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National Shuffleboard Tournament Takes Over Cowan Park

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Some of the best shuffleboard players from Canada and the US are in the Friendly City for a major tournament.

WOODSTOCK - Amateur and pro shuffleboard players from across Canada and the US will gather in Cowan Park for the Canadian National Shuffleboard Associations third annual tournament in Woodstock.

The amateurs will face off today and tomorrow. They will also have the opportunity to beat the pros in the open tournament on Wednesday and Thursday. Jim Corbeil, President of the Canadian National Shuffleboard Association, says the amateurs have the option to play with the pros in the open division.

"When the pros come in on the Wednesday, the amateurs even though they've already played they can go in - it's open for them as well. Believe it or not we had couple amateurs place last year in the pro division!"

Corbeil adds the tournament will feature some of the best shuffleboard players from across Canada and the US.

"We have people coming from Newfoundland this year and we've had quite a few from Michigan, Ohio, and then of course we have a lot from Ontario."

Gold, silver, and bronze cash prizes will be awarded to the best players in both divisions. The bronze prize is $100, silver is $150 and those who win gold will take home the grand prize of $200.

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