Monthly Archives: September 2016

They Came Ready to Qualify for a Medal!

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

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frankThis FL News Article follows this article:

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) 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


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!!

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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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