I have promised Stan I would write several articles, recounting my memories about male players from the past, and the present, that I have played with or against. This is Article number 2 in the 2016-2017 Series.
Players I will identify in this article where some of the all time greats. Charles McGee played doubles with the great Ken Worden and they were a great team. Ken had a temper and Charles wanted to play with Ken so he took it. Charles would clear and Ken would score. Ken could do it all. Click: KEN WORDEN WAS A GREAT SHUFFLER He played in many masters but won none.
Ken (Worden) was always up against Rosaire Biron, Charlie Bone and Hans Strieb; Rosaire was the best hider I have ever seen. BIRON & HOLLOWAY He seldom hit the hide block just missing it time and time again. Many thought of Rosaire as being the best of his time. Charlie Bone was a great single player and a great double player playing with Bob Jones as his long time partner.
Rosaire teamed up mostly with Herb Hollaway. Herb laid down on a bench in Lake Worth beside me, sitting next to him. He said he had eaten bacon and eggs for breakfast and did not feel well. He died right there.
Rosaire had an inner ear problem and left a tournament. He was bared for one year, the following year. I believe it was wrong. I won that masters with 10 wins and 5 loses.
Back to Hans Strieb. ZZ The Great Hans Streib Hans held the record for wins in the Masters, I believe, until Chuck Stansburge won more and set a new record.
Ken Worden taught a new player and played with him often. That new player was Paul Prescott. (paul-prescott) Ken and Paul were Spot Shooters; Paul continues to be a Spot Shooter to this day. That era had another great player; Frank Berger (frank-berger) from Ft. Pierce. He played most of his doubles with Garden Dodge from Bradenton.
Much more in another week. Glen Peltier. 2016 12 05.