JONATHAN SCHNAPP (R), CO-OWNER OF THE NOW FAMOUS ROYAL PALMS SHUFFLEBOARD CLUB IN BROOKLYN, NEW YORK, VISITS PINELLAS COUNTY SHUFFLEBOARD IN A BIG WAY! HE ENTERED WCD’S PRO DOUBLES TOURNAMENT HELD AT CLEARWATER SHUFFLEBOARD CLUB. (Tournament began on 2016 02 25)
JONATHAN WAS LOOKING FOR A PARTNER AND 4TH PLACE ISA WINNER, FRANK NIZIOLEK GAVE WCD’S WEBMASTER, STAN BOBER, A CALL. FRANK KNEW STAN’S PARTNER HAD TO CANCEL AND HE ALSO WAS LOOKING FOR A PARTNER. (Stan is on the left in pic above)
THEY DREW ONE OF, IF NOT, THE TOP SEED (GEOFF BELL & BUD PITTMAN) FOR THEIR FIRST MATCH. EVEN THOUGH THEY LOST, THEY MADE A VERY RESPECTFUL SHOWING LOSING BY A CLOSE MARGIN EACH GAME.
JONATHAN & STAN (Bober) WENT INTO THE CONSOLATION ROUND AND DREW LADY PRO’S JAN COTE & NICOLE HUOT. THEY LOST THE FIRST GAME BY A NOSE BUT CAME BACK AND WON TWO NAIL BITERS TO WIN THE MATCH! JONATHAN’S FIRST EVER PRO WIN. WE ADVANCED TO THE NEXT ROUND AND NEEDED A WIN TO MAKE IT TO THE CONSOLATION’S SEMI FINALS (1st – 4th finish).
GUESS WHO WE HAVE TO PLAY NEXT? NONE OTHER THEN 4th PLACE ISA FINISHER, FRANK NIZIOLEK & PARTNER CARL ROGERSON. FRANK & CARL FLAT OUT PLAYED US AND SENT US HOME.
Stan’s Comments: Jonathan and I had a great time and most importantly, FUN! That’s what shuffleboard is all about. We gave it our best and I have no doubt Jonathan is Pro qualified! Jon clears the board like an enraged tiger and plays the board with great finesse. I would be his partner again anytime, anywhere.
NEWS FLASH: Tournament Finals: 1st Place Main; Bud Pittman & Geoff Bell. 1st Place Consolation; Frank Niziolek & Carl Rogerson
ANOTHER NEWS FLASH!! Jonathan Schnapp, ISA President Michael Zellner AND Jim Allen will all take part in the 2016 CAN-AM Tournament beginning tomorrow, 08:30 February 27th, at the St Petersburg Shuffleboard Club. ALL AMATEURS WELCOME providing you are a Canadian or an American!!! No charge to have your pic taken with any or all!!!!!!
Stan McCormack. 2016 02 26.