The Open District Board meeting on Saturday at Bradenton saw the list of officers completed.
Third vice president and alternate district delegate were sworn in at this first meeting of the new season. Current officers include Ron Nurnberger, president; 1st vice president, Jerry Stannard; 2nd vice president, David Welsh; 3rd vice president, Jim Smith; Joan Irwin, secretary; Margaret Hartzler, treasurer; Nancy Sclafani, keeper of records; Jerry Stannard, state delegate; John L. Brown, alternate state delegate.
Each member of the Executive Board plus one president (or delegate) of each member club vote on District Policy, about 46 voters if every club is represented at a meeting. Meetings are held in November, January and March.
All district tournaments, both Open and Amateur are now $6 to enter. A proposal to deal with District Amateur eligibility to play in the Masters after playing as Alternate in a previous District Amateur Masters will be dealt with in January.
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A possible District Hall of Fame is under consideration, but a proposed State Amateur tournament for the Southwest Coast District was not advanced unless reintroduced later. Club members are welcome at these informational meetings.
Both District Amateur and Open Masters tournaments will begin at Paradise Bay on March 25, 2015. This is a schedule change from the published version.
Brad Thomas has announced that Bradenton Shuffle Club will host "Hoss Collar" play on Sundays beginning Dec. 7. All are welcome to play the first week. Beginning Dec. 14, only Bradenton Shuffle Club members may play. Entry fee for each week is $1. A club membership is $15 per season. Play begins at l:30 p.m. Questions may be directed to the coordinator Brad Thomas at 941-704-4888.
FL P-4A Men/Ladies Doubles, Oct. 28 at Lee County: Ladies Main: 1. Pam Nurnberger-Judy Taylor, 2. Erika Berg. Consolation: 1. Joyce Marquis-Nancy Sclafani, 4. Shirley McCullough-Marlene Coburn. Men Main: 1. Nelson Kellogg-Mike Marquis, 2. Jerry Stannard-Jerry Everett, 3. Ron Nurnberger-Larry Taylor, 4. Charlie DeVries. Consolation: 2. Larry Toole-Gene McCullough, 3. Mike Keepin g-Dave Kudro.
FL P-4B at Zephyrhills Betmar, Oct. 28: Men Consolation: 2. Jerry Curwin-John L. Brown.
FL A-1 at Clearwater, Oct. 27, Amateurs/Any Doubles. Consolation: 1. Keith Petty-Gerry Johnson.
SWCD D-4 Oct. 30 at Tri-Par Restricted Draw Doubles, M/L. Men Main: 1. Nelson Kellogg-Jerry Stannard, 2. Charlie DeVries-Larry Taylor, 3. Ron Nurnberger-Mike Keeping, 4. Grant Childerhose-Dwayne Cross. Consolation: 1. Ed Leonard-Rich Gardner, 2. David Welsh-Paul Knepper, 3. Al Nuttall-Jerry Duval, 4. Faren VanDeGrift-Ray Senf. Ladies Main: 1. Terri Smith-Pat Batdorff, 2. Jane Schram-Pat Tomko, 3. Linda Wallingford-Margaret Hartzler, 4. Kathy Boutwell-Pam Nurnberger. Consolation: 1. Letha DeVries-Erika Berg, 2. Arlene McCague-Adriana Cramton, 3. Elaine Jarvis-Shirley McCullough, 4. Evelyn White-Marie Hunter.
SWCD Amateurs D-1 at Tri-Par, Oct. 31, Draw Any Doubles. Main: 1. Ruby Flickinger-Adam Letz, 2. Terry Weigel-Connie Crawford, 3. Marilyn Spica-Donna Schultz, 4. Jim Clark-Judy Cross. Consolation: 1. Mary Pierce-Doris Mularz, 2. Dick Pierce-Larry Belsley.
Tuesday is the second day of FL P-5 at Bradenton, National Men and Women Singles, Walking and Non-Walking. (Each Division must have at least 16 players.) Also Tuesday, FL A-2 at Lakeland, Any Amateurs/Any Doubles.
Thursday at Palmetto, SWCD D-5, M/L Draw Doubles, Restricted to State Ams and Pros, 16 frames or 75 points.
Friday at Palmetto, SWCD A-2, District Ams (or State Ams), Draw Doubles, Any Ams/Any Doubles, 16 frames/75 points. (Reminder: State Ams playing in this division will receive no move-up or Masters points.)
Nov. 10, FL P-6A at Deland, FL P-6B at Port Charlotte, M/L Doubles, 75 points. Also Nov. 10, FL A-3 at Sebring, Any Ams/Any Doubles, 75 points.
Longtime player Atlee Miller of Pinecraft and Holmes County, Ohio, passed away Oct. 25 at age 89. Atlee was a good shuffler and a fine citizen, played the mandolin and loved the kitchen, both in shuffling and in the preparation of good Amish food, especially. He is missed by family and friends.
Also word is received that Chuck Tupper, long a shuffler at Golf Lakes has passed away recently.