A “Nice Read” as the Year Comes to an End!! “A Shuffler With Heart”!! 2016 12 30

IMG_0292 Larry and StanGus and Stan  200 2IMG_0290 Sharon Upson & Stan W.

I wrote the article below in 2006. I enjoy “looking back 10 years.!!  Pic of Gus and Stan added in March of 2016, the day Gus, with the ASSISTANCE of Stan, earned his 200th Point.  Gus will be inducted into the FSA Hall of Fame on January 16th, 2017!!

Stan is more than a good shuffler; he is a shuffler who reaches out to other shufflers, male and female.   That is Stan with partner Sharon Upson and Stan with Larry Brown after one or the other had told one of their “Stories”!!! And the 3rd pic is Stan, once again assisting ANOTHER fellow Shuffler, Gus Bondi, achieve a primary and substantive GOAL for Gus!!   Stan McCormack writing on 2016 12 30.

Stan had been interviewed by the Stamford Newspaper with regard to his “Perfect Record” in the 25th ISA at Lakeside, OH.   It was that interview that prompted this article.

THE SHUFFLER thanks the Mountain Eagle Newspaper of Stamford for the ideas expressed in this article on “Shuffleboard’s Tiger”!!  The newspaper reports that “Stan’s mere presence at a match intimidates the other competitors,” but for Stan, “Shuffleboard is all about the great people you meet on the Courts”!!  By now you will have realized that we are talking about Stan Williamson of the Northern District of Florida.  The article centres on Stan’s feat of a Perfect No Loss record achieved by him at the 25th International Meet at Lakeside, Ohio this past August.  Stan goes on to explain how competitors often become friends for life; the type of person who will drop over to see how you are making out in a match >> or just call you up at your residence.

Stan began shuffling in 1988 and has been on the circuit ever since.  The article quotes fellow shuffler Earl Ball referring to Stan as one of the games premier shot makers and play maker, adding that although Stan is a formidable opponent, he usually wins over his competition with his personality >> while beating them.  In 16 years, Stan has won 13 or 14 Masters Titles in the Northern District.  Twice he has tied for the Master’s title in the state of FL!! Also in the article Stan points out that he needs 40 points to gain entrance into the FSA Hall of Fame >> and goes on to point out that he will be working hard toward that achievement.

I have selected only portions of the newspaper article which I believe will be of interest to Shufflers. THE SHUFFLER would like to compliment Stan for ensuring local coverage in the media >> each of us should do a similar thing at every reasonable opportunity.  Stan (McCormack) of THE SHUFFLER.  2006 10 18.

Here too is an interesting article: https://theshuffler.net/2015/04/03/we-give-you-the-co-winners-of-the-fsa-masters-mens-event-in-2005-they-were-mel-erb-and-stan-Williamson/

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1 Response to A “Nice Read” as the Year Comes to an End!! “A Shuffler With Heart”!! 2016 12 30

  1. Steve Barnett says:

    Great article about Stan who I have had the pleasure of being beat up on by him a few times. He certainly does help out other shufflers in need of points. He is a hoot to play against and I always look forward to a match with him as I know we will have some laughs whether winning or losing.
    Respectfully, Steve Barnett


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