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Stan McCormack. 2019 03 23.

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2019 Shuffleboard “Masters” Press Release
The Florida Shuffleboard Association “Masters” will be showcased in Zephyrhills at the Betmar Shuffleboard Club Starting Monday the 1st of April. This Tournament is the FSAs most prestigious and features the States eight top point scores in a Men’s division and a Women’s division. The men’s division will be led by Zephyrhills own Earl Ball, a 1000 point Green Jacket “Master” & this season’s “Roll of Champions” Champion along with Erik Hahmann from the St Pete Club, a 33-year-old rookie and probably the youngest Man ever to qualify for the “Masters” and finish runner-up in the “Roll of Champions.
The women’s division is led by Pam Nurnberger from the Bradenton Club who is going for three “Masters” Championship in a row: she is the “Roll of Champions” Champion and Terri Smith, also from the Bradenton Club who won the last two “Masters” before Pam’s current run. Zephyrhills will feature Glenda Brake who finished runner-up in the “Roll of Champions.
The event will start with player pictures at 08:30 on Monday the 1st of April and players will be available to interview. The opening Ceremony will begin at 08:50 followed by the introduction of players by State Tournament Director, Glenn Monroe. The beginning of play will follow. On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday with two 3 game matches each day. The last match will be played on Thursday morning with the awards luncheon to follow at 12:30.

Sent along by Earl Ball WITH THANKS!!!! 2019 03 22.

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Brian Scott becomes the New ASA (Arizona Shuffleboard Assn.) Preisdent!!

Arizona Shuffleboard Association has a new president

At the Arizona Shuffleboard (ASA) Meeting on March 2nd, Brian Scott was unanimously elected as President replacing Dale Monday who completed his two year term of office. Brian is well-known in the state shuffleboard family, having been a member of the ASA Board of Directors for many years and having been President of the states largest district. All the shufflers in Arizona Congratulate Brian and wish him the best of luck in the presidential term.

Dale Monday, Outgoing ASA President.  2019 03 22

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A look at what Shuffle has planned for Tampa Heights.

A look at what Shuffle has planned for Tampa Heights. Instead of an opening in the brick wall, however, counter seating with a nice view of the indoor courts is planned.
How do you feel about shooting a shuffleboard biscuit indoors? What about downing poutine or a craft beer while you’re doing it? Friends and Seminole Heights residents Jennifer Montgomery and Danielle O’Connor are bringing a shuffleboard-driven bar and restaurant, Shuffle: The Heights Shuffleboard Society, to Tampa Heights, where the game won’t be an added bonus — it’s the focus.
Members of the St. Petersburg Shuffleboard Club who met 10 years ago when their kids were at Lowry Park’s Zoo School, the duo have always wanted to open their own business. They’ve been working on their shuffleboard project since December 2015.
“Shuffleboard’s a very Florida thing. It really started here,” O’Connor said. “And we figure, you know, if shuffleboard fails, we can just open a dance club.”
Before you ask: This ain’t table shuffleboard, which O’Connor and Montgomery say is what first comes to mind for many people. Although the tabletop variety will be on hand, Shuffle is set to bring four indoor courts to 2612 N. Tampa St. — 4,700 square feet previously occupied by a Disabled American Veterans building — alongside a “more refined concession stand.” That means grub like poutine, hot dogs with gourmet toppings, possibly corn dogs and probably a burger.
“Things that are easy to eat,” Montgomery said.
On the drinks side, patrons can look forward to wine and beer. The brews selection, mostly served in cans, though two to four drafts are in store, will be as local as possible, with the exception of one to-be-determined “bullshit” beer (think PBR or Miller Lite).

Danielle O’Connor and Jennifer Montgomery.
Courtesy of Danielle O’Connor
The founders have reached out to other indoor shuffleboard hangouts with food and drink around the country while developing their own. There are two, as it turns out: Brooklyn’s Royal Palms Shuffleboard and Marblehead, Ohio’s Erie Social Shuffleboard Club & Bar. On an invitation to Erie Social from owner James Miketo, the pair say they scoped out business plans, menus and pricing, plus observed the way customers interact and how Miketo sets up leagues, which they aim to offer on opposite nights of St. Pete Shuffle, so as to not compete with the nonprofit.
“He’s been great,” O’Connor said of Miketo. “He’s given us so much advice and help, and anytime we have a question or issue he’ll hop on the phone with us.”
Both Erie Social and Royal Palms have sibling locations, the former in Cleveland (under the name Forest City Shuffleboard) and the latter in Chicago, that they’ll travel to later this year. And the duo aren’t lacking in local support. Tight with restaurant and bar owners around Tampa, the minds behind places like the Independent Bar and Cafe, Ella’s Americana Folk Art Cafe, The Refinery, The Bricks and Rooster & the Till have all provided recommendations and moral support.
Even their kids, who range in age from 8 to 13 (Montgomery has two girls and a boy; O’Connor has two girls) and recently caught Froggy Fresh at Ybor City’s Crowbar, are hyped about the project.
“This has been so crucial to them,” Montgomery said. “They’re so invested in the idea and the concept and watching us go through it.”
Anyone can stop by the shuffleboard club — Tampa’s first as far as the duo know — for booze, grub or a game, which will likely cost between $6 and $8. However, some details are still in the works, including membership benefits and whether or not they’ll implement a time limit, charge per hour or per game, and take reservations.
O’Connor and Montgomery are also encouraging customers to use alternative transportation to get to and from the Heights — bus or bike, walk or run. You get the idea.

Shuffle’s building off Tampa Street displays a sign for its upcoming City Council hearing.
Meaghan Habuda
“We want to be a part of the community. Instead of being super gentrification-focused, being more, like, ‘Alright, what does the community actually want?'” Montgomery said.
“‘What can we offer them?'” continued O’Connor. “We’re obviously offering a place for people to come spend their money and have fun and eat and drink, but that’s not what everyone can do in that community. So we want to offer other things to those people who can’t afford to come here.”

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Gus Bondi Celebrates his 86th Anniversary of his Birth!!

That is correct Shufflers;  Gus turns 86 to-day, 2019 03 21.  NO, Gus is NOT the healthiest guy on the planet, BUT he continues to demonstrate enthusiasm and determination as he goes forward with his LIFE.

I recommend to each of you, that you do a search for Gus Bondi in the search space, top right of the Shuffler:  I am confident you will enjoy the many articles, some about Gus, some by Gus.

From ALL SHUFFLERS: Happy Birthday Gus!!!!  2019 03 21 Stan McCormack


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PETER VAN BUREN; A remarkable man!!!! 99 Yrs. Young on the 21st!!

Gary Pipher Speaks:  Yes Peter is still very much alive. Barb and I spoke with him last week and he sounds just like Peter from years ago. His activities have been somewhat less active than while in Woodbrook, FL  over the many winters. He said he does a lot of reading and lots and lots of crossword puzzles and of course both these activities keep his mind sharp and alert. He still pushes a lawnmower and cuts grass during the summer and of course he shoveled snow many times this winter.
He misses Florida but is so grateful that he enjoyed in excess of 45 years there . He is a remarkable man.
Peter will be 99 tomorrow and is still driving his car and living at his daughters.  because the Park where he has a mobile home is closed from Labor Day until the 1st of May. Peter still takes care of himself and is remarkably independent.
This picture of Peter, top left on ladder, was his last Christmas in Woodbrook before he sold his house (just look at him up the ladder hanging his lights.)

Comments by Gary and Barb Pipher; pic on left. 2019 03 20


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Stan Bober of the WCD Speaks!!

STAN BOBER SPEAKS:  Stan, My laptop or my web host is giving nightmares of late. First my Home Page was totally deleted? (I’ve restored most of it as best I could). Then my website’s picture file vanished? Totally gone, pictures and file cabinet itself…gone! I put the American Amateur Tour. pix in my cartoon file cabinet. At least that file is still with me. Called making lemonade when life gives one lemons!

stan bober
wcd webmaster

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