Melody and George Potter of Yahk, BC report on a most successful tournament!!

Back row, left to right, Consolation Winners; 3rd place Dale Schatz from Summerland BC 2nd place John Volk from Cranbrook BC. Front row left to right, Championship Winners: 3rd place Jane McWillie from Airdrie Alta. 2nd place Alice Archer from Regina SK 1st place Marilyn Sanders from Cranbrook BC1st place Doug Sanders from Cranbrook BC

Back row, left to right, Consolation Winners; 3rd place Dale Schatz from Summerland BC 2nd place John Volk from Cranbrook BC.    Front row left to right, Championship Winners: 3rd place Jane McWillie from Airdrie AB; 2nd place Alice Archer from Regina SK; 1st place Marilyn Sanders from Cranbrook BC; 1st place Doug Sanders from Cranbrook BC

Melody and George Potter of Yahk, BC report on a most successful tournament!!

George and Melody Potter.

George and Melody Potter.

Melody speaks:  George and I have played shuffleboard for 6 or 7 years and just love the game. We have played in Norway and England on group trips arranged by Beth and Jim Allen. Now we want to introduce summer shuffling to the Kootenays of BC, here in our hometown of Yahk, 77 kms west of Cranbrook.  We had 24 entrants, 4 from Yahk, 8 from Cranbrook 2 from Summerland BC 5 from SK 4 from AB and 1 from Yuma AZ.  (Click on pic of George and Melody)

The Yahk/Kingsgate Community Hall made a perfect venue for our event. Our roll out boards worked well on the hall’s beautiful hardwood floor. And their outdoor kitchen with a large covered patio allowed us to have Monday night’s dinner outside among the beautiful tall evergreens. We served a country style meal…burgers, corn on the cob, salad and home made baked beans, with Arizona lemon pie and wild huckleberry tiramisu for dessert. The Yahk /Kingsgate Recreation Society helped us by offering lunch  for sale at the hall Tuesday and Wednesday. 

Yahk is a very small town, more of a village really. Our tournament brought 3 couples locally to the motel, 2 rv’s dry camped at the hall and the others stayed in Creston, 25 minute drive west of Yahk. 

I had some trouble getting photos to send, but did manage to get this one of the 6 winners…the happiest group of tournament winners that I have ever seen. It was just that kind of event….everyone had a great time!   ALSO NOTE: Also note, both first places were won by husband and wife, good going Mr & Mrs Sanders!

George and I really enjoyed hosting this tournament, with our good friend Dennis Kerr from Cranbrook acting as Tournament Director. Dennis did a great job on the charting for 24 people, no one had a buy. We played down to 6 Consolation and 6 Championship and then they played each other and won the positions by points won in their games.

We are already planning for next year’s tournament, and looking forward to seeing everyone again back in Yahk.

To refresh your memory of the Norway Inaugural, go here: https://theshuffler.net/2013/06/25/n-american-shufflers-arrive-in-norway/  To refresh your memory of England, enter the word Norwich into the small rectangle at the top of the window, top right, AND then hit search.

Report sent along by Melody Potter with THANKS!!

Stan McCormack.  2016 08 22.

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5 Responses to Melody and George Potter of Yahk, BC report on a most successful tournament!!

  1. Maureen Bryan says:

    George and Melody, didn’t have your email, so commenting on how great you did with this tournament. Next year will be even better as word gets out on how much fun you all had, win or lose. Keep up the good work on promoting shuffleboard. Centre Wellington Shuffleboard Club.(Ontario ) Bill and Maureen Bryan.

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  2. Glenna Earle says:

    Hi Melody & George. So pleased to see the great job you did on your tournament. It is plain to see you are wonderful ambassadors of the game and doing a fantastic job of getting participation in your area. Next year will be even better. WELL DONE!!!!

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  3. Myrna Bilton says:

    CONGRATULATIONS George and Melody on hosting a successful tournament.
    Great to hear you have started playing shuffleboard in the summer.
    You both are wonderful ambassadors for shuffleboard and Canada – we know as we have had the pleasure of sharing the Norway and England trips with you.
    Myrna & Rendall

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  4. Bob Lockwood says:

    Yahk worked well ! What a ‘down-home’ atmosphere – wonderful hosts – I’ll be back next tournament.

    Bob Lockwood – Richmound Sask

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  5. Ron Simpson says:

    hey guys would like to enter the Yahk Suffleboard Tournament. Could you please let me know how to register. From Nelson, BC

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