Renfrew County senior games shuffleboard winners Sports May 26, 2017 by Stan McCormack Renfrew Mercury

The Senior Games floor shuffleboard tournament was held on May 24 at the event taking bronze from Renfrew are Jerry Cockwell, Lois McCormack, tournament director Virginia Lyons.

The floor shuffleboard component of the 2017 Older Adult Centres Association of Ontario (OSGA) 55+ Senior Games of District 5, Renfrew County, was held at the Paul J. Yakabuski Community Centre in Barry’s Bay on Wednesday, May 24. This event is a qualifier for the OSGA 55+ Regional Games to be held in Pembroke on Aug. 16.

Taking the gold medal were Betty Ann Stanton and Dan Stanton of Golden Lake, taking the silver were Joan Archambault and Pearl Smith of Barry’s Bay, and taking the Bronze, Lois McCormack and Jerry Cockwell, both members of the Champlain Silver Seniors Shuffleboard Club, 164 Argyle St. in Renfrew.

For Jerry Cockwell it was the second year in a row taking the bronze. Even though Jerry had selected a new female partner for 2017, as was the case in 2016 his medal was not determined until his very last shot of the final match, the match that determined if he would go home with nothing, or with the bronze. Jerry came through with an unbelievable shot that took the match, a shot that not only had his partner smiling, but all who were watching! Jerry Cockwell and Lois McCormack will now move up a notch to compete in the Regional 55+ Games as will gold medallists Betty Ann and Dan Stanton of Golden Lake.

We encourage 55-plus readers within driving distance of Renfrew to show up any Tuesday at 1 p.m. at 164 Argyle St. in Renfrew. We will introduce you to floor shuffleboard, a game that can be as challenging as you wish.

Article by Stan McCormack appeared in the Renfrew Mercury, hard copy version, and in the “On Line” version.  Posted 2017 06 11.


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