Remarks below are taken from Buck’s supporting remarks for his induction into the FSA Hall of Fame in 2009.
Richard Buchanan – Player
Lake Region – Central District
Richard “Buck” Buchanan grew up and worked in Hermitage, PA. He was a high school athlete and married the Homecoming Queen. He retired and came to Florida to fish, but found he liked shuffleboard and has had an outstanding career. He won his first Florida points in 1992 and reached 200 in just 7 years. He has 17 Florida firsts and was high point man in 1999 with 61. He has 3 Gold medals and 3 Silver and has played in four “Masters”. He was the Florida state amateur champion in 1991 and has won two state championships in the pros. He has won 6 national titles, has 14 national placements and is 10th on the all-time National point list. In international play, he has represented the USA 3 times and was undefeated in 1995 and has won 31 of 33 matches. He served for 2 years as District President, 3 years as National President, and is currently International President. Buck is now a member of four shuffleboard halls of fame: Ohio, National special award and player award, International and now Florida. Buck made points with 33 different players and thanks them all for helping him accomplish this goal.
Hall of Fame Nomination – Richard “Buck” Buchanan
Supporting Remarks for Buck’s Induction into the CD HOF in 2010
Buck Buchanan was well known for his dedication and support of
shuffleboard in all regions of the world where the game is played. In the
FSA Central District, Buck held various administrative positions over many
years. In 1991 he was elected 1st Vice president. After a very short period
Buck moved up to the President’s position when then president, Paul
Prescott took on duties of State President. During his time as President,
Buck introduced the State Amateur masters category for end of season
competition. For a period of 3 years commencing in 1995, Buck was
National Delegate. In 1998, he became the District Tournament Director and
was responsible for scheduling directors for all tournaments. He served in
this role for the next 7 seasons and it was during this time that he introduced
a training program for new directors. The result was that Central District had
and still has more qualified directors than any other District in Florida. In
addition to these latter responsibilities, Buck also served as the State
Delegate from 2000 to 2005 and was always supportive of the views and
wishes of the district membership.
In addition to his contributions to Central District, Buck also served
administratively at the National and international levels. On top of all these
duties, he was also recognized as one of the top pro players in North
Having served with Buck during some of his tenure in the District, it is
an honor and privilege to present Richard “Buck” Buchanan posthumously,
for induction into the FSA Central District Hall of Fame under the Special
Respectfully presented by,
Clarence Wright and Max Tate, FSA Central District, Past Presidents.