FSA WCD Reports: The Prevosts, Ellie and Ron Come to The Rescue!!!

Hi Stan, I didn’t get to take pictures of this weeks tournament due to getting ousted on Thursday and not needing to come back for Friday. However, Directors Ellie and Ron Prevost came to my rescue and sent the results and took pictures as well. Talk about terrific friends and Directors.


stan bober
wcd webmaster

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Happy Valentines Day. 2019 02 14.

Love is an emotion of strong affection and personal attachment. Love is also a virtue representing all of human kindness, compassion, and affection; and “the unselfish loyal and benevolent concern for the good of another”. Love may also be described as actions towards others (or oneself) based on compassion, or as actions towards others based on affection.
In English, love refers to a variety of different feelings, states, and attitudes, ranging from pleasure (“I loved that meal”) to interpersonal attraction (“I love my partner”). “Love” may refer specifically to the passionate desire and intimacy of romantic love, to the sexual love of eros, to the emotional closeness of familial love, or the platonic love that defines friendship, to the profound oneness or devotion of religious love. This diversity of uses and meanings, combined with the complexity of the feelings involved, makes love unusually difficult to consistently define, even compared to other emotional states.
Love in its various forms acts as a major facilitator of interpersonal relationships and, owing to its central psychological importance, is one of the most common themes in the creative arts.
Love may be understood as part of the survival instinct, a function to keep human beings together against menaces and to facilitate the continuation of the species. People with developmental disorders may have a limited or minimal capability of experiencing love.

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“Jane O”: Looking Back to Valentine’s Day of 1990!!!

“JANE O” Jane continues to be one of the dominating players on the Ladies’ Pro circuit. Up to the present time she has amassed the amazing total of 779points! Jane has won just about every major tournament and/or championship, including the F.SA. Masters.
Friendliness and congeniality are Jane’s trademark. She always has a story to relate to cheer her many, many friends. Jane continues to make a significant contribution to the sport; there are no signs of her enthusiasm or determination being on the wane!!

Jane O in 1990 on the left; Jane O precisely 20 years later on the right!!
Stan McCormack & Alf Primeau of The Shuffler. 2010-02-14


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Harvard community celebrates the season with games, firepits, and marshmallows

Kian Attari í19 shows good form at shuffleboard. Winterfest on Science Center Plaza includes fire pits and ice lane games like curling, shuffleboard, bowling, and ping pong daily from noon until 7pm. Jon Chase/Harvard Staff Photographer

Harvard community celebrates the season with games, firepits, and marshmallows

Students have plenty of opportunity to bundle up, avoid people, and stay indoors during the year’s frostier months. But Harvard’s Common Spaces is asking them to shed those covers during the third annual WinterFest, a time and place where people can chill out and warm up — to the weather and one another.

Walk by the Science Center Plaza during the day and you’ll see students, faculty, staff, and other members of the Harvard community taking part in classic ice-lane games like curling, or lounging beside smoky fire pits, roasting marshmallows and sipping hot chocolate while top 40 songs play in the background.

Open daily from noon to 7 p.m., this year’s WinterFest gives visitors a reason to take their time on what can seem like a three-monthlong shuffle from warm place to warm place. On Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, things become toastier as firepits are lit in the plaza and the hours are extended until 8 p.m.

“It changes the perspective,” said Asa Coleman ’22, sitting by the fire with fellow first-years Izzy Kakala and Remi Owoseni.

Kakala, with a book cracked open on his lap, said the space provides a laid-back area to get ahead on some class work. Coleman and Owoseni said the firepit is perfect for a mental break.

Marshmallows roasting on a fire
Two people sitting around a fire pit

Judy Benardete, M.B.A. ’95, and Alan Ellison met at the fire pits.

Jon Chase/Harvard Staff Photographer

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John Brown’s Newspaper Article of 2019 02 13.

We recently heard the “State of the Union” address. What is the state of shuffleboard? Shuffleboard is organized at the Club level, the District level the State level, the National level, and even at the International level.
First, in reverse order, the International . Plans are being finalized for the 38th World Singles Championship in Vienna, Austria October 27-November 2, 2019. Any player may apply to play, as long as he or she belongs to some club in a member state of a member country. Southwest Coast District of Florida in USA is eligible. Each player is responsible for all costs to travel there. This columnist is a veteran many times over and recommends it as an experience of a lifetime. Register with the National President. See pages 112-114 of the current FL Preview.
The FSA Winter meeting will be Saturday, Feb. 16 at Sebring. The SWCD meeting will be Saturday, March 1 at 1:00 p.m. at Bradenton Shuffle Club, 1525 Ballard Park Drive. All are welcome. One observation is that too few volunteers come forward to prepare for tournaments, to play, to become directors, etc.
This columnist remembers when every club furnished a referee and a scorekeeper for each court in every tournament they hosted. I encourage all of us to participate more enthusiastically to help our sport thrive.
FL P-19 at Bradenton, Feb. 4, State-Sponsored Open M/L Doubles,75 pts. Ladies Main: 1.Flo Kowalewski and partner, 2. Pam Nurnberger and partner, 4.Arlene McCague and partner. Consolation: 2. Eva Mae Lake-Elaine Antaya. Men Main: 1 Tom Putnam-Ed Leonard, 3. Ron Nurnberger-Mike Marquis, 4. Jerry Stannard and partner. Consolation: 3. Dan Lake-Paul Knepper.
SWCD D-16 at Bradenton , Feb. 7, Open M/L Doubles, 75 pts. Men Main : 1. Peter Berg-J.R. Rathburn, 2 Larry Mardis-Larry Taylor, 3. Bill Batdorff-Ralph Lozano, 4. Jerry Stannard-Rick Hall. Consolation: 1. Grant Childerhose-Murray Potter, 2. John Mickle-David Welsh, 3. Dwayne Cross-Bill Bierema, 4 John Heckinger-Ira Snook. Ladies Main: 1. Shirley McCullough-Arlene McCague, 2. Linda Wallingfofrd-Joan -McCurdy, 3. Elaine Antaya-Janice O’Sullivan. 4. Terri Smith-Marilyn Everett. Consolation:1. Donna Schultz-Cheryl Putnam, 2. EvaMae Lake-Sharon Olmstead, 3. Pam Nurnberger-Cindy Slaughterbeck, 4. Joan Curwin-Carol Maxwell.
SWCD A-13 at Bradenton,Feb. 8, Any Ams/Any Doubles, 16/75 pts. Main: 1. Fernand Montplaisir-Donald Cadotte, 2. Frank Marderosian-Paul Maille, 3. Jim Lessard-Norman Goodwin, 4. Don Trottier-Mike Collins. Consolation: 1. Ron Timmerman-Alan Heinbauch, 2. Moe Joyal-Mary Fowler, 3. Janet Eisses-J.Hoeksma, 4. Marilyn Rotman-David H. Smith.
. Thursday, Feb. 14 at Braden ton SWCD D-17, No 2 Pros,M/L Doubles, 75 pts. No lunch available.
. Friday Feb. 15 at Bradenton, SWCD A-14, Draw Doubles, Any Ams/Any Doubles, 16/75 pts.
. Monday.Feb. 18 FL P-21A at Trailer Estates, DeSoto Doubles, M/L, 75 pts. No Lunch. FL P-21B at Tropical Haven in Melbourne, M/L Doubles, 75 pts. No lunch.
. Monday Feb. 18, FL A-19A at Sebring, Any Ams/Any Doubles, 75 pts. Also FL A-19B at Leesburg, Any Ams/Any Doubles, 75 pts.
. Remember Feb. 23 at Bradento n, Shuffleboard University, 9:00 A.M. to learn more. Please arrive at 8:30-8:45 to get acquainted, get ready, etc. Please register with “Dean” John L. Brown or leave word at Bradenton Shuffle Club. 747-6184. “Professors” also register with John at 756-8548.
. Tri-Par has 12 courts ready to play on after long delay. This column salutes their patience and earnest rehabilitation. We harbor secret hopes that some day a State Tournament for Amateurs could be hosted there.
.Happy Shufflng.

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FSA 020B Hosted by Leesburg SBC on 2019 02 12.


OPEN DOUBLES Ladies – Leesburg SBC – 2/12/2019
Ladies – Main (20)Teams
1. Sue Krynak – Sharon Johnson . . . . . . . .Sanlan/Holiday RV Village
2. Nancy Myklejord – Sue McLaughlin * . . . . . . . .Lakeland/Hawthorne
3. Gail Howell – Loretta Wadden . . . . . . . . . . .Leesburg/Clerbrook
4. Barbara King – Barbara Rush . . . . . . .St. Cloud/Coronado/Mainland
1. Linda Marshman * – Marti Noble . . . . . . . . .Winters Park/Sebring
2. Doris Hanke – Linda Armstrong . . . . . . . . . . . Hawthorne/Sanlan
3. Mary Jane Neumann – Carol Helfer . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Leesburg
4. Christine Giumarra – Mary Ann Pabst . . . . Deland/Coronado/Mainland
Tournament Director(s): G. Monroe/L. Layton

Men – Main (27)Teams
1. Michael Seyfer – Robert Robinson . . . . . . . Zephyrhills/Hawthorne
2. Allen Dronsfield * – Dean Myklejord . . . . . . . .Leesburg/Lakeland
3. Henry Strong * – Earl Ball * . . . . . . . . . . .Zephyrhills/Betmar
4. Bob Phifer – Delane Ruess . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Betmar
1. Dan Morgan – Walt Shine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Lakeland/Betmar
2. Dave Martin – Dave Dean . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tavares/Leesburg
3. Jacques Beaudry – Thomas WinkelspechtLakes of Melbourne/Wickham Park
4. Lyle Walker – Jeffrey Geesey . . . . . . . . . Zephyrhills/Hawthorne
Tournament Director(s): G. Monroe/L. Layton

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Sebring Shuffleboard Club hosted by Larry & Ruth Brown held a fun Sweetheart tournament today. 2019 02 10

Sebring Shuffleboard Club hosted by Larry & Ruth Brown held a fun Sweetheart tournament today.

There were 70 shufflers signed up to play in this event and what a fun filled day it was. What made the day so great was what they were able to do on the courts. All rules were thrown out the window as we encourage teams to talk back and forth to their partner on what shots to take. If either a husband or a wife made a great shot they would yell down and say “meet me in the middle of the court for a valentine kiss”. There were a lot of kissing going on. Ruth & I came up with a few wrinkles to make the game a little more fun, such as, game 1; playing 8 frames on yellow & 8 frames on black, one of the partners had to get theirs in the kitchen before any points counted.Game 2; one of the partners had to get a ten before any points counted and game three, if you were right handed you had to shoot left handed for the first 4 frames & vice versa on each color.You never heard so much laughing & yelling
going on in a shuffleboard game. A special recognition to John & Lenora Holden coming from Ft. Meyers and Matt Broughton & Tyne Scybold from St. Pete.
After the prizes were given, everyone went to a local restaurant for fellowship & dinner.

1st place Gene & Maureen Tomlinson; 2nd place. Peter & Margaret White

Article by Larry and Ruth Brown; Creators of FUN TOURNAMENTS!!!   2019 02 10

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