Does Anyone Do More to Promote Shuffleboard??? Could Eric Be Next??

Could Eric Be Our Next Point Leader? Earl Reflects!!


Today I had the opportunity to practise with and play against one of the games future superstars.

Erik Hahmann of the St Pete Club came to Betmar with his girlfriend Kerry Bailey, where my mixed doubles partner, Pauline Murphy, and I, hosted them. We played two games in 3 hours and twenty minutes. Both games were back and forth and very close with both teams having several chances to win; Pauline and I squeaked out both victories but it could have easily gone the other way. Eric is 31 years old, working and going to school. He shoots very well with a deadly kitchen shot that will keep him in every game but what most impressed me was listening to him analyze each situation; he knows what he’s doing.

Oh, by the way do you know what it will take to outscore Glenn Peltier’s record someday. It’ll take someone young that lives in Florida with the right work schedule so they can play the tournaments. I won’t be here to see it and neither will most of you but I would bet on it.
Kerry is also a fine player and was able to stay pretty close to Pauline and I’m sure Pauline is going to be a star; Kerry will be too if shuffleboard becomes a priority in her life.

Earl Ball.  Promoting Shuffleboard!!  2017 08 26

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1 Response to Does Anyone Do More to Promote Shuffleboard??? Could Eric Be Next??

  1. stan bober says:

    Earl, I’m thrilled to see you discovered Erik Hahmann. He will be a superstar for sure. He’s a good as the top players around and at such a young age. He proves this statement as he wins most every tournament he enters. Kerry is still an amateur and has even beat Erik on occasion! I had Kerry for a partner last season in a No 2 Pro tournament at St. Pete. She was terrific and sadly, we lost to the eventual winners. Thanks for a great article on two up and coming shuffleboard stars!


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