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Masters Tournament Committee Meeting Minutes

March 4, 2017 - 2:30 pm

Bradenton Shuffle Clubhouse

 

Roll Call: 

Masters Committee:  Dolores Brown, Tournament Director, Lowell Williams, Bill Comford, Brad Thomas, Bob Comford, Steve Slaughterbeck, Jerry Stannard, and Margaret Hartzler

SWCD Board Members Present:  Ron Nurnberger, Past President; Kay Lynn Duncan, John Brown

 

Issues for 2017 Masters Tournament

1.     Tournament Format—Dolores plans to use same format as 2016 Masters (See Attachment). Skill Shots used to break ties.

2.    Rules require specific number of players be signed up two weeks prior for Master Tournaments and this Thursday 3/9/2017 is deadline date.  To date, Dolores reports only four (4) District Am ladies signed up with 1 possible cancellation.  No Alternate for Men.

 

Issue #2 Concerns:  Of the 4 D. Am ladies signed up, one may not be able play; and a second lady holds 13 master points, will be a St Am in fall—and this is her only chance to play in D. Am Masters.  Without 4 lady players, Ladies D. Am Masters Tournament cannot be held.  There are eight (8) Men D. Ams signed up, and no male alternate player.  Need guidelines for Tournament Director to follow if there are only 3 lady players; and how to handle no male alternate.

 

Motion made by Margaret Hartzler, "If there are not enough Ladies to play in the Dist. Am Masters, the lady shuffler holding 13 master points be allowed to be the 8th/9th player in the Mens Dist. Am Masters Tournament."  Jerry Stannard seconded motion.  Motion carried unanimously by SWCD Board members present.

 

Dolores reported six ladies signed up for St. Am Masters; and 13 Ladies signed up for Pro Masters.

 

3.    Ties for 8th Place--St Am Men, 13 signed up and there is a 5-way tie for 8th place.  For the 5-way tie, there will be a playoff format for the 8th position by the 5 tied players.  

 

Motion made by Jerry Stannard "Should there be any ties for 8th place in any division, those players would play one 12 frame game (6 & 6) against each other to determine that place and/or the alternate place."  Steve Slaughterbeck seconded, motion carried.  

Dolores will set time and date of tie playoff to be held at Trailer Estates. 

Actual "Masters Tournament" will be held at Palmetto Park.  

 

Miscellaneous Masters Assignments and Items

·         Pins Order:  Jerry S. wants to hold off on pins order until after the tournament due to the uncertainty on number of players.  Pins will be given out to players in the fall. 

·         Jo Miller has bought photo frames for pictures.  

·         Palmetto will order and pickup 5 dozen donuts for "each" Masters play day at Wal-Mart.

·         Peter Berg will take the pictures.

·         Courts are to be swept at noon each day and then beaded for afternoon play. 

 

Players Responsibility

Players are to be there on first day of play at 8am for photo shoot.  Dolores will begin tournament as close to 9am as possible. Alternate players must be there on first day.  Each day thereafter, alternates must leave a cell phone number w/ Dolores and be available on moment's notice to play.  Each player shall be asked to check the spelling of their name for accuracy when we order plaques. 

 

Respectively Submitted by: 

Kay LynnDuncan Signature.jpg                              Dated; March 6, 2017

Kay Lynn Duncan, Recording Secy.

Attachment (1)

Attachment to 3-4-17 Master Committee Mtg Minutes

 

Excerpt below is SWCD Masters Tournaments (rules)

 

FORMAT:     

 

A.     The tournaments will be conducted by the State and District shuffleboard rules and regulations as published in the current           preview. Any SWCD rules not in conflict with official rules will also be in effect.

 

1.    There shall be both a men and ladies division.  A 12 frame, non-walking format will be used.

2.    Each player will be seeded on the chart according to the       number of points earned.  The player with the most points will be seeded No. 1.

3.    Play will consist of 3 games per opponent (total of 21 games).  The player with the most wins will be the winner. NOTE:Per SWCD vote 1-9-16, the third game will use a ‘6 & 6’ format.

4.    If ties exist after play is completed, the player with the highest amount of ‘skill shot points’ (taken after each match) will be the winner.  If ties still exist then those players will go to an assigned court and shoot ‘skill shots’ until the tie is broken.

                          

SKILL SHOTS:

 

A.     Each player will shot 4 discs for skill points.

B.     Amateur players will choose their color and shoot from any position.

C.     Pro and State Amateur players will choose their color and shoot ‘across the board.’

 
SWCD MASTERS TOURNAMENTS
Last Updated November 5/ 2016

PURPOSE:

        The committee, known as The Masters Committee, shall handle all
        affairs of the Master Tournaments and will be known henceforth as the             SWCD Masters Tournaments.

COMMITTEE COMPOSITION:

        A.    No member of this committee shall be appointed (except the                     director of district tournaments) unless they have played in the Amateur Masters or are a former Open Masters participant. The Director of Tournaments shall be the only permanent member of this committee.

        B.    Members shall serve indefinitely and may consist of up to six (6)                 members.

            1.    Members include:  Director of tournament, chairperson of                     committee who is the 1st VP of SWCD, host club President (or designee,) treasurer of SWCD and up to two other members as appointed by the SWCD President or Committee chairperson.

COMMITTEE RESPONSIBILITIES:

        A    Chairperson

            1.    Page in Preview & Update Memory Book
            2.    Appoint committee member to take minutes for                             submission to Masters Tournament annual files.
            3.    Confirm location, format & details of tournaments
            4.    Direct committee on selection, purchase and administering of all awards (including pictures)
            5.    Work with Host Club President (Host Club Duties)

        B.    Tournament Director

            1.    Notify each participant of the date, time, location, format of                     tournament (court assignments, scoring etc.). Inform participants of their responsibilities and generally oversee the tournament.


        C.    Treasurer

            1.    Maintain accounting of income and expenses in                             coordination with Host Club.

        D.    Host Club

            1.    Shall secure (& acknowledge) sponsors to help finance                         tournaments. Work with Masters Committee for assistance.
            2.    Shall post tournament banners, lead invocation, pledge to flag, and  introduce SWC District President.
            3.    Provide morning coffee, donut and/or snack.  Can also                         provide lunch for participants & public for Host Club Revenue.
            4.    Provide meeting room for pre-tournament instructions and post-tournament awards ceremony as necessary.
            5.    Prepare courts and provide court workers and equipment.
            6.    Provide necessary area for Tournament Director.

PLAYERS:

        A.      Eligibility

            1.    The 8 players in each division (men & ladies) with the                         highest accumulated points shall be eligible to play in the masters tournaments.  The next highest player (9) shall be the alternate player. If a player is unable to finish all                         seven matches, the alternate will play the remaining                         matches.  If a player has become unable to complete a match, said match is a loss to that player.             

            2.    STATE & DISTRICT AMATEURS:  A player must have a                     minimum of one (1) master point for the State Amateur Masters, and three (3) master points for the District Amateur Masters tournament (11-7-15). A minimum of four (4 men &/or 4 ladies players must qualify for the tournament to be held. The alternate                 for both master tournaments may play in the next masters                     tournament, provided they have not earned enough move-up points to the next ‘level,’ AND they played in less than the total games during the current Masters Tournament. (State Am tourney approved 3-7-15).
           
                NOTE 1:  State Amateur players may accumulate ’master’ points                 for said tournament if they ’place’ in any State Tournament held in the SWCD and play with a partner (only) from the SWCD. 
                (11-7-15) .                
               
                NOTE 2:    (Amended 3-5-16 to read):  State Amateur Players                     earning master points in SWCD Thursday tournaments will be considered first (by point total) before using points earned in (above stated) State Tournaments (and only IF THERE ARE NOT enough players to fill either men’s or ladies’ eligible 8 players.
               
                NOTE 3:  There are no ‘move up‘ points awarded for placing in any                 amateur master tournament. (amended 1-3-15)

                NOTE 4:  District Am players only earn master points in district                 tournaments that are ‘numbered’ on the SWCD annual tournament schedule (i.e.  A-1   A-12 etc.)  If there is NO letter/ number beginning with the letter A, there are NO master points awarded. This statement of clarity refers to the No 2 Pro & Pro & 1 district am                 player tournaments)

            3.    PRO:  A player may play in the Pro Masters division as                         often as he/she qualifies.  The tournament director will use rules based on Florida Masters, Rule 21, h-k for guidance.  3/9/02

FORMAT:   

        A.    The tournaments will be conducted by the State and District                     shuffleboard rules and regulations as published in the current preview. Any SWCD rules not in conflict with official rules will also be in effect.

            1.    There shall be both a men’s & ladies division.  A 12 frame,                     non-walking format will be used.
            2.    Each player will be seeded on the chart according to the                     number of points earned.  The player with the most points will be seeded No. 1.
            3.    Play will consist of 3 games per opponent  (total of 21                         games).  The player with the most wins will be the winner. NOTE: Per SWCD vote 1-9-16, the third game will use a ‘6 & 6’ format.
            4.    If ties exist after play is completed, the player with the highest amount of ‘skill shot points’ (taken after each match) will be the winner.  If  ties still exist                             then those players will go to an assigned court and                         shoot ‘skill shots’ until the tie is broken.
           
SKILL SHOTS

        A.    Each player will shot 4 disc’s for skill points.
        B.    Amateur players will choose their color and shoot from any position.   
        C.    Pro and State Amateur players will choose their color and shoot ‘across the             board.’

REFEREE & SCOREKEEPERS:

        A.    An assigned person will be responsible obtain and instruct                     referees and scorekeepers for master tournaments.


            1.    A list of all these individuals will be provided to the                         committee chairperson and host club President.
               
               
SWCD MASTERS FINANCIALS: 
       
       
        B.    It shall be administered by the treasurer of the SWCD.

            1.    This person will collect all revenue and authorize all payment of expenses.
            2.    All monies will stay in the masters account.  If  a deficit, expenses will be paid from the general fund, per SWCD board authorization.                 
            3.    The $5000 CD earmarked for the amateur master                         tournament shall be deposited in the SWCD masters account. Only the interest earned from this CD will be used for needed expenses. 

AWARDS:   

        A.    Amateur Masters
            1.    Pictures and pins will be awarded to each contestant including the alternate.  Plaques will be awarded to top 8 qualifiers (men/ladies) only.

        B.    Pro & State Amateur Masters
            1.    A special pin  will be awarded to each contestant

        C.    Prize Money for Open Masters
            1.    NOTE: Prize money for Master’s (Pro Division) was discontinued                 starting at 2016 Masters (per SWCD vote 1-9-16).   

        D.    Pictures
            1.    All participants will receive a  group picture and a set will be given to the editor of the ‘Preview.’
            2.    Pictures also will be placed the in Memory Picture Book along with clubs and persons who contributed to the tournaments success.

CLOSING CEREMONY:

        A.    District President and/or Committee Chairperson will present all                 awards.  District President to thank workers, sponsors etc.