Before the game, players should check the surface of the table and clean or polish it if necessary (see "EQUIPMENT" section).
Starting the Game.
In the elimination challenge, the right of the first move is usually determined by a coin-toss. Sometimes, players take turn hitting the Striker. Whoever gets it to rebound the shortest distance from the opposite edge, gets the first move in the game.
Having determined the order of moves, players take places opposite each other and place eight (8) discs on the table in a continuous row. Discs must be touching each other and the board edge. There should be four (4) discs on either side of the center line (Figure 1). Each player plays with the discs placed on the opposite side of the table.