John Brown’s Newspaper Article. 2019 02 27

SHUFFLEBOARD SCHOOL A SUCCESS
Forty-five players on seven courts at Bradenton last Saturday, Feb. 23 sharpened their skills with help from about a dozen “Professors”, mostly Pros. Each student was helped to move forward in their development as a competitor by those best able to assess any deficiencies and provide help.
Historically, several of those students have gone forward in tournament play and enjoyed their progress. All were encouraged by Florida President Dave Kudro and Bradenton Shuffle Club President Ron Nurnberger. The “Dean” of the school was proud of all present.
We offer to hold a school at the invitation of Clubs who need help. Call 941 756-8548 to schedule a school for your park or area, yet this season or next season.
TOURNAMENT RESULTS
FL P-21A at Trailer Estates, Feb. 18, DeSoto Doubles Open M/L Doubles, 75 pts. Men Main: 2. John Mickle-John Roberson, 3. Mike Marquis and partner, 4. John L. Brown and partner. Consolation: 1. Gilbert Broadhead-Tom Putnam, 2. Dan Lake-Jean Wilson, Jr., 3. Jerry Stannard-Dave Minnich, 4.Bill Batdorff-Vern Wallingford. Ladies Main: 1. Marlene Coburn-Terri Smith , 2. Pam Nurnberger and partner, 4. Elaine Antaya-Joan McCurdy. Consolation: 1. Flo Kowalewski and partner.
SWCD D-18 at Bradenton Tropical Palms, Feb. 21, M/L Doubles, 75 pts.Ladies Main: 1. Terri Smith-Flo Kowalewski, 2. Pam Nurnberger-Donna Schultz, 3. Shirley McCullough-Adriana Cramton, 4. Jill DeBruyne-Eva Mae Lake. Consolation: 1. Cindy Slaughterbeck-Ann Dirkse, 2. Kay Lynn Duncan-Joan McCurdy, 3. Siggy Gudzus-Marilyn Everett, 4. Janice O’Sullivan-Helen Lunsford. Men Main: 1. Jerry Stannard-John Roberson, 2. Larry Mardis-Dwayne Cross, 3. Grant Childerhose-Phil Booher, 4. Jim Smith-David Welsh. Consolation: 1. Ron Nurnberger-Larry Taylor, 2. John L. Brown-Stan Kowalewski, 3. Vern Wallingford-Bill Batdorff, 4. Bill Bierema-Richard McGowan.
SWCD A-15 at Bradenton Tropical Palms Feb. 22 Draw Doubles Any Ams: Main: 1. Larry Russell-Fernand Montplaisir, 2. Mike Collins-Joseph Sciortino, 3. Ken Maxwell-Janice McMillan, 4. Frank Marderosian-Greg Marchen. Consolation: 1. Don Cadotte-Janet Eisses, 2. Rita Marderosian-Ursula Joyal, 3. Gordon Fethke-Maurice Joyal, 4. Wayne Stewart-John Watts.
UPCOMING
Tomorrow, Thursday, Feb. 28 at Palmetto SWCD D-19 M/L Doubles, Minimum One District Am On Every Team, 16/75,Partner Required, Lunch Available.
Next Monday, March 4, FL P-23A at Ft. Pierce, P-23B at Zephyrhills Betmar Open M/L Doubles, 75 pts, Lunch Available at Betmar.
Also March 4, FL A-14 at Sebring, Any Ams/Any Doubles, need partner, 75 Pts, Lunch Available.
NOTABLE
. Saturday, March 2, 1:00 p.m. Spring Open SWCD Board Meeting, Election of Officers. All are welcome.
. President Ivan McMillen of Suncoast Shuffle League advises that the 4 Teams would welcome more teams to join. Thursdays at 12:30, Men and Ladies welcome, No Pros nor State Ams. Call President McMillen at 419 252-19618.
. Happy Shuffling.

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