Chester (The Inspiration) As a child, Chester loved hanging out on his native Jamaican beaches and listening to reggae and ska music. Bob Marley took notice of Chester’s musical genius and surfing abilities and they both helped to create the SkaBeach good-vibrations-music trend which is still un-trending to this day. Chester, now established as an elder in the dread traditions of Santa Clarita, can be found playing Screwie at the Zone and Cigar Clientele.
Louis (Card Shark) Louis has got a mind like a steel trap. What makes a card shark, you ask? Answer: A photographic memory. Bring extra $10’s when you sit at the table with Louis. This game should be called Screwie Louis.
Pat (The Sheriff) Pat is known to have the fastest hand west of The Mississippi. When Pat is in town you best lay down your cards and pay up. I’ve seen personally how fast he is. He laid down a 7-card run with just 9 cards in his holster. Now that’s fast! BEWARE “The Sheriff”
Kirk (Captain) Kirk loves Screwie Louie so much, he offers his house up to all those who bring goodwill, libations, cigars, and a game. Many a cold night have his Screwie brothers and sisters sat out in his backyard, gazing affectionately at his smokey cosmos.
Doc Rich (The Precisionist) Not much is known of DOC as he rarely comes out from behind his surgical mask. Doc loves Screwie Louie so much, he will play with anyone, even if they’re comatose or in ICU. The poor guy in the hospital bed had been Doc’s Screwie team partner. He had put down an ace with two jokers, not knowing Doc had already put down an ace with two jokers, thus screwing the jokers. What happened next, was no joke. The stiff ended up in ICU. Yes, he is a REAL doctor!
Lorenzo (The Italian Stallion) – Can multi-task while watching sports on TV and playing Screwie Louie. Legend has it that Lorenzo is a descendant of the Medici family of Italy. Having been raised as a child in the northern Tuscany region, the boy-child loved picking grapes in the family’s vast vineyard and enjoyed frolicking with the grape-stomping maidens. It is rumored that Lorenzo had a family blood feud, with his older brother Mario, which caused Lorenzo to be banished into exile as the black sheep of the family. His new home became Valencia, California after Lorenzo was adopted by his Screwie Louie bothers and sisters. He can, on occasion, be…
LEON (THE PRO) Chrikjain – Leon knows everything about cards including Screwie Louie. He is the proprietor of The Smoke Zone. You best not make a mistake as his playing partner or The Pro will pull his stink eye on you. Then you will become his ENEMY! Leon has a .500 batting average.
Steve (It’s a Wrap) Reynolds -Steve is the nicest of the bunch at The Smoke Zone. His calculating mind and memory makes him a top player of the game. He has a .405 batting average and a taste for great whisky.
Michael (I’m Italian) Castello – Michael will travel hundreds of miles just for a single game of Screwie Louie, and it just so happens the best players are located at the Smoke Zone right in beautiful Valencia, California (you can see the cigar shop in the header photo, on the lake to the right). Even though Michael spends a fortune in gas, going 100 miles round trip, losing a $5 game is chump change to his gas guzzling mode of transportation. Michael has a .375 batting average. NOTE: Being that Michael is the owner of ScrewieLouie.com, he reserves the right to shame, ridicule and humiliate any of the other players…
Rod (Give Me Some Jokers) Rodriguez -Rod has a tendency to be really hot or really cold. There is no in between with him winning or losing. When he’s losing, you will hear him repeat over and over like a broken record “give me some Jokers, give me some Jokers, please”.