Promotion: I believe that each of us is fully aware that “colour” in any sport is good for the sport! Several years ago I wrote this about Earl Ball > “Love Him or Hate Him > He is Good for Shuffleboard” (SEE ARTICLE BELOW.)
As many readers will know, Earl has written a good many articles for The Shuffler Website; articles about individual shufflers; articles about State, National and International Meetings, and of course articles about Earl. HOWEVER; each performance, each article attracted attention to Shuffleboard.
I believe it was during Earl’s visit to London, ON in 2005 when we launched the “I Beat Earl Campaign” >> something carried on to this day. I still have some in my computer bag > just checked!!
I am now going to link you to Two (2) such colourful articles by Earl. Earl tells in great style, his story about his 1st Shuffleboard experience north of the 49th!! These stories were written and published in The Shuffler in 2005; date is shown at the ending of each. WEEK TWO,part 1 by Earl (Strong visit) WEEK TWO Part 2 by Earl Ball
With regard to the Shuffling “Get Together” at Strongs (told in one of the articles linked to this page) >> Earl does not exaggerate about it being “Party Time”!! >> I was not present >> but I did hear some great stories. Earl has identified the participants at the Party > He has described the attendees as “The Who’s Who of Shuffleboard”.
Stan McCormack. 2012 04 28.
LOVE HIM OR HATE HIM; HE BRINGS ATTENTION TO THE SPORT OF SHUFFLEBOARD!!
Earl Ball made Canada a part of his Shuffling Tour this summer and we are glad that he did. Earl and Vivian were guests of Grant Boshart and friend in the town of Goderich, ON where the two women “did the shops” while Earl and Grant competed in the Woodstock ANY DOUBLES OSA event. In fact they ended up in 1st Place of the Championship Event by beating their good friend Henry Strong and his partner Alfonse Persoon.
Earl’s celebrity status was evident beginning with registration where he was greeted by Bill Pollock who was sporting an “I BEAT EARL” sticker on his forehead!
Next stop was a “photo op” with team partner Grant Boshart, taken in front of the flags!!
Canadian Team member Myrna Bilton had never met Earl although she had followed his articles on THE SHUFFLER, >> the two combined and earned her a photo shot with Earl.
On Friday, 2008-07-18, Earl and Henry will team up to promote Shuffleboard in Belle River, ON, Henry’s home town. The Balls and the Strongs have a strong relationship!!
THE SHUFFLER hopes to receive the website of the newspaper which is scheduled to cover this event! When/if we do, we will share the details with our readers.
From Belle River, ON Earl moves on to Lakeside, OH to participate in the US National Events taking place there.
Stan and Alf of THE SHUFFLER. 2008-07-19. Stan speaking in 2013: Five years have passed since I wrote this article. It is as true to-day as it was in 2008. Each of us SIMPLY MUST spend more time on the sport we love. Click on pix to expand. This article will be posted in the Category INSTRUCTION. Stan McCormack.