Sixteen of 32 places were garnered by Southwest Coast District players last week at Avon Park in the Central District.
FL P-2A Ladies Main: 1. Judy Taylor, Consolation: 2. Pam Nurnberger-Nancy Sclafani, 3. Dolores Brown-Flo Kowalewski, 4. Marlene Coburn-Shirley McCullough.
Men Main: 1. Jerry Stannard, 4. Nelson Kellogg-Charlie DeVries. Consolation: 1. Ron Nurnberger-Jim L. Miller, 2. Bob and Bill Comford, 3. John L. Brown-Stan Kowalewski.
FL P-2B at Zephyrhills Shuffle Club, Ladies Doubles: Consolation: 4. Joan Curwin-Joyce Marquis
Thursday, October 16 at Bradenton Shuffle Club, SWCD D-2, Any Doubles. Main: 1. Jerry Stannard-Ralph Lozano, 2.Ben Coy-Paul Miller, 3. Faren VanDeGrift-Mike Keeping, 4. Flo and Stan Kowalewski. Consolation: 1. Joyce and Mike Marquis, 2. Vern and Linda Wallingford, 3. Ron and Pam Nurnberger, 4. Judy and Dwayne Cross.
Tuesday is the second day of FL P-3A at Clearwater, P-3B at Lee County, Mixed Doubles.
Thursday, SWCD D-3 at Bradenton, Any Draw Doubles, 16 frames or 75 points. (All together Men, Ladies, District Ams, State Ams, Pros)
Notice to District Ams: Next week we begin SWCD A-1, a draw doubles, no partners needed before the draw, 16 frames.
Next Monday, Oct. 27, FL P-4A at Lee County, P-4B at Betmar, M/L Doubles, 75 points.
Also Oct. 27, FL A-1 Any Amateurs/Any Doubles at Clearwater. 75 points.
SWCD Open Board Meeting, 1 p.m. Nov. 1 at Bradenton Shuffle Club. All players welcome. Everyone has a voice. Board and presidents of member clubs have the vote. Absent club presidents may send a delegate with a letter of authorization signed by said president,
2014-2015 Season Dues are now welcomed by Treasurer Margaret Hartzler. Presidents have received notice, $1.50 per court at your club. Encourage your club to be current.
Host clubs should be recruiting tournament sponsors. Several issues will be discussed Nov. 1. Some will not be voted on until January. Among the possibilities: A SWCD Hall of Fame; SWCD State Am Masters; the point system, especially State Ams, who can play in either Division now.
An interested party has offered this food for thought: Be more business-like. Organize the shuffle community to support financially the proposed Roofover. Charge them to play to pay for construction and operation. Think about it. There is room for a volunteer or two on the Roofover Research Committee. Your ideas are welcome.
Pay to play thrives in Brooklyn, N.Y. Wait list is used; so many want to play. Royal Palms on Union Street has 10 courts, the only ones known in a city of millions.