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Crokinole World Championship Returns to Tavistock

The event will see about 400 players from Canada, the US, Sweden, Spain, and Hungary meet in Tavistock for the championship.

TAVISTOCK - For the first time since 2020, players from all over the globe will get to take place in the Crokinole World Championship. 

The event will see about 400 players from Canada, the US, Sweden, Spain, and Hungary meet in Tavistock for the championship. The players will compete in a variety of different categories for a chance to win a cash prize of up to $1000. 

Promotions Coordinator Nathan Walsh explains the significance is in holding the tournament in Oxford.  

"Crokinole history is kind of obscure, but we know for sure that the oldest known Crokinole board came from Sebastopol in 1876, which is just outside of Tavistock. So that's why we have the world championship in Tavistock." 

Players of all ages will be making their way out on Saturday, with the youngest competitor at 6 years old and the oldest over 80. 

Registration opens at 7:15 a.m., and all players must be seated for the first games by 8:15 a.m. Lunch will be served from 12:45 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. before continuing to the junior, intermediate, and singles matches in the afternoon. 

To register or learn more, visit the World Crokinole website

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