Shuffleboard Players and Vendors and Promoters:
players! First off, if you're wondering where I got your email
address...I searched all the shuffleboard web sites, flyers and
all the shuffleboard related emails I've ever been copied on to
compile this list.
I would like to introduce
you to myself and a web site for shuffleboard results and news
I started playing shuffleboard less than 2 years ago after my
brothers, Mike Koontz (.03) and Jim Koontz bought a bar in Bourbon,
Indiana now called Journey's End Bar & Grill, currently with
5 shuffleboards. Even though I'm a beginner, I've played in many
tournaments since that time. I guess you could say I have more
money than sense, but since I don't have much money that must
also mean I don't have much sense either... uh wait....that's
not what I meant to say <G> Anywho, I guess I've just decided
that since I'm old(er) than the normal beginner that I need to
put more effort into getting up to speed.
Shuffleboard is a new
love (well, more of a love/hate relationship if you want the truth).
My first love is computers and all things web and internet related.
I've been doing web sites for 10 years and enjoy doing it. I worked
for Allaire Corporation out of Newton, MA until they were acquired
by Macromedia (and got laid off shortly there after). I now work
for an advertising agency placing magazine advertising in addition
web sites, graphics and search engine optimization (a big word
for getting web sites rated high on the search engines). I do
web sites professionally for several clients on the side.
I started eShuffleboard
after checking out all the web sites related to shuffleboard that
I could find. I saw that a lot of them were poorly done and had
not been updated in years. Most of them also have links that haven't
been checked in years either and many of those links are dead.
The TSA and Bowers Ratings site had remained static as did The
Board Talk site. I bought the domain name and got eShuffleboard
up and running on October 1, 2004 with the intention to post tournament
results/HOF information and League results in a timely manner
as I have been doing for Journey's End since their first tournament.
I offer space (without the hassle of domain registration or hosting
fees) for HOF and League information to anyone that would care
to have something posted. I hope to create and sell banner advertising
(such as the "created with pride" logo in the bottom
right hand corner, the RIP graphic, the eshuffleboard menu and
logo) to vendors and establishments (not pop-up ads) to support
the site. I have since added Google ads, which don't pay anything
unless they are clicked on. I figure in about 6 months they'll
be sending me a check for $100, if I'm lucky <G>
Well... we know what
happened next. The publication of the Board Talk was suspended
by Champion Shuffleboard. Suddenly tournament results started
appearing on sites where it would have been anathema for them
to appear before, "free service/non-profit" web sites.
I guess that's to differentiate them from eShuffleboard,
which will make me a millionaire (in my dreams!) <G> I have
been told that it is just a coincidence that league information
and tournament results started to be posted so soon after my site
went live, but I have my doubts and I must admit to being pretty
upset about it. I also have to wonder what will happen to those
sites if/when the final/last/dead/end of the Board Talk is not
as final/last/dead/end as it seems to be. I myself have inquired
about purchasing the publication and I'm sure there are many other
check out these pages for links to shuffleboard tournament results
and the national tournament schedule presented in an attractive,
orderly and timely manner:
FYI, I didn't add a
forum because there was already a functioning forum at Shuffleboard.net
and I didn't want to step on any toes. It seems that was my mistake
as my size 11s have been taking a pounding over the past two months!
If you have constructive
criticism, advice or would like to send me tournament results,
email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you need help sending your report, I would be glad to help
If you would like
to berate me and tell me off, send email to email@example.com.<g>
Mind like a steel trap..
Rusty and illegal in 37 states.