Partner Needed by Trevor Martin

Trevor Martin, an amateur is looking for a partner to play in the Open portion of the Coldwater tournament. Please contact him at: Cell is: 416-433-1515

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Staycation Tax Credit

From: Evan Engell

Save your “accommodation” receipts this year. Ontario residents can claim 20% of their 2022 accommodation expenses (ex. hotel, cottage, or campground) on their 2022 tax return.  You can claim up to $1,000 as an individual, or $2,000 as a couple, and receive a refundable tax credit of $200 or $400 respectively.

Google it for specifics but, generally speaking, accomodation expenses while shuffling qualify for the staycation tax credit.   .

Evan Engell
President Ontario shuffleboard Association

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Eligibility to Play as an Amateur

OSA Tournament Director Evan Engell says “If you have ever been a State Amateur or Expert in any other country or jurisdiction, you are not eligible to play in the Amateur division of an OSA tournament; you are eligible to play in the Open division.

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Correction to Elora Amateur Results

Congratulations to Carolyn Coulombe who should have been credited with finishing the Elora Amateur tournament in 3rd place Consolation. She had played in place of Norm Lindsay whose very sore arm prevented him from continuing in the tournament.

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Partner Needed for Coldwater Open tournament

Rip Van Ginkel is looking for a partner for the OSA Open tournament in Coldwater on July 6 & 7. Rip can be reached at
or at v.marinus(a)

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Ontario Staycation Tax Credit

Sent to us by Evan Engel.

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Lenore and John Holder Inducted into OSA HOF

presented by Myrna Bilton June 14, 2022.

Lenore and John Holder

It is my honour and gives me great pleasure to nominate John & Lenore Holder to the Ontario Shuffleboard Association Hall of Fame for the “Special Awards Category”.

Text Box: Lenore and John HolderIn 2003 John & Lenore retired from dairy farming and moved to Pine Meadows Retirement Community. This is where they were introduced to shuffleboard. The Holders have always been involved in the communities where they have lived so it didn’t take them long to get involved with the shuffleboard and running the club. That same year they decided to be snowbirds and bought a home in Florida where they continued to play shuffleboard.

The Holders have participated in many OSA and CNSA tournaments. They have represented Ontario in 4 Interprovincial Tournaments. In 2011 – Innisfail, Alta, 2013 – Dieppe, NB, 2015 – Goderich, Ont & 2017 – Moose Jaw, Sask.

John & Lenore represented Canada in 3 ISA tournaments. In 2012 at Seattle, WA, 2013 at St Petersburg, FL & 2014 at Midland, Ontario. The Holders were on the planning committee and played a big role at the Midland ISA tournament to make it a successful and memorable event. Lenore designed and made the lovely flag arrangements for the banquet tables.

The Holders played in many tournaments in Florida with both of them achieving pro status. They played on 2 teams from their Lazy Days Park. John became the first Canadian President of the Lee County Shuffleboard Club and Lenore was a board member there with many duties.

In 2015 John & Lenore represented Canada at the first major UK competition at the Norwich Open tournament where again they made new friends. Another highlight of the Holders shuffleboard journey was taking the Rocky Mountaineer train from Vancouver to Calgary. Rendall and I shared this trip with them….wonderful memories.

In 2009, John & Lenore were co-founders of the Centre Wellington Shuffleboard Club. Countless hours of dedicated work and planning was put into this new club. The Centre Wellington Shuffleboard Club held its first OSA tournament in 2014. That was always a wish for John.

The backbone of any organization is determined by people who work for it and the Holders have set a shining example of that. The club is what it is today because of the effects of people like you.

John & Lenore say “They are extremely proud and thankful for the opportunity of meeting and working with many kind and friendly friends”.

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Rendall and Myrna Bilton with 
Lenore and John Holder

I am pleased to recognize all the contributions that John & Lenore have made to shuffleboard. On behave of Rendall, I am honoured to present the OSA Hall of Fame, special awards to them today.

John and Lenore are most deserving of this award.

Congratulations friends Rendall & Myrna Bilton       

Rendall and Myrna Bilton with Lenore and John Holder
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Rip Off Partner Needed

Rip Van Ginkel is NO LONGER looking for a partner for the OSA Open tournament in Coldwater on July 6 & 7. .

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Coldwater Reminder

Everyone is invited to the OSA Shuffleboard Doubles tournament July 5th to 7th.

Coldwater Shuffleboard Club logo

The AMATEUR starts July 5 with the finals on July 6th.
The OPEN (Experts and Amateurs) starts July 6th with the finals on July 7th.
Please plan for both days, but if there are a low number of entries then the tournament may require only one day.

There will be a “Shuffleboard Social” (Happy Hour) on the first day of the tournament – July 5th from about 4 – 6 PM. There will be finger foods and a cash-bar available. This event replaces the usual banquet due to the loss of our caterer Larry Lalonde, and the high cost of other providers.

NOTES* Home-made lunches will be available on all three days of the tournament.
* Location: Coldwater Curling Club, 9 Michael Anne Dr.,
Coldwater ON L0K 1E0
* Camper Parking: Available on the Curling Club lot. (Join the party!). No Hookup services available.
* Contact: Carole Archer
Map - Coldwater
Map – Coldwater
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Elora OSA Results of the AM and the OPEN

Forwarded from tournament director
Evan Engell

Here are the results of this week’s tournaments …

Amateurs: 14 Teams
1st – Gilles Coulombe and John Collier
2nd – Marcel Jonker and Duane Jones
3rd – Brian and Bev Doyle
4th – Nancy and Willy VanderWielen

1st – Neta DenOtter and Hedy Black
2nd – Linda and Bob Mairs
3rd – Carolyn Coulombe and Bernice Lindsay
4th – Lizetta Cheyne and Marilyn Smith

Open: 16 Teams
1st – Roy Babcock and Myrna Bilton
2nd – Henry Strong and Dotty Koert
3rd – Mike Milne and Betty Witteveen
4th – Joanne McLean and Leida Gerrits

1st – Donna Blom and Jessie Fledderus
2nd – Linda O’Conner and Ann Engell
3rd – Gerrit and Gerdien Dykman
4th – John Jefferson and Bill LeMay

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