Pic is of Glen with Peggy House, wife of the Very 1st President of the CNSA. Glen was the 2nd. (click on any pic to expand) (( * See the end of the article to view the asterisks, that is, as you read..))
Glen Peltier Speaks: During the nineties so many new strong players come along. I was there winning four masters in six years. I am going to reflect on many of the VERY VERY strong players of the “day”.
In the year 1995 I earned 74 points while my closest competitor Skip McCoy** earned 48 points. That was the year that I* went into the Hall of Fame with 500 points. Bob Pearson*** who played for at least 45 years starting when he was police chief in Orlando and played on his time off was still going strong. Jacques Bergeron**** appeared on the scene and was very strong. He played top shuffleboard, adding up big points for many years!! Jacques was my partner for years and was the best player from the South East Coast District.
Austin McDonald, Maurice Baker, and Carl Eby were all tough players. One of the best player to ever play the game was and is George Shaver. His points per games played has to be the best. Dale Williams was a wizard. The older he got, the better he played .
Lary Faris was my idol. He knew the game and played the classic game and always encouraged me to do the same. Bob Douthit was another tough player who left us way to soon. Now along came Earl Ball and Mike Vassalotti!! Boy, I’m glad they didn’t play together. Mike had the best concentration I ever experienced. He and Grant Boshart still hold the single year point record.
Much more about Earl Ball later.
Richard Buchanan deserves to be in the mix. Great player and held many position in shuffleboard. My own personal opinion is Dave Minnich sits atop for so many reasons. He does not clear the board anymore because of a problem. He does everything else so well he makes up for it, plus he served as president of the FSA during very important times,. Phil Rebholtz is and was so good he can carry his partner when he is on. He is the very best double player.
Now for two outstanding players that have changed the game and made it better. They are: Stan Williamson who has been one of the greatest shot maker ever. He is a showman and proves it every time he plays. The best thing about Stan is he may show off, but he knows the game and can play it!! I’m saving Chuck Stansburge for my next article.
Article by Glen Peltier. Pix by Stan. 2016 12 13. HOF write-ups from the FSA HOF.
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