2015 Kismet Kaye Mixed Up Unisex Doubles tournament
Text by Barbosa, photos by Jeannie
“Kismet or Fair Harbor…its all Fire Island” said new tennis star,
Winners: Danielle and Jim (sexual parity)
Final Four: Danielle, Jimmy S, Dean and Gary (geographic parity)
“The 2015 Kismet Kaye Mixed Up Unisex Doubles tournament
held Saturday, 9/5/15 barely lived up to its name, with only 2 women in the 16
person draw, the Winners were Danielle Feis and Jim Sugrue, preserving sexual
It also accomplished its primary goal of completion in a single
day, in record time, by 4:30 PM.
After three rounds, each with a different partner (hence “mixed
up”), the eight entries with the highest number of games won, moved into the
In the semis, Dean DeMarco & Gary Leone beat Tony Falotico
& Dan Barbosa; and Danielle & Jim Sugrue beat Danny Engelstein &
In the draw for the finals, in a rare case of fate (“Kismet”) ,
the semis winners kept their partners, and Danielle & Jim S. edged out the
favorites, Dean & Gary, (8-7), with a gentle volley by Jim to Gary’s toes,
who could not pop it up over the net.
The assembled crowd applauded, and those in the Licari Box lifted
their glasses to the players, who were then bestowed their chits from the Inn
and the Out, solicited by Jeannie Lieberman, Chief Solicitor, with engraved
Beer Mugs to the four Finalists, testifying to their prowess to follow,
arranged by Gary, Chief Engraver. The Chief Umpire,
Hal Biagas, was AWOL, leaving the players to keep score when not playing, with
A good time was had by all.
Chairman of the Board. “
Waiting to serve:
Stella B & Jay
The Great Planner at work!
Justin, Jay, Dan B & Hanna
The Man Himself!
A blast from the past – compliments of Nancy Tuck
Kismet Plastik Klassik
Earl the Pearl shall not be allowed to referee or call foot
faults, nor can he make up rules as he goes along.
Linda Languilli must leave the court area to use her cell phone.
Linda Languilli will be awarded a tournament win if she gets
through the next year without an injury.
Three “O-Barbossa’s constitute a point deduction.
Three “O-You-Dope’s” by Binnie constitute a point deduction.
Jerry Schneidman will get point deductions for smiling or exposing
the veins in his neck.
Fair Harbor Dave will receive extra points for playing from the
Roz and Nancy will receive extra points for double faults and
hitting into the net.
Nancy will receive extra points for getting the score right.