HOF 1960

    THE FLORIDA SHUFFLEBOARD HALL OF FAME was inaugurated in 1960, through the efforts of Jack McNulty, assisted by Mark Brashares, a top team of doubles champions for a number of years, to reward those players whose long record of playing and whose’ outstanding record of winnings made their names synonymous with shuffleboard. It was also to reward those who have served the game so well by their long and outstanding performances, by dedicating their time and services to the Improvement of the great game of Shuffleboard in Florida and a willingness to give back to it a little of the wealth of talent they possess and some of the wisdom they have gained through years of  association with the game and its problem.

The names of some of these illustrious members were in the shuffleboard headlines 40 or more years ago when shuffleboard was an infant with growing pains and badly needed guiding hands to nurse it successfully In the growing years. Some whose names were so prominent at that time are now deceased— Florence Spink, outstanding as a player, a fine lady and a great sport— Dwight Hubbard, Grover Flint, Archibald Fraser, Joseph Heiser to name a few. Their records are too long to detail at length in this article, but I might mention one or two illustrations.
Joseph Heiser, a charter member of the Orlando Club in 1929. President of the club 2 years; President of the Northern District for 2 separate terms; 6 years as Delegate to State, Delegate to National Association; 1st Vice President State Association; served State Board of Governors for 10 years; published “The Shuffler” for the Orlando Club and the Northern District till his death in January 1960. Of those living whose record of service goes back so many years, the name of Pierce Gahan comes to mind. He was Recreation Director for the city of St. Petersburg for many years; was acting chairman of the group gathered to consider formation of the State Shuffleboard Association in 1928 at St. Petersburg Club; 1st Tournament Director of State Association, a position he held till 1962. Chairman of State and National Rules Committees for many years; elected President of National Association in 1931, holding the office until he requested retirement In 1958. These are examples of service that have been repeated by other members of The Hall of Fame, whose records have been outstanding over the years.

 One of the great assets of the Association is the Florida Shuffleboard “Preview”. This is your magazine, a magazine that has meant so much to the shufflers and to the State Association since its first publication in 1952. This is the brainchild of I. McKay Pinkney, another Hall of Fame member. We are greatly indebted to him for it. It was during his administration as State President that this publication was started, and it has continued to grow from that first publication of 24 pages to its present edition, through the efforts of so many State Officers.

The Florida Shuffleboard Hall of Fame can be looked upon as a sort of Shuffleboard Memory Lane where those interested may find the names of players and officers of the Florida Shuffleboard Association whose records will remain as a challenge to others to excel in play and service in future years.

     ERNEST E. CARTER, Past President

     Florida Shuffleboard Association   

 

Hall of Fame 1960's

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Grover Flint
1960
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Olive McArthur
1960
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Florence Spink
1960
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Pierce Gahan
1960
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Dwight Hubbard
1960
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McKay Pinkney
1961
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Joseph Heiser
1961
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Jack McNulty
1961
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Henry Badum
1961
Player

Archibald Frasure
1961
Player

T.S. Jamison
1962
Player

Tom Sarandis
1962
Player

Mary Scalise
1962
Player

J.H. Woodall
1963
Past President

Alice & Juanita Kays 1963
Special Award

U.Michael Slater
1963
Past President

Mae Hall
1963
Player

Earl Chandler
1963
Player

Arthur Baldwin
1963
Player

F.A. Norton
1963
Past President

H.A. Peterson
1963
Past President

Ernest Carter
1964
Past President

James Traynor
1964
Special Award

Webster Smith
1964
Player

Marie Troutman
1964
Player

Amy Close Smith 1964
Player

Carl Spillman
1964
Player

Pat Hill
1965
Player

Frank Henderson
1965
Player

Charles Campbell
1965
Player

Col.P.C.Bullard
1965
Special Award

Janet Smith
1966
Player

Esther Kinsella
1966
Player

Roger Bowlby
1966
Player

George Merz
1966
Special Award

Lee P. Streeter
1967
Special Award

Mark Brashres
1967
Player

Farrell Bruner
1967
Player

Edna Robbins
1967
Player

Hugh Harrison
1968
Past President

George Swasey
1968
Past President

E.F. Wolfram
1968
Past President

J.H. Bowden
1968
Past President

Mr.Mrs.Harold Dunbar 1968
Special Award

Larry Storch
1968
Player

Arthur Johnson
1968
Player
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1969 HOF Awards
ERNEST GLAWSON
Mirror Lake - West Coast District
He has been active in Shuffleboard for the past 27 years in the Administrative field Ernie is the holder of the longest record of Administrative work in the history of Shuffleboard. He has been the West Coast District and Mirror Lake Tournament Director for the past 16 years, Assistant State Tournament Director for 10 years, State Tournament Director for 6 years; National Tournament Director for 6 years and Third Vice President of F.S.A. At present he is First Vice President of F.S.A., Co-Chairman of Constitution and By Laws, Second Vice President of the National Association and Chairman of National Rules Committee.
His many years of Administrative work have earned him the highest award this Association can bestow on a member of this organization. Ernie, your devotion for many years has helped to make Shuffleboard a better game today.
LYLE CASS
An active shuffler since 1954 with a total of 110 placements in State and National Tournaments He has been on the Roll of Champions 9 times since 1957, and has placed 6 times in the Masters Round Robin Singles. In 1965-66 he broke a two man eight year monopoly of the Roll of Champions, taking top spot. We salute a truly remarkable gentleman of the shuffle world.
HERBERT K. SMOCK
Known to his Associates as “Herb” during his 22 years as a player and State and National Administrator, he has to his credit 21 placements in State and National wins. He served 3 years as President of Little River S.C. and 3 years as First Vice President; President of the Southeast Coast District 3 years; First Vice President of National 3 years; National Rules Committee 3 years, and at present is a Delegate of F.S.A. from the Southeast Coast District, and has recently been elected as President of the National Shuffleboard Association. Herb well deserves this highest honor that can be bestowed on a person with this record of unselfish devotion, so others may enjoy the game of shuffleboard.
MIRIAM McDAV1D - SPECIAL AWARD
Miriam started Tournament play in 1965, and has one of the most outstanding records of any nominee presented to the Hall of Fame for Special Award. She was known in her four years of play as the best board cleaner in the history of Shuffleboard, also the only lady to win the Nationals three years in a row. She achieved 25 placements in State, National and Champion of Champions, eleven being First Place wins. 
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