Last Day

Just a friendly reminder that our last day for shuffling will be Thursday Sept 18/2014  Also this is the day that we have our annual banquet. You can obtain tickets from Barb Pipher.

 

 

 

G O’Reilly Pres.

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Midland Shuffleboard Club

in Midland.by stanistheman

The International tournament in Midland was more than an International 
Tournament for both the Coldwater and Midland cnsa-logo-new-by-gary-2013-09-10Shuffleboard Clubs.

While in Midland I was able to meet many of the Midland shuffleboard players and while I had the opportunity I extended an invitation to have them visit the Coldwater Shuffleboard Club . Today Tue Aug 19 we had our first visit from the Midland Shuffleboard Club President David Herring and 1st VP Peter McCloud.
After 3 great games and an invitation to join in the apre shuffle coffee and
cake, Coldwater President George O’Reilly discussed  with Herring, different
ways to bring the two clubs closer together by having games between the two clubs on a regular basis.
Having the Midland SBC President in Coldwater also made him aware of  other opportunities for his Midland players such as the Ontario Shuffleboard
Tournaments as well as the CNSA tournaments which are held throughout the summer months. Many of the Midland players would like to take part these events, but like so many others around Ontario ; the are not aware of the tournaments available to them.  Many seniors do not have or operate
computers and they miss out on all the postings and information regarding
shuffleboard as a result.
David went back to Midland a winner, both in his game as well as the share 
the wealth draw.
Coldwater Club extends a welcome to all shuffleboard players to drop by and have a game.  The club is open @ 12:30 on Tue and Thur. Games start at 13:00 hrs. and are usually over by 15:30

Gary Pipher, Past President of the Coldwater Shuffleboard Club. 2014 08 19. 

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Celebration Is Over! The Adventure Begins stanistheman posted: ” Click here to read the newspaper article: http://www.simcoe.com/sports-story/4766662-midland-organizers-thrilled-with-shuffleboard-event/ BIG THANKS TO GARY PIPHER for ensuring

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stanistheman posted: ” Click here to read the newspaper article:  http://www.simcoe.com/sports-story/4766662-midland-organizers-thrilled-with-shuffleboard-event/ BIG THANKS TO GARY PIPHER for ensuring we had both “good TV coverage” as well as “good Newspaper coverage”!!   BI”

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Newspaper Coverage of the 33rd ISA in Midland, ON

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EM ISA Logo 300dpiClick here to read the newspaper article:  http://www.simcoe.com/sports-story/4766662-midland-organizers-thrilled-with-shuffleboard-event/

BIG THANKS TO GARY PIPHER for ensuring we had both “good TV coverage” as well as “good Newspaper coverage”!!   BIG THANKS TO BOB WEBER for sending along the links to the Newspaper articles!! 

Stan McCormack.  2014 08 19 22:27

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Coldwater Club Recognizes Their Members Who Competed, as well as those Who Assisted!!

by stanistheman

Gary Pipher Speaks:  On behalf of the ISA and President Zellner, gifts from the Nations were presented to those helpers from the Coldwater SBC who worked at the Midland Tournament.
The presentation was made this afternoon, (2014 08 19) prior to the shuffle games.   The helpers were very surprised they would be considered for the special gifts, and asked me to pass along their thanks to President Zellner and the Nations for all the  kindness.
Club President George O’Reilly then announced to the Club members IMG_4133that the mother and daughter duo of Doris Bumstead and Nancy McLean were on the winning Ladies team for Canada while Bev Fowler and George O’Reilly were both on UN Teams and in the top three placements  Click on pix to expand. 
Special NeedsGeorge also told the members about the visit by the Special Needs members of the CSB and how they all came to play shuffleboard this am showing off the many pins International guests gave them in Midland.   It was a big thrill for them and something they will not soon forget.
Gary Pipher.  2014 08 19

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Well Done Gary !!!

Midland to host shuffleboard players from around the globe

by stanistheman

33rd annual tournament gets underway Aug. 11

MIDLAND – Months in the planning, the 33rd annual International Shuffleboard Association (ISA) tournament will begin Aug. 11 at the North Simcoe Sports and Recreation Centre.

The event will boast 110 competitors from nine countries. This marks the second time Midland has hosted the event, with the last gathering held in 2007.

“Of all the countries that are supposed to be coming, Russia is the only dubious one right now, basically due to the current turmoil in that part of the world,” said Gary Pipher, a member of the organizing committee.

Besides the host Canadians, national teams scheduled to play in Midland include those representing Australia, Germany, Japan, Norway, Ireland, the United States, Brazil and the Netherlands.

Home-floor advantage has been a major factor for the Canadians previously. Canadian women have won all six international events held in this country, while men’s teams have won five of the six titles up for grabs. Only a win by the U.S. in Midland in 2007 spoiled the party.

Planning for this year’s gathering has been intensive, with Pipher, Stan McCormack and dozens of volunteers taking care of everything down to the last detail.

“The application we put into the International Shuffleboard Association was submitted two years ago, and we had to include in detail all of our plans for hosting,” said Pipher.

Opening ceremonies will take place at 9 a.m. on Aug. 11. Mayor Gord McKay and Simcoe North MP Bruce Stanton will be on hand to welcome the athletes. Tournament games will continue until Aug. 15.

A champion will be declared based on total points earned during a round-robin format, rather than a head-to-head championship final.

“A champion could be determined long before the final day of the tournament on the Friday, or it might go right down to the final day,” said Pipher.

On Aug. 13, the ISA will stage its hall of fame dinner and induction ceremony. Pipher will be one of the 2014 inductees, recognized for his lengthy volunteer service to shuffleboard in Canada.

“They sent me a letter in June indicating I had been inducted,” said Pipher. “It’s an honour.”

Pipher was previously inducted into both the Ontario and Canadian shuffleboard halls of fame.

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