Weather Scare at the Nationals

Tornado sirens have UFTA Members scrambling for shelter at 2017 UFTA Nationals

Yep, you read that right...tornado warnings on the last day of February in southern Illinois. Many members took shelter in the lower level condo units of the Season's Lodge (see photo above) while others rode it out in their condos and lodge rooms. All made it safely through the event and have returned back to their rooms or condos.

Other happenings of the day:

The Seniors Division runoff was held today after qualifying on Monday. Bill Geurin and his dog Casey started off the event with a 4 minute run, followed by Mitchell Armstrong and Sophie with a 6 minute run. But it was long legged 83 year old Don Shepard and his Lil Red dog who stole the show with another 4 minute run besting all his fellow competitors to take home the Senior's Division Championship hardware.

On the agenda for Wednesday, March 1st is the Pointing Doubles and Flushing Doubles finals, both starting at 7:00 a.m. as well as the Membership Meeting / Keg Karoake starting at 6:00 p.m.

Thanks for the nice folks at the Pheasant Hollow Winery for their hospitality at the "Welcome UFTA" event the evening of the 28th.

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