John Brown’s Weekly News Article. 2017 11 14

HOF Induction remarks by Roy Norman. Click on the link below.  

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This columnist is the present historian of the Florida Shuffleboard Association. Here are a few gems from our history book, written about a decade ago by Mrs. Dorothy Wagasky, in anticipation of our Centennial in 2013.
. Shuffleboard was played in England in 1399.
. Shuffleboard was first played in America in 1913, at Daytona Beach, where there is a historical marker.
. The first discs were wooden.
. A set of discs and cues were offered for $5.00 by a lumber yard in St. Petersburg.
. The first shuffle club in America was at Mirror Lake Park in St. Petersburg in 1924.
. Clubs began in Winter Haven in 1926; Orlando and Clearwater in 1927, St. Cloud, Hollywood, Lakeland and Lake Wales in 1929.
. The Florida Shuffleboard Association was formed December 28, 1928 at a meeting held at Mirror Lake.
. By 1932 there were 24 clubs in the Florida Shuffleboard Association.

FL P06B at Port Charlotte, Nov. 6, M/L Doubles, 75 pts. Ladies Main: 1. Pam Nurnberger and partner, 2. Terri Smith and partner. Men Main: 1. Jim Miller-Faren Van DeGrift , 3. Dwayne Cross-Ron Nurnberger. Consolation: 3. Tom Putnam-Dave Kudro. (No SWCD winners at P06A in Deland and FL-
A03 Any Amateurs at Lakeland, Nov. 6.)
SWCD D-6 Nov. 9 at Bradenton Tropical Palms, M/L Draw Doubles, Restricted to State Ams and Pros, 16 frames or 75 points. Men Main: 1. Bob Kendall-Ralph Lozano, 2. Peter Berg-Richard McCowan, 3. Jim Miller-Steve Slaughterbeck, 4. Russ Spoto-Ed Leonard. Consolation: 1. Dave Evenson-Dennis Spangler, 2. Jim Clark-David Welsh, 3, John Roberson-Ira Snook, 4. Dave Kudro-Lowell Williams. Ladies Main: 1. Nancy Sclafani-Doris Mularz, 2. Jill DeBruyne-Marlene Coburn, 3. Pat Tomko-Marcia Brazier, 4. Adriana Cramton-Terri Smith. Consolation: 1. Margaret Hartzler-Jane Schram, 2. Lois Wegner-Linda Wallingford, 3. Shirley McCullough-Arlene McCague, 4. Cindy Slaughterbeck-Kathy Laver.
SWCD A-3 Nov. 10 at Bradenton Tropical Palms, Singles 16/75 points. Cancelled as only 8 Amateurs came and declined to play singles, so played “fun mingles”; no points awarded.
Today is the second day of FL P-07A at Bradenton, Open M/L Doubles, 75 points. Also today is second day of FL P-07B at Melbourne Tropical Haven, Mixed doubles, Open to all. Also second day of FL A-04A at Lee County, A-04B at Betmar, Any Ams/Any Doubles, 75 pts.
Thursday, Nov. 16 SWCD D-7 at Trailer Estates, Open M/L Doubles, 75 pts. Friday Nov. 17 SWCD A-4 at Trailer Estates, Any Ams/Any Doubles, 16/75 pts. No points for State Ams.
Next Monday, Nov. 20 FL P-08A at Lakeland and P-08B at Bradenton, Mixed Doubles, 75 pts. Also Nov. 20 FL A-05 at Vero Beach, State Sponsored Singles, N/W, M/L, Any Amateurs, 16 frames/75 points.
Black Friday non-sanctioned (no points) fun Tournament at Palmetto, Nov. 24, open to all. More details next week.
Happy Shuffling.

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1 Response to John Brown’s Weekly News Article. 2017 11 14

  1. Edgar Roy Norman says:

    Stan, Thank you for the photo. A reminder for the Normans, Doreen and Roy of the many happy years with Rev. John and Deloris Brown. Truly many years of sincere friendship with shuffleboard as the focus for much of the time. I will consider this report as one of the many experiences for rethinking why my recent 90th birthday was such a HAPPY Bithday.


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