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Season’s Greetings from ND president, Lorraine

Lorraine wishes us Season’s Greetings. Her email (following) also describes what is is like for her and family under COVID restrictions this year.

Ivan and I want to wish all of you
a VERY MERRY , HEALTHY CHRISTMAS.

Our province has imposed many restrictions, that will not allow us to be with family for Christmas. We can not be with anyone, other than the household we live in. Only exception, is a caregiver can come in , if you have such. We have a granddaughter in the province of British Colmbia,. almost ready to deliver, her first baby and our daughter is ready to fly there, but it will take a criminal act to make this happen. Our grandson went ice fishing yesterday and he mentioned this morning, that 7 people were fined, in the ice huts, that were not with people of the same household. $2800.00 per fine.We look at the future and help from the vaccine , to make our world liveable again. Let’s stay in touch, so at least, emails, will help to ease our time in isolation.

Take Care Lorraine and Ivan

Allen Bessette – Dec 12, 2020

Originally posted on the Coronado/Mainland Shuffleboard Club web site by their web-master, Bonnie

Allen Bessette passed away yesterday. He was a Life Member of the CMS Shuffleboard club and a Northern District Pro who had been with our club since approximately 2004. I only had the privilege of knowing Allen and Dorine for a short time, but he was always helpful and willing to give shuffleboard tips. He was active for a long time in our Intercity Tournaments and he will be sorely missed.
I do not know any more information at this time. Cards can be sent to Dorine Bessette at 1703 Magnolia Avenue, Lot A14, South Daytona, FL 32119. He is to be cremated and his ashes taken up North to his family.

Orange City Shuffleboard Club is a memory.

We have lost the Orange City Shuffleboard club. I will not delve into the reasons here, but suffice to say it will be missed by members and visitors alike, especially those of us who played in the several District tournaments they put on for use each year. It was a wonderful location and we shall all miss it very much, especially the rocking chairs on the front porch of the clubhouse!

The Northern District has sent a letter of thanks to club president Alice Vandervender, recognizing the ” hard work and dedication while performing your duties as President of
the Orange City Shuffleboard Club. … Your club was always welcoming and hospitable.”

Report from Rod Lewis at Avon Park

This rekport from Rod Lewis last week ….

Paul Hodges and I went to Avon Park this past Monday for a State tournament. Playing days were to be Monday and Tuesday for the men and Tuesday ,Wednesday for the women. There were 17 mens teams but I never saw the number for the women . The wearing of the masks proved to be the hardest of the protocols as we were indoors with no fans operating. I had a hard time with my glasses fogging up until I discovered that spraying some hand sanitizer onto my glasses eliminated the fogging. No issues noted and separate seating on the courts worked out well. We didn’t have to use our own chairs as suggested but that might change at other sites.

We played for the first day only and did not have to make the return trip. Of special note is the heat dehydrated both of us and others so I went thru my water quickly but they DID provide a chestful of bottled water at no cost. Only two matches were played the first day for the men . That might be different for the women as last week at P01 there were only 8 teams playing.

We plan on going to the P05b at St Cloud Nov 2nd.

I hope everyone is enjoying home court play. Stay safe and healthy.

Northern District Tournament Schedule

We have been in communication with many of our clubs as well as the FSA to gather consensus about desirability of holding tournaments. We are now in a position to announce,that the Northern District of Shuffleboard in Florida, will NOT be hosting any State or Northern District tournaments for the balance of calendar year 2020.  We will be looking forward to a more positive change in the Covid19 situation, in the future, to then consider our position on hosting from Jan 1/2021 and forward. We will stay in touch with the State board on future considerations of tournament play.