Inaugural European Shuffleboard Championship

Amidst much anticipation the inaugural European Shuffleboard Championship took place last weekend (3rd & 4th March) in Hohenroda Germany.

A squad of 5 men and 5 women represented the UK in this singles format event.  They were competing primarily against players from Norway and Germany whose extensive tournament experience was bound to be a major factor. Despite this, good results were achieved by Trevor and Cathy Seaman who both finished 11th in their category and Martin  who came 12th.

The men’s champion was Torben Hussmannand the women’s event was won by the diminutive 12 year-old Fabienne Fluck. It was great to see them prove that shuffleboard is far from being justa senior’s sport.

The presentation of the entire tournament was absolutely superb and much credit should  go to the German Shuffleboard association for this. The Hohenroda resort hotel is perfect both as a competitive venue and as a location for the plWangerayers to enjoy one another’s company in the evenings. It was unanimously agreed to return there in two years time to do it all again.

 

First European Shuffleboard Championships

The first European Shuffleboard Championships will take place in
Hohenroda, nr Frankfurt Germany on 3rd and 4th March this year.
The UK will send a squad of 5 men and 4 ladies to compete
primarily against the hosts and a powerful team from Norway.
There will also be other entrants from Austria and Poland. This
singles tournament will take place on polytile courts in the beautiful
Hohenroda resort and will ultimately produce a European
Champion for both men and women.