Brian Fitzpatrick of TX Tells His Story!!

Stan Speaks: We are so glad to have someone from Texas join in our conversation!!  Actually we are not sure Brian lives in TX; only that he winters in the Rio Grande Valley.  Brian’s item of interest is below.  Thank You for sharing Brian.

Good day Stan. I have shuffled since 2008. My winter home is the Rio
Grande Valley in Texas. Over the years I encountered many interesting
stories and experiences. My most memorable was a tournament game
played at San Benito a few years ago. Texas has some great kitchen
players. Perhaps the most legendary kitchen player is Ed Yauchzee .
Despite being one of best kitchen players he is a top notch gentleman.
Anyways this story is short. Ed was playing a very good player and
with one frame left he was down 46 points. When the frame was complete he had his opponent down with 56 points [4 kitchens and two 8 scores].
It was truly a remarkable performance. This is just one story among
many about a great kitchen shuffler.  Brian Fitzpatrick.

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5 Responses to Brian Fitzpatrick of TX Tells His Story!!

  1. stanistheman says:

    Brian Fitzpatrick is a Canadian. Brian lives in High River Alberta. He winters in Texas. Brian is a former M.P. for the riding Prince Albert Saskatchewan
    Brian is an excellent shuffleboard player. and a real gentleman.
    Jim Corbeil.


  2. Earl A Ball says:

    Hi Brian, we’d love to hear some more of those stories. The more detail, the more people like to read the story. Stan will edit if the story gets too long.


    • brian fitzpatrick says:

      I don’t want to mention the opponent. He is an excellent player who is well known. I suspect he got into trouble by thinking his lead was insurmountable . I guess it is a lesson about not assuming too much. I have played some shuffle out west . They seem to think a lead of 20 is pretty safe and a person should be backing off. My answer to these folks is my Ed Yauchzee story. I recall I was in tournament back in 2009 when I was an amateur and I was going good until I encountered Ed. Before the game got going Red Rudolph jokingly mentioned Ed’s kitchen play. At the turn I was down something like minus 80. He literally put everything I played into the kitchen. Based on that experience I developed a different strategy for playing kitchen players.They are tough when they are in their zone.


  3. deborah p stuart says:



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