September 1993 marked the date in Australian history when its national governing body for shuffleboard was formed. With 25 inaugural members, the incorporation of Shuffleboard Australia marked the formal entry of shuffleboard into the country’s sporting scene, even while shuffleboard games started play two years before. In May 1991, an inaugural shuffleboard tournament was held in Australia, participated in by USA and Canadian teams. Months later, in October of the same year, a number of Australians were sent to participate in the International World Tournament in Arizona, USA. In November 1993, Shuffleboard Australia, in collaboration with Shuffleboard Development Consultants Australia, held its first international singles tournament participated in by teams Canada, USA, and of course, Australia. Shuffleboard Australia’s biggest activity so far was held in August 2001, when it hosted the International World Tournament – preparations for which started way back in 1998 by having 10 shuffleboard courts constructed at Elanora.