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Coldwater Holds Their Annual Fun Day Competition!!! Sent Along by Gary Pipher with Thanks!!!
20150820_120639To day Aug 20 2015 , the Coldwater Shuffleboard Club held their annual Fun Day competition with three games of Hoss Collar complete with a BBQ lunch that included cake / fruit and all the trimmings.
Partners for each game were chosen by a scrambles draw, and although their was enough active players for 14 courts , there was plenty there to fill all 16 courts.
Lorraine Pollock came out of retirement for the day and along with her assistant Barb Pipher they took care of recording the scores for each of the players and distributed the prize money to the winners at the end of the day.
The cost to take part in the “fun day” was $3.00 and all the money was turned back to the players in cash prizes for both high and low scores.
Coldwater Fun 2015After the lunch was over the players assembled outside for a group photo taken by the resident photographer George O’Reilley . A light rain began to fall , so things moved along rather quickly. (click on pic to expand)
The Coldwater Shuffleboard Club will hold its last day for the 2015 summer season on Sept 10 . At which time there will be the usual number of regular shuffleboard games as well as the AGM , and that will be followed by a catered banquet by ELM catering (Larry Lalonde)
The meals supplied by Larry and his wife Loraine are always a treat, and for anyone who has been to one of the Coldwater functions , I am sure will attest to that.
As the costs of living increases , so does the cost of Arena rental etc. The Coldwater Club is faced with some hefty increases for next year,and for the 32 days of Shuffleboard they will be paying aprox $3400.00 for the Arena rental and another $1600.00 compulsory liability insurance.
With increases like this, how can shuffleboard continue in Coldwater???
At one time Shuffleboard in Coldwater was a recreation that was affordable for Seniors on fixed incomes and the Arena management were satisfied to have someone using the facility during the off season, but the Curling members now see the shuffleboard club as to have been taking advantage of their facility and keep increasing the rates . How long can any Shuffleboard Club exist when having to live with paying out $5,000.00 for 32 days of shuffleboard and all shared by less than 130 members. I am sure other clubs are faced with similar dilemmas.
Gary Pipher 2015 08 20 Stan McCormack.