Driving for the B&G
This Sunday, Sept. 10, the 22nd annual Edgartown Golf Club fall tournament will tee off with shotgun starts at 8 and 10 am. Entry fee is $50 including cart. The tourney is a benefit for the MV Boys & Girls Club.
Call Mark Hess, 627-5343, if you would like to play. Space is limited.
Darts to fly again
Sign up for the MV Dart League fall season at the PA Club, main bar, Tuesday or Thursday, Sept. 12 or 14 from 5:30 to 7 pm. League play begins the following week. Call Linda, 508-939-8499, with questions.
Islanders eye the Olympics
Michael Grandfield, 55, of Oak Bluffs and Brock Callen, 26, of Chilmark have announced an ambitious sailing campaign "geared to making the United States Olympic team for the 2008 Beijing Olympics." The Grandfield/Callen team is currently ranked third among U.S. Tornado teams in the ISAF world rankings.
Both sailors bring an impressive resume to the task. Mike is currently a member of the U.S. sailing team in the Tornado class. He is president of the International Tornado Assn. and the International Sailing Federation's representative to the International Olympic Committee's
Athletes Commission. He has competed internationally, representing the U.S. since 1994.
Brock Callen started sailing on the MVRHS varsity sailing team and continued at Old Dominion University, then ranked among the top five collegiate teams. After leaving ODU he moved to Newport, R.I., where he chalked up some impressive wins including the Bermuda Race in 2002 and winning the winter team racing championships in 2004. Since then he has been sailing for the Groovederci Mumm 30 and Fresh Guidance 40 teams, preparing for the 2006 world championships.
According to Mike, "The Grandfield/Callen team has the desire, resilience, conditioning, and coaching to win." Their training schedule, he added, would keep them in local waters on a near daily basis before removing to San Diego for the US championships and then to Argentina for the Worlds.
Sail Martha's Vineyard has agreed to administer the Grandfield/Callen Campaign Fund, and Mike and Brock will display the Sail Martha's Vineyard logo on their equipment, correspondence, and web site. They have agreed to work with Sail Martha's Vineyard, showing young Vineyard sailors the excitement of sailing multi-hull boats like the Tornado.
For more information, see www.sailingwind.org.
Wait 'til next year
Sunday's Holmes Hole Sailing Association's anticipated race to Tarpaulin Cove was scrubbed due to weather. High winds and higher seas decreed a cancellation of the rendezvous race to Naushon.
MVRHS fall sports begin
The MVRHS golf team was the first of the fall sport squads to get off the block, losing their match at Apponequet, last Friday. They hoped to climb on to the winning track yesterday when they hosted Old Rochester.
Joan and Bill Green were tops sitting north and south at the Bridge Club games, Saturday. Ann Funn and Claudia Bowser were runners up and Gloria and Theodore Manning were third.
At east and west, Charity Randolph and Geraldine Jones played their cards best. At place and show were Emily Robertson and Tillie Foster, Maggie Gasnick and Brenda Davenport.
Art Stafford follows through on a volley. Photo by Ralph Stewart
All Island tennis
Fifty-six tennis players competed in the second annual All Island Tennis Championship tournament over Labor Day weekend, using courts at the Island Country Club, the East Chop Tennis Club, and at Vineyard Youth Tennis.
Players were divided into two divisions - "rough," open to players of all levels, and "smooth," open to players with NTRP rating of 3.5 or less.
Reggie Belgrave was the winner at men's rough singles, defeating Joe Ellison 4-6, 6-2, 1-0
Liz Roberts took the gold in women's rough singles, besting Barrie Mitchell, 6-0, 6-0; Susan Groce, 6-1, 6-0; and Carol Guthrie, 6-3, 6-4.
Adam Bresnick and Laura Schroeder won in the rough mixed division with wins over Susan Kimball and Arthur Stafford, 7-6, 7-6, and Sally Lasker and Kevin Lewis, 6-3, 6-2.
Adam Bresnick and Eli Dubin beat all at rough men's doubles.
In the women's rough doubles, Susan Kimball and Karla Araujo emerged unscathed after getting by Barrie Mitchell and Carolyn Ware, 6-3, 6-1; Hope Callen and Laura Schroeder, 6-0, 6-4; and Sally Lasker and Liz Roberts, 2-6, 7-6, 1-0 (11-9).
In the smooth women's doubles division Sally Anderson and Susie Safford teamed to take the gold as did Al Lindsay and Russell Hawkins in the men's smooth doubles. Liz and Robert Pierce reigned in the smooth mixed doubles.
Smooth Lew Downing won at men's singles.