Peter and his wife Erika are no strangers to the shuffleboard community of friends. They both are wonderful ambassadors to shuffleboard. Rendall and I first met the Bergs in 2008. As we prepared to represent Canada, in an ISA Tournament in Australia, the Bergs were a tremendous help to us. Peter, a skilled carpenter, used his talent and designed a box to carry all our shuffle cues.
Peter has represented Canada in 8 ISA Tournaments. He always demonstrates true sportsmanship on and off the courts – a true gentleman.
How many couples would play shuffleboard on their honeymoon? Peter and Erika did at St Petersburg, Florida in May 1961.
The Bergs wanted to play shuffleboard in Ontario so they drove several miles to join the Coldwater Shuffleboard Club. This was the start of playing in many tournaments in Ontario. Peter’s first tournament he placed 2nd in the Main at a CNSA Singles in 1983. Glen Peltier was the Tournament Director. This is wonderful that today, we honour Peter and Glen in achieving their 35 Expert points.
Peter was instrumental in starting a new shuffleboard club in Nobel on July 25, 2011. As a result of this project that took many hours of planning and hard work,the Nobel Shuffleboard Club now hosts tournaments that we all enjoy.
The Bergs spend their winters in Florida where Peter places in many tournaments. Peter has placed in several Southwest Central District Masters. Peter is the Webmaster for the South West Central District.
In 2011 Peter and Erika were part of a Canadian delegation that went to Sochi, Russia for an inaugural.
It is truly a privilege and honour to present our friend Peter Berg into the OSA Hallof Fame for the Player Category Award.