the games. There was also a great spread of pot-luck goodies for the players and guest to much on while waiting for the next match.
John and ShirleyJim and MaryMike and RoseDwaine and Ginny
Dan and KimJeff and DeniseRob and JaneEd and Rita
The final pitted Looser's Bracket winners Ed and Rita against undefeated Dan and Kim. Ed and Rita took a commanding lead of 8 - 1 and held on to win the first game 11 - 9. This forced a second game (since this is a double elimination event) which Dan and Kim won quickly at 11 - 4.
The 2015 Triple Crown Horse Shoes Champions
Dan and Kim
Everyone had a great time. This is an event that is truly "just for fun", and that is exactly what we all had. Special thanks to Jeff and Denise Fillmore, our always gracious and fun loving hosts, for opening their home once again to the action seeking hordes of the Consejo Triple Crown.