Jubileers get a grip

And get a grip the winners must! To hoist the 25 lb shield Wendy Lubinich and William Whitelaw needed team work, just as they did on the green to overcome the competition. To drop this heavy shield would not only be embarrassing, but painful if it landed on their feet.

The 2018 Jubilee Pacific Pairs was played under ideal weather conditions. A total of 30 teams entered, a big increase from the 18 teams that participated last year.

Managing a tournament like this is easy. All you have to do is recruit an assistant manager, umpires, kitchen staff, bartenders, and set-up staff, and coordinate with the greenskeeper. Add to that the ability to handle any problems that might arise as a result of Murphy’s Law. Manager Al Wood and a cohort of assistants did all this and did it well. They made it look easy even though hosting a major BSI tournament is far from easy.

It is always a pleasure to welcome our friends from other BSI clubs and we hope they will grace us with their presence at future competitions.

Winners (L to R) Wendy Lubinich, William Whitelaw

2nd Place A Event, Trevor Birrell, Auz Chambers

3rd Place A Event, Don Allan, Kiyoshi Sekiguchi

4th Place A Event, Jack Trueman, Michael Fraser

1st Place B Event, Jeff Birrell, Mitch O’Brien

2nd Place B Event, Linda Cowie, Harnam Grewal

1st Place C Event, Joan Firkins, Jeff Machan

2nd Place C Event, Steve Dix, Brent Merchant

1st Place D Event, Luci Ewen, Craig Wilson

2nd Place D Event, Ann Mathie, (missing Jill Foster)