Exciting skimboard contest on tap on Gulf
|There will be plenty of slick moves like this at summerís annual Skimboard Bash, which will take place on Aug. 26 on the Gulf of Mexico at the BeachHouse Restaurant in Bradenton Beach.
Summer’s annual gathering of narly dudes and cool chicks is just around the corner — the Skimboard Bash will again be held on the Gulf of Mexico on Aug. 26 at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Dr. N., Bradenton Beach.
The contest, including wild music and surfer commentary, which donates a portion of the proceeds for red tide research, costs $30 for amateur boarders to enter and $60 for professionals. There will be several age/gender divisions starting with the age-8-and-under “minis” and going up in age to the 22-and-over senior division. Each entrant receives a competition T-shirt, gift bag, lunch and a raffle ticket for prize drawings.
The number of entries for each age/gender division will be capped, so be sure to sign up before the Aug. 22 deadline. Participants may register after the Aug. 22 deadline if there are openings in their division, but a $10 late fee will be added to the entry fee. Entry forms can be picked up at the West Coast Surf Shop, 3902 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
Trophies will be awarded to the top three boarders in each division and prizes will be awarded to the top four in each division.
For more information, call the surf shop, 941-778-1001.
There were no undefeated teams in the July 21 horseshoe games, though three teams managed 2-1 records and battled it out for the day’s bragging rights. The team of Jay Disbrow and Ron Slagh defeated Tom Rhodes and Bill Bartlett 23-6 to advance to the finals. Awaiting them in the finals was the team of Tom Skoloda and Lee Butts, who had edged out Hank Huyghe and Debbie Rhodes 21-19.
The finals were a bit anticlimactic, as Disbrow and Slagh rolled to a 21-12 victory over Skoloda and Butts.
The July 25 horseshoe games saw Jay Disbrow and Sam Samuels jump out to a 13-3 lead, only to watch as Ron Pepka and Bill Bartlett battled back to tie the match at 15-15. Disbrow and Samuels righted the ship and went on to win by a 21-17 score.
Youth soccer camp signups under way
The Anna Maria Island Community Center will again host a soccer camp for new and returning players to “kick off” its soccer league season. Players will be put through the paces to refresh already-learned skills and returning players and new players can expect to learn some new skills.
The camp runs Aug. 22-24 from 5:30- 7:30 p.m. Cost is $25 for members and $35 for nonmembers.
Registration for the Center’s recreational youth soccer league for boys and girls is ongoing for players, who must be at least 4 years of age and no older than 16 by Aug. 24 in order to participate.
Players who are age 4 must attend the preseason soccer camp and successfully pass an evaluation by the athletic director in order to play.
Cost for playing soccer at the center for members is $70 with each additional sibling costing $65. Non-member fees are $80 for first child and $75 for each additional child. Each player receives a uniform of a jersey and matching socks. Players are responsible for their own black shorts and shin guards. Shin guards are required to play and are on sale at the Center for $5.
Players must be registered for league play by Aug. 24, either at the Center trailer behind St. Bernard Catholic Church or at the Aug. 16 Anna Maria Elementary School open house.
For more information, contact athletic director Andy Jonatzke at the Center at 941-778-1908.
Key Royale golf news
The Key Royale Club men played a nine-hole, low-net-of-partners tournament on July 23. The team of Al Morgan and Vince Mercadante combined for a 4-under-par 60, which was two shots better than the second place team of Carl Wencher and Pieter Thomassen. Third place went to Larry Fowler and Peter Proxy with a score of 63.