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"SOL LIPKIN AWARDS" HISTORY

& TSA National HOFer Early Award Recipients

 


 

"SOL LIPKIN AWARDS"

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(Click here to read about SOL LIPKIN History
and Sol's HALL of FAME Induction)

The "SOL LIPKIN AWARD" is described by John McDermott of The Shuffleboard Federation, as follows:
"Regarding the Sol Lipkin award, we consider it the highest honor we can award someone.
We do not accept nominations, and it is given less than annually, making it even more special."
Visit the Shuffleboard Federation Wesite for more Sol Lipkin Award Details:
http://www.shuffleboardfederation.com

In 1992 SOL LIPKIN was given an award, which stated that an award was to be given in his honor.
Sol then presented GEORGE and DONNA WILBER with the "first" "SOL LIPKIN AWARD".
Both were presented at the 1992 NASC.  Below are some of the TSA HOFer's that have also been recipients of the Sol Lipkin Awards in early years (1992-2003 listed below} (See The Shuffleboard Federation Website
http://www.shuffleboardfederation.com for complete history and information on the Sol Lipkin Awards):

  • Sol Lipkin (NJ) in 1992) (also TSA HOFer in May 1996)

  • George & Donna Wilber (MI) in 1992 (also TSA HOFer )

  • Don Valk (TX) in 1993 (also TSA HOFer in 2006)

  • Bill Melton (OK) in 1996 (also TSA HOFer in in 1997)

  • Ron & Debbie Bowers (TX) in 2000 (also TSA HOFer in 2000)

  • Hal Perry (CA) in 2000 (also TSA HOFer in 2000)

  • Jim Foran (WA) 2001 (also TSA HOFer in 1997)

  • Dick Gorman (CT/MD) 2003 (also TSA HOFer in 2006)

Note: There have also been a number of Table Shuffleboard Association's TSA Directors that have been recipients of the SOL LIPKIN award over the years such as Al Salazar (AZ), Tom & Lynda French (TX/OK), Jim Martin (CA), etc.  Again, see complete history on The Shuffleboard Federation's website.  

 

Some of the award recipients plaques text and/or their history information follows:

 

SOL LIPKIN - NOVEMBER 1992: (also a TSA HOFer)
(Click Here for History on Sol Lipkin)

Sol Lipkin

In appreciation for your promotion of the sport of shuffleboard and in recognition of more than sixty years of service.

In the future, an award will be given to those who make extraordinary contributions to the advancement of the sport.

It shall be known as the

"SOL LIPKIN AWARD"

November 12, 1992

GEORGE & DONNA WILBER - NOVEMBER 1992: (also a TSA HOFers)


THE BOARD TALK

George & Donna Wilber

For providing the spark that began the resurgence of the sport and for helping to maintain the momentum through your continued commitment, we proudly present the first

"SOL LIPKIN AWARD"

in recognition of your extraordinary contributions to the advancement of shuffleboard

November 12, 1992

DON VALK - NOVEMBER 1993: (also a TSA HOFer)
(Click Here for History on Don Valk)

Don Valk

For your tireless and unselfish
efforts in promoting the sport,
and for the new standards of
tournament excellence you
helped to establish through the
U.S. Open shuffleboard tournament,

We proudly present the 1993

"SOL LIPKIN AWARD"

in recognition of your extraordinary contributions to the advancement of shuffleboard.

November 13, 1993

BILL MELTON - NOVEMBER 1996: (also a TSA HOFer)
(Click Here for History on Bill Melton
and his Induction into the
National Shuffleboard Hall of Fame!!)


Bill Melton

For being one of our sports greatest players, and, for realizing your responsibilities as such to give back to the game, and for never failing to do so, you are a champion in every sense of the word.

We proudly present the 1996

"SOL LIPKIN AWARD"

in recognition of your extraordinary contributions to the advancement of our sport.

November 1, 1996

RON & DEBBIE BOWERS (left) - November 2000: (also a TSA HOFers)

(Click Here for Bowers' History)

and

HAL PERRY - November 2000: (also a TSA HOFer)

SOL LIPKIN AWARDS (center - Sol Lipkin Presents Awards to Bowers & Hal Perry) 

(Click Here for Bowers/Perry Sol Lipkin Award Ceremony)

 

 

 
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