The 2017 Consejo Triple Crown got started on January 14th with the Bocce Tournament played at Jim and Mary Goodart's Consejo Shores home. After the death of tournaments founder Tom Gardner, Denise Fillmore stepped up and organized this years event. She made few rule changes that altered the dynamics of the games, the most notable change being the random assignment of playing partners at each event. Scores are then awarded individually to assure that no one couple can dominate the Tournament. This major change in the rules was well received by all the players.
I was unable to attend any of this years events do to personal issues. Mary Goodart has provided all the photos seen below. Thanks Mary, great job! I have been promised color commentary for each leg and will adding to this coverage as it is delivered to me.
Bocce play began after team assignments.
Bocce Tournament Results
|1st Place - Jane & Roger||2nd place - Allison & Perry||3rd place - Willy & Dwaine|
|4th place - Rita & Gabi||5th place - Anna & Linda||6th place - Staci & Todd|
|Laura & Jim|
|7th place - Diana & Ed||8th place - Mary & Vicky|
|Kim & Jeff||Joanne & Kipp|
|Tia & Dan||Ginny & Ray|
|Peter & Matt||Isabel & Paul|
The Second Leg of the 2017 Consejo Triple Crown, the Horseshoe Tournament, was played On February 25th. 4 Horseshoe Pitches were set up at Jeff and Denise Fillmore's Consejo Shores home. This year another popular rule change was to make the pitches a little shorter then a standard Pitch to accommodate the older and less athletic participants. This had the unintended benefit of speeding up play considerable, with all games completed before 11am.
Horseshoe Tournament Results
|1st Place - Ron & Jeff||2nd place - Roger & Todd||3rd place - Mark & Sandy|
|4th place - Shirley & Perry||5th place - John & Dana||6th place - Dan & Bently|
|Jim & Peter|
|7th place - Trish & Vicky||8th place - Mary & Vicky|
|Rita & Rob||Kipp & Laura|
|Paul & Stacie||Gabi & Joanne|
|Anna & Denise||Bye|
The final leg of the 2017 Consejo Triple Crown was Scotch Doubles 8-ball and was played on March 4th. Smuggler's Den and The New Millennium provide the venues and pool tables.
Pool Tournament Results
|1st Place - Roger & Perry||2nd place - Mary & Trish||3rd place - Laura & Willy|
|4th place - Rob & Peter||5th place - Kin & Stacy||6th place - Gabi & Dan|
|John & Denise|
|7th place - Rita & Joanne||8th place - Vicky & Ed|
|Daina & Kip||Anna & Bryon|
|Tod & Allison||Bently & Ron|
|Jim & Shirley||Jan & Ray P|
The awards banquet was held on March 18th.