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HENDERSONVILLE NC SHUFFLEBOARD CLUB; Tournament #14 August 23 & 24
Sponsored by: Coleman Freeman Auto Sales & Merrill Paint and Decorating
Tournament Director: Sandie Morton
The Palm Gardens Mobil Home and RV Park in Mesa, AZ has two “young” shufflers. Jack Miller is 93 years young and Wendell Holmes is 97 years young. Both shufflers have been shuffling with the club during its three year existence. They have only missed a few of the scheduled three days a week scheduled play times. Both Jack and Wendell finished in the top six of 35 shufflers in our August Fun Night.
The club was started by Sheila and Dale Monday, Bob Mason, Dean Haske and Sid Barone to provide the parks year round residents an opportunity to get out of their houses and socialize with other residents during the hot summer days. The Palm Gardens Owners and the Activities Association each donated one court and a third court was provided by a private donation. The attendance at each scheduled session ranges between 15 and 24 people and each month the club organizes a “Fun Night” in which fun type shuffle games are played and a dinner with an award ceremony is provided. These “fun Nights” attract between 45 and 55 people.
Because of our success with the program, Val Vista Village started a summer program this year and we are hoping other parks/resorts will start programs next summer so we can possible start a summer league.
Article submitted by: Dale Monday email: d_Monday32@hotmail.com
Canada came to a halt as 11.6 million viewers, that is one third of our population, enjoyed the Tragically Hip on Sat., August 20th, 2016. CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) ran the 2 hour plus concert held in Kingston, ON with no interruptions, NOT ANY!! Our Prime Minister attended the Concert.
The event was broadcast by the CBC and screened in public parks, outside city halls, and in theatres and bars across the country. Outside of an Olympic hockey game, it’s hard to imagine an event of any kind—never mind a musical one—that could bind so many corners of this country together. The audience in the parks and city halls was over and above the 11.6 million viewers!!! The CBC put their coverage of the Olympics on hold until after the event concluded!!
WHY, AMERICAN SHUFFFLERS MAY ASK??: Tragically Hip Leader and Singer Gord Downie was recently diagnosed with terminal brain cancer. The group wound up their Canadian Tour at their Home Town of Kingston, ON and it was this Concert, perhaps their final which attracted the attention.
Donations to the Gord Downie Fund for Brain Cancer Research will give Sunnybrook the tools to help beat brain cancers that are currently unbeatable. Right now we’re investigating new drugs, surgical techniques and genetic therapies. We’re using ultrasound to help drugs reach tumours that couldn’t be reached before. Your support will help us conduct groundbreaking research that benefits patients not only at Sunnybrook, but across Canada and around the world. Go here is YOU would like to support brain cancer research: https://donate.sunnybrook.ca/braincancerresearch AS of 2016 08 22 $265,000 has been donated.
David Rushton Speaks: Today more than ever, I want the cure for cancer!! There is a personal reason to ask everyone to put this message on your status for at least 1 hour. I know who will put it! Think of someone you love who had cancer or is at this time fighting. My wish is that in 2016 the cure is found. I hope to see this on the status of all my friends.
Posted by Stan McCormack. 2016 08 22.
Melody and George Potter of Yahk, BC report on a most successful tournament!!
Melody speaks: George and I have played shuffleboard for 6 or 7 years and just love the game. We have played in Norway and England on group trips arranged by Beth and Jim Allen. Now we want to introduce summer shuffling to the Kootenays of BC, here in our hometown of Yahk, 77 kms west of Cranbrook. We had 24 entrants, 4 from Yahk, 8 from Cranbrook 2 from Summerland BC 5 from SK 4 from AB and 1 from Yuma AZ. (Click on pic of George and Melody)
The Yahk/Kingsgate Community Hall made a perfect venue for our event. Our roll out boards worked well on the hall’s beautiful hardwood floor. And their outdoor kitchen with a large covered patio allowed us to have Monday night’s dinner outside among the beautiful tall evergreens. We served a country style meal…burgers, corn on the cob, salad and home made baked beans, with Arizona lemon pie and wild huckleberry tiramisu for dessert. The Yahk /Kingsgate Recreation Society helped us by offering lunch for sale at the hall Tuesday and Wednesday.
Yahk is a very small town, more of a village really. Our tournament brought 3 couples locally to the motel, 2 rv’s dry camped at the hall and the others stayed in Creston, 25 minute drive west of Yahk.
I had some trouble getting photos to send, but did manage to get this one of the 6 winners…the happiest group of tournament winners that I have ever seen. It was just that kind of event….everyone had a great time! ALSO NOTE: Also note, both first places were won by husband and wife, good going Mr & Mrs Sanders!
George and I really enjoyed hosting this tournament, with our good friend Dennis Kerr from Cranbrook acting as Tournament Director. Dennis did a great job on the charting for 24 people, no one had a buy. We played down to 6 Consolation and 6 Championship and then they played each other and won the positions by points won in their games.
To refresh your memory of the Norway Inaugural, go here: https://theshuffler.net/2013/06/25/n-american-shufflers-arrive-in-norway/ To refresh your memory of England, enter the word Norwich into the small rectangle at the top of the window, top right, AND then hit search.
Report sent along by Melody Potter with THANKS!!
Stan McCormack. 2016 08 22.
Pix by Stan (I should have been dancing!!!! lol) 2016 08 21
Stan McCormack. 2016 08 19