The CMS Shuffleboard Club in New Smyrna Beach was the host for the Northern District Any Doubles Tournament on Thursday and Friday, October 20/21. Twenty-nine (29) avid teams showed up to meet the challenge and place for cash prizes and bragging rights. Rich Kordeleski and John Fortini put canvases up to cover hurricane induced missing roofs on the courts. Candy Kordeleski, Barb Fortini and Arlene Jabaut came early to set up the coffee and donuts. Joan Best took care of the 50/50 distribution.
Club President Allen Best, with the help of volunteers (Rich, Arlene, Don Nephew, Cindy and Zak Wonson, Tim Pergrem, Gerry Bousquet, Debbie Evans and Charlie Jones with his blower), swept, cleaned and preped the courts for the competitive matches. Barb Nephew, Connie Bousquet and Betty Buccini manned the table for filing Tournament registrations and entry fees. Thanks go out to Richie and Carolyn Burrell, the Northern District Directors, were in charge of administering this enjoyable and well organized Tournament.
We began the day with some announcements from Allen Best and Pat King (President of the Northern District). Pat King picked the 50/50 ticket and Mouse Wolven won the pot. We had a Prayer from John Holder followed by the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag. Recognition was given to those recent members and acquaintances who have passed. A big hand goes out to all the volunteers and participants who made this Tournament possible and a success.
THE WINNERS WERE:
Main Event, First Place: Charlie Jones/Darrel Harman, Second Place: Mary Ann Pabst/Rick Enright, Third Place: Tom Rimmer/Dennis Buelk, Fourth Place: Guy Godman/Bob Tager.
Consolation Event, First Place: Walt Bartels/Gary Deso, Second Place: Pete Peterson/Walt Vilk, Third Place: Jeffrey Luneau/Mouse Wolven, Fourth Place: Edna Triplett/Dee Metz.