We give you the results, Ladies only at this time, of P15A, St Cloud.
Ladies P15A St. Cloud – Jan. 12-13/15
1st Sharon Upson 1961 Hawthorne NOR Arlene Guerrinni 2929 ` Clearwater WCD
2nd Jane Moore 4659 Leesburg NOR Doris Hanke820HawthorneNOR
3rd Charlotte Steadman 3892 Lakeland CTL Glenda Brake4920ZSCCTL
4th Wanda Tipton 1925 Lakeland CTL Marlene Corbeil3989CarefreeCTL
1st Carol Adams 004 Hawthorne NOR Sharon Johnson4282Holiday TRNOR
2nd Barbara Fournier 4128 St. Cloud CTL Barbara Preston3611St. Cloud CTL
3rd Lorraine Dawson 3687 Lakeland CTL Nancy MacLean4653Lakeland CTL
4th Carla Calandra 5667 Buttonwood CTL BarbHoward4726SebringCTL
THE FLORIDA SHUFFLEBOARD HALL OF FAME was inaugurated in 1960, through the efforts of Jack McNulty, assisted by Mark Brashares, a top team of doubles champions for a number of years, to reward those players whose long record of playing and whose’ outstanding record of winnings made their names synonymous with shuffleboard. It was also to reward those who have served the game so well by their long and outstanding performances, by dedicating their time and services to the Improvement of the great game of Shuffleboard in Florida and a willingness to give back to it a little of the wealth of talent they possess and some of the wisdom they have gained through years of association with the game and its problems.
The names of some of these illustrious members were in the shuffleboard headlines 40 or more years ago when shuffleboard was an Infant with growing pains and badly needed guiding hands to nurse it successfully In the growing years. Some whose names were so prominent at that time are now deceased— Florence Spink outstanding as a player, a fine lady and a great sport— Dwight Hubbard, Grover Flint, Archibald Fraser, Joseph Heiser, to name a few. Their records are too long to detail at length in this article, but I might mention one or two illustrations.
Joseph Heiser, a charter member of the Orlando Club in 1929. President of the club 2 years; President of the Northern District for 2 separate terms; 6 years as Delegate to State, Delegate to National Association; 1st Vice President State Association; served State Board of Governors for 10 years; published “The Shuffler” for the Orlando Club and the Northern District till his death in January, 1960. Of those living whose record of service goes back so many years, the name of Pierce Gahan comes to mind. He was Recreation Director for the city of St. Petersburg for many years; was acting chairman of the group gathered to consider formation of the State Shuffleboard Association in 1928, at St. Petersburg Club; 1st Tournament Director of State Association, a position he held till 1962. Chairman of State and National Rules Committees for many years; elected President of National Association in 1931, holding the office until he requested retirement In 1958. These are examples of service that have been repeated by other members of The Hall of Fame, whose records have been outstanding over the years.
One of the great assets of the Association is the Florida Shuffleboard “Preview.” This is your magazine, a magazine that has meant so much to the shufflers and to the State Association since its first publication in 1952. This is the brainchild of I. McKay Pinkney, another Hall of Fame member We are greatly indebted to him for it. It was during his administration as State President that this publication was started, and’ it has continued to grow from that first publication of 24 pages to its present 112-page edition, through the efforts of so many State Officers.
The Florida Shuffleboard Hall of Fame can be looked upon as a sort of Shuffleboard Memory Lane where those interested may find the names of players and officers of the Florida Shuffleboard Association whose records will remain as a challenge to others to excel in play and service in future years.
ERNEST E. CARTER, Past President; Florida Shuffleboard Association
“WE SALUTE these men and women for being the first members of the Florida Shuffleboard Association Hall of Fame.”
They were chosen by a Hall of Fame Committee at Sebring, Florida, October 31, 1959, and presented to the Association at a Banquet during our State Meeting in Little River, February 3, 1960. I am now going to give you 2 stories written during the 100th Anniversary. Both are worth a read!! Here is part I: WEAR YOUR ANNIVERSARY T and here is the part II: MORE ON LITTLE RIVER
Grover Flint *; Olive McArthur *; Florence Spink *; Pierce Gahan *; Dwight Hubbard *” Unfortunately we do not have pix of these Shufflers. Should you have same, please let me know.
Stan McCormack ; 2015 01 13.