10 Yrs. Ago; Archival Item #4; from 2005 11 04.Folks; It is Not Always Easy Taking Pix > But Somebody Has To Do It!!

brazil 1Brazil 2

10 Yrs Ago!

While shuffling in Brazil, South America, North American Shufflers were noticeably impressed by the young and attractive members of the fairer sex! As every live blooded American male (we will include the northern half of the continent) well understands; only a casual glance was permitted, that is if one wanted to “be in good taste”!! As the official photographer in Brazil, it was my responsibility, sometimes very difficult, to capture these shots!! SOME ONE HAD TO DO IT!!  Click on pix to expand.

On this page, we are now going to post for you, AN EXCLUSIVE, never before seen, series of pix!! Pic above left was one of my tougher assignments!!

Ruth Brown is taking some teasing from her fellow shufflers in the Central District for something she did this summer. That something was the installation of a tattoo on her ankle!! Ruth chose the rose for a very good reason. “The Rose”, by Conway Twitty is her favorite song, so choosing the rose was a natural. So you see, a 65 year old great grandma can do crazy things & feel young at heart. And just in case you wondered Ruth, we at THE SHUFFLER think it is fantastic!! Now, if we can determine who the lucky guy is that is holding your shoe??? Great pic Ruth!!

The ever popular Gus Bondi heard about the pending release of these nearly erotic pix, (well, for seniors!!) and asked if he could get in on the action!! In the just concluded St Cloud Pro Only Draw Doubles Tournament, Gus continued past practice of planting a little “good luck kiss” on the cheek just prior to the commencement of every match!! It must have done something!! Gus and partner Lois McCormack, could not find the pic??, never lost a match!!! We’re just not sure what Gus is going to do should he draw a male partner!!

Remember, if you have an idea for a novel pic, catch my attention at the next District Tournament!! You could be on the pages of THE SHUFFLER. 2,429 Shufflers logged on to THE SHUFFLER during the month of October!!

Stanistheman 2005 11 04


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Informative AND Interesting!! We go to Lithuania!!

EM ISA Logo 300dpiI try to keep my BLOG INTERESTING, while at the same time maintaining the theme of SHUFFLEBOARD!   At this time I am going to link you to an article which has its share of humor AND SOME PIX of younger women dancing!!

To do this we go to Lithuania; click here to be taken to the article:  http://theshuffler.net/2012/07/12/an-upbeat-supplement-to-the-hill-of-crosses/    When this page opens, there are a number of links which you may wish to follow.  HOWEVER; the “interesting”, the most interesting file, is titled “Story With an Upbeat Finish” >> in the middle of the page.  Click on it.  Do hope you enjoy.   I should add that it will be instructive for you to click on each of the links; you will, I believe, also enjoy the parade.  WHY NOT LEAVE A COMMENT????? !!!!

If you wish to read/view other articles with regard to our trip to Lithuania in 2012, click on the Category TAFISA Lithuania.  If you view the slide show you will be able to recall/remember, who went to Lithuania.

Stan McCormack.  2015 02 11.

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We Give You an Update on Landy Adkins! Feb 10th, 2015

George & Landy Adkins (2)The e-mail below, in italics, has just been forwarded to me by George (Adkins). As you will see, the e-mail has been prepared  by Jeannie Andrews.  I want to thank George for forwarding AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, give thanks that Landy appears to be on the mend!!  Stan McCormack.  2015 02 10 22:10.

Landy had her bypass done today,  (2015 02 10).  George called me when the doctor had talked to him.  The doctor said it went as he expected and she was doing well.  She will spend the night in the ICU for precaution.  Then on to another room.  Jeannie

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10 Yrs. Ago; Archival Item #3 from 2005 01 03.

10 Yrs. Ago!!


Glen Peltier 5Glen Peltier needs no introduction to the world of Shuffling. Glen has been shuffling many years, he is a serving member of the FSA Board, and at the present time serves as 3rd Vice President and is a member on 3 Committees. He is one of the all-time point scorers of the Sport, achieving a lifetime total of 965 points. As of the end of Dec. 2004, Glen ranked 4th on the 04-05 Season with 18 points.

I spoke with Glen while he was in Sebring to participate in the Orange Blossom~~State Tournament.  2005: (Do the Math; that is 10 yrs. ago!!)

THE SHUFFLER: With the question of the popularity of shuffling in some question; given that the current President, Mr. Clarence Wright has established a senior committee to make recommendations with regard to increasing participation, I want to ask you to give your view on this subject. Glen replies: “I feel that I am always optimistic about shuffling, I think that shuffleboard is in a lot better shape than most people think it is to-day. One of the reasons that I think it is in such good shape is that we have always had a good Board, a good Florida Shuffleboard Assn Board, we have stuck with a somewhat similar point system, to make it consistent with the past, and as much as we think that we are only given 5 points for singles to-day ~~ which would seem to diminish the amount of points, I don’t think that is true, because when I started we never gave any points in consolation, there were no split tournaments~~so I believe that one thing would balance out the other. So far we have been able to keep the rules fairly consistent and I think that the more consistent we can keep them~~I think that shuffleboard will do nothing but grow. I think right now with the split tournaments, our participation is as high, or very close to as high as what it has been in the past two or three years, and I see nothing but good for shuffleboard. I believe that is one of the reasons people come from other states ~~ because they know that we have a Pro Circuit here, and they know it is the best in the world and I like to think of Florida Shuffleboard as the best in the world. I believe we must keep the Pro Circuit THE SHOWCASE OF SHUFFLEBOARD. The Pro Circuit should be the showcase, we can do whatever we want with the Districts, we can do what we wish in the Parks~~we can turn it into some other kind of kitty game~~if they want~~BUT AT LEAST THE PRO CIRCUIT SHOULD REMAIN THE PROFESSIONAL PRO CIRCUIT!!”

THE SHUFFLER: Thank you very much for those remarks Glen. I can tell you feel very strongly about the position you have advanced. You made a cogent case for leaving the Pro Circuit, the “State Tournaments”, as they are.

Stan McCormack    2005 01 03.  Pic below is of Glen and Sandi Quinn singing in 2009 at Hendersonville, NC. Believe me, they both can SING! 


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81st ANNUAL FLORIDA STATE DOUBLES, M/L Tournament in Ft. Pierce.

Fl State Dbls 2015 Women FL State Dbls 2015We share with you pix of the 1st Place teams in both the Men’s and Women’s Divisions!!  Shufflers, this event, just winding down, was the 81st Annual Florida State Doubles!!   A most sincere congratulations to Judy and Colleen, AND to Phil and Jim.   

Club President David Clugstone thanks all state players who attended this Intercostal at Ft Piercetournament at the beautiful facility on the Indian River.  We give you a pic, looking across the Intercostal toward Hutchison Island;  click on pic to expand.

 All pix by State TD, Glenn Monroe.  Great idea Glenn!!!  Many thanks!!! 

Stan McCormack.  2015 02 10 15:35


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We Give You Article #8 by John Brown.


     .     C 1 Reverend JOhn Brown HOFThe Referee School originally scheduled for February 7 had to be postponed until February 21 due to expected congestion downtown at the Regatta. Jerry Everett will carry it out as planned from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Saturday February 21. Bring cue and lunch if desired. Anyone not planning to be present because of prior commitment on February 7 is in luck – you may be available on the 21st! You can still register with Jerry at 845-337-5506.

.     This column apologizes to Ed Leonard whose name was inadvertently omitted from the list at Palmetto, SWCD D-14 Restricted Draw Doubles. First in Consolation was actually Faren VanDeGrift and Ed Leonard.

.     Also notice of Hoss Collar at Bradenton on February 8 should include February 15 as well. Bring $1.00 at 1:30 p.m. Info at Brad Thomas (941 )704-4888.

.     The 2015-2016 Tournament Schedules are now circulating. Your Club President has access to one which may be reproduced.

.     The new schedule provides a draw for the Amateur Division each week that the Open Division has a draw. Thus Amateurs will experience nearly twice as many draws next season. On the bright side, new partners may become good friends.


     Monday, February 2, FL P-18A at Betmar, M/L/ Division. Ladies Main: 4. Nancy Sclafani. Consolation: 4. Marlene Coburn-Shirley McCullough.

     FL P-18B at Hollywood, M/L Division. Men Main: 1. Jerry Stannard-Dave Kudro, 4. John L. Brown.

     FL A-16A at Paradise Bay, Amateurs/Any Doubles. Main: 1. John Mickle-Bill Reinbolt, 2. Jerry Rahl-Terry McNamara, 3. Steve Biscontine-Henry Chatain, 4. Paul Nadeau-Wolter Bootsma. Consolation: 1. Lowell and Debra Williams, 2. Ronald Moran-Roger Breault, 3. Gilbert and Ingrid Broadhead, 4. Elizabeth and Patrick O’Brien.

     Thursday, February 5, SWCD D-15 at Bradenton, M/L Division Restricted to State Amateurs and Pros. Men’s Main: 1. Dave Kudro-Jerry Everett, 2. Dwayne Cross-Dave Minnich, 3. Hank Hoekstra-Stan Kowalewski, 4. Jim Bailey-Peter Berg. Consolation: 1. Charlie DeVries-Ed Leonard, 2. Clare Mitchell-John L Brown, 3. J.R. Rathburn-Larry Toole, 4. Jim Miller-Clarence Gingerich. Ladies Main: 1. Joyce Marquis-Joan McCurdy, 2. Pat Batdorff-Marilyn Everett, 3. Nancy Sclafani-Flo Kowalewski, 4. Erika Berg-Carol Lumsden. Consolation: 1. Pam Nurnberger-Judy Taylor, 2. Lois Wegner-Marie Hunter, 3. Carol McLeod-Shirley Bootsma, 4. Shirley McCullough-Ingrid Broadhead.

     Friday, February 6, SWCD A-12 at Bradenton, Any Amateurs/Any Doubles. Main: 1. Tom and Cheryl Putnam, 2. Brad Thomas-Terry Weigel, 3. Emmons Berry-Bill Jenkins, 4. Gilles Emard-Ray Rossen. Consolation: 1. Jim Clark-Bill Rials, 2. Kay Lynn Duncan-Ron Middleton, 3. Judy Cross-Paula Jacobson, 4. Linden Terwilliger-James Nitti.


.   Today. Tuesday, February 10 is the second day of FL P-19 at Ft. Pierce, State-Sponsored M/L Doubles.

.     Also, Tuesday, is the second day of FL A-17 at Sebring, Any Amateurs/Any Doubles.

.     Thursday, February 12 at Tri-Par, SWCD D-16 Restricted Draw, M/L Doubles. 16 frames or 75 points.

.     Friday, February 13 at Tri-Par, Draw Doubles, Any Amateurs/Any Doubles, no points for State Ams.

.     Next Monday, February 16, FL P-20A at Golf Lakes M/L Doubles, 75 points. And P-20B at Leesburg.

.     Next Tuesday, February 17 at Golf Lakes FL A-18, Any Amateurs/Any Doubles, 75 points.

Happy Shuffling.    ((John Brown; 2015 02 10))

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10 Yrs. Ago; Article #2 from 2005 01 24. The Carlens.

Carlen Art & Dolores

10 Yrs. Ago!!

The Carlens, Art and Dolores, sponsored the just completed, State Tournament at Betmar, P18A, 2015 02 04.  They did so in memory of their daughter.   We thank them by looking back to an article from my Archives, an article published first on 2005 01 24.


Our coverage of the FSA Hall of Fame, understandably has centered on the inductees. However; as the pix in the margin clearly indicates, many of the attendees were also “in top form”!! Who said that one cannot be both fashionable and a senior at the same time?? Art and Dolores (Carlen) are living proof that indeed the two go hand-in-hand. And speaking of hand-in-hand, the Carlens have been that since Art was a “Star” baseball player and class president of Williamson Trade School when he met Dolores who just happened to be the Head Majorette of the high school band~~and an “Eaglette”, the pre-runner to cheerleaders for the Philadelphia Eagles Pro Football team!! Folks, when you look at them now, I think they could take up either of those activities “right now”!!! We hear they “really cut a rug” on the dance floor!!

Stan of THE SHUFFLER (with acknowledgment to Earl) 2005 01 24.

Stan speaks in 2015: If you wish to read a fine report of the 2005 FSA Banquet, and also view a slide show of the Banquet, click: http://theshuffler.net/2012/12/28/hof-3-barb-nortons-perspective-of-the-2005-fsa-banquet/  

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