An Active Day of Shuffling in the Central District!! See Below!
To-day, Jan 07th, 2016, 178 Shufflers of Florida’s Central District Competed on the Courts!! Three Parks were involved. Two adjacent Parks host the District Amateur Event: Woodbrook and Georgetowne, both on Ariana St in Lakeland, each directly across the street from the other. For shufflers who need assistance, we “Cart” them from one Park to the other.
90 of the 178 were District Amateurs competing in a Modified Format which ensures every player competes in six 16 Frame Games on Day 1. Players draw for a different partner for each Game. The top 16 players, based on the number of wins, combined with a score where necessary, will return for Day 2. On Day 2 the 16 will play a normal Shuffleboard Event. The “Top 16” are shown in the pic at the top!!
For more detail, go here: http://www.fsa-centraldistrict.org/Mingles%2016_1.pdf
This format has proven most satisfying to the District Amateurs. It began in 2013 with 92 players participating; in 2014 we had 116 players; in 2015, 62; and this year, 2016, 90. Very clearly, the “proof” is in the numbers!! Amateurs continue to demonstrate they enjoy this format!!!
Tomorrow, Jan 08th, these 16 players will draw for a partner, keep that partner, and play a “normal” shuffleboard tournament. Eight will finish in the Main Event; eight will finish in the Consolation Event!! Only one team will have the bragging rights of WINNERS!! We will be present to take pictures and share with you the results!! PRIZE MONEY, INCIDENTALLY, IS TERRIFIC!!
We said 178 shufflers competed to-day; the balance, 88 Shufflers competed in CDP11, Pro St Am Draw Doubles held at Sanlan. This Sanlan event is also ongoing. Rain is forecast tomorrow and we JUST MAY have to relocate both of these events!! We are prepared!! ((Lakeland has covered courts!))
Stan McCormack. 2016 01 07