Blind Pairs Tournament

Description

The Blind Pairs Tournament is played on Memorial Day weekend and is the first tournament of our season. All skill levels are welcome. Participants register as individuals. The tournament director 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 change each game in order to promote 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.

2022 Tournament Information

  • Date: Saturday, May 28
  • Format: Pairs, four 8-end games
  • Entry fee: $7 cash payable at the tournament 
  • Draw Time: 8:30 AM
  • Start Time: 9:00 AM
    Bring your own lunch or order delivery
  • Tournament Director: Dale Parsons & Crandall Hays

Registration

  • Must be a member of MLPLBA.
  • Register by contacting Dale Parsons  dwparsons78@gmail.com
  •         May register for morning only (2 games) or afternoon (2 games) 
  • Deadline: Thursday, May 26

2021 Winners

First Place Skip: Mark Mathwig  First Place Lead: Jack Britton
Second Place Skip: Bob Schneider   Second Place Lead: Joe Blaney

2020 Winners
First Place Lead:
Dawn Majewski    First Place Skip: Mark Mathwig


More History

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.