We Tell You Just A Little About Jacques Bergeron.

Jacques Bergeron

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!!

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3 Responses to We Tell You Just A Little About Jacques Bergeron.

  1. Earl Ball says:

    Jac was an incredible player and person, a super star when I started!
    He walked right up to me with a big smile on his face, as he did with others, stuck out his hand and said I’m Jac Bergeron, what’s your name? Wow a super star and he treated me like I counted! Some time later he asked me to play a tournament at Bradenton; yes can you believe it. I was so nervous that I did not score a point in the 1st game, not one point and we won against a good team. After the game, Jac came down the alley and I thought he was going to let me have it, they did that in those days. All he said was you’ll be OK now. We won every game in the tournament. Jac was and is one of my heroes!

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  2. Helen Biaggi says:

    A Superstar on the courts and in every respect a Gentleman.

    Liked by 1 person

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