ZEPHYRHILLS SHUFFLEBOARD CLUB
5209 8th Street
Zephyrhills, Florida 33542
EARL'S TIPS HAVE BEEN COMPLETED FOR THE THIRD TIME.
I MAY POST THEM AGAIN IN THE FUTURE.
WINNING FRAME GAMES
The general rule to win a frame game is keep it simple, don’t complicate things! Clear the board and make your hammer. If they have a high block and it’s your hammer, take their block off, it counts the same as if you had scored and you won’t hit a line. Leave no doubles; you don’t have time to catch up if they get too far ahead. Don’t take hides you don’t need. You see it all the time; someone will take a hide and be open for a kitchen shot and a game won will be lost, run the frames out.
YOU JUST HAVE TO BE AHEAD!
In a frame game you just have to have the lead when the frames run out!
Let’s look at a situation from a recent game. You have the hammer from the foot, you lead 25-19 and it’s the last frame. You stick and the opponent shoots you for the kitchen rolling himself a corner 8 and leaving you in the middle if the other 7. You have two shoots left and your opponent has one; what do you do? Take his corner 8 off and try to stay on the board, if you don’t it’s not the end of the world. He will shoot you into the kitchen but you just have to take his 7 off the center of the 7 area and hold for the win. Yes, you will lose 3 points but you had the lead by 6.