A past president of the International Shuffleboard Association, John D. Barnett, Jr. passed away on Jan. 18 at age 82.
Residents of Seabreeze (Daytona Beach), earlier of Golf Lakes, John and Marilyn Faris Barnett worked tirelessly for about a decade in all aspects of international shuffleboard.
John had been active in Farm Bureau in Ohio and in Flying Farmers, having not only his own plane, but also his own airport. A member of the ISA Hall of Fame since 1996, John was a major player in the establishment of the ISA Hall of Fame Museum in Clearwater. He was also a member of the U.S. Marine Corps and received honors for service in the Korean War.
Our sympathy to Marilyn, his family and friends. He will be laid to rest in the family plot on their farm in Clinton County, Ohio. Memorial contributions may be made to the International Shuffleboard Hall of Fame and mailed to 6595 Seminole Blvd, Seminole, FL 33772.
Also passing Jan. 18, was Fred Jones, 96, formerly of Maine. Fred and Shirley were active at Bradenton Shuffle Club for many years. They played well, contributed generously and are known as good citizens. Our sympathy to Shirley and the family.
Doris (Mrs. John) McDonald of Terra Siesta also passed last week. We understand Doris was a regular during the summer months' yellow and black.
FL P-16 State-Sponsored Singles at Fort Pierce, January 18, M/L, Walking and Non-Walking. Men Walking-- Main: 1. Jim Miller. Non-Walking Consolation: 1. Ron Nurnberger.
FL A-14B Jan. 18 at Bradenton Tropical Palms, Any Amateurs/Any Doubles. Main: 1. Arnie Congdon-Gary Lindsay, 2. Tom Putnam and Cheryl Putnam, 3. Lloyd Schmidt-John Stuart, 4. Bill Jenkins-Emmons Berry. Consolation: 1. Jill DeBruyne-Terry McNamara, 2. Carol Maxwell-Diane Kemp, 3. Judy Cross-William Hickman, 4. Ingrid Broadhead-Barbara Young.
SWCD D-13, January 21, Tri-Par played at Trailer Estates. Restricted Draw Doubles, M/L, 16 frames or 75 points. Men Main: 1. Ed Leonard-Lowell Williams, 2. Jim Miller-John Mickle, 3. Charlie DeVries-J.R. Rathburn, 4. Elmer Heisler-Jim Smith. Consolation: 1. Ron Nurnberger-John Roberson, 2. Hank Hoekstra-Jean Wilson, Jr., 3. Don Gray-Bob Grissom, 4. Faren VanDeGrift-Larry Toole. Ladies Main: 1. Erika Berg-Claudia Kellogg, 2. Kathy Smith-Marlene Coburn, 3. Jane Schram-Debra Williams, 4. Donna Schultz-Marie Hunter. Consolation: 1. Nancy Sclafani-Marlene Slosser, 2. Pam Nurnberger-Terri Smith, 3. Shirley McCullough-Jill DeBruyne, 4. Adriana Cramton-Kathy Laver.
SWCD A-10 January 22, Tri-Par played at Trailer Estates, Any Amateurs/Any Doubles, Draw, 16 frames or 75 points. Main: 1. Gary Lindsay-Ron Timmerman, 2. William Hickman-Karen Russell, 3. Linda Irwin-
Steve Slaughterbeck, 4. Rick Hall-Barbara Young. Consolation: 1. Carol Maxwell-Bill Bierema, 2. Jim Clark-Arnie Congdon, 3. Larry Belsley-Kay Thoreson, 4. Thomas Russell-Ken Maxwell.
Thursday, Jan. 28, at Palmetto, SWCD D-14, Draw Doubles, M/L, Restricted to State Amateurs and Pros, 16 frames or 75 points.
Friday, Jan. 29, at Palmetto, SWCD A-11, Any Amateurs/Any Doubles, Draw, 16 frames or 75 points. State Amateurs no points.
Monday, Feb. 1, FL P-18A at Zephyrhills Betmar and P-18B at Hollywood, M/L Doubles, 75 points. FL A-16A at Paradise Bay and A-16B at Hawthorne, Any Amateurs
At the 56th Annual Florida Shuffleboard Association Hall of Fame Banquet at Fort Pierce, Jan. 18,
three were inducted. Stan McCormack of Canada and Avon Park was honored as a promoter. He publishes shuffleboard news all over the world. Colleen Austin and Helen Biaggi also were inducted. Both are from the Southern District and have over 200 points.
Due to cold weather, there were no Petticoat League games again last week. Standings: Mt. Vernon-68, Paradise Bay-58, Trailer Estates-52, Village on the Green-50.
The Feb. 1 event at Paradise Bay (see above) offers a great opportunity for locals to earn move-up points.
State Ams also earn Masters points at District Level playing with fellow District partner in the State Tournament in this District.
Lowell Williams, New Pro, won his first First Place in the Main as a Pro at SWCD D-13 on a cold afternoon Jan. 22 at Trailer Estates. Lowell is now President Lowell of Palmetto Shuffle.
Reminder: Looking ahead to Feb. 11, SWCD D-16 will be held at Bradenton rather than Tri-Par; also SWCD A-13 on Feb. 12. Change your schedule now.