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!
Ray and Jason Beierling are active Crokinole players and promoters of what they believe is the best game on wood.