2018 FSA Masters Host Chair Sends Along His Perception!!

Bob Robinson Speaks:  The Hawthorne Shuffleboard Club was honored to host the FSA Masters from April 2nd to April 5th, 2018. The group was welcomed to Hawthorne by Chairman Bill Jones, State President Dave Kudro, and Glenn Monroe. A wonderful display of shuffleboard talent was provided by both the Ladies and Men who participated. The fans who came to watch and all of shufflers who helped on the courts and watched from the back rows were able see why we weren’t playing in this year’s Masters. Twelve of Hawthorne’s 24 courts were used during the competition. As always, some of the courts selected seemed to more challenging for players then others. The players who lost matches on those courts were allowed to blame the drift or ridge on the court and everyone would smile.

Glenn Monroe was the tournament director for the Masters and ran a great tournament. He even broke out a new toy to determine the disc closest to the center of the lag line on one particularly close lag. Both of the divisions played most of the matches as non-walking singles with two pushers to return discs and make first and second calls. The weather cooperated on all four days which allowed everything to run smoothly and on time.

Forty nine different volunteers were involved in making the tournament a success for the players. A big thank you was extended to all of them at the Awards luncheon by President Dave Kudro. The club hopes it will have the opportunity to undertake this challenge again in seven years. Betmar will be the host of the Masters in 2019 and will surely put on a great show.

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4 Responses to 2018 FSA Masters Host Chair Sends Along His Perception!!

  1. Joyce Smith says:

    Great job Bob and the Hawthorne Club.


  2. Glen Peltier says:

    I did not get a chance to see the masters but knowing it was in Hawthorne and who was involved in running it, i am sure it done the fsa proud. The players who made it were all top players. It is an honour to play in the fsa masters. Congradulations to everyone of you.Glen Peltier.

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  3. stanistheman says:

    Larry Brown speaks with Glen Peltier in Lakeland, FL where Glen is participating in the FLORIDA SHUFFLEBORRD MASTERS TOURNAMENT. (2007) Larry reports: In my interview with Glen, he told me that one of the all time greats, Ken Worden, played in 10 straight Masters and Bill Folberth played in 17 (nobody knows if those were consecutively). Glen is currently the only Shuffleboard player in Florida with the Green Jacket, signifying having amassed 1,000 pro points. At the end of the 2007 season, Glen has 1,060 points which places him in 3rd position for all time points.
    Peltier’s goal is to be the all time point leader, a milestone which he hopes to accomplish in about 2 years. I asked Glen what the big difference is between when he qualified for his 1st Masters and the present. His answer came quickly and easily: “22 years ago at any given tournament there would be 2 or 3 super players and today there are anywhere from 20 – 25 super players. Each year new Pros are coming on the scene that can beat you at any given time.”
    Congratulations Glen on 22 straight Masters.
    Larry & Ruth Brown 2007 04 04.

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  4. Earl Ball says:

    Congratulations Bob and all of Hawthorne! First class job!


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