Recap: July Team Tennis Tournamet & Burgers & AMAIZEing Sides Social

July 28, 2011 2:13 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

The weather was absolutely delightful for our July tournament: Hot with a touch of cooling breeze, sunny but not glaring.  What more could you ask for?

We squeezed 28 players into the draw (the limit is 24 but some players played half days).  I’m thrilled that our tournaments are so popular.


We had a very good time!  Even those of us struggling with our games a bit had fun, which is the whole point of RSTC tournaments.  The winner on Quay Courts was newcomer Nicola Tidwell.  Welcome to the club!  The men ended in a 3-way tie with Jim Schwartz, Ivan Quinones, and Shane Dickinson earning top scores.  We chose the winner at the social via our version of trivial pursuit.  Jim was a master of tennis trivia, and won with answers to “Which Grand Slam Tournament did Bjorn Borg win six times?” and “Bjorn Borg never won a U.S. Open; he lost two finals to lefty Jimmy Connors, and two other finals to this lefty: ___?)  Congratulations!


For the Shorebird Court men, it was a very close contest but Dennis Murphy squeaked it out to earn the win.  Robin George was a clear winner amongst the women.


The prizes in keeping with RSTC’s grand cooking tradition (and the BBQ social theme) were a paella pan (Jim), hamburger slider kit (Robin), cast iron grill press (Nicola), and cast iron/griddle (Dennis).  Hope they make us something yummy at a future social with those!


The Burgers & AMAIZEing Social (such corny title!) took place at Irene and Jay Muzio’s home.  We had burgers – beef burgers, lamb burgers, turkey burgers, veggie burgers, and more!  We had corn appetizers and side dishes, some non-corn appetizers and side dishes, and non-corn desserts (thank goodness).  Everything was great!  Even the water was delicious – it was steeped in piles of sliced lemons.  Thank you Irene & Jay for a wonderful evening!


Trivia Answers: French Open (Bjorn Borg also won 5 consecutive Wimbledon titles) and John McEnroe.

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