British Ladies Unexpected Stars of World Championships

The British ladies team were the unexpected stars of the recent 2017 ISA World Team Championships in St Cloud, Orlando, Florida.  This was the first time the UK had entered teams in both the mens and ladies sections so it was bound to be a steep learning curve. It proved very tough for the men but the women finished an amazing joint second after two round robin sections, beating the eventual American champions along the way. They were finally placed third after a sudden death play-off.

Women ISA Contenders

The team was, from left to right, Tania Green, Lesley Davis Pam Hill (captain) Kerry Bailey and Cathy Seaman .

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Imminent World Championships

The shuffleboard world comes together again on 24th October for the 35th World Championships in St Cloud Florida. The UK is entering both a men’s and women’s team for the first time. Taking part are :

MEN                                                        WOMEN

Pete Davis                                               Lesley Davis

Phil Hill                                                      Pam Hill

Trevor Seaman                                         Cathy Seaman

Phil O’Brien                                               Kerry Bailey

Trevor Colby                                             Tania Green

The event takes place over 5 days in the Orlando sunshine and will be very challenging for us Brits against some of the best players in the world but we will be no push-overs. We’ll let you know how it goes.

UKSA outclassed by Team Germany

The first international match between the UKSA and the German
Shuffleboard Association took place on 6th and 7th May on 4 polytile
courts in Central Hall Wymondham. It proved to be a totally
absorbing contest played in a really friendly spirit but the vastly
more experienced overseas rivals were always going to be difficult
opponents for the local squad. Each team fielded 12 players , a
mixture of male and female, young and old. Many of the matches
went down to the final discs with the Germans skilled at edging out
the Brits at the death. The experience gained by the UKSA will
stand them in great stead in the future and help and advice offered
by their opponents was gratefully received. A special occasion and
many new friendships forged.

Central Hall

Future Dates

The next Shuffleboard World Championships will be held in St Cloud, just south of Orlando Florida during the week commencing 23rd October 2016. The format varies on alternate years, this year being a national team championship. The UK are,of course I, invited but if we are not able to field a full squad we will be able to join a “United Nations” team with players from other countries.

A date has also been set for the inaugural European Championships to be held in Germany on the weekend of 4th/5th March 2017 Teams from Germany, Norway and the UK will be represented and it is hoped other nationalities may yet become involved.


The first friendly match between Germany and the UK has been arranged for 6th and 7th May 2016. 12 members of the German Shuffleboard Association will travel to Wymondham for the weekend fixture, while the home squad will be selected on merit from the two regular local sessions. It is hoped this might be the first of a number of future meetings.  As ever with shuffleboard the key will be on making long-lasting friendships and the event will conclude with a dinner on Saturday evening at Number 24 for all the participants.

More information to follow.

New courts in Wymondham

A generous grant of nearly £3000 from South Norfolk Council has enables the newly titled Wymondham Shufflers to buy all-new competition sized Maxi Roll Out courts. Numbers of players at the regular bi-weekly session are on the rise so this gives everyone the chance to play on the perfect surface. Two of the courts are now treated with tiny plastic beads before play making them as fast as the traditional concrete courts in the States. This adds to the challenge and makes the game considerably more tactical.

Wymondham grant


New Court in Wymondham


The ISA World Shuffleboard Championships took place at the Clearwater Club on the west coast of Florida from 26th to 30th October 2015. Nine full member countries were involved and for the first time this included the UK with our new association being inducted to membership. There were men’s and women’s singles events with Bob Jones of Ohio triumphing for the guys and Alice Enos best lady.

Pete and Lesley Davis of the UK were first time entrants and acquitted themselves well in this top-level company.

The whole affair was successfully run with great precision and in an extremely friendly way, thanks in no small measure to the many dedicated volunteers from the Clearwater club.