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Owen Sound Crokinole Club
Whether you've played Crokinole all your life, or you've never played it before, we encourage you to join the Century 21 Crokinole Club! If you've never played, it's super easy to learn, and a ton of fun! Meet friends and have a laugh!
DATE: We gather every 3rd Wednesday of the month
LOCATION: The Century 21 In-Studio Realty office - 927 2nd Ave E, Owen Sound
COST: Visitors are always FREE! Come Try!
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Contact Cindy Shanks for details!
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More About Crokinole
The earliest known Crokinole board was made by craftsman Eckhardt Wettlaufer in 1876 in Perth County, Ontario, Canada. It is said Wettlaufer crafted the board as a fifth birthday present for his son Adam, which is now part of the collection at the Joseph Schneider Haus, a national historic site in Kitchener, Ontario, with a focus on Germanic folk art. Several other home-made boards dating from southwestern Ontario in the 1870s have been discovered since the 1990s. A board game similar to Crokinole was patented on 20 April 1880 by Joshua K. Ingalls Crokinole is often believed to be of Mennonite or Amish origins, but there is no factual data to support such a claim. The reason for this misconception may be due to its popularity in Mennonite and Amish groups. The game was viewed as a rather innocuous pastime – unlike the perception that diversions such as card playing or dancing were considered "works of the Devil" as held by many 19th-century Protestant groups. The oldest roots of Crokinole, from the 1860s, suggest the British and South Asian games are the most likely antecedents of what became Crokinole. In 2006, a documentary film called Crokinole was released. The world premiere occurred at the Princess Cinema in Waterloo, Ontario, in early 2006. The movie follows some of the competitors of the 2004 World Crokinole Championship as they prepare for the event.
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