Monthly Archives: October 2012

“Most Valuable Person” Judy Taylor

IF YOU WATCH HER RIGHT AFTER A MATCH IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO TELL IF SHE JUST WON OR LOST. HER KENTUCKY CHILDHOOD HAS GIVEN HER TRUE SOUTHERN GRACE AND CHARM. BRADENTON’S JUDY TAYLOR HAS TAKEN FLORIDA SHUFFLEBOARD BY STORM SINCE … Continue reading

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Some Personal Notes:

First:  If you have family or friends in that part of North America affected/damaged  by Hurricane SANDY, our thoughts are with you.  Jonathan Schnapp of Royal Palm Shuffleboard in New York comes immediately to mind. Second: My computer is in for … Continue reading

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“Talk It Up”!! Enthusiasm is Contagious!!

Someone had the foresight, the good sense to record our Shuffleboard History at an earlier time.  We now have an opportunity to celebrate that earlier time on the occasion of the 100th Anniversary of Shuffleboard in the State of Florida.  … Continue reading

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How Could I Have Known Where This Would Lead!!

In Seattle during the 31st ISA World Championship I took a photo of Earl with a relatively new Shuffler, a Shuffler who had just ended the event with a Perfect Record.  I belive that got Earl to thinking just how … Continue reading

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Can Modern Day Board Clearers Top This???

Shuffleboard—once banned in New England in the 1840s because there was too much betting on it—is a somewhat less active sport than Indian leg wrestling, but at the tournament level it requires a sound sense of tactics, extreme accuracy in … Continue reading

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Get Your’s Early!!

One of the greatest assets of the Association is the Florida Shuffleboard Preview. This is your book, a publication that has meant so much to the shufflers and to the State Association since its first publication in 1952 on the … Continue reading

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DID YOU KNOW??

DID YOU KNOW THAT In 1946 the FSA Board tried to discourage the use of wax, sand and meal on all courts?  They figured that the courts would be more uniform if these were not applied.  Mirror Lake in St. … Continue reading

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The Late Grace Pipher

It was on the 26th of October in  2011 that Grace left us.  To-day I received an invitation from the Coldwater (Grace’s home town) funeral home to leave a “Thinking of You” message at their site.  The link below takes … Continue reading

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Earl Ball Receives MVP at his home club Betmar!

As one aspect of the Celebration of 100 Years of Shuffleboard in Florida, your Anniversary Committee is selecting Shufflers who have made a significant contribution to the sport and present them an attractive anniversary Pin at State Tournaments throughout the 2013 … Continue reading

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A Fine Couple Awarded the MVP award Pin at Lee County!

JOE AND CECILE MESSIER:  JUST WATCH THE 2 OF THEM TOGETHER AND YOU KNOW THEY ARE STILL HAVING AN AFFAIR AFTER ALL THESE YEARS. THEY HAVE TRAVELED AROUND THE WORLD PLAYING AND PROMOTING SHUFFLEBOARD, BUT THEIR HOME IS RIGHT HERE … Continue reading

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