We will follow FSA protocol per the FSA website and as attached at the end of this post. As entry to Northern District tournaments are now Pre-registered, the ND will be posting instructions a week in advance.
Cancellations: We have received information from Steve Smith of Hawthorne that all shuffleboard events have been cancelled for the month of October due to Covid contacts:
The state tournament in Hawthorne on 11 Oct is cancelled.
The two ND tournaments in Hawthorne on 28 Oct are cancelled.
Other cancellations are noted in the latest Schedule as been posted on our Northern District website – https://ndshuffleboard.org/schedule/
Any further schedule changes will be posted as they become known.
Rod Lewis has sent us a synopsis of plans for our upcoming sesson’s tournaments.
1. The FSA has decided to start the season under the pandemic protocols set up last year with one exception. Masks will not be mandatory but optional. The FSA has a meeting on Oct 16th and the protocols will be discussed . The protocols are on the FSA website in the bullitin board. Please review all the protocols.
2. Coronado/Mainland has cancelled their tournaments until Jan. 2022 when a decision will be made to play or not.
3. DeLand and Tavares have cancelled their first tournaments so the season will begin on Oct 21st at Mid Florida Lakes.
4.The State tournaments at Hawthorne and Leesburg are scheduled but will be played under protocols
I have no problem with any club cancelling for any reason. We are going to have to be honest during the season if anyone contacts covid. Our foremost concern is the health of our players. Covid is going to be with us for the remainder of the year and beyond so we all need to be flexible,tolerant and understanding.
With apologies, the September 1st meeting, which was supposed to use Google Meet, was unable to get started due to a technical problem (coordinator was unable to admit others to the meeting.)
ND president Rod Lewis will be contacting everyone to get their feedback on the subject of Covid concerns and holding Northern District tournaments this season.