The OSA charter is comprised of three main areas in Southern Ontario: Kitchener / Milton / Niagara Region
Each of these areas organizes their own tournaments, usually on a monthly basis, and all tournaments are open to anyone who wishes to play.
Once a year there is a Provincial tournament to qualify to play in the week long Canadian Shuffleboard Championship event held every October.
The criteria for playing in the OSA provincials are:
• A league member must have played in 3 tournaments during the season. (Nov – May) • Non-league members must have played in 5 tournaments during the season.(Nov-May)
There are seven other charters extending from Kingston in eastern Ontario to Victoria British Columbia. Every year players from each of these charters compete at a provincial level in order to qualify to play in the Canadian Championship event.
There are five categories of competition which are:
The job of hosting this event each year is done in a rotational manner from province to province.
On November 27, 1964, twenty-two dedicated shuffleboard players from across Canada elected an official executive body that confirmed the status of the Canadian Shuffleboard Congress and the Constitution, Rules and Regulations.
A resolution was passed, "Each Province is to have Regional areas with each area composed of their own elected executives. The elected executives in turn will choose a member(s) to represent their group to the Provincial Association. The Provincial Association would have representation in the Canadian Shuffleboard Congress."