Most recent up date: 12/11/2021


points are earned by District Amateurs and State Amateurs only. 
Pros need not apply.  Current FSA rules require that for
a District Amateur to advance to State Amateur status or a State
Amateur to advance to Pro status, one must earn a minimum of 5
points in a three year period to “move up” to the next

points are earned by placing in one of the top four places in the
Main or top three places in Consolation in a District or
State sanctioned tournament.   National
tournaments award move-up points only if they are also part
of the FSA schedule.   A
minimum of eight (8) teams in an district Amateur Tournament are
required for move up points to be awarded. In those
tournaments consisting of eight (8) to eleven (11) teams, the
points will be cut in half

in players in the Main getting only 1/2 point; and consolation
getting 1/4 point. No points are awarded for placing fourth in


District Amateurs
earn move up points in any tournaments in which they place whether
an amateur, pro, or state tournament. 

Master Points will be awarded only for placing in district
tournaments.  No Master points are earned in State

Amateurs earn move up points by placing in either a State
sanctioned amateur tournament or a district Pro tournament.  State
Amateurs DO NOT receive move up points for playing in a District
Amateur tournament. State Amateurs may earn district Master points
by placing in a Pro or District Amateur tournament.  The
Master points earned in amateur tournaments ARE NOT included
in the total necessary to qualify for the District Hall of Fame.  Hall
of Fame points are earned only by placing in Pro tournaments

points of any kind are awarded to either pros or amateurs for
placing in the “Must play with a District Am”

let me address a frequent question regarding move-up points, i.e.,
“Where did my points go?”  Move-up points have an
expiration date.  Remember back the first
paragraph of this section when I stated that 5 points are
needed to be earned in 3 years?  Let’s
say you earned 1 move-up point in 2017/2018, 1.5 points in
2018/2019 and 2 points in 2019/2020..  You
would have 4.5 move-up points, but as soon as  October
1, 2020 arrived, you would lose that 2017/18 point and your total
would be reduced to 3.5 points.  Instead of
needing 0.5 points to move up, you now need 1.5 points.  That
is where your point went! 

to the pandemic, the following statement was issued by the FSA. 


to the reduced amateur schedule for the 2020-2021 season and the
absence of many players due to COVID, the F.S.A. board has
authorized all amateurs to hold over their accumulated move-up
points for a fourth year. This a one-time offer and will be
automatically applied to all amateur players.


Keeper of Records

I hope that this helps everyone
to understand the current “points system.”  If any
further changes are introduced, I will post an update so that
everyone is aware of them. 

Nancy Sclafani
SWC Keeper of Records



Updated February



1.     Organization and Meetings


The Southwest Coast District (SWCD) Organization shall operate under the
Constitution and Bylaws of the Florida Shuffleboard Association, Inc.,
Section 3, titled District Organizations and the Roberts Rules of
.  Rules pertinent
to use only, and District Operating Rules shall help govern the
District.  These Rules may
be changed, altered, or eliminated by a simple majority vote by
members of the District Board with voting privileges.  


All meetings of the SWCD will be open meetings to be held in November,
January, and March.  Each
Club President or designee shall represent that Club and vote along
with the elected Executive Board only.


If a problem arises between scheduled meetings, the President, at his or
her discretion, or a majority of the Executive Board may call and hold
a closed or open meeting that is necessary to continue a smooth
running SWCD.  Standing
Rule with no Bylaw change. 


2.     Membership Rights


We hereby authorize the District Executive Board to enforce all practices
hereto agreed upon and to refuse membership to a new applicant or
suspend or drop any Member Club that fails or refuses to pursue
established customs, or that discriminates against members of their
own Club, or members of any other affiliated Club.  It is hereby agreed that every member of any and all affiliated
Clubs shall have the same rights and privileges including the right of
a member of more than one Club in the State of Florida, to choose
which of these Clubs he will represent in Tournaments. 


3.     Listing of Tournaments


Each club proposing to conduct any sanctioned tournament (State or
National) during the active season (October-April) shall submit to the
District President, a statement showing the title and date.


4.      Listing Winners in PREVIEW


List all State Amateurs and Pros in the PREVIEW for five (5) years after
the last point won. 


5.    Eligibility Rules


The District shall operate under the eligibility rules of the FSA, and
District rules that conflict with this rule is hereby rescinded.  See FSA rules regarding eligibility and the penalty for playing
in a lower division than is legal. 


6.    Listing of Winners


Authorize that all District Tournament winners, both in the main event
and consolation shall be listed in the PREVIEW, even if it requires
buying additional space


7.    Returning to a Lower Division


All players wishing to return to a lower division must write a letter
stating these wishes and send it to the President or Keeper of Records
before April 15th so it can be recorded in the PREVIEW. 


8.    District Rules


A.    All District
Tournaments shall be played in accordance with State and District
shuffleboard rules as published in the PREVIEW. 


B.    Opening
ceremonies shall start at 8:45 am and be completed by 9:00 am.  


C.   No new games
may start after 5:00 pm and everyone stops play at 5:30 pm, at the
discretion of the Tournament Director. 


D.    Amateurs will
play doubles and will play 16 frame games.  Our
District Amateur Tournaments include State Amateurs (which may play up
in the Pro Division or down in the Amateur Division).  In 2015-16, all District Amateur Tournaments become draw
tournaments when the Pro schedule dictates a draw.  A District Amateur Tournament that requires a partner may be
any doubles.  If there are
not enough players to fill 8 teams, the Tournament Director may use a
singles format or a mingle/mingle game format for that tournament. 
11/03/13, 11/5/16, 11/2/19)


1.     State Amateur
players who play in District Amateur Tournaments will earn Master
points and will not accumulate move-up points.  District
Amateur players who play in District Tournaments will accumulate both
move up points and master points.


2.    No Two State
Amateur players who play in a District Amateur Tournament may play
together (as partners).


3.    District
Amateur players do not earn ‘district master points’ unless the
tournament is ‘labeled’ by a letter/number, such as A-1, A-2 etc.
on the annual SWCD schedule (this clarity is for the NO 2 PROS and the
PRO & 1 District Am tournaments).


E.    A minimum of
eight (8) teams required in an Amateur Tournament for move up points
to be awarded.  Amateur
Tournaments consisting of eight (8) to eleven (11) teams, the points
will be cut in half resulting in players in the main will get only ½
point; and consolation will get ¼ point.  Amateur Master points will be awarded. 


F.    Southwest Coast
Outstanding Achievement pins to be awarded to the top 16 men and
ladies, 1-8 will receive gold pins, 9-16 will receive silver pins.  


G.   Draw
Tournaments:  If odd man
and odd woman registers to play, they can play together in either
tournament based on discretion of Tournament Director with the
approval of the two players.  If
only 1 odd player, the last to register from the Host Club must
relinquish play.  If there
is no player registered from host club, then last player to register
cannot play unless we have a volunteer. 


H.    Starting in
2016, there will be three District Masters Tournaments.  District Amateur, State Amateur & Pro Divisions.  

9.      Financial


All clubs
hosting a district tournament must file a statement of receipts and
expenditures for each tournament.  Financial forms will be issued to each club prior to the
tournament.  When the
district tournament financial report is completed, it shall be given
to the District President. 

10.   Payment of Expenses


A.    The District
shall pay the expense of banquet tickets for the President and spouse,
First Vice-President and spouse, State Delegate and spouse to attend
the Annual State Banquet. 


B.    The District
shall provide funds for one (1) night lodging for the President and
spouse, and the State Delegate and spouse.


C.   When a person
is inducted to the Florida Hall of Fame from our District, the
District will provide the funds for one (1) night of lodging for that
person and spouse and pay for the banquet ticket for the inductee(s).


D.    The President
shall be paid $150.00 and the Secretary, Treasurer and Keeper of
Records shall be paid $75.00 at the end of the season. 


E.    Tournament
Directors shall be paid $150.00 per tournament.  Host Club to pay $100.00 of Director’s fee and District to
pay $50.00. 


F.    Tournament
entry fee is $6.00.


11.   Nominations and Elections


A.    The elective
offices of SWCD are President, 1st Vice President, 2nd Vice President, 3rd Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer,
Keeper of Records, State Delegate, Alternate State Delegate, National
Delegate, and Alternate National Delegate.  A representative of SWCD Tournament Directors will have voting


B.    The office of
President may not be held more than three (3) consecutive full years.


C.   Each
Vice-President must be from a different club and different from the
club of the President.


D.   Each
Vice-President must be willing to move up to the office of President.


E.    The President,
in cooperation with the Executive Board, shall name a three (3) to
five (5) member committee on nomination, with the first person named
being the chairperson.  Members
of this committee should understand the needs of the District and
responsibilities of each office.


F.    The nominating
committee shall name their members at the January meeting.  The election should take place at the March meeting and the new
officers installed at that time.


G.    A
majority is required to elect.  An
election committee shall count the votes in secret.  The vote will be reported to the presiding officer and
destroyed, but only the winner will be announced publicly. 


12.     Hall of Fame (HOF); Plaque for President


A.    A SWCD Hall of
Fame was established on January 3, 2015.  Eligibility
is as follows: 200 district points (points earned in District Amateur
Tournaments do not count toward the needed 200), past presidents (3
years) and other special contributors. 


B.    A President who
has served the District for at least one (1) full year shall be given
a plaque at the end of his or her term.  


Proposed NEW language for item #12 HOF 

Hall of Fame Operating rules for Southwest

12. SWCD Hall of Fame eligibility:

A.   Shuffleboard
Player with 200 District points as a pro.

       B.  Special
Contributor who has devoted 5 years to shuffleboard, as an administer
and/or concerned party.    A concerned party is defined as one who shows interest and
contributes to the inner workings of the board,  or
one who regularly volunteers his/her services to a club in the SWCD
and one whose clean sportsmanship and general presence reflect
positively upon our district and shuffleboard, may be nominated for
consideration into the Hall of Fame.

      C.  Past presidents
serving 3 years, may be nominated for consideration into the Hall of

      D.  A nominating
committee will be established of the past and current presidents of
the district.   The
SWCD president will chair the committee and will select three members
to the committee using criteria above.

       E.  Nominations will
be accepted from the club presidents through February 1st of each year.    Each
nomination for SWCD HOF shall include a letter listing all
achievements/resume of the candidate.
to two special contributors may be admitted into the Hall of Fame
yearly.  Each qualified
member of the Board is entitled to vote for no more than two of the
proposed candidates.    To
be elected, a candidate must receive a majority ballot vote.   Any year that a president is eligible there may be no more than
2 special contributors/president voted into the Hall of Fame.

      F.  Discussion of
any candidate and voting shall be in closed session with only Board
Members present, by secret ballot. If any member of the Board is a
candidate, that person shall be excluded from the session during the
discussion and balloting.  Results
of secret ballot shall not be numerically announced.  The Committee chairman or assistant shall merely announce the
names of those candidates who have been elected.

     G.  A special
ceremony will be held in March each year to celebrated the newly
elected inductees.