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!!

That is correct folks, we will reach the 250,000 mark before June 21, and that means that in the past 12 months we have had more than 50,000 hits.

We lost Wilbur Estes, The Guy Who Wrote the Book, but The Shuffler was pleased to be able to make a significant contribution to his eulogy which was very well attended by a cross section of Shufflers.

The induction of The Shuffler into the ISA Hall of Fame took place in Coolangatta, Queensland, Australia. Stan accepted the award on behalf of Alf and The Shuffler. And >> for the 1st time in the 27 Year History of the ISA, the Japanese Women finished in 1st Place!! Great, Just Great for the sport!! Congratulations to the Japanese Women!!

Not only did our readership increase but so did the number of shufflers submitting newsworthy items. Glenna Earle did a magnificent job in her reporting of the FSA Masters Event held in Zephyrhills, FL; Wilma Rudolph of TX sent along items along with many others. We thank each contributor; we post 99% of all articles received and make only minor adjustments to improve the message we believe the writer intends!!

Keep those articles and pix coming!! Help grow the sport we each enjoy so much!! If you have an idea or a question, send it along.

Stan and Alf of The Shuffler. 2009 05 14.

The Shuffler.org ceased operations on 2010 05 31.

The BLOG, http://theshuffler.net was launched in June of 2012. 

Stan McCormack.  2014 11 15.

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  1. Earl A Ball says:

    Thanks for the look back Stan!
    Great memories I had forgotten.
    Earl

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  2. stanistheman says:

    Thank you Earl. No one contributed more than YOU!!!!!
    Stan

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