This 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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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) showed
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:
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 Selway
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 Hoffman
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 Leesberg
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.
I apologize for the picture of the plaque. 1st was Gold. 2nd, Silver. 3rd, Green. 4th, Black
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.
As 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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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 –
First place, Robert Brooks and Jay Davidson, second, Ruth and Roland Schneider, third, Bob and
Nadine Hackett and fourth, Scott Lundie and Helen Noeltner.
First place, Dee and Warren Huffman, second, Jim Hutson and Kerry Selway. third, Wanda Souza and
Ruby Best, and fourth, Fran and George Hayner.
Please mark your calendars for the next event: The Maxine Trachel Memorial singles tournament at
SDSE August 22-25.
NSA Hall of Fame Nomination – Player Category by Rob Robinson.
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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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