Thirteen foursomes teed it up Sunday in the annual Founders Tournament at Farm Neck.
Chas Deary led Tim Stobie, Paul Garcia, and Bert Combra to a first-place finish, edging out the team of David O'Sullivan, Paul Severino, Duncan MacLennan, and Tim Dobel. Both teams scored a low -21, but a comparison of the team cards for the challenging 12th hole, a hole that both Chas and Garcia parred, gave the nod to the Deary team.
In third place at -19 were Richard Barbini, Manny Nunes, Justin Cassidy, and Paul Perdigao.
A Closest-to-the-Pin prize went to Sandy Luce for his 3' 1" effort on the fourth hole. Jack Reagan was rewarded for leaving his ball just 3' 8" from the pin on the sixth. Reagan also took the prize at the ninth hole with an 8' 7" result. Dan Meader's drive that stopped 22' 4" from the pin was the best on the 15th hole.
All of the closest-to-the-pin greens were par 3 holes.
Carded in Tisbury
At the Bridge Club of Martha's Vineyard tables in the Tisbury senior center, Saturday, Ann Funn and Betty Dixon played their cards the best, winning north-south honors. The duos of Norma Kilson and Claudia Bowser, Stanley Segal and Clara J. Hargrave tied as runners up.
At east-west, the winners were Marge Raskin and Dave Selin, followed by (2) Paul Howes and Stanley Kissel and (3) Thelma Hurd and Joan Byrd.
Scholarship Benefit at Mink Meadows
An 18-hole tournament at Mink Meadows this Sunday is a benefit for the Ken Williams Memorial Humanitarian scholarship and the Mandred Henry Scholarship for Social Justice to be awarded to members of the 2009 graduating class of Martha's Vineyard Regional High School.
Tax deductible preregistration fee of $150 (day of tournament, $200) includes all golf-related fees, meals, and drinks and many prizes, including $10,000 for a hole-in-one. Tee off at 8 am.
Register on line at kenwilliamsgolf.evenbrite.com or call Golf Pro Chet Nowak at Mink Meadows GC, 508-693-0600.
Shooting the breeze
A balmy southwesterly breeze greeted shooters and spectators alike at the Rod & Gun Club's Skeet shoot, Sunday.
John Montes of Edgartown took careful aim and claimed the 2008 Martha's Vineyard R & G Club Skeet Championship as well as the cash prize money for posting the top score in the Club's "Summer Skeet Daze."
Each of the 14 shooters competed in both the Club's Championship and the final Skeet Daze program.
Five prizes were awarded to the top shooters in the final skeet daze shoot-out: (1) John Montes, (2) Bob De Lisle, (3) Bill Damora, (4) Neal Gade, (5) Dick Fenn.
In the Club Championship round, Montes was first, dropping 46 of 50 birds, one better than Bob De Lisle, past club champion.
Orlando Corsi of North Andover was first in Class B. Neal Gade was best in Class C.
The R&G Club's pistol Championship will be Saturday, Sept. 6, and the annual Fall Shoot on Sunday, Nov. 23, one day before deer season opens.
Attention all 6th, 7th, and 8th graders interested in playing Junior High Football. There will be a sign-up with equipment issued n Thursday and Friday, Aug 28-29, at 5 pm in the high school parking lot. All players must have a valid sports physical, a signed waiver form with insurance information and a signed contract. Cost to play is $90. Checks may be payable to the TD Club.
Practice starts Tuesday, Sept. 2 at 5 pm at the high school.
This Friday to Sunday, men's, women's, and mixed doubles tournaments will be played at the Farm Neck courts. Entry fee is $100, benefit of the M.C. Cancer Support Group. There will also be clinics and exhibitions by local and celebrity pros.
Tournament coordinator is Lin DeYoung. Mike Johns is director of tourneys.
The following Friday-Sunday, Aug. 29-31 the 4th annual All Island Tennis Championships will be held at Farm Neck, Vineyard Youth Tennis and the Island Country Club, in a benefit for Hospice of Martha's Vineyard.
The Rough Division will feature women's singles and doubles, men's singles and doubles and mixed doubles, open to all players.
The Smooth Division is open to NTRP 3.5 and lower players: women's singles and doubles, men's singles and doubles, mixed doubles.
Entry fee is $50 for each event, payable to Hospice of Martha's Vineyard.
Entry forms are available at all venues above. To learn more, call Tournament Director Mas Kimball at 508-560-0968 or 508-693-9728 or email maskimball@mac,com.
Funk wins Chappy Pong
Sam Funk, a seasonal Chappaquiddick visitor from Litchfield, Conn., won the Chappy Pong table tennis tournament at the Chappaquiddick Community Center Saturday, August 16, by besting Alina Wen three straight games in the final match, 11-6, 11-7, and 12-10.
The modern table tennis game defines a game as 11 points and a match as three out of five games. (The game-winning margin must be at least two points.)
Sam Funk, Alina Wen of Edgartown, and Albert Lau of Oak Bluffs were the top three match winners in a field of 14 players competing in a round-robin format. Ms. Wen won the Playoff match with Mr. Lau, 9-11, 11-3, 9-11, 11-7, 12-10. Both are members of the Quinapong table tennis club, which plays in the fall and winter at the Aquinnah town hall and in the West Tisbury school.
Islanders interested in playing during the fall season, beginning in September, may call Bob O'Rourke, 508-627-7902.
A new women's league is being organized for the fall.
Holmes Holers sail again
Thursday's Holmes Hole Sailing Association's harbor race, sailed in a 7- to 10-knot southwest wind, was won by Mary Worrell in Second Wind. Next to finish was Roger Becker in Gloria, followed by (3) Frank Sutula in Magic Twanger, (4) Jerry Goodale in Stormalong, (5) Dan Culkin in Magic Time, (6) John and Lisa Stout in Isabella, and (7) Ernie Mendenhall in Rocinante III.
Sunday's Sound race was sailed with a 10- to 15-knot west-southwest wind. Eleven boats posted for the noon start at red nun 6 outside the Vineyard Haven harbor breakwater.
An 11.5-mile course was set taking the fleet first to buoy RG at the west end of Hedge Fence, then to green can 15 at the west end of L'Homme Dieu, then to red bell 2 off Waquoit Bay and returning around the buoys in reverse to Vineyard Haven harbor.
The A Division winner was Mike Loberg in Masquerade, a Morris 36, chased by Roger Becker in Gloria and John Amabile in Solitude. Phil Hale was fourth in Mischief. Apogee, a guest boat, sailed with the fleet,
In the B Division, Art and Caroline Spengler finished first in Nonsuch, Bob Harris was second in Magic Time, followed by (3) Sandy Alexander in Falcor, (4) Tom and Laurie Welch in Eastaway, (5) John and Lisa Stout in Isabella, (6) Alan Wilson in High Tide, and (7) Jim Pringle in Myfanwy. .
The HHSA sailing season continues with a harbor race tonight at 6 pm and a Sound race Sunday at noon.