SHUFFLEBOARD CITIZEN OF MERIT
Competitive sport has been a part of Marjorie’s life! She has competed in ice hockey, curling, bowling, softball and fastball. Her team, the “Florence Chicks”, captured the Ontario championship in 1958 with Marjorie as a windmill pitcher and short stop. Her contribution to the ball team has resulted in her induction into the local “Baseball Hall of Fame”–Dresden, ON. In January,2003, at the Banquet of the Florida Shuffleboard Assn., Marjorie was made a member of the coveted “FSA Hall of Fame”!!
In February,1992 Marjorie earned “instant pro” status; in January of 2002 she captured the State Singles closed division title and then proceeded to win the State Doubles title in February–with Marilyn Neal as her partner!
Marjorie’s 200th point came in Hollywood in Feb of 2002 when she won a doubles tournament with Nancy Young. Marjorie is a past president of the Park City Shuffleboard Club,FL. She also makes a significant contribution to shuffling both in and for Canada. Marjorie is a past president of her home Club,Thames Horizon of Chatham, ON. She has been a member of the Canadian Women’s Team representing Canada at the ISA (International Shuffleboard Assn) 10 times!!
We at THE SHUFFLER salute Marjorie for her outstanding record of achievement and the contribution she has made to the sport of shuffling!! The photo , top right, is “the pinning” of Marjorie at the awards banquet in FL. Jan.2003. Mary Button performs the honour; looking on are Diana May who offered the remarks and the FSA President-Dave Minnich. Photo taken by Stan McCormack.
Competitive sports have always been a part of Marjorie Taylor’s life. She has played ice hockey, curling and bowling. She enjoyed softball and fastball. Her team, the Florence Chicks, captured the Ontario championship in 1958 with Marjorie as a windmill pitcher and short stop. She still enjoys a good round of golf and now has reached this great plateau in our wonderful world of shuffleboard.
All of you that have played with her know she plays a very keen, competitive game. This all started in February 1992, when Marjorie made instant pro, placing in a doubles tournament with Isobel Greka.
Living in the Ft Lauderdale area, Marjorie has done a lot of traveling over the years. One of the greatest highlights for her came in the 2000-2001 season. She captured the State Singles – Closed Division – title in January and then proceeded to win the State Doubles title in February, partnered with Marilyn Neal. Her 200th point came in Hollywood in February 2002 – winning a doubles tournament with Nancy Young.
Marjorie is a past president of the Park City Shuffleboard Club.
In Canada, Marjorie has contributed her time and talents as well. She is a past president of the Thames Horizon Shuffleboard Club in Chatham. Her local paper writes highly of her. She has played on the Canadian Ladies team in the International tournament 10 years and has traveled the globe doing that.
Marjorie was born a “ Knott” spelled K N O T T …… but not N O T isn’t a word in her vocabulary. Backed by a loving family, she has strived and made many of the goals she has set for herself.
She should be proud – and we are proud of you!