Sam and Marcia Celebrate 68 Years of Happiness Together on June 17th

How appropriate the pic above; Sam and Marcia Allen standing in the ISA Hall of Fame in Clearwater, FL; standing at the podium with the plaque of the HOF Founder, Vince Crawford. Sam and Marcia, “Mr. and Mrs. Shuffle” continue to provide outstanding support to Shuffleboard. The backdrop is pix of every member of the ISA HOF; each of the Inductees would be among the first to thank Sam and Marcia, and wish them well on this special occasion. The Big Day is Monday, June 17th.
In 2016, Jim Allen said this: Sam and Marcia changed their housing arrangement in March of 2015. After 46 years in the same home they have followed the footsteps of so many and chose to downsize their living quarters – at the same time staying within minutes of the shop where Sam still helps out!
Back to 2019: Their mutual support of each other continues to be a hallmark of their 68 years together.
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Royal Palm Shuffleboard Club Spring League Results (w/Video)

Ashley Albert, co-founder of the Royal Palms Shuffleboard Clubs in both Brooklyn and Chicago, passes along details and excellent reporting of the results of each club’s spring leagues. Having video is excellent and not something that has been part of shuffleboard reporting to this point. The game will only grow more if we can find a way to get more videos of shots and, eventually, entire matches.


In Chicago,Christy Gregory from Team Spongeworthy, made a gorgeous double-clear* to win the game for her formidable team.

*This was reportedly a planned shot and NOT just a lucky break (a teammate told me later that she turned to them before she shot and said “I think I can get the combo”.)

Spongeworthy is made up of:

From Left to Right
-Kim Marek
-Jessica Badger
-Emily Ellsworth (who is also a member of the Royal Palms Staff!)
-John Shaw (who placed 7th at The Can Am this year*!)
-Christy Gregory

(The entire team was down in St Pete with us to play in the Can Am in March!)

Second Place:
The members of Resting Biscuit Face were some of the first people to ever play on our courts and they continue to dominate. The team is comprised of mostly club investors but we can assure you, it was their shuffleboard skills and not their insider status that earned them the silver (Carrie And Andy were down in Florida with us too!)

Third Place (for the second season in a row!) went to the affable Slippery Biscuits another team whose visit to St Pete with us paid off!

Meanwhile in Brooklyn, The Philly Specials (aka There Will Be Biscuits/ aka The Pam and Phillies) cinched their THIRD Playoff win!

They may have changed their names a few times in the five years they’ve been in the league, but the quality of their play has never waivered.

From left to right
The Philly Specials are:
Peter Whitenack
Eric Goldman
Colin Kelly
Spencer Reich
Steve Graf

As witnessed by the video below, The Philly Specials were also the very first team to drink out of the cherished Flamingo Cup custom made for us by league players Anthony Buccaciala (from The SPF 45’s) and Eric McKeon (From Tangs of New York). Both of whom were also down in Florida with us. ric and his wife Madeline have come almost every year!

Second place was claimed proudly by Stephen Dargo’s newly fortified super-group Grandma’s Kitchen who, in 20 seasons, had never made it farther than 9th place. With the addition of Tangsgiving Singles Champ, Mike Dunlap, they’ve become ones to watch!

The VIPPS, another team that’s been with us since the very beginning took third, led by Nelson who represented Bolivia at the ISA World Championships in St Cloud. Their original captain and Royal Palms favorite Tim McKinney wasn’t on deck that night, but was definitely with them in spirit.

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Akron National Mixed Doubles Results


A report from Bob Jones, Ohio State Shuffleboard Association First Vice President, on last week’s national mixed doubles tournament. Recaps like this are always encouraged and help bring a little color to the game.

National Mixed Doubles were hosted by Akron Shuffleboard Club June 10 and June 11, 2019. Shufflers from Florida, Indiana, and Texas joined the local Ohio players.
Ohio State Shuffleboard Association rules allow the host club to choose from a variety of formats. The Akron Club selected two out of three games. The first two games 16 frames or 75 points was used. If necessary, the third game is 16 frames, with 8 frames on each color.
New players and amateurs joined a strong field of experts.  At least 9 entrants were already proud owners of national pins. Also, 6/8 men and 7/8 women from the 2018 Ohio Roll of Champions came to test their strategy and skill.
After two days of intense play, accompanied by laughter and camaraderie, the finals was a rematch of 2018. Once again, Diana and Sam Allen prevailed over Cindy Slaughterbeck and Bob Jones, Jr. In the third game Diana and Sam turned a 14 point 7th frame deficit into a 30 point lead after the 12th frame, and closed out the match like champions. Twice Sam made key shots by squeezing an 8 in behind an awkward hide into the only spot possible.
We hope you join us next year as Diana and Sam try for the three-peat.
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USA National Team Members For ISA Event In Austria


Congratulations to the members of the 2019 USA National Team who have been selected to represent our country in the ISA World Singles Championship Tournament to be held in Vienna, Austria from October 27 – November 2, 2019. There are at least three former ISA singles champions in the field on the US side, including defending champion Michael Hirsch, so the competition should be fierce. 

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Results from CNSA Open at Ingersoll, Ontario on May 28th-29th


1st ……Bill Oostdyk & Maureen Bryan

2nd …..Roy Babcock & Myrna Bilton

3rd……Henry Strong & Dotty Koert

4th……Keith Morton & Don Rood


1st…..Fred Muehlenbach & Jack Thorne    (No picture)

2nd….Carl Rogerson & George Admiral

3rd…..Ross Kirkpatrick & John Mickle

4th…..Ray & Dawn Hammond

Main Photos


Consolation Photos


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St. Petersburg Hosting 4th of July Single Mingle

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The St. Petersburg Shuffleboard Club is hosting it’s fourth annual 4th of July Single Mingle tournament on, you guessed it, July 4th. As you can see from the picture from last year’s tournament there were players from Bradenton, Ft. Meyers, Zephryhills, and even Leesburg who came and enjoyed themselves.

Play will start at 9:30 with a $5 entry fee. You’ll play four games so it can get done at a reasonable time and everyone can enjoy their 4th of July plans in the afternoon and evening. Hope to see you there!

The link to the Facebook event page is here:

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Hendersonville Single Mingle Results

The Hendersonville North Carolina Shuffleboard Club held their first Single Mingles of the summer last Friday. Due to the heavy rain they had a light turnout. Everyone should visit the Hendersonville club at least once if you can. I went last September and loved the city and area and really enjoyed my time playing at the club. Congrats to the winners!
1. Stan Quinn 3 wins 258 points
2. Jeffry Luneau 3 wins 229 points
3. Joe Cote 3 wins 222 points
4. Wally Thyssen 2 wins 140 points
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