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.
The team was, from left to right, Tania Green, Lesley Davis Pam Hill (captain) Kerry Bailey and Cathy Seaman .
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.
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.
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New website for the UK Shuffleboard Association can be found at ; shuffleboard.uk