Wilbur Estes >> 05 11 16 Series: The Clearing Game. Article 7 of this Series: Posted 2020 09 02.

At the start of your Shuffleboard career, you played unpredictable Trailer Park Shuffleboard. Now you will learn the intricacies of a different type of game; The Clearing Game.

Definition: The Clearing Game is knocking off discs that are not part of your play; both your discs and your opponent’s.

Clearing is a positive defense against Trailer Park Shuffleboard.

It deprives Trailer Park Shufflers of their fun shots. Consequently, many players emphatically declare, “Clearing is not Shuffleboard”, — and they resent a player who clears.

Some will say, “You don’t give me a chance”. Why should you? Giving a chance is simply “playing around”, and having fun. Fun play is for “fun shufflers”. Your purpose is to win as quickly and as easily as possible

The better the clearing; the greater the resentment.

However, regardless of this resentment, and the belief that “Clearing is not Shuffleboard,” winning is dependent upon the following three requirements.

  1. You must be able to clear.
    1. You must be able score.
    2. You must be able to kitchen.

There are only three simple requirements.

Problems develop when you are trying to determine; when to clear, when to score, and when to kitchen (Link to Modular System)

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1 Response to Wilbur Estes >> 05 11 16 Series: The Clearing Game. Article 7 of this Series: Posted 2020 09 02.

  1. debsturat says:

    Good advice!

    Like

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