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

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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.

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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!!

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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

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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.

Shuffleboard Is Cool Now!! (A long read, BUT WELL WORTH IT!!)

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The Unlikely Rise of … Shuffleboard?
This summer’s hottest new game is best known as a geezer’s pastime. But this new wave has a competitive pro circuit, a party atmosphere, and even advanced analytics. Shuffleboard is cool now.

Tom Petty and REO Speedwagon boomed off the grandstand seats. Players were illuminated by twinkling white Christmas lights hanging from the rafters above the open-air setup. The hubbub was punctuated by the rhythmic smacking of heavy plastic discs against each other and the intermittent eruption of cheers. I stood, stunned into silence, marveling at this unfettered display of youthful vigor. When did shuffleboard — that bastion of geriatric time-killing — become cool?

Florida is home to all manner of kitschy roadside attractions, but the St. Petersburg Shuffleboard Club — which bills itself as the “world’s largest shuffleboard club” — is no Gatorland. I certainly wasn’t expecting a party. But when I arrived this spring, I was greeted by a tailgate gone…

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St. Petersburg Shuffleboard Club’s spring league regular seasons came to an end this week

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The St. Petersburg Shuffleboard Club’s spring league regular seasons came to an end this week. The Monday and Wednesday leagues combined for over 400 players and more than 70 teams. Each league has a 12 team playoff that will be held the week of the 21st, and you can find the standings (and clever team names) attached to this post. Our leagues have been what has really helped grow the club over the past few years. I attached a few pictures of some of our league players and what the facility looks like at sunset. The leagues wouldn’t be possible without our league manager, Jignesh Patel, and the members who help clean up each night. If anyone has any questions about our leagues feel free to e-mail me at ehahmann@gmail.com.–
Erik Hahmann

Here are the Results For the Monday and Wednesday Leagues:  Wednesday+StandingsMonday Standings.   Click…

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Emmett Allen tournament

by  Dean Grattidge   District 7 Reporter
Seven Hills Shuffleboard Tournament: A Commemorative for A Leader.
This singles tournament was played to honor the late Emmett Allen, past program and community leader.
From May 7 to May 9, 2018, 64 players squared off to apply their skills in this District 7 singles event. For 6 years this venue has displayed the name, Emmett Allen in honor of his dedication and service.
All these volunteers are to be commended for their fine efforts: ATM Lynda Goggin, with help from ATM Helen Noeltner, managers, Suzanne Shapiro and Mary Davis, board crew, Ron Needham, Bob Henderson and Chuck Davis. Head ref was George Hayner. Head Scorekeeper was Tootie Chittenden.
Polly Givens had gone out into the community once again, to solicit door prize certificates from the following contributors: Farmer Boys Restaurant, Stater Brothers Market and I-Hop Restaurant.
The number one community sponsor, The Bank of Hemet came forward with generous funding. (We just can’t thank them enough for that!).
A 50-50 drawing helped the host venue defray some of their expenses. Polly Givens organized this drawing.
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Aaron Young, Bank of Hemet official, shown here with Lynda Goggin, Helen Noeltner, and Mary Davis, took the time and effort to come by and hand out awards to the winners. We thank him for that as we thank all the volunteers.
The best part of reporting is to acknowledge this group of eight players who competed at a high level and prevailed in their efforts.
Championship –
First place, front row l-r, Robert Brooks (SDSE) now recognized as the “Gold Standard in competition”. Second place, Ruth Schneider (SDSE)
who put on a classy challenge throughout this low scoring back-and-forth match with Robert. Third, Nadine Hackett (Hemet Muni)
and fourth place, Janet Langenmeier (also from Hemet Muni).
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Consolation round: back row l-r,
First place, Al Elias (SDSE), second, Dennis Sondrini (Heather Estates) – his first tournament win, third, Paul Epps (Hemet West),
and fourth, Ruby Best (Seven Hills) in a high scoring match-up.
All winners received pins and cash as the top finishers; Robert Brooks was awarded the handsome traveling trophy.
Finally, kudos to Harlan Mathews for supplying the remarkable photos of those “over achievers”! Harlan shows his camera to Dean.IMG_2671.jpg
Congratulations to all winners and to all volunteers and participants who helped to evolve this into a well managed tournament.