March 8, 2010

New Aspects of Our Games

Filed under: General News — gerry @ 10:07 am

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The marksmanship competition will shift to an afternoon start at Shooters USA.

The 2010 Northwest Louisiana District Senior Olympics will take some new twists in its 18th renewal beginning April 9 with competition for Retirement Communities. When the open division begins with the golf tournament April 23, the difference will be quickly noticed.

  • The annual 18-hole medal play event will be staged at Crooked Hollow GC near Greenwod, following a successful stay at Northwood Hills GC. John Graham, the manager at Crooked Hollow, which is just 18 miles from downtown Shreveport, has hosted the event in the past and says he is pleased to work with the seniors once again.
  • Bocce Ball April 30 will include doubles competition to go along with singles play.
  • Pool competition returns to the schedule Monday, May 3, at Randle T. Moore Center in Shreveport.
  • Marksmanship, usually contested in the morning, will begin at 1 p.m. May 6 at Shooters USA.
  • Horseshoes and Redneck Golf will be staged on different dates at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Bossier City. When they were held on the same day, competition drew out too long.
  • Washer pitch, shuffleboard and basketball free throws will move to the new Bellaire Complex at 4330 Panther Drive on May 10.
  • Tennis will include weekend play (May 13-16) at N. Bossier Tennis Complex.
  • The recreational walk will include a 5K to go along with the one-mile division and will be held in Brownlee Park in Bossier City May 14.
  • Track and field will be held May 22 at Airline High School athletic field to wrap up the 18th edition of the Northwest games.  “We feel these changes and alterations in the schedule will make the 2010 games ‘competitor-friendly’ and improve our ability to serve active seniors,” said Doyle Blasingame, District Coordinator.

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