General John Homer
Shoop
Male
United States of America
1912-11-16
Buchanan Ber, Michigan, United States of America
1991-05-21
Dade County, Florida, United States of America


About

Homer Shoop (1912-1991) of North Webster IN played tennis at Wimbledon, bridge in Biarritz and gave thousands of dollars to fund youth scholarships in the sports he loved. Shoop began his banking career at the age of 12 and by age 20 was running his hometown bank in Lawrence MI. In his late twenties he parlayed real estate, stock and railroad investments into a sizeable fortune. At age 32, he retired to play tennis, but missed banking. He bought his first bank in 1946. This was the headquarters for the International Palace of Sports and the Sports Museum, which he founded. For almost two decades, the International Palace of Sports designated a $1000 King/Queen of Bridge scholarship in the name of an ACBL member who was a graduating high school senior. Shoop was Senior Player of the Year in 1989 and 1990. His intentions were to donate a trophy for this honor, but ACBL?s restrictions on new trophies did not allow that to happen. In addition to his bridge accomplishments, Shoop held various national and international tennis titles. In 1989 he was elected into the Dade County International Players Tennis Center Hall of Fame.



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Archive statistics 1945 - 1972
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Tournaments South Florida - 1972 Fort Lauderdale - 1971 Austin Smith Championships - 1970 Jacksonville Invitation - 1970 Austin Smith Championships - 1967 Miami - 1966 South Florida - 1966 Austin Smith Championships - 1966 Austin Smith Championships - 1965 Florida State Championship - 1964 South Florida - 1963 Austin Smith Championships - 1963 Florida Gold Coast - 1963 Dixie Championships - 1962 Masters Invitation - 1962 US Clay Courts - 1961 Dixie Championships - 1961 South Florida - 1961 Austin Smith Championships - 1961 Western States Championships - 1960 South Florida - 1960 Masters Invitation - 1960 Florida Gold Coast - 1960 Miami - 1959 Caribbean Championships - 1959 Kingston International Invitation - 1959 Colombia International - 1959 Masters Invitation - 1959 Miami - 1958 Florida State Championship - 1958 Hollywood Beach Invitation - 1958 Masters Invitation - 1958 Western States Championships - 1957 Good Neighbor Tournament - 1956 University of Miami - 1955 Hollywood Beach Invitation - 1955 Miami - 1954 US Clay Courts - 1953 US Clay Courts - 1948 US Clay Courts - 1945 Pan American Championships - 1945

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