How To Play & Score "TAP & DRAW"


  Table Shuffleboard games are loved by all ages!!!

There was a time when table shuffleboard games were loved only by the players, not operators, or location owners. The game was thought of as an "older person's game" or an "expensive bar table."  Often times table shuffleboard is confused with "deck/floor" shuffleboard where players push a stick on the ground to get their puck to the scoring area on a floor/deck court.  Times have changed!  Table shuffleboard has become a competitive and growing sport amongst players of all ages.  With the success of Sports Bars, Brewery Restaurants and Family Fun Centers, table shuffleboard has caught on with players of all ages.  In addition, many shuffleboard  players are putting these shuffleboards in their own homes. The games involve skill and, of course, a little luck.  FUN FOR ALL AGES to play! 

  How To PLAY and SCORE "TAP & DRAW" !!!


This is an excellent game fro a beginner who is opposing a skilled player.  The object of the game is to shuffle your Weights up to the farthest (or, in TARGET shuffleboard, the highest) scoring position on the board, without knocking your Weights, or those of your opponent, off the board.

To start a contest, players decide by toss of coin or other means, who shall shuffle first and which color each shall have.  In this fame, it is an advantage to shuffle the first Weight.

Weights are shuffled alternately, until all eight have been shuffled, which completes one round of play, just as in the traditional "Knock-Off" tournament shuffleboard game.

You may try to tap your Weight, with the purpose of sending it farther up the board.  However:

If you knock your own Weight off the board, it must remain off and out of play.
If you knock off your opponent's Weight off the board, your own weight will be removed from play, and your opponent's Weight replaced on the board in its original position.
If you knock your opponent's Weight off the board, and at the same time advance one or more of your own Weights to higher scoring areas, your Weights must be returned to their original positions, your opponent's Weight replaced in its original position, and your shooting Weight must be removed from the board.
If you tap any of your opponent's Weights, so that they advance, they remain in their better scoring position. 

How To Count Players Scores - "METHOD OF SCORING RULES"

Scoring is the same just as in the traditional "Knock-Off" tournament shuffleboard game, where the traditional GAME SCORE is 15 points or for "Horse Collar" GAME SCORE is 51-points.  The player or team who scored in the previous round shuffles last in the next round.  Remember, in this game (unlike "Knock-Off") it is an advantage to shoot first.  


To play TAP & DRAW shuffleboard on a Cushion Board model (a.k.a. Bank Shuffleboard) the same rules and methods explained above apply, except that each Weight must first carom or bank off either side cushion, en route to the scoring area.


The game of Horse Collar also may be played, using TAP & DRAW rules, and using the same scoring methods explained in the "HORSE COLLAR RULES".

Miscellaneous Rules (Re:Board Talk Open Rules/Guidelines)

Before a player shoots, the player can dust the board if dry spots are showing.  Note: In tournaments this may be restricted to the edge of the board or left to the discretion of the Tournament Director.

Shooters must have one foot behind the playing surface while they are shooting.

Hitting or shaking the table is never allowed.





     Page Last Updated:  07/26/2005 09:27:27 AM