Willard Martin Board – The year was 1994, and I had just defeated Tony Snyder for the “B” Champion, at the Ontario Crokinole Championship in St. Jacobs. (The match even included my first perfect round) I was on top of the world, and I was determined to take my game to the next level. For that to happen, I needed a tournament style board. Fortunately for me, there just so happened to be a man selling crokinole boards at the event. I took my winnings, plus some extra cash I had brought with me and bought my first crokinole board. I completed the transaction with Willard Martin for $75 cash. I can only imagine the smile on my face walking out of that event. A plaque in one hand and a brand new crokinole board in the other. This picture is not of that specific board, but it is very similar.
Ray and Jason Beierling are active Crokinole players and promoters of what they believe is the best game on wood.