Shuffleboard, the past, the present, and the future.

I feel that I am the luckiest guy to have played years ago when we had 20 or so motor homes at every tournament, complete with tail gate parties every night. Some of the same motor homes travelled to Hendersonville and to Canada.  Everyone of the Florida tournaments was large in numbers.

Do you ever wonder WHY shuffleboard has survived all these years???  We just came out of a pandemic, and I guarantee you shuffleboard will survive and become bigger than ever.             

Last year the FSA did a terrific job keeping the year open despite great odds.  The players that could play came out week after week, playing the game that had many uncomfortable rules.  When I hear people say the sport must change or it will not last, I can not help but think how long it has lasted.

We have now lost the Allen family who have done such a great job making products for our sport since the beginning.  How lucky could we get to have Josh Dulabaum buy the business >> someone who is capable and interested in carrying on in the same tradition.  Both Josh and his wife love the game. From a player’s perspective, again we are so lucky.                                         

But why does shuffleboard remain strong through all the problems of the world.  I believe it is the GAME.  We love the game and will continue playing it. We had stars in the past.  We have stars now. I think the only thing that could hurt the pro circuit is to make it an easier game. What good would it be getting in the Hall Of Fame if points become easier to get?  I feel right now we have a great president and board of the FSA. I think we have some extraordinarily strong players to watch and many more coming this next season.  Let’s keep it a great strong sport in the future.  The new players must feel there is a future for them in this sport. See you in the fall.

Glen Peltier. 2021 07 07 (Former FSA President)

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4 Responses to Shuffleboard, the past, the present, and the future.

  1. Michael Zellner says:

    Well said Glenn. Voice from the past with vision of the future.

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  2. John Houghtaling says:

    That’s the positive attitude that we need Glen!!!! Hopefully, we can resume this coming year with some normality as the pandemic may have put a small dent into our beloved game but the FSA Board didn’t give up on the season and we prevailed in spite of the dilemma facing us!!!!! Normality hopefully will be the order of the day beginning this October!!!!!

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  3. Tom Moeller says:

    Thanks to theFSA for putting together guidelines so we could play tournaments during the pandemic.Looking forward to large turnouts this coming season.Glen,your article is spot on.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Joan McCurdy says:

    Thank you Glen. I appreciate the information and your stories.


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