During the 4th IP (Inter Provincial) in Goderich ON, we enjoyed great lunches and a Fine Banquet Dinner!! As most readers know, the CNSA holds their IP every other year, the next being in Moose Jaw, SK in 2017. Speaking of great food, Lobster comes to mind and during the 4th IP, the President of the Prince Edward Island (PE) Shuffleboard Assn., Fred Vaerewyck, indicated that he will explore hosting the 2019 event!! To ensure all participants made the association between PEI and Lobster, Glenna Earle captured the pic at the top!!
On the left is a shot of Fred and wife Isabell; click on pic to expand.
To view a slide show of pix taken by Glenna Earle during the 4th IP, click: http://photopeach.com/album/im62ll
Back to PEI: Stompin Tom Connors fans will be able to view the new Memorial Site planned for PEI. PEI excels at this type of Canadian Celebration. If you do not know who Stompin Tom is, click: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stompin%27_Tom_Connors
Thanks to Glenna for the pix!! Stan McCormack. 2015 08 09
The High River Event was described as being a Terrific Success!!
It will be repeated next year, i.e. in 2016!! Congratulations to all!!! Click on pix to expand. Stan McCormack. 2015 08 08.
1st Brian & Gina Basillion
2nd Doug & Marg Mowat
3rd Dave Crucq & Bernice Langden
4th Fern & Howard Dugan
1st Frank & Adele Stowkoski
2nd Bruce & Jean Fostey
3rd Stan Prime – Jane McWillie
4th Lloyd & Carol Sandau
1st Brian Fitzpatrick/Barb Webb
2nd Lorna & Walter Chadwick
3rd Brian & Diana Hillier
4th Gordon & Mildred Potter
USA NSA Hall of Fame Inductees: Chuck Crouse (AZ) Player Award; Gus Bondi (FL) Player Award and Past President Award; George Adkins (FL) Service Award; Stan Quinn (NC) Player Award; Carl Howell (AZ) Service Award. Inductions took place on 2015 07 23.
Gus Bondi Speaks: IT WAS AN HONOR FOR ME TO BE INDUCTED INTO THE USNSA HOF!!
About two weeks ago I was inducted into the USANSA Hall of Fame as a player and past president. It was a real honor for me!! Click on pic to expand.
Four other shufflers were also inducted…George Adkins, Chuck Crouse, Stan Quinn and Carl Howell. I offered each my congratulations. I believe that every inductee should be recognized for his/her achievements to the game of shuffleboard and I thank Stan McCormack for putting it on his web site for all to see. I want to thank all my partners that I had in National tournaments in which I played. A special thanks to Earl Ball and Walt Shine with whom I won National tournaments. I emailed the USANSA president Sandi Quinn and she encouraged me to write up something about myself and I thanked her. I want to thank my wife for putting up with me for 16 years of shuffleboard…..so far…..to get where I am today…..she always gives me a kiss for good luck before I leave to a tournament. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t work. I want to thank my board when I was in office for the job they all did…..Sandi Quinn, Rob Robertson, Rich Phifer…..Special thanks go to Landi Adkins my secretary, and who was my presenter for the Hall of Fame Induction. She was my right arm and my left arm and was a great help to me when I was injured in a household accident.
Special thanks to George Adkins for his efforts in getting the telecommunications that we use today for two meetings a year. A job well done! Kathy Brennan for her countless hours redoing the USANSA Hall of Fame at Clearwater. She literally rebuilt the entire room from wall to wall and did a fantastic job. You have to stop by and see the great job that she has done…..I also asked her to revise the USA display in the International Hall Of Fame and she did another great job……just ask her to do a job and it gets done. Thanks again Kathy. I want to thank Lary Faris for assistance when I was president of the International Shuffleboard Association. I had sought assistance from a math professor from Polk Community College to do the Schedule for the Australian ISA >> and it was wrong….I sent it to Lary to verify and he told me it was wrong and we had it fixed in a very short time…..Thanks again Lary I like to end now with a couple of revised quotes from famous people of the past:
OLD SHUFFLERS NEVER DIE…..THEY JUST DRIFT AWAY and THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES >> Past President Gus Bondi.
Stan McCormack. 2015 08 08 Click here to see additional pix of the HOF Banquet: https://www.facebook.com/571658506210270/photos/pcb.914631078579676/914629361913181/?type=1&theater When window opens, look for the words “Previous and Next”, top right of the first pic. Click on Next to see all pix. Stan
On Saturday, August 8, there will be an inaugural Erie Social Summer Tournament: Court and Tabletop Shuffleboard Tournaments. The tournaments are double elimination and there can be two players per team. The entry fee is $10 per team.
The court tournament starts at 12 p.m. and tabletop tournament starts at 4 p.m. There will be prizes for the winning team. To register email email@example.com or sign up at the bar.
For more information on The Erie Social Shuffleboard Club & Bar, you may wish to re-read our opening article: http://theshuffler.net/2015/07/10/erie-social-shuffleboard-club-and-bar-ohio-official-grand-opening/
Article sent along by Bob Weber with thanks. Stan McCormack 2015 08 08
It is important that we remember the atrocities of War. The pic above if of Sunao Tsuboi on Miyuki Bridge, where he was photographed three hours after the bombing of Hiroshima, 70 years ago tomorrow, 2015 08 06.
In respect for all who died during WW II, in respect for those living with injuries from war, I give you this story. It is imperative that we do not forget the destructive force of Atomic/Nuclear Bombs. If you need to be convinced, and I don’t believe you do, click: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jul/31/japan-atomic-bomb-survivors-nuclear-weapons-hiroshima-70th-anniversary?CMP=ema_565
Regular readers of The Shuffler will be aware that we have a Shuffleboard Family who have spent a great deal of time and energy in the pursuit of World Peace. There can be no more noble cause. Click on this link to read JUST A BIT about their efforts. 28 ROY AND DOREEN NORMAN story As you will see, this story was written in May of 2011. A great deal has taken place since then.
Stan McCormack. 2015 08 06 06:06.
MAIN: 1ST :RICK YATES & LARRY ROAN
2ND : CHUCK BURTON & JERRY DEREN
3RD :PAUL MACKALUSO & VERN CURTIS
4TH : ELMER HEISLER & DAVID LUDWICK
1ST : BARB WARDEN & DON CASSELMAN
2ND : C B ALLEN & DICK HOOK
3 RD : JANET CASSELMAN & JO ANN MILLER
4TH : TERRY TRUMBALL & VIRGINIA