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Shuffleboard Scoring Made Easy: Abacus Scoring for Shuffleboards

If you’re looking for an easy way to keep score while playing shuffleboard, look no further than the Abacus Scoring system. This simple and efficient scoring method takes the guesswork out of tallying up points and makes shuffleboard scoring a breeze.

In this article, we will give you a brief overview of how shuffleboard scoring works, as well as walk you through the steps necessary to use the Abacus Scoring system. Let’s get started!

Scoring Areas

  • The shuffleboard table is divided into three sections, each with its own scoring area. The first scoring area is closest to the player and is worth one point,
  • The second scoring area is worth two points,
  • and the third scoring area is worth three points.

Other Ways of Scoring Points

If a puck slides off of the shuffleboard table and hangs over the edge without falling into the gutter, that team scores four points (this is called a hanger).

If a puck slides off of the shuffleboard table and hangs over either side corner of the scoring end, that team scores five points.

Now that we’ve gone over the basics of shuffleboard scoring, let’s take a look at how to keep score using the Abacus Scoring system.

Shuffleboard Abacus Scoring

As we mentioned before, the shuffleboard Abacus Scoring system is a great way to keep track of points as you play. To use this system, you’ll need an abacus (most shuffleboard tables come equipped with one), and 11 beads. The beads consist of nine black or chrome beads and two other colored beads (typically red or blue to differentiate teams).

To begin scoring, all of the beads will need to be in the center of the rod. As you progress through scoring zones and add points to your score, you’ll slide over one black or chrome bead for each point you earn. You’ll continue sliding over black or chrome beads until you score 10 points.

Once you’ve scored 10 points, you’ll slide over one of the beads from the other side, signifying that you’ve scored a multiple of ten.

For example, if you score 14 points in one scoring zone, you would slide over one black bead, and then four beads from the other side. Once those 4 beads reach 10, slide over another 1 bead on the other side, and reset your black beads to the center again.

The first team to reach 21 points and have two more points than their opponent wins the game!

Sounds easy right?

With the Abacus Scoring system, shuffleboard scoring is a breeze. So next time you’re looking for an easy and efficient way to keep score, give it a try!

Shuffleboards at Presidential Billiards

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In Conclusion

We hope you enjoyed this quick guide on shuffleboard scoring. Be sure to check out our selection of shuffleboards, and remember, when it comes to shuffleboard scoring – the Abacus Scoring system is the way to go!


What is the Abacus Scoring system in shuffleboard?

The Abacus Scoring system is a simple and efficient method for keeping track of points in shuffleboard. It uses an abacus with beads to tally scores, making it easy to monitor points during gameplay.

How is the shuffleboard table divided for scoring?

The shuffleboard table is divided into three scoring sections. The first section closest to the player is worth one point, the second section is worth two points, and the third section is worth three points.

What are some unique ways to score in shuffleboard?

Unique scoring includes ‘hangers,’ where a puck that hangs over the edge without falling scores four points, and pucks hanging over side corners of the scoring end, which score five points