Igor Ekert, the President of the Russian Shuffleboard Assn. is expected to be in St Cloud for the 35th ISA World Championship!! Regrettably, he is not expected to have other Russian Shufflers with him. Do not think for a minute it is for lack of trying; lack of enthusiasm; or lack of promotion by IGOR!!!
Many of us were first introduced to Igor during the Sochi European Open of 2011. His unbounded enthusiasm quickly became evident during this most successful event, along with his organizational skills. I suggest to you that you refresh your memory of Igor, and/or build on your knowledge of him and Shuffleboard Russia. To begin go here and click on the links: https://theshuffler.net/2014/01/30/sochi-ix-russian-president-igor-ekert/ Russia was accepted as a Member Nation of the ISA in 2013 becoming our 8th and newest member nation.
President Michael supported Igor by travelling to Sochi and collectively they did their best attract the RIGHT SUPPORT . The next link takes you to a huge number of pix! If you went to Sochi, and if you scroll through them all, you will be able to “find yourself”; you will also see Michael and Igor making their presentations!! HOWEVER; my primary purpose in providing these pix to you IS TO DEMONSTRATE THE HUGE, HUGE effort, the terrific level of activity undertaken by Igor. russian-shuffleboard-federation The language used in the link is of course Russian. I don’t believe you need to translate to GET THE MESSAGE! This Man is working for Shuffleboard.
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