The 10th Annual Shuffleboard Tournament was held at La Floresta RV Park in Mercedes. While dark clouds threatened rain, the weather cooperated, and the tournament was able to be played without delay. There were 68 participants in the double-elimination event.
Winners in the A Bracket were Karen Birtwhistle and Wayne Summerly, both of Manitoba, Canada. Winners in the B Bracket were Sue Froehlich, Floodwood, Minnesota; and David Martin.
Shuffleboard is a very popular activity at La Floresta RV Park. The tournaments were begun about 10 years ago by George Link, from Manitoba, Canada. He explained that they enjoyed curling in Canada and saw similarities with shuffleboard, except that shuffleboard is done on a court, instead of ice. Shuffleboard games are held twice a week under the direction of Bill Hocken of Ontario, Canada.