The BC tournament is perhaps the strongest crokinole championship outside of Ontario. (The Lewiston NY tournament is a special case since it is dominated by Ontario players) It is held annually in Oliver BC (in the Okanagan Valley) and now organized by ED and Darlene Ripley. This year it is on Saturday March 7. There is still time to enter. One can fly to either Vancouver (check the weather in the mountains) or Kelona (less risky weather wise.) and drive to Oliver. At least 2 players from…See More
"Thanks for your insightful review Jacob, it encapsulates all the finest features I like about the local NCA club run get-togethers. In a big way the regular attendees help self-manage the tournament because they all are familiar with and…"
WOW. It was a really fun time. My first crokinole tournament. Crokinole is definitely a fun game for the family, but gather these families for a competition and you have a party. I was a little apprehensive about the day. It turned out to be a fun learning experience.I learned a lot about the game of crokinole. If I thought that my new board was fast, I was amazed by the speed of the tournament boards. So many boards in one place. The wax that I thought was unimportant, plays a vital…See More
"Thanks Jacob, that answers my question. The rules have changed in 50 years. As I stated before, the disc you struck must contact your opponets disc before it hits one of your dics or it is an invalid shot, and the disc you shot is removed from the…"
"We play it that any strike is a good strike, so as long your opponent is stuck, it doesn't matter how. (Yes, you can hit your disc first)
We play that only those discs involved in a missed shot are removed, not necessarily all your discs, so…"
"Thanks for the reply. I must be stupid but I am having a problem with the directly or indirectly part.
Can I hit my disc first, as long as it hits my opponets disc, everything is ok. If I do not hit my opponets disc then all of my man that moved on…"
When I read Rule 3, a "valid shot" indicates that you MUST strike an opposing man (either directly or indirectly) if there are any opponent discs on the board.
If you miss, then your disc is removed and any of your discs…"