We are now going to give you an example of Earl’s HUMILITY!!
That’s Right!! His HUMILITY!!!
This story begins in 2008 in Canada!!
Is There Anyone Who Has Not Beat Earl??
When Earl Ball arrived in Woodstock, Ontario in 2008, he was taken by surprise when greeted by Bill Pollock with a Sticker on his forehead, which read: “I BEAT EARL” Bill explained his concept to Earl, and Earl’s response was: “Get Her Done”. “I Hope You Did Not Spend A Lot of Money on Stickers!!”
If you know of anyone who has done more to promote shuffleboard than “this guy”, I would be pleased to hear from you!!
Our International audience may not know that Earl shuffles out of Central Florida where he lives year round and plays out of The Zephyrhills Shuffleboard Club, AND, the Betmar Shuffleboard Club where he lives. Both are in central Florida. The pic at the left, is of Earl arriving in Canada in 2008 to compete at Woodstock, ON. Earl was greeted by Bill Pollock, c/w “Sticker” on his forehead. (Click on the pic below to see the sticker!)
Several years ago Bill Pollock, also of Central Florida, was taken by Earl’s unusual style of play, coupled occasionally with an equally unusual style of dress, and finally by his string of wins within our District.
Bill came to the conclusion that Shuffleboard could benefit if we exploited the aura that had developed regarding “Earl The Pearl”. Bill came up with the idea of having stickers made which read “I BEAT EARL” >> the idea being that each time Earl was beaten, we would celebrate in the best of good will.