In shuffleboard, the player uses a stick, called a tang, to push weighted disks, called biscuits, along a wooden surface, placing the disk within a triangular scoring zone at the far end of the court. This is commonly referred to as “sending the biscuit.” The pinnacle of the triangle points toward the shooter, and the zone is divided horizontally into four numbered sub-zones, the numbers representing point values. If the biscuit lands completely within the small triangular tip zone without touching any part of the borders of the triangle, it is worth ten points; completely within the trapezoidal second tier of the triangle, it is worth eight points; and completely within the trapezoidal third tier of the triangle, seven points. If the biscuit lands in the large, rearmost and also trapezoidal ’10 Off’ section, it causes the sender to lose ten points. If the ‘biscuit’ is touching the border of the sections, then the sender loses five points.
Now that is the technical description of the game. Here at the PAC we play by the rules but make it a lot of fun! Our Shuffleboard players are of all ranges from early their 50’s to our eldest member at the age of 96 years! Your can hear them enjoy the thrill of their game throughout the building so come out and give it a try – it is fun, easy to learn and an exciting way to pass a couple of hours.
Shuffleboard takes place every Thursday afternoon at noon (come early and have a fantastic lunch at our Café prior to the big game). A $2.00 drop in fee per visit applies along with your membership to the Parkinson Senior Society.