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SWC DISTRICT HONORS FSA ‘MASTERS’ PLAYERS: OF THE 16 QUALIFIERS, 5 WERE FROM THE SWCD. (L/R) PAM NURNBERGER (2018 Champion & 5th Masters) PLACED 7th; RON NURNBERGER (5th Masters) PLACED 3rd; TOM PUTNAM (1st Masters) AND ‘SPORTING’ HIS ‘WHITE JACKET’ PLACED 5th; TERRI SMITH, 2019 MASTERS CHAMPION! (5th Masters & Third Title!) 1st PLACE; FLO KOWALEWSKI (Played as an Alternate) THUS EARNING HER ‘WHITE JACKET!’ CONGRATULATIONS!
Ron Nurnberger Speaks: THE SWC DISTRICT IS PROUD OF TERRI SMITH. TERRI’S RECENT TOC FIRST PLACE FINISH AT SEBRING SIMPLY ADDS ANOTHER TITLE TO HER REPERTOIRE. A FORMER FSA LADIES MASTERS WINNER, TERRI ALSO PREVIOUSLY WON THE LADIES NATIONAL SINGLES AND DOUBLES TITLES IN LAKESIDE, OHIO PLUS NATIONAL LADIES SINGLES TITLE IN HENDERSONVILLE, NC. CONGRATS’S TERRI FROM ALL YOUR SWCD SHUFFLEBOARD FAMILY.
Date: March 26, 2019 at 3:37 PM
Subject: BREAKING NEWS!!! SWC DISTRICT’S ELAINE ANTAYA WINS FIRST EVERY TOC STATE AMATEUR LADIES TITLE AT SEBRING SHUFFLEBOARD CLUBTHE SEBRING SHUFFLEBOARD CLUB PLAYED HOST TO A GREAT AMATEUR AND SEBRING.
Reporting for the SWCD, Ron Nurnberger
Subject: [New post] FINAL SWCD TOURNAMENT ENDS SEASON OF SUCCESS!
SWCD MASTERS, MARCH 20-23 AT TRAILER ESTATES
"FRIDAY AND SATURDAY’S TOURNAMENT WAS A ‘RAIN DATE ‘ MAKEUP EVENT FROM DECEMBER 20th. LADIES DIVISION WINNERS (L-R) 1st PLACE, MARLENE COBURN AND PAM NURNBERGER; 2nd, SHIRLEY MCCULLOUGH AND KATHY LAVER. 3rd, SHARON OLMSTEAD AND EVA MAE LAKE. 4th; DONNA SC"
THE REIGNING FSA LADIES SINGLES CHAMPION AND REIGNING FSA LADIES MASTER CHAMPION PAM NURNBERGER ADDED ANOTHER HONOR TO HER SHUFFLEBOARD CAREER BY EARNING ‘POINT 200’ TODAY WHILE PLAYING IN THE SWCD ANNUAL MIXED DOUBLES TOURNAMENT WITH HER HUSBAND RON. CONGRATULATION FROM ALL YOUR SWCD SHUFFLEBOARD FSMILY.
Subject: PRO/ONE DISTRICT AM TOURNAMENT A SUCCESS AT PALMETTO8 TEAMS PARTICIPATED IN THIS ANNUAL EVENT IN THE SWCD.LADIES DIVISION WINNERS: (L-R) 1st Place; JILL DEBRUYNE AND DIANE FIELBRANDT. 2nd; MARLENE SIMPSON AND ARLENE MCCAGUE.3rd; CINDY SLAUGHTERBECK AND SANDY LITTLE. 4th; URSULA JOYAL AND JOAN MCCURDY. MENS DIVISION: (L-R) 1st Place; BILL HOLLABROUGH AND DEWEY MERDEATH. 2nd; NORMAN GOODWIN AND ARNIE COGDON. 3rd; ED LEONARD AND GARY WHITE. 4th; FAREN VANDEGRIFT AND ALVIN CUNNINGHAM.
Welcome back Bob Comford! It was nice to see the President of the Palmetto Club (and 3rd VP of the SWCD) back at the ‘pulpit’ at the Pro/Dist Am tournament held today at Palmetto. We all know Bob has had major open heart surgery recently, but is showing great strength in his recovery. So great to see his energy and leadership on display again.
Subject: 50+ ‘NEWBIES’ ATTEND JOHN BROWNS ‘SCHOOL OF SHUFFLEBOARD!’ THE BRADENTON SHUFFLEBOARD CLUB WAS THE SITE FOR THE ANNUAL JOHN BROWN SCHOOL FOR NEW SHUFFLERS. ALONG WITH 15 VOLUNTEER SWCD ‘PRO’ INSTRUCTORS, BEGINNING FUNDAMENTALS AND BASIC STRATEGIES WERE THE ‘THEME.’ ALL SHUFFLERS WERE REMINDED THAT THE ‘FUN NIGHT’ BY THE BRADENTON SHUFFLEBOARD ‘SOCIAL CLUB’ IS SATURDAY NIGHT, MARCH 16th at 6 PM AND OPEN TO ANYONE, FAMILIES WELCOME.
BREAKING NEWS! FAREN WAS A LONG TIME PARTNER OF THE LATE JIM MILLER. FAREN SPEAKS OF THIER SUCCESSES TOGETHER REGULARLY. FAREN IS THE PERFECT EXAMPLE OF A ‘PARTNER’ THE HOLDS THE GAME IN ITS TRUE PROSPECTIVE. HE IS A HUMBLE PLAYER WHO IS REGARDED AS AN ‘AMBASSADOR’ FOR SHUFFLEBOARD IN THE SWCD. MANY COME ALONG IN OUR GAME, BUT FEW ARE TRULY RESPECTED FOR BEING THE GOOD PERSON THEY ARE. CONGRATULATIONS FAREN FROM ALL YOUR SHUFFLEBOARD FAMILY.
BRADENTON HOSTS DISTRICT AMATEUR TOURNAMENT A-13 ANY DOUBLES1St PLACE (L/R): 1st place FERNAND MONTPLAISIR AND DON CADOTTE. 2nd; FRANK MARDEROSIAN AND PAUL MAILLE. 3rd; JIM LESSARD AND NORMAN GOODWIN. 4th; DAN TROTTIER AND MIKE COLLINS.CONSOLATION: 1st Place; R. TIMMERMAN AND A. HIENBAUGH. 2nd; M. JOYAL AND M. FOWLER. 3rd; J. EISSES AND J. HOEKSMA 4th; M. ROTMAN AND D. SMITH.
BRADENTON HOSTS THIS WEEKS DISTRICT TOURNAMENTYOU CAN'T BLAME THE WEATHER IF U DIDN'T PLAY UP TO PAR, NO GLOVES, EAR MUFFS OR LONG PANTS WERE NECESSARY THIS WEEK. PERFECT FOR SHUFFLEBOARD!
LADIES DIVISION L/R: 1st Place; SHIRLEY MCCULLOUGH AND ARLENE MCCAGUE. 2nd; LINDA WALLINGFORD AND JOAN MCCURDY. 3rd; ELAINE ANTAYA AND JANICE O’SULLIVAN. 4th; TERRI SMITH AND MARILYN EVERETT.CONSOLATION: 1st Place; DONNA SCHULTZ AND CHERYL PUTNAM. 2nd; EVE MAE LAKE AND SHARON OLMSTEAD. 3rd; PAM NURNBERGER AND CINDY SLAUGHTERBECK. 4th; JOAN CURWIN AND CAROL MAXWELL.
MENS DIVISION L/R: 1st place PETER BERG AND JIM RATHBURN. 2nd; LARRY MARTIS AND LARRY TAYLOR. 3rd; BILL BATDORFF AND RALPH LOZANO. 4th; RICK HALL AND JERRY STANNARD.CONSOLATION: 1st Place; Grant Childerhose and MURRAY POTTER. 2nd; JOHN MICKLE AND DAVE WELSH. 3rd; BILL BIEREMA AND DWAYNE CROSS. 4th; JOHN HECHINGER AND IRA SNOOK.
SPONSOR: COASTAL EYEDIRECTORS: PAT BATDORFF AND JO MILLERReporting for SWCD, Ron Nurnberger
FLORIDA SHUFFLEBOARD ASSOCIATIONFLORIDA SHUFFLEBOARD ASSOCIATION
OPEN DOUBLES Ladies - Bradenton SBC - 02/05/2019
Sponsor: Florida Shuffleboard Association
Ladies - Main (22)Teams
1. Flo Kowalewski - Glenda Brake * . . . . . . . .Bradenton/Zephyrhills
2. Pam Nurnberger * - Debbie Norton . . . . . . . .Bradenton/Lee County
3. Marti Noble - Ruth Brown * . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sebring
4. Arlene Mccague - Joyce Smith . . . . . . . . . . Palmetto/Lee County
1. Dianna Allen* - Connie Mallory . .Riverwoods Pltn/Lakes of Melbourne
2. Eva mae Lake - Elaine Antaya . . . . . . .Tropic Isles/Leisure Lakes
3. Marlene Corbeil - Brenda Dawson . . . . . . . . . . . . Winter Haven
4. Colleen Austin^* - Alice Enos . . . . . . . . Lee County/Sunny Grove
Tournament Director(s): Glenn Monroe
Men - Main (33)Teams
1. Tom Putnam - Ed Leonard . . . . . . . . . . Trailer Est/Tropic Isles
2. Frank Niziolek - Adelard Tremblay . . . . . Clearwater/Pinellas Park
3. Ron Nurnberger * - Mike Marquis . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Bradenton
4. Allen Dronsfield * - Jerry Stannard * . . . . . .Leesburg/Golf Lakes
1. Real Bouchard - Ray Buck * . . . . . . . . . . .Hollywood/Lee County
2. Bill Lemay - Roy Babcock . . . . . . . . .Imperial Bonita/Lee County
3. Dan Lake - Paul Knepper . . . . . . . . . . Tropic Isles/Leisure Lks
4. Michael Seyfer - Dean Myklejord . . . . . . . . Zephyrhills/Lakeland
Tournament Director(s): Glenn Monroe
Taking 1st Place Tom Putnam and Ed Leonard
LADIES DIVISION L/R: 1st Place; Marlene Coburn & Pam Nurnberger. 2nd Place; Nancy Sclafani & Linda Wallingford. 3rd Place; Terri Smith & Marilyn Everett. 4th Place; Donna Schultz & Jane Schram.
CONSOLATION: 1st Place; Cheryl Putnam & Ingrid Broadhead. 2nd Place; Arlene McCague & Eva Mae Lake. 3rd Place; Adriana Cramton & Sharon Olmstead. 4th Place; Dian Darrah & Carol Maxwell.
MEN’S DIVISION (L/R): 2nd Place; Dave Welsh & Ed Leonard. 1st Place; Larry Taylor & Larry Mardis. 3rd Place; Levi Miller & John Roberson. 4th Place; Bob Kendall & Darral Blake.
CONSOLATION: 1st Place; Jerry Stannard & Murry Potter. 2nd; Grant Childerhose & Lloyd Schmidt. 3rd; Faren Vandegrift & Clarence Gingerich. 4th; Ken Laver & Gordon Fethke.
SPONSORS: Shannon Funeral Home; Mobile Home Depot & Bradenton Insurance.
DIRECTORS: Pat Batdorff & Jo Miller.
Reporting for SWCD, Ron Nurnberger.
YOU CAN ALWAYS DEPEND ON PARADISE BAY AND JERRY EVERETT TO STEP FORWARD AND HOST A TOURNAMENT WHEN NEEDED. THANKS!
MAIN (L/R): 1st Place; Deve Evenson & Pat Antaya. 2nd Place; Dian Darrah & Ken Maxwell. PICTURED BELOW: 3rd Place; Sandra Kolasinski & Elaine Antaya. 4th Place; Marijane Clark & Gene Clark.
CONSOLATION: 1st Place; Steve Biscotine & Marilyn Rotman. 2nd Place; Annette & Pierre Marcotte. 3rd Place; Edward Nawrocki & David H. Smith. 4th Place; Donald Cadotte & Fernando Montplaisir.
SPONSOR: Accurate Advisory & All Weatherproofing & Construction.
DIRECTOR: Jo Miller
BREAKING NEWS FROM THE NATIONAL TOURNAMENT P-17 HELD AT TRAILER ESTATES IN BRADENTON.
MARILYN EVERETT REACHES THE ULTIMATE SHUFFLEBOARD GOAL—HALL OF FAME!!
Terri Smith HOF Induction Speech
In 2008,I took a walk at Holiday Travel Resort in Leesburg where I had just moved. I came to the shuffleboard courts and watched them play. Ray Parlberg, the president of the club invited me to take a lesson. Looking for something to do, I came back. Ray was a very patient and supportive teacher and I thought I might enjoy this game. I started playing in the park. About 3 weeks later, Roger Dodds came to my door. He gave me a cue and told me that I should be playing tournaments. Not real sure what that meant, Roger and I went to the Hawthorne tournament. We played our first match and lost. We didn't play again until late in the afternoon. We lost again but during the wait time I was able to watch and talk to people. Everyone was so nice to me and encouraged me to keep playing. Roger and I continued to play in the park and go to tournaments. We spent so much time together that his wife finally told people back home that he was spending all his time with his much younger Florida girlfriend. Then it was suggested that I take some lessons from Bill and Fay Mychenberg. After a few lessons, Fay let Bill take over and he took me under his wing and we became friends. He took me to all the summer single mingles. I looked forward to his bear hugs. One of our favorite things to do was get ice cream and talk afterward. We played as many tournaments as we could and I continued to play in the park. As Bill predicted, I became a state amateur the first year and a pro the second.
It was very hard leaving the Northern district as everyone was so kind to me, but moving to the South West Coast district, everyone made me feel welcome and was I was able to play even more. Over the years I have had the opportunity to play with many people as partners. I won't mention them all by name as there are too many. I prefer to shuffle with people that I would like to have lunch with. I want to thank them all for shuffling with me. I do want to give a very special thank you to Glenda Brake for helping me get that last elusive point. And to Pam Nurnberger who was so thoughtful in presenting me with a rock. It is a special rock that came from Michigan where I'm from. She had her daughter paint Donald Duck playing shuffleboard and 200 written on it. She said she had been carrying it around for weeks waiting for that final point. I'm not sure which one I was more excited about!
I have loved playing this game from the start and enjoy the competition. I have seen people who are missing limbs, needed binoculars to see the other end of the court. People that had braces, used canes, walkers and even wheelchairs. Many have a variety of diseases that aren't as physically visible. But all were having fun either just playing in their park or enjoying the competition of tournaments. It has given me hope that I will be able to play for many more years.
Roger, Bill and Fay have since passed away but I will always remember the good times we had. I hope they are thinking not only of my achievements, but that I have tried to be a gracious competitor, sports woman and person that they always told me I was and that they are looking down tonight and are proud of me.
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CONGRATULATIONS TO SWCD PLAYER LARRY MARDIS ON REACHING THE COVETED HOF STATUS AS HE AND PARTNER DWAYNE CROSS TOOK 1st IN CONSOLATION TO HIT 200! ALTHOUGH LARRY HAS BEEN ‘AWOL’ THE PAST TWO YEARS WHILE ATTENDING TO HIS MOTHER IN OHIO, LARRY RETURNED IN A VENGEANCE AND REGAINED HIS STATUS AS ONE OF THE STATES & SWCD BEST PLAYERS.
Reporting for SWCD, Ron Nurnberger
"Ron Nurenberger now joins six others being inducted into the FSA Hall of Fame on January 14th. Partnered with Allen Dronsfield, Ron and Al battled one team after another as a result of being in the lower half of the chart to reach his 200 points. More inf"
rger Speaks: WITH A STANDING OVATION FROM STATE SHUFFLERS, JO MILLER THANKED ALL WHO ATTENDED THE BRADENTON CLUB MEMORIAL HONORING HER LATE HUSBAND JIM MILLER WHO PASSED AWAY UNEXPECTEDLY LAST SPRING. SHE NOTED THE MANY PHONE CALLS AND HUNDREDS OF CARDS SHE RECEIVED.
PICTURED WITH JO MILLER AFTER TRAVELING FROM THEIR INDIANA HOME TO ATTEND THE CEREMONY ARE SON TIM MILLER, HIS WIFE TIFFANY AND CHILDREN CHRIS, RYAN & HOPE.
JIM MILLER IS WIDELY CONSIDERED THE BEST SINGLES PLAYER IN RECENT TIMES WINNING 13 DIFFERENT SINGLES TITLES. HE ALSO WON 5 MORE MASTERS TITLES IN THE SWCD.
JERRY STANNARD BEGAN THE MEMORIAL BY REMINISCING ABOUT JIM AND ALSO LISTING THE MANY TITLES HE HAD WON. JERRY ALSO ALLUDED TO THE MANY HOURS JIM PUT IN AT THE BRADENTON COURTS AND THE FACT HE WOULD PLAY WITH ANY PARTNER WHO ASKED HIM.
RON NURNBERGER THEN READ A STATEMENT ON BEHALF OF THE MILLER FAMILY. IT INCLUDED A STATEMENT FROM HIS DAUGHTER NANCY: “JIM WAS A BROTHER, UNCLE, HUSBAND, FATHER, GRANDFATHER, CHAMPION AND SIMPLY A GREAT FRIEND TO ALL WHO KNEW HIM.”
FROM JO MILLER: “JIM WAS A QUIET PERSON, WITH THE MOST EVEN TEMPERAMENT AND NOT ONE TO BE IN THE SPOTLIGHT. HE WAS PROUD OF HOW WELL HE PREPARED THE DISCS AND COURTS AT BRADENTON. A SIMPLE ‘THANK YOU’ FOR HIS WORK MADE HIS DAY.
FROM BRADENTON SHUFFLEBOARD CLUB MEMBERS: “RARELY DOES A PERSON AS SPECIAL AS JIM MILLER WITH SO MANY LIKABLE TALENTS AND ABILITIES PASS THROUGH OUR LIVES. JIM WAS OUR ‘GO TO PERSON’ FOR SHUFFLEBOARD ADVICE, BE IT COURTS, DISCS OR SHUFFLEBOARD STRATEGY. HE KNEW IT ALL AND WAS EVER SO GRACIOUS TO SHARE HIS KNOWLEDGE.”
Reporting for the SWCD, Ron Nurnberger
Playing with veteran State and District partner Dave Minnich (District 3)Dwayne reached his goal to be a member of the SWCD HOF. Dwayne started playing in 2003, played on 4 USA National teams, participated in the international games in Australia, Germany, and twice in Canada. Inducted into the Michigan Hall of Fame in 2018, he also played in the first international Singles Tournament representing the USA.
CONGRATULATIONS DWAYNE FROM ALL OUR SWCD MEMBERS—-DWAYNE PLAYS OUT OF THE BRADENTON CLUB.
Reporting for the SWCD, Ron Nurnberger
Subject: WILLIE & EMMA SEARCY HONORED BY PALMETTO SHUFFLE CLUB! At the regular SWCD tournament Thursday, Willie & Emma Searcy were honored during the opening ceremonies. Longtime players at Palmetto, they have been coming to Florida for over 20 years from South Carolina. You could find them as regular players for many years at the Hendersonville, SC. courts. Now in the summers, they enjoy their 12 grandchildren and have been happily married for 64 years. Congratulations from all your Palmetto & SWCD players and friends.FROM L-R: Arlene McCague, Club President Bob Comfort, Emma & Willie Searcy.NOTE: Notice the DISCS. Started by our own Joe Kent (941-497-3210), presenting discs to ‘shufflers’ in our district has become popular. U can have one ‘professionally’ lettered for any occasion. Recent presentations have been for: Shuffleboard Successes, in memory of, get well soon, retirement, ‘Friends who care’ and obviously whatever your ‘Caring Heart’ desires.
Congratulation Pam Nurnberger for reaching the magic 200 points, to qualify for the FSA HOF.
Ron Nurnberger Speaks: Pam and I (along with Larry & Judy Taylor) visited Charlie and Letha today and I presented him with his Michigan Hall of Fame Certificate. Charlie is doing much better. He has now been hospitalized for 10 months. A difficult challenge to say the least. His wife Letha has been ‘his strength.’ She has been at his bedside ‘every’ day. They both said ‘their faith’ is pulling them through. Charlie is a former President of the Michigan Shuffleboard Association. We all ‘prayed together’ and teased Charlie a little as he always used to do to us. Slowly but surely with our prayers we can see him coming home soon. Letha says ‘many thanks’ to all the cards and well wishes. Please stop and see him if u can—he loves cards and visitors! His address is:
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Congratulations to Nancy Sclafani. She reached the 200 point plateau to qualify for the FSA HOF 12/14/2016
At its weekly SWCD tournament held at the Bradenton club today, club members 'sang' happy birthday to 'Gib' Stannard to celebrate his 102nd birthday.
Gib spent the morning watching his son Jerry play. At noon he went home to take a Nap and then came back in the afternoon to watch Jerry's next match! Two weeks ago at the SWCD 'pins' presentation for last seasons top ladies and men players, President Ron Nurnberger presented Gib with a special award named for him: "SWCD fan of the year!" Sent along by SWCD President Ron Nurnberger with THANKS.
You may wish to go here: https://theshuffler.net/2015/03/24/will-you-leave-a-legacy-these-two-men-have/ AND THIS TOO: https://theshuffler.net/2013/12/02/gibb-stannard-at-97-continues-to-shuffle/ Stan McCormack, 2016 12 01.