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Shuffleboard Horse Collar Rules



Game Rules Overview

Games are played one-on-one or with two or more teams of two people Team members play on same end of the board each player using one set of weights red or blue, however depending on the number of teams may need to alternate ends as the changes frames. Games are played in frames until one team scores 51 points, however scoring 51 points first does not necessarily make that team the winner. Every team gets to finish that frame and the highest score is the winner. If the team that scores 51 or more has the hammer (the last team to play) then they are declared the winners. Before a team can score at least one weights must be a 3 or more. Weights are considered in play if they are on the board and past the foul line furthest from the shooter (i.e., a long foul line).


How to Play

If playing singles one player will throw all eight weights, if playing teams (2 players) one player will throw 4 weights of the same color, then the other player will throw the remaining 4 weights.  The objective is to get at least one weights into the 3 zone (or a hanger if your feeling good or lucky) to get the scoring started.  You may bump or tap weights to accomplish this or simply lag one in.  All weights must be past the long foul line or off the board, if a weights remains on the board that is not past the long foul line no points can be awarded.  However if it is not the last weights it may be knocked off


Scoring

In order to score a team must have at least one weights being worth 3 or more, it does not have to be the first weights thrown in order to score though.  For example if a team throws 1 weight worth 3 points and 2 weights worth 2 points and 3 weights worth 1 point and all weights are past the long foul line or off the board this team would score 10 points.

Hangers are worth 13 points, that is a weight is hanging partially of the end of the board. 

Corners are worth 26 points, that is a weight is hanging partially of the end and partially of the side. 

Note that  just hanging off the side of the board does not have any special meaning or point value.

Games are played in frames until one team scores 51 points, however scoring 51 points first does not necessarily make that team the winner. 

Every team gets to finish that frame and the highest score is the winner (51 or more). 

If the team that scores 51 or more has the hammer (the last team to play) then they are declared the winners.

Not scoring constitutes a Hickey, those that gamble sometimes place a dollar or five into the Hickey Jar which the winner of the game gets.  This is just something to make the game more interesting and may or may not be included in your tournament.

Scoring example below is worth 6 points.

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Miscellaneous

Before a player shoots, the player can dust the board if dry spots are showing.
    Note: In tournaments this may be restricted to the edge of the board.

Shooters must have one foot behind the playing surface while they are shooting.

Hitting or shaking the table is never allowed.

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