John Brown’s News Report of March 7th, 2018

DISTRICT OPEN SPRING MEETING SUCCESSFUL

The Southwest Coast District Board thanks all who came to observe and give opinions on the issues to be decided March 17 at the Florida State Meeting. Unhappily 29 District Presidents were absent, but those who came helped vigorously.
One new decision can be announced: A one-year suspension of an old rule: for this season a District Amateur may play in the District Amateur Masters more than once. This decision, taken by the Southwest Coast District Masters Committee will enable the Masters to have a sufficient number of ladies and men. This effort could be extended, if needed next season.
The several ten-day notices to be voted on March 17 at Sebring will be reported after that meeting.
TOURNAMENT RESULTS
FL P-22B at Lee County, Feb. 26, Mixed Open Doubles 75 points. Consolation: 1. Jerry and Marilyn Everett, 2. John L. Brown and partner.
SWCD D-19 at Palmetto, March 1, Minimum One District Amateur on every team, M/L, 16 frames/75 points. Ladies Main: 1. Bonnie Walker-Kathy Kendall, 2. Linda Wallingford-Lorraine Nyenhuis, 3 Marilyn Rotman-Marilyn Everett, 4. Heather Godson-Rita Marderosian. Consolation: 1. Pat Tomko-Elaine Antaya, 2. Pam Nurnberger-Pam Carr, 3. Sandra Kolasinski-Cheri Wargo, 4. Cheryl Putnam-Martha Kaufman. Men Main: 1.Arnie Congdon-Norman Goodman, 2. Ron Nurnberger-Cau Huynh, 3. Jim Miller-Christy Miller, 4. John L. Brown-Fernand Montplaisir. Consolation: 1. Don Trottier-George Godson, 2. Jerry Everett-Steve Biscontine, 3. Larry Taylor-Don Brun, 4. Ed Leonard-Gary White.
UP COMING
Today is the second day of FL P-23A at Ft. Pierce, P-23B at Betmar, M/L Open Doubles, 75 points. Also today, March 5, FL A-21 is the second day at Pioneer Village in the Central District, Any Amateurs/Any Doubles, 75 points.
Thursday, March 8 at Trailer Estates, SWCD D-20, Open Mixed Doubles, 75 points.
Friday, March 9, SWCD A-15, Any Amateurs/Any Doubles at Trailer Estates, 75 points. No move-up points for State Ams, but District Amateurs Points awarded, Masters Points awarded for both State Ams and District Ams. Spectators welcome, covered grandstand, bring lunch. This week ends the competition to earn points to play in the SWCD Masters for District Ams, State Ams, and Pros. Expect up to 24 players in the Masters at Golf Lakes, March 21.
NOTABLY
. Brad Thomas and John L. Brown can still provide a Preview for one dollar to anyone who has none. The Florida Shuffleboard Preview is one of the best bargains in sports literature, containing last season winners, rules, historical records, points earned, and much more.
. Sat.,March 10-11, Can-Am Games at Mirror Lake Park in St. Petersburg, Amateurs only, no partner needed.
. SWCD players willing to play in Masters MUST sign up with Jo Miller by March 10.
Happy Shuffling.

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