They Came Ready to Qualify for a Medal!

Cerabino: One of Florida’s favorite games confronts our Puritan past! That Game is Shuffleboard!!

The Celebration Is Over! The Adventure Begins

frankThis FL News Article follows this article:  https://theshuffler.net/2016/09/15/we-know-shuffleboard-can-become-intense-but-lets-keep-it-civil/

By Frank Cerabino – Palm Beach Post Staff Writer. Pic on left.

I’ve been reading Ludlow’s Code, which was an authoritative source of conduct in the American colonies during the mid-17th Century.

I’ll explain in a moment why this is relevant to modern life here in Florida.  

But first, for a little historical perspective, Roger Ludlow was an Oxford-trained lawyer who left England because the Anglican Church wasn’t judgy enough for him.

Ludlow found it much easier being a staunch Puritan in Connecticut, where he was commissioned by the courts in 1646 to established laws for the state.

The product of that four-year task was formally known as the Code of 1650, but commonly called Ludlow’s Code. The Connecticut State Library has preserved the code and made its text available online.

I perused Ludlow’s Code because it was one of the first…

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THE BANK OF HEMET DISTRICT 7 TEAM SHUFFLE

September 7-9, 2016

The first annual Club Team Shuffle is in the books.

This years District 7 summer tournament schedule was a shortened one. This was done to improve the number of entries and ease the burden on our sponsors. By and large these goals were accomplished. But there was a gap. As the start of league play is getting close, a team tournament was suggested. The Hemet West Shuffleboard Club hosted the event. It’s 10 boards lent itself nicely to the 10 team, 3 games a day for 3 days format. In each game, each team fielded 4 players at a time on 2 boards. A rotation roster was used, just like league and Classic play. Each team played the 9 other teams once.

Each win scored 2 points for the team and ties were awarded 1 point. Losses 0. Half way through the second day the score board ( thanks to Tootie Chittenden) showedimg_1351

Teams;  1-Hemet West Tootie C. 2- Sierra Dawn South East. 3-El Grande. 4-Foot Hills of Hemet. 5- Heather Estates. 6-Sierra Dawn South. 7- 7 Hills. 8-Hemet West Ken P.             9- Hemet Muni. 10- Sun City

We scrambled to get the 10th team (#8 HWKP) together at the last minute as the Mountain Shadows team had to withdraw. The larger clubs had a mixture of players from their league teams. Some clubs only have 1 league team and entered that. Sun City was short handed and so recruited players from other clubs. It worked to their advantage as they were ahead most of the way.

The last day reshuffled the Team Shuffle. And these are the results:img_2103

Team #10, Sun City, despite a shaky start on the last day, Held on for the win.                          L-R Presenting the plaques, District 7 VP, Tootie Chittenden, Capt. Liz Backus, Sharron Brown, Ruth and Roland Schnieder, Julian Brown, and Kerry Selwayimg_2098

Team #1, Hemet West TC finished a strong second.                                                                              L-R, Steve Piccinonno, Rocky Briggs, Ken Norris, Capt. Tootie, Paul Epps, Gigi Briggs, Robert Lichtwald, Marolyn Davidson, Bari Hoffmanimg_2097

Team #6, Sierra Dawn South, also finished strong with a team of mostly lower division players but helped by filling out their roster with Golden Village Palm’s players.                   L-R Tootie, Shauna Marachle, Ray Ackhausen, Merrianne Hooper, Capt. Andy Hernandez, Bruce Kiefert, Suzy Wellskopp, Art Leesbergimg_2094

Team #9, Hemet Muni and team #2 Sierra Dawn South East ended in a tie which was decided by their heads up match. HM had won that match and so secured the fourth place spot.                                                                                                                                                                     L-R Tootie, Capt. Nadine Hackett, Fran Hayner, Ron Dewberry, Bob Hackett,Dennis Iszler, George Hayner.img_2093

 

I apologize for the picture of the plaque. 1st was Gold. 2nd, Silver. 3rd, Green. 4th, Black

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Thanks to our sponsor, The Bank of Hemet. Thank you Vice President Myrna Torres for your continued support!

This was supposed to be a low budget, fun tournament and that is exactly how it turned out. The $3 entry fee covered the 300 cups of coffee, the 12 dozen donuts and thanks again to our sponsor, we had a little left over for Hemet West and District 7.

We plan to have the tournament again next year, same time, same place, so get your team together early.

World’s Largest Shuffleboard Club: St Petersburg, FL. We Celebrated the 100th Anniversary of FL Shuffleboard Here!!

The Celebration Is Over! The Adventure Begins

st-petes-colosiumst-petes-pic-1As far as hometown superlatives go, possessing the world’s largest outdoor shuffleboard court is ridiculously specific. Nevertheless, the shuffleboard club in St. Petersburg represents the story of this Floridian town’s rise, fall, and rise again.

The game is played on long, flat courts. Players slide discs along the court with a cue, attempting to land them in a triangle on the opposite end. It doesn’t require much physical exertion, and St. Pete’s courts…

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SDSE   a Citadel of Championships!

California Shuffleboard Association Any Doubles

by Dean Grattidge, District 7 Reporter
From Aug. 1-4, a nice turnout of 92 players converge on Hemet West Club to vie for honors in a CSA  Any Doubles Tournament.
ATM’s at the helm were Sharyn DiChiro and Jeannie Gregory. Fine job ladies of putting all the pieces together and carrying it through to the end! Paul Epps and Ken Norris maintained the boards in excellent order. Head ref was Dennis Iszler, as Karla Winget took care of the scorekeeping.
A big THANK YOU goes out to so many contributors. Those who donated gift certificates were: Steer ‘n Stein Restaurant, The Sizzler, Chile’s Restaurant, Penneys Department Store, Subway Sandwiches, Sweet Baby Jane’s Barbecue, and Hemet West.
Lunches were provided at modest cost for the first three days. I’m sorry I missed out on these lunches along with wonderful choices in desserts. (I was back east). There was cheesecake and apple and banana cream pie. Thanks to Kerry Selway for providing data on this event.
There was one highlight when he laid his skills on the line and celebrated his first tournament victory: Congratulations, Scott Lundie. All games were 12-frame and followed CSA rules.

All participants commend the Valley’s front running financial leader for their generous funding of awards: The Bank of Hemet Vice President, Myrna Torres was the presenter as these “upscale competitors” stepped up to receive their pins and awards for their efforts –
Championship:
First place, Robert Brooks and Jay Davidson, IMG_2060second, Ruth and Roland Schneider,IMG_2058 third, Bob and
Nadine Hackett IMG_2054and fourth, Scott Lundie and Helen Noeltner.IMG_2053
Consolation bracket:
First place, Dee and Warren Huffman, IMG_2051second, Jim Hutson and Kerry Selway.IMG_2049 third, Wanda Souza and
Ruby Best,IMG_2046 and fourth, Fran and George HaynerIMG_2045.
Please mark your calendars for the next event: The Maxine Trachel Memorial singles tournament at
SDSE August 22-25.

SYLVIA SMITH INTO US NSA Hall of Fame, Player Award!! 2016 07 21.

The Celebration Is Over! The Adventure Begins

Sylvia Smith INTO the US NSA Hall of Fame. Sylvia Smith INTO the US NSA Hall of Fame.

NSA Hall of Fame Nomination – Player Category by Rob Robinson.   

SYLVIA'S TABLE.  SYLVIA’S TABLE.

It is my honor and privilege to nominate Sylvia Smith for the National Shuffleboard Association Hall of Fame in the player category. 

Sylvia is currently on the NSA Board of Directors as the Arizona State Delegate.  She is also on the Arizona Shuffleboard Association Board of Directors and on ASA District I Executive Board. 

Sylvia started her shuffleboard career in Arizona in 2004 and after returning to her home in Ohio discovered shuffleboard was active in that state as well.  She entered and played in tournaments in both Arizona and Ohio.  In 2008 and 2009 she was on the Ohio Shuffleboard Association list of “Role of Champions”.    In Arizona, she has played in numerous tournaments each winter and placing in over 26 events. In 2014…

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Seven Hills Tournament, A salute to A Former Leader.

   by Dean Grattidge, District 7 Reporter.
From Aug.11-14, 72 contenders squared off in the Emmett Allen annual CSA singles tournament. You sometimes  got the Impression that he gave meaning to the term “Unsurpassed Camaraderie”.
The ATM’s were Ruby Best and Suzanne Shapiro (iheir first tournament). Mary Davis handled the announcing chores. Sharyn DiChiro, District 7 Tournament Manager, was on hand to assist the first time ATM’s who take multi-tasking to a new art form, having to create  charts, pairings and scheduling; then keep the charts upgraded throughout the event.
Head scorekeeper was the lovely Karla Winget, who collated and certified all entries on the cards. The not quite as lovely Head ref was George Hayner, who earned credit for seeing that no game was played without a referee.
The (no comment) board crew of Ron Needham, Chuck Davis and Everrett Harbison took care of board maintenance. The boards were fairly speedy and for the most part consistent. Of course their were the usual 7 Hills surprises where the disc went into the kitchen and then backed out into a 7. Or seemed to stop for a score and then back onto a line. As Hall of Famer, Rocky Briggs was heard to say following one of these occurances, “I love this game!”
Seven Hills president Suzanne Shapiro was continuously on hand as venue facilitator. Jerry Stutes and Donalee 
Allen worked tirelessly to bring in door prizes from: Walmart-Hemet,  Milano’s Pizza, Farmer Boy’s Restaurant, IHop, Stater Brothers, La Fogata Mexican Restaurant, Arturo’s Mexican Restaurant, Red Robin Restaurant and
Hungry Bear Restaurant.
Polly English orchestrated a 50-50 drawing where one winner went away with a huge smile as the club gained a nice profit from their half of the drawing.
The Bank of Hemet again, so generously funded prize money for all winners. We just can’t thank them enough! Thank you Myrna Torres.
For lunches, D.J.’s Café brought the daily selections of hot dogs, hamburgers or cheeseburgers, plus the side dishes.
All games were regulation 12-frame.
So, into the record books go this group of contestants who carved out their own niche in the shuffleboard archives –
Each receiving a pin and cash award for their efforts. 
Championship:
First, Robert Brooks (continuing his tradition of wins), Robert took home the  “traveling trophy” ’til the tourney starts next year.
Robert Brookssecond, Phil Lammens,
Phil Lammonsthird,Royal Austin
Royal Austin
fourth,
Frank Good.
Frank Good 
Consolation bracket:
First, Bruce Kiefert,
Bruce Kiefertsecond, Chuck Davis,
Chuck Davisthird, Mike Garrett
Mike Garrettand fourth, Harry Gregory Why did Mary keep her distance?
Harry Gregory.
Mary Davis, Sharyn DiChiro, Suzanne Shapiro and Ruby Best
L-R Mary Davis, announcer, Sharyn DiChiro, D 7 Tournament Supervisor, Suzanne Shapiro, 7 Hills Pres.ATM, Ruby Best, Atm
This narration would not be complete without a big THANK YOU to all participants.

Sylvia Smith Will Be Inducted Into the US NSA Hall of Fame in Lakeside, OH on July 21st.

The Celebration Is Over! The Adventure Begins

Sylvia and Dan Smith, Sylvia and Dan Smith, 33rd ISA, Midland, ON  

BGSU retiree rules the shuffleboard courts in both Arizona and Ohio

1 image Photo by Enoch Wu/Sentinel-Tribune

Sylvia Smith, national shuffleboard champion.

Posted 20 hours ago

WESTON — Shuffleboard was never on Sylvia Smith’s radar until after she retired from Bowling Green State University in 2001.

Retirement meant the winters were to be spent in Arizona, and in 2004 she was introduced to the sport.

It’s safe to say she grasped it rather quickly.

In just over 10 years playing the sport, Smith has become one of the best shuffleboard players in the world. She will be inducted into the National Shuffleboard Hall of Fame on July 21 at a national tournament and banquet in Lakeside.

The Hall of Fame is located in Clearwater, Florida.

“I was elated,” Smith said of when she found…

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