What Are the Scoring Rules for the Table Shuffleboard Game?

In table shuffleboard, teams receive points after each frame for each puck that remains inside a scoring zone, explains Shuffleboard.net. The puck must be inside a zone to get the points for that zone. If it is on the line between two zones, it receives the number of points for the less valuable zone.

The team that has the most points in a frame receives one point. If the teams have tying scores in that frame, neither team receives a point. The game continues until one team has 15 or 21 points, depending on the preferences of the players. In official tournament play, games are to 15 points unless the house rules of that specific tournament specify a different number.

A variant of these scoring rules called handicap scoring helps players at different levels compete more evenly. If the table features both red and black numbers, the more skilled side uses the smaller red numbers while the other side uses the black numbers. If only one set of numbers appears, the less skilled side receives one more point in each zone. Another possible adjustment to help a weaker side involves allowing shots that fall short of the foul line to receive a point anyway.