Monthly Archives: January 2016

DESERT CHALLENGE DISTRICT 5 VS DISTRICT 7

A “Challenge” Must Have An Exclamation Mark!
For the Desert Challenge in shuffleboard, many players have to come together.
A full contingent of skilled players, (40 from both District 7 and District 50) met at Hemet West for this annual competition on January 23, 2016.
Sharyn DiChiro and Lynda Goggin were the coordinators for D 7, while Janice Fitzgerald fulfilled that duty from D 5.
Sharyn and Lynda assembled the charts for the event. Paul Epps maintained the boards (there were 10 of them) in a professional manner. A total of 40 games were played on these boards. * Hemet West is the only 10-board venue remaining in this District.
Officials from each District were ever-present: From D 5, President, Russel Smart, Vice President, Gene Eager and Secretary-Treasurer, Shirley Eager. CSA President and Hemet West club member, Jay Davidson was facilitator of these activities.
The MVP in my books has always been the person  who orchestrated the acquisition of the marvelous cakes – Rocky Raver! District 7 made these cakes and coffee available between the two 16-frame games.
 D 5 was allotted the yellow discs for game 1, and D 7 was given the yellow discs for game 2. D 5 (Palm Springs area) took the lead 11-9 in the first game, but D 7 abruptly stormed back in game #2 with 16 wins. The final score was D 7;25, D 5; 15.
Elected officials from Hemet West Shuffleboard Club were on hand continuously: President, Glenda Epps, Vice President, Nelda Lichtwald, Secretary, Jane Piccinonno,
Treasurer, Kathryn Fullerton and Past President, Paul Epps.
A warm Thank You to all participants, which included referees in place for all the games.
D 7 retains the handsome plaque for the coming year. This is the 13th year of this successful program.
Dean Grattidge, District 7 Reporter
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35th ISA Will Take Place Here!! Check Out This Video!!

The Celebration Is Over! The Adventure Begins

Logo 35th ISA St CloudJim Allen Speaks: At the Awards Banquet in Clearwater there was a video from the Visit Kissimmee Sports Commission welcoming the ISA to the Kissimmee/St Cloud area.  This video also showcases all of the unique attractions that will make the area more enjoyable for all of the players and guests.   To view the video, click here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4VsmO22hFmo

The St Cloud Shuffleboard Club is finalizing the tournament package now, including an optional Saturday night event.  Those on the tournament committee from St Cloud, including Tom Gionet (President), Jack and Carol Byron and Barb Fournier, continue to have new and exciting ideas that will make this a fabulous ISA event for everyone.

Regards,  Jim Allen.  2016 01 11.

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CSA Hall of Fame Tournament 2015

A PLEASANT CHRISTMAS PRESENT FOR AUSTRALIAN SHUFFLEBOARD. Sent Along by Ian Reiher, Australian President.

The Celebration Is Over! The Adventure Begins

Ian & Marj HOF reported in AUS News

Newspaper article above has been added by Stan to provide some additional information with regard to the activity of Ian and Marj.  Article is from an Australian Newspaper in 2008.  

Ian speaks in 2016: The only shuffleboard courts available to the public in Australia are six located on the roof of part of the ‘The Strand’ shopping centre at Coolangatta and ten located in an area of parkland at Elanora which the Association leases from the Gold Coast City Council. Both these sets of courts are operated by the Australian Shuffleboard Association (Qld) Inc and are available for use by members of the Association and visitors. Both these areas are located in the south eastern corner of the State of Queensland which has a very pleasant sub-tropical climate and is called the ‘Gold Coast’ unfortunately not after gold to be picked up on the street but after the over 20 or…

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