2019 FLORIDA SHUFFLEBOARD ASSOCIATION HALL OF FAME
One of the highlights each season is the Florida Shuffleboard Association Hall of Fame Installation. Seven were inducted January 14 at The Banquet-Country Club at East Bay in Largo, FL. Quite unusual was the fact that three were from the Northern District, three from Southwest Coast District and one from the Central East Coast District. The latter was a special award to an officer, who does not compete at the State level, but who has served many years as Secretary of the FSA. Mrs. Linda Rebholz richly deserves the honor as she does very well, indeed. From the Northern District, Glenda Brake, Allen Dronsfield and Susan McLaughlin each has a stellar record in points earned.
But the Southwest Coast District made us quite proud. One was Terri Smith who has won and is winning plenty of points and is such a pleasant and humble player of whom we all can be proud. Terri is from Michigan and played in Zephyrhills of the Central District and in Ohio and North Carolina as well. Her life partner is FSA President Dave Kudro and she has a most unusual hobby – collecting 1500 different items related to Donald Duck.
A most enjoyable comedy routine entertained us all as Pam Nurnberger and Ron Nurnberger, who introduced and presented each other, humorously claimed to be the most important shuffler in the family. Pam reached 200 points first and has the most points yet, but Ron has won several very big prizes too, in recent years, including a national pin which she has yet to obtain. Both have served as officers and have made good records, and are both very likable and seem equally popular. Anyway, by the time they had presented each other, everybody enjoyed the humor with which they carried each other.
January 14, FL P-16 State-Sponsored Singles at Clearwater. Mens Walking Main: 2. Jerry Stannard, 4. Tom Putnam. Consolation: 1. Jerry Everett, 2. Larry Mardis. Men Non-walking Consolation: 1. Ron Nurnberger. Ladies Non-walking Main : 1. Pam Nurnberger. Consolation: 2. Terri Smith.
January 17 at Bradenton Tropical Palms, SW CD D-13, M/L Draw Doubles, Restricted to State Ams. and Pros. 16/75 points. Ladies Main: 1. Lois Wegner-Arlene McCague, 2. Donna Schultz-Cindy Slaughterbeck, 3. Linda Wallingford-Jane Schram. 4. Joan McCurdy-Adriana Cramton. Consolation: 1. Elaine Antaya-Pat Tomko, 2. Carol Maxwell-Kathy Laver, 3. Evelyn White-Cheryl Putnam, 4. Siggy Gudzus-Janice O’Sullivan. Men Main: 1. Larry Mardis-John Roberson, 2. Jerry Stannard-J.R. Rathburn, 3. Joseph Kent-Rick Hall, 4. David Evenson-Levi Miller. Consolation: 1. Jerry Everett-Gilbert Broadhead, 2. Murray Potter-Larry Taylor, 3. Ken Maxwell-Ira Snook, 4. Elmer Heisler-Terry McNamara.
January 18 at Bradenton Tropical Palms, SWCD A-10 Any Ams/Any Draw Doubles , 16/75 points. Main: 1. Mike Collins-Don Trottier, 2. Tony Souza-John Simmons, 3. Jim Lessard-Wayne Stewart, 4. Gordon Fethke-Mary Fowler. Consolation: 1.Joe Sciortino-Larry Fowler, 2. Sandra Kolasinski-Ron Timmerman, 3. John Watts-Karl Clark, 4. Moe Joyal-Rita Marderosian.
Thursday, Jan. 24 at Palmetto, SWCD D-14, M/L Draw Doubles, Restricted to State Ams and Pros. 16/75 points. Lunch.
Friday, Jan. 25 at Palmetto, SWCD A-11, Any Ams/Any Draw Doubles. 16/75 Points. State Ams will have District AM Partner. Draw Doubles no partner required. Lunch.
Next Monday, Jan. 28, FL P-18A at Betmar M/L Doubles, 75 pts. Lunch. Also Monday, FL P-18B at Country Village East in the Southeast Coast District, M/L Doubles, 75 points. No lunch.
Also Monday Jan. 28 FL A-16 at Paradise Bay, Any Ams/Any Doubles, 75 points. No lunch. Al,so FL A-16B at Hawthorne, Any Ams/Any Doubles, 75 points. Lunch.
.All three of SWCD 2019 Hall of Fame inductees placed Tuesday, including Pam Nurnberger with First place in Ladies for three years in a row. Also placing well that day was Larry Mardis, who will be inducted next year in Bradenton as SWCD hosts the 2020 Hall of Fame Banquet.
. Plans for a Shuffleboard School are on hold until a date is confirmed. The delay is partly the result of an upcoming Saturday FSA Meeting to finish business postponed from Jan. 14. Hopefully we can set the date by the deadline for the next column. Leaders should be encouraging club members to plan to attend this school to be held at Bradenton as soon as is practical, or to survey club members who might want a school in their park on some future date.