Niagara-on-the-Lake, September 7 – 8, 2013
Please scroll to the bottom of the page to see some pictures from the event.
The 2013 Charles Blair Macdonald Challenge and The Eastern Canadian Hickory Championship were played over the historic Niagara-on-the-Lake Golf Club on September 6, 7, and 8. The course is the oldest golf course in North America on its original site (1875).
The Niagara area is great for relaxing - a casino, theatre, wineries, quaint shops, wonderful restaurants, and a soon to open outlet mall. Because we play early in the day, there is plenty of time to entertain a spouse accompanying you.
The weather for the Friday practice round and the Sunday tournament round was spectacular. Saturday's round was wet and difficult for the competitors.
The event is unique in that it is the only tournament in North America where the contestants play with both pre-1900 and post-1900 hickory golf equipment.
The format of the event has contestants using pre-1900 equipment the first day - 9 holes of foursomes (alternate shot) and 9 holes of four ball (better ball) - and post-1900 equipment the second day - medal play. This format gives each player a 27 hole score used to determine the Eastern Canadian hickory champions in four divisions.
The event featured nine lady golfers, nine super senior golfers (70 years of age and older), twenty-three senior golfers (60 to 69 years of age) and twenty open division golfers. American guests came from seven different states - Ohio, New York, Kansas, Wisconsin, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Indiana.
Results of The C. B. Macdonald Challenge
The Canadian team won the first day's match with a score of 16.5 to 11.5. The American team won the second day's match 15 to 14. Canada won the two day event 30.5 to 26.5 points.
Results of The Eastern Canadian Hickory Championship
Note: All scores listed below are for 27 holes.
In the ladies' division, Paula McLean (Kanata, Ontario) shot a fine round of 91 on Sunday to go with her 47 on Saturday for a score of 138. Rita Dietz (Sarnia, Ontario) finished second, scoring 149.
In the super senior division, Bill Turville (Thornhill, Ontario) scored 132 to win his third consecutive championship title. At 138, Adrian Buis (St. Catharines, Ontario) finished runner-up.
Tom Irving (Cicero, Indiana) shot 123 to win the senior division title, edging out Wayne Linton (Guelph, Ontario) by a single stroke. Linton's 124 left him in the runner-up position.
Tom Johnson (Tallmadge, Ohio) fired a fine 71 on the par 72 course on Sunday. This, along with his 40 on Saturday gave Johnson a 111 total, three strokes better than defending champion Brian Schuman's (Melville, New York) 114 total.
I would like to thank all contestants for their participation in the C. B. Macdonald Challenge / Eastern Canadian Hickory Championship.
Next year's event will take place on September 5 to 7. Those who participated in 2013 will have until March 15, 2014 to retain his / her place in the tournament. After that date, I will accept entries from the list of players on the waiting list.
NOTE: Entries will close May 1, 2014. Cheques may be post-dated to May 1, 2014. No entry accepted without entry form and fee.
Click here for Entry Form.
Questions? Contact Paul Dietz
2013 Charles Blair Macdonald Challenge and The Eastern Canadian Hickory Championship
CB Macdonald Challenge Matches
|Rita Dietz defeated Michelle Miller||Paula McLean defeated Noi Moreau|
|Brian Schuman defeated Jim Wilhelm||Alison Spouge defeated Patrice Golde|
|Mike Heil defeated Tom Miller||Bill Truppe defeated David Ellis|
|Tom Johnson defeated Jason Miller||Wayne Linton defeated Mike Just|
|Terry Howarth defeated Bob west||Bob Sly defeated Ron Dunn|
|JW McMath defeated Ron Archer||David Burgess defeated Bern Bernacki|
|Jim Pearson defeated Patrick Potter||Paul Dietz defeated Greg Smith|
|Tom Irving defeated John Bennett||Vern Petry defeated Adrian Buis|
|Tanner Stewart defeated Joseph McLean||Doug Ross defeated Doug Marshall|
|Jeff Pineo defeated Bill Turville||Nick Waterfield defeated Norm Moreau|
|Ian Marshall defeated David Nash||Peter Van Beurden defated Frank Collis|
|Jim Palk defeated Al Clark||Gunnar Eriksson defeated John Duffy|
|Bill Stewart defeated David Gallino||David Borsellino defeated Pat Mihm|
|Frank Rosenzweig defeated George Julie||Harold Macdonald defeated Barry Herbert|
|Ed Jackson defeated Ted Vanden Tillaart|
|USA -- 15 points||Canada -- 14 points|
Foursomes / Fourball
|1||Golde / Savill||Spouge / E. Nash||1|
|0.5||Bernacki / Just||Potter / P. Dietz||1.5|
|1||Schuman / Johnson||Turville / Sly||1|
|2||Heil / McMath||Petry / Bennett|
|1||Ellis / Stewart||T. Miller / D. Nash||1|
|1||Dunn / Jackson||Borsellino / Archer||1|
|Marshall / Buis||McLean / Burgess||2|
|Herbert / Mihm||Eriksson / Vanden Tillaart||2|
|Collis / B. Stewart||Clark / Julie||2|
|1||Rosenzweig / Duffy||Gallino / Van Beurden||1|
|1||Pineo / Norm Moreau||West / Macdonald||1|
|2||I. Marshall / Palk||Ross / B. Truppe|
|1||Irving / Pearson||Linton / Waterfield||1|
|Smith / Howarth||Wilhelm / J. Miller||2|
2013 Eastern Canadian Hickory Championship
|Peter Van Beurden|
|Super Senior Division|
|9 Holes||Michelle Miller|