Willis Anderson passed along this link to Dave Carey's obituary — a life well lived for 103 years.
Click here for the Florida Grand Prix point standings.
The Adult Competition Committee appears to be locked into fiddling with tournament formats (unsuccessfully, I'd say) rather than building participation in the proven structure of traditional age-division events. Young seniors, with limited time to travel, surely can be encouraged to try an occasional one of "our" tournaments. Why not try marketing to them at sectional or regional NTRP playoffs using appearances by notable seniors armed with talking points and focused schedules? Encourage the committee at email@example.com.
Something to mention to Tournament Directors (desirable practices for all but district level tournaments):
Encourage players to enter doubles without a partner (and promise refunds);
Help unpartnered players pair up before making the draw;
Begin doubles play on the very first day;
These practices help players control their travel plans (and expenses) and make for a smoother, more enjoyable tournament.