Davie participates in Piedmont Senior Champions Tour

Published 2:03 pm Tuesday, September 12, 2023

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Davie County Senior Games competed in the 2023 Piedmont Senior Champions Tour Aug. 22, 24, and 25.

The Piedmont Senior Champions Tour is a regional competition to prepare for the upcoming N.C. Senior Games State Finals later this month.

This competition includes Davie County Senior Games, Piedmont Plus Senior Games, and Yadkin Valley Senior Games. The competitors are handpicked based on scores during the 2023 local games. The top six women and top six men are chosen on the roster to participate.

On Tuesday, Aug. 22, the group 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, Aug. 24, the next group of athletes went to Miller Park in Winston-Salem where they competed in horseshoes. Davie came home with one point in this division, leaving Davie with 4 points.

On Friday, Aug. 25, Davie hosted the event at the Brock Recreation Center where the gym was filled with folks excited to play cornhole.

During the pool play division, Peggy Evans and Lois Green won all of their games. The day continued with Davie’s Peggy Evans and Angie Bailey taking the lead and winning first and second places, giving Davie County an extra 5 points where Davie’s man, Wayne Randleman finished 2nd place, giving Davie County 2 more points.

This gave Davie County a grand total off 11 points, putting Davie in 3rd place. The final scoress: Piedmont Plus with 13 points, Yadkin Valley with 12 points, and Davie with 11 points.

It was a tough call and the women’s third place game of cornhole decided the winning points.

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