Glenna Earle Reports From NS. Saltwater Club is “ON THE MOVE!!!” 2016 07 25.

SALTWATER CLUB CONTINUES TO GROW!!

SALTWATER CLUB CONTINUES TO GROW!!

With the very generous assistance from District 15 Capital Fund and Lower
Sackville Councillor, Mr. Steve Craig, the Saltwater Shuffleboard Club is
expanding once more.
We have been pushing at the limits for a couple of years and this has
discouraged a few of the new contacts.
Now we can accommodate many more happy seniors. We have acquired 3 gently
used courts (complete with cues and discs) from a Seniors Club in NB. What a
find!  We now have11 Courts!!
Our members look forward to welcoming new members.We all thank Mr. Craig for his support. (See pic of Councillor Craig above.)

Mingles Singles Grand Prize Winner Isabel Melanson.

Mingles Singles Grand Prize Winner Isabel Melanson.

Also at the Saltwater club we had our 1st Singles/Mingles tournament of the
season July 12th and one of our more senior members was the grand prize
winner, Isabel Melanson.
Doug Stockman was in #2 position, #3 – Pat Tracey, #4. -Vera Vyse, all who
won 5 games of 6.
We congratulate all those winners  (we paid 12 places) for their great
showing.
Another tournament will be held IMG_2833in August.

The group shot, the new courts as David is waxing them. Click:

Submitted by Glenna Earle.  (Thanks so much Glenna. Stan)

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Stan McCormack into the USA NSA Hall of Fame, Special Award. 2016 07 21.

Stan INTO the US NSA Hall of Fame at Lakeside, 2016 07 21.

Stan INTO the US NSA Hall of Fame at Lakeside, 2016 07 21.

As current President of the USA NSA, it is my pleasure to nominate MR. STAN MCCORMACK for the USA NSA Hall of Fame, Special Award category from the East. (Sandi Quinn Speaking.)

Stan and Lois's Table At the HOF Banquet in Lakeside!

Stan and Lois’s Table At the HOF Banquet in Lakeside!

Stan has been our window to worldwide, nationwide & statewide shuffleboard events since his first article for ‘theshuffler.org’ web site in 2002. Because of his desire to promote the game, he began reporting shuffleboard activity on this web site which was more widely read than any single shuffleboard web site.  From that time, and until ‘theshuffler.org’ was ended May 31, 2010, Stan’s reporting on USA NSA and other shuffleboard events was continual, concise and complete with facts, photos and films.  When ‘theshuffler.org’ was ended, it had received over 250,000 hits.

Stan’s BLOG, theshuffler.net, was launched by Stan in June of 2012 where he posts, on average, two articles per day.  As of November 2015 twenty-five hundred articles have been prepared and posted by Stan.  Stan’s following is worldwide and his articles are read by more shufflers than any other web source.

Stan is also responsible for one of the National tournaments on our schedule every year.  In 2004 Stan, then President of Avon Park, spent many hours negotiating the inception of the Amateur National M/D at Avon Park with Don Norris, then President of the USA NSA.  The first one was held that year and continues to this day.  It has been a positive and successful tournament and is one of only two Amateur National M/D held each year.

The work Stan has done as Chairman of the 100th Anniversary of FL Shuffleboard Committee has made a positive and influential impact on shuffleboard both statewide and nationally.

Stan McCormack is more than worthy of receiving a USA NSA Hall of Fame Special Award.  I hope you will agree and give this nomination positive consideration and will vote ‘Yes’ for him.  Thank you!

 Respectively submitted by Sandi Quinn, USA NSA President

Stan Speaks: I would like to express my appreciation to Sandi for nominating me, and OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAto the entire NSA Membership for their endorsement. It is indeed an Juanita Harlow Nat Mixed Doubles (2)honor to be accepted as a member of the USA NSA HALL OF FAME!!   In my response at the Banquet, I promised to give you access to one of Wilbur Estes great stories: 1 A Heart Warming Story by Wilbur Estes. Sent A COURTIN by WE  ALSO promised:   Juanita’s Win Nat Mixed Doub. 04 12 14 Av Pk   AND >> If you do not have to go to work tomorrow, or even if you do, I truly believe you will like this follow up article by Sandi!!!  President Sandi Quinn Calls Juanita Harlow. 2015 12 02  Both Juanita Harlow and Wilbur Estes personify the VERY BEST of mankind!!

Stan McCormack 2016 07 24.

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WAYNE HUGEN into US NSA Hall of Fame, Special Category. Posthumous Award.

Hugen Family in Support of Wayne.  May he Rest in Peace.

Hugen Family in Support of Wayne. May he Rest in Peace. Wife Ruth proudly displays the Plaque. 

Re:       NSA Hall of Fame Nomination – Special Category 

Ruth Hugen, Wayne's Wife, accepts Plaque from President Rob.

Ruth Hugen, Wayne’s Wife, accepts Plaque from President Rob.

It is my utmost privilege and honor to recommend Wayne Hugen to the National Shuffleboard Association Hall of Fame in the Special Category. I have known Wayne for several years and have admired how much time he has devoted to the promotion of shuffleboard nationwide in spite of enduring a serious illness. His passion for the game is unparalleled.  

Wayne currently serves as the President of the Iowa Shuffleboard Association. He has held that position the past four years. 

Wayne was introduced to shuffleboard in the 1998 Iowa Senior Games in which he received a silver medal. Since then he has competed in all the National Senior Games, including games in Florida, Louisiana, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, California, Texas, Ohio and Minnesota.

Wayne received an award at each of these events. 

Wayne is very instrumental in promoting shuffleboard, instructing new players, and performing as tournament director as well as charting tournaments in most of the Iowa shuffleboard events. Because of his expertise he was asked to assist a nearby state in the operation of the Shuffleboard event for the Minnesota Senior Games. 

For the past several years Wayne has spent his winters in the Mesa area. He has been a valued member of his resort’s shuffleboard club, as well as the district. He is always ready to do whatever he can to ensure a sound shuffleboard program. 

In view of the above, I strongly and without reservation recommend that Wayne Hugen be elected to the National Shuffleboard Hall of Fame in the Special Category. 

Richard “Rob” Robinson.

Posted 2016 07 24.  Comments may be left below.  ALSO; you may wish to view this Slide Show:  http://photopeach.com/album/gy9q1m   Stan McCormack.  2016 07 24.

 

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SYLVIA SMITH INTO US NSA Hall of Fame, Player Award!! 2016 07 21.

Sylvia Smith INTO the US NSA Hall of Fame.

Sylvia Smith INTO the US NSA Hall of Fame.

NSA Hall of Fame Nomination – Player Category by Rob Robinson.   

SYLVIA'S TABLE.

SYLVIA’S TABLE.

It is my honor and privilege to nominate Sylvia Smith for the National Shuffleboard Association Hall of Fame in the player category. 

Sylvia is currently on the NSA Board of Directors as the Arizona State Delegate.  She is also on the Arizona Shuffleboard Association Board of Directors and on ASA District I Executive Board. 

Sylvia started her shuffleboard career in Arizona in 2004 and after returning to her home in Ohio discovered shuffleboard was active in that state as well.  She entered and played in tournaments in both Arizona and Ohio.  In 2008 and 2009 she was on the Ohio Shuffleboard Association list of “Role of Champions”.    In Arizona, she has played in numerous tournaments each winter and placing in over 26 events. In 2014 she won the Bud Walrath National Singles Tournament earning her NSA pin.  She has also played in numerous NSA Western Team Tournaments and California Shuffleboard Association (CSA/Soboba Classic) Team Tournaments. In addition, Sylvia was a member of the West Team in four of the five NSA East/West Challenges. 

She has represented the NSA in the International Shuffleboard Association (ISA) World Team Championships in 2010 (Germany), 2012 (Seattle, WA), and 2014 (Midland, ON).  She also played on the ISA United Nations Team in Australia.  She also has promoted shuffleboard by playing in the Norwegian Open in Oslo, Norway in 2013 and in Norwich, England this past summer.   

In the ISA World Singles Championships she has represented the NSA in 2011 in Dieppe, NB placing 2nd among all women.  In 2013, she played in the ISA singles in St Petersburg, FL and placed 11th overall.  The USA Women’s West Team that she was a member of received the Silver Medal at the ISA World Team Championships in Midland, Ontario, Canada in 2014. 

Sylvia is very active in both the Arizona Shuffleboard Association and the ASA District I.  She is past president of ASA District I as well as being a member of the Executive Committee and performing as the District’s Rules Director and has served as Tournament Director for district tournaments. 

Based on all of the above, I believe Sylvia deserves to be a member of the prestigious NSA Hall of Fame.

Richard (Rob) Robinson.

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Richard “Rob” Robinson

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Shuffleboard Is All About Friendship; And Not Just of The Shufflers!!

Freddie Runge Visiting the Phifers of Lakeside in 2016

Freddie Runge Visiting the Phifers of Lakeside in 2016

Hussmann and Runge Families in 2006. Freddie is in Pink.

Hussmann and Runge Families in 2006. Freddie is in Pink.

In 2006 Lakeside Hosted the 25th ISA!!  In 2006 Germany Competed for the First Time!!  Freddie, in pink outfit above, stands beside her Mother Kerstin Runge and Father Sebastian.  Also in the pic, from left to right are Birgitt, Dieter, and Torben Hussmann.

Also pictured above are Lois (McCormack) and Freddie in 2016!!  Seems Freddie has grown AND LOIS NOT SO MUCH????? 

Freddie and Natalie visit Piphers

Freddie and Natalie visit Piphers

Freddie and her friend Natalie are shown with Marilynn  Phifer with whom they are staying.

Torben in 2016, 2nd from left, holding 1st place!!

Torben in 2016, 2nd from left, holding 1st place!!

Torben Hussmann, 3rd from left in  2006 picture has been, and continues to be most successful in both Shuffleboard and Life!!  Here is a story I wrote about Torben in 2011. Torben Hussmann US Nat 2nd  AND here is a pic of Torben in June of 2016, a pic of him holding the 1st Place Plaque in a Meersbusch  Tournament.  Take note that Torben is NOW taller than his father Dieter!! 

Stan McCormack.  2016 07 23.  Folks; this is what Shuffleboard is ALL ABOUT!!  Why not get your Children and Grandchildren involved????!!!!

 

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NO9 Men’s Non-Walking Singles. Lakeside OH 2016 07 18 to 20th

Men's Non-Walking from left to right: Marvin; Bob; Bob; Bill

Men’s Non-Walking from left to right: Marvin; Bob; Bob; Bill

MAIN EVENT 14 Entries.

1st Marvin McConnell OH

2nd Bob Phifer OH

3rd Bob Smith FL

Bill Hoyer OH

Consolation Event:

1st Bob Hoskins OH NO PIC AVAILABLE

Cons 2nd Rob Robinson

Cons 2nd Rob Robinson

Cons 3rd Chuck Crouse

Cons 3rd Chuck Crouse

Cons 4th Men's Non W Yvon Lauzier

Cons 4th

Yvon Lauzier

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NO9 Men’s Walking Singles. Lakeside OH 2016 07 18 to 20th

Men's Walking  From L to R: Sudomir; Hirsch  ; Hoyer; Brown.

Men’s Walking
From L to R: Sudomir; Hirsch ; Hoyer; Brown.

MEN’S WALKING 2016 07 18 16 Entries.

1st Bob Sudomir OH

2nd Michael Hirsch OH

3rd Scott Hoyer OH

4th John Brown IN

Consolation: Not present for pix!!

1st Bob Jones JR. OH

2nd Jack Moore FL

3rd Bob Stoll OH

4th Raymond (Jim) Foley FL

Great Event!  Great Shuffling!! Finals under the “lights” on Wednesday, July 20th, 2016.

Stan McCormack.  2016 07 23.

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