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Official Singles Tournament Rules




The Host Nation and the ISA President shall jointly decide on the appointment of the Tournament Director/S (TDS).  The joint decision will be announced by the ISA President at the Opening ceremony or sooner if possible. 

PLAYING RULES:                                                                                                                                       

1.   No charting is permitted during International Shuffling.  Specifically, no player may refer to drawings or any similar device designed to assist in executing the shot after the game has started.  

2.  The game shall be “NON WALKING SINGLES" with two opposing players at each end of the court.

3.   A game shall consist of 16 frames, 8 on each color.  Players change color at the end of 8 frames.    

4.  At the beginning of each game, two (2) discs may be shot by each player to check speed. Four (4) setup disks are allowed for each player.  The shooter may ask the player at the other end to place his/her cue in the desired location for the first shot and thereafter; the player may position the shooter’s discs as targets. When opponent’s discs are available, they may be used as a target. 

5.  After changing color at the end of eight (8) frames, four (4) setup discs may be shot by each player on their new color. The shooter may ask the player at the other end to place his/her cue in the desired location for the first shot and thereafter, the player may position the shooter’s discs as targets. When opponent’s discs are available, they may be used as targets.

6.  When there is doubt as to whether or not a disc is counting, the first call shall be made by the person playing black at the opposite end of the court.  If either the shooter or his/her opponent doubts the call, the other person shooting the yellow disc shall immediately make the second call. Both the shooter and the opponent may accept the calls or if absolutely necessary, travel the length of the court to look at the disc in question and should they disagree, the TD or his/her designate will make this final call.

7.  If a disc is moved by the players at the other end, by mistake during play, it will be placed back in its former position, as close as possible.  If multiple discs have been moved and it’s difficult to get them back in their proper locations, then the frame will be re-played.

8.  No scores shall be recorded and the round/game is not over until the absolute last disc has been shot and comes to a complete stop.


COURT ASSIGNMENTS: All court and color assignments are the responsibility of the Tournament Director.


1. (a) No substitutions are permitted in ISA Singles Tournaments.                                                                     

(b) Any player not present and ready to play at his/her assigned place within fifteen minutes of the scheduled start time shall forfeit that match.                                                                               

(c) Any player unable to play due to injury or illness shall notify the TD as soon as possible.                      

(d) Any missed matches shall be a forfeit.                                                                                                    

(e) Any player may resume participation at their next scheduled round after notifying the TD that they are fit to play, regardless of the number of rounds missed.


As a participant of this ISA event, I hereby agree with the following provisions:

1.  I will abide by all of the Official ISA Playing Rules.

2.  I will exhibit Good Sportsmanship, both on and off the court.

3.  I will do my very best, to foster Goodwill and Harmony among nations participating in this event and to promote the game of Shuffleboard.

4.  I will treat the elected and appointed ISA officers, championship officials and, Host as well as all  volunteers dedicating their time and efforts to make this event a success, with the utmost dignity and respect.

Infringements of any of the above provisions will result in the formation of a General Forum, consisting of the ISA President and all Board Members present, to deal expeditiously with the alleged violation.  Should the Forum find a serious violation, disciplinary action may be taken, up to and including expulsion of the perpetrator.  Should the Forum find expulsion is required, they have the authority and responsibility to decide how to credit the remaining games as well as any games that may have been won or lost as a direct result of the infringement.  



2016-12-10T21:44:18+00:00 October 5th, 2015|The Game|1 Comment

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  1. Mr.Yogendra Shivajirao Patil November 27, 2017 at 10:49 am - Reply

    Halloo shuffleboard lover. I am Mr.Yogendra Shivajirao Patil, Nashik city, Maharashtra, India one of the member of our World Shuffleboard Family. I am very happy that 37th World Shuffleboard Championship will be held in Canada. Wish you all the best wishes from us. Keep it up. Thank you. Have a nice time.

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