|Sunday, July 23, 2006
Dear Shuffleboard Players, lot's of website
updates and tournament updates to report!
booklets that have been made available to me are now posted. Each
file is 3 MB or less.
provided by Jim Martin. Please refresh each page if you haven't been
here for awhile. Many changes have been made since the last email.
Please see also the Bobby Goldsmith page complete with his
own theme song and the direct link is:
this is linked from:
California HOF inductees will have their own page as time permits. I
would like this to be the "Showcase" of HOF pages as an example of
what other HOF sites could be like, just like their booklets are
examples of what ALL HOF booklets could be like.
Remember, refresh often as I work on this in the evenings
after 5 pm EST. or maybe it's CST. I'm not sure. I just know it's 3
hours different from PST :-).
FYI: If you are currently
working on a HOF booklet please save in electronic format or have
your printer provide you with an electronic version for
Speaking of which:
We will be inducting Paul Weber into the
California Shuffleboard Hall of Fame at the up coming Thanksgiving
tournament at Oskar's in Bellflower, CA. Paul along with past
inductee Karl Spickelmier were two of the three (the other being Joe
Muniz) that promoted the very successful shuffleboard tournaments
during the 1990's in the Las Vegas area. Many of you attended those
tournaments and do remember what great tournaments they
We certainly want Paul to receive all the congrats come
November and wanted to give each of you the chance to send in your
tribute. You can send your tribute to me (Jim Martin) either by
or US mail to: 36832 Hidden
Trail Ct, Winchester, Ca 92596.
Any questions please call me at
Please get them in as soon as you can so we
can print the programs. The dead line will be approximately October
Board Talk Update
I've found a way to decrease the file size. Check out the issues from 2000 at:
I've sacrificed a bit of quality for speed of scanning and a
decreased file size. This will still be a bit of a hardship for
Here's the deal. At work, we have a scanner
that can scan "double-sided booklets" and it then sends that file to
my desktop at work. I have a box of Board Talks that I have been
told that they don't want back. I cut the spines off these issues
and feed them through the scanner. It takes about two minutes for a
40 page issue instead of 3+ hours scanning them at home, page by
page. I then convert them to PDF files and make them searchable,
upload, link and I'm done. I did 7 issues from 2000, all during my
lunch hour on Friday. The people I have had check them say they are
fine and that they would rather be able to look at them now, at this
resolution, than wait another minute (or year) to see them.
Further on down the line, or at your request, if you would
like a page with pictures re-scanned, I will do that and then
incorporate that page into the already created PDF file at a higher
resolution or make it available separately.
Currently each issue is searchable
by its self. Just let it finish downloading before you start to
search. My goal is for you to be able to search ALL the issues at
once. For instance, if you are doing a story on "Darrol Nelson", I
hope you can search all the PDF files and find every instance of
when his name was mentioned in The Board Talk. Glorious for
researching HOF booklets!!!
FYI, if you have old Board
Talks and are close by to me or will be at the Michigan HOF, don't
throw them out! I'll take them off your hands. If you want them
back, I can scan them using the same method only not cut the spines
off. I'd just have to scan each page and send that way.
if you would like to help me with the Synopsis of each issue that
would be great. Just look through them and email it to me...
That's it for now. I'll continue adding the CA HOF
pages in the evenings and scanning Board Talks at lunch.
Phone: 574-342-0618 eFax:
Mind like a steel trap..
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