The Shuffler has arranged with FSA State Tournament Director Glenn Monroe to answer your questions relative to The Rules!! Thus the title: “What’s The Rule?”
If You have a question you would like answered, send it to Glenn at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Unless otherwise stated, the most recent rules and regulations of the Florida Shuffleboard Association shall be used to answer all questions.
- What if your opponent is whistling or tapping while you shoot?
Both would be improper actions and could fall under one of three rules.
a. C.9 – Players shall not stand in the way of, or have a cue in the way of, or interfere with any other players at any time (5-Off).
b. C.11 – Players must not talk or make remarks to disconcert the opponent’s play (10-Off).
c. C.19 – In case of an improper action of a player not specifically covered by the rules … (10-Off).
The choice of which rule to apply would be at the discretion of the tournament director.
- In reading the new pandemic protocols I see that the use of fans is prohibited. What about handheld personal fans?
The “no fans” rule comes from a CDC recommendation against using fans capable of moving air from one person to another thereby increasing the risk of cross contamination. If a handheld fan is incapable of moving air six feet and the flow is not directed at another person, I see no reason why it cannot be used.