National Table Shuffleboard Day
Table Shuffleboard involves pucks. The pucks are pushed to opposite ends of tables with scoring boards to score points. Simple in its structure, this game is enjoyed by many around the globe. National Table Shuffleboard Day is a day that aims to preserve this tradition by encouraging people to take an interest in the game, and also helping them learn more about the history of the game. Read on to find out more about the history of the game and how you can take part in this holiday.
National Table Shuffleboard Day was established by Zieglerworld, a shuffleboard manufacturer in 2017 to celebrate the game’s history. In England, shuffleboard was invented in 15th-century England by English peasants who would slide coins down tables. It quickly became a popular household game in Staffordshire and Winchester. Fun fact: The game was banned by King Henry VIII because it is an “addictive wickedness”. However, the New World brought the game to the New World in the late 1600’s and it became very popular in taverns. The game was then played and discussed. In 1848, for example, people were discussing whether it was a game of skill or chance. The question was raised to a Pennsylvania court and ruled a game of skill.
Later, tournaments began to appear and was compared to other games like baseball and prizefighting. It reached its peak in the 1950’s when nationwide shuffleboard competitions were organized and played at a competitive level. In the 1960’s and 1970’s, popularity declined due to a lack of funding and uniform rules. In the 1980’s, the game was revived to encourage young players to play the game. The game has been steadily growing ever since. Zieglerworld is committed to keeping the game’s popularity alive by producing high-quality shuffleboards that people can use. The holiday was created to celebrate this past.
Find a local bar with the game, and learn how to play it. You can watch the national shuffleboard tournament on the internet or Tv to see the skill required to play the game. Share the holiday on social media using the hashtag #tableshuffleboardday to let everyone know what day it is.