Established in 1941 the Ocean City Shuffleboard Club and courts are located at Fifth Street just off the boardwalk. Memberships Dues are $5 a year if you would like to participate in tournaments or their events. While you are not required to join the club to play shuffleboard here (it's free, actually) I KNOW Retro Roadmappers will realize a $5 fee is a small price to pay to have the good feeling of helping to keep this 75+ year old club going :-))
Any present member can sign you up, and they're typically at the club on Mondays from 10-3 or when they have tournaments (dates posted on their website) according to club historian and webmaster, Alec Helm.
The courts are open in the summer season (Memorial Day - Labor Day) from 9am-9pm, with the doors to the Cue House open on the honor system.
Grab yourself a box containing your discs and chalk, a cue and pick your lane.
There are some that are under the covered canopy (nice to get away from the sun or rain) but if there’s a tournament going on, you’ll want to pick one of the many outdoor lanes.
If you’re not sure how to play, the rules are here. And if there’s no one watching and you don’t feel like keeping score, I’m sure you can just practice too!
Though it can get busy early in the morning I’m told, during my visit there were only a handful of adult players. A serene scene, it was nice to sit and hear the scuff of the discs swishing back and forth between either end of the court, echoing the comings and goings of the ocean surf and tides just a few feet away.
Shuffleboard - old fashioned fun, and hip happening sport - start playing now, and thank Mod Betty when you're the coolest kid in school!