Ken Offenther has been playing a lead role in our 100th Anniversary Celebrations. Ken not only suggested the idea of recognizing fellow shufflers who have done a great deal for shuffleboard but he is also organizing the MVP (Most Valuable Person) aspect of the Anniversary. We believe the recognition of these deserving citizens enhances the Celebration. We hope you do as well. I thought I would share just a little of Ken’s distinguished shuffleboard career. During the 28th ISA World Championship in Betmar FL, Ken demonstrated that he is indeed an elite player by placing 2nd in the 2009 Singles event. Ken entered the event aiming to finish in the Top 8; and said he was absolutely thrilled with his 2nd place finish. Ken went on:
“It was a thrilling experience; I had the opportunity to meet players from all over the world. The atmosphere was great throughout the tournament, and there was an enormous crowd for the finals. The crowd was very loud, vocal, and even did the “wave,” which is something you do not see in the sport. The tournament was truly successful. The reaction and support for me was overwhelming, the camaraderie and friendliness among the players was great for the sport. The players and the crowd congratulated me and said the finals match was one of the most thrilling they have ever seen. It was very flattering for me.”
Stan’s comment: I believe that Ken’s reaction in italics is a clear indication of just how joyful he felt by reason having the opportunity to compete in such an atmosphere, with such good fiends.
Stan McCormack. 2012 10 21