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But it would not appear that crokinole actually developed within any of the Mennonite or Amish communities.As noted above, the oldest known crokinole board in the world was manufactured in 1876 by Perth County, Ontario, craftsman, Eckhardt Wettlaufer.Is there an international standard size for crokinole boards and discs ? Earlier Canadian written sources detail the game from the mid-1860's.Can I enjoy the game on a crokinole board that has smaller (non-international) dimensions ? Several years after that time, a registered American patent suggests 1880 as the time when commercial fabrication began - first in New York, then Pennsylvania. How Did the World Crokinole Championship (WCC)™ get started? Are special lubricants, waxes, or powder substances that are applied over the surface of a board, necessary in order to achieve the best "speed" in competition crokinole?In addition, Burmese or East Indian carrom (developed during the 1820s) seems a logical ancestor of crokinole due alone to the very similar shooting or fillip technique involved.
With an octagonal or square outer frame or side rail, the rest position of the hand varies from the centre of the quadrant as you move further to the right or to the left.Here's where you can meet singles in San Antonio, Texas.Our Bexar County singles are in the 210 area code, and might live in these or other zip codes: 78264, 78224, 78221, 78223, 78235, 78252, 78242, or 78263 personals.Was crokinole originally a Mennonite or Amish game? While some reference works (including my own 1988 first edition of The Crokinole Book.) may have intimated such, there exist no factual data that would prove such a notion.Yes, crokinole has been very popular among many Mennonite and Amish sects throughout Canada and the United States by reason of the fact that the game was viewed as a rather innocuous pastime-unlike the perception that diversions such as card playing or dancing were 'works of the Devil'as held by many 19th century Protestant groups.
The game may still be fast, enjoyable and satisfying, but if you some day wish to play in international competition, it would be prudent to determine these facts before obtaining a new crokinole board.