Hall of Fame wife earns shuffleboard bragging rights!! We Give You The Guerrinis of the West Coast District of the FSA

The Guerrinis, Bob and Arlene

The Guerrinis, Bob and Arlene

100 C. Frank Niziolek (2)Frank Niziolek Speaks: This was aired this evening on WTSP channel 10 evening news. My good friends, and frequent partners Arlene and Bob Guerrini  were featured at the Pinellas Park Senior Center today. The Pinellas Park Senior Center in the West Coast District of the FSA has Sixteen courts and most are filled  Mon, Wed, and Fri mornings in season.

In the summer up to ten courts are used. They also hold State and WCD tournaments and summer evening shuffling. We are very grateful to the Pinellas Park Recreation Dept. for their support of shuffleboard in Pinellas County and especially Recreation Department Director Keith Sabiel and Senior Center shuffleboard coordinator Linda Keen, who is featured  in the video.

Best Regards,
Frank N

Stan McCormack speaks: I want to thank Frank for the article.  I am unable to get the video to play by clicking on the link below.  (I suggest you try.)  Please also see the narrative below the link.

http://www.wtsp.com/news/local/hall-of-fame-wife-earns-shuffleboard-bragging-rights/395456709 

Losing to your wife can be tough sometimes.

That’s why Bob Guerrini never plays Arlene in shuffleboard.

“My wife. No question,” he said at the Pinellas Park Senior Center Wednesday morning when asked who was a better shuffler. “Maybe she’s trying to make me look good.”

Nobody looks good across the court from Arlene. She and her husband have been playing regularly, sometimes six days per week, for 14 years.

They both turned pro a year after taking up the sport. Arlene earned Hall of Fame honors a few years later.

Although, you’d never know it.

“Those two people are the most humble people and Arlene is so good,” said Linda Keen, who runs the shuffleboard program at the Pinellas Park Senior Center. “But, she doesn’t like to say, ‘Yeah, I’d beat you!’”

She lets others brag for her.

“She’s one of the best in Florida,” said fellow player, Clair. “She has bragging rights.”

Even over her husband.

“He’s very good as well but he’s probably not as good as his wife,” chuckled Leo Blumhagen.

“He’s very proud,” Arlene said.

The couple travels the state to play in tournaments. They have been married for over 60 years.

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6 Responses to Hall of Fame wife earns shuffleboard bragging rights!! We Give You The Guerrinis of the West Coast District of the FSA

  1. Sandi Quinn says:

    A lovely couple whom we are blessed and proud to call our dear friends. Congratulations Friends for this much deserved recognition!

  2. kenny quinn says:

    Also a Hall of fame neighbor

  3. So happy you both got this special recognition. Wonderful players and friends.

  4. Louis Resler says:

    Congraduations to you both. From Louie and Bev Resler
    Good to see you two in the photo.

  5. stan bober says:

    Two of the nicest couple’s you could ever hope to meet and be friends with. Without a doubt, Arlene is a terrific shuffler but don’t underestimate Bob, he’s been on a winning streak this year and
    Arlene has her hands full if she has to play against Bob.

  6. Gail Howell says:

    Arlene, you and Bob are two of the nicest, and best, shufflers that I know. I also know how proud you are of each other. Congratulations on the honor.

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