Historical Look at the Early Roll of Champions by Bob Pearson!!

1A KAPOK TREE  INN BALL ROOMROLL OF CHAMPIONS: THE AWARDS BANQUET WAS SHUFFLEBOARD’S GALA EVENT OF THE SEASON!!

The top 8 Men and the top 8 Women received gold medals and the next 8 Men and Women received silver medals. The medals were presented by a member of the St. Petersburg Evening Independent newspaper at the annual banquet. Medal winners were invited to the banquet and were allowed to bring one guest. It was Shuffleboard’s Gala Event of the Season. The Awards Banquet during this period was held at the Kapok Tree Inn, (Pic at top) Clearwater, FL >> a wonderful establishment with great food. 

Dinner at the Kapok Tree  Inn wasn’t about the food, although the food was good. It was about the décor, the ambience, the completely over-the-top elegance of the place. When you brought someone to the Kapok Tree, you were saying, “You are special to me”, but equally, “I enjoy the finer things in life.”   Do you think possibly Shuffleboard would benefit to-day, from just a little of this approach????

The medal system prevails today but without the “hoopla”. The top 24 Men and Women are presented with medals before the Lakeland State Tournament held in December. The first 8 receive gold; the next 8 silver and the next 8 receive bronze.  

To see who will be receiving the Medals in 2014 12 08, click:  https://theshuffler.net/2014/11/18/roll-of-champions-lakeland-2014-12-08-check-below-to-see-who-has-earned-a-medal-you-may-be-surprised/ 

Stan McCormack.  2014 11 28.

 

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