Charlie Herbert will be going to the National Men’s Singles Playdowns to represent the Southwest Division. He won the Stars division of the SWLBA singles Playdowns in Santa Anita.
Brian Stewart tied for 4th in the same competition in the Stripes division. We were well represented in this prestigious tournament. Other Newport competitors were Mike Ruggles, Robert Alessi, Jim Hempe, Matt Bauchiero, Dave Breedon, Scott Roberts, and Barry Hayes.
Maryna Hyland came first (with partners Steve Smith and Bill Brault).
Brian and Don Stewart came 4th (with partner Heidi Rittner).
Barry and Patricia Hayes won on the A Green. Scott and Linda Roberts came second and Brian Stewart and Doreen Mayo came third. Robert Alessi and Diana Wenzel came third on the B Green and Mike Ruggles and Rita Greenberg came fourth on that green. Other Newporters competing were Jim Hempe,Anne Nunes, Gary Barnes and Shiela Conte, Debby and Chris Gaal, Norma Goodhart, Lou and Shelley Cohen.