I've found that being FSA President is like a double
edge sword. At times you have to deal with problems or
concerns as they arise. But there are times, when as
President, you see greater things that are happening in
It is my great pleasure to acknowledge and
congratulate Earl Ball with a momentous accomplishment
in achieving his 1,000th point. Earl is not only a great
shuffler, but one I consider a friend and a professor of
shuffle knowledge. I consider Earl a great member of
"Team Shuffleboard " as he does more than just win and
earn 1,000 points, he promotes shuffleboard and cares
deeply for the sport we all so love.
I find it kind of fitting that with all the
great men partners he had over the years, it took one
remarkable lady to push him over the top. Ruth Brown,
another great shuffler, promoter of Shuffleboard, and
good friend, was Earl's partner at the Lakeland Mixed
Doubles FSA State Tournament.
We are a shuffleboard family and when a family
member hurts we all feel it, but today it's a day of
celebration for Earl and we too feel his joy in this
accomplishment and wish him more successes in which we
hope are many more years of Shuffleboard.
I am so impressed that you set your sights and
goals high, and made every effort to achieve that goal.