The 7th Annual Tournament was held on April 5, 2014 in Cholla Bay. Mother Nature decided to challenge us with the wind in the morning. After she demolished a couple pop-up’s and made us look silly chasing registration forms, she calmed down. It ended up being a nice day for throwing some shoes!

All the hard work paid off again this year. We had two kegs tapped and ready to go at the start of the tournament and we kept them going all day! I believe we ended up with 10 kegs in all! I sure don’t remember getting that thirsty throwing shoes. At least we didn’t end up waiting on the delivery truck – thank you Dawn Marie & Ramon of the Mini Market La Cholla!

This year we had 57 Corporate Sponsors from Rocky Point and the US! This is a new record for us! The raffle prizes were awesome and the ladies were calling out numbers all day! Thank you so much to our new and repeat Sponsors! Without you, the tournament couldn’t be the success it is! PLEASE REMEMBER TO PATRONIZE OUR SPONSORS!!

76 teams competed this year in the double elimination tournament. Our Bracket Board Team of John Halverson & John Hurley did a GREAT JOB! It’s not easy running these boards, just ask Susie! This year’s winners are:

We had so many great volunteers helping with the Ship Store, Beer Tent, Raffle Prizes, Registration, Pit Raking, Official, Tequila/Jello Shot Sales, Set up & Tear Down that it’s just too difficult to list them all! You know I love you all and please keep up the great work! It takes a great TEAM to pull of these tournaments and we have THE BEST TEAM AROUND! THANKS!

The “After Party” was held at the Clubhouse this year instead of La Casa de Booger-Picker. That was a success in and of itself! Our “UPS” guys cooked up some great beef & chicken. Everyone pitched in with side dishes and desserts. It was a packed house and if you went away hungry – it was your own fault! Thank you everyone for the donations to help cover the cost of the meat! We are considering doing the after party here again next year – we’ll see!


Both the Rocky Point Red Cross and the Cholla Bay Sportsmen’s Club benefited from the tournament. Billie Crumbly-Carnes and myself went into Rocky Point and presented the Red Cross with our donation. They were very grateful! We will continue to support them in future tournaments!

The CBSC helps the boaters on the Northern Sea of Cortez with our Marine Radio. It is monitored 365 days/year by a live person! If you are in need of help – we’re here for you! If you are in need of medical aid, the Rocky Point Red Cross is here for you too! Neither of these cost you anything! Please help us continue these services by attending/participating in the various events we put on: Fishing Derby, Casino Night, Golf Tournament, Horseshoe Tournament, Halloweenie Night, Christmas Light Parade, Children’s Christmas Party, etc. Your Membership in the CBSC goes a long way as well! If you’re not a member, please join us! Not only will you receive information about upcoming events, you’ll also get our famous “Cholla Chatter” Newsletter! This is ONLY available to MEMBERS! E-mail us at for more information. Be sure to check out our Facebook Page: CBSC Horseshoe Tournament. There are over 400 pictures from this years tournament!

As I stated earlier, please PATRONIZE OUR SPONSORS: A&F Auto, Beach Bum Restaurant, the BooBar, Abbl Insurance Agency, Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers, Roger Clyne’s Mexican Moonshine Tequila, Slime, Wrecked at the Reef, Rocky Point Times Newspaper, Hicks Safes & Locks, Inc., Master Lock, Peñasco Tequila, Pirate’s Paradise, Rio Rico Sanitation, Beach Bar Radio, Sellers & Sons, Inc., Rocky Point Speedway, Casa Linda Security, Jonni Francis w/Realty Executives, Mike’s HVAC, Dulce Dorado Tequila, IDN West, Inc., Coldwell Banker, By the Sea: Susie Flinn & Team, Joe’s Pool Service, Choice Graphics, Party Hardy Social Club, Copper Still Moonshine Grill, Eco Fun Rentals, Original Hamburger Works, The Puppy Place, Tecate, NLS Services, Limpieza de tapiseria – Rocky Point Steam Cleaning, Al Capone’s Pizza & Beer, The Chuckbox, Mini Market La Cholla, The Monastery, Sea Debris, Sweet Naomi, El Greco’s Gyros, The Tequila Factory, Xochitl’s Cholla Cafe, Dukes Sports Bar & Grill, Ramon’s Cholla Water & Tank Service, Peñasco Beauty Center, San Martin Farmacia, La Curva, Javic Inc., Rocio’s Restaurant, The Pink Cadillac, Don Julio Mexican Grill, Casa Turquesa, Sani-Mex, Booger-Picker Tequila, Nail Works & Spa, Hardison Farms and the many private individuals that donated items as well!

As I said before, it takes a great TEAM to pull this off, but this TEAM includes EVERYONE! Volunteers, players, spectators and our sponsors. Without everyone, we couldn’t have done it! Here’s looking forward to next year! It’ll be our 8th Tournament PLUS it will be the CBSC’s 60th Anniversary! 60th means DIAMOND!! Feel free to show us your appreciation with diamonds everyone!! A girls gotta try! Join us next year for another great tournament. Remember, we can always use more sponsors & volunteers! Don’t forget…

IF THE SHOE FITS – THROW IT! See you next year!