Kenny Speaks: DID YOU KNOW that IN 1932 COACHING OF PLAYERS WAS BRIEFLY ALLOWED!!
Stan Speaks: Did You Know that at one time, we were privileged to view such things as you will see if you click on the link below. Posted 2018 03 19.
TWO OLD GUYS DANCING
James Cagney and Bob Hope at a Friar’s Club Meeting. Bob Hope was 52 and James Cagney was 56. The year was 1955.
For the young folks, here is something you’ve probably never seen before and you may never see again.
For us older folks, this is the best of the best, and we had it for many years! This is a side of these two entertainers you hardly ever saw, but it shows you their enormous talent. Bob Hope, the best of comedians, and James Cagney, mostly cast as the bad guy, a gangster in the movies.
We will begin with a “Do You Know” by Founder Kenny Offenther:
Kenny Speaks: Do You Know That WHEN THE ST PETE CLUB OPENED IN THE 1920s SHUFFLEBOARD WAS PLAYED WITH 2 RED AND2 BLACK DISCS NOT 4 OF EACH!
Posted by Stan McCormack. 2018 03 18.
Glenna Earle Speaks: Just read the invitation to everyone to participate in the Lakeland T, your latest publication. You are indeed very busy. Must be too wintry to be out and about is it?
Dean and Nancy may get to play the State Masters which would be very exciting.
FYI- David and I actually played in 2 Masters events.
One was in Sebring in 2012, my first time as alternate and got to play the last day. David won it that year and I qualified for the white jacket.
The other was at Palmetto, 2013, where we both qualified in the top 8 and played the State Masters.
Sometimes people further down the list get to play when someone in the top 8 chooses not to play. Both David and I have vacated our spots to others several times since the Masters if often too late in the season for us and we must return to Canada. Henry Strong has had to skip the Masters for that reason almost every year.
So Dean and Nancy might be the 2nd couple to qualify. ((Stan: Or even the third??))
Glenna Earle. 2018 03 17 Stan Speaks: HEADS UP TO DAVID AND GLENNA!! If there is anyone else out there who knows of someone else I have overlooked, for goodness sake, let me know. Stan 2018 03 17
And I thought I was perfect??? Shuffling in Lakeland will be the Nurnberger Family, Pat and Ron.
Pat and Ron have already qualified to compete in the Coveted FSA Masters!! Pam is sitting in First Place with a very comfortable 69 points!! Her closest competitor has 52 points. Husband Ron is sitting in 3rd place with 52 points.
A BIG THANK YOU to Colleen Austin for bringing this to my attention. The Nurnbergers, Pam and Ron, are thus the very first Husband and Wife to be competing in the FSA Masters!! A Distinct Family Achievement!! All Shufflers wish you well.
Stan McCormack. 2018 03 17.
As FL Shufflers are well aware, there is a standard method to approve a Rule Change. It is a 10 DAY NOTICE. 18 10 DAY NOTICES were voted on to-day, 2018 03 17, by the FSA STATE BOARD.
Keeping with the spirit of democracy, Districts had discussed, and in most cases, voted on these same NOTICES. The District President and State Delegate were expected to represent the District vote at the State Meeting Vote.
Only 3 of the 18 “notices” were approved. To view the complete roster of “notices”, the rationale for the “notice”, and whether or not “notice” was accepted or rejected, go here: http://www.fsa-shuffleboard.org/rules_bylaws/TenDayNotice.htm You may print off the notices should you desire to do so.
Vote brought to my attention by State TD Glenn Monroe. 2018 03 17. Stan McCormack.
EVERYONE; i.e. ALL SHUFFLERS, are invited to participate in the STATE Tournament, P25, to be held at Lakeland, FL, Monday, March 19th!! Event is Men’s and Ladies Doubles. Address is 820 East Robson St. in Lakeland. This is the sole State Tournament being held in the state of Florida!!
In the pic are Nancy and Dean Myklejord. Dean is the Lakeland Club President. Talk about a Family “Living Shuffleboard”! Dean ranks 3rd in the “race for the Masters, with 52 Points; Nancy is in 11th place, BUT remember, not everyone who qualifies agrees to play!! Could Dean and Nancy become possibly the first Husband and Wife to compete in the FSA Masters????
Stan McCormack. 2018 03 17.
Glenna Earle Speaks: The end of a 3-day very exciting event in Zephyrhills came off without a hitch today.
With many shufflers and guests, as well as watchers in the stands, the 2018 curtain falls on another CD Reiny/Masters tournament.
ZSC never looked so good. The club was well prepared for the event.
To begin the day, the invocation was delivered by Ron Ferry, followed by some welcoming comments by the city Mayor, Gene Whitfield, then ZSC President Henry Strong welcomed everyone. Next came CD President Doug Stockman with good wishes for a great tournament, and then TD David Earle took over to address instructions about the playing format and procedure. Finally the games were underway!!!!
Some of the matches were real”nail biters” like the last one played by Pauline Murphy and Glenda Brake, which went into overtime. They came into the final day with Pauline having 9 games and Glenda 8. They were to play each other for the final match today and Glenda won the first game tying them at 9 games. In the final game, they tied again after 12 frames and had to play 2 more to break the tie. Pauline had the first hammer and made an 8. Then the next hammer was Glenda’s and unfortunately she hit a line. Most all the other games had been completed at that point so the audience was focused on these 2 ladies. What excitement! When it finished Pauline was the winner but the crowd gave them both a huge ovation!
The 3 day tournament was rather chilly each AM but soon warmed up with the never-ending hot coffee. There were donuts, green frosted cupcakes, muffins etc to start each day off right!
Players played well throughout the event and a lot of new and old friendships were created or recreated. Lots of laughter and cheerful bantering could be heard among the groups.
Our fabulous meals were planned and carried out under the leadership of Buddy and Joanne Allen together with many capable hands to help. The food was excellent but I think the final day was outstanding! They served delicious pulled pork sandwiches with cole slaw, pasta salad, chips and a drink. And for dessert they made us the most wonderful fresh strawberry shortcakes with local Plant City berries. Probably nobody went home feeling hungry.
Trophies and plaques were handed out by president Henry Strong with help from the organizing committee led by John Houghtaling.
May we “tip our hat” to all those who made these games possible and congratulations to all the players. You are all winners!!!
Submitted by Glenna Earle.
Stan Speaks: And may we, the larger we, “tip our hats” to Glenna and David Earle for the ongoing work they do in support of SHUFFLEBOARD!!! It was Glenna who took most of the pix!!! It was Glenna who wrote this great narrative of the event!! AND, KUDOS to David who directed the Tournament, the 3 Day CD Reiny District Masters!! Thanks to a Great Couple. 2018 03 17.