Players and Vendors and Promoters:
this is not an April fool's joke. Yes, I said the first newsletter
was likely to be the last, but I just want to let the shuffleboard
community know that I am still out here plugging away, to bring
you shuffleboard news in a timely manner. If you would like
to be removed from my email list please let me know. I don't
have a "click here to remove" button, but I will remove
you just the same.
Tuesday, March 29th, 2005, 20+ tournaments were added to the
national schedule, including Colorado, Canada and Washington
that were not posted online anywhere else at the time. I will
also be posting monthly results and upcoming events at the top
of the home page on a regular basis. Let me know if you have
a tournament you would like listed on the home page.
I'm working on an original shuffleboard comic. If you can draw,
let me know and I'll tell you my idea.
Added a "Computer
Tips and Hints" page for printing and other things. If
you have a question, just drop me an email
and I will give it my best shot.
try: Sometime in the future I will try to do something like,
"Live, from Bourbon. It's shuffleboard!" Cable internet
is being run and I will investigate what kind of camera(s) I
need to use and camera placement. I have done web broadcasts
before, but it's been some time ago. I'll need to bring my self
up to speed (or more likely have my teenage son do the research)
on what the best way to proceed is. If you have any suggestions
on this matter let me know! This may not be until fall or later
as our shuffleboard season is drawing to a close for the summer
learned: While compiling tournament dates and creating schedules
by state I've noticed a few things that I wouldn't have guessed
before. I always had the impression that Texas was the center
of the shuffleboard universe. Well... I have found that these
states lead in the number of tournaments. They may not be national
tournaments, but they are opportunities to play shuffleboard
none the less.
Oregon, Missouri (not necessarily in that order)
check the schedule for your state by clicking on State Index
(on any page), Your State, Local Schedule and let
me know about any additions or corrections.
To get the
best use out of the Search
Bowers Ratings, avoid searching by both FIRST NAME and LAST
NAME together. To start, make your search general. For example,
search on LAST NAME only, then be more specific. Robert (FN)
Smith (LN) will not find Bob Smith. Smith will find ALL the
Smith(s) in the ratings.
the ratings for your state, leave the Last Name and First Name
fields blank and choose your state from the drop down list.
After that search is complete you can sort by clicking on the
column headers. Last Name and Decimal Rating are the ones that
I use the most. Your list will either be in alphabetical order
or by who is best (or lowest) rated player in your state depending
on how many times you click on Decimal Rating.
Use the Records Per Page drop down list choose how many records
appear per page. Choose 3550 to have one long continuous display.
To do this for the whole list, be patient...it takes about 30
seconds. Order by last Name and you will have about 5 people
with no last name and then "Candy Abbot". Order by
Decimal Rating and you will have Darrol Nelson from OR with
a decimal rating of -1.25 at the top of the list.
I will be participating
and recording the Journey's End Bar & Grill Amateur 1.5>
Tournament this week end. We are anticipating a large turnout
from the local league players, southern Indiana players, Ohio
and Michigan. I will be posting results late Saturday night
or early Sunday morning. I'll also post a picture gallery like
I've been doing since July 2004, Sunday afternoon/evening after
I rest up.
luck and safe journey to all those heading out to Texas for
Mind like a steel trap...
Rusty and illegal in 37 states.