Cholla Bay Sportsmen’s Club

May 9, 2016 by Cholla Charli

The 9th annual Cholla Bay Sportsmen’s Club Horseshoe Tournament added a twist this year with a concurrent Corn Hole showdown.

In the horseshoe tournament’s double elimination play, the team of Ralph Parra and Cirilo Encinas Jr. emerged as champions, winning $200. Second place and $100 went to the Southside Jill’s team, Ringer Ray and Apache Kid Clayton, both from Cholla Bay. Rikardo Davila and Roger Thyfault of Cholla Bay, who registered late and called their team “Last Minute,” took third place and $50 for their efforts.

The all-female team winners were the “Lucky Ladies,” Susie Flinn and Beckie Nicoson from Cholla Bay, winning $100. Second place went to the “Ladybugs,” Donna Clapper and Sheri Wimsatt from Cloudcroft, NM with a $50 prize.

The Corn Hole Tournament first place team was Darwin McCulloch and Brian Newell from team “Boat Drunks.” Second place went to the “Pinche Elotes,” Victor Espinoza and Rick Cornelius. The “Pirates,” Carlos and Nancy Perez from Silver City, New Mexico took third in Corn Hole.

Forty-two players, 21 teams competed in the first corn hole tourney for the CBSC event and 23 teams, 46 players, competed in horseshoes this year.

The event included hot dogs and beer, chips and popcorn, and Jell-o shots for players and spectators. Players also received an event T-shirt. A portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit the local Red Cross.

The next CBSC event will be the 61st annual Fishing Derby, which began in April and culminates at the Cholla Bay clubhouse on May 29 with a fish fry and awards presentation.

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