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					                             -   ATTACK ONAMERICA
                           -"MyFriends I Never Met Are Gone "
   Lefter to: The Editors B My Shuffleboard Family   -   From: Jimmy Britt, Houston, Texas (United States Navy: 1976-1980)

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                                                                     Letter To TG€dit&s & My shuffleboard Family:
                                                                           I hope my views are not too bold, but my friends
                                                                     I never met are gone ... Having served in the United
                                                                     States Navy ( 1 976-1 980) and being a very proud
                                                                     American in this beautiful "land of the free,"I now
                                                                      have a restlessness. My views are extensions
                                                                      (1 feel sure) of all Red Blooded Americans. My
                                                                     freedom will not be jeopardized. I am firm in my
I ' I D E HIGHLIGHTS...       P&g$j                                   convictions. For any coward that attacks an
                                                                      unarmed American should consider their actions as
   Shuflers ' Notebook          2                                     detrimental... for our eyes, as fast as our heartbeats
   Sh ufflem ' H m o r          3                                     will find you ... for this IS the heartbeat of our
   Upcoming Events              4- 7                                  American freedom! God Bless those who were lost
   Editor's Suggestions/News l2,29,38                                 in this tragic act of war - I feel they will, under God's
                                                                       care, guide US.             --Bent but not Broke,Jimmy Britt
   In Memory o$..        -1     17
                                                                       [EDITORS' COMMENT: Jimmy, wellsfafed. We have all
   League Players' Corner      20
   Frisco Eddie (vacation)
    TSA (National) HOF News
                                                                       been praying for the victims o f this war crime and for their
                                                                       loved ones and all the heroes and volunteers working
                                                                       candles; and feeling somewhat helpless. But, we as
                                                                       endlessly at the c i e scene; flying our flags; lighting our ,
   Shuffleboard Directory Ads   30-32                                  Americans are strong. The Eagle (fop leftphoto) fells it         \

    Caleptdar of Events         36-3 7                                 all without speaking. Justice W L L come! May God
                                                                       Bless America & all our Allies, as all the civilized world
   Play Your Way Across the USA 18,37                                  worksjointly to eradicate terrorism and bring justice fo the
                                                                       inhumane cowards that              or support such crimes!]
Page 2                                           The Board TaLk                                    October 2001

                                               Shufflers 'Notebook
                                          News and Kews from The World of Shuffleboard

                                                          and most of all their thoughtFulness, really moved
                                                          us, as you could tell by the joyful tears shed.
                                                              We also want you to know how much we
                                                          appreciate the love and support you have displayed
The Mlbem 'Salute and Thank                               for our successors, Tom and Lynda French. We
                                                          are so proud of them and we thank you for the
Missouri's Eagles Lodge &                                 same caring you showed to us (from Woodie
Players! (letterfollows...
                         )                                Cockrum volunteering to be our very first reporter
                                                          back in the early 80's throughout your years of
 Dear Eagles Lodge & Friends:                             growth) now extended to them. We have
    Missouri is known as the "Show Me" state and          confidence that Missouri will soon be among the top
you folks in Houston sure proved that! You showed         subscriber states in the U.S.A.
 us hospitality and fellowship, you showed us good           The 1,320 miles round-trip from Lansing to
competition, you showed us how to feed hungry             Houston was well-worthwhile and we will be back
shufflers day and night, and -- most of all -- you        again.    -- By: George & Donna Wilber, Lansing, NII
showed us love.                                           [Editor Comment#l: "DITTO!"1
    From the moment we walked in the door of your         [Editors Commeni#2: The Wilbers'OriginalLetter above
great facility and were welcomed by regular               was sent to fhe Eagles Lodge with copies to: Rick
                                                          Piifman, M.S.P.A President; Terrie Boothe, The Hammer
bartender Char (who told us: "We don't shake
                                                          Editor; and Tom & Lynda French, Board Talk Publishers]
hands here -- we hug!") until we headed back to
Michigan, this was one of the greatest shuffleboard       Congmts to Jim Walaee of
experiences in our 17-year "career." You called us
"celebrities," a label that blew our minds. We call       Ma yland (2nd time "Gvandpar3!
you "Special" with a capital "S".                            Congratulations to Jim Wallace on the birth of
    We salute your Eagle staff and officers, the          his second granddaughter, Morgan Jade Heath,
tournament directors and their helpers, all the           born on August 9,2001. He was already the proud
volunteers who made it happen. Most of all, we            grandpa of Taylor Renee Wallace (age 2 112 years)
recognize the local members and guests and your           and now has doubled that pride!!
important support system from St. Louis and other         -- Congrafs from: Brenda Wallace (Jim's wife) and all
parts of the state. How fortunate you are to have         the Market Street Cafe andsurrounding area players!
that kind of shuffleboard network. Every state
should be so lucky (and so smart).                        Missing "SubscriptionDue"!
   A highlight for us was The Board Talk                     Due to our printer/mailer's error of not including
"Broadway" salute, with words written and                 the subscription Due Date on the back cover of the
performed by special people. Their creativity, talent,    address line in the September 2001 issue mailing,
                                                          the grace period was extended for some who were
              --   ATTENTION         --                   within their 45 day grace period and may not have
                                                          noticed their due date on their prior month issue.
       GOOD-BYE "RED CHECK"! Due to a                     PLEASE CHECK YOUR DUE DATES ONBACK
       change in publishers and a new process             COVER.     --Tom & Lynda French, Publishers/€ditors
      required to print and ship this monthly                     (Shufflers'Notebook Continued on Page 18)
    publication, the "RED CHXCK" expiration
      notice is NO LONGER used (since Dec.                     Publication Content information
           2000 issue). Your subscription                    The Board Talk reserves the right to reject any
    EXPIRATION DATE is on the back cover                      advertising or editorial contr.ibutions that the
    (top of address line.) Please use the FORM               publishers deem unacceptable, either because
   inside back cover to renew TIMELY to avoid                o objectionable nzateriul or inconsisfency with
                 missing any issues!                              the newsletter's general editorial and
      (See Page 29 for more detaikd inforatation)                          advertising policies.
October 2001                                    The Board Talk                                             Page 3

                    SHUFFLERS' HUM                                      and FUN
               Humor Series #I1 - Please send in your shuffler humor, jokes, or funny pictures

"IT'SIN THE BOARD                                         ' 's In The Board Talk "
                                                           ! $

                                                          (Lyrics)    ... pelow)
                                                          "Oh there's a shuffleboard table just a few blocks
M.S.RA. ShuffEer Family!                                  down the street.
                                                          That's where we all get together to have some fun
    Tom and Ijust returned from one of the most           and compete.
enjoyable, refreshing, heamarming tournaments that        I'm in The Board Talk
we have ever attended which was held at the Eagles        Look for my face
Aeries F.O.E. # 3911 in Houston, Missouri on Aug.         My partner and me
17-18. This was their 2nd Annual Ladies'                  Just won first place.
Tournament and players and spectators flocked in
from ,at least six states for this two day event.         It's in The Board Talk.   What a great magazine.
    We had over 1400 miles to drive round trip, but it    It's in The Board Talk.   It tells you everything.
was well worth it for such a memorable experience         It's in The Board Talk.   It's Nationwide.
and is certainly a place we will visit again. There are   It's in The Board Talk.   You really should subscribe.
no words to express the warmth and "at-home"              It's in The Board Talk!    Board Talk!
welcome felt or to describe the hospitality that is
provided to every guest immediately upon entering         It's a traveling game as we play from town to town.
their establishment. This tournament was more like        Shooting pucks down the board with all the new
a family reunion (only MUCH better) - something that      friends that we've found.
words cannot describe - you just have to go there         You're in The Board Talk
and experience it first hand. It was great seeing and     Look for your face
meeting those that we had never met except through        You and your partner
e-mail and phone calls and seeing those again that        Just won first place
we have previously met. Getting to spend some
quality time with all the players and George and          (Repeat Stanza #2, followed by Instrumental)
Donna Wilber (first time we've seen them since our
training trip to Michigan last year) was great. Now on    We're in The Board Talk
to a heartwarming highlight of the tournament for us.     Where we belong
The M.S.P.A. members and supporters pulled                For the Wilbers and Frenches
together and worked for weeks to provide a surprise       We wrote this song
performance - singing and pedorming to the tune of        (Repeat Stanza #2)"
"Under The Board Walk" with their own lyrics (see         -- Lyrics Written & Sung By: M.S.P.A. Players!
column 2). The lyrics were penned by Terrie Boothe,
                                                          [EDITORS' COMMENT: See Photo Album and sing-
Jack Murphy, and Melanie "Mel" Shipp. Vocalists
                                                          a-long with lyrics above while viewing the Photo
induded: Terrie Boothe, Judy Edelen, Christy
                                                          Album at: htlp://www.shuffleboardcorner.   com (Click
 Emerson, Jack Murphy, Melanie Shipp, Julie Polson,
                                                          on 2nd Annual Ladies' Tournament Photo Album).
Rhonda Probber and others we may have missed by
                                                          Many thanks again to all of you involved in writing
 name. This performance brought happy tears to
                                                          and performing this masterpiece and to all who
many eyes (especially me and Donna!) and Mary
                                                          expressed to us personally how much The Board
 Brown said she was fighting back tears when she
                                                          Talk really means to you. It makes all the hours
 looked over and saw me and Donna and then her
                                                          spent worthwhile when we realize how much the
tears gave way too. We are hoping that the M.S.P.A.
                                                          publication is appreciated. THANKS!!! Also many
team will submit these lyrics to Starlite Production in
                                                          thanks to Donna Wilber for teaming up with me
 Nashville for considerationon the shuffleboard ajbum
                                                          (Lynda). 50/50 wins were not a bad first try! We'll get
that's in progress. The actual lyrics to this
                                                          'em next time girl -- Tom & Lynda French]
 masterpiece follow on the next column.
                            -- By: Lynda French, Editor          (Shufflers' Humor & Fun Continued on Pg. 14)
Page 4                                             The Board Talk                                 October 2001

                     UpcomingEvents Across the Nation
                       Indiana                                                  Maryland
34th ANNUAL, OPEN DRAW/                                     MEMORLAL TOURNAllMENT
OPEN DOUBLES                                                HARVEY'S PLACE
AMERICAN LEGION 424                                         OCT. 19 - 21,2001
OCT. 6 - 7,2001                                                 Harvey's Place, 3403 Conowingo Rd., Street,
                                                            Maryland will be hosting their Memorial Tournament
     The 34th Annual Open Drawlopen Doubles will
 be hosted at the American Legion Post 424,                 on Oct. 19-21. Friday at 6:30 PM is a Draw Partner
 Bourbon, Indiana on Oct. 6-7. The tournament will          event ($10 entry / 40 entry limit); Saturday at IPM
start on Fri. with an Open Draw Partner event and           is a Bring Partner event ($25 entry per team 1no
sponsor sale starting at 1:00 PM with play starting                                       I
                                                            entry limit); and Sunday at I AM is an Open
immediately after (entry $25/person.) At 7:30 PM            Singles event ($25 entry 140 enty limit). All events
sharp on Fri. night the sponsor sale for Open               15 point gamesldouble elimination (Payoff Iin 4)
 Doubles will start (entry $60/team). If there at least     and handicaps are based upon the 2001 Bowers
40 teams, play will start after the Open Doubles            Rating System. Trophy jackets will be awarded to
sponsor sales; if less than 40 teams, play will start       Singles and Bring Partner winners. For more
at 8:30AM Sat. morning. Pre-Entry for the Open              information, contact Harvey Comer at Harvey's
Doubles must be postmarked by Sept. 20. Entries             Place: (410) 836-8881. NOTE: There is also a
received after Sept. 20th will have a $20/player late       Draw Partner ($5 enty) at 8 PM every Saturday
fee. There will be door prizes, BBQ, and lots of fun!       night at Harvey's Place.
Contact Fritzi Broka to get your entries in or for                               Indiana
questions: Phone: 219-342-2023 or E-mail:
                                                           PRE-STATE TOURNAMENT
                                                           AlWWTS POST 26
mARTLAND OPEN                                              OCT. 26 - 28,2001
                                                              See the AMVETS POST 26 "PRE-STATE
AMERICAN LEGION POST 73                                    TOURNAMENT" flyer inserted into this October
OCT. 12 - 13,2001                                          2007 The Board Talk issue.
   The HEARTLAND OPEN tournament will be
hosted at: the American Legion Post# 73,5000 S.E.          12th ANNUAL NASCTM2001
24th, Del City, OK, on Oct. 12-13th on 7 boards.           RENO SANDS RIKENCY
Friday will be a Draw Partner at 7:00 PM ($25/player
entry; single gameldouble elimination). Saturday           CASINO HOTEL
will be a Bring Partner at 3:00 PM ($50/team; 213 in
winners bracket if time permits depending upon             OCT.28-NOV.4,2001
number of entries; single game in losers bracket.)            See the 2001 NASC tournament flyer with
Bowers' 2001 Ratings will be used; maximum spot            Pre-Registration form in the September 2001
of 4 points. For more info. call the American              The Board Talk issue for more details (including
Legion: 405-670-9128 or 405-670-9120.                      plans to present Jim Foran the Sol Lipkin
                                                           Award during the tourney)!
          Spread the word about                                   (Upcoming Events Continued on Next Page)
             The Board Talk         ...
    Get your fellow shufJters & favorite
      establishments to subscribe &
October 2001                                  The Board Talk                                          Page 5

                      Texas                                 The proceedings kick off on Wednesday at 7:00
                                                        PM with Blind Draw, single elimination tourneys at
HOUSTON BARS TEAM-UP                                    each bar. Danny's will feature a $40 draw for - I s
FOR TURKEY WEEKEND!                                     thru 2s and Triple Crown will hold a handicap for ' I s
                                                        thru 4s draw for $20. Thursday features a 4 person
DANNY'S & TRIPLE CROWN                                  Draft Team tourney at both bars. On Friday, each
                                                        bar will host Singles events with handicapped entry
SPORTS BARS                                             fees. The divisions are (-1,0,1), (1,2,3) and (3,4).
HOUSTON, TEXAS                                          The formal action concludes on Saturday with Bring
                                                        Partner events at both venues. Divisions will consist
NOV. 21-24,2001                                         of (add to 0)' (add to 4) and (add to 6). The main
    Be prepared to pass on that second helping of       Sponsor sale will take place at Danny's with
turkey and dressing. Slack off on that pumpkin pie.     communications to be established with Triple
Save room for.. SHUFFLEBOARD! Danny's Sports            Crown during the sale (details to be announced).
Bar and Triple Crown Bar, two Houston neighbors                                        -- By, Don Meehan, TX
and two of the best shuffleboard venues anywhere
are joining forces to host a shuffleboard tournament     [See the HOUSTON THANKSGIVING
Wednesday, November 21st thru Saturday,                 TOURNAMENT flyer inserted into this issue
November 24th.                                          and/or contact Jack Scott at:
   A ten year tradition in Arlington, Texas, this       281-558-0237 for more details].
tournament moves to Houston this year with the                                             on
                                                                  (Upcoming Events ~bntinued Page 6)
blessings of organizers Jeri Billard, David and
Bobby Williams. Danny's will feature eight boards
and Triple Crown, located about a mile and a half to
the west on Westheimer Road will have four
    Now before you start thinking that this sounds
like it has all the makings of a Chinese Fire Drill,
Jack Scott and his talented, veteran staff assure us               CLASSIFIED ADS:
that through careful planning and scheduling of
events, travel can be kept to a minimum. A shuttle
van will also be available for those who require it.
                                                           FOR SALE: Several dozen Size X I , "Don't
                                                           Bang the Pucks" T-shirts (color: Ash Grey)      -
     "New" Shuffleboard Directory                          $10 ea. w/o pocket; $15 ea. w/pocket,
  Advertiser & Subscriber Starting with                    To order call ...
                                                           Morris "Mosst'Moss at:
         the October 2001 issue:                                           -
                                                           Cell# 9 72- 5 71 7870
         Fiasco Cocktails
 2250 THOUSAND OAKS (behindDairy Queen)
           Phone: 21 0-490-2651
         Owner: Marilyn Anderson
 Shuffleboard, Darts, Pool, Video Games, & More!          LOST WEIGHTS: Bill Wooldridge's case w/
 Enjoy Competition, Scheduled Tournaments &               2 sets of weights (one old Americans owned/
  League Play, and free daily shu#leboardplay!            used over 18 years?) disappeared at the Texas
                  ************                                                             X
                                                          Open, Gold Nugget, Arlington, l aftev 2:15
 THANE7 TO FIASCO COCKTMLS from The                       AM, SepL 1st. PLEASE Contact Bl w/il
  Board Talk Editors (Tom & Lynda French)!                Info.: 81 7-795-0172
Page 6                                          The Board Talk                                October 2001

                    California                                                 Texas
5th ANNUAL THANKSGIVING                                  HOUSTON HOLIDAY OPEN
NOV. 22-25,2001 SPORTSM R & G R M
   Oskar's Sports Bar & Grill, 13415 Woodruff Ave.,
                                                         BROOKHOLLOW HOTEL
                                                         DEC. 26 - 31,2001
Bellflower, California is hosting the 5th Annual            See the Houston Holiday Open 2001
Thanksgiving tourney Nov. 22-25, featuring two           tournament flyer (note Pro Singles change)
events: ABC Draw (Fri., Nov. 23) and Open                inserted into this October issue. Detail flyer w/
Doubles (Sat., Nov. 24) - both events have a 16          preregistration form to come in the November
Team Limit. Sponsor Sales for BOTH events will           2001 issue. The hotel location has changed this
be held at 8:30 PM on Thurs. (Nov. 22) with              year to a more spacious ballroom facility which
Thanksgiving dinner at 9 PM followed by Round            will better accommodate 24 boards (4 more
Robins. On Fri. (Nov. 23) the ABC DRAW starts at         than last year) and with guest rooms that
10 AM; $22/player entry fee; and 2/3 double              typically cost double the tournament rate!
elimination (Bowers 2001 Ratings Used). Sat.             Make your plans now for another year of a great
(Nov. 24) the Open Doubles will start at 10 AM;          tournament and New Years' Eve BASH!
$1OO/team entry fee; and 213 double elimination.
Call for more info.: Paul Weber 562-531-0663, Bob                           Maryland
Davidson 562-804-1636 or Oskar's 562-925-4915.           MASON DIXON CLASSIC
                    Maryland                             HARVEY'S PLACE
HOLlEDAY CLASSIC                                         FEB. 22 - 24,2002
HARVEY'S PLACE                                               Harvey's Place, 3403 Conowingo Rd., Street,
DEC. 7 - 9,2001                                           Maryland will be hosting their Mason Dixon Classic
                                                         Tournament on Feb. 22-24. Friday at 6:30 PM is a
    Harvey's Place, 3403 Conowingo Rd., Street,           Draw Partner event ($10 entry / 40 entry limit);
 Maryland will be hosting their Holiday Classic          Saturday at IPM is a Bring Partner event ($25 entry
Tournament on Dec. 7-9. Friday at 6:30 PM is a                                                        I
                                                         per team / no entry limit); and Sunday at I AM is
 Draw Partner event ($10 entry 140 entry limit);         an Open Singles event ($25 entry / 40 entry limit).
Saturciay a: !P v i a Bring Pariiiei eveni ( 3 ~eniry
                 Fl s                              3     All events are 15 point games, straight, double
per team / no entry limit); and Sunday at I AM is
                                             1            elimination (Payoff 1 in 4) and handicaps are based
an Open Singles event ($25 entry / 40 entry limit).       upon the current Bowers Rating System. Trophy
All events are 15 point games, straight, double          jackets will be awarded to Singles and Bring Partner
 elimination (Payoff 1 in 4) and handicaps are based     winners. For more information, contact Harvey
 upon the current Bowers Rating System. Trophy           Comer at Harvey's Place: (410) 836-8881. NOTE:
jackets will be awarded to Singles and Bring Partner      There is also a Draw Partner ($5 entry) at 8 PM
winners. For more information, contact Harvey            every Saturday night at Harvey's Place.
Comer at Harvey's Place: (410) 836-8881.
                                                                 (Upcoming Events Continued on Next Page)
16th ANNUAL MICHIGAN                                            Spread the word about
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP                                                 The Board Talk             ...
CLUB CAR LOUNGE                                               Get your fellow shufflers &
NOV. 23-25,2001                                               favorite establishments to
   See the 16th Annual Michigan State
Championship tournament flyer inserted into                    subscribe art d advertise!
fhis October 2001 The Board Talk issue.
October 2001                                          The Board Talk                                        Page 7

                   1 ~ 1 v~ a r l1
                           r ~ u
                                                                $10. The 2nd will be Nov. 10 at Triple Crown with
                                                                a Blind Draw event for 2,3,4; $10. The 3rd will be
MARYLA1\TD STATE CHAMPS                                         Dec. 8 at Triple Crown with a Singles for 3,4,5;
                                                                $10 and the 4th will be Dec. 15 at Triple Crown
HARVEY'S PLACE                                                  with a Bring Partner add to 4 for I,2,3 ($60/team).
APR. 19 - 21,2002                                               [See flyer inserted into this October 2001 issue
                                                                for more details and contact information.
   Harvey's Place, 3403 Conowingo Rd., Street,
                                                                Thanks from the Editors to both bars for being
Maryland will be hosting the Maryland State
                                                                Shuffleboard Directory Advertisers!]
Championship Tournament on Apr. 19-21. Friday at
6:30 PM is a Draw Partner event ($10 entry / 40
                                                                                   New York
entry limit); Saturday at 1 PM is a Bring Partner               2001/2002 TOURNAMENT
event ($25 entry per team / no entry limit); and
Sunday at I 1 AM is an Open Singles event ($25                  SCHIEDULE FOR
entry / 40 entry limit). All events are 15 point                DEW DROP INN
games, straight, double elimination (Payoff Iin 4)
and handicaps are based upon the current Bowers                 OCT. 2001 - DEC, 2002
Rating System. Trophy jackets will be awarded to                   The Dew Drop Inn, 37 Virginia St., Waterloo,
Singles and Bring Partner winners. For more                     New York will be hosting several Draw PaHner/Bring
information, contact Harvey Comer: 410-836-8881.                Parfner and Nationals tournaments on 4 in-house
                                                                boards through Dec. 2002 and have provided The
                                                                Board Talk with the following schedule:
HOUSTON HOLIDAY OPEN. -                                            The Draw Partner/Bring Partner tournaments are
                                                                to be held on: Oct. 6-7,2001; Dec. 1-2, 2001; Feb.
FOUR UPCOMING                                                   2-3, 2002; June 1-2, 2002; Oct. 5-6,2002; and Dec.
"QUALIFIERvt   TOURNEYS                                         7-8,2002. Each of these tournaments are held on
                                                                Sat. (Draw Partner-$2O/player)starting at 2 PM and
DANNY'S & TRIPLE CROWN                                          on Sun. (Bring Partner-$20/player) starting at 12
                   QHi                                          Noon. Bring Partner events will have sponsor
SPORTS BARS                                                     sales. The Nationals tournaments are to be held on
                         & Slide ((((0
HOUSTON, TEKAS                       ,fflebu,,,,.od
                                                                Apr. 4-7,2002 and Aug. I-4,2002. Both of these
                                                                tournaments will start on Thursday with $5 and $10
NOV. 3, NOV. 10, DEC. 8, &                                      Warm-up Round Robins at 7 PM; Friday at 6 PM
                                                                with Singles ($30/player); Saturday at 10 AM with
DEC. 10                                                         Mixed Doubles ($30lteam); Saturday at 4 PM with
   With fall coming our way and Halloweenjust                   Draw Partner ($15/player); and Sunday at 12 Noon
around the corner, it means the Houston Holiday                 with Bring Partner ($30lteam). Most events of the
Open 2001 tournament is not too far way. So, if you             Draw PartneriBring Partner and Nationals
are planning to attend the Houston Holiday Open                 tournaments will have sponsor sales. For more
2001, you may want to participate in one or more of             information, contact Tracie Fridley at Dew Drop Inn:
the upcoming "Qualifier" tournaments where                      3 15-539-5729.
winners may get their entry fee paid for the Houston
Holiday Open on December 26-31,2001.
   Hit, Stick, and Slide Shuffleboard School is                 1st ANNUAL THE BOARD
coordinating 4 separate Houston Holiday Open
2001 "Qualifier" tournaments to be hosted at two of             TALK OPEN 2002
the best shuffleboard venues in Houston, Texas:                 PLAZA HOTEL & CASINO
Danny's Sports Bar and Triple Crown Sports Bar,                                      &jm@&
both located on Westheimer -just a few blocks                   MAR. 26 - 31,2002    lzm~~~
apart. Both of these bars will host two "Qualifier"                See 1st Annual Board Talk Open
tournaments each. Both of these bars are great                  tournament flyer inserted into this The ~ o a r d
supporters of shuffleboard and The Board Talk.                  Talk issue and Page 38 for details. Make your
   The 1st will be Nov. 3 at Danny's with 3 events              plans now to attend this 1st year tournament to
of Singles: ('I) I $30; (2) 1,2,3; $20; (3) 3,4,5;
                -1,0, ;                                         be played on 24 Champion shuffleboards!
Page 8                                            The Board Talk                                        October 2001

                       2nd Annual Ladies' Tournament
                                                 August 17-18, 2001
                                          Eagles Lodge #3911, Houston, MO
                                                                                               m r US

                                                                                                .   ?

                                           Reported By: Charlie Riley, MO
                                Photos By: Tom & Lynda French, The Board Talk Editors

               3        The Eagles Lodge 3911 in
Houston, Missouri held it's 2nd Annual Ladies'
                                                              Wilber. Both of the teams that
                                                              beat you two wound up in the money.
Tournament on August 17-18,2001. The events                       Of course veteran director, Rick Pittman and
kicked off Friday evening at 8:00 PM with 34 girls            trainee, Tony Leier did their excellent job of seeing
from Arkansas, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri,                   that everything kept running smoothly and Becky
Tennessee, & Texas wanting a piece of the action              Leier making sure the money was kept straight.
in an Open Draw Partner. After it was all said and            Rick says these ladies tournaments are the easiest
done, 1st place went to Connie McCall of                      to run.
Springfield, MO and "Missouri Legend" Jane
Jefferies of Columbia, MO; 2nd place went to Tonia
Modglin from Muncie, IN and Darlene Reed, a local
girl from Houston, MO (this was Darlene's first                                -    JA!
tournament and she had only been playing a couple
months); 3rd was won by Deb Voorhis of Fairmont,              )i  YOU have Gv&
IN and Peggy Hodge of Benton, AR; and 4th went to             been to an Eagles tournament,
Sheryl Cockerill (another Muncie, IN player) and              you don't know what it is like to
Darlene Utter from Cuba, MO; and believe it or not,           have plenty of good food...
The Board Talk girls, Lynda French and Donna                  the pork butts for this tourney
Wilber drew each other but failed to finish in the            were prepared under the
money.                                                        direction of Charlie Shea and
    The main event, Bring Partner, started at noon            all the ladies brought in side
Saturday with 16 teams present. Don't let those big           dishes - it was fantastic!
smiles on these girls fool you. Every one of them             (Jean & Woodie Cockrum brought a beautiful
came here to take first place. After it was all over          homemade "Good Luck" cake (top left pic. above))
(about closing time), it was that Missouri girl,                  We would also like to thank Scott & Mayoma
Connie McCall and Joyce Pe!tnn fmm L i t t ! ~  Finrk,        T
                                                               I uwr uey lur loaning us iineir personai board for tihe
                                                                          I   - -

Arkansas coming out on top. These ladies were                 men to play on. There was some tough competition
sent to the losers bracket in their very first match of       there also. Now for some pictures of all the fun!
the tournament by the very strong Indiana team of
Deb Voorhis and Tonia Modglin (15 to 41, only to                                              LEFT: NOTABLE:
have them come back and double dip them 15 to 7                                              Tom (bottom center) &
and 15 to14 to win the tournament with Deb and                                               Lynda French (top
Tonia taking 2nd place. Another very strong team                                             center)drove over 700
from Indiana, Mary Brown and Sheryl Cockerill,                                               miles from Texas and
                                                                                             George &Donna Wilber
took 3rd place. The St. Louis, Missouri team of
                                                                                             [lefl and right both pics)
Terrie Boothe, editor of "The Hammer" (the Missouri                                          drove almost 700 miles
Shuffleboard Players Association (M.S. P.A.)                                                 from Michigan... only to
publication,) and Melanie Shipp took 4th place; and                                          arrive on Thursday
sharing 5th place was the mother and daughter                                                afternoon at precisely the
team of Judy Edelen and Christy Emerson of St.                                               same time for motel
Louis, MO and Houston's local team of Cheryl                                                 check-in and then on to
Dorsey and Brenda Barton.                                                                    the Eagles for Thursday's
    We were very happy to have all these players                                             Challenge Matches...
from out-of-town and out-of-state attend this                                                what are the odds of that
                                                                                             precise timinghappening
tournament. Especially our celebrities: "The Board
Talk" team of Lynda French and Donna
                                                                                            'Continued on Page I I )
October2001                                                  The Board Talk                                              Page 9

Washington State v

Report & Photos By: Larry Pearson,
Tournament Director
                                     42nd state
                                     State bird: wiliow goldfinch
                                     Slots flower: coost rhoa08Jendron
                                                                         ABOVE 3rd Place               LEFT 4th Place Open
    The Washington State Champs for Year 2001                            Open Doubles: Mike            Doubles: Jim Allis (left)/
for Singles and Open Doubles are:                                        OlsonlMike Keevil             "Firehouse" FreddieJohns
SINGLES WinnerslChamps:                                                  (right)

                                                                         Warsaw Eagles #I339
                                     LEFT 1st Place
                                     Singles Champ:                      August 3, 2007
                                                                         Eagles #I339 (Open Singles)
                                     Larry Pearson                       Warsaw, I N
                                                                         By: Terry Dowel1

                                                                             On Friday, August 3rd, the heat index in Warsaw
                                                                         was l o 5 degrees and the Singles action inside the
                                                                         Warsaw Eagles #I339 was every bit as hot.
                                                                         Starting at 6 PM, 18 players battled on the 2 in-
                                                                         house boards. When it was all over at 1 PM on
                                                                         Saturday, the unflappable Mary Brown had outlasted
                                                                         all the other top layers in Indiana. Finishing 2nd
                                                                         place was Dave "Fluffy" Boaz, with Brian Collins
                                                                         taking 3rd and Bourbonite Gary Anglin taking 4th.
                                                                         With the likes of Mike1Johnson, Jirn Long, Larry
                                                                         Creakbaum and Glen Ingram, among other
                                                                         participating, you could say it was a great win. But
                                                                         for Mary, it's business as usual. With Deb Voorhis
                                                                         and Mary capturing the Bourbon Spring Doubles.
ABOVE 2nd Place              ABOVE 3rd Place                             The always tough Shannon McLeod, Sheryl Cokerill,
Singles: Tom Campbell        Singies: Mike Thorpe (not                   etc., I'd have to say that Indiana has a women's
                             pictured - 4th Place: Jim
                                                                         team that could whip any other state team in the
                                                                         country! "What do you think Bobby Williams?"
OPEN DOUBLES WinnersiChamps:                                                 After completing the Singles action, everybody
                                                                         regrouped to try their luck (skills) in the Doubles
                                                                         event. Eight teams vied for this title with Jim Long
                                                                         and Glen lngram grabbing 1st place and Vicki
                                                                         Morgan and Dave Welch settling for 2nd place.
                                                                         Hmm... now there's Vicki - another female shooter!
                                                                             Thanks to all the players and the Eagles for it's
                                                                         good food, entertainment (casino, Karaoke) and
                                                                         great boards. Watch the Calendar of Events for
ABOVE 1st Place Open          ABOVE 2nd Place Open                       three more tournaments at the Eagles in the next
Doubles Champs: Carl          Doubles: Jim ForanIJohn                    eight months. Hope to see you all there!!
                              "Mitch" Mitchell (right)                                                   -- By: Terry Dowell, IN
I   Page 10                                              The Board Talk                                    October 2001

    1st Annual Joel (Pappy)                                                                  LEFT: 4th Place Singles:
    Rahn Singles                                                                             Randy Nusserand (not
                                                                                             pictured winners): 5th/6th
                                                                                             Place: Mike Roach and Morey
    TourneyResults!                                                                          Balins; 7th/8th Place: Jeff
    June 744 2001
                                                                                             Volchek and Jim Kosiske
    Piccolo's Bar & Joe's Duck Inn
    Omaha, NE                                                           Prize and Sponsor monies were paid to 8
    Reported By: Char Rahn, NE                                     places. We had great food during the tournament
                                                                   and 1 would like to thank everybody who brought
       The 1st Annual Joel (Pappy) Rahn Tournament                 food and all the bartenders for doing such a great
    held June 7-40 (sponsor sale on June 6) was                    job keeping up with the Shufflers. A big "thank you"
    hosted by Sam and Tim Piccolo at Piccolo's Bar                 to Joe, Sam and Tim for hosting the tournament at
    and Joe Spielman at Joe's Duck Inn (both                       their establishments. Thanks to all our out-of-town
    establishments located in Omaha, NE.) Play was                 friends who came: Ron Sosovec (CO), Scott Auten
    held on 4 boards with 34 players vying for a share of          (KS), and Jeff Womble (TX.) Thanks to ALL the
    the $6,600 pot. Format was 2 out of 3Idouble                   players, we had a first timer and one on crutches
    elimination in winner's bracket and 21 point single            who gave it their all too!
    game in the loser's bracket.                                       A big "Thank You" to Lenny and Sue Webster for
       What a finish to the tournament! During the first           spearheading the tournament in Joel's name and to
    frame of the third game, the electricity went out. It          Marty Shepard, Randy Nusser, Cyndi Busch, and all
    was 95 degrees outside with humidity about 90                  those that worked on the tourney from beginning to
    degrees, so it started getting hot. Lenny Webster,             end. It was a very nice tournament and meant alot
    Tournament Director, works for OPPD (the Omaha                 to me.
    power company) and did everything he could to try                  Thanks to the Shuffleboard League of Omaha
    to get power. After an hour and 20 minutes, with it            and Triple Crown for the 2 sets of weights they
    getting hotter and hotter, Don Zahm and Ron                    donated for a raffle, which were won by Joe
    Campbell decided to split 1st and 2nd and be                   Spielman and Junior Butler. Thanks to Dan
    named "Singles Co-Champs."                                     Bruggeman for the beautiful double weight case he
                                                                   made and was raffled off and won by Tom Galvin.
                                                                   Also, thanks to my son Vernon who donated the
                                                                   steaks and shrimp that was won by Jackie Jackson.
                                                                       A special thank you to the Busch family, Art,
                                                                   Chuck and Cyndi, for the beautiful recognition
                                                                   plaques they gave to Piccolo's Bar and Joe's Duck
                                                                    Inn with name tags so that each year the first three
                                                                   winner names will be engraved and placed on the
                                                                   plaque starting with the top three winners of this first
                                                                        Below the picture on the plaque is an engraved
    ABOVE: 1st and 2nd Place Singles (Split):                      tribute to Joel (below):
    Char Rahn (leti)and Len Webster, TournamentDirector                              Joel (Pappy) Rahn
    (right) congratulate 7st/2ndPlace Winners (Split): (center                            1938-2000
    left to righf) Ron Campbell and Don Zahm.                           "In memory of a wonderful man, husband,
                                                                       father and friend, who loved people and the
                                               LEFT: 3rd
                                                                                   sport of competition. "
                                               John Kosiske          Again, many thanks to all the players and
                                               (center)            spectators who came to this first annual event to
                                               congratulated       honor Joel Rahn.          --
                                                                                            Thank you, Char Rahn, NE
                                               by Char and
October 2001                                    The Board Talk                                              Page 11

  2nd Annual Ladies' Tournament. (ContinuedFronZPnge8                       ..
                LEFT: NOTABLE: Sheryl
               Cockerill (left)from Indiana and
               Lynda French from Texas teamed up
               on Thursdayafternoon for Challenge
               Matches and only lost one game from
               5 PM 'ti1closing (they say they lost
               one because they were practicing
               some tricks for the Fri & Sat.
               upcoming events?!?! <grin>)

                             LEFT: NOTABLE:                  - -.   --   .. -.- . . .. .
                                                                           .  .  ... .     .

                             Roy Jefferies and            ABOVE: NOTABLE: Surprise Performance... There
                             Jane Jefferies (both         were very few dry eyes in the house after this talented
                                                          group of M.S.P.A. players performed and sang a song
                                                          they penned titled: "It's In the Board Talk," sung to the
                             Columbia, MO and             tune of "Under The Board Walk" to honor George/Donna
                                                          Wilber (Founders and prior Publishers/Editors of The
                              competition and won!        Board Talk)and Tom/Lynda French (current The Board
                   Jane Jefferies, one of the three       Talk Publishers/Editors)! What a song & performance!
                   "Missouri Legends" of the Game         (See Page 3 of this issue for the lyrics and more...)
                   (see plaque on leff which is
                   displayed at the Eagles Lodge),        "Draw Partner" (17 teams) Winners Were:
                  joined the competition and ended
                   up taking a Draw Partner (Friday
                   event) 1stPlace with Connie
                   McCall of Springfield. You can
                   read more about Roy & Jane and

                           ge 70. Quite a couple
                            ted greatplayers too!
                            LEFT: NOTABLE:
                            "Thunder" Bill Hill (right)
                            a Missouri Hall of            ABOVE 1st & 2nd Place "Draw Partner" Winners:
                            Famer, drove in to                                                            Jefferies
                                                          (left to right) 1st Place: Jane "Missouri ~egend"
                            support the ladies &          of Columbia, MO and Connie McCall of Springfield, MO;
                                                          and 2nd Place: Darlene Reed of Houston, MO and Tonia
                                                          Modglin of Muncie, IN.

                            (leff)! Everyone enjoyed
                            seeing,playing and
                            CHATTlNG with these

                            LEFT: NOTABLE:
                            "Thunder" Bill Hill
                            "Super Sam" Eveland
                            (centerle~?) wish those       ABOVE 3rd & 4th Place "Draw Partner" Winners:
                            Missouri ladies the best      (left to right) 3rd Place: Deb Voorhis of Fairmont, IN and
                            of luck! [Editors             Peggy Hodge of Benton, AR; & 4th Place: Darlene Utler
                            Question forsuper             from Cuba, MO; and Sheryl Cockerill from Muncie, IN
                            Sam: "Who was the
                            best player in the house
                            beforeyouarrived?'7                                                (Continued on Page 12)
Page 12                                           The Board Talk                                  October 2001

2nd Annual Ladies'
(ContimwiFrom Page 11)
                                           ...                     IMPORTANT NOTICES
"Brina Partner" (16 teams) Winners Were:                           FROM THE EDITORS'!
                               LEFT: 1st Place
                               "Bring Parher": (left
                               to right) Connie McCall        Notice #I: Mark your calendars now and
                               of Springfield,MO and          plan to attend the "1st Annual The Board
                               Joyce Pelton of Benton,        Talk Open" tournament to be held at the
                               AR (Joyce's 2nd year to
                               take I Place!) Way to
                                                              Plaza Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV on
                               go girls!                      March 26-31. See Flyer Inserted in this issue
                                                              for more details. Thanks to all those that
                                                              have volunteered to help us and to those
                               LEFT: 2nd Place                assisting us to acquire sponsors. If
                               "Bring Partner": Deb           interested in helping us or if you have
                               Voorhis of Fairmont, IN        suggested sponsorship donors, etc., please
                               (left)and Tonia Modglin        contact us. Sponsorship $$ donations will
                               of Muncie, IN (right)          help contribute to "added pot." Sponsors will
                                                              be recognized at the tournament with their
                               Sponsor: Gregg
                               Cockerill (center)             name or establishment or company name (or
                                                              banners) displayed at the tournament. (See
                                                              Page 34 for current Sponsor list and sponsor
                                LEFT: 3rd Place               category details.) Thus far, we already
                               "Bring Partner": Mary          have one DIAMOND and several SILVER
                               Brown of Ft. Wayne, IN         sponsors! Any cash sponsors, shouId make
                                (left) and Sheryl
                                                              checks payable to: The Board Talk
                                Cockerill of Muncie, IN
                                (right) being                 Tournament and mail to: The Board Talk,
                                congratulatedby               C/O Tom & Lynda French, Editors, 12710 Red
                                Sponsor: Mike Reeve           Deer Pass, Austin, Texas 78729-6436.
                                (center- who also
                               sponsored I place-
                                               st             Notice #2: Reminder that input for each
                               \!!=;I  tc pick 'em Mike!)     i.iionihiy piibiication rniisi be received before
                                                              the 15th of each month because our print
                               LEFT: 4th PIace
                               "Bring Partner1': The
                                                              job gets picked up on the 15th and the
                               St. Louis, MO team             publication cannot be altered after it has gone
                                                              to the printerlmailer. If the 25th falls on a
                                                              weekend, then it is picked up the following
                                                               business day after the weekend. Try to
                                                              submit your input as early as possible to
                                                              avoid us having to hold over late arrivals for
                                                              the following month's issue. We typeset as
   "Bring Partner" 5th Place tie (not pictured) went          input arrives. Early submissions are greatly
to: MotherlDaugtherteam of Judy Edelen and                    appreciated and better ensures that your
Christy Emerson of St. Louis, MO; and Cheryl                  news gets included timely.
Dorsey and Brenda Barton of Houston, MO.
                                                              Notice # : Thanks to all The Board Talk
                            LEFT: Tournament
                            Directors Tony Leier (left)       supporters that have been very active in
                            and Rick Pittman take a           introducing new subscribers and advertisers
                            short "photo" break after         and to those that have been purchasing gift
                            someverydedicatedwork             subscriptions for their friends, families and
                            runninga smooth tourney!          customers.              MANY THANKS! --T&L
                             (Continued on Page 13)
October2001             The Board Talk                               Page 13

       2nd Annual Ladies ' Tournament.   ..               Page 12,
Page 14                                               The Board Talk                                October 2001

                       SHUFFLERS' HUM                                      and FUN
                                     Humor Series # I 1 - Continued From Page 3

The Wilbers Capture                                             Congrats to and Poem
Lynda ' Nice "Kctory "
       s                                                       for Bob Brunskill -
Smile!                                                         Recent California HOF
                          LEFT: Lynda French...
                          All The Board Talk readers
                          recognize Lynda French (leff) as
                          a talented Editor. Computer          A Poem for Bob Brunskill
                          literates admire her skills as a     By: Audree Rasmussen
                          Webmaster. Opponents on the          (September 7,2001)
                          boards don't take her '2'rating
                          too seriously and partners look      A very special weekend
                          to her for leadership and points.    A tournament is in store
                          But, this multi-faced personality    Lots of people here for fun
                          has one little-known talent,         Teams total 54!
                          uncovered by us recently in
                          Houston, Missouri. As
                           "neighbors"of the Frenches at       Also here to honor
                          the motel, we found ourselves        A special man to all
                          invaded by "man-eating"flies         Mr. Bob Brunskill
                          and called next-door for help        Going intothe 'Hall'
                          from Lynda. She has a unique,
                          fail-safe method: shoo the flies     A man of much admired skill
                          into a tiny bathroom, close the      Not only on the board
                          door, and then beat the hell out     He handles all the paperwork
of them with an old issue of The Board Talk. WOW, what         For which he is never bored
a fly swatter! Above photo shows her victory smile after
she opened the door and declared victory agahsfthe
                                                               He 'shufiies' like a master
army of "man-eating" flies (with fly swatter still in-hand)!
                                                               His skill can leave you lost
--Submitted By: George & Donna Wilber, Lansing,
Michigan (The Board Talk Founders and Prior Editors)           No friends upon the shuffleboard
                                                               You win at any cost!

                                                               Off the board he's priceless
  Spread the word about                                        Gentle, kind and strong

    The Board Talk                             ...             Well deserving of the honor.. .
                                                               The Hall of Fame where you belong.

     Get your fellow                                            Congratulations Bob! -By: Audree Rasmussen, CA

                                                               [Editor Comment: See Page 16 of this issue for the
                                                               "4th Annual Billy Chiles Memorial Tournament"
         establishments to                                     results.]

           subscribe and
                                                                 (ShuRlers' Humor & Fun Continued on Next Page)
October 2001                                     The Board Talk                                           Page 15    I

                  SHUFFLERS' HUM                                       and FUN
                               Humor Series # l I   - Continued From Page 14

   ABOVE Original by Hit Stick & Slide School,
   Houston, Texas

    RIGHC 'FXCUSES" origial cartoon... bylane
    Mourgos, Shufler from California!

                                                            LEFT- Another orlginal cartoon by our Shufling
                                                            Kenrucky Duo: Mike & Susie ffalstead [Editor
                                                            Commenc N o w can anyone imagine Leon trying his
                                                            best t o get qualified for an event he wishes t o play
                                                            in? Hope to see ya'at Danny's, Leon! (grin) -- Lynda
                                                            French, Editor]

                                                                                             Hit Slick & S/ide
                                                                                             Houston, 7X

                                                              m o m m s b CUWt W           e A MwST

                                                             ABOVE Original by Hit Srick & Slide School,
                                                             Houston, Texas
    Page 16                                        The Board Talk                                    October 2001

    4th Annual
    BilZy Chiles
i   Memorial
    September f-3, 2001
    Silver Spur
    San Bernardino, CA                                       ABOVE: 2nd Place ABC Biind Draw Phil Watts,
                                                             Marion Bailey, and Mike Alten
    Results Submitted By: Audree Rasmussen, CA

       Thanks to all for a wonderful turnout! Old friends
    conversed, new friends were made and fun was
    had by alt. The array of food was outstanding - A
    banquet fit for a King! Congratulations to Mr. Bob
    Brunskilt on his well deserved induction into the
    California Shuffleboard Hall of Fame. An honor
    greatly deserved to an outstanding shuffleboard
    players and a wonderful human being. His hard
    work to keep our tournaments on track has been           ABOVE: 3rd Place ABC Blind Draw AZTurnbo, Dan
    greatly appreciated and now duly honored. An             Leach, and Ralph Clough and (not pictured) 4th Place
    honorable thank you for your efforts.                    winners were: Jim Stuart, Dot Bastanchury, and Gloria
       The beautiful diamond ring donation to raise          Duron.
    funds for the California Shuffleboard Hall of Fame       Doubles (Brina Partner) Winners:
    by Bobby and Charlene Goldsmith was greatly              (I Teams120 players)
    appreciated. It was won by "Freddi" and she was
       A big thank you to John McDermott for donating
    the wax for the boards. A great job was done by Mr.
    Paul Weber at the auction. An additional thank vou
    to Rick (Bubba) Warren and Jolene Lembke for                                         Bill Maxwell and Ted i
    putting together a great tournament and Hall of                                      (Zariphes)
     Fame induction. A special thanks to Mr. Ryan
    Sharp for the use of board# during the tournament.
       All artful skills, patience and support was much
    appreciated. Again, thanks to all! Winners were:
    ABC Blind Draw Winners: (18 Teamsl54players)

                                                                                         LEFT: 2nd Place Doubles
                                                                                         AZTurnbo and Paul Parks
                                                                                         and (not pictured) 3rd Place:
                                                                                         Eric Chiles and Rich

    ABOVE: 1st Place ABC Blind Draw Chuck McGee,
    Pete Craven, and Paul Parks
                                              -.   .. .-
                                                       .      -   -                                      -   -

                                               The Board Talk                                                Page 17

In Fond Memory of ...                                   In Fond Memory o ...
Steve Hartman from                                      A/ Ryan from
Phoenix, Arizona                                        Brooklyn, New York
April 3 , 1956 - July 28, 2001
       0                                                    I was so saddened when I recently received a phone
                                                        call from Bill Lally (PA), long-time excellent player who
                                                        is now retired from shuffleboard, who informed me that
                                                        Al Ryan of Brooklyn, NY died this past FebruarylMarch
                                                        timeframe (I am trying to get the precise date
                                                        confirmed.) Many old time shufflers remember the era
                                                        when Al and his brother John Ryan owned a bar in
                                                        Brooklyn, NY with a shuffleboard. No trip to the east
                                                        coast was worth taking without playing the Ryans from
                                                        Brooklyn! I was not around in those days, but I have
                                                        read the stories of the skill and competition that Al and
                                                        John provided to the game. Not many from the current
                                                        tournaments will remember them, except maybe in
                                                        later years when Al would come to the east coast and
                                                        play in Singles only. He felt his game was gone and he
                                                        didn't want to hold somebody else back. Another great
    The Arizona shuffleboard family has lost one of     player and fine gentleman has left us for the great blue
their players, Steve Hartman (pictured above), who      sky and golden tournaments. He will be missed.
passed away after a brief illness on July 28,2001 at                                        -- By: Dick Gorman, DE
the young age of 45.
   Steve was born April 30, 1956 in Frederick,
Oklahoma but grew up in Lomita, California. He
started playing shuffleboard there at the PM Tavern
and was always proud to say that Tommy Workman
taught him how to play. Just a month before he
                                                           Fiasco Cocktails
passed away he was telling me (Wendell Herbison of         2250 THOUSAND O M S (Behind Dairy Queen)
Glendale, Arizona) about $2.00 games and Tommy                     SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS
teaching him to shoot the rails back when he first
                                                                     Phone: 210-490-2651
started playing.
    Steve moved to Arizona in 1986 to help his mom            b. . Ovnec Marilyn Acdersm
                                                                      " ,

run Slicks (a bar in Glendale that had shuffleboard
play) and played in local leagues until 1989 when he                        TWO SHUFFLEBOARDS!
moved to Las Vega with his wife Denise (also a             Shuffleboard, Darts, Pool, Video Games, & More!
shuffleboard player). He continued to play in leagues      Enjoy Competition, Scheduled Tournaments &
for money plays and the brass rails in Las Vegas.           League Play, and free daily shuffleboardplay!
   In 1994, he returned to Phoenix and played in                                   ****
many leagues and tournaments, most recently
winning two events at a Doubles Draw at Enoch's
Sports Lounge. He loved the game and was always
                                                              October 13,2001
ready for a challenge. He was a union plumber with
over 20 years experience and a sports fanatic - the              A-B Draws
Arizona Diamondbacks being his favorite team. We
will all miss him.
PS: We all went to Kirk's Korner following the
                                                              6 PM to Closing
service. There was so much food and, of course,             Each A-B Draw will be $5 Entry with conti&ous
shuffleboard. Thanks to the many people who came.           A-B Draws on two boards from 6 PM to Closing.
                       --   By: Wendell Herbison, AZ       Y'all conzaplay and join the fiin on Oct. 13th in the
                                                                    Alamo Ct at Fiasco Cocktails!!
    Page 18                                        The Board Talk                                 October 2001

                                     Sh ufflers ' Notebook                             (Continuadfio*r Page

                                            News and Eews from The World of Shuffleboard
I                                                            "PLAY YOUR WAY ACROSS

                                                             THE USA " - Annual Editions!

                                                                The annual "Play Your Way Across the USA -
                                                            June 2001 Edition," was mailed as a %page insert
                                                            in The Board Talk's June 2001 Issue. We have had
    Seeking Information on Missing                          several inquiries and requests to publish this twice
    Weights!                                                a year instead of annually. We would be more than
                                                            happy to have two editions per year if there are
    LOST NEIGHTS: Weight case (blaclc, double               some subscribers or establishments that would like
    cassette type with mesh zipper pocket) with two sets    to help sponsor additional editions. We had no
    of weights (one old and one new set of Americans)       sponsors or cosponsors on the June 2001 edition,
    with one set being very sentimental (owneflused for     so the cost of publishing it was absorbed solely by
    over 18 years!) disappeared on Aug. 31-Sept. 1 from     The Board Talk. We cannot increase the frequency
    the Texas Open tournament held at the Gold Nugget       of the "Play Your Way Across the USA" publication
    in Arlington, TX sometime after 2:15 AM and before      insert without some sponsors to help pay for the
    reopening later that ntorning.                          cost of doing so. So, let us know if any of you
         The old Americans are the gravest loss from this   would like to sponsor or cosponsor the annual
    unfortunate incident, as I have owned and used          edition andlor donate to help sponsor an additional
    them for over 18 years! There is no mistaking the       edition (semiannual, rather than annual.)
    weight case, as it has my name on the front of it            Shuffleboard establishments get placed in the
    and inside there are pictures of me and my              "Play Your Way Across the USA" at no charge if
    granddaughter which were taken in China Town            they are a currently paid The Board Talk subscriber
    (San Francisco) and are also of sentimental value.      and/or Shuffleboard Directory Advertiser.
         Exhausted when I left, 1 mistakenly picked up      Shuffleboard players religiously refer to this
    Linda Nobles weight case (same design as mine).         publication to find places to play in their travels,
    When Linda left about 2 1 5 AM, she couldn't find her   during vacations, and iflwhen they relocate or move
    weight case, but did notice that mine was still there   to other areas of the country.
    while looking for hers (last time anyone recalls             Since the June 2001 issue, there are some
    seeing them). There were very few still there           establishments that may be dropped if renewals are
    finishing up matches at that time being 8 persons       not received before the next edition. There are also
     playing: Johnny Wayne Crawford, Carlos Guzrnan,        a number of new establishments that have been
     Maylon & Linda Nobles, Bob Lee, Lenny & Sue            added for the next edition (example: See Page 37
    Webster, and Diana Hagen and 3 spectators: Billy         of this issue for 3 new places to play that have been
     Mays, J.D. Sweet, and Jack and the closing crew         added this month.) If your establishment is a
    and cleanup worker before reopening later that          subscriber or directory advertiser at this time, you
     morning.                                                might help ensure that they realize when their
         I think I talked with most of those listed above    renewals are due so that they do not get dropped
     (known to have still been in the club when the         from the next edition. If your establishment is not
    weights were last seen by Linda Nobles.) However,       yet a subscriber or directory advertiser, then you
     if anyone has information or knowledge of the           might show them your June 2001 Edition and some
     potential whereabouts of my weight case and             Shuffleboard Directory Ad samples from one or
     weights (especially my old set of Americans),           more of your issues. Establishment subscriptions
     please contact me at: 817-795-0172.                     are $30/year for 4th Class Mailing or $55lyear for
        -- Thanks, Bill "Wooley" Woodridge, Arlington, 7X    1st Class Mailing and Shuffleboard Directory Ads
                                                             are $1001year or $-l  Solyear (depending upon which
                                                             size ad they select). Thanks! --Tom & Lynda
                                                             French, The Board Talk Publishers/Editors
                                                                      (Shufflers' Notebook Continued On Page 24)
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          *Plastic Scoreboards and "T" Squares
                *Six Different Wax Speeds
       *Combo Cleaner & Master Glaze & Paste Wax
              *Shuffleboard Silicone Spray
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                            League Players ' Comer
         (League Players' Corner - Series #9: New Section First Added In The February 2001 Issue)

    We (The Board Talk Publishers/Editors)asked                  Name of the League, Location, # of Divisions, # of
for League Play Reporter "volunteers" in several                 Teams, # of Players, how many seasons you play,
prior issues. Thus far, we have the following                    # of weeks for each Season, and any Web Site
volunteers:                                                      Addresses for those Leagues [Editor Comment:
The Board Talk League Play Reporters:                            Send Copy of this information to The Board Talk
NamelLocationlE-mail Address (if available):                     also at: / so information and
                                                                 websites can be added to League Players' Corner
Steve BrownlOrion,MI/                             section.] We are interested in helping this game
Al DiBellalPhiladelphia,                  grow as much as we can, and we can go a lot
Don MeehanlHouston,TX/                     further and faster with your help. We are picking up
Steve EdwardslHouston,TX/             new players in Houston all the time. We see them
Sal MancusolGarland,                         playing pool, Backgammon, darts or just sitting on a
Gordie SmithlCanada/                  bar stool talking. Someone will walk up to them and
Jimmy and Brenda WallacelPort Deposit, MDI                       say how about playing a game of Shuffleboard and
Wendell HerbisonIGlendale,                  before you know it they are hooked on the game.
Leaaue Plavers' websites:                                             If you are interested in joining in on the fun let us                    know. Join our e-mail list and keep track of what we       have going on. The interest in our school is growing
        Hit, Stick & Slide                                       each month. We welcome any comments or
                                                                 suggestions that you may have.

0       News By: Steve E. !@
   Hit, Stick and Slide will be having (2) qualifying
                                                                     Hit, Stick and Slide's web site to find out more
                                                                 about our courses, times and dates of classes.
                                                                 Reserve your place in one of our classes with
tournaments for the Houston Holiday Open on                      "PayPal" on our web site. Only10 students per
Nov.3rd and Dec.1st (See flyer insert - October                  class. Reserve your spot now!
2001 The Board Talk for details). We are gearing up              Have a Great Day and Good Shuffling to everyone!
some of our students for their first tournaments in                  The Hit, Stick, and Slide Blind Draw Field Trip at
Houston, Texas. We have a roaming Blind Draw                     Bobby's Sports Bar on Sept. 9th winners were:
Field Trip where our students along with local
Houston players, go to different bars every other
week on Thursday to play. This enables our
students to adapt to different boards and play
against various types of people. Our current list of
blind draw locations consist of: Triple Crown Sports             ABOVE: WINNERS: (left to right) 6t-i;; Walker, John
Bar, Danny's Sports Bar, Sansone's Sports Bar,                                                            ~s
                                                                 (localplayer),~ a r l e n e ' ~ u m m i iKen,Mgas, Tod (local
Bobby's Sports Bar and the Hot Dog Shop. Hit,                    player), and Steve Edwardsin the following winning order:
Stick and Slide would like to thank all of these                 1st Place, Brian Walker/John; 2nd Place, Darlene
locations for their help and support with our blind              CummingdKenMigas; and 3rd Place, Steve Edwardsflod
draw field trips. Other players in Houston have
noticed and complemented our students on how
 much their game has changed. We have had one
student T.C. Graves (a retired firefighter) drive over
300 miles to take one of our courses. Thank you
    Shuffleboard Leaaues- Hit, Stick and Slide is
 interested in knowing just how many Shuffleboard                   Contact: Steve Edwards, Off: 281-380-0917, 281530-
                                                                 9973, or E-mail: hitstickandslide@, or v s t
 Leagues there are in the United States. Please
 send us an e-mail and let us know about any
 leagues that you play in or know of. Send us the                         (League Players' Corner Con% Page on 33)
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Winston 2001 Labor Day Weekend
(Rural American Open) Results!
August 31 September 3,2001
Willee's Sports Bar & 99 Tavern, Winston, Oregon
Reported By: Steve Fisher, OR

    The second year of the "Rural American Open"
was loads of fun as a wonderful group of 17                 front office. Be sure to ask her about the
Californians traveled north to blend with our Oregon        "Tournament Software" she is working on. When it
players to compete in five different events. A sum          is completed, all tournament directors will want a
of 63 participants competed for nearly $14,000 in           copy - guaranteed!!
total prize money.                                              Easv Reading Breakdown of Winners and some
    There were new winners (in all events) from last        winner photos follow:
year.                                                       OPEN SINGLES:
    In the Open Singles event, Dudley Hutcherson
(Escondido CA) took top honors beating out last
years winner Darrol Nelson (runner-up), with Nick
Chaffin of Roseville, CA claiming third place.
    The Open doubles finished with Hal Perry and
Chuck Norris winning the event, in what turned out
to be a grinding session over locals Darrol Nelson
and Doug Buhl. Doug and Darrol came out of the
losers bracket to force a second (two out of three)
before succumbing to the formidable champions.
Mike Kinney (Medford) and Steve Fisher (Winston)
placed third, with John Hyatt (Kelso, WA) and Dick          ABOVE: 1st: Dudley Hutcherson (center);
Hefflin (Ranier, OR) finishing in fourth place.             2nd: Darrol Nelson (lefo; & 3rd: Nick Chaffin(right)
    Local Dan Holland turned out to be the biggest          OPEN DOUBLES:
prizewinner by virtue of winning all three "B" events.
This was Dan's first, second and third "Event
Viciories" in nis short career as a shufiieboard
player. Congratulations!!!
    Dan beat out Charlie Busch (Sacramento, 2nd),
to win the "B" Singles, while Dick Moore (Coos Bay,
OR) and Kenny Rogers (White City, OR) placed
third and fourth respectfully.
    In the "6" doubles, Dan and Glen Redding (Coos
Bay) edged Jim Koch (Winston) and Butch Davis
(Medford) for first place while Kevin Callaway
(Winston) and Kenny Rogers claimed third. Locals
Clyde VanOrman and James Watson finished                                                          LEFT: 2nd:
fourth. Lastly, Danny and Art Elliff (Rogue River)                                                Darrol Nelson
came out on top in the "A-B Draw" beating Darrol                                                  (left)/Doug
and Shari Hudson (Sacramento), while Dave                                                         Buhl (right)
Keithahn (Santa Clara, CA) and J.R. Noel (Modesto,
CA) placed third. Doug Buhl and Butch Davis
placed fourth. Fifth and Sixth places were shared           (Not Pictured) 3rd: Mike KinneylSteve Fisher;
by the teams of John KinglClyde VanOrman and                4th: John HyattlDick Hefflin; and 5thl6th: Jim Allisl
Glen ReddingNickie Hatcher (Winston). Iwould like           Fred Thuman and Dudley HutchersonlDave
to say a special thanks to Lorraine Bingham for             Keithahn
lending such a generous helping hand in the tourney                                       (Continuedon Page 28)
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                                                            I would like to put the following letter to the
                                                           shuffleboard community in The Board Talk.
                                                               Thanks again for all your thoughts. During this time
                                                           of turmoil in our Nation, I pray you and yours are well.
                                                           --Tina Tuttle"]
Frisco Eddie !
             s                                             "Dear Shuffleboard Community:
                                                               Once again, your caring, concern and closeness
Revenge: The Return                                        have astounded me! During Dad's recent 'visit' to the
                                                           hospital, your thoughts and prayers and notes
                                                           and cards were there! Even though I grew up being
EPISODE 84    -- A Series by Balboa Ron                    exposed to you wonderful people, you still surprised
Schweikert    -- Coming in November 2001 Issue             me! Dad is doing much better! THANK YOU
   Balboa Ron Schweikert takes a month vacation            S O 0 0 0 MUCH!
each year and this is the month for his break. He                          --Tina Tutfle (daughter o f A1 Stewart)"
wanted to let all the readers know that Episode 84 will    "Thanks"fromBob Brunskill
be coming in the November 2001 upon his return from
his month off. He's got plans to travel and spend          (Recent California HOF Inductee)
some time in California. Maybe he'll have some                Iwould like to thank the members of the California
interesting vacation stories to share with us when he      Shuffleboard Hall of Fame committee and like them to
returns from his well deserved break. We all miss 'ya      know I appreciate all of the behind the scenes
Ron this month! Hope you have a wonderful vacation         work that they have done in organizing the California
and we all look forward to your return in the November     Hall of Fame and all of the raffle sales and the other
issue.-- The Board Talk Edifors/Publishers and             money raising efforts they have undertaken. A special
Subscrhers                                                 thanks to the Goldsmith family for the diamond rings
                                                           that they have donated over the years for the raffles. I
Tina Tuttle "Thanks" the                                   also thank the many people who wrote such
                                                           glowing tributes for my induction booklet. I was
                                                           pleasantly surprised at the large number of people
                                                           who traveled long distances to play in the tournament
[Editors Comment: We received the below letter from        and also those that came just for the induction. Santa
Tina Tutfle (A1Stewad's daughter) on Sept. 12,2001         Clara, Visalia, San Diego, Las Vegas and Denver
which has a letter to the Shuffleboard Community           were all represented. I hope they all had as much fun
appended for publication in The Board Talk]                as I did. I would like to give a very special thanks to
" H i Lynda & Tom: Sorry it has taken me so long to get    Audree who wrote a poem in the morning and read it
back to you. Needless to say, things are hectic AND        at my California Shuffleboard Hall of Fame induction
thanks to the wonderful shuffleboard community, 1          ceremony that afternoon [Editor Comment: See Page
have lots of e-mails to answer.                             14 of this issue for the poem & Page 16 for the
     Dad went in for an EKG on Thursday as he was          tourney results]. I was very impressed! Thanks to all
scheduled for outpatient surgery yesterday. Well his       for a wonderful tournament and for conducting such a
heart was haywire and they slammed him in the              memorable Hall of Fame ceremony for me. Iwish to
hospital immediately. He had been weak and having          thank the Silver Spur owners and staff and tournament
slight chest pains for awhile (the daughter taking care    directors and all tournament participants for having
of him is always the last to know.) He has been            such a well organized and great tournament. I am
released from the hospital and even went through his       honored that the California Shuffleboard Hall of Fame
surgery yesterday.                                         members had my induction in conjunction with the
      I am happy to report Dad is back on the couch with   very special Billy Chiles Memorial Tournament. I am
 his cable TV! Between that, the heart meds and the        very grateful and honored! Thanks again to all!
Vicadin, HE IS A HAPPY MAN!!! (grin)                                                            --Bob Brunskill, CA

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          Table Shufflebaard Association (TSA)
       TSA Board of Directors:                                                                  Please send TSA HOP
       Donald P. Valk, President                                                                Informationand/or TSA
      Al Salazar, Vice President                                                                donationsto:
          Ray Boyett, Treasurer
        Lynda French, Secretary                                                                Table Shuffleboard
            David Arndt, Director                                                              Association
      Larry Creakbaum, Director                                                                c/o Lynda French, Secretary
           Louise Freer, Director                                                              12710 Red Deer Pass
                                                                                               Austin, TX 78729-6436
               Cliff Goff, Director
              Bob Hunt, Director
            Harvey Kidd, Director
                                                  Hal! qf ' kirnr e                             Phone:512-250-0327
            Frank Mako, Director                    Visit TSA HOF website:                      E-mail:
                                                      FAX: 512-250-9249
              Hal Perry, Director
                                                                                                Cellular:5 2-751-9617

   The TSA Directors wish to thank the following for                 4) GEORGEIDONNA WILBER, LANSING, MI:
their historical donations to the TSA HOF Museum:

I) SOL LIPKIN: 8x10 BlacklWhite Photos of an
Underwater Submarine tournament - Letter from Sol
Lipkin and photos will be in the November 2001 issue.                                                       shirt from the Michigan
                                                                                                            Playfair OPEN,
2) BUTCH THOMAS: (old American Cleaner/Polish)                                                              Dearborn, Michigan,
                                                                                                            May 22-25, 1987 (shirt
                                                                                                            front is top photo and
                       LEFT: Unopened can (aged with rust                                                   shirt back is bottom
                       on top of can, but unopened and                                                      photo)
                       contents still in the can) of old
                       American Shuffleboard.Cleaner     &
                       Polish donated to the TSA HOF
                       ??luseurr! Bukh

Tournament flyer copy laminated: 6th Annual BIG
PUCKMEMORIAL DAYTOURNAMENT,AUBURN,                                                                          LEFT: Cassette Tape
CA in 1978 -- this flyer also gives some history of the                                                     (length 110) of one of
winners from 1973-1977 -- See Page 27 for scanned                            J   _    I                     Bill Moore's (a.k.a.
copy of the flyer donated by Lorraine)                                                                      "The Blues Doctor")
                                                                                                            WYMO "Shuffleboard

                                                                                                            Blues" radio program
lil                              "God's Healing"
                              (This was drawn by a friend of
                                                                                                            in 1996which was
                                                                                                            presentedto George1
                              CharleyE. Thompson,Shufler             i-          . -----              ,,A  Donna and signed by
                                                                                                           Bill Moore in 7996.
                             from Florida and was received           NOTE: The TSA had the above cassette tape
                                right before the Oct. issue          professionally convertedto two CD's to better preserve the
                             deadline. We (Editors)found a           content and longevity of this item. To obtain a CD version
                             white spacefor it, downsized it,        copy, you may send a request to Lynda French, TSA
                              as the original is muclt larger        Secretary (address above right corner of this page), along
                                      than this one.)                with a TSA donation to cover the cost of the media and
                              May God Bless All!                     mailing (total length approx. 110 minutest2CD's).
                                                                                                 (TSA Continued Next Page)
October 2001                              The Board Talk                         Page 27
(TSA Continued From Page 26)

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    Page 28                                          The Board Talk                                    October 2001

    Winston 2001
    (Corztitzrred From Page 22)
                                  ...                          A-B DOUBLES (DRAW):

                                                                                                  LEFT: 1st: Art
                                                                                                  Elliff (left)/Dan
                                                                                                  Holland (right)
                                        LEFT: 1st: Dan
                                        Holland                                                  (Not Pictured)
                                        (NOTABLE: Dan                                            2nd: Darrol
                                        won 1st Place in                                         NelsonIShari
                                        all three '6'"                                           Hudson; 3rd:
                                        events entered!!)                                        Dave KeithahnIJR
                                                                                                 Noel; 4th: Doug
                                        (Not Pictured)                                           Davis;SthIGth-
                                        2nd: Charlie                                             Glen Reddingl
                                        Busch; 3rd: Dick                                         Vickie Hatcher and
                                        Moore; 4th: Kenny                                        Kohn KingNickie
                                        Rogers; 5thl6th:                                         Hatcher
    6              .:.   krB '!
                    . - .-
                                        Glen Redding and
                                        Randy Foster


                                        LEFT: 1st: Dan
                                        Holland (lefO/Glen
                                        Redding (right)
                                                               ABOVE: Steve Fisher's Tournament Ladies:
                                                               (left to right) Sue Langdon, Georganne Brand, and
                                                               Lorraine Bingham-Olson (Thanks for all your help
                                                               running the tournament!)
                                                                                        -- Report by: Steve Fisher, OR
                                        LEFT: 2nd: Jim
                                        Koch/Butch Davis          Spread the word about
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                                        (Not Pictured)
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                           League Players' Corner
                         (League Players' Corner - Series #9: (Continuedfrom Page 20)

Shuffleboard & League
Play is Alive and Well in
Dallas, Texas!
Reported By: Sal Mancusco, League Play Reporter &
Chairman for the Greater Dallas Shuffleboard Association

    Since 1984, The Greater Dallas Shuffleboard
Association (GDSA) has provided amateur players
in and around Dallas with organized competition,             ABOVE: 1st Place Team: One Nostalgia Place C
fun and friendship. Reorganized in 1995, the league          (leff to right) Sal Mancusco, Johnny Skipworth,
meets on Tuesday nights in 10 different                      Carol Audett (co-captain), Dave Ewing, Bill (Whiz)
establishments around the city, with members of 18           Nichols, Vaughn Chavoya (captain), and Gary
different teams competing in a unique best-of nine           Kennedy
match play with handicap.
    The purpose of the league is threefold: To                                               LEFT: 2nd Place
promote shuffleboard competition in and around                                               Team: Harbor
Dallas; to provide an additional source of revenue                                           Point Club
for sponsoring establishment owners; and to                                                  (lefi to righg Trish
support our community through our adopted charity                                            Renick, C.W.
which is The Cancer & Blood Disorders Center at                                              Walker (captain)
Children's' Medical Center of Dallas.                                                        and (not pictured)
    The league season is composed of 32 weeks of                                             Mike Renick,
competition, divided into 4 quarters of 8 weeks                                              Greg Hixon,
each. The winner of each quarter along with the                                              Penny Mehat-g,
next 4 teams with the best winlloss record                                                   Sami Proctor, and
comprise the field of 8 that play in the Division I                                          Randy Roller
playoff at season's end to determine the league
champion. The remaining 10 teams compete for
the Division II title in their own bracket. All matches
are played on neutral boards in the sponsoring
establishments in the league. The establishment
owners appreciate this format, as it provides
additional business on an equal basis during the
    Recently, the league completed its' 2001-2001
season and playoffs with its' GDSA Awards
Banquet, held at JC's Club at Shiloh Rd. and
Ferguson in Dallas. Hostess Wanda Watson and
staff rolled out the red carpet for us along with            ABOVE: 3rd Place Team: JC's Club A (lee to
several mountains of food and the cold stuff to              right) Wendall Du Val!, Frank (Goon) Lawson, John
quench our thirst. The league executive committee            Rigsby, Tina Watson (captain), and Paul Wallis
took over the meeting at that point, passing out
trophies and checks for Ist, 2nd, and 3rd place                Division II Champion - Chaser Lounge.
teams (pictured in next column).                                                        (Continued on Page 34)
Page 34                                         The Board Talk                                  October 2001

                         League Players' Corner
                       (League Players' Corner - Series #9: (Continuedfrom Page 33)

   The League also recognized outstanding                     Jerry Lee Kerr added an award to his mantle that
individual performances during the season:                he said he deservedly campaigned for, Horses' Ass
                                                          of the Year (grin).
                                                              Life Membership Awards were presented to
                                                          three outstanding people that have supported the
                                                          GDSA and its' goals for a long time: Alma Fancher
                                                          (One Nostalgia Place), Darcel Chandler (Bandera
                                                          Club), and Barbara Stewart (Chaser's Lounge).
                                                              Election of officers followed. Each team elects a
                                                          captain who is not only responsible for collecting
                                                          monies and score sheets each week, but also
                                                          represents their team as a trustee on the Board of
                                                          Directors. The Executive Committee was reelected
                                                          unanimously, and they are: Ken Connor
ABOVE: lMPROVED PERFORMANCE A WARD:                       (President), Lajana Story (Secretary/Treasurer),
George Havrilak (left), Jerry Lee Kerr (not pictured),    and Sal Mancusco (Chairman). The banquet ended
Jim Ellsworth from AMVETS Post 23 (right) and             with getting down to the real business at-hand - a
MOST lMPROVED MALE: John Rigsby (from                     Shuffleboard Tournament!
The Island Club) of JC's Club A Team (center)

                                                          ABOVE: iajana Siory (League Secreraryi
                                                          Treasurer) and Ken Connor (League Presideno
                                                          hand out the bragging rights to Division I1 Champion
                                                          Chaser's Lounge (camera shy, they all turned their
ABOVE: LADIES lMPROVED PERFORMANCE                        backs): Barbara Stewart; B. Brown; Evelyn Crow;
A WA.RD: Liz Contreras, Bandera Club (leti'); Jean        Chase Hauf;. Jack Douglas; Richard Stewart; and
Ripley, AMVETS Post 23 (right) and MOST                   Lorene and Jack Bowers.
lMPROVED FEMALE: Alma Fancher, co-owner of                 (League Players' Corner Continued On Next Page)
One Nostalgia Place (center)

                             LEFT: SPORTSMAN
                             OF T H E YEAR
                             Darcel Chandler (Life
                             Member) of Bandera
October2001                                      The Board Talk                                      Page 35

(League Players ' Corner - Con 't.from Page 34)           all our friends from far away places and got to it.
                                                          The first night (Thursday), fun night, was the
Family Billiards League                                   "Winston Jim" Open Doubles plavoff with a good
                                                          representation of 24 players. We had players from
Results!                                                  the Province of Manitoba, Don Heaton from Alberta,
                                                          Rick Littman, plus a number of players from the
                                                          Washington and Oregon area. It took awhile for
  FAMILY BILLIARDS LEAGUE PLAY RESULTS:                   everyone to meet - we finally get our play underway
                                                          about 7 PM. The winners of this event were:
                                                          I -Bill WonnacotVNick Billings; 2nd-Lorraine
                                                          BurchynskyIEric Kolsrud (all from Canada).
                                                          ABC Draw (39 Entries) Winners:
                                                          I Mike KinneylGeorgianna BrandILinda Harkness
                                                          2nd: Rick GindUTheresa CahvrighUMillieJensen
                                                          3rd: Nick BillingsILorraine BurchynskyIMartyAtkins
                                                          4th: Mike BillingslHarry OdaIDiane Hill
                                                          5th: Joannie MillarIEdStolarchukIRon Heuyghehaert
ABOVE: Family Billiards (Monday Nite) League -            6th: Don Heaton/Rick LittmanIMike Obaez
12 Person - I I Weeks - 3 Boards                              NOTABLE: The formidable Mike ~ i n n e wants
(left to right 1st - 4th Place) 1st: Bob Lewis; 2nd:      everyone to know that he and his "Angels" (earthly
Lary Tafoya; 3rd: Wayne Scoff; and 4th: Cindy             identity of Linda Harkness 8 Georgianna Brand)
Clack                                                     double dipped Rick Gindt an his two Canadian 'girls'
                                                          (Theresa & Millie) two in a row to win! Good
                                                          shooting ladies!!
                                                          OPEN DOUBLES (26 Entries) Winners:

ABOVE: Family Billiards League -
12 Person - I I Weeks - 3 Boards
(leff to right ?st - 4th Place) 1st: Bob Lewis (38
wins); 2nd: Wendell Herbison (34 wins); 3rd: A   1
                                                           ABOVE: (leff to right) 1st Place: Nick & Mike
Salazar (32 wins); and 4th: Rich Hubenthal(31
                                                           Billings (brothers from Vancouver, Canda); 2nd
                                                           Place: Rick Gindt (WA) & Tom Campbell (CO); and
***END OF LEAGUE PLAYERS CORNERX**                         nof pictured winners: 3rd Place: Mike Kinney
''Crazy Canuck" Open                                       (Medford, OR) & Joe Berry (Canada); 4th Place:
                                                           Gordie Smith (Coquitlam, Canada) & John Martin
                                                           (WA); 5th Place: Bud Spiers & John Edwards of
TourneyResults!                                            Oregon; 6th Place: Bill Wonnacott & Theresa
August 16-19,2001                                          Cartwright (both Canadians)
A.N.A.F. Club #314                                             We appreciated the use of the club and
Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada                          temporary home of some of our boards. Everyone
Report By: Marg Okum,Vancouver, Canada                     had a good time singing, dancing, playing
   Greetings from your Crazy Canuck neighbors              shuffleboard, etc. We would like to extend our
from North of the Border! Our tournament has               thanks to the ever so lively duo auctioneers: Rick
come and gone for another year - it was nice to see        Gindt and Mike McKinney and to Don Stallsworth
everyone again. This tournament was hosted at the          and John Edwards for the great shirts (better or
A.N.A.F. Club #314 on Aug. 16-19. The main                 bigger next year)! Thanks to all for making the
events were actually Aug. 18-j9. We welcomed               tournament a areat success! --Mara Okum, CAN
Paee 36                                              The Board TaIk                                          October 2001

OCTOBER 2001                             NOVEMBER 20011           November 23-25 (See flyer insert)
                                                                   16thAnnual Michigan State
October 6-7                     November 3 (See flyer insert)     ChampionshipTournament
 ABC Draw                        HoustonHolidayOpen "Qualifier"    Club Car Lounge
 The Blue Goose Tavern           Danny's SportsBar                 Durand, Michigan
 Port Orchard, Washington        Houston, Texas                   November 24-25
October 6-7                     November 10 (See flyer insert)     AB Bring Partner
 34th h u a l Open Draw & D0~blW HoUs~onHoliday "QualifierII BZ's Sports Bar
 American Legion Post 424        Triple Crown Sports Bar           Des Moines, Washington
 Bourbon, Indiana                Houston, Texas
October 6-7                                                       DECEMBER 2001
                                November 16-18
Draw Partner/Brhg Partner
                                 Turkey Shootout (Draw, Bring & December 1-2
 Dew Drop Inn                                                      Draw Partner/BringPartner
                                  Singles + $100 added if over 15
 Waterloo, New Y ork                                               Dew Drop Inn
October 12-13                    players signed up)
                                  Market Street Cafe               Waterloo, New York
 Draw Partner 1Bring Partner                                      December 7-8
 American Legion Post 73         Charlestom, Maryland
                                                                   PatMarshall's 8thAnnualBrjng
October 12-14                                                                           Ulena's Sports Bar
 MixedDoubles Tournament                  Danny's Sports Bar                            St. Louis, Missouri
 "TheShufflin'Neighbors"                  Houston, Texas
 Joe's Duck Inn & Piccolo's Bar                                                        December 7-9
                                        November 22-25                                  Santa's Classic
  Omaha, Nebraska                         AnnualThanksgivingTourney
October 13                                                                              Bring Partner Open Doubles
                                          Oskar's Sports Bar & Grill                    BalloonInn
 ContinuousA-B Draws
  Fiasco Cocktails (See Ad Page 17) Bellflower, California                              Arvada, Colorado
 San Antonio, Texas                     November 22-25                                 December 7-9
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 MemorialTournament                       Eagles Club                                   Harvey's Place
 Harvey's Place                           Houston, Missowi                              Street, Maryland (see Sept. '01 flyer)
 Street, Maryland (see Sept. '01 flyer) November 23-24                                 December 8 (See flyer insert)
October 26-27                             ThanksgivingTournament                       HoustonHoliday Open "Qualifier"
 Fall Tournament                          Bud's Action Lounge                           Triple Crown Sports Bar
 Chances "R" (Lake Ozark)                                                              Houston, Texas
 -     . - -.                              Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
 Lame, Missoun                           November 23-25                                December 8
October 26-27                             Indiana StateTournament                       Open Doubles
 Fall Classic (Draw &Bring Partner) AmYets Post 26                                      Sportsman'sLounge
  Market Street Cafe                      Pendleton, Indiana                            Muncie, Indiana
 Charlestown, Maryland
                                        November 23-25                                 December 8-9
October 26-28 (See        insert)         ~l~,rid~   state championship                 Rated Doubles
 Pre-State Tournament                     Bavarian "B"     House                        Fxankie's Sports Bar & Grill
  AMVETS Post 26                          TitusvilIe,Florida                            Olympia,Washington
 Pendleton, Indiana                     I

October 28-November 4                         Visit BO WERS' SHUFFLEBOARD CORNER website for the latest Shuffleboard
  Annual NASC Reno 200 1                        News, Shuffleboard Player Rafings, L s ofRaters, Shuffler Photo Gallery,
 SandsRegency HoteVCasino                                                            Directory, and much more ...
                                                           ~huffler mail ~ d d r e s s
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October 2001                                         The Board Talk                                             Page 37

December 14-15                            MARCH 2002                               APRlL 2002
 Holiday Classic (Draw & Bring)
                                    March 9-10                                     A p d 2-7
 Market Street Cafe
                                     Florida Open W a d p                            2001 WCTTM
                                    Fill-N-Station                                  SandsRegency Hotel/Casino
December 15 (See flyer insert)                                                      Reno, Nevada
HoustonHoliday Open "Qualifier"     Mims, Florida
                                    March 15-16                                    Apri14-7
Triple Crown Sports Bar
                                    SpringFling (Draw &Bring Partner)              Nationals Tournament
Houston, Texas
                                     Market Street Cafe                             Dew Drop Inn
December 15                                                                         Waterloo, New York
 Open Doubles
 Fish of Stroh - Portside Lounge    March 15-17                                    JUNE 2002
Ft. Wayne, Indiana                   Florida Open                                  June 1-2
                                     Moose Lodge # 2304                             Draw ParherBring Partner
December 26-31 (See flyer insert) Titusville, Florida                               Dew Drop Inn
 6th Annual Houston Holiday Open March 15-17                                        Waterloo, New York
 SheratonBrookhollow                 3rd Annual OIHarold's
 Houston, Texas                     St. Patrick's Tournament
December 29-30                       Harold's Bar                                  August 1-4
 ESA MixedDoubles                    Omaha, Nebraska                               Nationals Tournament
 Tim's Bar& Grill ("TimbersTavern")                                                 Dew Drop Inn
 Kelso, Washington                  March 22-24                                     Waterloo, New York
                                     The Blast-off
JANUARY 2002                        Fill-N-Station                                 OCTOBER 2002
January 5                           Mirns, Florida                                 October5-6
  Open Doubles                      March 26-31 (See flyer insert)                 Draw PartnerBring Partner
 Sportsman'sLounge                   1st Annual The Board Talk Open                 Dew Drop Inn
 Muncie, Indiana                     Plaza Hotel & Casino                           Waterloo, New York
FEBRUARY 2002                              Las Vegas, Nevada                       DECEMBER 2002
February2-3                                                                        December 7-8
 Draw PartnerBring Partner
                                          ** NOTE: See Page 38 of this              Draw PartnerlBringPartner
                                          issue & flyer insertedinthis issue for    Dew Drop Inn
 Dew Drop Inn
                                          more details on Vegas tourney.            Waterloo, New York
 Waterloo, New York
February 9-11
 Nelson Renzo Tournament (Draw,
 Bring, andMixed)
                                                     "New" Additions To
 Market Stseet Cafe
                                                  PLAY YOUR WAYACROSS
February 22-24                                           THE USA
 Mason Dixon Classic
 Harvey's Place                                      June 2001 Edition:
 Street, Maryland (see Sept. 1flyer)
                                                        @Branding Tavern, 1701N. Riverside, Medford,
February22-24                                           Oregon; 541-779-2300
 Maryland State Championship                            @FiascoCocktails, 2250 Thousand Oaks (behind Dairy
 Harvey's Place                                          Queen), SanAntonio,Texas; 210-490-2651
 Street, Maryland (see Sept. '01 flyer)                 @Fishof Stroh-PortsideLounge,1571GoshenRd.,
                                                          Ft. Wayne, Indiana; 219-484-8602
Page 38                                            The Board Talk                                                             October 2001

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                                                            be recognized in each monthly issue and during the
BOARD TALK OPEN!                                            foimalrzent on March 26-31,2002 - being held at the Plaza
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warm-up play on Tuesday, March 26th (robins1                Marl6 Your Calendars NOW! Many Thanks to the Sponsors!]
 draws, no sponsor sales) and have a "free"
 Recognition Banquet on Tuesday evening at 6 PM.                    DLAMOND SPONSORS                                      (over $2Kl
     Bowers 2001 Ratings will be used to determine                                                   High Quality Shuffleboard
entry criteria due to new ratings being unavailable                                                  Manufacturing 8 Supplies
 until February 1, 2002 and Pre-Registration must                                                    CHAMPION SHUFFLEBOARD
start before the Year 2002 ratings are available.                                                         72I6 B~crns
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 morning, March 27th, with two divisions of Draw                                                        Phone: 1-800-826-7856
Partner: Div. 1: -1,0,1 and no two -1's can draw                                                   ru~vrv.chatt~pioiislzrcfflebonrd

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unless unavoidable.                                                   SILYER SPONSOR9 (up to $500)
     Thursday morning, March 28th, starts with a 6-

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Person Drafl Team Event (highest rated will be the                                                                    -
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assigned Team captains and numbers will be
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divisions of Bring Partner (Pro, Div.1, Div. /I).
    Sunday will be completion of FridaylSaturday
                                                                   NEXT SILVER WILL BE?
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events (if needed) and board break down begins.                There will be the following categories of Sponsor
    There will be an added bonus pot (minimum               recognitions based upon the dollar value of monies
$1,500) based upon the point system for winners             and/or supplieslequipmentand/or raffle or giveaway
Ir! each cztegor;. Spznsorship monies (Dizmzr;d,            Items dnnakd: D!P.MGhlE (ewer $2,000);
Platinum, Gold, Silver, etc.) will determine the total      PLATINUM ($1,000-$2,000); GOLD ($500-$1,000);
amount of added pot to be offered and split                 and SILVER (up to $500). Thus far, we already
amongst the highest accumulated points in six               have one DIAMOND and several SILVER
categories: Overall Champ, Pro Champ, 'I'                   sponsors (as noted above)! This tournament is
Champ, '2' Champ, and '3-5' Champ.                          sponsored by The Board Talk and Champion
    A onetime registration fee will be required (Pre-       Shuffleboard and Co-Sponsored by the Table
Registration fee through Feb. 14, 2002 is $25; $30          Shuffleboard Association. Please see flyer insert in
Registration fee after February 14th). Wed.                 this issue for more details on the tournament. Pre-
through Sat. events will each have required entry           Register before Feb. 14, 2002 to ensure slots and
fees and will have sponsor sales. 5% of both entry          get $5 discounted rate on each event entry fee and
and sponsor sales will go toward the tournament             on the onetime registration fee.
costs and the remainder will be distributed to the
winners at a designated % based upon # of
registrants which determine the # o f places paid.
    Above is just an overview of the finalized
schedule and events. See Flyer inserted into this
October 2001 issue for Event Details and Pre-
Registration Form. Register Early to ensure event
slots and to take advantage of the reduced event
entry fees available through February 14,2002.
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