On Thursday, Jan. 14, at Golf Lakes at the Opening Ceremonies of SWCD D-12, Bet Pitts of Ontario and Golf Lakes was inducted into the SWCD Hall of Fame. Bet reportedly placed in a tournament for the first time on Dec. 18, 1993. Her first time to win first place was Feb. 8, 1994. She now has more than the 200 points to qualify for induction. Bet has over the years spent much time and effort encouraging novices to learn to play better. Bet and her husband, the late John Pitts were regulars in district tournaments for many years and this column salutes Bet as having worked hard to earn the honors. Bet's comment: "I had good partners."
FL P-15B at Lee County, M/L Open Doubles, 75 point games. Ladies Main: 1. Nancy Sclafani, 2. Judy Taylor-Pam Nurnberger. Consolation: 1. Terri Smith, 3. Patty Howell-Flo Kowalewski, 4. Cheryl Putnam-Shirley McCullough. Men Main: 1. Jim Miller-Dwayne Cross, 2. Mel Erb-Jerry Everett, 4. Nelson Kellogg-Gene McCullough. Consolation: 1. Lowell Williams, 3. Larry Taylor, 4. Ron Nurnberger-Bob Kendall.
Thursday, Jan. 14 at Golf Lakes SWCD D-12, M/L Draw Doubles, Restricted to State Ams and Pros, 16 frames or 75 points. Men Main: 1. Jim Miller-Bob Comford, 2. Bill Jenkins-David Welsh, 3. John Mickle-Ron Nurnberger, 4. Paul Knepper-Phil Booher. Consolation: 1. Charlie DeVries-Del Schram, 2. Jerry Stannard-Jean Wilson, Jr., 3. John Roberson-Don Gray, 4. Larry Taylor-Phil Krick. Ladies Main: 1. Arlene McCague-Letha DeVries, 2. Terri Smith-Adriana Cramton, 3. Jill DeBruyne-Siggy Gudzus, 4. Shirley Bootsma-Erika Berg. Consolation: 1. Claudia Kellogg-Marie Hunter, 2. Judy Cross-Ruby Flickinger, 3. Heather Godson-Shirley McCullough, 4. Jane Schram-Cheryl Putnam.
Friday, Jan. 15, at Golf Lakes, SWCD A-9, Any Amateurs/Any Draw Doubles, 16 frames or 75 points. (No points for State Ams, no 2 State Ams on a team). Main: 1. Arnie Congdon-Cindy Slaughterbeck, 2. Janice O'Sullivan-Steve Slaughterbeck, Jim Clark-Gary Lindsay, 4. Larry Belsley-Jane Baldwin. Consolation: 1. Cheri Wargo-Doris Mularz, 2 Bill Bierema-Ken Mather, 3. Linda Irwin-Rick Hall, 4. Frank Marderosian-Ned Fogarty.
Tuesday, Jan. 19, is the second day of FL P-16, M/L State-Sponsored Singles at Ft. Pierce. Also the second day of FL A-14 at Avon Park and A-14B at Bradenton Tropical Palms, Any Ams/Any Doubles.
Thursday, Jan. 21 at Trailer Estates, SWCD D-13 Draw Doubles, Restricted to State Ams and Pros, M/L, 16 frames or 75 points. Notice this is a change in venue from Tri-Par due to closure of some courts at Tri-Par.
Friday, Jan. 22, SWCD A-10, Any Ams/Any Doubles at Trailer Estates, Draw Doubles, 16 frames or 75 points. No move-up points for State Ams, only one State Am per team. Again Notice: Change of venue from Tri-Par due to court problems.
Next Monday, Jan. 25, FL P-17 at Trailer Estates, National Open Doubles, M/L, 75 points. Also Jan. 25, FL A-15A at Riverwoods Plantation in the Southern District, and A-15B at Zephyrhills Shuffle Club, Any Ams/Any Doubles, 75 points.
Word is received of the death of Russ Goeman of Michigan and Golf Lakes, and Mel Yoder of Ohio and Pinecraft, both longtime players in district and state tournaments. Mel was the longest-surviving heart transplant recipient of the Pittsburgh Transplant Center.
Reminder: Come to Trailer Estates on Jan. 21 and Jan. 22 for SWCD D-13 and A-10, not Tri-Par as originally published.
Due to cold weather, no Petticoat League games last week. Current standings are: Mt. Vernon-59, Paradise Bay-49, Trailer Estates-43, Village on the Green-41.