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Euchre Tournament draws players

The 8th Department of Ohio American Legion Euchre Tournament was held on Saturday, April 26, at Pemberville Post 183.

The entries this year are the best we have had with thirty six participants from across the state.

Kenny Rahe along with the Post did an excellent job in hosting the tournament, with great hospitality and good food. Department 2nd Vice Commander Jim Campbell and his wife Chris visited the tournament and gave brief remarks along with Post Commander Jim Brickman. First District Commander Rick Walter and Department Assistant Sergeant At Arms Bill McLaughlin not only visited the tournament but also participated. Kenny Rahe and Jim Black took first place. Jim Hahn and Dan Rolf tied with Brandon Donaldson and Tony Firsdon for second place. All three teams were from Pemberville Post 183. Department 2nd Vice Commander Jim Campbell presented the winners with certificates and cash winnings.

The 2015 Tournament will be hosted by Shadyside Post 521, currently scheduled for Saturday, April 18th. The Host Post sets the tournament rules either as a Team event or individually and/or by drawing names, or by a timed round or number of rounds played. All entry fees are returned as prize money.

The tournament is under the direction of Tournament Director Brenda McGowan. If your Post is interested in hosting a Tournament please contact Director McGowan at Department Headquarters, 60 Big Run Rd., Delaware, Ohio 43015 or call 740-362-7478 ext 3. Tournaments for 2015 and 2016 are currently scheduled.

Pool Tournament posts results

The Department Pool Tournament was held at Bocca Billiards in Milford, on Saturday and Sunday, March 15 and 16. Don and Kim Chandler, Post 450, did an excellent job in running the tournament without any problems.

Department 2nd Vice Commander Jim Campbell and Chris, Fourth District First Vice Commander Allan Walsh, and 2nd Vice Commander Aaron Cunningham, all visited the tournament on Saturday. Jim opened the tournament with the pledge and presented the Singles winners with a plaque on Saturday.

The following placed:

Saturday Singles:

1st Place - James Light Post 757

2nd Place - Mike Arwine Post 288

3rd Place - Frank Addy Post 757

Sunday's Doubles:

1st Place

James Light and Wendall Wolf Post 757

2nd Place

Nate Hamlin and Jerry Faulkner Post 757

3rd Place

Darrell Scott and Terry Althouse Post 757

If a Post is interested in hosting a tournament please contact Brenda McGowan, Event & Support Staff Director at Department Headquarters, 60 Big Run Rd., Delaware, Ohio, 43015.