Once again we had a beautiful morning for our Thursday Morning Four Play Challenge. Nineteen (19) shufflers showed up to play. Many of our challengers have headed out for vacation or back up North. The usual clean up crew prepared the courts, we drew courts, partners and began to play. It seems that this week as well as last week no one was able to win all four of their matches. Six of us only had three match wins each. Congratulations to Tim, Cindy, Dennis, Bonnie, Dee and Bob from Deland.
The usual set up crew arrived to set up the courts for the Fun Day Challenge. Marguerite and Paul were there early to get the coffee and donuts going. I was not there for the fun, but it looks like everyone had a great time. Thirty-six (36) shufflers showed up to have some fun. We had nine teams playing the 20 court obstacle course.
FIRST PLACE: Tom Carbonell (Captain), Bruce Bancroft, Felix Piscitelli and Darrel Harman with a score of 1310. SECOND PLACE: John Fortini (Captain), Loretta Cantalupo, Bob Tager and Mike Beall with a score of 1180. THIRD PLACE: Al Best (Captain), Elizabeth Sharman, Tom Pergrem and Barb Fortini with a score of 1150.
HIGH SCORERS: First Place: Tom Carbonell 420 points, Second Place: Tied with 410 points, Dennis Buelk and Tom Grubb, Third Place: Barb Fortini with 400 points.
Congratulations to everyone who participated.
Paul and Marguerite came early to set up the tables, decorations and set up the coffee before 5 pm. The rest of us began arriving around 5 pm for our social half hour before dinner. We had only Twenty-Eight (28) members come for the dinner as many of our friends have already headed back up North for the Summer. We still had a beautiful spread of wonderful tasting dishes to share.
Tom Carbonell called the group to order and Joan Best said a dinner prayer. Then Randy pulled the winning ticket for the 50/50 lucky winner Rich Kordeleski. Finally it was time to chow down the Ham, Chicken, beans, salads, shrimp and much more to be followed by some luscious deserts. During dinner, Paul and Marguerite’s family stopped by to say Hello.
When we were finished with dinner the tables and chairs were left for the Saturday Fun Day event the next day.
Dennis Buelk hosted the Thursday Morning Four Play Challenge this week and Arlene was kind enough to take the final picture of the results. Looks like no one was able to win all four of their games so the runners up who won three games got to have their pictures taken. Twenty (20) shufflers showed up to enjoy what looked like a beautiful morning of play. Good time for all, see you next week. Ciao!
The SPARC Group met for its final play and the award ceremony for the participants. Each of them was given a medal for their participation in this eight week challenge. They had a really good time and learned quite a bit about shuffleboard. As Bill Boyes (director) has returned to Canada, so Tom Carbonell over saw the finals of this event. Thanks to all our volunteers who helped to make this an enjoyable event. We hope to continue this community shuffle again next year.
Big thanks to Jerry. Arlene. Marguerite. Tom. Rex and Tom and JJ. the Sparks kids had a blast pizza party and a medals were awarded
One of our oldest Life Members has passed away. Bob Dove was an avid shuffleboard club member. He passed away on March 30th at the ripe old age of 101.
Robert J. Dove, 101, of New Smyrna Beach, died Saturday, March 30, 2019 at Emory L. Bennett Veteran’s Nursing Home, Daytona Beach. Born in Newport, Rhode Island to William and Francine Paille Dove; Robert moved to this area in 1982 from Lapeer, Michigan.
A retired registered nurse and former supervisor at Lapeer State Home and Training School, Robert served in the Army during WWII. A devoted family man, Bob was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church, New Smyrna Beach; and he enjoyed golfing, shuffle board, and various other sports, including horseshoes at the Lapeer Horseshoe Club.
Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Marilyn; 3 sons, Robert of Bradenton, Guy and his wife, Janis, of Gresham, Oregon, and Dennis of Palm Bay; a daughter, Patrice Dove, of New Smyrna Beach; a step-son, Brian, and his wife, Betty Karpovich, of Brown City, Michigan; a step-daughter, Coralee Johnson, of Villa Ridge, Missouri; 13 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren; and various nieces and nephews. Robert was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Mary; step-son, Tom step-daughter, Kay; 4 sisters and 2 brothers.
Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m., Friday, April 12, at Settle-Wilder’s chapel (406 S. Orange St.), with John Gray, Seventh Day Adventist Church, New Smyrna Beach, officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at 1:00 p.m., at Cape Canaveral National Cemetery, Mims. Friends will be received on Thursday, April 11, from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in Mr. Dove’s name to a charity of ones choice.
Today was our first day of the Thursday Morning Four-Play Challenge for the Summer Season. The usual volunteers showed up to clean up the courts and prepare them for play. We had Twenty-Four (24) enthusiastic shufflers show up from CMS, Deland and Orange City to meet the challenge. We played four games of 16 frames or 75 points and recorded the wins at the end of each match. When the dust had cleared Dennis, Charlie and Randy had won all four of their games. Congratulations. Hope to see you all back here next week for the next challenge.