We Tell You Just A Little About Jonathan Schnapp

I share this message (below) with you. It is from the “Royal Palms Crew”, authored by Jonathan Schnapp.  Loyal readers will know that Jonathan and Ashley both participated in the 33rd ISA in Midland, ON. Loyal readers will also know that Jonathan and Ashley operate the Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club in Gowanus (Brooklyn) New York.   Finally Loyal readers will agree that Jonathan and Ashley have done a Great Deal to Promote Shuffleboard!!

Dear Shuffleboard Enthusiasts,

The Last 6 months have been truly spectacular.

In the Winter of 2011, when we first came up with the idea to build a shuffleboard club in Brooklyn we never could have foreseen the giant outpouring of support that would grow around what would soon become the Royal Palms.

Thank you for everything you’ve done to make our little club in Gowanus such a special place.

We’ve been a little lax in sending email updates to this list but intend to step up our communication skills in the coming months.

With that in mind, we want to start off this email relationship with something special… an opportunity to be a part of the very heart of our club-The Royal Palms Shuffleboard League.

League Invites have generally been localized to a small portion of our list but for this upcoming season we really want to let everyone have an opportunity to join in the fun.

For the last 6 months, 120 teams have competed for bikes, trophies, glory and fun.

The winners of these leagues came to compete with us in the ISA Shuffleboard World Championships this summer and managed to win a few matches and represent our club splendidly. (way to go Amber and Phil!)

First off there’s DEFINITELY no experience necessary-even we hadn’t played in about 30 years until recently. most people are coming from a similar place…we’re all starting at more or less the same (very basic) level.

Teams will consist of at least 6 players of which 4 will play on any given night so not everyone will have to show up every week-we’ll be pretty lax with alternate players but we will need 4 players here for each night of match play.

We have 7pm, 8pm and 9pm slots on Monday and Tuesday nights. The Season will begin on September 8 and wrap up with our championship playoff on November 16.

League fee’s are $500/team and include all court time, equipment, etc. and can be paid through paypal.

And as an extra bonus we’ve added something special for league members this season: a WHOPPING 50% OFF COURT TIME ALL SEASON LONG and FREE COURT TIME ALL SEASON LONG on SUNDAYS.

What better way to get your game into championship form than with some steep discounts on court time.

It’s a really fun community…we’ll have different food trucks each week, work in some live music and entertainment, theme nights, drink specials, prizes, etc. it should be really fun-

If you’re interested and new to the league, just let us know and we’ll find some time to get your team a little lesson, go over rules of play, scoring, technique, etc

All slots will be filled on a first come first served basis, so if you’d like to sign up get on it quickly…

Just send us a note with your team name and top 3 time slots and we’ll get you registered ASAP.

With love and gratitude,

The Royal Palms Crew

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5 Responses to We Tell You Just A Little About Jonathan Schnapp

  1. Michael Zellner says:

    In 2011 while ISA President I travelled to Brooklyn NY to see for myself all this talk about a young man named Jonathan and his female partner named Ashley starting a new Shuffleboard club in an old abandoned warehouse up there. I met them both and was immediately impressed to see these young entrepreneurs with all this energy to contribute to our sport. As the youngest ISA President in its history I was determined to bring in new younger players to build up the dwindling senior field of competitors and closing clubs. These two immediately struck a cord with me and my vision.. I then was invited and present as their special guest on their clubs opening day. So proud of what I was seeing I presented a special invitation to Jonathan and Ashley to participate on our United Nations Team at the upcoming 33rd ISA World Championship in Midland,Ontario, Canada and they graciously accepted. They rallied their UN teams to be quite competitive with that added energy only youth could bring. From that day our National and International competitors have admired and accepted them both with open arms and as expected new clubs of younger competitors began opening in the US and abroad and numbers in clubs have been on a steady rise since their arrival on our scene.

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  2. stanistheman says:



    • Michael Zellner says:

      I’m so proud of you for preserving the stories of our honorable past as well as highlighting our present through your enlightening trips down memory lane.


      • stanistheman says:

        OMG Michael; Be careful; You risk making my head swell!!!!!! Having said that, I will graciously accept the compliment. Many Thanks. YOU TOO WERE DOING SOME GREAT WORK.


        • Michael Zellner says:

          Thank you sir. I really enjoyed my time at the helm of the ISA almost as much as starting and presiding over my Brazilian National Shuffleboard Team. During my terms, I preached that terms in the National and International arena should be limited as the USA and Canada have traditionally done to allow new leaders bearing fresh ideas and energy to emerge. In Brazil, for example, there have been 3 Presidents with the youngest now being in his 20’s. I felt some friction for presenting this idea and also for my attempts to bring the ISA into the professional sports arena. National Sports Associations showed great interest in Shuffleboard at Conventions I attended and made presentations. Better yet I was gathering financial sponsorship for us just like I got for TAFISA. You remember how much fun TAFISA was for us all. I clearly remember Lois having the ear of the World President for a spell. (smile) Apparently this direction was a bit to advanced for my then ISA board and they even voted against my professional sports direction so I knew I had accomplished all that I could so it was time to turn over the reigns.

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