The TV company that filmed the first UK Shuffleboard tournament in Norwich are now showing it on their website. So if you missed it first time round then click HERE for a chance to see it online.
Our event is taking place in historic St Andrews Hall in the heart of Norwich. We hope this 15th Century building will prove to be an inspiring venue for our visitors, two thirds of whom are Canadian and one third from USA. They will be joined by 12 local players who are keen to test themselves against their more experienced counterparts from across the pond.
Shuffleboard is really the most social and sociable of games. We fully expect many new friendships to be forged in April at this most friendly of competitions.
The initial round – robin matches will take place over the first two days, Weds 29th and Thurs 30th April. The best 16 players will compete in a knock-out format on Friday 1st, concluding around lunchtime.
We are keen to welcome visitors of all ages to the event. We expect to set up two courts to play a shorter version of the game and there will be plenty of helpful advice on hand; or you may just want to watch how the experts do it.
We will be inviting visitors from local sports and community centres as well as hotels, holiday parks and retirement homes to see shuffleboard in action. After the event we are ready to offer help and practical assistance in setting up more playing groups in the local area.
Remember , entry is free , so please come along and see what shuffleboard has to offer.
April 2015 will see a visit to Norwich by over 40 shufflers from the USA and Canada, among them some of the world’s best players, to take part in the first Norwich Open Tournament. It is expected that at least 8 local players will join the competition making up in enthusiasm what they may lack in experience. The event will take place at historic St Andrews Hall in the centre of the city starting on 29th April for 3 days. More news later.
The next International Shuffleboard Association Tournament is all set to take place in St Petersburg Florida, starting on 21st be the biggest and best yet. There will be a total of 152 players competing from 12 nations in separate events for men and women. The week will also include two gala banquets set in a beautifully re-furbished public hall in the historic city centre.