THOUGHTS ABOUT THE “MASTERS” PLAYERS BY EARL
The players, of course, are the best in Florida as testified to by fact that they scored the most points across the entire season. Let’s take a look at what I know about them! Ladies first.
Judy Taylor is the complete package. She can do it all; she clears well and can play the board if the situation calls for it. She has a very strong mental demeanor, stays in the game and yet is just as nice a person as can be. She’s on top and should be.
Jeanne Andrews clears the board as well as anyone in the game. That’s the strong part of her game and she uses it and scores her hammer. She travels and plays a full schedule.
Landy Adkins clears and scores in the fashion of years gone by, probably influenced by all the years of playing with Joan Cook. She has certainly been successful using that strategy.
Nicole Huot has been a successful player for the last few years but she has back problems and even though she can play as a non-walker in today’s world, she hasn’t done it. Maybe being Canadian has something to do with it because she is only allowed so many days in this Country. I’ve tried, in the past, to convince her to play.
Nancy Sclafani has come into her own because she can play more State tournaments. She started her career in Zephyrhills and as such she plays the board well but clears when necessary. Having moved to the Bradenton area has allowed her access to more tournaments.
Glenna Earle has been knocking on the door for a few years now. She learned the game in Zephyrhills and is comfortable playing the board. She does clear but is better on the board.
Judy Ross is my mixed doubles partner and a very good player. She’ll clear if the situation calls for it but is very good at setting the opponent up; be it running the alley or kicking a block off the line. Her demeanor is somewhat carefree but she’s serious about her game.
Helen Biaggi has come along very fast. I haven’t seen her play much but she seems to be intense at playing the game and very much wants to succeed. She travels and plays every week.
Joyce Marquis has made steady progress and is really trying hard to break through. She’s a board clearer and plays hard.
Coleen Austin is loved by everyone for all the work she does on special events. Everyone hopes she is successful on the courts. I haven’t seen her play much so I don’t know much about her game.
Ann Wedel is also the complete package and has been for years. She doesn’t play many tournaments any more but as you can tell by her appearance on this list she is still very successful when she does play.
Dianna Allen is more of a board clearer than a board player but as Judy Ross’ partner I’m sure she finds it necessary to play the board often. Nice gal that you can’t help but like and wish well.
Arlene Guerrini is a good all-around player but doesn’t play all of the tournaments any more. She could win it all if she makes it.
Sue Insinga is not only a good player but works hard for her club. If she could get to more tournaments she would have a better chance. She’s a good player.
Marilyn Everett would probably qualify if she had a chance to play more tournaments. She plays well, smiles easily and always is friendly.
Stan Speaks: Think of the time, concentration, and effort needed tor Earl to prepares this!!!!