DID U KNOW by EARL BALL??
I was missing a couple of Previews and Jerry Stannard brought me 2 that I had not read. I just looked them over and found some interesting information!!
Did U Know that there were only 4 Districts to begin with? The Central which is pretty much the same as it is today but with more participation from Tampa. The West Coast District which is today the West, Southwest and Southern Districts. The Southeast District which is today the Southeast and Central East Coast Districts. The Northern District which is pretty much the same. The northern District has been devastated by the loss of tournament sites. Of course, the Districts were restructured as shuffleboard grew. We are now in a shrinking mode and I guess it wouldn’t be surprising if some consolidation took place as we continue to shrink.
I read the rules and they are pretty much as they are today. They were the National Shuffleboard Association Rules and were used pretty much wherever shuffleboard is played. Today they are called the Florida Shuffleboard rules and are pretty much used around the world.
We have players that think we should lag two discs instead of four for color choice; they lagged only one in those days.
Jerry Stannard would go nuts over the way the chart was set up. Champions were seated somewhat like the NCAA basketball tournament is seated, and if any byes existed they went to the Champions.
Earl 1-24-2018 (I am sure Earl will appreciate any comments you would like to leave in the Comment Section, below the article.) (IF you successfully name the location of the Tournament, I will send you a couple of pic from same!! ) Stan