John Brown’s Newspaper Article of 2019 02 20.

March 25 will be a big day in Sebring, Florida. Not only FL Open Tournament of Champions begins that day, but also the first ever Tournament of Champions for Amateurs will open at the same time and place. Not to worry, Sebring has 36 courts, 20 of which are covered by a roof.
Most players will remember that the Open Division is open to (1) anyone who placed in Consolation in an Open Division State Tournament this year, (2) anyone who placed in a Main Event, Open Division this season or last season, (3) anyone placing first in the Main Event, Open Division during their lifetime.
The parameters for the Amateur Division FL Tournament Of Champions have only been published here once, back in October, 2018 after the Fall FSA meeting. (1) Placing once in a year in a FL State Tournament for Amateurs, an Amateur gets to play that year. (2) Placing twice gives you two years, if still an amateur. Placing thrice in a season gives an Amateur 3 years eligibility as an Amateur. To play in a State Tournament of Champions is a privilege not to be overlooked nor taken lightly.
FL P20A February 11 at Golf Lakes Open M/L Doubles 75 pts. Ladies Main: 1. Pam Nurnburger and. Pt., 2. Flo Kowalewski-Terri Smith. 33. Cheryl Putnam-Pat Tomko, 4. Elaine Antaya-Joan McCurdy. Consolation¨2. Mary Federation-Kathy Laver, 3. Adriana Cramton-Li nda Wallingford, 4. Judy Cross-Marilyn Everett. Men Main: 1. Larry Mardis-Larry Taylor, 2. Ron Nurnberger-Dwayne Cross. 3. Grant Childerhose-Tom Putnam, 4. John Mickle-Mike Marquis. Consolation: 1. Bob Kendall-Ben Coy, 2. Patrick Antaya-C au Huynh, 3. Jerry Everett-Faren VanDeGrift, 4. Arnie Congdon-Lloyd Schmidt.
FL A-18 at Golf Lakes, Feb.12, Any Amateurs/Any Doubles, 75 pts. Main 1. Paul Maille-Dale Overzet, 2. Bill Bierema-Charles Stannard, 3. Larry and Mary Fowler. Consolation. 1. Rita and Frank Marderosian, 2. Ken Maxwell-Karl Clark.
SWCD D-17 Feb. 14 at Bradenton, N o 2 Pros, 75 pts. M/L Doubles, 75. Ladies Main: 1. Evelyn White-Sandra Kolaskinski, 2. Pam Nurnberger-Ursala Joyal, 3. Terri Smith-Marilyn Rotman, 4. Cheryl Putnam-Marcia Clark. Consolation: 1. Pat Tomko-Elaine Antaya, 2. Wilma Terwilliger-Kathy Kendall, 3. Barbara Young-Shirley McCullough, 4. Adriana Cramton-Helen Lunsford. Men Main: 1. Larry Mardis-Mo DeBruyne, 2. Bill Hollabaugh-Larry Taylor, 3. Lloyd Schmidt-Tony Souza, 4. Grant Childerhose-Richard McCowan, Consolation: 1. David Evenson-Phil Booher. 2. Vern Wallingforfd-Moe Joyal, 3. Faren VanDeGrift-Al Cunningham,4. Ric k Hall-J.R.Rathburn.
SWCD A-14 Feb.15 at Bradenton, A ny Ams/Any Doujbles., Main. 1. Paul Maille, 2. Frank Marderosian. Consolation: 1. Ray Lawson, 2. Ken Laver, 3. Mary Federation, 4. Larry Bennett.
Tomorrow, Feb. 21, SWCD D-18 at Bradenton Tropical Palms, Open M/L Doub les, 75 Pts. Lunch Available.
Feb.22, SWCD A-15 at Bradenton Tropical Palms, Any Ams/Any Doubles, 16/75 pts.
Next Monday, Feb. 25, FL P-22A at Tavares Open M/L Doubles, 75 pts. Lunch Available. Also Monday, Feb. 25, FL P-22B at Lee County, Mixed Doubles, 75 pts. No lunch.
Also Monday, Feb. 25 FL A-20 at Melbourne Tropical Haven, Any Ams/Any Doubles, 75 pts. No lunch available.
. Saturday, Feb. 16 FSA Winter Meeting at Sebring , the 2019-2020 season Tournament Schedule was finalized and should be available to club Presidents to reproduce and distribute later this week, it is hoped.
. Remember Shuffleboard University Saturday, Feb. 23 at Bradenton Shuffle Club. Arrive 8:30-8:40, please. This school is open to all. We offer classes for beginners, intermediate, or advanced. We will help anyone who tries to improve. Free.
. Happy Shuffling.

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2 Responses to John Brown’s Newspaper Article of 2019 02 20.

  1. Glenn Monroe says:

    The parameters stated for the Amateur TOC are not quite correct. Placing first in the Main in an Amateur State tournament earns a three year eligibility, as long as the player is still an amateur. Placing second, third or fourth in the Main earns a two year eligibility. Placing first through fourth in Consolation earns a one year eligibility.


  2. Cheri Wargo says:

    Rick L. Hall

    Rick L. Hall, 63, of Stoneboro, passed peacefully on Monday morning (Nov. 11, 2019) at home, following a courageous six-and-a-half-year battle with cancer.
    Rick was born on Nov. 25, 1955, in Grove City, to Jack L. Hall and Alyce Mae Davis Hall.
    He married Cheryl “Cheri” Wargo; she survives at home.
    Rick was raised in Grove City and was a 1974 graduate of Grove City High School.
    He was the owner of Hall’s Safety Equipment since 1984, a third-generation business that began in 1946. He also owned and operated Big Daddy’s Speed Center.
    Rick raced big block modified race cars for more than 40 years. His home track was Mercer Raceway, a place where he enjoyed spending his time. He was active with BRP Modified Tour and served as a board member and former race director. In recent years Rick also raced vintage dirt modified cars.
    He was an avid golfer since high school. Rick spent his winters in Bradenton, Fla., where he enjoyed playing competitive shuffleboard and recently earned pro status.
    In addition to his wife, Cheri, Rick is survived by: a son, Ryan Hall, Grove City; his mother, Alyce Mae Hall, Grove City; his father, Jack “Skinny” Hall and wife, Bonnie, Mercer; and a brother, Jim Hall.
    His grandparents, George and Grace Davis and Francis and Evelyn Hall, preceded Rick in death.
    Rick L., 63, of Stoneboro.
    Calling hours: 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday (11-14-19) in CUNNINGHAM FUNERAL HOME, INC., 306 Bessemer Ave., Grove City.
    Funeral: Private, for immediate family, at 11 a.m. Friday (11-15-19) the funeral home, officiated by Chaplin Bill Beck.
    Burial: Crestview Memorial Park, Inc., Grove City, following the service.


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