Shuffleboard 8-15-2019

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By Jon Kline

GRANDKIDS HAD A BLAST PLAYING SHUFFLEBOARD

32 kids ages 6 to 12 came to learn and play shuffleboard at our first-ever Grandparents’ Week clinics hosted by the Oakmont Shuffleboard Club (OSC) at our new courts. It only took a few minutes for the club instructors to teach the kids a few safety and scoring rules of play. Then they were divided into teams and started pushing the discs down the court. Before long there were cheers as discs landed on the scoring grid sometimes followed by groans as they were knocked away by their opponents’ well-placed “take-out” shots. The younger kids had as much fun and were equally skilled at scoring points as the older ones, and their grandparents really appreciated everyone’s enthusiasm. At the end of each clinic the kids enjoyed the snacks provided by the Grandparents’ Club and a grab bag of fun prizes donated by OSC volunteers. Special thanks to the OSC members who helped run the three clinics: Don & Sandy Hendrickson, Nora Kennedy, Joan Kline, Joe Pundyk and Kathleen Tindle.

Summer Monday Evening Socials

Our first few Monday evening socials were well attended, so again we encourage all OSC members and all Oakmont residents to come to the courts every Monday evening at 7:00 PM. Please bring your beverage of choice, club members will bring a dessert item to share; we will socialize and (learn to) play shuffleboard while enjoying the views of Hood Mtn. and the Annadel hills at sunset.

Meanwhile, our regular weekly club play starts at 9:15 for instruction and doubles play from 9:30-11:00 on Tuesdays and Thursdays. This is a new sport at Oakmont and the option for club play on days other than Tuesdays or Thursdays is still open—just contact us if you prefer to play on another day.

The shuffleboard cues and discs are stored in the Shuffleboard Locker at the back of the Berger Center; they are available for all Oakmont residents and their guests every day from 8:00 AM to 8:30 PM. Although there is plenty of seating and umbrellas for shade, please bring sunscreen and a hat.

For more information about joining the dues-free shuffleboard club or about the courts at Oakmont call Jon at (650)-279-0001 or email alsonjonny@gmail.com.

Ready to shoot a disc and score!

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