At an Ontario Shuffleboard Association tournament recently hosted by the Coldwater Shuffleboard Club, 62 players with amateur status were vying for 16 cash prizes on opening day.
Club members who placed in the money in the consolation level included Robert Graves and June Stewart, of Ramara Township, who placed third, and the team of Maggie Maynard (Waubaushene) and Audrey Lambe (Orillia), who seized fourth place.
In the open category on the second day, there were 62 competitors — some experts, some amateurs. At the thrilling playoffs of eight teams on the third day, Coldwater members walked off with three team prizes. Placing fourth in the main event were Erica and Peter Berg. First-place consolation winners were Bev Fowler (Wasaga Beach) and her teammate from Burlington. Placing fourth were Sheila Purvis (Waubaushene) and her teammate from New Brunswick.
On the third day of the event, Myrna Bilton (Elora club), who is past president of the Canadian Shuffleboard Association, competed in the playoffs in the main event of the open category. She achieved her final point for the ultimate goal in shuffleboard — entry into the Shuffleboard Hall of Fame.
After three days of good food, good fellowship and friendly competition, the 124 registrants left with accolades for the Coldwater club. One went so far as to suggest Coldwater be named the Shuffleboard capital of Ontario.
Sent along by Bob Weber with Thanks. 2016 07 23.