Tournaments held at San Quentin over the holiday weekend secured the winners as champions going into the New Year.
The tourneys included Scrabble, tennis, dominoes, handball, three-on-three basketball, soccer, Ping-Pong and horseshoes.
Both first and second place won prizes of granola bars.
Darwin Billingsley emerged as the master of seven-letter words in the Scrabble contest, with Chuck Stubblefield taking second.
In tennis advanced singles, Chester Boddie served his way to first place, while Paul “Black” Alleyne came in second.
Boddie also won the tennis doubles contest partnered with Paul Oliver. Orlando Harris and Earl Wilson volleyed to second.
In the tennis beginner/intermediate round, Jeffery Williams came in first and Bryan Richie, second.
In soccer, the first-place winners were Angel Villafan, Gorka Gomez, Brandon Hiadalgo, Adrian Montes, Jose Melendez and Fredy Castareda.
The second-place soccer winners were Tare “Cancun” Beltranchuc, Miguel Gutierrez, Marco Villa, Gonzalez, Jesus Lopez and Oscar Aguilar.
In Ping-Pong, Jeffery Hamilton won first place, and Clay Long, whom a parole board recently found suitable, came in second.
The horseshoes double champs are Elais Solis and Donald Thomas. Ernest Vick and Dennis Oates came in second place.
Champion Jeff Williams 4-peated in handball, partnered the second time with B. Burton. Eric Post and David Mageo came in second.
In three-on-three basketball, 51-year old Brian Asey added his veteran skills to Curtis “Wall Street” Carroll’s speed and Harry “ATL” Smith’s brute force to win first place for the second tournament in a row. In the previous Christmas tourney, Carroll and Asey won playing with Paul Oliver and Jessy Blue. Injury prevented Blue from playing in the New Year’s tournament and Smith replaced him.
Trevor Bird, Will Nguyen, Robert Polzin and Zack Moore lay-upped their way to second place.
The dominoes champions are Aguilar and Jesus Lopez. James Smith and Benjamin Jackson Jr. came in second.