Sport: At St. Pete

Ten years ago shuffleboard was taken ashore, made a major sport at St. Petersburg, Fla. Most of St. Pete's winter visitors are middleaged, middle-class U. S. citizens, too churchgoing for horse racing, too homespun for golf. Shuffleboard suited them to a P and Q. From early morning till late at night, they shoved little discs over Mirror Lake Park's 103 shuffleboard courts. Every visitor tried the game at least once. Gradually they abandoned horseshoe pitching, the sport that first brought fame to St. Pete.

Last week St. Petersburg staged its eleventh annual shuffleboard...

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