WHAT WOULD YOU HAVE SAID? by Earl Ball Writing on 2007 07 05


BY EARL BALL: The first person I encountered last week was the MRI technician and it wasn’t long before we were talking about Shuffleboard.  He knew nothing about shuffleboard; they don’t have it in the Destin-Ft Walton Beach area.  I explained as much as I could as fast as I could, starting with court size and equipment and getting down to how the game is played and how competitive it is.  Needless to say I ran out of time and as we were walking to my next appointment he asked me a question.

HERE IS THE QUESTION: If I could give him one tip about the game, what would it be?  My mind scrambled, knowing he knew nothing about the game and I said to him “watch the scoreboard, know if you have a chance to win or if you are about to get beat” and I was off to my next stop. 

I’ve thought about that a number of times since not knowing if I said the right thing!  What do you think, what would you have said?

Please respond to Earl @ earlballzhills@gmail.com

He will consider your proposal and react ON LINE!! 2007 07 05

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5 Responses to WHAT WOULD YOU HAVE SAID? by Earl Ball Writing on 2007 07 05

  1. Michael Zellner says:

    Learn the drift and use it to If it’s to your advantage as almost no court is perfectly level.


    • Earl Ball says:

      Good answer but remember how new he was. I didn’t even go a chance to tell a court has drift.


  2. susan b. daidone says:

    I think the scoreboard is really important and new players don’t realize what can be learned from it. Your answer was a good one especially for someone that doesn’t know the game, Sue Daidone BSC


  3. J Wilson Jr says:

    I agree with you 100 percent. It tells me what strategy I need to apply, ex offense or defense.


  4. Dave Minnich says:

    I agree. The scoreboard and watching your opponent will, more often than not, tells you what strategy you can use.


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