Dieter Hussmann (54, lives in Langenselbold, forex dealer), founding member and president of the GSA and first German Champion 2006, has competed in 5 ISA events since 2006, 1 time best national finisher, ISA Sportsmanship Award 2006, HOF member 2011, 3 times Captain of the German Team.
We will begin our “add on” for Dieter by inserting a pic of he and the shuffling members of his family, Birgitt and Torben, a pic taken on the celebration of Dieter’s 50th birthday > August of 2009.
For the very few who may not know, Dieter has been in the forefront in promoting shuffleboard in Europe. German enthusiasm did not end with the creation of the GSA; IT BEGAN. The Hussmanns were prime movers in the Wonderful Sochi Inaugural!! Who among us will ever forget the Shuffleboard Match on German Television? At the time, USNSA President Gus Bondi wrote this in part: “Hi Dieter: What a great thing for WORLD SHUFFLEBOARD …. I have told people in the past that shuffleboard in Europe is a bubble ready to burst; Looks like the bubble has burst. The German Shuffle Group has done so much for shuffleboard in such a short time.”
Dieter was a member of the TAFISA (Lithuania) promotional week, and as a result we see in the next photo, Dieter and Birgitt on a follow-up visit to Warsaw Poland. If you click https://www.facebook.com/ShuffleboardPolska you will be taken to Shuffleboard Polska!!
Dieter was inducted into the ISA HOF at Dieppe, NB in 2011. You may wish to re-read Sebastian’s German History: To do so, enter the words “on stage Sebastian” into the search rectangle and hit search.
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Stan McCormack. 2013 09 28.