IF YOU ARE READING ON F/B, click: Stan Lois Relocate 2017 10 27 To Explain: ,
As the link indicates, this article is about our move from the Ottawa Valley, Calabogie ON to be specific, TO Bobcaygeon, ON, a relatively small town on the Trent Severn Waterway. I ended the pdf file, the link, with these words: “WE do have 4 Indoor Shuffleboard Courts!!” You don’t think Lois and I would have moved here if the Town Had No Shuffleboard???? (lol) We had our debut at the Courts on Tuesday, Oct 24th. We were welcomed by 20 some senior shufflers, each with a good deal of finesse on the courts!!!
A word about the Bobcaygeon (indoor) Courts: The 4 Courts, pattern built right into the floor,** are shorter than regulation courts; they had to do this because of the size of the room in which they are situated. Their Cues are shorter, again, because of the size of the room. You just cannot shoot properly with the normal cue, because, it hits the wall behind you!! (I know; I tried it!!) I am guessing, but I think the Cues are about 5 ft. Beads are applied at the start, and the discs run reasonably well; one court reminded me of AZ!! **Regular readers may remember my Brockville ON article: https://theshuffler.net/2017/08/03/please-tell-our-readers-something-about-the-facility-in-which-you-shuffle-and-or-the-shufflers/ The courts in Bobcaygeon are not as colourful, but the players have developed a similar pattern of play. The concept of permanent patterns in the floor has a good deal of merit. Beads are cleaned and the space is available for a variety of uses during the rest of the day. I have inserted a pic of courts in Clinton ON, courts no longer used. In Bobcaygeon, all players gather around a table at half time and enjoy a coffee and a snack!! A novel but very enjoyable modification to the “norm”.
I will do yet another article on Bobcaygeon in the future; perhaps exclusively on Shuffleboard, complete with pix!!! Stan McCormack. 2017 10 25.