FROM OUR ARCHIVES of 2002 11 16
It was during the 2002 ISA Event in Clearwater, FL that THE SHUFFLER came on the scene ~~ so to speak. I filed a series of daily reports from Clearwater as “Reporter Stan”!! Here is the actual article filed on Nov 16th, 2002.
“Sports fans”, it is all over!! We have a Champion male Team and a Champion Female Team!! And this time both are from the same country AND THAT COUNTRY IS CANADA!!!
I know that all participants and all viewers join with me in congratulating the Canadian teams on their fine performance during this exciting tournament. They played hard and they played fairly!!
The American Men and Women finished a very strong second. We salute them. The Japanese and the Brazilians were worthy competitors each and every time they were on the court.
In Sport, and especially in shuffleboard, as important as your “placing”, are the friends you made during the tournament. This tournament was a great success. We thank all those who helped, especially those involved from the Clearwater Club, and very definitely their President, Basil Kerrill.
We are pleased to report that one player played the entire tournament without a loss, quite a feat!! That player was “Earl the Pearl” (Earl Ball) of the American team. Congratulations Earl.
Stan McCormack Your Onsite Reporter, Clearwater, FL. 2002 11 16
That is enough for this milestone >> Next one will be 250,000!! Good Shuffling and special thanks to everyone who has ever sent along a News Item!! We appreciate it!!
STAN AND ALF OF THE SHUFFLER. 2008 06 21.
AND NOW FOR THE ONE QUARTER MILLION MILESTONE!!