Hi Shufflers, just a reminder that tomorrow, Tuesday, March 26th is our last Singles Mingles Challenge for the season. Please come no later than 8:45 am. Hope to see you there.
Coronado Mainland has their Thursday Morning Four-Play starting on Thursday, April 4th. at 8:45 am. There is NO ENTRY FEE. But I thought I would post a notice about the Summer Rotational Series that will be held at Hawthorne, Leesburg and Tavares. If you are interested, here is their schedule. Their Series is open to all clubs as is our Thursday Morning Play. It is a shame that both schedules are for Thursdays.
CONGRATULATIONS to all the members of the Coronado Mainland Shuffleboard Club that were sworn in on March 23rd as the new officers of the Northern District Shuffleboard Association.
Tavares Shuffleboard Club hosted the 2019 Master’s Tournament this year. Lorraine Layton, President, welcomed all Thirty-Two (32) qualifiers and volunteers who came to push and help. We heard that Richard Burchardt was in the hospital but doing well. We said a prayer for all those who could not be with us and then Pledged Our Allegiance to the Flag. The Tavares volunteers had a nice table of coffee and donuts for us to snak on while everyone was registering. We were then assigned courts and pushers. The organization and implementation of this tournament and banquet was OUTSTANDING!
The tournament consisted of everyone playing two games each and then switching courts and challengers. The eight top players from each category played each other. We then recorded wins and losses on the board. On Thursday Qualifiers played two matches in the morning, had lunch, then played two more matches in the afternoon. Qualifiers returned on Friday to play the last three matches.
When we had finished playing, Lorraine tallied up the wins and losses. Congratulations to all the Master competitors for a season well played. Highlighted leaders are declared CMS Club members.
PRO MEN Leaders
FIRST PLACE: Richard Enright
SECOND PLACE: Frank Cherill
THIRD PLACE: STAN WILLIAMSON Tied Al Dronsfield
PRO LADY Leaders
FIRST PLACE: Sharon Johnson
SECOND PLACE: Cheryl Cole
THIRD PLACE: Gail Howell Tied Christine Giiumarra
AMATEUR LADY Leaders
FIRST PLACE: BONNIE RADKE Tied Christine Inga
THIRD PLACE: BARB RUSH
FOURTH PLACE: ARLENE JABAUT
AMATEUR MEN Leaders
FIRST PLACE: Rod Lewis
SECOND PLACE: Paul Hodges
THIRD PLACE: RANDY RADKE
Following the tournament, all of us went into the Tavares Banquet Hall for entertainment, dinner and the Awards Ceremonies. The hall was beautifully decorated and Rick Enright had the music system going. Rick and the “Men At Work” (Rick Enright, Rod Lewis, Phil Wade, John Giumarra, Joe Inga and Jeff Geesey) entertained us with a YMCA skit that had the whole banquet room participating.
Hall of Fame Jackets were presented and all the levels of individual (players) seasonal shuffleboard achievement received an appropriate ND Pin. The State Redline Amateur Singles Awards were given to Christine Inga and Rod Lewis. The Frank Wilson Trophies were presented to the TOC Champions and Al Dronsfield for the first time at a Masters Tournament donated four trophies (named after four Hall of Famers) for the winners of each Masters category. The Marion Lohbusch Trophy presented to the Amateur Ladies Champion; The Stan Williamson Trophy presented to the Amateur Mens Champion; The Al Dronsfield Trophy presented to the Pro Mens Champion; The Edna Triplett Trophy presented to the Pro Ladies Champion.
To See the final Scoring Click Here.
This past Wednesday, March 20th, we celebrated our Annual End of Season Banquet. We would like to thank all of our volunteers who showed up earlier during the day to set up and decorate the tables for the banquet. We all began to arrive around 5:00 pm for the social “1/2 hour” with all of our wonderful dishes to share. The club provided the ham, roast pork, chicken and roast beef. The other dishes from our attendees were a variety of salads, vegetables, pastas, bread and desserts. We had over Seventy (70) members and friends attend the banquet from Shuffleboard, Mahjong and Cribbage. Marguerite was bustling around supervising the setup arrangements and everything to do with the kitchen. Bonnie and Randy were collecting for the 50/50. Tom Carbonell and Allen Best were getting the stage set up for the after-dinner Bingo and door prize awards.
Tom called the gathering together and we welcomed all our new members. He presented Felix Piscitelli with a Life Membership. Allen Best made comments about the highlights and results of all the activities we participated in during the year and mentioned that Mary Harlow was in the hospital. John Holder was also ill and would accept phone calls (428-5998) if you would like to call him. Tom gave recognition to our three team leaders for Intercity; Mary Ann Pabst, Rich Kordeleski and Jerry Jabaut. He also recognized Barb and John Fortini for winning the Trophy for Group A in the final Intercity tournament competition. Sid Pomainville awarded the winners from his Cribbage season. Tom then called Rich, Marguerite and Bonnie to the stage and awarded them a gift card as thanks for all the extra hard work they had put in during the season. Tom also welcomed our special guests, Carolyn and Richie Burrell who have been our faithful Northern District Directors, as well as them helping others learn how to become a Tournament Director.
Bill Boyes was thanked for putting together our Banquet Program. We also cheered the work Bill and our volunteers are doing with the SPARC group on Wednesday evenings. Tom also congratulated our four club members who have been elected to the Board of the Northern District Shuffleboard Association. Congratulations to Rod Lewis (2nd VP), Arlene Jabaut (Secretary), Mary Ann Pabst (Treasurer), and Jerry Jabaut (Alternate State Rep). We drew the 50/50 and Mary McConnell was the lucky winner ($$$).
Bob Tager lead the installation and swearing in of our re-elected Club Directors, John Fortini and Jerry Jabaut. Bob also managed to cleverly train and organize the attendees to receive for himself a standing ovation. Then we had the drawing of door prizes.
We would like to thank all of our wonderful sponsors and remind the members, when they are out and about, to support these sponsors and tell them you are from the CMS Club.
Apparently those celebrating their annual Spring Break rite of passage can be at any place by the beach, including our Coronado/Mainland shuffleboard courts.
PLEASE NOTE: VOLUNTEERS FOR TOMORROW, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20, BANQUET SET UP – WE CANNOT SET THE ROOM UP UNTIL 12:00 NOON.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR ASSISTANCE.