Lakeland Mingles!! Sent Along by TD Glenn Monroe. 2018 08 16

“Old Lakeland Courts”

Lakeland – August 16, 2018
Pros – 18 Players
1. Denny Wallin – ZSC
2. Dean Myklejord – Lakeland
3. Edith Weigert – Lakeland
4. Ozcar Clarin – Lakeland
5. Glenn Monroe – Lakeland
Amateurs – 12 Players
1. James Marquess – Lakeland
2. Dick Lightner – ZSC
3. Diane Beaulieu – ZSC
4. Jerry Miller – Lakeland

Glenn Monroe  2018 08 16

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We Look Back to the Celebration of 100 Years of Shuffleboad in Florida.

Stan Looks Back to the Great Work Done by literally Hundreds of Shufflers during the Celebration of 100 Years of Shuffleboard in the State of Florida!!  Let Us All Look for Ways to Build on that Success!!

Stan McCormack Speaks in 2013:  The 100th Anniversary Celebrations are About to End.
During this past year, the 100th Anniversary Committee has done their best to bring Shuffleboard to the attention of as many people as possible. We did so with the hope and expectation that such attention, such exposure, would result in increased participation in the activity readers of this BLOG love so dearly!!
In reality, to increase participation, we must do more than attract the attention and interest of our BLOG readers. We must attract the attention and interest of those NOT NOW shuffling!! The items we offered for sale during this past year were a step in that direction. Our T-Shirts; our Mugs; our Banner; our Calendars were all items that Shufflers and Non shufflers will come into contact with. Our Logo, top left, was widely used, widely displayed on websites and correspondence!! Our Period Dress events, the items we had in the local press, ALL HELPED TO GET THE MESSAGE OUT!!
I want to thank Glen Peltier who as FSA President invited me to the 2012 FSA Board Spring Meeting to advance my proposal with regard to the 100th Year Celebration.
I want to thank, and congratulate the President and Organizing Committee of the 32nd ISA event held in St Petersburg this October. They “Celebrated History” while making it!! They had the wisdom, the foresight, and the energy to Celebrate International Shuffleboard AND the 100th Anniversary of Shuffleboard, to the mutual benefit of both!! Can anyone recall a period when SHUFFLEBOARD received as much Media attention?? It is always risky to list names in such circumstances. Having said that, I will take the risk. For the ISA (International Shuffleboard Association), we have President Michael Zellner; Jim and Beth Allen who served on both ISA Committees and on the St Petersburg Club; Event Treasurer Mark Goheen and St Petersburg Club President Christine Page. I am sure there were many others in support, and I thank them as well. I will now give you the names of the 100th Anniversary Committee, the group that conceived of the Anniversary; the group that helped in the birth. Before I do, I want you to know that the Committee had in every District, capable, enthusiastic, hardworking individuals who sold our product. WE, the Committee thank them: CTL, Ruth and Larry Brown; SWC, Ron Nurnberger; SEC, Ken Offenther; WCD, Frank Niziolek; NOR, Bob Robinson; CEC Dick Stonecipher; SOU, Colleen Austin.
And now to the 100th Anniversary Committee: Dorothy Wagasky; Ken Offenther; Colleen Austin; Jim Allen; and Chair Stan McCormack.
I wish to thank all webmasters who did their part to support the 100th Anniversary of Shuffleboard in the State of Florida. In this regard, one of the very best presentations of the 100th Anniversary is on Chuck Moulton’s Site: Click:
Finally: On this BLOG, IF YOU CLICK ON THE CATEGORY you will have access to some very interesting articles.

GOOD SHUFFLING as we go forward into 2014.
Stan McCormack, 2013 12 27.

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Do You Live in the St Petersburg Area?? and/or; Would this Work For Your Club?? Please Think About It!!

An Invite to Shuffle FOR FREE at the Oldest Shuffleboard Club in  the World!!  AND MOST CERTAINLY, the largest in both number of Courts, and Members!!  

Remember; it is a promotional video, not a “How To” Video!!!  

Posted by Stan McCormack on 2018 08 15.

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Earl Ball Speaking in 2004!! Great Read!!!


I suppose you’re asked that question a lot!! I know I am. Think about it! Most of us are retired so we don’t have to do it. Is it for fun? For money? For competition? To achieve something? For the camaraderie? To travel and see the sites or new places? To have something to do? I bet each of these, EXCEPT making money would appear on most players lists. Most of the answers probably go like this: It gives me something enjoyable to do with my friends! For many of us it’s the competition, it takes us back to our childhood with the bats and the balls, footballs, skates and sticks~~where someone wins and someone doesn’t. Those days were fun to us and fun is something we want to be part of shuffleboard, or else why play?? Remember we don’t have to! We can’t quite have the fun they are having competing for the Stanley Cup or the NBA Finals!! Most of us wouldn’t survive!! And our fans don’t have quite the fun watching us either. However; every one of us capable of putting a little more fun into the game, needs to do exactly that! If we do not, we will not be able to attract new players, an essential component to keep the sport going. Watching Shuffleboard can be boring unless you happen to hit a court where Stan Williamson is raising hob and getting the crowd into the game, or Linda Woda is laughing or Earl Ball is talking to the blocks or Jacques Bergeron is upset with a shot, and talking about it in French!!
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(by the way Jacques, we all know what you’re saying, it’s the same in English). My point is: Have a good time! Laughing, excitement, determination, passion, fun are all infectious and that’s what will draw more people to the game. Remember, they don’t have to do any one thing either. They will do what is the most fun. Just watch a golf match, golf is boring and yes, I have a right to say that, remember, I retired to play golf and not many would beat me at it either. In golf, if I knocked your three-foot putt away to give myself a chance to win, it wouldn’t be acceptable, but in shuffleboard you expect it and you’d knock mine away also. That is just an acceptable part of this great game!!

Earl 05 30 2004

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Tournament Results

Tournament #13 August 14 & 15 Draw Doubles
Sponsored by: Keller Williams Realty Team Jensen & Hen Dough Restaurant
Main Event:
1. Carol Lumsden – Warren King
2. Dorie Baker – Joe Cote
3. Linda King – Stan Quinn
4. Norm Willems – John Klinger

1. Pat Knapp – Harold Thorne
2. Sandi Quinn – Ray Lawson
3. Jeff Luneau – John Knapp
4. Tom Gillen – Kyle Hill

Tournament Director: Asa Lett

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Bob Jones Sends Along this Report from Blufton OH.

 Thanks so very much Bob!!  2018 08 14

Bob Jones Speaks:  The Ohio Shuffleboard tournament season ended with the Bluffton Any Doubles August 13. Bluffton has 6 courts in a lovely city park, which includes a large covered picnic shelter and a fishing pond. The Bluffton Club led by Steve and Cindy Slaughterbeck and Carlton Habegger maintain their courts and equipment as well as anyone in the game. The courts may be small in number, but the quality of shuffling is high.

Lakeside’s Bill Hoyer and Bob Jones, Jr. defended their title and won this tournament for the 2ndconsecutive year.

Congratulations to Ohio 2018 Points leaders Bill Hoyer and Dianna Allen. With the season ending win, Bill vaulted from tied for 3rdto 1st in the overall standings! Traditionally, the top 5 men and women point earners are invited to the Ohio Roll of Champions Singles tournament in Lakeside the following summer.

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Florida Keith Gives Us an Additional Update on Pinellas Park Courts!!

Florida Keith Speaks: Thanks Stan Bober. That was very thoughtful of you to update Stan McCormack regarding our Pinellas Park Senior Center courts.
The new embedded bead courts have greatly enhanced the facility. The courts are faster and much more uniform in speed. Not only do we need to adjust to the speed, we’ve noticed how by shooting slower, the drifts are more accentuated. The take-away is that we all become better players.
Visitors from around the District and State will be far more comfortable playing on these faster courts.
I want to share one more thought about the Pinellas Park Senior Center. Last summer the Center’s 16 courts got a new roof, lighting and fans. This year the parking capacity was increased by converting the side street to angled parking.
As always the Staff is friendly and helpful; maintaining and disbursing the discs, chalk, erasures and running play for 3 games three times a week.
The Pinellas Park Senior Center is again improved and still a wonderful place to meet and play.

Keith  2018 08 13.

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