Youth Shuffleboard Opportunity

Posted on August 18, 2011

The International Shuffleboard Association (ISA) determined  that the next Team World Cup Tournament will be held in Seattle, Wash., during early August 2012. The tournament will again welcome international youth teams.

It is hoped that multi-national teams can be formed by both boys and girls for the first time, subject to qualified applications.  

In 2010, three Lakeside youth competed on international youth teams in Germany against adult teams from around the world. The age bracket remains ages 13-19 at tournament time. The tournament, with practice time, lasts about one week. The exact dates of the tournament will be announced soon.  

Lakeside youth who are eligible and interested should seek more information, after receiving parental agreement. No commitments are needed to evaluate this opportunity. Final international youth team appointments will be made in early 2012 by Michael Zellner of Brazil, the current ISA president. 

Rich Phifer, Lakeside Shuffleboard Club president, has been asked by the USA Association to pre-screen possible Lakeside youth applicants. Factors for consideration include interest, availability, skills, commitment to improving skills and on and off-court demeanor.   

While final decisions are still months away, it would be helpful to identify interested youth as soon as possible. For questions or more information, contact Phifer at (440) 897-4510 or