The Florida (FSA) State Competitive Season has begun! And coincident with the start, the Celebration of 100 Years of Shuffleboard in FL also began!! Two tournaments have been held, one at Pt. Charlotte and one at Tavares; you can check the results by clicking here: http://www.fsa-shuffleboard.org/Tournaments.htm
However; from the perspective of SHUFFLEBRATION , our descriptive word chosen to represent the 100th Anniversary, the important aspect of the commencement was the launch of another season of activity, 100 years following the beginning of our great sport. You may wish to click here to read that short story: https://theshuffler.net/2012/10/05/it-all-began-right-here/ At Pt. Charlotte, Anniversary Committee Member Ken Offenther launched the “Most Valuable Person” program, a feature which will identify current or past Members who have contributed significantly to Shuffleboard.
Receiving the award in Pt. Charlotte were Current Member Landy Adkins and Past Member Skip McCoy. Ken had this to say about Landy: “MEN LOVE A WOMAN WHO CANNOT SAY NO. ASK THIS LADY FOR HELP AND YOU ONLY HEAR YES—-SERVING ON THE PORT CHARLOTTE BOARD, PRESIDENT OF THE OHIO SHUFFLEBOARD ASSOCIATION, EXECUTIVE POSITIONS WITH THE NATIONAL SHUFFLEBOARD ASSOCIATION ETC. SHE DOES IT ALL AND WITH A PASSION FOR OUR SPORT.
HOW ABOUT HER PLAYING? YOU ASK–HOW ABOUT 7 STRAIGHT FL. STATE MASTERS AND MEMBERSHIP IN THE F.S.A. HALL OF FAME.SHE HAS PLAYED IN SEVERAL INTERNATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS AND ALWAYS FOSTERS GOOD SPORTSMANSHIP.CURRENTLY THIS LONDON ONTARIO NATIVE, LIVING RIGHT DOWN THE STREET HERE IN PORT CHARLOTTE WITH HER HUSBAND THE ALWAYS ENTERTAINING GEORGE, IS THE 2ND V.P. OF THE F.S.A. AND IN LINE TO BE THE FIRST FEMALE PRESIDENT IN FLORIDA STATE HISTORY!!!!– AND SHE WILL BE A GOOD ONE!
I AM PROUD TO PRESENT THE MOST VALUABLE PERSON PIN TO LANDY ADKINS. Presentation made by Ken Offenther 2012 10 01. Click to see pic: https://theshuffler.net/2012/10/02/a-most-valuable-person/
Ken had this to say about Past Member Skip McCoy: HIS REAL FIRST NAME WAS OSCAR AND HIS CAREER AS A TRUCK DRIVER FOR COKE AND OTHER COMPANIES AND HIS TALENT AT POOL PLAYING GAVE NO SIGN OF HIS LEADERSHIP ABILITIES.YET AFTER STARTING TO PLAY SHUFFLEBOARD HE WAS PART OF A GROUP THAT CREATED THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT AND LATER AS F.S.A. PRESIDENT HE BROUGHT THE STATE SHUFFLEBOARD MUSEUM TO SEBRING AMONG OTHER ACCOMPLISHMENTS.
AS A PLAYER HE IS A STATE FALL OF FAME MEMBER WHO WON OR TIED 4 STATE MASTERS AND WAS KNOWN FOR FEARLESS.AGGRESSIVE BOARD PLAY AND ALWAYS SEEN OFF THE COURT WITH A CIGARETTE DANGLING FROM HIS LIPS.LET US SALUTE THE MEMORY OF PORT CHARLOTTES OWN SKIP MCCOY. Presentation by Ken Offenther 2012 10 01. Click to see pic: https://theshuffler.net/2012/10/04/most-valuable-person-skip-mccoy/
Your Anniversary Committee will be presenting 4 Most Valuable Person Pins this Monday, 2012 10 08, 2 at Zephyrhills by Ken Offenther and 2 at Avon Park by Colleen Austin. We encourage you to attend each of these events; be there for the Opening and Why Not Bring a Non Shuffling Friend?? We expect Municipal participation!! See who will become the next 4 Shuffleboard Most Valuable Persons!!
Stan McCormack, SHUFFLEBRATION chair person. 2012 10 06.