We Give You District Results for the FSA West Coast and Central. Plus Commentary!!

I am going to give you links to both the WCD (West Coast District) and the CTL (Central District) Results for the tournaments just finished.

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You may wish to note that Dean Myklejord (CTL) now has 103 District HOF points.  Dean will be inducted into the CTL HOF on 2017 03 10 following the HOF Classic at Winter Haven.  Mike Seyfer too is very close with 99 points.  Linda Marshman has 91 and Pat Stockman 90.  100 points are required for induction into the CTL Hall of Fame.   Go here to access the CTL Hall of Fame: http://www.fsa-centraldistrict.org/Hall_Fame.htm      Go here to review/read the complete results of the CD 15 Tournaments.  http://www.fsa-centraldistrict.org/Tournaments/CD15_Results.txt

Stan Bober WCD WebAND NOW TO THE WCD:   Our WCD Webmaster, Stan Bober took a break from photography this week.  I think you will all agree that He Is Forgiven!!  Here is the link to the current District Results:   http://wcdshuffle.yolasite.com/tournament-results.php

Read below IF YOU are interested in Shuffleboard Instruction.

Carl Rogerson is running a Saturday morning novice/instructional/ promotional get together at the Clearwater Shuffleboard Club. First time players are welcome, and there will be equipment and instructors available to teach basics and some strategies, to prepare shufflers for fun or league play. The cost is two dollars weekly for new participants and three dollars weekly for returnees.
The get together will run from this Saturday Jan 21 to April First. Starting time is Nine AM and runs till about noon.
You need not commit to every Saturday. Pay as you go or you can pay upfront.
Advance registration is not mandatory but we would like to have an idea of how many shufflers to expect
For info and registration call Carl Rogerson at 727-934-4399.

Posted by Stan McCormack.  2017 02 03.

 

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There were 88 men’s teams and 54 ladies teams entered into the 26th annual Lost Dutchman Split Doubles tournament.  

 Image 5105 is Ladies Championship winners L>R by team: 1) Maureen Kroll & Gloria Toutloff  2) Susan Robnolte & Norma Hoffman  3) Sylvia Smith & Jan Crouse  4) Ethel Feist & Crystal Huston 

Ladies Championship winners L>R by team: 1) Maureen Kroll & Gloria Toutloff  2) Susan Robnolte & Norma Hoffman  3) Sylvia Smith & Jan Crouse  4) Ethel Feist & Crystal Huston

 Image 5077 is Ladies Consolation winners L<R by team: 1) Catrien Chouinard & Lora Hertig  2) Judy Louk & Janet Hadt  3) Verna McCarthy & Gwen Bowden  4) Lorri Eskelson & Lee Shrader 

Ladies Consolation winners LtoR by team: 1) Catrien Chouinard & Lora Hertig 2) Judy Louk & Janet Hadt 3) Verna McCarthy & Gwen Bowden 4) Lorri Eskelson & Lee Shrader.

Men's Championship winners L<R by team 1) Jack Sell & Sid Barone 2) Roger Johnson & Ron Sawallisch 3) Jack McClure & Scott Davenport  4) Gordy Harder & Bob Carney. 

Men’s Championship winners L>R by team 1) Jack Sell & Sid Barone 2) Roger Johnson & Ron Sawallisch 3) Jack McClure & Scott Davenport 4) Gordy Harder & Bob Carney.

Men's Consolation winners L<R by team: 1) Rob  Robinson (missing) & Chuck Crouse, 2) Ralph Conant & Ken Wardley 3) Clyde Jacomb and Ron Wiitala  4) Lloyd Mardell & Jiim Klassen  

Men’s Consolation winners L<R by team: 1) Rob Robinson (missing) & Chuck Crouse 2) Ralph Conant & Ken Wardley 3) Clyde Jacomb & Ron Witala 4) Lloyd Mardell & Jim Klassen

I want to thank Tournament Director Bryan Scott for sending along the pix and results for this significant Arizona Tournament!!  I rather think that (WE) have some difficulty with names. If you are from AZ, and reading this, you will recognize the players.

Congrats to the Winners; congrats to each participant!!  Thanks Bryan (Scott) for sharing!!  Stan McCormack.  2017 02   03

 

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The Clermont Shuffleboard Club Is Doing Their Part to PROMOTE SHUFFLEBOARD!!

Just Some of the Shufflers!!

Just Some of the Shufflers!!

Pictured are some of the shuffleboard players that play the game at our excellent shuffleboard courts at 466 W. Minneola Ave. in Clermont. The City of Clermont has provided the Club with courts that have a comfortable setting for players to enjoy the game.
We welcome all living in the area to join us on any Tuesday or Friday at 1:00 p.m. or on Saturday at 9:00 a.m. You are never too young or old to play the game.  There is no commitment to play on a regular basis, you come when it is convenient for you.
The game can provide you with for some physical activity as you rehab and the social interaction everyone needs to enjoy life. Taking the first step is the most difficult so call or show up at Kehlor Park and check the game out.
There is no cost to give the game a try or equipment required. We have Shuffleboard pros to provide instruction. Call Jean at 352-242-9756 or Tom at 352-242-1545 for more info.

Newspaper article sent along by Bob Weber with THANKS.  Stan 2017 02 01

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Hall of Fame wife earns shuffleboard bragging rights!! We Give You The Guerrinis of the West Coast District of the FSA

The Guerrinis, Bob and Arlene

The Guerrinis, Bob and Arlene

100 C. Frank Niziolek (2)Frank Niziolek Speaks: This was aired this evening on WTSP channel 10 evening news. My good friends, and frequent partners Arlene and Bob Guerrini  were featured at the Pinellas Park Senior Center today. The Pinellas Park Senior Center in the West Coast District of the FSA has Sixteen courts and most are filled  Mon, Wed, and Fri mornings in season.

In the summer up to ten courts are used. They also hold State and WCD tournaments and summer evening shuffling. We are very grateful to the Pinellas Park Recreation Dept. for their support of shuffleboard in Pinellas County and especially Recreation Department Director Keith Sabiel and Senior Center shuffleboard coordinator Linda Keen, who is featured  in the video.

Best Regards,
Frank N

Stan McCormack speaks: I want to thank Frank for the article.  I am unable to get the video to play by clicking on the link below.  (I suggest you try.)  Please also see the narrative below the link.

http://www.wtsp.com/news/local/hall-of-fame-wife-earns-shuffleboard-bragging-rights/395456709 

Losing to your wife can be tough sometimes.

That’s why Bob Guerrini never plays Arlene in shuffleboard.

“My wife. No question,” he said at the Pinellas Park Senior Center Wednesday morning when asked who was a better shuffler. “Maybe she’s trying to make me look good.”

Nobody looks good across the court from Arlene. She and her husband have been playing regularly, sometimes six days per week, for 14 years.

They both turned pro a year after taking up the sport. Arlene earned Hall of Fame honors a few years later.

Although, you’d never know it.

“Those two people are the most humble people and Arlene is so good,” said Linda Keen, who runs the shuffleboard program at the Pinellas Park Senior Center. “But, she doesn’t like to say, ‘Yeah, I’d beat you!’”

She lets others brag for her.

“She’s one of the best in Florida,” said fellow player, Clair. “She has bragging rights.”

Even over her husband.

“He’s very good as well but he’s probably not as good as his wife,” chuckled Leo Blumhagen.

“He’s very proud,” Arlene said.

The couple travels the state to play in tournaments. They have been married for over 60 years.

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Earl Ball Gives You the 1st Place Teams of FSA P18A held at Betmar, Zephyrhills.

prescottmoultonglendakatieSHUFFLEBOARD CHAMPIONS of STATE TOURNAMENT P18A at BETMAR.

The Betmar Shuffle Club hosted the Florida Shuffleboard Association State Championship which finished on Wednesday, February 1st.  There were so many players that the tournament took three days to complete; two days is the norm but Zephyrhills is the Capital of Shuffleboard when it comes to numbers of players and Championship players.

In the Men’s division, Lakeland Club member Paul Prescott teamed with Zephyrhills member, Chuck Moulton, to win the Championship.  They had several close matches including the 2nd match in which they trailed by 40 points in the 3rd and deciding game.  They finally tied the game at 74, 75 is game.  Moulton made his hammer to win the match.  The semifinal went three games; they lost the lag for color but won the third game on the off color to make it to the Championship match.  They trailed 59-45 in the 1st game when Earl Ball gave up 25 points on his hammer from the foot in trying to win the game but stopped short at 74 giving Moulton the chance to win with the next hammer, which he did.  They won the next game and match easily for the Championship.

In the Women’s division, the “Tiny Tower of Power”, Glenda Brake of the Zephyrhills Club won her 5th State Championship of the season while teamed with Katie Walker also of the Zephyrhills Club to win the Championship.  They only lost one game and that was in the semis to the team that included Betmar’s Green Jacket worthy (1000 points) Joan Cook.

Earl Ball reporting from Betmar.  2017 02 01.  Go here for complete results: http://www.fsa-shuffleboard.org/Tournaments/P18A_Results.txt  Go here for P18B http://www.fsa-shuffleboard.org/Tournaments/P18B_Results.txt

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On Site Reporter Earl Ball Gives You Breaking News from State Tournament P18A at Betmar, FL

Serge Plouffe moves to State Am Status

Serge Plouffe moves to State Am Status

SERGE PLOUFFE QUAILFIES AS INSTANT PRO

Serge Plouffe of the Betmar Shuffle Club placed in the main event, against a strong field, on February 1st at the Florida Shuffleboard Associations State Pro Championship.  Serge had his choice to move all the way up to Pro, or move up one level to State Am.  In as much as he spends only four months a year in Florida and only plays locally he decided to take promotion to State Am.  Congratulations Serge, well done!

Earl Ball.  2017 02 01

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John Brown Article #15 of 2016-2017. 2017 02 01.

The winning team at the 2017 National Winter Doubles was Bob Comford and Hank Hoekstra. Dolores Brown Presents National Trophy.

The winning team at the 2017 National Winter Doubles was Bob Comford and Hank Hoekstra. Dolores Brown Presents National Trophy.

HOME TEAM WINS NATIONAL DOUBLES CHAMPIONSHIP

     With 46 Men’s Teams and 28 Ladies Teams from all over the country, and especially from all across Florida, what would be the likelihood of two players both from this District winning the National Championship, both receiving the coveted National Pin for the first time in their lives?  A player only gets one lifetime pin, regardless of how many wins are repeated later.

     Exactly that took place at Trailer Estates last week.  The winning team at the 2017 National Winter Doubles was Bob Comford and Hank Hoekstra.  It was the pleasure of this columnist to pin the two of them at the Southwest Coast District Tournament at Palmetto on Thursday.  I was so honored at the request of Bob as I was his partner a decade ago in his first tournament beyond the club level.  I have since partnered with each of them in tournaments in the Northern District in past years.

      Bob Comford actually grew up on a dairy farm in Indiana whose family included his 10 siblings.  Later Bob lived and worked for MAC tools, retiring as a district manager of sales.  Bob and Winnie have two children and four grandchildren, having raised their family in Orient, OH, south of Columbus.  Since 2007 Bob has often helped the Palmetto Shuffle Club, even serving as President.

     Hank Hoekstra grew up in the area of Grand Rapids, Michigan.  After graduating from Western Michigan University 49 years ago, and marrying Bette, he was drafted into the Army immediately, trained at the Non-Commissioned Officers School and sent to Viet Nam in the Infantry.  Hank feels a divine blessing in surviving that War.  He and Bette have three children and have lived in Michigan and Southern California.  In his work as an insurance claims agent and manager, his work took him across the country.  Enjoying shuffleboard in the Southwest Coast District for more than a decade, Hank says the friends you make in shuffleboard is the best part of the whole wonderful experience.  I am sure many of his friends, past, present, and future will agree.  We have a great fraternal spirit among us all.  There is room in this fraternity for new members.  Happy Shuffling.

RESULTS

     FL P-17, Jan. 23 at Trailer Estates, National M/L Doubles. 75 points.  Men Main: 1. Hank Hoekstra-Bob Comford, 3. Dave Kudro-Jerry Everett, 4. Dave Minnich-Dwayne Cross.  Consolation: 1. Phil Booher-Levi Miller, 3. Ben Coy-Faren VanDeGrift.  Ladies Main:  3. Heather Godson-Erika Berg, 4. Judy Taylor.  Consolation: 3. Marlene Coburn-Marilyn Everett, 4. Jill DeBruyne-Sue Minnich.

     SWCD D-14 Jan.  26 at Palmetto, M/L Draw Doubles Restricted to State Ams and Pros, 16/75 pts.  Ladies Main: 1. Lois Wagner-Evelyn White, 2. Marilyn Everett-Judy Cross, 3. Jill DeBruyne-Bonnie Walker, 4. Jane Schram-Shirley Pendergrass.  Consolation: 1. Terri Smith-Linda Wallingford, 2. Pam Nunberger-Margaret Hartzler, 3. Adriana Cramton-Cindy Slaughterbeck, 4. Erika Berg-Pat Tomko.  Men Main: 1. Jim Smith-Jerry Everett, 2. Bob Comford-Ron Lewandowski, 3. Tom Putnam-Dave Minnich, 4. Paul Knepper-Ed Boley.  Consolation: 1. Murray Potter-J.R. Rathburn, 2. Ralph Lozano-Brad Thomas, 3. Don Gray-Wolter Bootsma, 4. Darrel Blake-Phil Booher.

     SWCD A-11 Jan. 27 at Palmetto, Draw Doubles, Any Amateurs, 16/75 pts.     Main: 1. John Hechinger-Jack Morris, 2. Steve Slaughterbeck-Doug Smith, 3. Frank Marderosian-Tony Souza, 4. Bill Bierema-Patrick Antaya.  Consolation: 1. Ken Mather-Harriet Piccard, 2. Larry Nicholson-Helen Lunsford, 3. Dave Evenson-Janice O’Sullivan, 4. Dave Patchkowski-Jim Lessard.

 

UPCOMING

Thursday, Feb. 2, SWCD D-15 at Bradenton, M/L Doubles, Restricted to St Ams and Pros. 75 points.

Friday, Feb. 3, SWCD A-12 at Bradenton, Any Ams/Any Doubles, 75 points.

Monday, Feb.6 ,  FL P-19 at Hawthorne, State-Sponsored M/L Open Doubles.  75 points.  No Lunch.

                 Feb. 6, FL A-17 at Sebring, Any Ams/Any Doubles, 75. Points.  Lunch available.

 

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