Winners Circle at Summer 42 Tournament at Srs. Center

42 is a popular game in Texas, across the nation and all over the world, actually. And guess what? The game originated in Texas, and since 2011, is the ‘official State domino game of Texas’.

Karon Weather,director of the Sulphur Springs Seniors Center, set the date of the tournament for Saturday June 29, 2019 and 30 teams registered to play. Four people; two teams of two persons each, make up a game of 42. The top four places were recognized at the tournament.

1st Place – Calvin Bain and Paul Bennett

2nd Place – Steve Fox and John Perkins

3rd Place – Bill Eason and Ernest Young

4th Place – Nevil Solomon and Marlene Gore

First Place Calvin Bain and Paul Bennett with Karon Weatherman

Second Place Steve Fox and John Perkins
Third Place Bill Eason and Ernest Young
Fourth Place Marlene Gore and Nevil Solomon

42 is a domino game first developed by a couple of young teens in response to the general disapproval of card-playing games held by many Protestants of that time. Also known as Texas 42, the trick-taking game is played with a standard set of double six dominoes. 42 is often referred to as the “national game of Texas”. Tournaments are held in many towns, and the State Championship tournament is held annually in Hallettsville, Texas on the first Saturday of March each year. In 2011, the State legislature designated it the official State Domino Game of Texas.

Author: Enola Gay

Has enjoyed working for KSST since 1989. Hosts the Good Morning Show with Enola Gay on weekday mornings from 6-9am, so 'start your day with Enola Gay'! Guest interviews during the Morning Show can also be seen in playback on Cable Channel 18 TV. Along with local country music fan Benny Potter, co-produces 1230 West, a Country and Western Swing radio show which airs weekly on Saturdays from 7-8am and repeats on Thursdays from 7-8pm. Also writes "At the Corral Gate", a column appearing weekly in The Millennium Shopper and in the Lifestyles section of ksstradio.com.

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