​     The full history of shuffleboard is not known. Though there is some knowledge of its development, its actual origins, the place and date where it was first played, remain a mystery. Inevitably, this uncertainty gives rise to some debate, even disagreement, about which country can claim to have invented it. However there is no dispute concerning its age as a form of popular amusement, and in Europe has a history that goes back over 500 years.

The game was played and gambled over by King Henry VIII of England, who prohibited commoners from playing; evidently he did not always win, as the record of royal expenses for 1532 show a payment from the Privy Purse of GB£9, 'Paied to my lord Wylliam for that he wanne of the kinges grace at shovillaborde' (today's spelling: 'Paid to Lord William, for he won, by the king's grace, at shovelboard').

In its goals, form and equipment, shuffleboard shares various features with (and perhaps influences by or upon) many other games, including air hockey, bowls, bocce, curling, croquet, carrom and billiards. Historically, the ancient shovelboard, about which little is known, appears to have diverged into modern shuffleboard and sjoelen, and with the former leading to the development of both table shuffleboard and shove ha'penny.

     Shuffleboard is fun to play, easy to learn, but it can be challenging. It does not tax the body too much physically to enjoy this game. However it does takes some strategy and precision shooting to out score your opponent. Shuffleboard is great for relieving stress and improving flexibility.

Practices occur every ​​​2nd and 4th

Wednesdays of the Month  9:00 am 
Eagle Park, Belen

Nominal Fee  (Ask for a Senior Discount )
Coordinator: Helen Abeyta  934-7201

​​​Get your shuffle on !

Valencia County:

​LINKs to Neighboring State Games :​

Bernalillo County:

Silver Shufflers Shuffleboard​​​​

Come and join the Shufflers every Tuesday at Manzano Mesa from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm except the months of June and July. The GYM is being used by the youth program at that time. At Manzano Mesa we can learn the skills of the game of shuffleboard.  All equipment and instruction are provided.

For more information, send an inquiry to this website under "Contact Us" and we will get right back to you.

For more information about the Silver Shufflers program,click here.

​​​2017 New Mexico Senior Olympic Summer Games 
Events: ​Held in Albuquerque, New Mexico​

2017 New Mexico Senior Olympics​​

​​​​This Event is Open to Out of State Participants

Alberta Lente and Marie Kirk from Isleta Pueblo proudly display the gold medals they won at the 2013 National Senior Games in shuffleboard doubles.

Shuffleboard Video:


Shuffleboard Practice and Play:

Shuffleboard​ Competition:

Albuquerque 50+ Games:

Singles & Doubles

Friday, January 27, 2017

Manzano Mesa Multigenerational Center

501 Elizabeth SE

Registration Due:  1 week prior to event

Contact:  Palo Duro Sports & Fitness Center


Isleta Pueblo Games:
Competitions include: Singles
Tuesday January 31, 2017  
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Isleta Recreation Center Gym  
All Age Groups 

For More Info:
Contact Isleta Recreation Center & Elderly Center
Eugene JoJola   505-869-9770

Sandoval County Games:
Competitions include: Singles (Men ) /

Singles (Women) /

Doubles  Any combination

Wednesday April 19, 2017  9:00 am

Thursday  April 20, 2017  9:00 am

Friday  April 21, 2017  9:00 am

Location: Bernalillo Recreational Center
Contact: Romie Baca

Torrance County Games:

Check-In/On-site Registration  Saturday 9:00 am 
Practice & Warm-Up

​Deadline to register 5 days prior to event

Registration form

Competitions include: M & W Singles

Saturday March 25, 2017  9:30 am-4:00 pm -Singles
Sunday March 26, 2017  1:00 pm-5:00 pm -Doubles
Mountainair Elementary School Gym

Contact: Jerry Melaragno 

Valencia County Games:
Competitions include: Shuffleboard

Wednesday April 12, 2017   1:00 pm 
Eagle Park, Belen
Registration form

For More Info:
Contact: Helen Abeyta 934-7201

Fun Facts from Wikipedia


New Mexico Shuffleboard Tournament (October 21, 2017)