New Local Tournament

Stay tuned for new tournament…. Details to follow.

3rd Turn Brewery Crokinole Night

It’s time again for 3rd Turn Brewery’s Crokinole Night Wednesday April 12th from 7pm – 9pm.   We meet the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays  of the month. 

If you have never played Crokinole there will be free lessons and playing time available.  Come, also, for some great craft beers.

So, bring a friend and come out and play.  3rd Turn Brewery is located at 10408 Watterson Trail in Jeffersontown.

Crokinole Lessons, Demonstration, and Competition

It’s time to do some finger flicking and we have a great new place to do it.  Starting Wednesday March 29th, from 7 pm – 9 pm we will be meeting at 3rd Turn Brewing in Jeffersontown.   We will have a demonstration, Lessons, Crokinole competition, and some great craft beers.  3rd Turn Brewing is located at 10408 Watterson Trail in Jeffersontown. Check out their website at www.3rdTurnBrewing.com for directions.  So come on out and check out the Crokinole and try some of their beer selections.

Crokinole Lessons and Demonstration

Come out Friday September 2nd from 11:00 am – 12:30 pm at the Middletown branch of the Louisville Free Public Library located at 200 Juneau Drive in Middletown.  Come out for lessons and playing time.

Crokinole Lessons and Demonstrarion

Learn to play the great game of Crokinole. Free lessons and demonstration at the Middletown branch of the Louisville Free Public Library Friday August 18th from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm. The library is located at 200 Juneau Drive in Middletown.  For information and directions call 502-245-7332.  Come out to learn a great “NEW” game.

Crokinole demonstration and Playing Time

If you would like to find out what Crokinole is all about make a note to stop by the Middletown branch of Louisville Free Public Library Friday July 15th at 11:00 am.  The library is located at 200 Juneau Drive in Middletown. The phone number, for directions, is 502-245-7332.

There will be free lessons, a Crokinole demonstration, and playing time available.  If you are unable to make it Friday there will be additional dates in August, September, and October to learn the great game of Crokinole.  Come out for a great new learning experience!

 

 

20’s 20’s 20’s

To win at Crokinole takes practice, practice, practice and playing, playing, playing.

Practicing 20’s is a great way to improve your game quickly. Each time you have an open board and you sink a 20 it puts pressure on your opponent to match your 20. One extra made 20 can be the difference between a win or a loss.

I suggest starting by shooting 100 discs ten at a time and writing down the number of shots you make versus the total of the 10 shots attempted, example 5-10. This will give you an easy way to calculate your made percentage of the total made of the 100 shots. Example: 47 made out of 100 = 47%.

As you shoot  each time, make sure you follow through with your finger pointing to the hole and not to the left or right.  Shooting and coming up short of the hole can be very frustrating  when you have an open board. It is better, in my opinion, to leave it long than to come up short on a open 20 shot.

So, as you practice your 20’s remember that every 20 made get’s you that much closer to a win.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ultimate Crokinole Experience

The World Crokinole Championship is just around the corner. If you are thinking about going to the WCC you will need to get your registration in prior to May 15th, 2016.

Whether you’re a rookie or seasoned player there is no other day like the experience of playing in the day long tournament.

On the day of the tournament, besides playing, you can mingle with and see top players going after that championship trophy and prize money. In addition you have the opportunity to purchase Crokinole Boards, accessories, souvenir Crokinole shirts and hats.  There will also be a silent auction of items donated by local merchants.

The Tavistock Volunteer Fire Dept. will be serving BBQ Chicken Dinners with all the fixings. I highly recommend it.

So, for a great weekend of World championship competition and an all around good time make your reservations now and head up to Tavistock, Ontario June 4th weekend.

 

 

 

 

 

Crokinole Depot

If you are looking for a place to buy Crokinole supplies, then a great place to start is Crokinole Depot.

Crokinole Depot is a small hobby shop founded in 2007 by past World Crokinole Champions and brothers Jason and Ray Beierling.

Ray and Jason each have Singles Championship under their belts and have won the Doubles Championship 6 times between 1999 & 2015.

They offer Crokinole Boards, accessories, Crokinole books, as well as t-shirts and hats. To purchase Crokinole items just go to their web site in our “Links” section

 

World Crokinole Championship 2016

For Crokinole players there is no better place to be than Tavistock, Ontario on the first Saturday of June.  This past year approximately 300 players were involved in the tournament. Play started at 8 am on Saturday by 9 pm that evening a new world champion, Justin Slater of Toronto, was crowned.

Not only is the weekend great for Crokinole but the area is beautiful, a wonderful place to vacation.  For more information about next year’s Championship see the World Crokinole Championship website link.