Shuffleboard Citizen of Merit!!
Jacques began shuffling 14 years ago–spending 2 years as an Amateur and as soon as he turned “Pro”, he joined the Florida State Pro Circuit. For the few who may not be aware, there are more professional shuffleboard players in Florida than any other professional sport~~and accordingly “joining the pro circuit” demands a true commitment for the serious shuffler. Jacques gives credit to his early doubles partner~~Rosaire Biron for “a good start”! During his career to date, in State Tournaments, Jacques finished 1st three times and 2nd four times. He won the “Annual FL State Doubles (red line event) 3 consecutive years, each year with a different partner! In 1999-2000, Jacques won both Florida State Doubles and Singles. In 2001 he won the US Nationals at Lakeside OH, both singles and doubles. As an aside, I watched the final match at Lakeside for the US National Singles Championship~~2001. It was played in the evening with no other matches going on~~a large crowd in attendance and all eyes and ears glued to the action. Without a doubt it was the very best match that I have ever watched and it literally went “to the wire”!! In the 1993-94 season, Jacques earned 75 points!! Two of his partners that season were Rosaire Biron in St. Petes and Rita Cronkhite in Clearwater. Jacques was inducted into the Florida State Hall of Fame in 2002.
THE SHUFFLER salutes a distinguished career and a distinguished individual!!