THANKFULNESS FOR TOURNAMENT SPONSOR
With national Thanksgiving season upon us, shuffleboard players and fans should remember to be thankful for those who sponsor our tournaments regularly. Many of our sponsors are commercial ventures who seek and deserve our patronage. Sponsors appreciate our patronage. Remember to thank them verbally too, so they know you care. Some of our sponsors are private individuals who want to bless our efforts. Thank them too, and consider sponsoring yourself, if it seems good to you. Sponsor money goes to enrich the otherwise modest prize money for winning play.
This column last week named the wrong player as captain of the World Champions USA-NSA East ladies team. The actual captain was Kathy Brennan of Pennsylvania and Clearwater, known to many readers and players here. Kathy is also Curator of the USA-NSA Shuffleboard Museum in Clearwater.
Last column also stated that Tri-Par is getting all 24 shuffle courts replaced, but since then at a special meeting, it was decided to cut the number of courts to only 12 or 16. This will make it unlikely that tournament play will survive there as waiting on courts proves unpopular to players. Tri-Par served as a host tournament venue for more than half a century.
Brad Thomas of Bradenton Shuffle Club has proposed a movement to create new interest in Shuffleboard by producing a CD of how to play the game correctly, and perhaps a statement by leading contenders today on their favorite sayings and/or memories. Brad accepted leadership of this potential movement at the Nov. 9 District Meeting. All are invited to an organizational meeting at Bradenton Shuffle Club, Saturday, Nov. 19 at 9:00 a.m.
FL P-6B Nov. 7 at Port Charlotte, M/L Doubles. Ladies Main: 1.Nancy Sclafani-Joyce Marquis, 4. Pam Nurnberger. Men’s Main: 1. Faren VanDeGrift-Jim Miller, 2. Dwayne Cross-Gerry Curwin, 3. Jerry Stannard-Ralph Lozano. Consolation: 2. Dave Kudro-Jerry Everett, 3. Stan Kowalewski.
SWCD D-6 at Bradenton, Nov. 10, M/L Doubles Restricted to Pros and State Ams, 75 points. Men’s Main: 1. Ron Nurnberger-Jerry Everett, 2. Gerry Curwin-Mike Marquis, 3. Jim Miller-Clarence Gingerich, 4.Grant Childerhose-Joe Kent. Consolation: 1. Bill Tice-Charlie Hearn, 2. John L. Brown-Stan Kowalewski, 3. Bill Batdorff-Darrel Blake, 4. Bill Jenkins-Phil Krick. Ladies Main: 1. Letha DeVries-Marlene Coburn, 2. Adriana Cramton-Pat Tomko, 3. Kathy Smith-Linda Wallingford, 4. Terri Smith-Marilyn Everett. Consolation: 1. Pam Nurnberger-Judy Taylor, 2. Flo Kowalewski-Lois Wegner, 3. Evelyn White-Bonnie Walker, 4. Cheryl Putnam-Paula Jacobson.
SWCD A-3 at Bradenton, Nov. 11, Any Ams/Any Doubles, 16 frames/75 points, played as singles. Main: 1. Frank Marderosian, 2. Dave Evenson, 3. Jane Baldwin, 4. John Hechinger. Consolation: 1. Kathy Kendall, 2. Janice O’Sullivan, 3. Helen Lunsford, 4. Jim Lessard.
Today is the third day of FL P-7A at Bradenton, M/L Dbls, 75 points. And FL P-7B at Melbourne Tropical Haven, Mixed doubles. Also FL A-4A at Lee County and FL A-4B at Betmar, Any Ams/Any doubles.
THURSDAY Nov. 17, SWCD D-7 at Trailer Estates, Open Doubles/ M/L, 16 frames/75 points.
FRIDAY Nov.18, SWCD A-4 at Trailer Estates, Any Ams/Any Doubles, 16 frames/75 points, no points for State Ams.
MONDAY Nov. 21, FL P-8A at Lakeland, P-8B at Bradenton, Mixed Doubles.
Also, Nov. 2 FL A-5 at Pinellas Park, State-Sponsored Amateurs singles, N/W, 12 frames. No Lunch. Note: PREVIEW correct; our published schedule changed.