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Posted on: September 19, 2023

Piedmont Senior Champions Tour 2023

Steve  Charles

Davie County Senior Games competed in the 2023 Piedmont Senior Champions Tour on August 22, 24, and 25. The Piedmont Senior Champions Tour is a regional competition to prepare for the upcoming North Carolina Senior Games State Finals that begin in September. This competition includes Davie County Senior Games, Piedmont Plus Senior Games, and Yadkin Valley Senior Games. The competitors are handpicked based on their scores during the 2023 local games as to showcase the best of the best each year. The top six women and top six men are chosen on the roster to compete in this special competition.

On Tuesday, August 22, the group filed into the bus and took off to compete in Bocce at Fisher River Park in Dobson. The day was a scorcher, but friends enjoyed competing. Ina Beavers from Davie County came in second place and Lois Green took third place in the women’s division, bringing home three points for Davie County.

On Thursday, August 24, the next group of athletes went off to Miller Park in Winston-Salem where they competed in Horseshoes. Davie County showed up to play, but came home with only one point in this division, leaving Davie County with a 4 points.

On Friday, August 25, Davie County hosted the event at the Brock Recreation Center where the gym was filled with folks excited to play cornhole. During the pool play division, both Peggy Evans and Lois Green came out with winning all of their games. The day continued on with Davie County’s women Peggy Evans and Angie Bailey taking the lead and winning both first and second places, giving Davie County an extra 5 points where Davie County’s man, Wayne Randleman finished 2nd place, giving Davie County 2 more points, with a grand total off 11 points, putting Davie County in 3rd place. The final score for the events was Piedmont Plus with 13 points, Yadkin Valley with 12 points, and Davie County with 11 points. It was a tough call and the women’s third place game of cornhole decided the winning points. Congratulations to Piedmont Plus for taking home the coveted trophy once again this year!

Davie County Senior Games had strong representation at these events and congratulates the following for being participants in the exciting event:

Gary Dailey, Johnnie Stallings, Charles Mashburn, Mike Barnette, Robbie Jackson, Steve Evans, Roger Hall, Wayne Randleman, Larry Bailey, Ina Beavers, Karen Umberger, Pat Gregory, Alice Barnette, Susan Prim, Lois Green, Peggy Evans, Barbara Chapman, Sue Couch, Angie Bailey, and Roni Barney.

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