TOURNAMENTS - Sign up for the upcoming weekly tournaments must be done before noon on Friday in the shuffle shack. The fee is posted on the weekly flyer (usually $3 p/p). Please put your money in the envelope provided and write the players’ names on the outside of the envelope and place it in the drop box. The Trails End Tournament is scheduled for January 14, 15 and 16th. Volunteers will be needed for parking cars, food service, court and equipment maintenance, referees, and misc.
IVAN WATT MEMORIAL TOURNAMENT
This is a memorial tournament in memory of the late Ivan Watt. This tournament is for Trails End residents only and is usually held the first Saturday and Sunday in March. This is a fun tournament for experienced and inexperienced shufflers. Trophies are presented to the Four Teams in Main and Consolation.
There are twenty tournaments held during the winter season starting about November 5 and finishing about March 15. The Tournament Listing is usually provided to the Parks at the Fall Meeting of the TSSA. Tournaments are played at different parks throughout the valley; usually on Tuesdays (Amateurs) and Wednesdays (Experts) and finals are held on the Thursday. Any upcoming tournaments are posted on the South outside Board of the Shuffle Shack. Entry forms are in the shuffle shack and the cost is currently set at $5.00 per team. It’s a great opportunity meet new people and get to know people from other parks.
All a person has to do to becoming a member of the TSSA is to sign up. There is a dollar sign up fee that gives you membership in the Texas State Shuffleboard Association for life.
A point system has been established to rate players in an Amateur or Expert Class. Points are accrued by placing in a tournament. The Secretary of the Texas State Shuffleboard Association is the record keeper and will furnish information on the point system upon request. Said point system is an integral part of these rules.
Any Amateur who earns 50 points in a two-year period or 100 lifetime points qualifies for Expert Class the following season. Said player may continue in the Amateur Class only until the end of the season in which they qualify. There is no applying to go back to the Amateur Class. Any players in the Expert Class may select a partner from the Amateur Class for entry in a shuffleboard tournament.
One of the biggest events at Trails End is the annual Mixed Doubles Shuffleboard Tournament which is usually held the fourth week of January. The three day tournament is a major activity and attracts approximately 350 plus participants to our park. A great deal of work is done by the many volunteers from preparing meals, the draw committee, referees, cleaning and preparing courts and traffic control. We are extremely fortunate to have such a gracious park whereby everyone seems to assist in making the Shuffleboard tournament a success.
Last updated Aug 5, 2020 1:00 p.m.
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