John Brown’s Newspaper Report: 2019 01 16

OPEN DISTRICT BOARD MEETING RESULTS
The January SWCD Open Board meeting was well attended and was amicably led by our new President Steve Slaughterbeck, who was suddenly moved up by the health concerns of our now Past-President Jerry Stannard, who ably led us in recent years. Many of the issues involved future tournament affairs.
1. Bradenton Tropical Palms declines to host future tournaments, a tragedy to those who appreciate their excellent meals available for so many years; the former Bradenton Trailer Park history as the oldest trailer park in Manatee County, started by Kiwanis in the 1930’s, and now newly constructed roof covers over the players in very recent times. It is anticipated that Palmetto will receive D-18 and A-15 in March 2020; Golf Lakes may get D-6 and A-3 in November 2019; and Bradenton Shuffle Club will host D-13 and A-10 in January 2020. This column salutes Bradenton Tropical Palms for great memories over the past 8 decades. All this change will be in the 2019-2020 Tournament Schedule.
2. The Rain Date of March 14 will see the finish of SWCD D-10 in the morning at Bradenton Shuffle Club. At 1:30 p.m. that day Bradenton will host the annual SWCD Hall of Fame induction ceremonies.
3. On Rain Date March 15, the rained-out never started D-11 and A-8 will be played at Bradenton Shuffle Club. Also note that all eligible players are eligible on March 15, even if you never came to register on that bad weather day. This is an exception to the usual rule that a rain date is only open to those who were registered on the original day.
4. It was affirmed that D-17 at Bradenton, the popular No 2 Pros will have no move-up points, but will have Master Points.
5. The wildly popular D-19 at Palmetto will have no move-up or Masters Points as before. (The theory held by many voters is that none should move up by being carried by some top players). This columnist notes that despite this feature, we all love this tournament, which has been the spark plug for many new players
TOURNAMENT RESULTS
Jan. 7, FL-15B at Lee County, M/L Doubles, 75 points. Ladies Main: 2. Flo Kowalewski and Partner, 3. Terri Smith-Pam Nurnberger. Consolation: 2. Donna Schultz-Dian Darrah 3. Marilyn Everett-Marlene Coburn. Men Main: 2. John Mickle-Tom Putnam, 3. John L. Brown and partner. Consolation: 1. Dwayne Cross-Larry Mardis.
Jan. 10 at Golf Lakes, SWCD D-12, Open Doubles, M/L, 16/75 points. Ladies Main: 1. Terri Smith-Pam Nurnberger, 2. Elaine Antaya-Joan McCurdy, 3. Arlene McCague-Carol Maxwell, 4. Cindy Slaughterbeck-Cheryl Putnam. Consolation: 1. Marlene Coburn-Marilyn Everett, 2. Janice O’Sullivan-Helen Lunsford, 3. Shirley McCullough-Adriana Cramton, 4. Letha DeVries-Doris Mularz. Men Main : 1. Larry Mardis-Faren VanDeGrift, 2. Gilbert Broadhead-Larry Taylor, 3. Tom Putnam-Ed Leonard, 4. John Hechinger-John L. Brown. Consolation: 1. Bob Kendall-Jim Rathburn, 2. Bill Batdorff-Vern Wallingford, 3. Bill Comford-Cau Huynh, 4. Dan Lake-Patrick Antaya.
Jan. 11 at Golf Lakes, SWCD A-9, Any Amateurs/Any Doubles, Mingle/Mingle, 16/75 points. 1. Don Cadotte-Charles Stannard, 2. Neal Baum-Larry Fowler 3. Rick Hall-Peter Aylen, 4. Ron Timmermman-Sandra Kolasinski. Consolation: 1. Janet Eisses-Don Trottier, 2. Rita Marderosian-Ed Nawrocki, 3. Kathy Kendall-Dale Overzet, 4. Karl Clark-Mary Fowler.
UPCOMING
SWCD D-13 , Jan, 17 at Bradenton Tropical Palms, M/L Draw Doubles, 16/75 points, Lunch available. No partner required.
SWCD A-10, Jan. 18 at Bradenton Tropical Palms, Mingle/Mingles, 16/75 pts. Lunch. No partner needed.
Jan. 21, FL P-17 at Trailer Estates, National Doubles, M/L, 75 points. No lunch.
Jan. 21, FL A-15A at Riverwoods, P-15B at Zephyrhills, Any Ams/Any Doubles, 75 points.
NOTABLE
. Congratulations to Dr. Larry Mardis, winter resident of Braden Castle, who now plays out of Bradenton Shuffle Club, and who earned his 200th Florida Masters Point last week at Lee County Shuffleboard Club at North Ft. Myers, making him eligible for induction into the FL Shuffleboard Hall of Fame next year.
. The Southwest Coast District needs new volunteers to become Shuffleboard Tournament Directors. After being trained Directors earn modest income and perform a valuable service to the greatest sport in the world. Tournament Directors do not have to be shuffleboard players. Anyone interested may contact any SWCD officer or respond by calling 756-8548.
. Plans are being made to offer a shuffleboard school in the very near future, probably on a Saturday at Bradenton Shuffle Club. If any club has several who want to improve their skills, strategy and knowledge we can bring a school to your park, as well. You are welcome to call 756-8548 for further information.
. The Bradenton Social Shuffle Club begins Winter Shuffle for this season at Bradenton Shuffle Club Saturday, Jan. 19 at 6-9 p.m. All are welcome. It is fun, not a contest. They have the equipment and are willing to help interested parties. Optional donation $5.
Happy Shuffling,

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WCD Webmaster Comments!!

West Coast President Jan Cote.

Stan Bober Writes: I didn’t stick around to get pictures of the finalist but it was a great tournament. The H of F banquet was also wonderful and Jan Cote with some help, did an unbelievable job of decorating the hall and putting on the entire program as well.

Every time I hear someone say shuffleboard is dying, I just need to go to various parks with courts and many pro-amateur tournaments to find out people that say that are walking around with blinders.

stan bober
wcd webmaster

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Men’s Walking State Champion. ((I think I know this fellow!!)) 2019 01 15.

CONGRATULATIONS TO EARL BALL!!!

Earl Ball; Men’s Walking State Champion, 2019

Sent along by State TD Glenn Monroe WITH THANKS.

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P16 and A14 Results Sent Along by State TD Glenn Monroe. 2019 01 15

FLORIDA SHUFFLEBOARD ASSOCIATION

P16
M/L Non-Walking/Walking SINGLES – Clearwater SBC – 01/15/2019
Sponsor: Florida Shuffleboard Assoc.
Men’s Walking Singles – Main (20)Teams
1.Earl Ball * . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Betmar
2.Jerry Stannard * . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Golf Lakes
3.Doug Schmitt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Clearwater
4.Tom Putnam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Trailer Est
Consolation
1.Jerry Everett* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Paradise Bay
2.Larry Mardis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Bradenton
3.Robert Sempolinski . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Zephyrhills
4.Charles Todaro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Pinellas Park
Tournament Director(s): Glenn Monroe

FLORIDA SHUFFLEBOARD ASSOCIATION

A14
Amateur Any Doubles – Avon Park SBC – 01/15/2019
Sponsor: Garette Ford
Main (26)Teams
1. Lewie Stuttle – Pierre Marcotte . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lee County
2. Tom Stonecash – Gale Harvey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Avon Park
3. Wayne Rose – Linton Gotham . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Avon Park
4. Ted Peterson – Vern Phenix . . . . . . . . . . Avon Park/Reflections
Consolation
1. Walt Pickarell – Leland Welch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Sebring
2. Gloria Tipsword – Darlene Mealy . . . . . . . . . .Sebring/Avon Park
3. Fred Biskie – Rick Yates . . . . . . . . . . Buttonwoods/Lake Placid
4. Kelly Crawford – Bob Hunt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Avon Park
Tournament Director(s): Marlene Corbeil

Glenn Monroe

“Not all those who wander are lost.”
J.R.R. Tolkien

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We Give You The Final Three pix of the 2019 FSA BANQUET!!!

FSA Hall of Fame Members Present for the 2019 Banquet.

Thank You to Colleen Austin for the GREAT JOB you have done for the 2019 FSA Hall of Fame Banquet. Jan Cote and the Clearwater Shuffleboard Club ALSO did a GREAT JOB in planning, organizing and “making this event a giant success”!!  See pic below.

West Coast President Jan Cote.

Great Work by Colleen!!

Posted by Stan McCormack in Lindsay, ON

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Also Inducted Into the FSA Hall of Fame, Player Award. 2019 01 14.

The following people were also inducted into the FSA Hall of Fame.  Although requested, no supporting remarks were received. From top to bottom, Pam Nurnberger, Terri Smith, Ron Nurnberger, and Susan McLaughlin.

Ron, Pam, and Inductor


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Linda Rebholz Inducted Into the FSA Hall of Fame, Special Award. 2019 01 14.

Doris, Linda and Phyl

HALL OF FAME ACCEPTANCE BY LINDA REBHOLZ.

IN 1999, SHUFFLEBOARD, NOR A NEW HUSBAND, WAS ON MY RADAR. I WAS A WIDOW, MANAGING MY RENTAL PROPERTY, VOLUNTEERING AND SINGING IN THE CHURCH CHOIR. GOD HAD OTHERPLANS USING A FARMER FROM INDIANA.

PHIL IS A DEDICATED SHUFFLEBOARD PLAYER, AS YOU WELL KNOW FROM HIS ACCOMPLISHMENTS. THANKS TO ED CUTLER AND THE FORT PIERCE SHUFFLEOBARD CLUB WHO PUT ME TO WORK AS TREASURER AND THE CECD BOARD WHO LATER SENT ME TO THE FSA AS A DELEGATE, I BECAME AN OFFICIAL MEMBER OF THE SHUFFLEBOARD FAMILY. MOST OF ALL I THANK GLEN PELTIER WHO HAD ENOUGH FAITH IN ME TO APPOINT ME AS SECRETARY TO THE FSA BOARD. TECHNOLOGY IS NOT MY THING BUT WHEN I HAVE TROUBLE, I CAN THANK GLENN MONROE WHO HELPS ME LOOK EFFICIENT. I CAN’T FORGET STAN MCCORMACK WHO DISCOVERED THE WRITER IN ME AND I ENJOY DOING HUMAN INTEREST STORES FOR THE SHUFFLER. COLLEEN AUSTIN HAS MADE THE PROJECTS FUN THAT WE HAVE WORKED ON TOGETHER. I KNOW THAT THE OTHER INDUCTEES JOIN ME IN THANKING HER FOR THE EXTRA THINGS THAT SHE DID FOR US THIS MORNING.

AS YOU CAN SEE, ALL OF THE THINGS THAT I LOVE TO DO ARE REALLY JOINT PROJECTS WITH MY FELLOW SHUFFLEBOARD FAMILY. AND SPECKING OF FAMILY, I MUST THANK MY HUSBAND FOR ALL THE ADVENTURES THAT WE HAVE HAD TRAVELING TO TOURNAMNETS, NOT ONLY IN FLORIDA, BUT IN MICHIGAN, LAKESIDE, OHIO, AND HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. IN 2005, WE SURVIVED HURRICANE WILMA IN OUR RV. WE WERE IN ZEPHYRHILLS FOR A TOURNAMENT AND PHIL WOULD NOT LEAVE. AFTER THE WIND ROCKED THE RV FOR MOST OF THE NIGHT, I THREATENED TO NEVER ATTEND ANOTHER TOURNAMENT.

IT IS WITH HUMBLE GRATITURE THAT I ACCEPT THIS AWARD. THANKS TO LANDY ADKINS, WHO NOMINATED ME, AND THE ENTIRE FSA BOARD FOR YOUR SUPPORT. I HOPE TO CONTINUE TO SERVE WHERE I AM NEEDED.

NOTE: Although requested, no induction supporting remarks were received.

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