It appears that I have published photos of the same trophy twice in different stories. The correct name is the “CSA Hall of Fame” trophy. I was delayed a week in publishing the “Duel In The Desert”story, by a trip to Arizona and lost track of some parts.
My wife and I were invited to Mesa, by Rob Robinson, to participate in the National Shuffleboard Association’s winter meeting. The meeting is done over the telephone, with all officers, and state presidents and their delegates, calling in at a predesignated time. This one being 6:55pm, central (Texas) time, on Monday, January 26th. Rob had reserved a room at Greenfield Village for the evening. Since of many of the cold weather state’s shuffle boarders spend the winter in Mesa, those attending made an impressive list. Officers present were, National 1st VP, Rob. 2nd VP, Rich Pipher and Marilynn from Ohio. And Western Rep, Jan Crouse and her husband, Chuck, who was elected to the National HOF this evening. I’m sorry I don’t have all the names, but also attending were the Presidents of, California, Arizona, Missouri, Minnesota, Oregon, Washington, Iowa, and North Dakota, as well as one delegate for each state. The meeting started on schedule and all business was done. Everyone brought refreshments and snacks, and the evening ended with cake and singing Happy Birthday to Arizona webmaster and HOF member herself, Sheila Monday.
While we were there, we got to play in the “Sports Days Mixed Doubles” held at the beautiful Towerpoint RV park. We only lasted till the 4th round, but were able to visit with our Mesa friends and get the promises to “see you at the Soboba Classic in Hemet” from many of the others. A nice week for Marolyn and I.