A QUIRK ONE DECADE AGO
In an Amateur Tournament on November 21, 2008 Arlene McCague and J.R. Rathburn faced Vern Wallingford and Joe Kent. In the last frame Arlene and Joe were opposed and the scoreboard showed Joe 69, Arlene 51. Arlene had one on and Joe hid one behind hers, reaching 76. Joe kept putting one on in front and Arlene nudged it on the line, scoring another. Joe felt so confident he was the victor at 76 that he failed to notice her added scores, three 7’s and an 8, came to 80 at the end. All were reminded that the scoreboard is your silent partner, requiring your constant attention. Arlene and J.R. won, 80-76. Spectators can also learn from paying attention at times like that. This column appreciates players submitting items for readers to enjoy.
Monday, Dec. 17 at Ft. Pierce, FL P-11A, Ladies Main: 3. Flo Kowalewski and partner. Men Consolation: 4. Stan Kowalewski and partner.
FL P-11B at Betmar, Men Main: 1. Ron Nurnberger and partner.
Monday, Dec. 10 at Palmetto, FL A-8A, Any Ams/Any Doubles, 75 points, Best 2 of 3 games. Main: 1. David Evenson-Patrick Antaya, 2. Larry Fowler-Frank Marderosian, 3. Sandra Kolasinski-Don Trottier, 4. Kathy Kendall-Peter Aylen. Consolation: 1. Jim Lessard-Tony Souza, 2. Delmer Kohorst-Carl Kohorst, 3. Harriet Piccard-Walter Yoeckel, 4. Rita Marderosian-Mary Fowler.
SWCD D-10 at Golf Lakes rain delay to Rain Date March 18, 2019.
Thursday , Dec. 20 at Bradenton Shuffle Club, SWCD D-11 Open M/L Doubles, 75 points, bring partner no lunch available.
Friday, Dec. 21 at Bradenton, SWCD A-8, Any Ams/Any Doubles, 16 frames/75 points. No 2 State Ams on one team.
No SWCD tournaments Christmas week or New Year’s First week.
. Jerry Stannard is playing again after a hospital stay. Gib is thriving at Summerfield at age 104.
. Ron Nurnberger observes it has taken much time and effort to achieve the required 200 FL Pro points for the FSA Hall of Fame, but the fact that he and Pam will be inducted together on Jan. 14 makes it especially worthwhile. This columnist is unaware of any couple previously inducted together in Florida Shuffleboard Association history. Congratulations!