How to Play Shuffleboard
Also known as table shuffleboard, it is a modern take on two classics. Suitable for people of all ages and skill sets, this version is pretty adaptable. The game is appropriate for a variety of settings. It is a great way to socialize and be involved in light physical activity. Let go of all the communication barriers and enjoy the game. In this blog post, we shall discuss the basic drill and strategies to implement while playing Shuffleboard Bowling, PS you would also find some tips for improving your game.
The objective of playing shuffleboard bowling is to slide weighted pucks down the shuffleboard table in the direction of the scoring area. The scoring area is divided into numbered zones. The higher-numbered areas indicate higher scores. The players must land their pucks or weighted biscuits in those higher-scoring areas and at the same time prevent the pucks from falling off the table.
What Makes Shuffleboard Bowling Suitable For Almost Everyone?
Moderate Physical Activity -
– Shuffleboard bowling can be played one on one or in teams making it a fun way to connect with family and friends.
Shuffleboard Bowling can be played with two or four players. If there are two players, they compete against each other. However, when played with four players, they form teams of two players each.
Equipment Used For Playing Shuffleboard Bowling is Readily Available
Here’s The List of Things Required -
Obstacles or Pins
While bowling, your hand should not touch the ball and the bowling surface at the same time. It ensures the bowlers don’t slide the ball instead of bowling. It is preferred that the person you are bowling against stands behind the pins when you are bowling for smooth execution. This allows them to re-rack and adjust the pins besides rolling the ball back for your next bowl. Once you’ve bowled they can rack for themselves and switch places with you.
Modified 300 Scoring System
Initial strikes are counted as 20 points. Consecutive strikes are counted as 30 points except for the final 2 frames 11 and 12 which are worth 15 points each assuming you strike frames 10, 11, and 12.
Just like normal bowling, if you pick up a spare in the final 10th frame you get to bowl one more roll in the 11th frame. If you bowl a strike in frame 10 you get to bowl 2 more rolls. This can either net you a strike in the 11th frame and a re-rack for a final 12th frame roll or 2 rolls in the 11th frame if you don’t strike. So to be clear if you pick up the spare in the 10th frame you only get one more roll. If you get a strike in the 10th frame you get 2 more rolls, and that’s it.
You may apply shuffleboard sand or not. However, removing the sand from the area where the pins sit is recommended. If you’re bowling without wax on the shuffleboard table, it is helpful to spray the table with silicone. The silicone proves to be helpful as it acts like oil on a real lane and facilitates the ball to spin. The ball should be washed from time to time using dish soap which removes any oils as the ball gets slippery just as a real bowling ball would.
There are multiple bowling techniques and you should whichever suits you the best. One way is to bowl like in real bowling, with hands under the ball and then throw it over the top for a spin.
As stated earlier, Shuffleboard Bowling is a combination of Shuffleboard and Bowling. Nevertheless,
Difference Between Both Traditional Bowling And Shuffleboard In The Following Ways
The Number of Players
The Pace of Play
Overall, shuffleboard bowling is a less physically demanding game than traditional bowling. Traditional bowling requires more physical strength and skill to knock down the pins.
How is Shuffleboard Bowling Advantageous?
Improvement of Hand-Eye Coordination
A Fun Way To Relieve Stress
A Strategic Game
Overall Shuffleboard Bowling is a classic bar game which gained popularity in recent years due to its accessibility and suitability. It’s a fun and exciting game for players of all skill levels. So grab a cue, slide some pucks, and see how you stack up against the competition!