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Beierlings Bash in Belleville

September 28, 2019

In 2018, Jason Beierling had advanced to the Belleville final where his efforts ended in defeat in his first trip to the tournament's championship stage. 12 months later, he had returned to the final step and put in two confident playoff matches to come away victorious as the 2019 Belleville Crokinole Challenge winner.

For the second year in a row the Belleville event matched it's record-high attendance of 39, welcoming players from Owen Sound, Kingston, the greater Toronto area, Kitchener, London, Penetanguishene, Guelph, Tuscarora, New York and New Hampshire.

Morning play was split into 4 pool with Ray Beierling (61 points in 9 games) and Andrew Hutchinson (55 points) leading the way in Pool A. Barrie Wood scored 40 points for 3rd in the pool, but that would ultimately be 3 points shy of making Group A in the afternoon. Local favourite, Matt Brown, had the top score in Pool B with 51 points in 9 games, followed by Jason Beierling at 49 and Ron Langill at 48. Both Maradyn Wood and Clare Kuepfer scored 41 points to tie for 4th in the pool, and both would meet again in Group B in the second round.

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Reinman Outdoes Hutchinson In Tuscarora

August 12, 2019

In the past 20 months only 3 players, Andrew Hutchinson, Connor Reinman and Justin Slater, have claimed victory at an NCA singles event. Justin Slater wasn't in attendance in Tuscarora, but Hutchinson and Reinman ensured the exclusive winners circle would remain when they met to fight each other for the Turtle Island title.

A day of brutally long border wait times unfortunately caught out some players, and yet there were still 39 players in attendance for the morning round at the Tuscarora Nation House. That number would rise to a grand total of 44 (23 in competive, 16 in recreational, and 5 in kidz) by the afternoon.

Nathan Walsh led the preliminary round scores with 62 points and 101 20s in 10 games, followed by Ray Beierling at 60 points, Andrew Hutchinson at 54 and Connor Reinman at 51 and a tournament-high 115 20s. Also making the A Pool in the afternoon were Jeremy Tracey (51 points), Roy Campbell (47), Jon Conrad (45) and Ron Langill (43). Michael Meleg (42), Andrew Korchok (41) and Roger Vaillancourt (41) all just missed out on A Pool cutoff and were in Pool B for the afternoon.

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Slater Ends Carr's Magical Run for 5th World Title

July 4, 2019

It was a near magical run for the unheralded Darren Carr who put together a string of surprises to move within a few points of becoming World Champion, but ultimately it came to an end as an unshakable Justin Slater forever stamped his legacy on the World Crokinole Championships by winning the event for the 5th time.

The 2019 World Crokinole Championship brought to light crokinole's ever increasing appeal and popularity as the tournament smashed attendance records with just under 400 players competing in the 21st annual edition. The surge in attendance provided challenges for the W/cc/ organizational committee as the Singles competition sold out weeks before the June 1st tournament. On tournament day, the Tavistock arena floor was decorated with 127 crokinole boards, leaving no boards, chairs, tables, or even physical space, to be spared.

The record attendance was comprised mostly of Ontarians, but also featured players travelling from PEI, Newfoundland, the Northwest Territories, and the Tuscarora Iriquois nation in New York. Once again a large number of Americans were in competition, with 30 players representing 7 states, deriving mostly from the crokinole clubs The City Flickers (Georgia), The Cambridge J's (Massachusetts) and The Extra Pint Crokinole Club (New York).

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Crokinole in the Media in 2019

June 9, 2019

A non-comprehensive listing of media links related to crokinole in the past 12 months:


CBC Life & Culture: The beginner's guide to the greatest pastimes: Crokinole

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2019 Fantasy Crokinole Pool Results

June 9, 2019

The numbers have been crunched and we have a winner for the World Crokinole Championship Fantasy Pool who goes by the name of . . . Andrew Hutchinson.

(Posted below are the top 10 finishers, and if you would like your own score and position, please send me a message.)

RankTeamPtsGroup AGroup BGroup CGroup D

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2019 World Crokinole Championship Fantasy Pool

May 26, 2019

It's the end of May. The sun is out. And the World Championship Promo video presented by CrokinoleCentre was just released. All signs point to the World Crokinole Championships being just around the corner, which means it's time for another edition of the World Crokinole Championship Fantasy Pool.

Last year, Andrew Hutchinson and Dwayne Campbell shared the title of Fantasy Pool champion, joining the esteemed ranks alongside previous winners Roy Campbell, Clare Kuepfer, and Nathan Walsh. Will one of them become the first two-time champion? Will there be new champion? Will it be you? You will get to play a part in deciding if that is the case.

While the rules are the same as ever and we'll have some paper forms available at the NCA booth on tournament, there's one tweak as team submissions will be accepted via google form this year. So you may submit your team here.

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