Shuffleboard Club announces teams for upcoming fall league
Six teams for fall shuffleboard were announced at the Sept. 14 meeting of the Shuffleboard Club, with 48 players initiating the two leagues, representing a significant growth in membership since the 20202022 COVID shutdowns. The Friday morning group will begin on Sept. 30 while the new evening teams will begin Tuesday, Oct. 4.
Anyone interested in watching the friendly competitions is invited to drop by the Courts Building (behind Clubhouse 1 on Burning Tree Lane) from 8:30-11 on Friday mornings and 6-8:30 on Tuesday evenings.
With years of experience, Sally Fowler, Mutual 8, will be a captain for two teams, one in the morning and one in the evening. Other morning captains will be Milly Larsen, Mutual 2, and Rod Osgood, Mutual 9. The additional evening captains will be Jack O’Brien, Mutual 2, and Karen Mendon, Mutual 14. This year, each team will also be assigned an assistant captain who will help the captain maintain individual and team statistics as well as provide leadership for the maintenance of the courts before and after each team session. Open play practice sessions are a great time for interested LW residents to stop by the courts to see what LW indoor shuffleboard is all about. Practice sessions are Monday and Wednesday mornings from 9-11 and Tuesday evenings from 6-8 throughout September. Games are fun and low stress, where a friendly group can laugh and compete at the same time. Partners are not needed. Participants should wear closed-toe shoes. Annual dues are just $5.
Although the initial teams for fall play are almost full, a waitlist has been established for a second Tuesday Night League play that is tentatively scheduled to begin Nov. 15 and finish before Christmas. Waitlist and social members may participate in all non-league events, including open houses, non-competitive open play practice times, potluck events, BYOB parties, holiday events and a summer cook-out. For more information, call or text Kay Mount at (775) 527-0426.
Shuffleboard captains and potential assistant captains are readying for the fall league games. Pictured are Rod Osgood (l-r), Harshad Patel, Jack O'Brien, Carrie Kishner, Enrique Gracia, Sally Fowler, Kay Mount and Roger Bennett.