Dominos experienced a huge gain among the NW La. District games that focused on the mind: chess, cards and dominos.
With the shift in scene from Bossier Council on Aging to the Northwest Louisiana Veterans Home on Arthur Ray Teague Parkway this year, dominos attendance went from two to 18 entrants, according to Jackie Conner, who conducted the matches.
The age brackets went from 50 to 99 years among the males and 70-84 to cover the females in dominos. Curtis Drayden, Leon Green, William Helman and Prentice Darnell won age bracket gold medals while Marvalyn Jones was the female winning the golden medallion.
Two familiar faces, Nelson Bailey and Bob Taylor, were best in their age brackets in chess, played at Randle T. Moore Senior Center in Shreveport. Taylor and Jeri Lancaster were tops in the card game Phase 10 and Conner and Dorothy Depanion swept the gold in Skipbo in play hosted by Bossier Council on Aging.
Female –(Ages 70-84): Marvalyn Jones Gold. Doris Depanion Silver. Rose Black Bronze. Male–(Ages 50-66): Curtis Drayden Gold. Gary Depanion Silver. Mose Kirkendall Bronze. 85-89: Leon Green Gold. Donny Hester Silver. Clifton Wells Jr. Bronze. 90-94: William Helman Gold. Oddis Whittington Silver. 95-99: Prentice Dornell Gold. Olen Wise Silver. Doubles: Oddis Whittington-Olen Wise Gold. Curtis Drayden-Gary Depanion Silver. Jackie Conner-Dorothy Depanion Bronze.
Ages 60-69: Nelson Bailey Gold. Jimmy Harris Silver. 70-74: Bob Taylor Gold. Robert Stackman Silver. Ronnie Bosco Bronze.
Ages 60-75: Bob Taylor Gold. Ruby Thomas Silver. Carol Estrada Bronze. 75-84: Jeri Lancaster Gold. Jacque Wall Silver. Bette Turner Bronze.
Jackie Conner-Dorothy Depanion Gold. Rose Black-Mose Kirkendall Silver. Doyle Blasingame-Gary Prie Bronze.