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

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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.   


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…

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Seven Hills Tournament, A salute to A Former Leader.

   by Dean Grattidge, District 7 Reporter.
From Aug.11-14, 72 contenders squared off in the Emmett Allen annual CSA singles tournament. You sometimes  got the Impression that he gave meaning to the term “Unsurpassed Camaraderie”.
The ATM’s were Ruby Best and Suzanne Shapiro (iheir first tournament). Mary Davis handled the announcing chores. Sharyn DiChiro, District 7 Tournament Manager, was on hand to assist the first time ATM’s who take multi-tasking to a new art form, having to create  charts, pairings and scheduling; then keep the charts upgraded throughout the event.
Head scorekeeper was the lovely Karla Winget, who collated and certified all entries on the cards. The not quite as lovely Head ref was George Hayner, who earned credit for seeing that no game was played without a referee.
The (no comment) board crew of Ron Needham, Chuck Davis and Everrett Harbison took care of board maintenance. The boards were fairly speedy and for the most part consistent. Of course their were the usual 7 Hills surprises where the disc went into the kitchen and then backed out into a 7. Or seemed to stop for a score and then back onto a line. As Hall of Famer, Rocky Briggs was heard to say following one of these occurances, “I love this game!”
Seven Hills president Suzanne Shapiro was continuously on hand as venue facilitator. Jerry Stutes and Donalee 
Allen worked tirelessly to bring in door prizes from: Walmart-Hemet,  Milano’s Pizza, Farmer Boy’s Restaurant, IHop, Stater Brothers, La Fogata Mexican Restaurant, Arturo’s Mexican Restaurant, Red Robin Restaurant and
Hungry Bear Restaurant.
Polly English orchestrated a 50-50 drawing where one winner went away with a huge smile as the club gained a nice profit from their half of the drawing.
The Bank of Hemet again, so generously funded prize money for all winners. We just can’t thank them enough! Thank you Myrna Torres.
For lunches, D.J.’s Café brought the daily selections of hot dogs, hamburgers or cheeseburgers, plus the side dishes.
All games were regulation 12-frame.
So, into the record books go this group of contestants who carved out their own niche in the shuffleboard archives –
Each receiving a pin and cash award for their efforts. 
First, Robert Brooks (continuing his tradition of wins), Robert took home the  “traveling trophy” ’til the tourney starts next year.
Robert Brookssecond, Phil Lammens,
Phil Lammonsthird,Royal Austin
Royal Austin
Frank Good.
Frank Good 
Consolation bracket:
First, Bruce Kiefert,
Bruce Kiefertsecond, Chuck Davis,
Chuck Davisthird, Mike Garrett
Mike Garrettand fourth, Harry Gregory Why did Mary keep her distance?
Harry Gregory.
Mary Davis, Sharyn DiChiro, Suzanne Shapiro and Ruby Best
L-R Mary Davis, announcer, Sharyn DiChiro, D 7 Tournament Supervisor, Suzanne Shapiro, 7 Hills Pres.ATM, Ruby Best, Atm
This narration would not be complete without a big THANK YOU to all participants.

Sylvia Smith Will Be Inducted Into the US NSA Hall of Fame in Lakeside, OH on July 21st.

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Sylvia and Dan Smith, Sylvia and Dan Smith, 33rd ISA, Midland, ON  

BGSU retiree rules the shuffleboard courts in both Arizona and Ohio

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Sylvia Smith, national shuffleboard champion.

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WESTON — Shuffleboard was never on Sylvia Smith’s radar until after she retired from Bowling Green State University in 2001.

Retirement meant the winters were to be spent in Arizona, and in 2004 she was introduced to the sport.

It’s safe to say she grasped it rather quickly.

In just over 10 years playing the sport, Smith has become one of the best shuffleboard players in the world. She will be inducted into the National Shuffleboard Hall of Fame on July 21 at a national tournament and banquet in Lakeside.

The Hall of Fame is located in Clearwater, Florida.

“I was elated,” Smith said of when she found…

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