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.