Welcome to the Southern District Shuffleboard Association. We are excited to have you join us for some fun playing the game of shuffleboard.
The Southern District was formed in 1989, becoming the 7th district to join the FSA (Florida Shuffleboard Association. We had 56 affiliated clubs supporting us and 3,951 members. The first ever Southern District tournament was held at Citrus Park (now Bonita Terra) in Bonita Springs on November 9 1989.
We presently have 26 affiliated clubs who belong to our association. Our district tournaments are held every Thursday at 8:30 am. The season runs October through March. It’s only $8.00 to enter with cash prizes for the winners. State tournaments are played every Monday throughout the State of Florida, including some here in our district.
Come and join in the fun, our Members are here to help you settle in and make the most of your membership. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions.
NEW TO SHUFFLEBOARD? Need some help in learning how to play? Come join us at Lee County Shuffleboard Courts on Saturdays for some pointers at 12:30 pm. We are located next to the North Fort Myers Recreation Center at 2000 North Recreation Parkway. We welcome everyone. Come give it a try.
Head Tournament Director: George Pigeon (603) 860-5943
Treasurer: Deb Smith (570) 460-1050
Webmaster: Helen Biaggi (239) 410-1325
The Board of Directors, including the President, has very defined roles and responsibilities within our organization. The Board has a strategic function in providing the vision, mission and goals of the organization. We are dedicated to always act in the best interest of the members.
If you are interested in serving as a board member, feel free to reach out to us. The most effective board members are individuals who are truly passionate about what we do, and are willing to commit time, resources and energy to strengthen and sustain shuffleboard.
Meeting dates will be posted at a later date.
All members are invited to attend
Past Presidents of the Southern District Shuffleboard Association
Herman Lansink – 2019
Bob Smith – 2016-2018
Ray Buck – 2013-2015
Elton Brown – 2010-2012
Ray Blair – 2007-2009
George Adkins – 2004-2006
Al Sanger – 2003
Earl Fairchild – 2000-2002
Skip Wilde – 1999
Lila Russell – 1997-98
Carl Eby – 1994-1996
Kenneth Graydon – 1991-1993
Ray Mangel – 1989-1990
The following Clubs host tournaments in our District
Lee County 2000 North Recreation Way North Fort Myers Fl. 33903 – 24 Courts
Riverwoods 4600 Robert E Lee Blvd E Estero Fl. 33928 – 12 Courts
Pioneer Village 7974 Samville Road North Fort Myers Fl. 33917 – 12 Courts
Jamaica Bay 15235 S Tamiami Trail Fort Myers Fl.33908 – 12 Courts
The ‘Bucks’ are no strangers to the Southern District. Ray has served on the Board for many years, he is a Past President and presently holds the position of State Delegate. Joan served as the secretary and is now one of our Tournament Directors. They are dedicated members, always willing to offer a helping hand. Thankyou for all the motivation and encouragement you’ve given throughout the years.
Two Newbie tournaments are held each season, to introduce and encourage new players to come out and give shuffleboard a try. Ray Buck and his wife Joan along with many volunteers organize the one day tournaments for players who have not won in any position in any shuffleboard tournament. Ray uses the singles mingles format for these tournaments which is appealing to the new players. The courts are prepared by the hard working men and women who are there to encourage the newbie’s to have fun. Coffee and donuts are supplied and are free to all participants. Between 30-40 men and women show up in hopes of being the top winner. (Remember these men and ladies are like you, who have never won anything in a shuffleboard tournament). The first place prize, usually of a new cue donated by Allen R Shuffleboard. Seven additional cash prizes are awarded. Congratulations to all the winners. Its always a great day for shuffleboard.
The Southern District holds these events, not to raise money or get donations, but rather we are trying to introduce shuffleboard to people, in hopes they will stay and enjoy the game as much as we do. Look for upcoming events on our Bulletin Board.
Free Shuffleboard Lessons are offered at certain times of the season. You don’t need equipment or reservations to attend these lessons, just show up on any given Saturday.
Watch for upcoming times and dates posted on this website.