Overwhelmed may be the very best choice of words!!!
The photo above was taken on 2019 05 17 in Adelaide Place, Lindsay, ON. The Red Jackets symbolize the CNSA HOF; each person sporting the jacket enjoys that title, that distinction, that honour!!! From the left we have : Gary and Barb Pipher; Bill Pollock; Max Tate; Myna Bilton; Stan McCormack and in the Black Jacket, standing proudly, we have the serving CNSA President, Jim Corbeil.
The Corbeils and the Tates drove just under 3 hours to get here; the Piphers and the Pollocks just under 2 hours. They drove that far to make a significant presentation to Stan McCormack for his support of Shuffleboard during the past 17 years. Stan now resides in Adelaide Place in Lindsay, ON and Management had agreed to host the Presentation. A find lunch was enjoyed in a private dinning room; the presentation was made in the Lounge. https://www.facebook.com/Adelaide-Place-Retirement-Community-113070388712775/
At 13:00 hrs President Corbeil introduced himself, thanked Adelaide Place for hosting the event, and called Past President Gary Pipher to the podium. As Gary has done so many times in his Shuffleboard career, he demonstrated his outstanding ability to assemble the facts; and to present them both cogently and interestingly!! I am now going to give you Gary’s remarks, word for word. My thanks!!
Stan McCormack CNSA Special Award presentation
Lindsay Ontario May 17 2019
Good afternoon ladies and Gentlemen : My name is Gary Pipher I am from Wasaga Beach , and I have been a good friend of Stan McCormack for many years.
It gives me great pleasure to have this opportunity to say a few words about Stan McCormack at this special recognition award presentation from the Canadian National Shuffleboard Association .
Before I begin, I would like to introduce the Special Shuffleboard Guests here today.
First I would like to introduce my wife Barbara and a good friend of the Mc Cormack’s . Pic on your left.
Next we have Bill and Lorraine Pollock of Wasaga Beach . Lorraine was the CNSA tournament director for many years and husband Bill was chairman of the rules committee.
Next we have Max and Ruth Tate of Tillsonburg . Max is a past president of CNSA and his wife Ruth was secretary.
They have been close friends with Stan and his late wife Lois for many years, and in fact I do believe they first met at a Shuffleboard tournament here in the Lindsay Armories many many years ago.
Next we have Myrna Bilton of Bellwood Ontario
Rendall is the immediate past President of the Ontario Shuffleboard and he and his wife Myrna were the founders of the Fergus Shuffleboard Club.
Myrna is a past president of the Canadian National Shuffleboard and is the current President of the International Shuffleboard Association.
Then we have our current President of the Canadian National Shuffleboard Jim Corbeil of Woodstock and his wife Marlene. Marlene took over the role of Tournament Director after Lorraine Pollock retired.
“Stan is the Man” has contributed more to promote the game of shuffleboard than anyone I can possibly think of over past 20 years.
Stan started his Shuffler web site from what he believed was a necessity to inform people the results of an International Shuffleboard tournament he was attending in Clearwater Florida in 2002.
Along with the help of a man by the name of Alf Primeau , they put together a web site called which they appropriately called “The Shuffler”.
Stan and Alf were a good combination because Alf was no doubt the computer geek at the time , and Stan was the roving reporter so to speak.
Stan always had a camera hanging around his neck , and for many years it was not uncommon for him to be poking a recording device in the face of the person he was interviewing and then have them pose for a photograph to complete his story.
Stan kept that original Shuffler Web site rolling along with Alf as his partner until about 2012 , at which time Stan went on his own and recorded everything on the Shufflers Blog which he looked after until turning it over to a new group of reporters in April of this year.
During the 10 years of working along with Alf and the experience he gained it no doubt lead to the perfection we witnessed in his new shuffleboard blog.
“Yes I mean perfection “.
It was on a very rare occasions that you could ever find an error, be it in the grammar, names of tournament players , their scores or names associated with the photos.
The web site was also very user friendly
( I know, because : if I could follow it , anyone could.)
And of course if you subscribed to the blog you automatically received the latest news and updates be it shuffleboard related or a birthday or an anniversary.
Looking back through the Shuffler archives you will see that Stan’s first article on the Shuffler Blog was about a remarkable lady from this Lindsay area by the name of Peggy House. Peggy, now residing in Orillia, ON, is shown on the left with World Class Shuffler Glen Peltier.
Gary Pipher speaking from the podium, Adelaide Place, Lindsay, ON. 2019 05 17
Stan, this is a wonderful day in shuffleboard, to recognize a man who has given his all to the game. You are world known for your many hours of expertise covering this sport for all to enjoy.
This coverage will be carried on, but by three other dedicated reporters, but you will always be known as stanistheman. Congratulations to you, a long overdue award.
Gary’s words for you were very well reported, we all feel the same way, enjoy your well deserved retirement. Regards from OSA, Carl Rogerson, President./ Maureen Bryan Sec.
Thanks so very much Maureen!!! Very much APPRECIATED. Stan
There really aren’t enough words or awards to express all you’ve done for and met to Shuffleboard. Wish I had been there.
THANKS SO VERY MUCH EARL!!! Jim Corbeil announced that you would like to have been able to fly up. We all hope your neck will be better SOON!! Stan
Well deserved tribute Stan!
Your extraordinary time and contributions in the name of shuffleboard have been amazing! Hope to see you around our friend! ……. Katy & Lyle Walker
Thanks so very much Katy and Lyle!! Just possibly we may meet this summer!!! Stan
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Thank you so much for this email,, the Piphers and Stan are my claim to fame when it comes to shuffling people I know and call friends. They don’t come any better. Sincerely Myrna Houston
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Myrna: Your presence, your positive remarks, were appreciated. Stan
Congratulations, Stan, on this well earned recognition.
Thank You Glenn!! Your co-operation with regard to sending along RESULTS in a timely fashion was always appreciated!!! Stan
This small tribute to Stan was minor in comparison to what he has contributed to shuffleboard.
He has always recognized others with his articles and his unselfish dedication to promoting the sport of shuffleboard.
My wife Barbara and I would like to thank Stan for arranging and I might add “paying for” the lovely dinner at Adelaide Place .
Thank you Stan.
THANK YOU GARY for those gracious and kind remarks. They are greatly appreciated.
So happy to hear that You and Barb enjoyed the food served at Adelaide Place!!!
It was a pleasure to have 4 Past Presidents, and Lorraine and Bill at Adelaide Place.
Congratulations to Stan a very worthy Award. We in AUSTRALIA enjoyed being part of the world shuffleboard scene via Stan’s blog. Stan and Lois have been great friends to all the Aussies who have been involved in ISA tournaments. Marj and Ian
Marj and Ian: Many thanks for your kind remarks. We certainly did enjoy our interaction with the Aussie Players >> especially of course, with You and Marj!!
SHUFFLEBOARD MAKES THESE LASTING INTERACTIONS HAPPEN!!!!