ZEPHYRHILLS SHUFFLEBOARD CLUB
5209 8th Street
Zephyrhills, Florida 33542
Do envision the entire path of each shot including how the disc will drift left or right.
Don't shoot so hard that you might lose your accuracy, follow through on every shot.
Do try to shoot from the same position every time.
Do check the score for every shot and be sure to count the shooting disc on the scoreboard too in order to see which is the best shot to take.
Don't let discs accumulate on the board, a clean board is a safe board.
Don't take the same shot(s) every time. Keep your opponent guessing.
Don't take unnecessary chances unless you must because you are behind.
Do take the shot that has the highest chance of success.
Don't leave a disc for your opponent to hide behind or block their path to hide with one of your discs.
Do hide behind any disc when available.
Don't give your opponent a place to hide when attempting to protect your disc on the scoreboard.
Don't try to knock out an opponent's scoring disc that is over half hidden, remove the disc that is hiding the good disc.
Don't try to knock out an opponent partially hidden disc with your last shot unless that hidden disc is the winning disc for your opponent. Score on your last shot!
Do ask your partner how many inches there are for a disc over a line, from a line or between discs.
Don't try to double on your last disc unless you are behind and it is necessary to catch up. Again, score on your hammer.
Don't expose a disc to the kitchen if you are not intentionally playing kitchen.
Don't play kitchen' unless you are at least 14 points behind.
Don't leave scoring discs of your opponent, knock them out and don't go into the kitchen yourself.
Don't try to put an opponent’s disc into the kitchen unless necessary. You might give them a seven.
Don't try to put your opponent's 'hide' disc into the kitchen. You might leave your disc behind for your opponent to hide behind and might even give them a seven.
Do shoot for eights on your hammer instead of sevens. Shoot hard enough to make at least a seven. Avoid the center line and the outside diagonal lines and hopefully never come up short of the entire scoreboard.
Do shoot hard enough at an opponent's disc to knock it off so that you do not end up going into the kitchen yourself.
Do not shoot the last disc if you have won the game, just push it aside.
Do have fun!!!!."
Do's & Don'ts of shuffleboard
Do hold your cue loosely and use a full loose swing of your arm to control speed and direction.
Do follow through bringing your arm up in the direction of your intended shot every time.
Don't make quick shoving movements pushing the disc while taking your shot.
Don't get upset if you miss a shot or make a mistake, everyone misses shots and makes mistakes.
Don't be in a hurry to shoot, make EVERY shot count, one careless shot can lose a game.
Don't look at a disc you wish to pass by when you shoot, you may hit it.
Do adjust each shot left or right to allow for the drift of each court.
AS I SIT HERE WRITING THIS ARTICLE ABOUT ZSC'S SUMMER MINGLE/SINGLES, I CAN'T HELP BUT THINK HOW FORTUNATE THE CITY OF ZEPHYRHILLS, IT’S CITIZENS, OUR ZSC SHUFFLE BOARD CLUB AND ALL OF OUR MEMBERS ARE TO HAVE COME SO CLOSE TO HAVING SUCH DEVASTATING EFFECTS LEFT BEHIND BY HURRICANE IRMA; ALL OF US CAN NOW TAKE A DEEP BREATH AND MOVE ON.
ZSC HAD A VERY SUCCESSFUL YEAR OF MINGLE/SINGLES WITH MANY OF OUR FRIENDS COMING FROM FAR AWAY PLACES SUCH AS CLEARWATER, SEBRING, BRADENTON AND THE NORTHERN DISTRICT TO PLAY OUR COURTS. MANY OF OUR VISITORS EXPRESSED THEIR FAVORABLE OPINIONS ABOUT HOW GREAT THE COURTS RUN, THE CLEANLINESS OF OUR BUILDING AND THE FRIENDLY ATMOSPHERE THAT ZSC ALWAYS’S EXUDES DURING NOT ONLY THE SUMMER MONTHS BUT ALSO DURING THE "ENTIRE" YEAR!!!!! TO ALL OF OUR GUESTS WE SAY THANK YOU!!!
MANY THANKS GO OUT TO THOSE WHO HELP EACH WEEK TO GET OUR CLUB READY FOR PLAY. ED STERLING/ GABBY GETTING THE BLDG. LOOKING AS GOOD AS IT DOES, ART VOGEL/RON FERRY PRESENTING OUR INNVOCATION, CHUCK MOULTON, OUR MAN BEHIND THE SCENES PREPARING THE PRIZE MONEY FOR DISTRIBUTION AT THE END OF PLAY AS WELL AS POSTING THE RESULTS ON OUR WEB SITE. DENNY/CAROL WALLIN WHO GREET AND SIGN IN OUR GUESTS AS WELL AS TAKING IN THE MONIES FOR OUR 50/50. ED STERLING PREPARING THE COFFEE AND GOODIES FOR OUR GUESTS, GEORGE DARWIN WHO OVERSEES THE NUMBER OF COURTS THAT WE'LL PLAY, FIGURING BYES, ETC. AND FINALLY, RL LAY FOR WAXING DISCS.
IN CLOSING IT IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT THAT THOSE WHO HELP AT THE END OF THE M/S AND PICK UP AND PUT AWAY ALL THE EQUIPMENT USED FOR THE TOURNAMENTS ARE RECOGNIZED FOR THEIR EFFORTS. THERE ARE TOO MANY TO MENTION AND I WOULD PROBABLY FORGET SOMEONE BUT YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE!!!! THAT'S WHAT IS SO GREAT ABOUT ZSC MEMBERS, MANY JUST JUMP IN AND GET THE JOB DONE; THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH FOR MAKING THESE SUMMER TOURNAMENTS SUCH A SUCCESS!!!!!
RESPECTFULLY, JOHN HOUGHTALING, TOURN. MGR.
JOHN HOUGHTALING OPENS M/S
CAROL & DENNY AT REGISTRATION
RL LAY TENDING TO THE BLOCKS
GEORGE DARWIN FIRGURING IT OUT
ED STERLING SELLING TICKETS
2017 SUMMER MINGLES/SINGLES AT ZSC
Chuck trying to concentrate while playing Jim with RL as a partner