Glen Peltier Takes Us Back to “Some of the Great Players”!! Article 5 in Glen’s 2016 Series.

 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”. 

Skip McCoy

Skip McCoy

Bob Pearson

Bob Pearson

Jacques Bergeron

Jacques Bergeron

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

Austin McDonald

Carl Eby

Carl Eby

George Shaver

George Shaver

Dale Williams; "Left us" on 2014 10 03.

Dale Williams; “Left us” on 2014 10 03.

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

Lary Faris

Earl Ball

Earl Ball

Mike Vassalotti

Mike Vassalotti

Grant Boshart

Grant Boshart

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 (Buck) Buchannan

Richard (Buck) Buchannan

Dave Minnich

Dave Minnich

Phil Rebholz (with Shuffler Hat)

Phil Rebholz (with Shuffler Hat)

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. 

Stan Williamson

Stan Williamson

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.

*glen-peltier-fsa-hof      **skip-mccoy-fsa-hof       ***bob-pearson-fsa-hof  ****jacques-bergeron-fsa-hof     lary-faris-fsa-hof     carl-eby-fsa-hof      maurice-baker-fsa-hof  dale-williams-fsa-hof   1-actual-for-grant-boshart-by-earl-ball       mike-vassolotti-fsa-hof   

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2 Responses to Glen Peltier Takes Us Back to “Some of the Great Players”!! Article 5 in Glen’s 2016 Series.

  1. Gus Bondi says:

    I hope you mailed this to Austin McDonalds daughter……he would appreciate it. What is her email address?

    Still playing in Betmar……tough match this morning.

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  2. Gus Bondi says:

    Nice article on guys who I know and they were good and some still playing are real good and tough to beat.

    Sent from my iPad

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