What we do –
(1) The OSA (officially “Ontario Shuffleboard Association Inc.”) promotes and sponsors shuffleboard tournaments for everyone in Ontario, that are open to all players, and that are planned so we can all meet together in an atmosphere or fun and good fellowship. We encourage less experienced players to participate in our tournaments by having an “Amateur” division for them alone, so they may better enjoy tournament play with some chance of success and enjoyment at their skill level. We therefore keep records of individual player’s tournament results so beginners (“Amateurs”) and more skilled players (“Experts”) can be identified, and Amateurs can be “promoted” to Experts after demonstrated tournament success.
(2) We promote shuffleboard in Ontario, Canada, by providing this website / blog to tell everyone about what is happening and what has happened shuffleboard-wise in our province.
(3) We inform you of interesting shuffleboard news from outside the province.
(4) We will provide instructional articles for learning shuffleboard, or improving your play.
(5) We maintain the Ontario shuffleboard playing rules, familiar and acceptable to the broadest possible group of players.
(6) We conduct the affairs of the OSA relying on volunteers to stand for election to a two-year term of office, as voted by members of the OSA.
How we do it –
The OSA makes arrangements with various shuffleboard clubs in the province to hold three to four tournaments in Ontario every year. The OSA works closely with the Canadian National Shuffleboard Association (CNSA) to host and support inter-provincial and international shuffleboard events. The OSA closely conforms to CNSA playing rules. The OSA provides this web-log/web-site (which now contains all the information previously published yearly in the newsletter). The OSA board members communicate with each other on a routine basis, and hold at least one General Meeting every year to which all members are invited.