The Gentleman in the “Red Jacket”, top right, is Alf Primeau!! Alf was presented his CNSA HOF Jacket at the Thames Horizon Shuffleboard Club on August 4th, 2016. Alf was the Webmaster for TheShuffler.org, a website that predated the formal launch of the joint venture by Alf and Stan, also TheShuffler.org. Alf was looking for someone who enjoyed writing, and Max Tate shared that info. with me. Alf and I met for the first time in a Tournament held in Sebring, FL in early 2002. The REST IS HISTORY!
It was during the 2002 ISA Event in Clearwater, FL that THE SHUFFLER came on the scene ~~ so to speak. I filed a series of daily reports from Clearwater as “Reporter Stan”!!
In 2005 the CNSA had no Hall of Fame. Both Alf and Stan had discussed the need for a Canadian HOF, both recognized the significant cost for a traditional HOF. It was “thinking outside the box” but Alf and Stan did just that!! Alf had the technical smarts; Stan the ability to advance these same ideas to the CNSA Board, and it is to the credit of the 2005 CNSA Board that they accepted the proposal. The Virtual HOF is totally and completely online; it is virtual, it exists in essence but not in fact! It was so well received that the concept is now used by the Central District of the FSA as well as the Home Site of the FSA.
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