Ken Stults from Haines City FLA asked if I could sent him rules for Horse Collar. Sure Ken, and thanks for your query.
I myself first learned of “Hoss Collar” at the Scugog club in Ontario. The president of that club, Al Wilson, had learned it in Florida (I don’t know what club), so now, in a way it’s going full circle, back to Florida. I’m attaching rules I obtained from somewhere on the web, and these are not quite the same as Al’s, but it probably does not matter. Playing Hoss Collar is fun, and an interesting diversion from the standard rules of “shuffleboard”.
Here’s the set of rules I found – Shuffle Fun -Horse Collar Tournament
Here is a variation that may be useful: Al’s version lets a team that has not scored a kitchen by frame-3, start accumulating points anyway, and of course any kitchen from frame-3 onward counts 10-off. I think that would help a weaker team to at least get on the scoreboard, and not finish a game with zero. Also, as I remember, we played 8 frames, not 9.