On behalf of the OSA, we extend warm wishes to all it’s members and their families this Christmas Season. Blessings to all for good health and happiness as we end these trying past months , as we are fighting through COVID-19 , and pray we enter another year when we can see an end to this troubling disease.
Please stay safe and hope to see you on the courts next season. Watch for updates in the spring.
Motels and Camping for the CNSA Ingersoll tournament in May 30th-June 1st:
The Best Western in Woodstock has offered a discounted rate of $115.99 with continental breakfast. Phone 519-537-2320 or 1-800-780-7234 The Quality Inn offers $119.00 full breakfast as well.519-537-5586
Comfort Inn in Ingersoll 519 425-1100
Camping at the Cheese and Agricultural Museum 519-485-5510
As it is noted we have lost our long time tournament director, Marlene Corbeil, as she has retired from this position.
We are now looking to train new people for this position, and have someone that will do this for us. Please reply to me if you are interested, and I would like to see at least a few to help out . We would start out learning on a paper format, and we will arrange a class in early spring. Please don’t be afraid to try , we can’t run a tournament without a director. I hope I get lots of interest.
The OSA would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to Marlene Corbeil for her years of work with the organization. As she has stepped down from her positions with the OSA , we wish her the best . We know she has given many years as our tournament director and other positions in the organization. She is now able to proceed with other endeavours and maybe even get to be a player. Her position will be hard to fill, but we can only try our best.
Amateurs should plan for two to three days at our tournaments. ALSO you may play in both the Amateur AND the Open IF …: Amateur tournaments start on a Tuesday (but not the Ingersoll CNSA), and if participation is high, finals have to be played on the next day. If you are an Amateur you should plan for at least two days because you might have to play in the final rounds on the second day (You have skillfully won your way into the finals and your tournament did not complete on the first day.) Otherwise, you got knocked out of the Amateur tournament on the first day (lost twice) so you are free to play in the Open (starts 2nd day), AND you might even advance to play in the Open finals on day 3!
May 30th – June 1st INGERSOLL CNSA – AMATEUR and OPEN Ingersoll Arena, 97 Mutual S. Ingersoll, ON Amateurs – Mon. May 30 – Tue. May 31 _(Note the Monday start) Open – Tues. May 31 – June 1 _(Note the Tuesday start)
June 7th – 9th ELORA Amateur and Open (Centre Weillington S. C.) Elora Curling Club, 60 David Street, Elora, Ontario Amateurs – Tues. June 7 – Wed. Jun. 8 Open – Wed. June 8 – Thu. Jun. 9
July 5th – 7th COLDWATER OSA – AMATEUR and OPEN 9 Michael Anne Dr., Coldwater, Ontario Amateur- Tues. Jul. 5 – Wed. Jul. 6. Open – Wed. Jul. 6 – Thu. Jul. 7.
August 9th – 11th BLENHEIM OSA – AMATEUR and OPEN 430 Catherine St W., Blenheim, ON (Golden Acres Curling Club) Amateur – Tues. Aug. 9 – Wed. Aug. 10. Open – Wed. Aug.. 10 – Thu. Aug. 11.
OSA members send best wishes to Ella Rogerson, wife of President Carl Rogerson, for her 90th birthday, what a milestone!
Ella has been by his side , travelling to all shuffleboard tournaments for many years, as a supportive member. We wish her a very joyful day with family and friends.
Regards Maureen Bryan, secretary OSA.
Almost ALL of our shuffleboard games in Ontario and Canada are commonly limited to short, 12 or 16 frames. Tournaments are played according to ISA rules which specify a game to be 16 frames. A different strategy is needed compared to the 75-point games in Florida etc. Take note that these tips, even if you NEVER play 75-po9int games, will help you WIN!
The following is fun information and tips, content originated by the great Lary Feris, are taken from the Zephyrhills Shuffleboard Club website – .
If you are playing yellow, it’s important to try to keep from getting behind by more than one score at the end of the 10th frame, so you can possibly win by scoring with your last two hammers.
If you are playing black, you should try to get out to a big lead with your first two hammers and try to maintain a two block lead or better through your last hammers (9th & 10th frames).
Because game points are recorded, tacking on score when you are safely ahead is preferred to clearing. Snuggling can be a good tactic for adding on score, especially when you have the hammer. Snuggling eights is a good choice with less chance of being “kitchened”. (Ed. Note: It is unusual to record game points in Ontario. If you are ahead, don’t take the risk of losing by kitchening yourself with your last shot)
Covering ten-offs is also a good tactic in these short frame games, especially if you are behind and you need to get your opponent going in the wrong direction. At the very least it can kill a frame and possibly cause a lost hammer.