St. Cloud Shuffleboard Club, which is a two-hour drive from Bradenton, is playing host to the 35th World Team Championship Tournament this week (though Friday). The logo for the event reads “Celebrating Small Town Life.” Indeed St. Cloud, which is southeast of Kissimmee, is likely the smallest town to host this event in recent history.
Those who choose to attend will observe much pageantry. Scheduled to compete are 105 players from 14 countries. This writer has played in nine such events with much pleasure, but is not on a team this year.
Readers planning to compete in the National Singles at Bradenton Shuffle Club on Oct. 31 should note that a food truck will be present to offer lunch. This is a change from the information in the tournament PREVIEW and in published schedules. Such a truck at some Bradenton tournaments last season proved very popular.
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In another change, the PREVIEW reported that lunch would be served at Tropical Haven in Melbourne on the East Coast this year. However, no lunch will be available at any tournament. Don Rood, the Central District president, announced at the Florida Shuffleboard Association meeting Oct. 15 that a work crew has put permanent beads on several courts, and he praised the crew’s work. He reported that the crew could perform this function beyond the Central District if requested.
FL P-03A (Oct. 17) at Clearwater, Mixed Doubles: Main: 3. Jerry Stannard.
SWCD D-3 (Oct. 20), at Bradenton Shuffle Club. Ladies Main: 1. Pam Nurnberger-Judy Taylor, 2. Flo Kowalewski-Shirley McCullough, 3. Evelyn White-Anna Nuttall, 4. Lois Wegner-Marie Hunter. Consolation: 1. Doris Mularz-Flo Childerhose, 2. Pat Tomko-Margaret Hartzler, 3. Kathy Smith-Dianne Leonard, 4. Siggy Gudzus-Birgitt Hussmann. Men Main: 1. Nelson Kellogg-Larry Taylor, 2. Ralph Lozano-Jerry Stannard, 3. Dave Minnich-Dwayne Cross, 4. Jim Miller-Jean Wilson, Jr. Consolation: 1. Dave Kudro-Ron Nurnberger, 2. Arnie Congdon-Vern Wallingford, 3. Ed Leonard-Gene McCullough, 4. Jim Smith-Faren VanDeGrift.
SWCD D-4: M/L Draw Doubles, Restricted to Pros and State Ams, at Golf Lakes.
SWCD A-1: District Ams Draw, Any Doubles, 16 frames or 75 points, at Golf Lakes.
FL P-05: National Singles, M/L Singles, W/NW, lunch, at Bradenton Shuffle Club.
FL A-02: Any Amateurs/Any Doubles, at Sebring.