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Corona virus – shuffleboard action

The following is a letter from FSA president Dave Kudro about our sport in the face of the Corona virus, and saying there will be a meeting on Saturday to decide if it is best to halt all shuffleboard activities for the rest of this season. We will be posting any further information on the Northern District website.

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Florida Shuffleboard Association (FSA) March 12, 2020

To: FSA Executive Board, District and Club Presidents and all FSA members

I am sure by now everyone has seen on the news that the CDC has declared the Corona-virus Disease 2019 (COVID -19) a pandemic health alert. Now is time to not panic, however, I feel we (FSA) need to be proactive to do our part to provide our shuffleboard members with as much information on the Corona virus and how it relates to shuffleboard. Below are suggestions on what needs to be done whether its hosting a State or District FSA tournament, or day to day club play. Every shuffleboard player also should do their part to protect themselves as well as other shuffleboard players

  1. If you are not feeling well, or have serious chronic medical conditions such as Heart Disease,Diabetes, Asthma, Lung Disease as well as a chronic cough, sneezing, and shortness of breath, for your safety,please DO NOT shuffle during this pandemic.

  2. If you are planning on attending a tournament or just daily club play, please do not rub your face, nose and eyes with your hands and recommend no handshaking. When close to other shufflers please for their safety and yours, honor their inner space as it also can be transmitted by breathing on someone. Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds and especially after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If you do have to cough or sneeze use a handkerchief or your inner elbow area to keep it at bay.

  3. Host Clubs where FSA shuffleboard players will gather and play shuffleboard should also do what they can to help. Clean and disinfect you shuffleboard facility to remove germs. A daily routine of cleaning frequently touched surfaces ( for example: door knobs, light switches, handles, handrails, sinks, faucets, tables, desks, chairs, erasers, scoreboards and any other areas you think where shufflers have to touch. If possible have hand sanitizers available that contains at least 60%alcohol. If you have courts in an enclosed area make sure it is well ventilated. The risk of exposure to respiratory viruses like COVID-19 increases in crowded, closed-in-settings with little circulation if there are people in the facility who might be sick.

As most FSA shufflers are in the high risk (elderly) the full board will be meeting on Saturday March 14, 2020 at Sebring Florida and I will discuss this serious issue as to where we go from here forward. Being that we are dealing with high risk shuffleboard players and possible gatherings of large groups of 100 individuals the FSA board will have to make a conscientious decision whether to proceed on with the remaining tournaments, or curtail tournament play the rest of the 2019-2020 season. As the events unfold I ask each FSA board member to contact all the club presidents in your district and share this letter and to check the FSA website Bulletin Board for updated information the rest of the season.

David P Kudro

Move-Up and Masters Points

Move-Up and Masters points are attached. Hall-Of-Fame to come,Note that Lorraine is in communication with the eligible Masters players to get a final slate plus alternates for the tournament. Note – Even if you are not playing, please, everyone else can help by coming to the tournament to see a great event and help by "pushing" (disks back to the head of the court after each round.) It is best if we have two pushers per court, and there will be 16 active courts! –

Amateur Move-Up -Mar.pdf

MastersProMen.pdf

MastersProLadies.pdf

MastersAmateurLadies.pdf

MastersAmateurMen.pdf

Results TOC (ND30, 31, 32, 33)

ND30 — 5-6 March 2020, TOC Pro Men, Hawthorne, 24 Players
MAIN
1 Allen Dronsfield, ………… Leesburg
2 Ralph Lyon, ……………… Leesburg
3 John Giumarra, …………….. Deland
4 Dave Dean, ………………. Leesburg
CONSOLATION
1 Richard Enright, ………….. Tavares
2 Rodney Lewis, ……. Mid Florida Lakes
3 Al Carlson, …………….. Hawthorne
4 Jeffrey Geesey, …………. Hawthorne

ND31 — 5-6 March 2020, TOC Pro Ladies, Hawthorne, 8 Players
MAIN
1 Sharon Johnson, …. Holiday RV Village
2 Sharon Upson *, …………. Hawthorne
3 Carol Helfer, ……………. Leesburg
4 Gail Howell, …………….. Leesburg
CONSOLATION
1 Cheryl Cole, ……………. Hawthorne
2 Jan Dally, ………………… Deland
3 Carol Adams, ……………. Hawthorne
4 Christine Giumarra, ………… Deland

ND32 — 5-6 March 2020, TOC AM Men, Hawthorne, 11 Players
MAIN
1 Mark Engel, ……………… Leesburg
2 Zak Wonson, ……… Coronado/Mainland
3 Larry Mills, ……………. Hawthorne
4 John Moody, ……… Mid Florida Lakes
CONSOLATION
1 Darryl Kenyon, …………… Leesburg
2 Gerald Jabaut, …… Coronado/Mainland
3 Ernest Farnsworth, ………. Clerbrook
4 Bob Neuhaus, ……………. Hawthorne

ND33 — 5-6 March 2020, TOC AM Ladies, Hawthorne, 14 Players
MAIN
1 Arlene Jabaut, …… Coronado/Mainland
2 Donna Lewis, …….. Mid Florida Lakes
3 Marilyn Mills, ………….. Hawthorne
4 Judy Kolczynski, ………… Clerbrook
CONSOLATION
1 Cindy Wonson, ……. Coronado/Mainland
2 Ethel Camp, …………….. Hawthorne
3 Freeda Carr, ……………. Hawthorne
4 Betty Mondeel, ………….. Hawthorne

Directors: Lorraine and Ivan Layton
Assistants: Doris Hanke and Patty Foster

Clarifying Amateur Move-Up Points

To answer some questions about Move-Up points, we are posting on the website.

Both District-Amateurs and State-Amateurs are awarded move-up points from District and State tournaments unless restricted by tournament type (e.g. “Pro-Only, District AM Only) as follows:
* What tournaments: – All Northern District tournaments (listed for this season in website Schedule and 2019-2020 FSA Preview re Northern District on page 76).
All FSA (State) tournaments (listed for this season in FSA website and pf 2019-2020 Preview pages 74 and 75)
* What Players: – State Ams may play in all (Open and Amateur) tournaments but not District-AM-Only or Pro-Only tournaments and not some draw tournaments (i.e. not on the PRO side of a Pro-AM draw). District Ams may play in all tournaments unless restricted by type of tournament (e.g. Pro-Only) and some draw tournaments (i.e. not on the PRO side of a Pro-AM draw).
* What Points – District and State AMs get Move-Up points for finishes in any eligible tournament (see above) as follows: 1 point for finishing in Main 1st through 4th place; 1/2 point for finishing in Consolation 1st through third place.