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Crokinole in the Media in 2019

Nathan Walsh 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

A conclusive introduction to the game of crokinole, which includes a couple nods to the current (or recent past) influences on the game.

  • "The official stillness belies the high drama and emotion of competitive crokinole, which is artfully captured in a series of promotional YouTube videos by @crokinolecentre."
  • "For a rundown of some of the finest crokinole craftspeople check out ("knipsbrat" is a German name for Crokinole)."

Canada's History - Arts, Culture & Society: The All-Canadian Game: Crokinole

  • A fictional illustration of how the game of crokinole could be introduced to children of the modern generation.

The Daily Bonnet: Death Plays Crokinole Game for Mennonite Man's Life

  • The famously satirical news organization dips into the lore of crokinole to deliver a humourous piece.

Unwinnable: A Gift from the Algoritm

  • A writer tries to understand what crokinole is and why the youtube algoritm listed a CrokinoleCentre video as "recommended."

Jeremy Tracey & Board Building

CTV Kitchener: Crokinole Making a Comeback

  • Jeremy Tracey and some other crokinole notables discuss the appeal of crokinole.

CTV Kitchener - Made Right Here: World Championship Crokinole boards made in Elmira

  • Jeremy Tracey discusses his new business in the niche industry of crokinole board building.

Listowel PaddyFest

The Hamilton Spectator: Kinsmen, Crokinole Depot partner for third annual Paddyfest Crokinole Doubles Tournament

US Open

Spectrum News Albany US Open Crokinole Tournament

2019 World Crokinole Championship


  • A comprehensive summary of the winners and far travelling participants of the 21st World Crokinole Championship.

The Woolwich Observer: Crokinole Enthusiasts Descend on Tavistock

CBC Radio One - Windsor: Not just for the cottage: World crokinole championships attracts players young and old

  • An article about the 2019 WCC event, and attached 9 minute interview between Nathan Walsh and CBC Windsor Morning host Tony Doucette.

CBC Radio One - Ontario Morning: Nathan Walsh explains the game Crokinole

  • Radio interview regarding crokinole beginning at 24:15.

CTV Kitchener: World Crokinole Championship Decided in Tavistock

  • An 80 second video piece appearing the evening news.

The New Hamburg Independent: Crokinole: origins unknown, but popularity unquestioned

The Stratford Beacon Herald: Crokinole championship returns to Tavistock

And this isn't from 2019, but is a nice piece of artwork depicting the World Crokinole Championship by Ken Whytock from 2012. Drawing of crokinole action