NASC™ Registration up 15% over
Shuffleboard's premier tournament, the North American Shuffleboard
Championships™, is just three weeks away. As promised at last year's
tournament, all of the tournament boards have been refinished. They arrived
in Reno earlier this week and are in storage at the Sands in a temperature
and humidity controlled room.
Pre-registration continues to be very
strong. With more than 120 paid players already signed up, we are on pace
for a turnout of well over 200 players. Airfares have continued to fall in
many markets so, if you have not already signed up, it is not too late.
Early registration deadline, which was tomorrow, has been extended a few
days until Tuesday, October 7. So, if you have yet registered, just mail
your Registration Form, or sign up online, by Tuesday to avoid late fees.
In recognition of the many contributions of
our longtime partner to the success of this event, the Sands Regency logo
has been added to the playfields, along with The Shuffleboard Federation
and NASC™ logos.
We added three sets of dots, one near
each foul line, and one at the center of the table on the boards. This
concept has been used for years in bowling as a way to help players line up
their shots. The boards which were used at the 10th annual Wandering
Women's Tournament last week had this feature and the feedback was very
I am adding some more music to the
tournament playlist am am open to suggestions. If anyone has specific
requests, please email me (firstname.lastname@example.org)
the name of the album and the artist and I will do my best to include it. I
especially need help on with some County/Western suggestions as I am mostly
a classic rock guy and not very knowledgeable (so I have been told) with
regards to selecting good Country/Western songs for the tournament.
The Sands has recently finished installing a wireless network and now
offers wireless internet service (for a fee) in all rooms. Live
entertainment is also back at the Sands in the Third Street Bar, formerly
known as the Tequila Bar. The Sands is also working on expanding the smoker
friendly area near the tournament by adding more slot machines. As many of
you know, it became a Nevada state law last year that smoking was only
allowed in gaming areas. If they are successful in adding those additional
machines, the smokers will a little more space than last year.
If you have not yet booked a flight, we recommend www.travelocity.com,
which has had prices that are $10 to $50 less than what the airlines are
offering on their own web sites. I am seeing similar discounts on
Travelocity's Room & Airfare packages. Another great site is www.orbitz.com.,
which has a pricing guarantee that is very attractive. After you book your
ticket on Orbitz, they will automatically monitor pricing on a daily basis
until you travel. If fares for the same itinerary drop after you book your
flight, they will send you a refund for the difference. For room and
airfare packages, the best deals have traditionally been found at the
American Airlines web site, www.aavacations.com,
but Travelocity has consistently been cheaper over the past week If you
need help with your travel plans, please give us a call at 800-380-3033.
Just a reminder, if you are planning on attending the tournament, but have
not yet have not yet signed up, the early registration deadline has been
extended from October 4th to October 7th. If you would like to use a credit
card or PayPal for your registration and entry fees, you can register
online by clicking www.2008nasc.com,
or over the phone by calling 800-380-3033.
To print Tournament forms and information, please use the following links: Registration
of Events, and General
Information. If you have never been to the NASC™, there has
never been a better time to find out why, over the past ten years, more players
have attended the NASC™ than any other tournament.
If you need help making air or hotel reservations, or have any questions
about the tournament, please call The Shuffleboard Federation at
John McDermott, Tournament Director