Several issues were discussed on Jan. 3 at the Southwest Coast District Open Board meeting. Read on for details.
An Alternate for the District Amateur Masters that does not play the whole tournament remains eligible to qualify the following year if still a District Amateur.
No move-up points will be awarded for playing in the Southwest Coast District Amateur Masters.
Effective immediately, no two State Amateurs may play together in the lower division (SWCD A-tournaments). In Draws, the State Ams will draw first, ensuring them a District Amateur partner.
A Hall of Fame Committee is being formed with Jerry Stannard as chair. Readers interested in this issue are referred to Jerry.
Jerry also is chair of the Masters Committee. Should the Open Masters be changed to two games with each of seven opponents rather than three games as in the past? Such a change would allow players at the Lakeland Tournament to finish before the shorter District Masters begins.
The District will vote in March on a move to require players eligible to play in the Masters to decide two weeks prior to the Masters whether they will accept an invitation to play or to serve as an alternate. This would enable planning and arranging without frustrating last-minute phone calls the night before, etc.
Everyone is eligible to give your opinion on any or all of these issues to your club president, who will report to Stannard or President Ron Nurnberger and will vote his or her convictions in March.
Further issues on District Tournament play to be reported next week.
FL P-13, Dec. 29-31 at Bradenton, M/L Doubles. Ladies Main: 1. Judy Taylor, 2. Pam Nurnberger-Nancy Sclafani, 4. Marilyn Everett-Marlene Coburn. Consolation: 1. Joyce Marquis-Joan McCurdy, 3. Pat Tomko-Alice Barlow, 4. Kathy Smith-Joan Curwin. Men Main: 1. Gerry Curwin, 2. Ron Nurnberger-Gene McCullough, 3. Larry Mardis-Larry Taylor, 4. Al Kaleel-George Godson. Consolation: 3. Bob Grissom-Bill Duggan.
FL A-10, Dec. 29-31 at Bradenton, Any Amateurs/Any Doubles. Main: 1. Carol McLeod-Ruby Flickinger, 2. Keith Petty-Jerry Bristol, 3. Jerry Rahl-John Stuart, 4. Dick LaBrecque-Terry Weigel. Consolation: 1. Paul Nadeau-Wolter Bootsma, 2. Tony DeLuca-Adam Letz, 3. Jack Welty-Phil Krick.
Tuesday is the second day of FL P-14A at Sebring and P-14B at Clearwater, Open M/L Doubles, 75 points.
Tuesday also is the second day of FL A-11 State Sponsored Amateur Doubles, Any Amateurs/Any Doubles at Leesburg.
Thursday is SWCD D-10 at Bradenton Shuffle Club, M/L Doubles, Restricted to State Ams and Pros 75 points.
Friday at Bradenton, Any Amateurs/Any Doubles, (no points for State Ams). 16 frames or 75 points.
Jan. 12, FL P-15A at St. Cloud, P-15B at Lee County., M/L Doubles, 75 points. St. Cloud offers lunch. Also Jan. 12 at Lakeland, FL A-12 National Amateur Singles, M/L Non-Walking, 12 frames or 75 points.
A Shuffle School is being planned for 9 a,m, Jan. 24 at Bradenton Shuffle Club. Further details will be forthcoming. We will try to help those who attend to progress from whatever level has been reached. Information at 941-756-8548.
Bradenton Shuffle Club continues Hoss Collar at 1:30 p.m. Sundays. Cost $1, club members only, except your first time. Info: Brad Thomas at 941-704-4888.
Leesburg Shuffle Club offers a non-sanctioned, no points, Amateur Tournament on Feb. 21. Free, one day, only amateurs with NO FL points, 16 frames, draw, free lunch, prizes. Info: 352-267-1388.