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2017 World Crokinole Championship Fantasy Pool

It’s that time of year again to pull out your nail file for your best shooting finger, adjust your sleep schedule for an early morning, and begin hydrating for a humid (and hopefully) long day. 
But it’s also once again time to refresh your crokinole stats files and algorithms and think about who you will select for the 2017 WCC Fantasy Pool. Last year Roy Campbell edged out Jon Conrad by only 10…
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Added by Nathan Walsh on May 24, 2017 at 9:00pm — 2 Comments

2016 World Crokinole Championship Fantasy Pool

Back by popular demand, the WCC Fantasy Pool has returned for another round of wild speculation, bold prediction and seething crokinole players looking to destroy you after you left them off your list.

The 2015 Fantasy Pool victor was Clare Kuepfer, with co-2nd-place finishers of Fred Slater and Jon Conrad. Their prediction prowess proved preferable, but it is time to challenge those assertions, start your player analysis,…

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Added by Nathan Walsh on May 21, 2016 at 10:30am — 8 Comments

Crokinole Fantasy Pool Results and Review

So the 2015 World Crokinole Championship is in the books. Another fine day led to some familiar faces in the winner’s circle. Jon Conrad and Tony Snyder won the doubles title for their second time together, while Ray Beierling racked up his 5th 20s title and Justin Slater became the fourth player to claim the singles title a 2nd time.

A full review of the day will come in the near future, but first a look at the first ever…

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Added by Nathan Walsh on June 8, 2015 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

2015 World Crokinole Championship Fantasy Pool

With under 2 weeks to go until the World Championships you may only want to focus on preparing your game for the world’s best. But have you taken time to think about how the day will shape up? Who’s going to come out of nowhere? Who’s going to falter? And most importantly, who’s going to win the 17th World Championship?

Do you want to finally prove once and for all your prediction prowess? Are you afraid that your…

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Added by Nathan Walsh on May 27, 2015 at 3:45pm — 15 Comments

Victoria Day Crokinole

Looking for some more practice before the World Championships? Looking to compete with the best players from Canada?

Look no further than some crokinole in Hamilton on Victoria Day, as Ontario welcomes one of the best players from British Columbia for the Quin Erzinger Classic Crokinole Tournament. (The event title was my idea.)

Tournament details and information can be found in the attachment.

Looking forward to seeing you there!…

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Added by Nathan Walsh on May 9, 2015 at 10:47am — No Comments

Victoria Day Crokinole

Looking for some more practice before the World Championships? Looking to compete with the best players from Canada?

Look no further than some crokinole in Hamilton on Victoria Day, as Ontario welcomes one of the best players from British Columbia for the Quin Erzinger Classic Crokinole Tournament. (The event title was my idea.)

Tournament details and information can be found in the attachment.

Looking forward to seeing you there!…

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Added by Nathan Walsh on May 9, 2015 at 10:47am — No Comments

2014 Crokinole Links

A few news stories have been up about crokinole, and there are sure more to come. Feel free to add a few links as you come across new stories.

BBC "The World" Radio Essay: http://www.pri.org/stories/2014-06-06/ever-heard-crokinole-sport-has-small-passionate-following

CTV follows the Grasby's as they prepare for the tournament: …

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Added by Nathan Walsh on June 7, 2014 at 8:54pm — No Comments

PEI Tournament

Disappointing news from PEI as it was announced that the provincial tournament will not be accepting registrations from outside PEI this year.

I had an amazing time at the tournament one year ago, and PEI has a crokinole atmosphere that I think everyone should experience. Hopefully they'll allow outside registrations in the years to come.

Added by Nathan Walsh on February 23, 2013 at 6:10pm — 2 Comments

Apparently Crokinole and Drinking Don't Mix

Taken from the legal page of a Nova Scotia newspaper.

 

Oct.13

There were eight family relations calls. One involved an 87-year-old mother who couldn't be roused one morning. EHS determined she had been assaulted the previous evening by a crokinole board. Apparently her son, who had been drinking, lost three straight games and then hit the mother on the head. He was arrested and police are investigating.

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Added by Nathan Walsh on October 26, 2011 at 5:40pm — No Comments

2011 World Crokinole Championships

I think we did this last year too, and it got kind of interesting.

 

So, does anyone want to make any bold predictions for this year's tournament. Doubles? Singles? 20's? Intermediates? Cues? Top 4? Top 16?

Added by Nathan Walsh on May 25, 2011 at 6:05pm — 10 Comments

Lucky 13?

There are 13 days until the 13th edition of the World Crokinole Championships. The countdown is on!

 

13 times Raymond Beierling has finished in the top 4, in doubles and singles competition combined (9 times in doubles, 4 times in singles)

12 years that the WCC has operated sanctioned tournaments

11 times Jason Beierling has finished in the top 4 in doubles…

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Added by Nathan Walsh on May 22, 2011 at 10:48am — 4 Comments

Dedicated Crokinole Volunteer Passes Away - Dr. Bruce Halliday

I unfortunately have some bad news to report that Dr. Bruce Halliday passed away on January 1, 2011. I knew Dr. Halliday as an avid crokinole volunteer who served on the World Crokinole Championship Committee for several years. One of his most interesting crokinole accomplishments was getting World Championship tournament commemorated as part of the Canada Post pictorial cancels. (An article about that can be found on worldcrokinole.com, under the Media Resource Page.)

Unbeknownst to…

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Added by Nathan Walsh on January 4, 2011 at 1:49pm — No Comments

Crokinole Statistics

I was just watching the video I had of Justin and Jason down in St. Jacob's when they both shot a perfect game to end the match. This got me thinking about the percentage of 20's made, and eventually led me to think about the overall statistics of the game. If someone was to keep statistics, what pieces of the game would be analysed, and what stats would be kept. A few immediately jumped to my mind.


1. Open 20% (the percentage of 20's made when a player…
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Added by Nathan Walsh on June 18, 2010 at 6:42pm — 1 Comment

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