Well, on a positive note, since our last newsletter we have grown from 31 travelers to 35 now. As we can accommodate 40 please give your friends the opportunity to join us for a great chance to showcase shuffleboard in Norway!
On a more serious subject, we have recently learned of the sudden illness of the Norwegian Shuffleboard Association President – Mr. Hallvard Flatland. Hallvard played in the ISA Singles Tournament in 2011 (Dieppe) and also in the ISA Team Tournament in 2012 (Seattle). We need all shufflers to keep Hallvard in their thoughts and prayers during this time. We will keep you informed as we hear news of his condition.
At this time, Vice-President Mats Graff-Wang will be taking over Hallvard’s duties and the Norwegian Shuffleboard Association looks forward to seeing us all in June. Many of you know Mats as he played in ISA events in Dieppe and Seattle, and is making plans to play in the October Singles tournament in St Petersburg.
Hallvard Flatland (left) with Mats Graff-Wang
In the last newsletter we saw some pictures of the Rica Havna Hotel, where we will play the Norwegian Shuffleboard Open Tournament. This is the same hotel where the Germans visited last year and played a Friendly Match with Norway. Dieter Hussmann, President of the German Shuffleboard Association posted a video on youtube — you can watch this by clicking on this link:
So lets all keep our thoughts, prayers and positive energy with Hallvard and his family during this difficult time.
Sincerely, Jim and Beth Allen