Lorece Tettleton and James Russom improved their 2013 finishes Tuesday in the NW La. District Senior Olympics Shuffleboard competition–and packed home Gold Medals in their age brackets.
Tettleton, one of the ladies visiting from Union Parish, won the women’s 85-plus age bracket, beating Phyllis Page and Mary Miller, another Union Parish entrant. Tettleton won a silver medallion in 2013.
Russom bested George Jernigan and Doyle Blasingame for the male 75-79 Gold Medal. The decision was determined on a point differential in a three-man round robin. Russom finished third in the age bracket in 2013.
Juanita Pinion was a first-time competitor and first time Gold Medal winner in the female 50-64 grouping this year. Betty Smith graduated to the 65-69 age group and won another Gold Medal.
Diane Smith in female 70-74 and Union Parish visitors Barbara Wheeler (75-79) and Barbara Nolan (80-84) claimed Gold Medals in their respective groups. Gary Price won Gold in male 80-plus.
Because of time constraints in using the Bellaire Baptist Fitness Center, doubles competition was not held.
Female–50-64: Juanita Pinion Gold, Shelly Quarles Silver. 65-69: Betty Smith Gold, Margie Bamburg Silver, Jean Crews Bronze. 70-74: Diane Smith Gold, Annette Burch Silver, Mildred Reeves Bronze. 75-79: Barbara Wheeler Gold, Mary Price Silver, Red Fletcher Bronze. 80-84: Barbara Nolan Gold, Jackie Conner Silver, Marie Fitzgerald Bronze. 85-plus: Lorece Tettleton Gold, Phyllis Page Silver, Mary Miller Bronze.
Male–50-74: Duane Chilton Gold, Gary Depanion Silver, Dennis Bamburg Bronze. 75-79: James Russom Gold, George Jernigan Silver, Doyle Blasingame Bronze. 80-plus: Gary Price Gold, Les Brosset Silver, Dick Hainey Bronze.