YOU ARE INVITED!!
“Three Nationals and More” in
Hendersonville, North Carolina
SANDI QUINN WRITES FROM HENDERSONVILLE: If you like to
play in National tournaments you must put Hendersonville, NC on your shuffleboard ‘must do’ list.
Here is the State and National Shuffleboard Schedule for 2016:
- NC Singles M/L Div.—————————————————Aug. 29-30
- NC Doubles M/L Div.————————————————–Sept. 1-2
- National Doubles M/L Div.——————————————–Sept. 5-6-7
- National Singles M/L Div.——————————————-Sept. 8-9-10
- National Mixed Doubles———————————————-Sept. 12-13-14
The HSC’S 14 courts have a definite drift but they are somewhat predictable and are kept in good shape. The club also does a good job at keeping the discs in good shape. So, with a couple of practice sessions, you are ready to compete. If it’s possible to come a couple weeks before the Nationals you could enjoy the Club’s ‘fun shuffles’ and play in the State Tournaments. Others arrive the weekend before the Nationals and get in a day or two of practice.
Hendersonville and the surrounding area have much to offer in addition to shuffling!! That is why so many shufflers make this their summer home. Being nestled in the valley of three different mountain ranges, the weather is comfortable all summer, and September is always beautiful. Downtown Hendersonville is so enjoyable with lovely flowers, hanging baskets and shopping to suit every taste. Most Friday evenings streets are blocked off for live music, dancing and car shows. The annual 4-day NC Apple Festival, the first week of September offers craft booths, sidewalk sales, food booths, entertainment and apples, apples, apples!
Other attractions in Hendersonville are: Carl Sandburg Home; Flat Rock Music Festival; Flat Rock Nature Center; Curb Market; Walking Tour; Historic Johnson Farm; Western NC Air Museum; Bullington Horticultural Learning Center; The NC Arboretum; Mineral and Lapidary Museum; Hendersonville Train Depot; Jump Off Rock and Wolfe’s Angel. There are also several art studios, playhouses and theaters. The popular day-trips and weekend getaways are: Pigeon Forge, TN with Dolly Wood, great craftsmen, shopping and music shows; Maggie Valley and Cherokee, NC offering numerous music shows and Harrah’s Casino; Asheville, NC with the Biltmore Estate, Thomas Wolfe Memorial State Historic Site, Folk Art Center and Biltmore Homespun Shops; Great Smoky Mountains National Park; Chimney Rock; Mount Pisgah; DuPont State Park, and there are many spectacular water falls around the Brevard and Hendersonville areas.
Ask anyone who spends time here what they think of Hendersonville and it will definitely peak your interest.
So, whether for a week, a month or the whole summer, plan to check out Hendersonville, NC and I will look forward to seeing you on the courts!
Sandi Quinn. 2016 08 06.