The Blind Pairs Tournament is played on Memorial Day weekend and is the first tournament of our season. Participants register as individuals. The tournament director then designates participants as either a “lead” or “skip” and assigns teams. Teams are not revealed until the start of each game, hence named a “blind” tournament. The lead and skip partners also change each game in order to promote the mixing of pairs. Participants earn points based on whether they win or lose and by how much each game. The top scoring lead and top scoring skip are declared the tournament winners and will have their names engraved on a plaque in the clubhouse.
2021 Tournament Information
- Date: Saturday, May 29
- Format: Pairs, four 8-end games
- Entry fee: $7
- Draw Time: 8:30 AM
- Start Time: 9:00 AM
- Tournament Director: Jim Grzybowski
- Must be a member of MLPLBA.
- Sign-up on sheet in the clubhouse or by contacting the tournament director.
- Deadline: Thursday, May 27
Top Skip: Mark Mathwig Top Lead: Jack Britton
Second Place Skip: Bob Schneider Second Place Lead: Joe Blaney
The Blind Pairs tournament was traditionally held in May on the weekend prior to Memorial Day weekend and the Memorial Day Mixer was held on Memorial Day. In 1998, the Memorial Day Mixer was renamed the James V. Butler Memorial Day Mixer after the Greens Committee Chairman of the 1990’s. In later years, the Blind Pairs and James V. Butler Memorial Day Mixer were combined into one event.