We Tell You Just A Little About Glen Peltier.

HOF Remarks: GLEN PELTIER – Player
Clearwater – West Coast District
GLEN PELTIER became an Instant Pro on October 31, 1984, at the Bradenton Shuffleboard Club. Hall of Fame candidates must have accumulated at least 200 points; Glen easily surpassed that requirement by amassing an amazing total of 500 points at the time of his induction on February 20, 1995, at Lake Worth. He ended the 1994-95 season with 72 points (70 in Main events and 2 in Consolation), easily leading the Gold Medal winners as a very popular champion. Thus, he will begin the 1995-96 playing season with a total of 521-lifetime
points! Glen played his first Masters tournament in 1986 and has continued playing in the F.S.A.’s most prestigious event every year since that time. He has won the Masters four times — his most recent win in the 1995 Masters. He is rarely seen without a smile on his face and is considered by many players as Shuffleboard’s Ambassador of Good Sportsmanship. During Glen’s Pro career, he has missed only one state tournament, and he also plays in most West Coast District tournaments. When he isn’t playing the sport he loves, he teaches individuals and groups or is involved in projects related to the game. An ultimate champion, Glen eagerly shares his wealth of knowledge with players who are anxious to improve their game. He says that shuffleboard has given him so much happiness that he feels a great debt of gratitude and will do anything he can for the sport he loves. The shuffleboard community is proud to add the name of Glen Peltier to the roster of Champions in the F.S.A.’s Hall of Fame.

GLEN PELTIER WAS THE 2nd PRESIDENT OF THE CNSA. 

 Glen Peltier was the 2nd President of the CNSA.  He followed Jack House and preceeded Frank Willson, serving from 1985 to 1987. 

Glen was President of the Club on the Marchand farm for 2 years.  When the Marchand Club closed, Glen became the very first President of the Thames Horizon Shuffleboard Club in Chatham, ON.  He was instrumental in gaining the grant money for the Club, so badly needed, and so effectively put to use.   

Glen was very active in the Thames Horizon Shuffleboard Club of Chatham, ON.  Among other things he provided lessons to all who wished to participate; an activity that resulted in the Chatham Club picking up new members on a regular and frequent basis. 

Glen’s lessons ran about 45 minutes and he followed this by pairing his students and coached them while they played. At the end of the season he organized a “fun tournament” and gave every player a trophy. 

Glen carried on this activity each year until he left Chatham.  He returned in the 90s and again provided lessons. The membership grew to about 150 members and Glen was responsible for much of that growth.  He was a great asset to the Thames Horizon Shuffleboard Club.  

Information assembled by Alf Primeau and Stan McCormack

Glen Served as President of the FSA.

Glen Peltier, President’s Award, FSA HOF by Jim Allen.

Posted on 2013-01-15 by stanistheman

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I would like to tell a Dickens story, an adaptation of A Christmas Carol. Its called A Shuffleboard Story, and its about 3 ghosts that came to me in a dream. Each ghost represented Glen Peltier’s Legacy…..Past, Present and Future.

The first ghost that visited me was The Ghost of The Legacy of Glen Peltier Past.  He took me to Canada, and I saw an honored young man in Ontario building clubs in Chatham Ontario. He taught new members, worked to get grant money, built courts. He became the CNSA President in 1985 as the sport grew and grew. The ghost then takes me to Florida, where I see Glen Peltier working with the FSA to grow the professional game throughout the state. I see Glen Peltier teaching on shuffleboard courts all over the state, visiting hundreds of parks and teaching thousands of players. He shows me Glen Peltier convincing Sam Allen to build a lighter cue, made of graphite, and The Buggy Whip Cue is born. He takes me to 1994 where Glen works hard to produce a video as another aid to teach new players. Then he takes me to 2006 and Glen is working tediously to pen the world’s best-selling book on shuffleboard — again to teach shuffleboard players. And the Ghost of The Legacy of Glen Peltier Past smiled.

The second night I was visited by the Ghost of The Legacy of Glen Peltier Present. This Ghost took me to the FSA website, and he clicked on the link to the lifetime points standings…..and there is Glen Peltier’s name on top, with 1,262 points. He shows me a Masters Records Book where Glen Peltier has qualified for 25 Consecutive Masters. He shows me where Glen Peltier has won 4 Masters. He takes me to the Clearwater Shuffleboard Club on a Wednesday, and there is Glen Peltier giving free lessons, as he has done for so many years. He sees Glen teaching hundreds of players….and The Ghost of the Legacy of Glen Peltier Present smiled.

The third night I was visited by The Ghost of The Legacy of Glen Peltier Future. It was the year 2113. He also takes me to Ontario Canada, but this time I am watching a family gathered around a large screen TV and the father is showing the virtual CNSA HOF to them his children, and to his parents as well. He is pointing to Glen Peltier and explains how this is one of the founding fathers of their family’s sport. The man then tells them that this is the man that wrote the book that later was downloaded as an app onto each persons smart phone.

The Ghost of the Legacy of Glen Peltiers Future then takes me to Florida, where the FSA is celebrating The 200th Anniversary of Shuffleboard in Florida.  Everyone has on Celebration T-shirts, and Glen Peltiers image is on them.   It is the Masters tournament and the contestants are in a heated debate over which record will be broken first….Joe DiMaggio’s 56 game hitting streak, or Glen Peltiers FSA points total? You see, both records are still intact as of 2113. The Universe’s first Inter Planetary Shuffleboard Match between Earth and Mars is being held, and the winner will receive the Golden Bear Trophy, named after Glen Peltier. And the Ghost of The Legacy of Glen Peltier Future smiled. For this Ghost realizes that the future of shuffleboard, the game that everyone is playing now, is the real Legacy of Glen Peltier.

What this all means to me is this……Shuffleboard is Universal. It is for the young, it is for seniors. It is for the handicapped — it is for the athlete. It is a culmination of what Glen Peltier did in the Past, what Glen Peltier continues to do Presently, and because of his efforts, The Future of Shuffleboard is the greatest Legacy of Glen Peltier.

Jim Allen

AS READERS WILL BE WELL AWARE, GLEN HAS CONTRIBUTED MANY, MANY ARTICLES IN SUPPORT OF SHUFFLEBOARD >> AND CONTINUES TO DO SO!!!  THANK YOU GLEN!!!  Stan 2020 11 27.  
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We Tell You Just A Little About Fred Wilkens.

I have just to-day, 2015 09 26, been advised of the death of Fred Wilkens.  I believe the remarks by Max Tate on the occasion of Fred’s induction into the CD HOF are a fitting eulogy to Fred.   Our very best to Elizabeth and Family.  No Memorial Service has been announced.  Stan McCormack.

Fred Wilkens

Fred Wilkens having served as President of the Florida Shuffleboard Association Central District for two years, automatically qualifies for induction into the Central District Hall of Fame.

In describing Fred, many words come to mind. A leader, sincere, honest, decisive, conscientious, a good listener, affable, just to name a few.

Over the past two years, the Central District organization has flourished under Fred’s guidance.

Fred served six years on the Central District Board; the last two as President.

As a member of the Lakeland Shuffleboard club, Fred has been the membership chairman during the past 5 years. He has directed tournaments the last two years for the District and assisted with State tournaments. Fred has also acted as Shuffleboard event manager for Polk County Senior games the past five years.

As a player, Fred participated 6 times in the Central District Reiny/Masters, competing in each of the classifications;- District Amateur, State Amateur and Pro. Fred won the Reiny event as a District Amateur for the 1997/1998 season and earned Pro status for the 1999/2000 season.

They say that behind every successful man stands a good woman and I believe that to be true with Fred. Elizabeth has always shown her full support to Fred in his leadership rolls.

Over the years, Fred has developed a reputation as a player with a flair for scoring tens when shooting for an eight. This was ever so true several years back when I played against Fred in a Singles event on court 2 at Winter Haven. Fred missed one shot during the entire game; that being a ten instead of an eight. Being the honest person that he is, he admitted to trying for the eight.

I congratulate Fred on his many achievements in the realm of shuffleboard and declare him duly inducted into the Central District Hall of Fame.

Presentation by Max Tate 2004 03 20. 

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The Passing of Betty Martin

Max Tate has received word from Adrian Martin that his Mother, Betty Martin, left us this morning >> 2020 11 26. She was recently diagnosed with cancer and was informed there was no cure. Adrian asked Max that he notify her many shuffleboard friends.

Betty Martin Leaves Us. May She Rest In Peace.

I apologize for the quality of the article above. It was originally posted using a pdf format. Thus, I cannot copy for the original.

I am now going to insert the 2006 article I wrote announcing their departure from Florida.  

Philip and Betty Martin Leave Florida!

That is correct folks; if you had not heard, Philip and Betty have sold their place, have packed their bags, and will soon say good-bye to FL. To say the Martins will be missed is an understatement! They have been active in Shuffleboard since 1996; not only on the Courts but in an administrative capacity as well. I will never forget shuffling in St Cloud on a persistently wet day. As soon as Philip would get the water swept off the outside Courts, down would come another shower. Determination he had ~~ so much so that it became a full time job.

The Martins began coming to FL in 1991 because Betty suffered from arthritis. They began shuffling at the KAST Club and before long became involved in the admin side. The Miller twins took them under their wing and helped them a great deal with their new found sport.

Highlights for them both was becoming Pros and playing in the Central District Masters. For Philip however; beating Glen Peltier and Mike Vassalotti is well up there!! Philip and Betty’s son Adrian says that his “favourite moment” was watching “Mum” (Betty) and Claudette Beaulieu earn their Instant Pro Status while shuffling at St Cloud. Philip ranks #11 in Men’s points in the Central District, Betty ranks #6 in Women’s ~~ Very respectable for both!!  

Betty and Philip spend their summers exploring. If it is not up in Alaska or China it could just as well be somewhere of the beaten track in North Yorkshire, England. As is the case for most Grand Parents returning, the first order of business is: What have the grand children and children been up to??

Spain could very well figure highly in the future for the Martins but one can never be sure. One thing which is for sure is that Philip and Betty will be missed by their fellow shufflers in FL. Their competency on the Courts was a matter of record; their dedication to the sport never in question. And perhaps the best indication of our friendship is this: Should you decide to return, YOU WILL BE MOST WELCOME!! Shufflers of the Central District of Florida.

Stan McCormack 2006 03 10.

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FSA PO8B OPEN DBLS. LEE COUNTY

 FLORIDA SHUFFLEBOARD ASSOCOIATION
                                  P08B

             OPEN DOUBLES - Lee County SBC - 11/24/2020
                  Sponsor: Dick Widdis/Jerry Stannard
Ladies - Main                                                  (9)Teams
1. Terri Smith * - Pam Nurnberger * . . . . . . . . . . . Bradenton 
2. Carol Healey - Janet Casselman . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bayside 
3. Peggy Boncher - Joan Buck  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lee County 
4. Donna Schultz - Marcia Clark  . . . . . Bradenton/Trailer Estates 
Consolation
1. Cindy Slaughterbeck - Cheryl Putnam  . . . . . . .Trailer Estates 
2. Donna Thomas - Marietta Cobb * . . . . . . . . . . . .Lee County 
3. Colleen Austin^* - Joyce Smith. . . . . . . . . . . . .Lee County 
4. Shirley McCullough * Adriana Cramton . . Trailer Estates/Bradenton 
Tournament Director(s): Jerry Holbrook
  
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We Tell You Just A Little about Fred VAEREWYCK.

Today at 8:55 PM 2014 05 26

Fred Vaerewyck of PEI writes:  Stan:  Thank You for Writing.  We started the eastern PEI Shuffleboard Club on June 3 2013.  

We played once a week and we filled 5 courts a night.  Every Wednesday night we play at Cavendish wellness center, Montague PEI.  At present we have about 40 members. We play 3 games of 16 frames each. 

We were the first shuffleboard on PEI. I hear that there are a couple of groups that want to start a club as well.  That would be great.  Right now the nearest shuffle club is Moncton NB or Halifax NS or Pugwash NS.  They are all a good distance from here.  A small group of us did go to Moncton for a day of play and we really enjoyed that.

Moncton (Dieppe) shuffleboard club came to play here as well.  It was great.  We play on the ice surface of the arena so we can only play until the first week of Sep. We have a plan in the works to expand to 6 rollup courts so we can play all year.  We plan to put on a membership drive this summer so our first game is Wed. June 4 at 7:00 p.m.  We really have a great group of people in our club so I know that the upcoming season will be a great success!! 

FRED VAEREWYCK. 

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FSA – P08A

FLORIDA SHUFFLEBOARD ASSOCIATION

                                  P08A
            OPEN DOUBLES LADIES - Lakeland SBC - 11/24/2020
         Sponsor: Charlotte Steadman in Honor of Louie Steadman
Ladies - Main                                                  (15)Teams
1. Sue Krynak - Sue Dungey . . . . . . . . . . . Lakeland/Zephyrhills 
2. Diane Bardsley - Linda Marshman * . . . . . . . . . . .Zephyrhills 
3. Judy Holloway - Mamie Morton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sebring 
4. Karon Lightner - Carol Wallin . . . . . . . . . . . . .Zephyrhills 
Consolation
1. Dotty Koert - Sheila Winkelspecht . . . Spanish Lakes/Wickham Park 
2. Belinda Jones - Connie Mallory . . Wickham Park/Lakes of Melbourne 
3. Barbara Fournier - Marie Collette . . . . . . . . . . . .St. Cloud 
4. Edith Taylor - Kay Cramblit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Sebring 
Tournament Director(s): Glenn Monroe



Men - Main                                                     (19)Teams
1. Michael Seyfer * - Dean Myklejord * . . . . . Zephyrhills/Lakeland 
2. Aaron Dinkelman - Gary Krause . . . . . . . . . . . . .Zephyrhills 
3. Thomas Winkelspecht - Greg Jones . . . . . . . . . . .Wickham Park 
4. Steven Raimondi - Frank Niziolek . . . .Zephyrhills/St. Petersburg 
Consolation
1. John Houghtaling - Gary Mcgaffey . . . . . . . . . . . Zephyrhills 
2. Robert Sempolinski - Dave Stoops . . . . . . . . . . . Zephyrhills 
3. Tom Moeller - Donnie r. Thacker . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lakeland 
4. Wilson Weed - Jerry Miller . . . . . . . . . . . . Betmar/Lakeland 
Tournament Director(s): Glenn Monroe


Glenn Monroe
“Not all those who wander are lost.”J.R.R. Tolkien


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FSA PO8B OPEN DOUBLES, LEE COUNTY SBC

 FLORIDA SHUFFLEBOARD ASSOCIATION

                                  P08B
             OPEN DOUBLES MEN - Lee County SBC - 11/24/2020
                  Sponsor: Dick Widdis/Jerry Stannard
Men - Main                                                     (20)Teams
1. Jerry Stannard * - Ray Buck * . . . . . . . .Golf Lakes/Lee County 
2. Ron Nurnberger * - Mike Marquis . . . . . . . . . . . . .Bradenton 
3. Don Rood - Keith Morton . . . . . . . . . . . . .Avon Park/Sebring 
4. Cau Huynh - Steve Biaggi * . . . . . . .Sun City Center/Lee County 
Consolation
1. Nelson Kellogg - Dwayne Cross . . . . . . . . Golf Lakes/Bradenton 
2. Carl L. Smith - Jack Norton . . . . . . Pioneer Village/Lee County 
3. Jack Moore - Chuck Wilson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lee County 
4. Larry Aaberg - Jim Schlie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Clearwater 
Tournament Director(s): George Pigeon
Ladies will finish tomorrow. 


Glenn Monroe
“Not all those who wander are lost.”J.R.R. Tolkien

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FLORIDA SHUFFLEBOARD ASSOCIATION

                                  A06
          AMATEUR ANY DOUBLES - St. Petersburg SBC - 11/23/2020
                      Sponsor: St. Petersburg SBC
Main                                                           (7)Teams
1. Alan Rosetti - Larry Hart . . . .St. Petersburg/St. Petersburg SBC 
2. Brian Vandervliet - Stephanie Swain   . . . . . . . St. Petersburg 
3. Tim Roper - John Dudley   . . . . . . . . . . . . . St. Petersburg 
4. Karl Richter - Steve Hathaway . . . . . . . . .Imperial Bonita Est 
Consolation
1. Ray Vickery - Clayton Taylor . . . . . . . . . . . .St. Petersburg 
2. Christine Page - Jim D. Allen . . . . . . . . . . . St. Petersburg 
3. Marvin L. Grant - Kathlynn Grant . . . . . . . . . .St. Petersburg 
4.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  
Tournament Director(s): Betty Bober


Glenn Monroe
“Not all those who wander are lost.”J.R.R. Tolkien

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We Tell You Just A Little About Frank Willson

Past President Willson was asked during an interview at his residence in Lindsay, ON, on April 11th, 2006, to talk about Shuffleboard during his Presidency.  Rightfully, Frank zeroed in on the fact that it was when he was President that Canada was successful at bringing the 1st International Event to Canada, and also front and centre was the “Winning Record” of Canada during that same period.  He was quick to point out that he had a willing and capable Board, a Board always willing to work to make things happen.  All Members of the CNSA express their appreciation to Frank on the occasion of his induction into the Hall of Fame.  Blackstock, ON 2006 05 30.   

During an interview with Frank Willson, President of the CNSA for the Five Year Period Beginning 1987 and ending in 1992, it quickly became evident that Frank has nothing but fond memories of his tenure as President.  (Frank followed Glen Peltier and preceded Catherine McCreery as President).

Frank began the interview by telling me how the CNSA Executive had been successful at getting $25,000.00 for the Lindsay ISA Tournament.  This was a first for Canada, the 1st International Event in Canada, and even more gratifying for Frank, in his home town of Lindsay.  Under Frank’s leadership, a significant amount of money had been raised; full and complete arrangements for the Lindsay ISA resulted in a most successful tournament.  Frank explained enthusiastically how his Board made several trips to Lindsay and Thetford to complete planning details.

Lindsay had just opened their new Twin Pad Arena Complex, c/w swimming pool and this became the centre of activities with the sight seeing taking place in Peterborough. 

With satisfaction, Frank recalled that during his time in office, Canada had won the ISA every year with the exception of one year in Arizona where the Canadian Men lost.  The Women won them all!!  Don Kleckner, ISA President at that time would say: “Willson, You are sending your best players, and I would say YOU ARE CALLING THIS THE OLYMPICS OF SHUFFLEBOARD, I said if you want to call it a birthday party or a spring fling or a fall fair, I will send different people every year but as long as it is the Olympics, I am sending the best.”!! “My entire Executive was behind me, Vicky Klym and Catherine and Austin, they all said we’re sending the best.”

“The ISA knew that when we didn’t have people from the other provinces, they knew that we weren’t organized; there were no associations anywhere ~~ only in Ontario.  I tried when we went to Arizona; I had a meeting with all the Westerners; we had 40 of them there one night. We wanted them to form associations and to give us a recommendation as to the people they would have play in the International.”   

When asked what he considered to have been his major successes while President, Frank responded: “Really I was very disappointed that I could not get Canada organized; that was what I had hoped to do ~~ and I couldn’t get the West to go along with it.  We had wonderful National Tournaments as well; I used to run tournaments at Thetford and we would have 100 players signed up ~~ and that would go 3 days.”  Frank and his friend Pat (Elliott) will be in attendance at the President’s Dinner to be held in Blackstock on May 30th, 2006.  Stan McCormack of THE SHUFFLER.  2006 04 19 14:30    

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We Tell You Just A Little About Frank Niziolek

Rx from Frank 2014 08 25 and posted on Shuffler.net on 2014 08 26

Frank Niziolek speaks:  While visiting my daughter in NYC I’ve been enjoying your coverage of the ISA tournament. Great work as usual!
Looks like a great event, and a good time was had by all. Sorry I couldn’t make it this year.
I’m glad my daughter Sherri and I had the chance to visit Jonathon and Ashley at Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club this past Saturday. What a great job they did in creating a special place to play and promote shuffleboard. I missed shuffleboard Bob (Zalatal) and Ken (Offenther) by a few days. 

Congrats to your wife for her induction to the ISA hall of fame. It surely was well deserved for her contributions to the ISA and shuffleboard.

Best Regards, Frank Niziolek.  (FL West Coast State Delegate)

Stan speaks: Just in case you think Jonathan and Ashley can only PROMOTE SHUFFLEBOARD, check this:   https://theshuffler.net/2014/08/17/33rd-isa-we-give-you-the-mens-silver-medalists-un-team-2/   

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