Glen and Jacques Do Well In Nevada!!! Las Vegas, Nevada!!
Glen Speaks: The 6th ISA, International Tournament, took place in Las Vegas in 1986. The tournament I am now going to speak about was a Big-Money Tournament and it took place at about the same time.
The money for the Big-Money event was put up by a man named Tony Tattro who sold insurance and was affiliated with the FSA. He had sponsored various FSA tournaments for about two years. Tony put up thousands in prize money in the Vegas Singles and Doubles. I drove to Las Vegas and arrived five days early. I was told the first day that the courts on which the tournament was to be played, were covered with a foot of Sand and would not be ready. The courts were a mess. I called Sam Allen and he “overnighted” gallons of Nella Seal. Four of us shoveled sand till dark. The next day we swept and washed the courts. Sam,s Nella seal had arrived just in time!! We nella sealed the courts and played on them the next day. My arms were so tired I planned on missing the Singles and playing the Doubles with my partner Jacque Bergeron. I did play and surprisingly won the first two games and had to play Jacque in the quarters. We both felt bad about it and I got lucky and won. Charley Griffen beat me in the finals. I got second and won $400.00. IN MEMORY OF Charlie Griffin
The next day Jacque and I played well, winning all three matches and came in first. $1000.00 thanks to Tony Tattro. I met many new people and had pure fun. The hit of the whole affair was Sam Allen. He was the master of ceremonies and was he ever great. He had made crazy cues for certain people and practically gave away his whole store. Marcia was with him and she had the time of her life.
P.S. When I was president of the FSA Tony came back and wanted to be affiliated again with the FSA. He was starting a home delivery service with groceries for the elderly. The board voted him down. I think he was ahead of his time.