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Shuffleboard - Maple with Stones (Light)

Shuffleboard - Maple with Stones (Light)

$289.95

A Sjoelbak board is a wooden board 2 metres x 0.4 metres with three sides about 5cm high. Wooden disks of diameter 5.2cm are pushed up the board from the front of the game which is without a side barrier. 43cm from the front of the board, a flat bar of wood lies across the top of the game under which the disks pass. This is called the "start bar". In league and competition games, it is forbidden to stack disks on the start bar but players indulging in friendly games often use it for just this purpose. 39cm from the back of the board, a piece of wood is set vertically with 4 slots or arches spaced evenly along the bottom. This is called the "gate bar", the arches on it are marked 2, 3, 4, 1 from left to right and are 6cm wide. Behind the arches, the board is divided lengthways to the back of the board into 4 partitions. These containers separate the disks that have passed through the different arches.

Scoring is based on the numbers of the compartments 1 - 4. For each set of four disks constructed by taking one from each compartment, 20 points are awarded (i.e. 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 doubled). After the sets of four disks have been removed and tallied, any remaining disks score the amount shown on their compartment. Example: 9 disks in compartment 2, 5 disks in compartment 3, 7 disks in compartment 4, 5 disks in compartment 1. 5 complete sets of 4 disks scores 100. 4 extra disks in compartment 2 scores 8. 2 extra disks in compartment 4 which scores 8. Total score is 116 points. The maximum score in one turn is therefore 148 points = (20 X 7) + (2 X 4) Competition matches usually consist of either 5, 10 or 20 games and the total from all the games will be summed to determine the winner of the match. Each game is played on a different board and the different characteristics of each board make it very difficult to keep scoring consistently so, to make it slightly easier, five practice disks are allowed on a board before starting the game