2020 ISA World Championship Cancelled

A message from ISA President Myrna Bilton.

This announcement is to inform everyone that the 39th ISA World Championship that was to take place at Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia on August 17th- 24th, 2020, has been cancelled, due to the growing concerns of the COVID-19 pandemic.

On behalf of the International Shuffleboard Association, we thank the Australian Shuffleboard Association and President Ian Reiher for all their hard work and planning for the past two years on organizing for this event. This was a very difficult decision for them to make. We compliment them for taking the necessary measures to keep everyone healthy. Unfortunately these were circumstances which were beyond their control.

Each one of us are trying to understand the COVID-19…….and how it is effecting our daily lives, our families and our friends from around the world.

We keep everyone in our thoughts and prayers who are suffering from this pandemic and other health issues and we pray for COVID-19 to stop spreading.

“We will get through this together”……”the future will be a better tomorrow”.
Sincerely
Myrna Bilton
International Shuffleboard Association, president

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St. Petersburg Shuffleboard Club 2020 Can-Am Results & Video

The St. Petersburg Shuffleboard Club held its annual Can-Am singles tournament the weekend of March 7th and 8th. Over 150 players participated on day one, with only the top eight Americans and top eight Canadians coming back for day two, and ultimately the top from each division facing off in the finals. It’s a unique, fun tournament with about 70 players combined coming down from the Royal Palms Shuffleboard Clubs in Brooklyn and Chicago. On the second day they fill up the historic grandstands and add a lot of energy, cheering and ooo’ing each shot.

It was made even better this year thanks to Kevin Reedy and Trevor Hess from Chicago and Josh Dulabaum from St. Pete, who set up cameras and recorded and live streamed over four hours of play on the second day. I’ve embedded the video below. This has to be the future of the sport if it is going to not only survive, but flourish in the future. At around the 1:55:00 mark of the stream Ashley Albert (owner of the Royal Palms) and Earl Ball begin giving color commentary and play by play. The two did an excellent job and Earl explained the strategy of each shot in a simple, concise, and entertaining way. If you’re stuck inside for the next few days or weeks, give it a watch and let us know what you think.

 

Canada:

1st: Roland Cloutier

2nd: Francis DeRisseau

3rd: Patrick Antaya

4th: Yvan Macteau

Consolation:

1st: Alain Martineau

2nd: Gerry Harvey

3rd: Maria Duguay

4th: Albert Hamilton

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(1st: Roland, 2nd: Francis)

 

USA:

1st: Stephan Dargo

2nd: Joe Brennan

3rd: Ryan Legette

4th: John Robinton

Consolation:

1st: Aaron Dinkleman

2nd: Marvin Grant

3rd: Paul Assad

4th: Clayton Taylor

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(From R to L: 1st place: Stephen, 2nd place: Joe, 3rd place: Ryan)

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Florida State Tournament of Champions Results

We didn’t know going into the TOC that it would be the final tournament of the season, but, here we are. Below is the announcement from FSA President Dave Kudro regarding the cancellation of the season. 

Due to the seriousness of the Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19) The FSA Board voted to immediately suspend the rest of the FSA 2019-2020 Shuffleboard Season.

Effective Immediately all FSA State and District Tournaments will be suspended until October 01, 2020.

This was a difficult decision but in the best interests for all the FSA Members, their health and well being is more important than finishing out the last three (3) tournaments.

I want to encourage all of our members to take the Corona Virus Disease very serious and take every precaution to not only protect yourself but your whole family.

To those who will be traveling home soon, I wish you all a safe return and a healthy summer and look forward to your return and seeing and you next season.

Thank you for your understanding.

    M/L NON-WALKING/WALKING SINGLES – Clearwater SBC – March 10, 2020

             Sponsor: Hank Johnson, WCD, Ada Armstrong Fund

Ladies Non-Walking Singles – Main                              (36)Teams

1.Ellie Prevost * . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Briar Creek II 

2.Dianna Allen* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Riverwoods Pltn 

3.Cheryl Putnam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Trailer Estates 

4.Alice Enos * . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Sunny Grove 

Consolation

1.Pamela Hill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Clearwater 

2.Helen Biaggi * . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lee County 

3.Norma Bruce . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Town & Country 

4.Dotty Koert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Spanish Lakes #1 

Tournament Director(s): Ron Prevost, Betty Bober, Jim Schlie

Ellie TOC Champ (Small)

 

Men’s Walking Singles – Main                                   (16)Teams

1.Dean Myklejord * . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lakeland 

2.Doug Schmitt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Clearwater 

3.Tom Putnam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Trailer Estates 

4.Larry Mardis * . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Bradenton 

Consolation

1.Bob Hovatter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lakes of Melbourne 

2.Earl Ball * . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Betmar 

3.Dwayne Cross . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Bradenton 

4.Nelson Kellogg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Golf Lakes 

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Men’s Non-Walking Singles – Main                               (22)Teams

1.Steven Raimondi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Clearwater 

2.Dave Kudro * . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Bradenton 

3.Michael Seyfer * . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Zephyrhills 

4.Nick Misciagna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Americana Cove 

Consolation

1.Thomas Winkelspecht . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Wickham Park 

2.Ken Offenther * . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Park City 

3.Frank Niziolek . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Clearwater 

4.Mickey Henson * . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pinellas Park 

Steve TOC Champ (Small)

 

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            AMATEUR SINGLES – Clearwater SBC – March 10, 2020

             Sponsor: Hank Johnson, WCD, Ada Armstrong Fund

Ladies Non-Walking Singles – Main                              (8)Teams

1.Ellie Crowell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Zephyrhills 

2.Marcia Clark . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Trailer Estates 

3.Dana Heston . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Clearwater 

4.Kathlynn Grant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . St. Petersburg 

Consolation

1.Eileen Gallagher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Clearwater 

2.Daisy Fritz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wood Park 

3.Diane Foley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Winter Haven 

4.Jackie Breault . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Fairway Village 

Tournament Director(s): Ron Prevost, Betty Bober, Jim Schlie

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Men’s Non-Walking Singles – Main                               (12)Teams

1.Aaron Dinkelman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Zephyrhills 

2.Frank Pogel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Zephyrhills 

3.Patrick Antaya . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Leisure Lakes 

4.Jim D. Allen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . St. Petersburg 

Consolation

1.Tony Souza . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ellenton Gardens 

2.Calvin Bowering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Clearwater 

3.Dave Stoops . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Zephyrhills 

4.Ron Theriault . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mid Florida Lakes

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Florida District Tournament Round Up

FSA – CENTRAL DISTRICT SHUFFLEBOARD ASSOCIATION

 

                CDA18A   Dbls Sebring   February 29, 2

                     Sponsor: L.Welch/Lampe&Keifer

Main                                                        (32)Players

  1. Leland Welch – Don Mcclenon . . . . . . . . . . . . Sebring/Avon Park
  2. Tony Kivett – Jim Kelly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Avon Park
  3. Ross Robertson – Shirley Briegel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Sebring
  4. Art Truss – Edward Fairhurst . . . . . . . . Buttonwood Bay/St. Cloud

Consolation

  1. Dudley Van meter – Diane Foley . . . . . . . . . Sebring/Winter Haven
  2. Sharon Johnston – Rodney Cook . . . . . . . . . . . .Desoto/Avon Park
  3. Ted Peterson – Rick Yates . . . . . . . . . . . Avon Park/Lake Placid
  4. Francis League – Betty Bevard . . . . . . . . . . . Avon Park/Sebring

Tournament Director(s): Cheryl Conkle

          

                 CDA18B   Dbls Betmar   2/27-28/2020

Main                                                        (48)Players

  1. Gay Herman – Aaron Dinkelman . . . . . . . . . . . Betmar/Zephyrhills
  2. Dave Stoops – Neil Pearcy . . . . . . . . . . . . .Zephyrhills/Betmar
  3. Linda Dwelley – Jim Carder . . . . . . . . . . . . Betmar/Zephyrhills
  4. John jr. Schlaffer – Betty Russell . . . . . . . . . .Lakeland/Betmar

Consolation

  1. Steve Worcester – Allan Hammond . . . . . . . . . .Zephyrhills/Betmar
  2. Leida Gerrits – Dino Picchioni . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Zephyrhills
  3. Neta Den Otter – Angie Meldrum . . . .Forest Lake Estates/Zephyrhills
  4. Karon Lightner – Brien Look . . . . . . . . . Zephyrhills/Baker Acres

Tournament Director(s): Jeanette Harvey

          

                  CDP18A   Dbls Sebring   2/28/2020

                     Sponsor: L.Welch/Lampe&Keifer

Main                                                        (48)Players

  1. Catherine Renwick – Lucinda Shidler . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sebring
  2. Roy Briegel – Chester Sines . . . . . . . . . . . . .Sebring/Camp Inn
  3. Ron Dawson – Larry Allison . . . . . . . . . . Winter Haven/Saddlebag
  4. George Rosema – Harold Cunningham . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sebring

Consolation

  1. Larry Harvey – Hamp Hardy . . . . . . . . . . . . . Avon Park/Sebring
  2. Mamie Morton – Bob Hoskins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Sebring
  3. Richard Lacourse – John Bushee . . . . . . . . . .Pioneer Crk/Sebring
  4. Larry Lane – Richard Cron . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sebring/Avon Park

Tournament Director(s): Cheryl Conkle   

          

                  CDP18B   Dbls Betmar   2/28/2020

Main                                                        (54)Players

  1. Tom Butzin – Gary Mcgaffey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Zephyrhills
  2. Mary Hodson – Chuck Moulton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Zephyrhills
  3. John Houghtaling – Earl Ball * . . . . . . . . . . Zephyrhills/Betmar
  4. Ross Lacombe – Sue Krynak . . . . . . . . . . . .Zephyrhills/Lakeland

Consolation

  1. Sue Dungey – Diane Bardsley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Zephyrhills
  2. Walt Shine – Raimo Saari . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Betmar/Winters
  3. Jim Chandler – Don Mcneil . . . . . . . . . . . . .Zephyrhills/Betmar
  4. Gary Krause – Gabby Gabbard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Zephyrhills

Tournament Director(s): Jeanette Harvey

 

West Coast District: D07 Pro Doubles – Amateur Doubes Held Mar. 5-6, 2020 at CSC 

 

                  MAIN EVENT PRO Doubles (28 PLAYERS – 14 TEAMS)

    1st.  Teri Mitchell – Mike Mitchell

    2nd. Gary Russell – Job Halfyard

    3rd.  Carl Rogerson – Steve Raimondi

    4th   Frank Skaling – Arlene Guerrini

       CONSOLATION

    1st.  Nellie Daum – Al Robertson

    2nd. Andre Huot – Adelard Tremblay

    3rd.  Mary Beth Russell – Steve Rehm

    4th.  Marty McKendry – Harold Boehm

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(1st: Teri & Mike)

 

 Main Event Amateur Doubles ( 10 Teams 20 Players )

    1st.  Jim Schlie –  Larry Aaberg

    2nd. Joe Gosselin – John Korszeniewski

    3rd.  Deb Stuart – Darrell Stuart

    4th   Larry Davis – Dan Kingsland

      CONSOLATION

    1st.  Eileen Gallagher –  Calvin Bowering 

    2nd. Roy Morgan – George Carpenter

    3rd. Steve Shutters – Kim Neal

    4th.  Lillian Clair – Adele Rupert

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(1st: Jim & Larry, 2nd: Joe & John)

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Florida State Tournament Results 3/2: P23A, P23B, A21

P23A

            OPEN DOUBLES LADIES – Ft. Pierce SBC – 3/3/2020

                Sponsor: Haisley Funeral Home & Cremation

Ladies – Main                                                  (12)Teams

  1. Flo Kowalewski – Marti Noble . . . . . . . . . . . Bradenton/Sebring 
  2. Debbie Norton – Joan Buck . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lee County 
  3. Mary Mahon – Rose Williams . . . . . . . . . . . . .Whispering Creek 
  4. Belinda Jones – Sheila Winkelspecht . . . . . . . . . . Wickham Park 

Consolation

  1. Dotty Koert – Marlene Corbeil . . . . .Spanish Lakes #1/Winter Haven 
  2. Kay Cramblit – Joan Mondry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sebring 
  3. Janice Plumpton – Carol Wolf . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Vero Beach 
  4. Barb Howard – Shirley Briegel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Sebring 

Tournament Director(s): Dick Stonecipher

P23AL

(1st Place: Marti & Flo)

 

Men – Main                                                     (17)Teams

  1. Phil Rebholz *^ – Gregg Myers . . . . . . . . Fort Pierce/Vero Beach 
  2. Rich Anderson – George Shaver * . . . . . . . . . . Spanish Lakes #1 
  3. Greg Jones – Thomas Winkelspecht . . . . . . . . . . . .Wickham Park 
  4. Glen Peltier *^ – James Corbeil . . . . . . .Clearwater/Winter Haven 

Consolation

  1. Bob Hovatter – Bruce Wolf . . . . . . .Lakes of Melbourne/Vero Beach 
  2. Sam Allen – Glenn Brooker . . . . . Riverwoods Pltn/Whispering Creek 
  3. Real Bouchard – Ken Offenther * . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Park City 
  4. Jim Howard – Roy Briegel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sebring 

Tournament Director(s): Dick Stonecipher

P23AM

(1st Place: Greg & Phil)

 

P23B

              OPEN DOUBLES LADIES – Betmar SBC – 3/3/2020

          Sponsor: All Florida Weatherproofing & Edward Jones

Ladies – Main                                                  (34)Teams

  1. Mary McLin – Glenna Earle * . . . . . . . . . . . Betmar/Zephyrhills 
  2. Sharon Thomas – Bailey Johnson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Betmar 
  3. Bonnie Collins – Sue Dick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Zephyrhills 
  4. Sharon Johnson – Sue Krynak . . . . . . .Holiday RV Village/Lakeland 

Consolation

  1. Diane Bardsley – Glenda Brake * . . . . . . . . . . . . .Zephyrhills 
  2. Janet Minor – Peggy Savage . . . . . . . . . . . .Betmar/Zephyrhills 
  3. Brenda Dawson – Ruth Stewart . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Winter Haven 
  4. Linda Dwelley – Kay Aubrey . . . . . . . . . . Betmar/Forest Lake Rv 

Tournament Director(s): Glenn Monroe

P23BL

(1st Place: Mary & Glenna)

 

Men – Main                                                     (41)Teams

  1. Gary McGaffey – John Houghtaling . . . . . . . . . . . . Zephyrhills 
  2. Henry Strong * – Earl Ball * . . . . . . . . . . .Zephyrhills/Betmar 
  3. Chuck Moulton – Paul Prescott * . . . . . . . . Zephyrhills/Lakeland 
  4. Steven Raimondi – Aaron Dinkelman . . . . . . Clearwater/Zephyrhills 

Consolation

  1. Bob Marshman – Jerry Jones . . . . . . . . .Zephyrhills/Winters Park 
  2. Dave Minnich * – Dwayne Cross . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Bradenton 
  3. Dave Stoops – Tim Baker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Zephyrhills 
  4. Raymond Lindner – Marshall Jordan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Betmar 

Tournament Director(s): Glenn Monroe

P18AM (1)

(1st Place: Gary & John)

 

A21

          AMATEUR ANY DOUBLES – Pioneer Village SBC – 3/3/2020

  Sponsor: Comfort Covers Roofing & Ellworth’s Heating & Cooling Inc.

Main                                                           (26)Teams

  1. Frank Pogel – Daisy Fritz . . . . . . . . . . .Zephyrhills/Wood Park 
  2. Jean Duval – Steve Boulianne . . . . . . . . . . . . Pioneer Village 
  3. Red Gaudreau – Skip Bowerman . . . . . . .Pioneer Village/Lee County 
  4. Jean Marie Caron – Joanne Tremblay . . . . . . . . . Pioneer Village 

Consolation

  1. Doug Onstot – Joe Sells . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Limetree 
  2. Larry Rater – Charles Boren . . . . . . . . . . . . .Riverwoods Pltn 
  3. Ray Sutton – Chuck Andrews . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Lee County 
  4. Roger Ramthun – Wendy Donaldson . . . . . . . . . . .Pioneer Village 

Tournament Director(s): Linda McRae

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Why Is There No Women’s Walking Singles?

The Tournament of Champions brings along the last singles tournament of the season. There are only three tournaments a year on the Florida state schedule that allow for a walking singles division. However, for the past seven years there has only been a men’s walking division. The last time there was a women’s walking division in any tournament in the state was the 2013 red line singles in Bradenton. Sixteen women entered and Judy Taylor came away victorious. The Tournament of Champions, held two months later, failed to draw enough entries for a women’s walking division.

What happened to the women’s walking division? I’m asking for your answers in the replies because I legitimately would love to know. Is the field of women’s players not being replenished with enough new blood who may be interested in walking? Does the physical aspect of it take too big a toll on players? Or is there just no interest from the current crop of players? Another reason?

I put in a 10 day notice this season that would allow a woman to walk in the men’s division if there were not enough entries in the women’s walking. I hope that has support enough to pass because I know some women who would prefer to walk and play a 75 point game instead of 16 frames.

If you have a suggestion please leave a reply in the comments.

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ISA Announces New Hall Of Fame Class

From ISA President Myrna Bilton:

On behalf of the International Shuffleboard Association, it gives me great pleasure to announce that two gentlemen will be inducted into the ISA HOF.

They are:

Kazunari Hatanaka, past president of the Japan National Shuffleboard Association and
Jim Corbeil, president of the Canadian National Shuffleboard Association.

Both men are most deserving of this prestigious award at the International level.
Their induction will take place at Australia, ISA Championship in August 2020.

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