Shufflers compete at annual Memorial Team tourney Competitors from across western Canada and the U.S. come to Innisfail for fourther annual event

Shufflers take a break during tourney play Tuesday (Aug. 15) at the Arena. About 120 players across western Canada and the U.S. are competing in the event.

INNISFAIL – Shufflers are ready and roaring to go as the Alberta Canadian Shuffleboard Association’s 4th Annual Memorial Team Tournament gets underway.
Twelve teams, with players from across western Canada and the United States.  But according to Jack Sell, President of the Alberta Canadian Shuffleboard Association, the tournament almost didn’t happen.
The rink at the Innisfail Curling Club has been their home since 2002. After the rink roof collapsed this year, Sell thought they may have to cancel the event, but the town gave them space to host the tournament at the Arena next door.
“The town gave us the facility for nothing,” he said.
It’s the only team tournament in western Canada, according to Sell. And with a minimum of eight players per team, about 120 shufflers are in town bidding for the title.
Brian Scott, tournament director, said with competitors ranging from 60-years- old to over 90, the Arena is loud and play is rowdy, especially during the lag, where the teams throw to win the coveted yellow disc – the last disc thrown in a frame.

To view the Pix of the Winning Teams, go here:



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