Australian Shuffleboard President Ian Reiher has advised that the reconstruction of the Elanora shuffleboard courts has now been completed with the courts being handed over for play on the 18th September, 2016. The courts had been closed for over two months during the reconstruction.
Ian said that the old courts which were set out on an old bitumen tennis court had reached the end of their usable life with continuing cracking affecting the playing surface.
The ten new courts are set out on a reinforced concrete slab with the final coating on each of the courts being sprinkled with 4 kilograms of glass beads which have adhered to the surface.
The reconstruction cost was a little over $A 73,000 being financed with a Grant of $52,000 from the Queensland Government and a gift of $8,000 from the Gold Coast City Council. The balance was met from the Association’s ‘Sinking Fund’ accumulated over the years.
To date the members who have played on the new courts are pleased with the result.
An Official opening of the courts will be held later in the year.
Whilst Australia does not have sufficient courts to offer to host a full ISA tournament an open invitation is extended to any International Shuffleboarders visiting the Gold Coast to come and have a game or two or perhaps a mini tournament with our enthusiastic members on the new courts as well as on the refurbished Coolangatta courts with its beautiful views over the Pacific Ocean.* The members.
Stan Speaks: For those readers who were not in Australia in 2008, we shuffled in two locations. *ONE, high in the sky, on the rooftop overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Pictured above, on the roof top, are the 24 Aussies who participated. The other location was ELANOR.
THE AUSSIES HOSTED A GREAT EVENT!! Stan McCormack. 2016 10 01
Here is a Slide Show From the 27th ISA of 2008, held in Coolangatta AU. Please remember that you CANNOT view slide shows on some units. http://photopeach.com/album/vuxhcm ALSO PLEASE REMEMBER THIS TEAM