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Dominoes Tournament 2018

Dominoes Tournament 2018

By Herman Santa

The Spanish American Club, Inc. dominoes tournament was hosted Saturday, October 6, at the St. Lucie Lanes in Port St. Lucie.

Club member Ivan Guanill coordinated the event. The event produced enthusiastic participation by local dominoes players from Stuart, Port St. Lucie, Jensen Beach and Ft. Pierce.

The dominoes tournament features a double partner’s ration of 18 men and 10 women in 3 rounds per couple mix doubles play.

The entry fee was $15 for members and $20 for non members. Players were selected by lottery.  Finalists received a trophy for 1st and 2nd place.   All players played with rotation partners of 3 game for the classification of 200 points.  The championship game was played with 500 points.

The top four finalists for a final round of 500 points were: Hector Peña and José Echevarría who emerged as the men tournament winners and Daisy Alemán and Diana Colón for the women. Rubén Rodriguez and Edgar López won the split 50/50 raffle drawing.

Other players that participated were: (Men) Luis E. Carrillo Jr., Ray Matias, Herman Santa, Rubén Alemán, Angel Pellot, Néstor Pereira, Félix Asencio, David Ramos Jr., Virgilio Cardona, Jack Letra, Dick Sperl, Juan Reyes, Rubén Rodriguez, Gilberto Ferri, Joe Tierno, Edgar López and Roberto Belardo.  (Women) Nereida Pellot, Carmen Belardo, Mirta Zapata, Aminda Peña, Josie Guadalupe, Cookie Santiago, Millie Asencio and Sonia Echevarría.

Committee members that assisted Ivan were Rubén Aleman, Angel Pellot, Nerida Pellot, José Santiago and Herman Santa. Monitors for the tournament were Ivan Guanill, José Santiago, Tony Colón and Joe Colón.

Thanks to all tournament participants and volunteers. It was a great day of dominoes with nice people.  The best thing, of course, is that profits from the tournament were donated to the scholarship fund of the club.  A win-win for all!

The Spanish American Club was founded in 1992. The mission of the club is to promote friendship and solidarity among its members and other non profit organizations throughout the Treasure Coast through cultural, social, civic and sport activities; to promote knowledge of all Spanish speaking countries, their geography, history, art, and folklore.

The game of Dominoes is enjoyed throughout the Caribbean, Central America, and South America, as well as Spain. It is prevalent in every Hispanic culture especially in Puerto Rico and Spain. As part of the 2018 “Heritage Month” celebration.

Next Event: “Halloween Dance” it will be held on October 27th at the Polish American Social Club, 343 NW Prima Vista Blvd, PSL, Fl. There will be no buffet and reservations are required. Contact President Rubén Alemán at (772) 323-8990 or email at aleman.999@aol.com For information regarding the club, visit our website http://www.thespanishamericanclubinc.org

Photo # 1 Photo #2 Dominoes Tournament Committee. From left Rubén Alemán, Angel Pellot, Nereida Pellot José Santiago and Iván Guanill

Photo # 2 winners of the split 50/50 raffle drawing From left Rubén Rodriguez and Edgar López

Photo # 3 From left (Standing) Edgar López, Rubén alemán, Joe Colón, Gilberto Ferri, Angel Pellot and Herman Santa. Seated Eván Guanill and José Santiago

Photo # 4 From left Daisy Alemán and Diana Colón, Sonia Echevarría, Cookie Santiago, Aminda Peña and Josie Guadalupe

Photo # 5 Women Dominoes Champions from left Daisy Alemán and Diana Colón

Photo # 6 Women Dominoes Champions finalist from left Daisy Alemán and Diana Colón, sonia Echevarría and Cookie Santiago

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