John Brown’s Weekly News Article: 2017 12 06

The Southwest Coast District lost a friend on Thursday, November 30. Mrs. Dona Dunn passed away at home on the farm near Battle Creek, Michigan. Dona and her late husband Earl played at Bradenton Shuffle Club for more than 20 years. They were also classic farmers at their dairy farm where Dona at age 92, was still mowing the lawn on her riding mower this past summer. They were both inducted into the Southwest Coast District Hall of Fame last season. Dona served many years as President of the Battle Creek Shuffle Club and was a good tournament director as well. We extend our sympathy to their family who continue to operate the farm.

FL P-09A at Hawthorne, November 27, M/L Doubles, 75 points. Ladies Main: 1. Pam Nurnberger-Joyce Marquis, 4. Terri Smith and partner. Men Main: 3. Mike Marquis-Ron Nurnberger. Consolation: 1. Dave Minnich and partner.
FL A-06A at Clearwater, November 27, Any Ams/Any Doubles, 75 points. Main: 4. Don Sprague-Jim Clark. These courageous men are marching toward Pro status.
Thursday, Nov. 30 at Bradenton, SWCD D-8 Open M/L Doubles, 75 points. Ladies Main: 1. Marilyn Everett-Heather Godson, 2. Nancy Sclafani-Carol Maxwell, 3. Evelyn White-Jill DeBruyne, 4. Adriana Cramton-Pat Tomko. Consolation: 1. Flo Kowalewski-Shirley McCullough, 2. Arlene McCague-Sharon Olmstead, 3. Terri Smith-Lois Wegner, 4. Dian Darrah-Charlotte Broda. Men Main: 1. Jerry Everett-Clarence Gingerich, 2. David Welsh-Dwayne Cross, 3. Ron Nurnberger-Jim Miller, 4. Grant Childerhose-John Mickle. Consolation: 1.J.R. Rathburn-Bill Batdorff, 2. Gerry Curwin-Mike Marquis, 3. Bob Kendall-John Roberson, 4. Phil Krick-Ed Leonard.
Friday, Dec. 1, at Bradenton, SWCD A-5, Amateur/Any Doubles, 16 frames/75 points. Main: 1. Don Trottier-Joe Sciortino, 2. Pat and Elaine Antaya, 3. Rita Marderosian-Larry Fowler, 4. Frank Marderosian-Mary Fowler. Consolation: 1. Ken Maxwell-Mike Collins, 2. John and Olivia Hechinger, 3. Jim Lessard-Jim Halstead, 4. Marlene Simpson-Martha Kaufman.
Today is the second day of FL P-10 at Lakeland, Open M/L Doubles 75 points. Also today is the second day of FL A- 7 National Amateur Mixed Doubles at Avon Park.
Thursday, Dec. 7 SWCD D-9 at Palmetto, M/L Draw Doubles, Restricted to State Ams and Pros 16 frames/75 points.
Friday, Dec. 8 at Palmetto, Draw Any Doubles, Any Ams, (No points for State Ams}, 16 frames/75 points.
Next Monday, Dec. 11, FL P-11A at Ft. Pierce, P-11B at Betmar, M/L Doubles, 75 points.
Also Monday, Dec. 11, FL A-08A at Palmetto, A-08B at Winter Haven, Any Ams/Any Doubles, 75 points.
Because of the Christmas Holidays, SWCD has no tournament on Dec. 21.
Golf Lakes offers a Single Mingles, Friday, December 22, non-sanctioned, no points, draw doubles play. Open to all. Bradenton also offers non-sanctioned Pro-Am Doubles, Friday, Dec. 29. More details next week.
Happy Shuffling.

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