Monday morning started out seasonably cool and sunny as approximately 68 enthusiastic competitors came together at Deland’s shuffleboard courts, adjacent to the Wayne G. Sunburn Activity Center, for the season ending Inter City Shuffleboard Tournament. The shufflers were divided into Team A and Team B based on their season’s win/loss averages. We played three games in the morning (after donuts and coffee) before we took a lunch break for a scrumptious buffet lunch of pulled pork, potato salad, Cole slaw, chips and soft drinks. We also ate colorful cupcakes to celebrate Honey Donnelly’s birthday before we went out to play two more games. After the tournament competition ended, the wins/scores were tallied before the finalists were announced.
Team A Finalists: 1st Place with five wins, Christine and John Giumara; 2nd Place with four wins, Walt Bartles and Milt Wordelman; 3rd Place with four wins, Pete Peterson and Charlie Jones and 4th Place with four wins, Walt Vilk and Ron Raymond. Contestants with the same number of wins are ranked by their winning score totals.
Team B Finalists: 1st Place with four wins, Bonnie and Randy Radke: 2nd Place with four wins, Barb and Chuck Ault; 3rd Place with four wins, Dave and Jean Helverson; and 4th Place with three wins, Scottie Scott and Karen Heath. Congratulations to all the players, teams and clubs who participated to make this another memorable and successful season. A very special thanks and appreciation go out to the Deland Shuffleboard Club members for being terrific hosts organizing and implementing this outstanding Inter City Tournament/buffet.
There is a standing Inter City Tournament Trophy for the A Team and another trophy for the B Team. The first place winners from each team will have their names engraved on their respective trophies. The First Place winner’s club will keep the trophy on their premises for the year. The CMS Club representation did very well!