The 2019 World Crokinole Championship saw a very familiar face take home the top prize. Congratulations to Justin Slater on a record breaking 5th WCC Singles title. The reason for this quick post is to mention this year’s “Here I Am.” This year Darren Carr snuck into the top 16 by one point and then proceeded to finish 2nd in the A Pool. From there, he defeated Connor Rienman and gave Justin Slater a very good battle in the final. Seemingly out of nowhere, perhaps, but upon a little closer look, he followed the path of Nathan Walsh in 2008-09. (Winning the Recreational title and finishing 2nd the following year in Competitive) From what I saw, Darren played a very steady, calculated, and conservative game. All eyes are now on him to see how he does in future events. Well done Darren!