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Here is an example of the Fine Reporting by Barb:
Feb 2, 2005: The place is the Clearwater Shuffleboard Club, located in the
West Coast District. There are 84 Intermediate Shuffleboard Players in
attendance for the first of four clinics being hosted by Glen Peltier.
The beginner players wound up their four clinics on January 26th, and most
of them are attending the second level of instruction along with more
Glen will host a Draw Tournament for the beginners on March 2nd.
Jim Norton (President of the West Coast District) and I went to view this
first class and we were amazed by the numbers of players and their
interest in learning the game. We recognized a few faces that have played
tournaments. When asked why they were attending, their reply was: “I
want to learn more, improve my game, advance in the standings, and above
all, win a few tournaments.” The new players simply wanted to learn, and
learn they will under Glen’s excellent guidance. Glen has the knack to
teach, and always finds a willing ear to listen.
Today the clinic had more advanced tactics to impart, such as getting rid
of bad habits first and foremost
the importance of shooting hides and the perils of Suicide Alley. See 2nd page below. Scroll down. Most of the beginner players may have started at zero but they are demonstrating intense desire to learn. The first lesson was how to hold a cue, then shoot a disk, then follow through. How to score came next, then the Tampa and St. Pete Hides, followed by making and stealing hammers. From the looks of the players they were full of concentration to put their new skills into practice. Glen split up the players into two categories and had them play on different sections. They were raring to go and wasted no time starting their games. If all 84 players join a park league or come out for the District Tournaments then the West Coast will be in good shape for years to come. So many players have moved up to the State Am and Pro Levels this year and it looks like the void they left will be filled quickly. Congratulations to Glen Peltier and the Clearwater Shuffleboard Club. Their time and dedication to this great game of shuffleboard is totally appreciated. Thank you Scottie for giving up you time to bead and clean those courts, considering that 21 courts were used, that’s a lot of work and a lot of discs to handle. Thank you Stan and Alf for asking for ongoing reports. I really enjoy this activity and only wish that I could read something of the happenings in the other districts. Come on folks clue us in!! Keeping others informed can only improve our communications when we are on the courts. If your District has a good idea share it so we can all improve!! Your West Coast Reporter Barb Norton. We too would welcome reports from other Districts within FL, AZ, TX or CAand
Thanks for that Barb.
Stan and Alf 2005 02 02.