6th of 10 Shuffleboard Articles.


You quickly realize after playing a few games that there is a lot to learn in order to seriously compete with an experienced opponent. Often, there is more than one good strategy for a given situation, so my suggestions are not written in stone. However, they will improve your chances of success in most cases.


A scoring disc is useless unless it is hidden! That is why your first shot should normally be to the St. Pete or Tampa position. It will then act as a “hide” for your next shot.

1) Early in the game you will find that a St. Pete is more forgiving of a placement error than a Tampa.

For perfect placement of the St. Pete, aim your second disc from the center, over the point of your triangle – it will end up in the correct spot – if your distance calculation is close!

2) Later, vary your game with some Tampa openers. Use your center-most disc.

3) Also, try putting your disc into the “8” areas as an opener.                   ‘

Your opponent may miss – especially if it is a drifty court.

FIRST SHOT – BLACK (second shot of the first end)

1) Against opponent’s St. Pete, put in a choke block¬≠hopefully, into the high “8” position. Not being out in front is better when you have the hammer. Try to keep the front clear for your last shot.

2) Against a Tampa, hit and roll out yourself – it is a bonus if you can hit it just right of center so you roll to your St. Pete position!

Note: Unlike dealing with a St. Pete, placing a choke block to the right of a Tampa can easily backfire, because of the danger of a short bump.

  • Yellow’s misplaced opener may set up a hide. Use it.
  • If yellow’S first shot leaves very little shadow area, ignore it and set up your own hide.
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2 Responses to 6th of 10 Shuffleboard Articles.

  1. debsturat says:

    So appreciated!


  2. stanistheman says:

    Thank You Deb!!!!!!!


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