Tournament Held in Upscale Venue

by Dean Grattidge  District 7 Reporter
Hemet West hosted the annual CSA any doubles tournament from July 23-27, 2018.  A total of 96 players took part in this event. Games were 12-frame, doubled, with players changing sides at half time, taking their discs with them.
Personnel volunteering their efforts were:
ATM’s Lynda Goggin and Carole Anderson, scorekeeper, Nelda Lichtwald, head ref, George Hayner and a three man crew maintaining the boards in a professional manner: Paul Epps, Ken Norris and Charles Smith.
Funding was provided by The Bank of Hemet and Hemet West Management. Many thanks to them for that.
Three businesses contributed 21 wonderful gift certificates and cash: Chili’s Restaurant, Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Applebee’s Restaurant.
One can only surmise that these winners ostensibly articulated the essential elements of shuffleboard success: sound decision-making, checking the scoreboard,  maintaining their balance and rhythm in shooting and patience.
It’s always an honor to acknowledge the winners.
Championship:
First place, champ1.jpgRobert Brooks (SDSE) and Jay Davidson (Hemet West),
second place,
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Grace Ferrone (Hemet Muni) and John Brock (CCC),
third place,
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Bog Klingenberg and Liz Backus (Sun City)
and fourth place,
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Amber Brown and Jack Anderson (Hemet Muni).
Consolation bracket: First place,
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Paul Egly (SDSE) (not pictured)and Ron Needham (Seven Hills),
second place,
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Linda Cullop and Norma Farmer (Hemet West),
third place,
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David and Jackie O’Gwynn (Villa del Monte), their first tournament win,
and fourth place, a first win for them,
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Georgia Marchand and Gerry Abbott (CCC).
Lunches were great – many thanks to Becky Grass and Glenda Epps. Choices for four days being: ham sandwiches,
turkey sandwiches and Hawaiian  chicken salad, with a drink, chips and a cookie.
Again,  many thanks to all volunteers and players working together to make this such a successful event.
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Jim and Beth Allen Arrive in High River Alberta!!

The Celebration Is Over! The Adventure Begins


Jim and Beth Allen Speak:  Anticipation. One of the greatest emotions we as human beings are blessed to behold. Today Beth and I are filled with great anticipation as we roll into High River and greet our shuffling friends from all over the world.

The 37th World Championships start Monday, but in reality they begin the moment you see a friend in the hotel lobby, or maybe even in the airport. Or maybe just a Facebook post from a traveler. For I believe there are 2 events in High River- and each carries tremendous importance to us all.
The games themselves are one event, and who takes home medals are yet to be determined. Anticipation of the victory – and the optimistic spirit all competitors enjoy at this moment runs rampart to each and every player.
The second event is found in the friendships, the camaraderie, the bonding of human…

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2018 CSA SINGLES, SUN CITY, CA.

Reported by: Carol Blasingame
Congratulations to Sun City’s any Singles Tournament held Monday, July 9 through Wednesday the 11th, 2018. There were 60 registered participants representing Colonial Country Club, El Grande,, Golden Village Palms, Foothills of Hemet, Hemet Muni, Hemet West, Sierra Dawn Southeast, Seven Hills and Villa Del Monte.
On behalf of the District 7 tournament team and it does take a team to have a successful tournament. From the Board Crews, the ATMs, the Referees and the Scorekeepers. I would like to extend  a thank you to all. Especially to those scorekeepers and referees who were not playing and came out to help anyhow. As this Tournaments Head Scorekeeper it was my pleasure to have so meany volunteers  respond to my call and needs.  It’s hard enough to fill Karla’s big shoes she is sorely missed.
Congratulations also goes to the following players who won their divisions.
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 For the Championship division we had (l-r) ​First Place Bob Klingenberg, Second Place Larry Pierce, Third Place Tootie Chittenden, Fourth Place Tom Armijo; (Tom had a medical emergency and wasn’t available for the pictures)

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for the ​​​​Consolation division we had​ (r-l)First Place Jay Davidson, Second Place David Ruch, Third Place Amber Brown, Fourth Place Georgia Stufflebeam.

High River AB Hosts the 37th ISA beginning just 10 Days From To-day!!

The Celebration Is Over! The Adventure Begins


Remember, High River AB, the location of the 37th ISA is situated right in the Wild West!! Some of you may have attended the Calgary Stampede, the epitome of Wild West Behaviour; if you have, I need say no more. The organizers of the ISA Event tell me that the “37th” will have some of the Western Spirit, some of the Western Adventure!! We, at “The Shuffler” will endeavour to capture some of that spirit, some of that adventure.

I well remember the first time I attended the Stampede, circa 55 years ago. Roy Rogers and Dale Evans led the parade! Click on pic of them to bring back memories you may have.  Apparently I was keen at taking pix, even then. I insert the next two family pix to prove to you that we too, were young once. That is me with two of our sons, and next pic…

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International Shufflers Ready to Rock at High River Alberta.

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Heritage Inn Classic Singles. June 6th to June 9th.

By Kevin Rushworth
TIMES FILE
Players from around the world will soon travel to High River for the 37th International Shuffleboard Association (ISA) World Championship, and local organizers are eagerly anticipating their arrival.
Ken Wardley, vice president of the Foothills Shuffleboard Association (FSA), said they initially applied to the ISA two years ago and received confirmation of the town being the host site in October 2016.
The competition takes place at the Bob Snodgrass Recreation Complex from July 15 to 20.
“One of the biggest things is certainly having the exposure of shuffleboard in High River (and) hopefully we’ll have a lot of spectators who will watch this international play,” he told the Times.
As reported, the club received support from Wayne Anderson, Highwood MLA, MP John Barlow and the MD of Foothills. The Town of High River granted the use…

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Veterans Shuffleboard Clinic by Palm Gardens in Mesa Arizona.

The Celebration Is Over! The Adventure Begins

Dale Monday Speaks: This is the 2nd year that our resort (Palm Gardens) has held this clinic for the Veterans participating in the Phoenix VA Hospital Rehabilitation Program and like last year this was a successful and rewarding event.

VETERAN’S SHUFFLEBOARD CLINIC – The Palm Gardens RV & Manufactured Home Community in Mesa, Arizona just completed it’s 2nd Annual Veteran’s Shuffleboard Clinic. The clinic is for Veterans who are in the Phoenix VA Hospital Rehabilitation Program. Twenty-two Veterans attended this six session clinic that was held two times a month in April, May & June. In the last clinic there was a tournament followed by a luncheon and awards ceremony. The luncheon was provided by the Palm Garden Resort Owners and the awards were donated by M & S Shuffleboard. Twenty-five volunteers from Palm Gardens helped with the clinic.

During the awards ceremony, through donations, two rollout courts (one by…

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A First Look At Royal Palms’ Rooftop Shuffleboard Court in Chicago!!

The Celebration Is Over! The Adventure Begins

SENT ALONG BY DAVE KUDRO, FSA PRESIDENT.  

After You Read This Link, you will want to jump in your car, and head to Chicago!!  WHY you ask??  BUCKTOWN— The shuffleboard scene in Bucktown just got a whole lot sunnier, thanks to a much-anticipated new rooftop court and bar on Royal Palms’ “lido deck.” Get In Line!! Keep Winning!! AND YOU DO NOT PAY??  Click on this link and you will begin packing your bag!! https://blockclubchicago.org/2018/06/18/a-first-look-at-royal-palms-rooftop-shuffleboard-court/   

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LOIS, my Love of 62 Years, Left us; Left Me, on June 4th, 2018

The Celebration Is Over! The Adventure Begins

My Love; Lois.  The Celebration of Life for Lois McCormack (McConnell) will take place at Celebrations Hall, (Mackey Funeral Home) 35 Lindsay Street North, Lindsay ON. Celebration will begin at 11 a.m. and continue until 1 p.m. on June 22nd, 2018. Family, and any who wish, will then travel to the Groveside Cemetery, 5155 Baldwin St. South, Whitby, ON where Lois’ Ashes will be placed adjacent her son Jeffrey. Light lunch will be provided.

My Love of 62 Years left us on June 4th, 2018. Lois McCormack had severe and aggressive lung cancer. It took her life while she was in the hospital in Lindsay Ontario; she had declined further complicated treatment, choosing to let “nature take its course”. Nature did so after only two days in hospital, Stan holding her right hand, daughter Michelle, holding her left hand.
Lois, I believe, had a most fulfilling Life. The early part…

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World Shuffleboard Championships coming to High River in July

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See You In High River!!

Organizers of the World Shuffleboard Championships coming to High River in July are really having to wear their “planning” hats these days.

Ken Wardley, who’s in charge of the event, says getting the over 100 players, who are coming from around the world, off their planes and into High River is a major undertaking.
“We didn’t really anticipate it’d be as big as it is, but we have to pick these people up at the airport. The Calgary Airport Authority have been very generous by donating to us a hospitality room. So that people coming in on an international flight, they can get go into this hospitality room, secure their luggage, and then walk the airport until we have our buses there to pick the people up.”
Wardley says in the end it’ll be worth it, as they’ll introduce a whole bunch of new people…

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Tournament Made up of Five Teams at Golden Village Palms.

Condensed down to two days, May 21-22, 2018, five teams squared off in this successful event. Winners on the four teams received a pin or their accomplishments. Each team fielded 13 players, assigned by spreading them out by virtue of their experience level; Red, white, blue, green and purple.
Golden Village Palms is home to the California Shuffleboard Association “Hall of Fame”.
Helen Bell, HOF Curator, was not able to preside this year, so George Hayes filled in very capably as ATM. Volunteers who helped promote and put on this event were:  head ref, George Hayner, and a busy board crew of Kerry Selway and Ray Ackenhausen. We certainly commend them for their time and effort.

During the tournament, displays added to the Hall of Fame venue were lists of previous tournament winners, a CSA 100 Club Endowment Fund plaque and A History of Shuffleboard in California poster, a copy of the which resides in the NSA HOF in Clearwater, Fla.
The winners were: First place, 18 points, Team No. 1, Jay Davidson, captain,
Ken  Phipps, co-captain.Second Place: Team 5
Team roster: Ann Cantu,
Mona Ekstrom, Fran Hayner, George Hayner, Mary Kaiser, Barbara McCorkle, Travis McCorkle, Helen Noeltner, Betsy Palmer,
Marolyn Davidson and Charles Smith.
Second place, 18 points, Team No.5, Tootie Chittenden,Captain,
Paul Epps, Co-captain,Second Place: Team 5
Robert Brooks, Mary Draine, Ingrid Thomas, Larry Pierce, Diane Pierce, Krisi Brineger, Harlan Mathews, John Hays, Pat Bowman, Mary Baptist and Barbara Brooks.
Third place, 17 points, Team No. 4, Wanda Souza, captain,
Hazel Beidleman, co-captain,Second Place: Team 5remainder of the team: Jean Baldwin, Alice Beers, Lee Beidleman, Bill Caslar, Sharon Hillan, Dee Huffman, Warren Huffman, Richard Huffman, Ken Norris, Tracy Tackett and Maria Walker.
Fourth place, 16 points, Team No. 2, Ron Needham, captain,
Minda Needham, co-captain.Second Place: Team 5Roster includes George Baslak, Mike Feazell, Frank Good, Dean Grattidge, Jerry Hand, Lucy Hand, Howard Harrell, Sharon Hillan, Larry Pierce, Jack Ramsey,
Dennis Sondrini, T. J. Sondrini and Georgia Stufflebeam.
CSA rules applied to these 12-frame games where players switched to their left or right taking their colors with them at half time.
The 52 winners qualify for entry into the Hall of Fame CSA Any Singles Tournament scheduled for Dec. 26-29 at Golden Village Palms.