The Florida-dominated Men’s and Ladies’ USA East teams won the World Championships in St. Cloud last week.
Bob Smith of the Southern District was the men’s team captain. Also on the team, well-known to some readers of this column, are Phil Rebholz, Rosaire Cote, Harold Thorne, Bill Hoyer, and Bob Jones Jr.
Joyce Smith captained the ladies team, all of whom are from Florida: Kathy Brennan, Jeannie Andrews, Landy Adkins, Allie Enos and Doris Hanke. Congratulations to all these friends and current world champions!
All district clubs should be represented at the open district board meeting at 1 p.m. Saturday at Bradenton Shuffle Club. Only thrice per season is an open forum held, and the board and club presidents, or their delegates, have the vote. It is conducted in the spirit of a New England town meeting. Everyone is considered to have rights and privileges. Issues that may arise include whether 16 frames or 12 frames are more appropriate for tournament standards or whether events with small turnouts, such as 14 players at SWCD A-1 at Golf Lakes, should be played with no points or played as singles with points awarded. Everyone’s opinion will be considered, so please attend.
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On an unrelated note, Tri-Par intends to renew and improve their entire shuffleboard facility.
FL P-4A (Oct 24): at Lee County, M/L Doubles. Ladies Main: 1 Terri Smith, 2. Flo Kowalewski-Shirley McCullough, 3. Joyce Marquis-Nancy Sclafani. Consolation: 4. Letha DeVries-Dianne Leonard. Men Main: 1. Faren VanDeGrift-Jim Miller.
FL P-4B (Oct. 24): at Betmar, Ladies Main: 4. Sue Minnich.
FL A-1 (Oct. 24): at Clearwater, Any Ams/Any Doubles. Main: Cindy and Steve Slaughterbeck.
SWCD D-4 (Oct. 27): at Golf Lakes, Restricted Draw Doubles, M/L. Men Main: 1. Dave Kudro-Steve Slaughterbeck, 2. John L. Brown-Phil Booher, 3. Hank Hoekstra-Larry Taylor, 4. Don Gray-Jim Clark. Consolation: 1. Ralph Lozano-Bill Tice, 2. Grant Childerhose-Faren VanDeGrift, 3. Charlie DeVries-Nelson Kellogg, 4. Jerry Duval-Brad Thomas. Ladies Main: 1. Letha DeVries-Terri Smith, 2. Flo Kolaweski-Arlene McCague, 3. Pat Tomko-Nancy Sclafani, 4. Evelyn White-Donna Schultz. Consolation: 1. Marie Hunter-Bonnie Walker, 2. Elaine Jarvis-Linda Wallingford, 3. Kathy Smith-Adriana Cramton, 4. Flo Childerhose-Joan Curwin.
SWCD A-1 (Oct. 27): at Golf Lakes, Draw, Any Ams/Any Doubles (No points to State Ams). Main: 1. Doris Mularz-David Evenson, 2. Arnie Congdon-Gail Ruland, 3. Richard McCowan-Charles Stannard. Consolation: 1. Larry Fowler-John Heckinger, 2. Ray Gordon-Sandra Kolinski, 3. Paul Maille-Mary Fowler, 4. Janice O’Sullivan-Livia Heckinger.
FL P-5: at Bradenton, National Singles, M/L, W/NW, third day of competition.
SWCD D-5: at Palmetto, restricted Draw Doubles, M/L, 16 frames/75 points.
SWCD A-2: at Palmetto, Draw Any Doubles, 16 frames/75 points, lunch available.
FL P-6A: at Deland, P-6B at Port Charlotte, M/L Doubles.
FL A-2: at Lakeland, Any Ams/Any Doubles.