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Special Award Hall of Fame to Helen Bell from the USA NSA!

Congratulations to Helen Bell of Golden Village Palms for being inducted into the USA National Shuffleboard Association Special Award Hall of Fame! The presentation was held at the Soboba Committee members meeting at 7-Hills on June 1, 2021.

Presenting the award is Past CSA President Jay Davidson, also a Special Award HOF member.

GENE EAGER Sept. 24, 1937 – Feb. 28, 2020


Sept. 24, 1937 – Feb. 28, 2020


Jesse Eugene Eager, 82, passed away on Feb. 28, 2020, at the Alexander Cohen Hospice House, Hughson, CA, with his wife, Shirley, at his side. Gene was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer a month earlier. Gene was born on Sept. 24, 1937, in Hughson, CA. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather & Papa who will be missed greatly and forever will be in the hearts of his family and friends.

            Gene attended Shackelford and Washington Elementary Schools in Modesto and graduated from Modesto High School in 1955. He earned his AA Degree from Modesto Junior College, attending night classes. He served his country in the United States Navy and later in the Navy Reserves until honorably discharged in Aug., 1961. He was employed by the Modesto City Fire Department until his retirement on Dec. 29, 1991. When he retired he said, “When you work for the Fire Dept., you end up with two families, your real family and the Fire Dept. family”.  Gene was “married” to the firefighting family for a little over 30 years when he retired as a Fire Captain. He was married to his wife, Shirley, for 55 ½ years.

            Upon Gene’s retirement, he and Shirley traveled and spent the month of Oct. in Morro Bay with long-time friends and the next 5 months in the Palm Springs area. He was very active in the activities at the Indian Wells RV Resort which he called his second home. Gene spent his time at the Resort volunteering his time to make every ones time there enjoyable. He and Shirley took up the sport of floor shuffleboard in 2008. Giving back to others was important and upon his death he was President of the Indian Wells Shuffleboard Club, a position he had held for 13 years, Calif. Shuffleboard Assn District 5 President for 6 years, and in Dec. he was elected President of the Calif. Shuffleboard Assn. When he first started playing shuffleboard, after only 2 weeks of practice, he won the District 5 Rookie Tournament. He was inducted into the Calif. Shuffleboard Assn Hall of Fame in 2017. In July, 2018, he and Shirley were selected to represent the United States at the 37th International Shuffleboard Assn World Shuffleboard Championship in High River, Alberta, Canada. There were 12 men and 12 women selected. Gene again represented his country admirably when his 4-person men’s team placed 6th overall. Last June he and Shirley competed in the shuffleboard division of the 2019 National Senior Games in Albuquerque, NM where he won a silver medal in his age division in the Singles and he & Shirley placed 4th in the Doubles.

            For 17 years Gene & Shirley flew to Oklahoma City twice a year to work for the National Reining Horse Association where he worked as a scribe with the judges for the NRHA Derby and Futurity. He made life-long friends during this time and always spoke highly of his “NRHA family”.

            Gene was a member of Sons in Retirement (SIRS) and the Northern Calif. Golf Assn.

            He is survived by his wife Shirley, Modesto; his daughters Lori Clark & Kim Whitcomb, Modesto; & Tina Reed (Dave), Oakdale; grandchildren Brandon Root (Aleshia), Modesto; Jason Root, Sacramento; Ashley Whitcomb (Alex Stone), Modesto; Cody Whitcomb, Oakdale; & Taylor & Conner Reed, Oakdale; & great grandsons Lucas Searles Root and Ryder Stone. He is preceded in death by his mother Ruby Eager.








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Robert Brooks (district 7), submitted by Jay Davidson & Mike Garrett, awarded by Hall of Fame Chairman Shirley Eager

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Karla Winget (posthumously district 7), submitted by Nelda Lichtwald & Sallie Hamilton, awarded by Shirley Eager and accepted by Jim Winget



Earle Maze (posthumously district 5), submitted by  Shirley Gengler, read by Steve Burt, awarded by Shirley Eager and accepted by Earle’s son Loren Maze.


RESULTS & RECORDS 2019 National Senior Games Results Medal Count

7 Californians were proud shuffleboard participants in Albuquerque, June 19 -June 24, 2019.

From District 1-2,  John and Barbara Irogoyen.

From District 5, Gene and Shirley Eager and Bill Rindone.

From District 7, Jay and Marolyn Davidson.

Out of the 286 entrants and more than 450 12 frame games played all 7 managed to take home a medal or a ribbon.


2019 National Senior Games – Shuffleboard – Womens Singles – 75-79

Team State  Place
EAGER, Shirley CA 1
ARAGON, Marlene NM 3
DAVIDSON, Marolyn CA 4
MONDAY, Sheila AZ 7
SMITH, Sylvia OH 8

2019 National Senior Games – Shuffleboard – Womens Singles – 80-84

Team State  Place
MOORE, Jane FL 1
BROWN, Corena TN 2
EVANS, Dolores AZ 5
ROBERTS, Beverly TX 8

2019 National Senior Games – Shuffleboard – Mens Singles – 80-84

Team State  Place
EAGER, Gene CA 2
THOMPSON, Wendell OK 4
ELROD, William (Bill) LA 5
RINDONE, William CA 7
WIEHLE, Thomas AZ 8

2019 National Senior Games – Shuffleboard – Open Doubles – 75-79

Team State  Place
EAGER, Shirley & EAGER, Gene CA 4
MONDAY, Sheila & MONDAY, Dale AZ 5
MOSE, Antonia & MOSE, Edward NM 7
BHUYAN, Elly & RIVARD, Raymond MA 8

2019 National Senior Games – Shuffleboard – Open Doubles – 80-84

Team State  Place
MIDDLEMISS, Michael & THOMPSON, Wendell OK 1
RINDONE, William & WIEHLE, Thomas CA-AZ 3
COCA, Rose & ROMERO, Martina NM 4
HANKE, Doris & MOORE, Jane FL 6
SANCHEZ, Corrine & BRUMLEY, Roger NM 7
ROBERTS, Beverly & ROBERTS, Edward TX 8


CSA District 5 Secretary.

Five shufflers from the 16-member District 5 Roadrunners team that competed in the 2019 Soboba Classic Team Tournament competed at the Ottewell Curling Club in Edmonton, Alberta. This singles tournament, hosted by the Greater Edmonton Shuffleboard Association, was limited to 128 entrants and held May 13 – 16.


                Congratulations to Gene Carriere who placed 3rd in the “B” Division

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and Lois Krell, was 4th in the “D” Division. Lois Krell Ottewell.jpg


by Shirley Eager

Seventy-two teams competed in the annual 4-day doubles tournament held at Royal Palms, Cathedral City. With the wind coming off the nearby mountains, snow could be seen through the Palm Trees. The weather didn’t seem to affect the fierce competition. Many games had to be broken by the CSA tie breaker rule, and many were decided by just 1 point.

            Due to seven clubs being represented in the Friday finals, there was standing room only for the many spectators who acknowledged the good play by “ohs and ahs” and applause. It’s so good to see the camaraderie of the District 5 players acknowledging good shuffleboard, even if it isn’t someone from your home shuffleboard club.

            This is the last tournament of the season to qualify for the Tournament of Champions so there were sighs of relief when the qualifying for finals games were completed Thursday afternoon.

The 2019 Doubles winners are:

Champions:    Russ Smart & Dick Seburn, The Canyon, Cathedral CityDick Seburn & Russel Smart Champions.JPG

  1. Doug Loos & Blaine Clark, Safari Park, Palm SpringsDoug Loos & Blaine Clark, 2nd Championship.JPG
  2.       Randy Stephenson & Gary McGrath, Ramon Park, Palm SpringsGary McGrath & Randy Stephenson, 3rd Championship.JPG
  3. Dan Chiernyk & Joe Dion, Palm Desert Greens, Palm DesertJoe Dion & Dan Chiernyk, 4th Championship.JPG
  4. Consolation Division:

             Champions:    Margaret Hendriks & Gail Dodd, Royal Palms, Cathedral CityMargaret Hendriks & Gail Dodd, Champions of Consolation Division.JPG

    2. Tracy Ferguson & Hal Coleman, Ramon Park, Palm SpringsHal Coleman & Tracy Ferguson, 2nd Consolation.JPG3.

    1. Jean & Bob Junk, Tramview, Cathedral City

    Bob & Jean Junk, 3rd Consolation.JPG4. Linda & Ken May, Tri Palms, Thousand PalmsKen & Linda May, 4th Consolation.JPG

ISA President Bilton Gives Us An Update on the 38th ISA in Vienna Austria!!

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“Congratulations” to the Austrian Shuffleboard Association for hosting the 38th ISA World Championship in Vienna, Austria.
Date October 27 – November 2, 2019.

CHECK OUT THE PACKAGE!!!  38th ISA World Championship Package (1)

Thanks to President Peter Krappel and his committee for putting together a wonderful package. We had the pleasure of being at Vienna in May 2018. Peter Krappel,  Elisabeth Schimatzek & committee were fabulous hosts. They did an outstanding job of making us comfortable in their beautiful country. I’m so thankful I had this experience.

Plan to attend…..don’t miss this opportunity to reunite with our ISA friends from around the world.

Please ask your National President for an application form.

Myrna Bilton
International Shuffleboard Association Inc.
President.  2019 02 04

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District 5 Rookie Tournament

With winds howling at around 20 mph and gusts of 25 to 35 mph, 30 District 5 rookies took to the courts on January 21 & 22 at Ramon Park in Palm Springs. Dick Jenkins, a member of the host Ramon Shuffleboard Club dressed the 8 outdoor boards with wind wax which occasionally had to be replaced due to the bougainvillea blossoms and palm frawns blowing onto the boards. The first day of the tournament was a challenge but this group of rookies took it in stride and provided the group of spectators with some exciting games, a few that had to be decided by the CSA tie breaker rule. The Championship game Tuesday afternoon was decided by 1 point. With a score of 5 to 4, Roland Marohn from Royal Palms won this nail biter match. He had played against his wife Debbie in the morning match to advance to play for 1st or 2nd.
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Head Referee John Burnett and Head Scorekeeper Betty-Anne Jodoin had an excellent crew of referees and scorekeepers. As District 5 President Gene Eager said in his remarks following the presentation of awards, “these rookies are the future of shuffleboard here in District 5 and as you can see, we have a very good group of rookies”.
Plaques were awarded to the top 4 in both the Championship and Consolation Divisions. The Rookie Traveling Award was also presented to the championship winner. Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club had 10 entries in the tournament which amounted to a third of the entries.
Championship:  1. Roland Marohn, Royal Palms;
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 2. Chuck Gerock, Palm Desert Greens;
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3. Debbie Marohn, Royal Palms;
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and 4. Al Amonson, Royal Palms.
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Consolation:  1. Fred Snow. Palm Desert Greens;
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2. Jim Meiser, Ramon;
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3. Roland Dandeneau,  Royal Palms;
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and 4. Bob Michaud, Ramon.
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District 5 Cash Bonspiel

The Indian Wells RV Resort Shuffleboard Club hosted the District 5 Cash Bonspiel Jan. 11 – 13 at their 4-court facility. This event is normally a 4-day event but having 40 entries, instead of the ideal number of 64, allowed ATM Shirley Eager to rework the schedule so shufflers played 3 games on Friday and Saturday and a 2-game finals were held on Sunday.
Ten of the eleven clubs in District 5 were represented. The Board crew, led by Gene Eager, who also was the Head Referee, had the boards in excellent condition and were able to do a turn around on the boards in less than 4 minutes.
The owners of the Indian Wells RV Resort, Sun RV Resorts, donated money toward the prize money that was distributed to the winners. Winners were: 
    A Division: 1. Don Krell, Royal Palms; 2. Val McDougall, Desert Crest; 3. Gene Eager, Indian Wells; and 4. Russ Smart, The Canyon. 
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    B Division: 1. Gary Adams, Palm Desert Greens; 2. George Parker, Desert Crest; 3. Lois Krell, Royal Palms; and 4. Helen Fraser, Safari. 
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    C Division: 1. Bruce King, Indian Wells; 2. Gid Carriere, Indian Wells; 3. Chuck Gerock, Palm Desert Greens; and 4. Nancy Grieve, Indian Wells. 
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    D Division: 1. Pete Peterson, Indian Wells; 2. Mark Helvig, Palm Desert Greens; 3. Sherry Bunn, Palm Desert Greens; and 4. Dave Bolton, Indian Wells.
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We Share More From Royal Palms. !!!!! This Time From Japan! 2018 11 13

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Hello Shuffleboard Nation!
Pluckypea and The Moonshooter
are coming at you live
from the booming metropolis of Tokyo.

It’s our first time in this incredible city
and I have to say,
it reminds us a ton
of our homes in NYC and Chicago.

The urban experience is in so many ways universal.
People who live in these cities
are choosing to be surrounded
by an absolute teeming mass of humanity.

Millions of souls willingly compelled to share
the same buildings, sidewalks and trains
and in doing so inherently embracing community.

Perhaps our most special day was spent
playing shuffleboard in a little city outside Yokohama.
We were ushered to the Forrest Tsuziki Club
by our friends Kazunari and Mioko
who we’d met playing in the ISA tournaments
in Brazil, Canada and Florida.

This 40 year old shuffleboard club
sports 12 glorious outdoor courts
and about 100 mostly senior members.


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