JOE BUSSERT MEMORIAL TOURNAMENT
All Amateur Draw Doubles > AND
Pro Only Draw Doubles. Both Begin 2014 12 04.
THE WINTER HAVEN CLUB IS HOSTING THIS TOURNAMENT IN MEMORY OF FORMER WINTER HAVEN MEMBER AND THE VERY FIRST MALE REINY SCHLEIER TOURNAMENT WINNER, JOE BUSSERT. ((Ref the pic on the right; that is Joe, front row, on extreme left, sitting.))
THE BUSSERT FAMILY HAS MADE A SIGNIFICANT DONATION IN SUPPORT OF THE EVENT! FAMILY WILL BE PRESENT FOR A SHORT SERVICE AT 11:00.
Pic above by Stan McCormack taken on 2011 11 17, just 4 months shy of Joe’s 90th Birthday. On December 4th be sure and pay a visit to the Central District Hall of Fame where this pic was taken. Quite possibly the Reiny Trophy will be on display in the main auditorium > perhaps on the stage. IF NOT, you will find It in the HOF adjacent the main auditorium. Joe was a man who was “quietly proud” of his accomplishment, a man who was willing to share his experience in the best interest of SHUFFLEBORD.
Click here to read the names of all Reiny Winners!! https://theshuffler.net/2013/03/10/joe-bussert-1st-winner-of-the-reiny-masters-in-the-cd-of-the-fsa/
Stan McCormack. 2014 12 02.
JOE BUSSERT 1st MALE REINY MASTERS CHAMPION!!
KEEPING THE MEMORIES ALIVE BY SR McCormack.
Joe Bussert 1st Reiny Masters
The Reiny Schleier District Masters is associated with enthusiasm, excitement and memories!! This is due in large part because the competitors are in relative terms, newcomers to Shuffleboard. They have heard a great deal about the Pro Masters, and now they too are Competing in The Masters!!
The man in the photo above is Joe Bussert, the very first Reiny Schleier Central District Men’s Masters Champion!! He captured that title in 1981. I took this photo on 2011 11 17, just 4 months shy of his 90th birthday.
Although Joe does not remember meeting Schleier, he does recall the many good times associated with the win. He remembers that on the day in question, he won 19 of his 21 games!!
He told me that he “always had to look up to the players”, and then went on to add that was “because he was so short”! He told me that the very first female winner was Connie Tetu, and she too was very short!!
When asked how/if shuffleboard had changed in the 32 years since his win; he replied that “we used to have more people; we used to have better courts; courts with less drift!!
Stan McCormack. 2011 11 17 (Pic by Stan)
FOR GOODNESS SAKE, DO GO INTO OUR HOF AT WINTERHAVEN!!!