Review of Earlier Competent FSA Players.

Stan Speaks: Unfortunately I do not know the source of this information. I have the Folder in my Glen Peltier Files >> BUT as I wanted to be more specific for you, I attempted to contact Glen.  He is not responding to my e-mail > to-day, 2020 04 21.

GLEN PELTIER – WEST COAST DISTRICT PLAYERS
GLEN PELTIER became an Instant Pro on October 31, 1984, at the Bradenton Shuffleboard Club. Hall of Fame candidates must have accumulated at least 200 points; Glen easily surpassed that requirement by amassing an amazing total of 500 points at the time of his induction on February 20, 1995, at Lake Worth. He ended the 1994-95 season with 72 points (70 in Main events and 2 in Consolation), easily leading the Gold Medal winners as a very popular champion. Thus, he will begin the 1995-96 playing season with a total of 521 lifetime points! Glen played his first Masters tournament in 1986 and has continued playing in the F.S.A.’s most prestigious event every year since that time. He has won the Masters four times — his most recent win in the 1995 Masters. He is rarely seen without a smile on his face and is considered by many players as Shuffleboard’s Ambassador of Good Sportsmanship. During Glen’s Pro career, he has missed only one state tournament, and he also plays in most West Coast District tournaments. When he isn’t playing the sport he loves, he teaches individuals and groups, or is involved in projects related to the game. An ultimate champion, Glen eagerly shares his wealth of knowledge with players who are anxious to improve their game. He says that shuffleboard has given him so much happiness that he feels a great debt of gratitude and will do anything he can for the sport he loves.

FRANK BERGER
Frank started his shuffleboard career in the early 70’s in the Southeast Coast District. He quickly established himself as an opponent to be reckoned with on the courts. In 1973 he won a third-place at Ft. Myers to become an Instant Pro. In his fifteen years as a Pro player, Frank has been on the Roll of Champions every single year! He has been a Masters player three times and has placed a total of 57 times in tournaments through the 1987-88 season, with a total of 17 first-place finishes. One of his most rewarding victories was first place in the ‘88 Masters at Ft. Pierce, his present home club. Frank won first place in the State Pro Singles for two consecutive years, 1988 and 1989. Living on the east coast entailed endless miles of driving to and from tournaments and often leaving home at 4 a.m. to attend was not uncommon. Fog, rain, and traffic were frequent deterrents, but his desire and dedication to the game was paramount. Frank maintains that he has been the pleased recipient of years of enjoyment and satisfaction playing and competing in tournaments, with the rewards far exceeding the many hardships. Exclusive of the 1988-89 season, Frank had a total of 233 points when nominated and he has added to that total since.
JANE O’LOUGHLIN
Jane continues to be one of the dominating players on the Ladies’ Pro circuit. Up to the present time she has amassed the amazing total of 413 points! Jane has won just about every major tournament and/or champion¬ship, including the F.SA. Masters, with her latest achievement being 1st Place in the 1990 Masters, held at Lake Worth. Friendliness and congeniality are Jane’s trademark, and she always has a “story” to relate to cheer her many, many friends. Jane has the youth to be in contention for a long time to come, and has the potential of being one of the greatest lady shufflers of all time. There is very little doubt but that Jane ‘belongs” in our shuffleboard Hall of Fame!

TYLER & KAY MacMASTER
TYLER and KAY MacMASTER are our 5th “couple” recipients of the F.S.A. Special Award. Both have been remarkably active in shuffleboard on the County, District, and State levels. Tyler has served as both District and State Tournament Director, as State Delegate, and has chaired numerous committees. Kay has served as District Secretary-Treasurer several times and has been an able assistant to Tyler in most of his shuffleboard endeavors. Most noteworthy is the MacMasters’ five-year sponsorship of our F.S.A. Masters Tournament, being responsible for having it played in the five districts besides the West Coast for the first time ever. They also sponsored the Roll of Champions medals for the past six years. Worthy “Special Award” recipients, Tyler claims they have “retired.” We doubt it but wish them both well and congratulations in any event!

ROSAIRE BIRON
West Coast District – St. Petersburg Club
Rosaire Biron began shuffling in 1978 at Daytona Beach and became an instant pro at the Yuletide Singles at St. Petersburg in the 1980-81 season. He has accumulated 475 points in the eleven years as a pro (he did not play the 1990-91 season) and is actively pursuing more. He was eligible for the Masters in all eleven years, won four 1st and three 2nds. He has won twelve 1st place singles, of which three were National Opens and three F.S.A. Opens, plus 28 Doubles 1st places. Devoted to promoting the game, Rosaire served as St. Petersburg Club Vice President, in which capacity he spent many weeks marking and numbering almost 100 sets of discs and improving them for tourna¬ment and fun play. His decisions on the Board were always in accord with the interests of shuffleboard players. Rosaire is considered a welcome addition to the grow¬ing number of players and executives who comprise the Florida State Hall of Fame.

RUSS DeHART – PLAYERS – SOUTHWEST COAST DISTRICT
RUSS DeHART moved to Florida in 1980 and began playing shuffleboard a year later. From the onset, Russ appeared to have a “Natural Ability” and he moved easily to State Amateur status and then Pro in 1983. Plagued with vertigo, severe back problems, and other health concerns, his participation in tournaments was restricted for a few years. However, he easily qualified for his first Masters in 1988. Sub¬sequently, he played in the 1989, 1990, 1991 and 1992 Masters tournaments; and he earned 218 points before heving to retire from active play.
During Russ’ brief tenure as an active player, he played a few of the summer Ohio tournaments. He placed in six National singles and doubles at Lakeside before his back pain became too severe to continue. Russ believes he was extremely fortunate because of the excellent partners he played with in Ohio and Florida. He is sorely missed by those partners, who consider themselves lucky to have played with him. Russ and his wife, Betty, were part of the special camaraderie that evolves among tournament players who follow the circuit. Those close relationships are missed by them … and by all who enjoyed their companionship.
GRACE is the word that best describes Russ. Always gracious in his dealings with others, on and off the courts, he may also have been one of shuffleboard’s most graceful players. His smooth approach, delivery, and follow-through were a study in elegance.
CONGRATULATIONS, Russo You are an outstanding representative of the F.S.A. Hall of Fame.

ELEANOR BROUGHAL NORTHERN DISTRICT
ELEANOR BROUGHAL maintains a special style on or off the shuffleboard courts and is held in high esteem by the Orange City Shuffle¬board Club of the Northern District and to all shufflers as well. Eleanor presents herself in a unique way and remains poised in a cool, calm and collected manner. Her losses, as her records indicate, are few. A constant “in self-control dignity” best describes her. She began shuffling in the 1982-83 season, winning three and a half points to State Amateur, No stopping this outstanding lady of deter¬mination in refinement! In 1983-84 she gathered 4 points to the status of Pro with successful ease. In 1985-86 she earned 25 points, and in 1986-87 she earned 24 points. She captured 45 points in 1987-88, and held the title with most points won for the Ladies in one sea¬son. However, in each year that followed, her shuffleboard accuracy racked up 151 points to a 245-point total, and these points were earned within eight years. The record shows Eleanor played in the Masters for SEVEN years, took first place TWICE, and won the Florida State Singles THREE times! There is this to add to Eleanor’s record of wins — she held position as one of the Top Ten players for EIGHT consecutive years. She is a “sharp ‘n accurate” shuffler who, on or off the courts, promotes shuffling through encouraging words and a smile. We all are overwhelmed at her record, which stands for itself.
CONGRATULATIONS, Eleanor! This honor of being elected to the Florida Shuffleboard Association Hall of Fame you have well deserved. Thanks, and Great Shuffling!

HERB HOLLOWAY
Herb is another welcome addition to our roster of Hall of Fame players. His point total to date is an impressive 264 points on the all-time point list. In addition to a spectacular playing record, Herb has contributed greatly to our sport by his involvement. He often provides our opening ceremony invocation and on numerous occasions has honored us by singing our National Anthem to the accompaniment of his guitar. Herb has been a Masters participant several times, tying for 1st Place in 1989 at Braden¬ton. Herb has been a credit to our sport, has always exhibited good sportsmanship and everyone will agree that he is most certainly a worthy opponent to face on the courts. Ill health forced him to withdraw from the 1990 Masters at Lake Worth at the start of the 7th round. We all wish him a rapid, complete recovery!

KEN WORDEN Lakeland Shuffleboard Club — Central District. Ken starting playing in the Amateur Division and moved up rather fast after a few Amateur wins. His first placement as a Pro was 4th place in the Nationals in 1973. In his 3rd season as a Pro he received enough points to play in the Masters in 1973. In 12 years as a Pro, Ken has played in the Masters eight times. 64 placements were made in these years of play, with a total of 24 first placements. These records are through the 1984 season. Ken also served his District as a Vice President to the Florida Shuffleboard Association and is now their President. Sportsmanship is always part of shuffleboard and we can truly say that Ken rates high in this category. Always a good word to his fellow players, referees, and score keepers, he never leaves a tournament without thanking the Tournament Director. We are proud to have you, Ken, as a member of the Florida Shuffleboard Hall of Fame.

 

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