NASC™ Registration up 16% over
tournament, the North American Shuffleboard Championships™, is just four
weeks away. Refinishing the tournament boards, combined with of our online
special offer and falling airfares have put us on pace for one of the
strongest turnouts in NASC™ history.
The boards are in transit back to Reno and will arrive at the end of this
week. Now that they have all been planed, sanded and, refinished along with
having the sides, ends and bottoms resealed, we anticipate an even stronger
tournament going forward. 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
My sincere thanks to Johnny Wayne
Crawford, who inspected each of the playfields after it was refinished. He
also made sure that the proper amount of pressure was on each of the climatic
adjusters and supervised the loading of the truck. Special thanks to David
Keithahn as well, for coming up with a great idea that we incorporated into
this project. David has been putting a line of dots near each foul line and
at the center of the table on boards he has refinished recently. This
concept has been used for years in bowling as a way to help players line up
their shots. We have added this feature to all of our tables and think it
will be well received. Check out the picture below. Pardon the glare in the
picture, it is tough to avoid on the shiny new surfaces.
I have continued to receive feedback from
people who registered early and are disappointed that they missed out on
the online promotion. In reviewing the list of early registrations for the
past five years, it is the same group of people who consistently get our
tournament off to a great start by registering early. As a thank you to
that group of people, there will be an extra special preregistration offer
available only to them for next year's tournament, the 20th annual NASC™.
All of you in that group will receive an exclusive invitation after the conclusion
of this year's tournament.
With airfares down $100 or more in some markets, now is the time to make
your reservations if you have not done so already. The best website to
check airfares on is currently 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 is October
4. 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