Report of FL State PO3B by Bob Smith.

Bob Smith Speaks: State mixed tournament was held Monday Oct 16-17 at Lee County Shuffleboard Club in the Southern District.  A few of the state’s best players ended up in the same bracket, so some had to go home early.

In first place main, no stranger to shufflers, Colleen Austin can not only edit our Preview and perform numerous computer duties, but she is also competitive on the courts. Colleen teamed up with Pete Sikoski who is well known in the winners circle.

First place in consolation went to third year pro, Deb Norton, and husband Jack who got his final pro point at  Avon Park this season.  Together they are going to be a strong team going forward.

Although we had 5 Hall of Famers in the finals, the Southern District did extremely well with 5 players in the main and 6 players in consolation.

The results:

1st main        Colleen Austin – Pete Sikoski                 1st con      Deb Norton – Jack Norton
2nd main       Ken Offenther – Marietta Cobb             2nd con    Cecille Messier – Joe Messier
3rd main        Jim Miller – Nancy Sclafani                   3rd con    Joyce and – Mike Marquis
4th main        Dianna Allen – Jerry Holbrook             4th con     Tom Mason – Joyce Radcliff

Sent by Bob Smith With THANKS, Southern District President. 2017 10 17 

Deb & Jack Norton, 1st Cons.

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Stan Bober Reports on FSA Tournament PO3A

FL State Tournament A03 has successfully ended in Clearwater FL.  This tournament was a PRO Mixed Doubles, an uncommon event for the FL Circuit, but an event that is a PLUS for Shuffleboard.

Clearwater is in FL’s WCD (West Coast District) and when we think of the WCD, we think of Stan Bober; the WCD Webmaster, not just any webmaster but a webmaster with a sense of humor!!  I have borrowed JUST ONE of his cartoons is at the top of the page.  When you check the Results for AO3, you will see others!!  You will also see IF EARL BALL moved closer to 1,000 Points???  Remember, he has his Celebration Party Date Fixed!!  

HERE ARE THE RESULTS:  https://wcdshuffle.yolasite.com/tournament-results.php

Stan McCormack; 2017 10 17.

 

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Hats Off to the Clermont Shuffleboard Club of FL

Clermont Shuffleboard Club

The Clermont Shuffleboard Club is entering the Fall and Winter season for shuffleboard with the cooler weather arriving. The Northern Shuffleboard District provides tournaments for players of all skill levels from October to April. The Clermont Club is part of a 8 Club league that has weekly matches from November to April.
The Club has open shuffleboard year around for anyone in the area that is interested. The Open Shuffleboard is at 9:00 A.M. on Tuesdays and Fridays during the summer months. From November to April play is at 1:00 p.m. There is open shuffleboard at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesdays and at 9:00 A.M. on Saturdays all year long.
The Club invites anyone in the area to come to Kehlor Park at 466 W. Minneola Ave and try the game out, we have players from 12 years of age to slightly older. No equipment, experience or cost to try the game out. Instruction provided for all new players. We have some of the best playing courts in the state. They are nothing like courts on Cruise ships and Time Shares, which in most cases are impossible to play.
Call Tom at 35-242-1545 or Jean at 35-242-9756 for more info or just come to Kehlor Park at the time listed above. Play usually last about 2 hours, so come during this time and see what the game is like. Everyone gets to play every time, no commitment to show up every time.

2017 10 16.

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John Brown begins reporting of Shuffleboard Activity; primarily in the SWC District of FL. Big Thank You to John!!

NEW SEASON LAUNCHED
Welcome, readers to the 2017-2018 shuffleboard season.

Three shufflers well known in the Southwest Coast District have passed on since our last column in April. Hugh Townsend, Jerry Duval, and Ron McCurdy are no longer shuffling in this world. Each will be missed in his own way.
TOURNAMENT RESULTS
FL P01A at Lee County October 2. Ladies Main: 3. Terri Smith-Pam Nurnberger. Consolation: 1. Nancy Sclafani. Men Main: 1. Ron Nurnberger-Dave Kudro, 3. Ralph Lozano-Jerry Stannard, 4. Dwayne Cross-Jim Miller.
SWCD D-1 October 6 at Bradenton Shuffle Club, Open Any Doubles. Main: 1. Ron Nurnberger-Larry Taylor, 2. Terri Smith-Dave Kudro, 3. Jerry Stannard-Ralph Lozano, 4. Arnie Congdon-Bill Hollabaugh. Consolation: 1. Pam Nurnberger-Nancy Sclafani, 2. Lois Wegner-Marlene Coburn, 3. Linda and Vern Wallingford, 4. Dennis Spangler-Donald Brun.
FL P02A at Avon Park, October 10. Ladies Consolation: 1. Pam Nurnberger-Nancy Sclafani. Men Main: 1. Ron Nurnberger-Jim Miller, 3. Jerry Stannard-Ralph Lozano.
FL P02B at Zephyrhills, October 10. Men Main: 2. Dave Minnich-Dave Kudro.

SWCD D-2 at Bradenton, October 12, M/L Singles. Ladies Main: 1. Terri Smith, 2. Nancy Sclafani, 3. Arlene McCague, 4. Shirley McCullough. Consolation: 1. Pat Tomko, 2. Pam Nurnberger, 3. Linda Wallingford, 4. Deborah Handy. Men Main: 1. Jim Miller, 2. Grant Childerhose, 3. Ron Nurnberger, 4. Gerry Curwin. Consolation: 1. Ben Coy, 2. Arnie Congdon, 3. Dave Kudro, 4. Faren VanDeGrift.
NOTABLE
. Charlie DeVries is at home after almost a year of hospital and rehabilitation. We pray he will continue to improve under Letha’s care.
. Bonnie Walker is still in Michigan under doctors’ care.
. At the Florida Shuffleboard Association Fall Meeting, FSA President Landy Adkins resigned, so our Dave Kudro is now President. Bob Hovatter is now 1st Vice President, Marti Noble is 2nd V.P and Bob Smith of the Southern District is appointed 3rd V.P. FSA Historian John L. Brown is organizing a new committee with a member from each of the seven districts.
The Board voted more freedom to Districts with regard to points earned and styles of District Tournaments. This column will follow any changes in this District if any changes occur here. The State meeting was well run by our new President.
COMING TOURNAMENTS
FL P-3A is in Clearwater, P-3B at Lee County, both begin Monday, Oct 16th .
Thursday, Oct. 19, SWCD D-3 at Bradenton, M/L Doubles, 75 points.
Next Monday, Oct. 23, GL P-4A at Lee County, P-4B at Betmar, M/L Doubles, 75 points.
Happy Shuffling!!!

John Brown.  Rx 2017 10 15 1933.

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37th ISA Player Package and Application Info. Plan Now; Act Now!!

See You in High River Alberta!! ACT NOW!! 

 

ISA President Myrna Bilton Speaks:

Here is the 2018 High River, 37th ISA Championship Player Package. Please ask your National President for an application form. 37th ISA Player Package (CLICK once; when window opens, click on “open”.)

Attached is a picture of the commemorative jacket that High River are offering as an option to their  International guests as well as a photo of the embroidery design which will be embroidered on the jacket back (See pic at top) and a sizing chart.  Best regards; Myrna Bilton,
ISA President. 

Jacket Sizing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you have questions with regard to the Jacket, contact Ken Wardley at:  wardview524@gmail.com 

For Jacket and sizing; click once, pause, and click again.

Stan McCormack.  2017 10 15.

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David Kudro is the New President of the Florida Shuffleboard Assn.!

FSA PRESIDENT DAVID KUDRO SPEAKS:  I  wanted to share with you and the many readers of your shuffleboard blog the events happening as a result of the Florida Shuffleboard Association board meeting held October 14, 2017 in Sebring Florida.

The meeting was called to order by FSA President Landy Adkins and upon the opening President Landy Adkins announced her resignation as President of the FSA for personal reasons. Landy gave many thanks to all the board members and the shuffleboard family for their continued support during her trying times over the last two years. During our regular meeting, in an unanimous vote by the board, Landy will be inducted into the FSA Hall of Fame Presidents Award as a Past President. It should be noted that Landy served as the first Madame President.

David Kudro is now the current FSA President. Bob Hovatter assumes the 1st Vice President position and Marti Noble is now the 2nd Vice President. President Kudro appointed Southern District President Bob Smith to serve as 3rd Vice President.
It was good to see Pat King return representing the Northern District at the Board meeting. Pat served several years as on the Board and an valuable member of the Executive Board as Third and Second Vice President.

One of President Kudro’ s first actions was to Stress the importance of the Publicity and Marketing Standing Committee. President Kudro appointed each District President and District State Rep to the Publicity and Marketing Standing Committee.  He further stressed that Publicity and Marketing will be on every Agenda and be prepared to report to as what actions they are doing in their Districts to promote shuffleboard.
Another important item before the board was the move up point system for Amateurs.
After listening to all 7 District Presidents and their State Reps and realizing that each District concerns and makeup were such that one policy, on move up points, would not work in every District.
The first step was to give each District the autonomy (which exists in our current rules and regulations) to control the move up points given in each District Tournament. Here is the FSA  rule in Article 9 that supports this action: e) Each district has the option in a District Tournament of awarding points or not, depending on the size of the tournament field.
It was further discussed that the number of points earned by finishing place for 1st, 2nd etc. can also be reduced to slow the movement up to pro to allow the Amateur to develop a skill set be competitive as a Pro. The 5 points in three years is the set rule for ALL Districts, however, under 9e, each District can adjust the move up points unique to the number of amateur shufflers each tournament and use this to manage the pace an amateur becomes a pro. To further aid in this, we also passed a motion to allow each District, that has players playing in State Amateur tournaments (Which currently have small fields) to also reduce move up points for this type of tournament.  Prior to this motion these “State” move up points were not adjustable. With fewer amateurs, these State Amateur tournaments aided in shufflers moving up too fast. Should this work successfully and our amateur base grows, the points can go back up. This will only work if the District board passes locally changes that will work in their respective District. If a District doesn’t manage the move up points amateurs will continue to move up too fast and we will be no further ahead.
We further passed a motion to eliminate the awarding of Instant Pro for State Pro/Open tournaments. Early season and small tournaments made this a situation where an amateur could win only one match and make it into the Semi’s and be an instant pro way before they are ready. All these changes were made to take effect immediately.

In another effort in promoting shuffleboard FSA Historian John Brown will have a Historian committee member from each District to develop ideas to promote shuffleboard sharing our history.

The board meeting was well attended with several guests and President Kudro warmly welcomed the President, and 4 Directors of The Saint Pete Shuffleboard Club. President Kudro plans on meeting and working closely with the Saint Pete club and having this club be an intricate part of the FSA. Here is a club where over 100 years ago, organized Florida shuffleboard began. St Pete had such an impact that from there it vastly grew over all of Florida. Due to several events happenings over the years the membership was down to a little over 20 members. Now let’s look at what has happened to the Saint Pete Shuffleboard Club. They have now over 1,000 members and have not only the largest club, but in my estimation the best organized club with a clear vision of their future. As President, I will work hard to bring back State tournaments to St. Pete to times that will work for the Millennials and shufflers that still work  like Jim Allen of Allen R. Shuffleboard. We must make shuffleboard available to all and this could be the first baby step. I look at St Pete as where shuffleboard was born and now what St.Pete Shuffleboard Club has done over the last 12 years as a re-birth that can, like over 100 years ago spread again all over Florida.

Respectfully Submitted
David Kudro FSA President.   2017 10 15.

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Allen Dronsfield Reports on ND District Ts. Pls. Consider Sending Along Your District Results!!

Allen Dronsfield Speaks:  The Northern District got underway Thursday and Friday after a rain out last week in Deland. We saw good weather both days and 26 teams showed up for the No Two Pro tournament.

A fun event which I enjoy playing, being able to choose an amateur to play with and help them move up the ladder.  I am playing a very limited schedule this season in the District in order to keep my focus on the State tournaments, but have two more of these events lined up this season with two different partners.

Jack Relf and I teamed up this year as Jack is the defending champion of this event last year with a different partner. Gender doesn’t matter in this one as guys and gals partner up.
Edie and Judith did a great job in the kitchen serving belly buster hot dogs, chips and beverages for lunch.
The results as follows:

Main Event

1st. Jack Relf – Allen Dronsfield – Tavares
2nd. Richard Ingram – Rick Enright – Leesburg/Tavares
3rd. Pat King – Dave Nitchie – Hawthorne/Holiday Mobile Park
4th. Dave Martin – Cheryl Cole – Tavares

Consolation Event

1st. Zack Wonson – Darrell Harman – Coronado/Mainland
2nd. Ron Bodo – Carol Helfer – Leesburg/Tavares
3rd. Christine Inga – Christine Giumarra – Deland
4th. Tom Allen – George Snyder – Clermont

Jack Wooten was the tournament director and another great job.
I dropped the ball and didn’t get pictures, I will try to do better in the future.

Written by Al Dronsfield.  With Thanks!!   Rx. 2017 10 14.

 

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