If You Agree With the Sentiment Expressed Below, please inform an Executive Board Member of the FSA!!

FSA_Logo[1]At a Pro Draw Doubles Central  District Tournament I watched a game that I would call nothing short of bullying. Everything was going fine until one of the players missed a shot, His Partner shook his head and grumbled loud enough for every-one to hear and complained to his opponent about his partner, again, loud enough for all to hear, through-out the rest of the match.
Is the game important enough that you need to be-little your partner who did not play as well as you expected?
We get penalized for stepping over the back line when shooting, shooting too hard, stepping off the court. Let us add bullying!!!
Without fail we hear at the invocation before each Tournament, that we are here for a “friendly” game and to enjoy each other’s company, yet this bullying continues.
We need ethics rules, since some players  do not understand simple courtesy.
Doesn’t the player realize that the person at the other end of the court is his/her “Partner” and that it would be better to encourage instead of criticize him/her?

Would you please post this for me?  Harold COMEAU,  Sebring Rec Club  2017 01 18  (To obtain the e-mail address of the 4 Executive Officers, go here: http://www.fsa-shuffleboard.org/fsaboard/fsa%20officers.pdf

Posted by Stan McCormack.  2017 01 18.

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3 Responses to If You Agree With the Sentiment Expressed Below, please inform an Executive Board Member of the FSA!!

  1. Peggi Mackenzie-Young says:

    We all go out to try our best. In every game there has to be a winner and loser. When you have a partner you encourage them and know that if it is not give and go then play only singles. I tell any ” competitive ” partner that with me they have to ” play nice” and to date I have no negative experiences. I have also been encouraged by the most wonderful shufffle board players at Clearwater. Peggi Mackenzie-Young

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  2. John Mickle says:

    Could not agree more! Civility definitely belongs in this great game of ours. In the grand scheme of things who really cares if you win or lose. It is how you play the game that counts!

    John Mickle – South West District

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  3. Pat Batdorff says:

    As far as what John Mickle wrote, ditto! If these bullies only realize they are the ones that look bad, not the player that has made a few mistakes. Speaking of mistakes, I am sure these bullies have made their share of mistakes. It is awful how adults can act so poorly when playing a “game”.

    Pat Batdorff – SWC

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