The National Senior Games were held a couple of weeks ago in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Stu Cassell and others from the St. Louis Shuffleboard Club made the trip. The St. Louis Club is relatively new in relation to other clubs across the country. Their enthusiasm and success are great for the game and should be admired. The report and pictures from Stu are below. Great job, everyone!
Additionally, Debbie and Darryl Stuart of North Carolina won gold in the 70-74 year old open doubles event. Debbie and Darryl have competed in a few ISA events, and will play in Austria this year. They’re big proponents of the sport. Congrats!
“Our journey to Nationals began in 2018 at the Indiana State Games in Evansville. A group from the St. Louis Shuffleboard Club competed there in order to qualify for the 2019 National Senior Games. We went to Evansville, thinking if we didn’t qualify there, we’d still have a chance at the Missouri State Games. As it turned out, everyone qualified at the Indiana State Senior Games.
13 of us traveled by car, RV, and plane to Albuquerque, New Mexico over a two week period. Our members competed as singles and doubles in age categories that ranged from 55 to 79.
We came home with a Singles and Doubles medal and ribbon total as follows:
5 Gold, 5 Silver, 2 Bronze, 1 Fourth Place Ribbon, 1 Sixth Place Ribbon, 1 Seventh Place Ribbon, and 2 Eight Place Ribbons.
Considering we only play 1-2 times a week, I think we did pretty good.”