15 medal winners from Tanglewood.
Euchre is an excellent social game that is simple in concept but with a high degree of subtlety in the play. Introduced in the midwest U.S. by early German settlers, the game is still very popular in states such as Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin and right here in Tanglewood.
For the third year in a row, euchre has been one of the most popular events in the Heartland Games, attracting 48 players to Tanglewood on Thursday, February 8. Participants played eight rounds with the winning pair staying put but changing partners and the losing partners moving to a new table after each round.
Gold medalists from Tanglewood: Sue Yuan, Luanne Kerr, Greta DeVos, Judy Hurst (playing with just one hand), Kay Smolek, Steve Batey, Carl Mys and Patrick Hotchkiss. Tanglewood’s silver medal winners: Jan Reisig, Wilma Anacker, Eric Hurst and Bill Kerr. Taking home bronze medals: Tracy Smith, Gary Sewell and George Vermette.
Thanks to Carl Mys, tournament coordinator, and his helpers Colleen Schenking, Marjorie Nelson and Sue Holm. Carl is stepping down but Marjorie has agreed to take over leadership for 2019 when the euchre tournament will return to Tanglewood on Tuesday, February 5.