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.
- You must be able to clear.
- You must be able score.
- 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)