Al Dronsfield Speaks: The Northern District held the P09A tournament this week at the Hawthorne. We had 23 Ladies teams and 40 Men’s teams.
Directed by Donna King we had great weather and what a mess. As luck would have it the top teams all drew positions in the same bracket area. It was a process of elimination. Dean and Mike got knocked out, Stan and I met Earl and Henry in the first match and we moved into consolation. Jim Miller and Dave Kudro met Earl and Henry in the quarters and Jim and Dave went home. Out of the woodwork came Dave Dean and Frank Cherill, Dave a first year pro and Frank a second year pro. They had a great draw and pretty much eased their way into the position round at the end of day one. They would meet Ron Nurnberger and Mike Marquis in the semi’s , Dave and Frank prevailed and would meet Earl and Henry in the finals. They gave Earl and Henry a battle, won the lag and then the tournament. This was Dave and Frank’s first state win as pro’s, great job guy’s. Also another local team, the team of Dennis Abbenante and Pat King came from out of nowhere and played Ron and Mike in the finals to finish 4th.
The team of Sue McLaughlin and Marion Lohbusch fought their way thru the field to finish second to Pam Nurnberger and Joyce Marquis. Katy Walker now a northern district player out of Hawthorne played with Pauline Murphy from the central district and battled with old time partners Terri Smith and Jane Moore. Katy and Pauline out lasted Terri and Jane to take 3rd.
Big tournament next week in Lakeland as it is the Roll of Champions tournament, the only game in the state so there will be a very large crowd.
Reported by Allen Dronsfield 11/30/17 : Go here for complete Results: http://www.fsa-shuffleboard.org/Tournaments/P09A_Results.txt
Here are the RESULTS for PO9B: http://www.fsa-shuffleboard.org/Tournaments/P09B_Results.txt