North American Shufflers Travel to England this April!! Read more below.

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DID YOU KNOW THAT  
Roughly 40 players from North America will be traveling to England in April 2015 with the intent of teaching and promoting shuffleboard, as well as to participate in the Norwich Open Shuffleboard Tournament.

Jim and Beth Allen believe that it is time to GO PUBLIC WITH THE NORFOLK OPEN!! 

I will start with an introduction of Peter and Lesley Davis.  These fine English folk would vacation to Florida, and in 1986 played shuffleboard for the first time.  They were hooked!  Peter went back to Norfolk, England and constructed a court at the side of their house.   He even contacted Sam Allen in 1988 with the intent of promoting the sport (note:  we have the original letter on file!).   Twenty years later Peter launched a company called Shuffleboard Europe to promote the sport of shuffleboard, and sales of shuffleboard equipment throughout Europe.  The name was changed in 2011 to Norfolk Boards as other sports, including cornhole games, were added.
Their website is http://www.norfolkboards.com/ and has introduced the sport of shuffleboard to thousands of Europeans who otherwise would never know of our sport!
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Peter and Lesley continue their love of the sport, and just last year flew over to witness the ISA Tournament in St Pete, Florida.  They attended both the Hall of Fame Banquet and the Awards Banquet.  Both of them plan on applying to play in the ISA Singles Tournament in Clearwater in October 2015. (Click on pix to expand)
This past year they formed a shuffleboard club in their local town of Norwich, and currently have about 30 players learning the game.  The club is interested in seeing how they fare with other players and has organized a tournament in April 2015. 

The venue chosen was an 800 year old church called St Andrews.  The OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERApicture to the right shows a test for the flooring – and despite the ancient age of the facility the test proved successful.  There will be 6 full sized courts used for the Norwich Open, and 2 smaller courts set up to be used to demonstrate and teach the sport of shuffleboard to interested English players.  Bleachers will be available for spectators on one end of the venue as well.
Roughly 40 players from North America will be traveling to England in April 2015 with the intent of teaching and promoting shuffleboard, as well as to participate in the Norwich Open Shuffleboard Tournament.
You can go to Facebook and like the Norfolk Boards page and follow the activities of Peter and Lesley Davis, including the events and plans for the Norwich Open 2015.

Jim’s e-mail address is    jballen418@aol.com 

I will follow the trip to England, posting entries as they become available.  I have created a Special Category >> title >> 2015 ENGLAND. If you wish to check for articles at any time, enter England and conduct a search OR, simply open the Category 2015 ENGLAND.

Stan McCormack. 2014 10 29.

 

 

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1 Response to North American Shufflers Travel to England this April!! Read more below.

  1. Jim and Beth Allen says:

    This is very exciting and we are looking forward to a wonderful time in England!

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