April 18th 8 am: The fun began! 65 Teams competed for the coveted “First Place” bragging rights! We had some new players this year; some of which had never even thrown a horseshoe before! We went thru 8 kegs, over 700 Jell-O shots and who knows how much tequila! We set a record this year with 74 corporate sponsors. I swear, we have the BEST SPONSORS! Without our Sponsors, we just couldn’t do it!
Eight years ago, the CBSC asked us if we could put on a Horseshoe Tournament and raise some money for the Puerto Peñasco Red Cross as well as for the maintenance and 24/7 monitoring of the Marine Radio for the Northern Sea of Cortez. We thought about it and decided – YES, it could be done! We thought what a great way to bring the people of Cholla Bay and Rocky Point together! We can all throw some shoes, drink some beer, do some jello shots, eat some hot dogs and have a great time! Who knew it would grow so big and so many Sponsors would get involved! Not only do we have Sponsors from the greater Phoenix area, but also LOCAL SPONSORS FROM ROCKY POINT too! We are so proud of what we’ve accomplished!
This years’ Tournament is dedicated to one of our long-time players who was unable to join us this year. Bill Joslin (aka Dr. J) of Estrella Equine our thoughts & prayers go out to you and your beautiful wife, Tracie. You were missed dearly this year!
Here’s the winners of the CBSC 8th Annual Horseshoe Tournament:
1st Place “Best Western”
2nd Place: JJ’s Cantina
Roger Thyfault & Ralph Para Ray James & Jack Shannon
3rd Place: Semper Fi
Phillip Babb & Tom Haney
1st Place Women: Pointer Sisters
Fae Baldwin & Susie Flinn
2nd Place Women: Salty Kisses
Christine Smith & Tina Drappo
We had more volunteers than I can remember. THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH!! This tournament is DEFINITELY a TEAM EFFORT! I do want to personally thank Blaine Fletcher of Pirate’s Paradise for keeping in the pits in shape during the tournament and Vinnie West our “Official.” My UPS guys (Neil, Art & Billie) are a life saver! Their help/guidance is invaluable! Plus these boys not only know how to cook, but they also do an awesome job cleaning the clubhouse!! If they start a restaurant or cleaning business – I’ll be their first client! Again, A GREAT BIG THANK YOU TO ALL THE VOLUNTEERS!!
Lastly, everyone PLEASE PATRONIZE THESE AWESOME SPONSORS: AAA Car Buying, Al Capone’s, AMSEC, Baja Cantina, Beach Bum Restaurant, BooBar, Coldwell Banker – By the Sea, Candy Cake, Casa Linda Security, Casa Turquesa, Celebrity Tanning, Choice Graphics, Cholla Mini Market, Cholla Water & Tank Service, Copper Still Moonshine Grill, The ChuckBox, Diva Tequila, Dulce Dorado Tequila, Duke’s, Eco Fun Rentals, Emily Lopez, Falvio’s, Hardison Farms, Hicks Safes & Locks, Inc., Hot Rods in the Desert, IDN Acme, Iguana Banana, IMLSS, Jack’s Auto, Javic Inc., Javier’s Rocky Point Quad Adventure, JJ’s Cantina, Knock Kneed Lobster, La Curva Restaurant, Master Lock, Mike’s HVAC, The Monastery, Nail Works & Spa, NLS Immigration & Naturalization, Notairo 76, The Original Hamburger Works, Pealachi Gallery Furniture & Accessories, Peñasco Beauty, Peñasco Tequila, The Pink Cadillac, Pirate’s Paradise, The Point Restaurant, Portrait of Mexico, Puesta Del Sol, The Puppy Place, Rocio’s Restaurant, Rocky Point Calendars, Rocky Point Speedway, Rocky Smiles, Rocky Point 360, Rocky Point Times Newspaper, San Martin Pharmacy, Sani-Mex, The Satisfied Frog, Sea Debris – Naomi Black, Sellers & Sons, The Shark Bite, Skully’s Cantina, Southside Jillz, Sr. Amigos, State Farm – Abbl Agency, Tecate Beer, The Tequila Factory, Vitality Spa, Wrecked at the Reef and Xochitl’s.