ALBERTON -- Organizers have deemed the first ever Regional 55+ Games a success. Held recently in Alberton and hosted by the Alberton and Area Business Association, the Games attracted close to 150 participants for 10 events.
Results - First, second and third (gold, silver and bronze)
Ladies singles – 1. Gerry Gallant, 2. Carmen Allain, 3. Jean Buote.
Men’s singles – 1 Phillip Gallant, 2. Earl Matthews, 3. Nelson Gaudet.
Team – 1. Bernadette Gallant, Wanda Collins, Willard Mokler and Ellen Deveau, 2. Eleanor Doucette, Earl Matthews and Melvin Gallant, 3. Phillip Allain, Carmen Allain and Nelson Gaudet.
2 km – 1. Bev Boulter, 2. Irene Hogan, 3. Linda Dunn.
5 km - 1. Kim Boulter, 2. Bev Boulter.
Hockey – 1. Team black (Robert Buote, Alan Hardy, Elmer Rennie, Dale Hustler, Doug Strongman, Lorne MacDougald, Ricky Cooke, Michael Gaudet and Cletus Dunn), 2. Team White (Shelby Ellsworth, Wayne Gaudet, Percy Morrissey, John Weeks, Kenny Fraser, Neil LeClair, Cletus Keough, Jim MacIntyre and John Lane).
Bridge -1. Jack O’Brien and Glen MacWilliam, 2. Sherrill Barwise and Bill Smith, 3. Rodney MacInnis and David Crocker.
Curling – 1. Frances Ellsworth and Shirley Murphy, 2. Bill Glydon and Dale Howard and 3. Alvin Hackett and Dwight Kirkham.
Scrabble – 1, Alice Hogan, 2. Geraldine Stewart, 3. Bonnie MacNeill.
Cribbage – 1. Harold Hodgin and Harry Dean, 2. Ed Skerry and Debra Murphy, 3. Betty Perry and Bernadette Gallant.
45s – 1. Phyllis Jones, 2. Wade MacDonald, 3. Melvina DesRoches.
Ladies – 1. Alma Steeves, 2. Mae MacLeod, 3. Linda Lea.
Men – 1. Lawson Lea, 2. John MacDonald, 3. Fred Doughart.
The business association provided gift packs for participants. The completion concluded with a reception at the Western Community Curling Club, organized by Wendy Fraser.