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The Burr

WEE BURN COUNTRY CLUB NEWS

Volume 30, Number 2 April 2018

In This Issue

2 Social Events for Spring

4 Bridge Results

5 House News

6 Bowlers’ Great Scores

9 Platform Tennis Results

16 Welcome Tennis’ New Staff


Social Calendar

April 2018

December – January

2015 - 2016

Club Events for Spring

April 1st, Sunday

Easter Sunday Brunch

11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Seating times

11:30 a.m. – Main Dining Room

12:30 p.m. – Emmet Room

1:30 p.m. – Grill Room

2:30 p.m. – Main Dining Room

Join us for our lavish Easter lunch featuring

a large assortment of salads, carvings, seafood and our spectacular

homemade desserts.

$67.50 per adult

$32 per child (ages 5-11)

$12 per child (4 and under)

Dress: Jacket

April 13th, Friday

Donelan Wine Dinner

6:30 p.m. Reception

7:45 p.m. Dinner

HOSTED BY JOE DONELAN, OWNER

Featuring the spectacular Sonoma County

wines of the Donelan family (Darien natives).

Very limited seating, Red Room.

Joannes Marlena: “Boutique wine making at its finest”.

The small boutique winery makes Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Syrah

(and other Rhône varietals) harvested from unique vineyards within

Sonoma County, California. An outgrowth from the successful Pax

Wine Cellars, Donelan Wines uses discipline, patience and understanding

of the terroir of these extraordinary vineyards to produce these old

world varietals under the Donelan brand.

$195 per person (this is an “at cost” event).

Dress: Jacket required

To Make Your Reservations

for Events

At Main Club,

Please Call the Front Desk 655-1477

At Beach Club, Please Call 866-1655

or go online at www.weeburn.org

In order to accommodate as many

members as possible for dinner, please

remember to call as early as possible

if you are unable to fulfill

your reservation.

May 5th, Saturday

Derby Day

5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Terrace

(Weather Permitting)

Attend in your best Derby Dress and

Hat to enjoy the annual race with complimentary hors d’oeuvres.

Freshly made mint juleps will be on hand!

Please Note: A la carte dining will be available following the race.

Separate reservations required.

Dress: Jacket Required, Derby Dress Encouraged

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Enjoy More Events

Plan Your Calendar

May 13th, Sunday

Mother’s Day Brunch

11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Seating Times

Treat mom to a lovely afternoon at the

Club and enjoy a delicious buffet lunch

with all of your Wee Burn favorites!

$54 for Adults

$28 for Children (Ages 5-11)

$12 for Children (Ages 4 & Under)

Dress: Jacket and Tie Required

May 26th, Saturday

Beach Club “Anchors Aweigh”

Kick Off

6:30 p.m.

Kick off the beach season in style with all

of your Wee Burn friends! Early reservations

are advised. Great food and member

camaraderie.

$90 per Person

Dress: Jacket Required

May 27th, Sunday

Memorial Day Barbecue

12:00 – 3:00 p.m. Children’s Activities

5:00 p.m. Barbecue

Enjoy a day at the Beach Club with

the whole family!

$42 for Adults

$22 for Children (Ages 5-11)

$13 for Children (Ages 4 & Under)

Dress: Club Casual

Save the Date

BEACH CLUB SUMMER THEME PARTIES

June 23rd, Saturday

A Casablanca Evening

On the 75th anniversary of the classic

movie, join us for a fun evening under the

stars at the Beach Club.

July 21st, Saturday

Studio 54 Party

Dance the night away and dress in your

best 70’s nightclub attire for an evening that

can’t be missed at the Beach Club.

Details for both events to follow.

MEMBER SURVEY

The Board of Directors is conducting a member

survey as part of the Club’s ongoing effort

to provide a high-quality experience for its

members and guests. You should by now have

received an email invitation with a link to

participate in the survey. If you did not receive

the email, or are unable to complete the survey

online, please contact either Tammy or Warren

for assistance. We strongly encourage both

members and their spouses to complete the

survey separately. Your responses will help

shape the future of the Club.

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Bridge

Recent Duplicate Bridge Results

January 11, 2018

N/S

1. Audrey Cadwallader – Karen Barrett

2. Donna Doyle – Brenda Greene

3. David Mordy – J. Gail Schulze

E/W

1. Lynn Reilly – Joan Bergen

2. Bill Hayes – Bob Smith

3. Ronald Kahan – Rufus Cole

January 18, 2018

N/S

1. Brenda Greene – Donna Doyle

2. Belinda Metzger – Barbara Johnson

3. Kathie Rowland – Mary Ellen McGuire

E/W

1. Elizabeth Dwyer – Kris Freres

2. Betty Hodgman – Mary Richardson

3. Doug Thompson – Janet Soskin

January 25, 2018

N/S

1. Mary Richardson – Betty Hodgman

2. Marilyn Giannos – Donna Christensen

3. Belinda Metzger – Barbara Johnson

E/W

1. Karen Barrett – Doug Thompson

2. Kris Freres – Elizabeth Dwyer

3. Nightingale – Dorothea Sullivan

February 1, 2018

N/S

1. David Mordy – J. Gail Schulze

2. Marily Giannos – Donna Christensen

3. Ann Town – Dorothy Scott

E/W

1. Meredith Dunne – Susan Kipp

2. Janet Soskin – Doug Thomps0n

3. Brenda Greene – Donna Doyle

February 8, 2018

N/S

1. Audrey Cadwallader – Karen Barrett

2. Ann Towne – Dorothy Scott

3. Lynn Reilly – Joan Bergen

E/W

1. Janet Soskin – Doug Thompson

2. Rufus Cole – Ronald Kahan

3. Lois Berry – Elouise Spelbrink

February 15, 2018

N/S

1. Ann Towne – Dorothy Scott

2. Donna Doyle – Brenda Greene

3. Mary Richardson – Betty Hodgman

E/W

1. Janet Soskin – Doug Thompson

2. Marilyn Tjader – Martha Hathaway

3. Lois Berry – Elouise Spelbrink

February 22, 2018

N/S

1. Betty Hodgman – Mary Richardson

2. Joan Bergen – Lynn Reilly

3. James Metzger – Mim Moynihan

E/W

1. Janet Soskin – Doug Thompson

2. Kathie Rowland – Mary Ellen McGuire

3. Donna Christensen – Marilyn Giannos

March 1, 2018

N/S

1. Audrey Cadwallader – Karen Barrett

2. Gloria Hayes – Nancy Matthews

3. Elizabeth Dwyer – Kris Freres

E/W

1. Rufus Cole – Ronald Kahan

2. Martha Hathaway – Marilyn Tjader

3. Janet Soskin – Doug Thompson

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House

The search for a new Executive Chef to replace Chef Robert upon

his retirement in September is underway. A Search Committee has

been formed to assist Warren and the Club has retained David Meyers

Associates, a company that specializes in the placement of culinary

professionals, to lead and administer the search. David has already

visited Wee Burn, toured both clubhouses and facilities and met

with the search committee as well as many of the club’s staff. We

have created a club wide survey that you will be receiving shortly.

We encourage all members to participate in this and to provide your

feedback so that member preferences and requests are strongly

weighed when choosing this critical new member of the club’s

Executive team.

Dining Room Employees of the Month

February

Charles started with

Wee Burn in May

of 2017 and has

been a joy to the

team since day one.

He is flexible in his

assignments, willing

Charles Bazelais

to help in any way,

and always up for a new challenge. His

humility and adaptability are a huge help

in the busy dining room! Charles resides

in Stamford with his wife and 1 year old

daughter.

As we head into spring, we are hoping that the weather will enable

us to move outside on Fridays so that the popular “fire side Fridays” are

fire pit side rather than fire place side! Come out and enjoy some great

entertainment and complimentary hors d’oeuvres and then stay for dinner.

Our seasonal staff has been recruited and will be arriving in April

and May. Besides our hospitality students from the Philippines (Anne

and Mica), we are expecting two students from the Netherlands, two from

Russia, one from Ireland and one from England. We certainly hope you’ll

help them feel welcome.

In order to assist our staff in recognizing all our members, we will

begin an initiative soon to capture all member’s photographs. Not only

will this help our staff recognize and welcome you by name, the pictures

will also help you be able to identify your fellow members (pictures will be

available in the member roster potion of the website). We will be emailing

instructions shortly, but in the interim, all members and spouses are

encouraged to email a picture of their face in jpeg format to Tammy

Carney (Tammy@weeburn.com).

On Friday, April 13, the Club will be hosting

what will likely be Chef Robert’s final wine

dinner at Wee Burn. Donelan Winery in

Sonoma is owned by the Donelan family who

are Darien natives. Their Chardonnays, Pinot

Noirs and Syrahs have received incredible

press, including a 100 point rating by Robert

Parker for the “out of this world” 2009

Donelan Richard’s Vineyard Syrah. This will

be an unforgettable evening, and because

seating is extremely limited, we encourage

you to sign up as soon as possible.

March

Hector has been

with Wee Burn for

well over 10 years.

He is an integral

part of the Dining

Room and is rarely

observed without

Hector Hoyos

a smile on his face.

His enthusiasm and drive for creating a

culture of happiness within the Dining

Room are unmatched. Hector is passionate

about learning, in particular world history.

We are so lucky to have him!

April

Anne came all the

way from the

Philippines in

November and we

are thrilled that she

is spending a year

as a member of our

Anne Santos

team. She exudes

positivity and charisma to anyone who

she encounters. Her ability to learn new

tasks and process information are some

of her greatest assets.

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Bowling

The Months of January and February proved to be very good scoring months here at Wee Burn.

Leading the way was Angie Dostal who bowled the highest three

game series for a Lady ever at Wee Burn, 632, with games of

227, 207 and 198.

Other high single game scores for the Ladies were Deb Goll

201, Sheree Frank 194, 193, 193, 191, Anne Geissinger

190 and Mari Monahan 190. High single games scores

with handicap Anne Geissinger 271, Angie Dostal 269, Sue

Demark 264, Deb Goll 259 and Mary Woods 256. High

three games with handicap Angie Dostal 758, Deb Goll 695,

Sheree Frank 672 and Jackie Leonard 650. On the Men’s side

were Jim Goll 233, Frank Gallagher 229, 202, 202, George

Wyper 226, 203, 200, Scott Ruckman 223, 218, Peter

Drippé 222, 201, Phil Martzolf 218, John McLean 210,

Boie Bogardus 204,200, Foster Smith 204, Jim Demark 203,

Steve Baker 201 and Brian Hathaway 200. High games with

handicap Jim Demark 273, Kevin Granath 270 and Scott

Ruckman 265. High Scratch 3 games series Frank Gallagher

581, Jim Goll 566, George Wyper 559 and Boie Bogardus

542. High 3 game series with handicap Jim Goll 722, Bob

Woods 710, Frank Gallagher 698. Peter Drippe 692, Steve

Baker 687, Doug Milne 680 and Scott Ruckman 667.

LADIES INTERCLUB WITH WOODWAY

An Interclub between Woodway

Country Club and Wee Burn was

held on Wednesday January 17th

with an old revelry relived. After the

first game Wee Burn had a slight

lead with high scores from Sheree

Frank and Jackie Leonard. When the

second game started it was all about

Wee Burn pulling away to a 140 pin

victory. Leading the way in the 2nd

game were Gail Reynolds’ high game

of the night 178, with Deb Goll a few

pins behind with a 174. Bowling well

in defeat was Kelly Lesko and Noelle

Hughes.

SUNDAY COUPLES TOURNAMENT

The Sunday Couples Tournament was held over two

weekends in January with the three scores from the Man

and Woman with handicap added together to determine

the Winner. Jumping out to an early lead was Dave and

Sheree Frank with splendid 458 game, high single game

for the Tournament. Equally impressive was the second

game by Bob and Jackie Leonard, 450, to take a 14 pin

lead over Dave and Sheree, going into the final game.

With two great games like those it would be only fitting

that the Tournament should end in a Tie and that is exactly

what happened. Dave and Sheree 1233 and Bob and Jackie

1233. Finishing 3rd was Jim and Deb Goll while Foster and

Stacey Smith finished 4th

Sunday Couples Co-Winners

Dave and Sheree Frank Bob and Jackie Leonard

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LADIES MEMBER GUEST

Ten teams participated in the Ladies Member Guest in

January. Soaring into the lead after game one was Sandy

Ward and her guest Martha Coughlin with a 231 score.

In second place, 12 pins behind was Gail Reynolds and

her guest Chris Leone. After the second game, Sandy

and Martha were still in first place but with a very nice

second game Allegra Erickson and her guest Stacy Branca

jumped into second place. Sandy and Martha remained

hot in game three and finished in first place with Allegra

and Stacy finishing second just 9 pins ahead of Gail and

Chris. In fourth place were Sheree Frank with her guest

Krista Clasby.

MEN’S HANDICAP DOUBLES TOURNAMENT

With Peter Drippé’s high game of the tournament, 222

scratch and 276 handicap, he and teammate Jim Goll,

who was bowling well, leaped into a commanding 74 pin

lead over Bruce Orr and Brian Hathaway. A very good

game two by Jim pushed him and Peter’s lead up to 75

pins over the now second place team, Kip Koons and

George Wyper. When the pins had stopped falling Peter

and Jim had a 114 lead over Bruce and Brian. Finishing

in third place just four pins behind was Foster Smith and

Frank Gallagher.

WEDNESDAY LADIES LEAGUE

The Ladies Wednesday Team Championship came down

to the 1st Half Champion Team # 1, Capt Angie Dostal,

Barbara Close, Allegra Erickson, Iris Mix and Rita Stone

against Team # 2, Capt Sandy Ward, Sheree Frank, Janet

Olmsted and Cathy Sullivan. When the Bowling started

Team # 1 was all about the Bowling. After game one they

had a 54 pin lead, when game two finished the lead was up

to 87 pins. In game three they coasted to victory and the

Championship by 176 pins. Leading the way was Iris Mix

with a 648 three game total. In the match for 3rd and 4th

Place it was Team # 3 Capt Deb Goll, Beth Bucciarelli,

Danielle Granath, Jackie Leonard and Sue Weaver against

Team # 4 Capt Brenda Kennedy, Gail Reynolds, Maureen

Ruckman and Mary Woods. Team # 4 won the first two

games and had an 87 pin led going into game three but a

couple of very nice games by Jackie Leonard and Deb Goll

enabled Team # 3 to win by 91 pins and force a two frame

roll off to break the tie. It was a close match in the roll off

but Deb Goll’s 9 pins in the last frame won the match for

Team # 3 by just 3 pins. Bowling very well in defeat was

Mary Woods who had a 170 scratch and 256 with handicap

which is the top handicap score the year for the Wednesday

Ladies.

Ladies Member Guest

Men’s Doubles Winners

l-r: Peter Drippé and Jim Gol

Men’s Doubles Runner Up

l-r: Bruce Orr and Brian Hathaway

Wednesday Ladies League Winners l-r: Allegra Erickson, Angie Dostal, Iris

Mix, Rita Stone and Barbara Close

Wednesday Ladies League 2nd Place Winners l-r: Cathy Sullivan, Sandy Ward,

Sheree Frank and (missing) Janet Olmsted

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Bowling

MEN’S HANDICAP SINGLES TOURNAMENT

Thirteen Men bowled in the Handicap Singles Tournament.

Frank Gallagher started off real strong with one of the

highest games bowled of the year, 229 Scratch and a 268

with Handicap, giving him a 23 pin lead over Bob Leonard

in 2nd place with Chris Burt in 3rd place and Kip Koons in

4th place. In game 2 Frank bowled another 200 game and

had a 63 pin lead over Bob while Tony Britton moved into

3rd place, 7 pins behind Bob. Frank cooled off a bit for game

3 but still finished in 1st place with a 698 total, 40 pins

over Bob, 58 over Tony. Chris Burt finished 4th with Kip

Koons 5th.

Men’s Singles Tournament l-r: Runner Up, Bob Leonard and Winner,

Frank Gallagher

BATTLE OF THE SEXES

The Wee Burn Lady Bowlers and the Wee Burn Men

Bowlers squared off in the Bowling Match of the year. A

lot of talk before the games started and more during the

Bowling. When the smoke had cleared after the 1st game

the Ladies were in the lead by 68 pins thanks to some good

Bowling by Deb Goll, Sandy Ward and Mary Woods. Kevin

Granath and Bob Leonard bowled well for the Men. The

Men were down by a lot but there was always game two.

The Men started strong with some good bowling from Bob

Woods and Ned Brooks and ended up winning the 2nd

game by only 1 pin giving the Ladies a 67 Pin victory.

Another nice game by Deb Goll 228, high game for the

night, sealed the game bringing success to the Ladies in a

hard fought conquest.

Winning Team l-r: Front Row: Jackie Leonard, Sandy Ward and Sheree Frank. Back Row: Gail Reynolds, Deb Goll and Mary Woods

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Platform Tennis

END OF THE SEASON ANNOUNCEMENT

On behalf of the platform tennis committee, the co-chairs Jane Nedder and Paul Harding, and the

professional staff, a big thank you to all the participants for making this season fun, entertaining,

and active! We enjoyed having you at our social and competitive events, clinics and lessons, as well

as pickup games. We wish everyone a great summer and we look forward to welcoming you back

at the platform tennis facility in October.

LEAGUE RESULTS

Each week throughout the season fifty six women competed in six teams

on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and forty eight men competed in six teams on

Saturday and Sunday. A big thanks to all captains for working on lineups,

communicating with opposing team captains, and managing last minute

changes and inclement weather.

Thanks to all competitors who demonstrated why our program is the biggest

not only in Fairfield County but in the country!

Ladies’ Results

Darien/New Canaan League

The team, co-captained by Lucy

Fiore and Elena Whidden, are THE

CHAMPIONS of the Darien/New

Canaan League! In a great team

effort, a total of over thirty players

contributed to team’s success!

Co-captain Lucy Fiore accepts

the champions’ plaque

Front row l-r: Co-Captain Elena Whidden, Jane Nedder, Co-Captain Lucy Fiore

Back row l-r: Annie McKee, Tori McDonough, Jess Black, Cathy Gallagher,

Jen Robinson, Katie Adams, Mary Johnston, Mara Neafsey and Mary Alptekin

Fairfield County Women’s Platform Tennis League

WB1, captained by Annie Baurmeister, finished as

runners up in Division 1 in both the fall and the

winter sessions.

WB2, captained by Mary Alptekin, won Division 4

in the winter session.

WB3, captained by Hallett Parisi, won Division 5

in the fall session.

WB4, captained by Stacy Smith, finished as runners

up in Division 8 in the fall session and moved up to

Division 7.

WB5, captained by Lisa Britton in the fall and Coreen

Moore in the winter remained in division 8.

Men’s Results

Fairfield County Men’s Platform Tennis League

Division 1 team, captained by David Gedney,

finished as runners up.

Division 3 team B, captained by Paul Harding,

remained in the division.

Division 3 team C, co-captained by Scott McLaughlin

and Doug Henderson, remained in the division only

one win short from moving up.

Division 4 team, co-captained by Geddes Johnson and

David Frank will compete in Division 5 next season.

Division 6 team, captained by Stephen Berger,

remained in the division.

Division 7 team, captained by Tad Smith remained

in the division.

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Platform Tennis

LADIES

LADIES CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP

The Ladies’ Club Championship took place on Tuesday, March 6th. The teams competed in the Championship

and Challenger elimination draws. To the delight of coaches, matches were full of high quality points and good

decision making by the players. Congratulations to the champions and thanks to all the players for a great

morning of platform tennis. Special thanks to Jenn Lia for hosting the event.

l-r: The Championship flight Runners Up Mary Bennett and

Annie Baurmeister with the Champions Lucy Fiore and Katie Adams

l-r: The Challenger flight Runners Up Kate Simpson and Jess Black with the

Champions Laura Galante and Shelley Sheridan

LADIES MEMBER-GUEST

Ladies’ Member-Guest took place on a beautiful Tuesday morning, February 13th. Twenty teams were signed up

to play in the A and B flights with participants ranging from WB1 to WB5. A round robin format with a playoff

match determined the champions. After several hours of tremendous play, the ladies convened for some delicious

lunch and socializing. A big thanks to Lucy Fiore & Jane Nedder for hosting the event and to all the players and

their guests for making it so much fun!

Ladies member-guest participants

l-r: Pink flight Runners Up Mary Bennett and Cecilia Bowers with the

Champions Annie Baurmeister and Mo Minicus

l-r: Green & Blue flight Runners Up Coren Moore and Suzanne Stafford

with Champions Mary Alptekin and Susie Shelton

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LADIES END OF THE SEASON DINNER

On March 8th, ladies gathered in the Red Room to celebrate the end of the paddle season. As always, the

atmosphere was relaxing and fun with shared stories about the season, successful wins, and memorable shots.

This event was a team effort by the team captains Annie Baurmeister, Mary Alptekin, Hallett Parisi, Elena Whidden,

Lucy Fiore, Stacey Smith, Coren Moore, and Lisa Britton. Thank you everyone for your participation and efforts

and congratulations on a successful 2018 platform tennis season at Wee Burn!

Ladies Member-Guest participants

MEN

PAUL FOWLER TOURNAMENT

(FCPTL END OF THE SEASON TOURNAMENT)

FCPTL end of the season Paul Fowler

Tournament took place at Wee Burn and all

surrounding clubs on Saturday, March 3rd.

A total of 248 competitors played in seven

divisions with a 16 team-draw in each division.

Wee Burn hosted lunch and finals for all the

divisions. Our own Jon Lindenberg & Jimmy

Craft played a great tournament and advanced

to the Division 3 final. A big thanks to Paul

Harding for hosting this tournament.

Jon Lindenberg and Jimmy Craft (far side) are receiving an overhead in

the D3 final

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Platform Tennis

MEN’S CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP

Men’s Club Championship took place on a sunny but frigid Saturday afternoon, March 17th. It coincided with Saint

Patrick’s Day and some players paid tribute by wearing all-green outfits. A total of 16 teams competed for the title.

Thanks to all the players for a competitive and fun day of paddle and to Paul Harding for hosting the event.

l-r: Runners Up David Tuttle and Boie Bogardus with the 12-time club

Champions David Gedney and Bryan Kelley

l-r: Consolation Winners Jay and Jack Bennett with quarterfinal reprieve

Winners Jodie Dostal and Shedd Glassmeyer

MIXED EVENTS

DADVID GOGOLAK MEMORIAL MIXED PLATFORM TENNIS TOURNAMENT

This event was renamed in honor of David Gogolak, who was a fun, inclusive, energetic, larger than life personality. The

tournament consisted of players from Wee Burn Country Club and Tokeneke Club. Sixty four players signed up for

the event making up two draws of sixteen teams. It was an unseasonably warm but beautiful day for a good quality paddle.

Molly Brown & Pat Mullin edged Sheila & Dave Mueller in the final of the A bracket. Anne & Connor Sullivan beat Mary

& Murat Alptekin in the final of the B bracket. A big thanks to Jen Anderson and Jimmy Brown for hosting the event and

to all the participants and spectators for making it a big success.

David Gogolak Tournament participants

l-r: the A Draw Champions Pat Mullin & Molly Brown with the Runners Up

Sheila and Dave Mueller

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l-r: the B Draw Champions Simon Little and Sarah Zepeda with

the Runners Up Lisa and David Tuttle

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MIXED SCRAMBLE EVENT

The Mixed Scramble Event

took place on a very cold

and windy Friday evening,

February 2nd. Forty

people bravely embraced

the conditions and had fun

playing and socializing.

Understandably, the breaks

were a little longer than

usual and after a couple of

rounds everybody gathered

for a well-deserved hot

dinner.

Thanks to Jenn Lia and

Holly Galper for hosting

this great event!

During the dinner break

JUNIORS

JUNIOR MEMBER-GUEST

Junior Member-Guest took place on Friday evening, January 26th. Seventeen teams competed in the 10-12 and

13+ age groups. Participants played in a round robin format and accumulated points throughout the rounds.

Each team got to play at least four different opponents with breaks in between matches for pizza, hot chocolate,

and cookies. The level of play, energy, and joy around the courts was tremendous! Thanks to all the participants

who joined us that evening!

Before the matches began

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Platform Tennis

JUNIORS

l-r: 10-12 age group Champions Quinn Mullin and James MacDonald

(guest) with Runners Up Molly Moore and Sadie Stafford (guest)

l-r: 13+ age group Champions Anders Mueller (guest) with

Runners Up Cameron Cavanna (sub) and Macy Millones

PARENT-CHILD TOURNAMENT

The Parent-Child Tournament took place on Sunday, March 6th and consisted of 10-12 and 13 & over age groups.

All teams displayed fair play and camaraderie throughout the event. The juniors impressed their parents by

showing high level of skill and even the youngest players made some screen digs. Cookies and hot chocolate

were available to keep all players warm on a frigid March afternoon.

Thanks to all the teams for a great afternoon of mixed generation paddle.

l-r: The 12-10 age group Runners Up Shedd and William Glassmyer with

the Champions Quinn and Michael Mullin

l-r: The 13+ age group Runners Up Wells and Baker Beck with the

Champions Henry Cavanna and Harris Swenson (uncle)

We look forward to seeing you all next season.

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Tennis

We welcome the new

Tennis Assistant Professional

Patricio Misitrano selected to attend

testers training at USPTA Headquarters

Wee Burn’s Director of Tennis, Patricio Misitrano,

was selected from among the top tennis testers in the

country, to attend a training session in Lake Nona,

Florida. The training session was both on and off

the court. He was asked to participate and provide

feedback on using the new USPTA on-court digital

testing platform.

Brigit Folland

Assistant Professional

Brigit is originally from Bristol, England.

She came over to the United States in 2013

to attend the University of South Carolina

and represent the Gamecocks Women’s

Tennis Team whilst studying Sports

Management and Entertainment. She

lead her team to an NCAA sweet sixteen

finish in her Senior year as team captain.

During her summers at South Carolina

Brigit coached at the Wilson Tennis

Camps and worked with children and

adults all different levels and ages.

Her passion for tennis lead her to a new

opportunity at Lenoir-Rhyne University, in

North Carolina, where she is currently the

Graduate Assistant coach for the Men’s and

Women’s tennis team.

Brigit is looking forward to become part of

the Wee Burn team this summer and can’t

wait to get on court!

The new testing online application will allow testers

to run tennis certification while using a tablet. The

training session on March 16th, at the Lake Nona,

Florida USTA and USPTA Headquarters, was to get

some hands on practice. Patricio was one of the first

few tennis testers to get acquainted with the new

Samsung Tablets that will be used in professional

tennis certifications around the country.

Patricio, who is also the Treasurer of USPTA New

England, represented the Division as the only tester

from our region.

In Memory

Our condolences to the family and many friends

of our longtime members

March

Mrs. Richard A. Brown

We would like our members to know that we are available

to send out immediate email notification of the passing of

a member, should the family desire. We will not publicize

this news without the consent of the family.

Please contact Warren Burdock at 655-1477

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Gun Club

Wee Burn topped Round Hill 261-

227 on a beautiful winter afternoon

for its first interclub win this year.

Interclub Win over Round Hill, Sub-Gauge

Titles, and Member-Member Highlight

Shooting’s Mid-Season.

The always fun Member-Member event was shot on a gray

day but the popular buffet more than made up for the weather.

Bill Baird and Chris Van Munching were first gross, Ned

Brooks and Paul LeBlanc second gross, Mark Dailey and

Steve Hart first net. Matt Heckert won the 410 and 28

gauge titles, 410 runner-up was Bill Baird, 28 gauge

runner-up was Tim Westcott. The all-gauge winner was

Chris Van Munching, Bill Baird runner-up. New shooters

are encouraged to sign up for training and shooting with

loaner guns before the season ends.

Round Hill Interclub Match

Member-Member winners Chris Van Munching and Bill Baird shooting

in the “wipe-your-eye” finale won by Chris

Chris Hart’s guests get instruction from Trapper Rocco Mancuso on the

dedicated training stand

Maureen and Scott Ruckman have Ned Steinkraus surrounded at the

Member-Member

Matt Heckert on his way to winning the 410 Championship with a

spectacular 94 out of 100

Scott Ruckman, Mark Dailey, Charles Galante and Gary Kniffen at the

Member-Member. Trapper Rocco Mancuso in the background.

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