Pre-registration for the 2010 NASC™ is
off to a fantastic start and running well ahead of last year's pace, with
players from thirteen states already signed up. Just got an airfare update
which should be of interest to the many players from the Dallas/Fort Worth
area. United has flights available for $251, round trip, for those who can
leave on Thursday, October 28.
We are pleased to announce to announce that the Table Shuffleboard Hall of
fame induction ceremony for Tommy Workman (aka "Mexican Tommy) will be
held in Reno. Tommy does not play much anymore, but was one of the top
players of his generation. An old school session player, long before there
were many organized tournaments, Tommy was mentioned in the 1967 Sports
Illustrated article about Billy Mays. Tommy's induction ceremony will take
place on the evening of Friday, November 5, in conjunction with the
presentation of the Sol Lipkin and George & Donna Wilber awards.
On a sad note, we are sorry to report that Paul Panholzer, of Novato,
California has passed away. Paul was a great promoter of the game and a
huge supporter of the NASC™, who brought many new players to Reno over the
years. There will be a memorial tournament in California in his honor in
the next few months. Check www.eshuffleboard.com
for more information.
This year is the 21st for the tournament, and the 20th straight year that
it has been at the Sands Regency. Friday nights at the NASC™ have become
legendary, with the Anniversary Party, open bar, free food, up to $10,000
in cash prizes, raffle prizes, music and dancing. In the upcoming weeks,
BoardBits™ will feature some pictures of the Friday night festivities,
including pictures from the Anniversary Party, Sol Lipkin Award
presentations, Hall of Fame induction ceremonies and the George & Donna
Wilber Award presentation.
Paul Panholzer, at the 2010 North American
with the set of gold weights he won in the raffle.
The Shuffleboard Federation and the Sands Regency Casino Hotel recently
signed a contract extension which will keep the NASC™ at the Sands through
2015. The 2009 Tournament kicked off with a complimentary all you can eat
breakfast, which included bacon and eggs, sausage links, biscuits and
gravy, breakfast potatoes, assorted pastries, juice and coffee. This was a
huge hit and, as part of our new contract with the Sands, the breakfast has
been made a permanent addition to the Tournament.
If you are planning on attending the tournament, but have not signed up
yet, you can register online with a credit card or PayPal by clicking http://www.2010nasc.com.
To print Tournament forms and information, please use the following links: Registration
of Events, and General
Information. If you have never been to the NASC™, there has
never been a better time to find out why, over the past ten years, more
players have attended the NASC™ than any other tournament.
If you need help making air or hotel reservations, or have any questions
about the tournament, please call The Shuffleboard Federation at
John McDermott, Tournament Director