This was our second fall tournament and now one of three tournaments held in the Milwaukee area for the title of Southeast Wisconsin Crokinole Championship.
This was the fourth Tournament and unofficially starts "tournament season'. Our venue had to change unexpectedly, so we moved it up the block to the Irish pub which was able to accomodate our group. With it being a Saturday afternoon, it wasn't really a problem.
We had fourteen shooters for the day. This included one of the bartenders at the bar who saw the game and wanted in. Yeah, he wasn't all that good but by the end of the tournament, he was hooked.
We did pool play to set seedings for the elimination bracket. Below are the results...
4. Mike P.
13. Barry (bartender fm McKiernan's)
Finals Rob vs Karl - Rob wins 3 to 1.
The finals was watched by just about everyone in the tournament. It was actually exciting. Tit for tat shots in the hole, Lots of cheers and groans by the crowd.
Our next tournament will be at the MidWinter gaming convention in Milwaukee on tenatively January 17th. There we will crown a new champion. So far, our champion list is as follows...
Gary - Oct 2012 to Jan 2013
Karl - Jan 2013 to May 2013
Timm - May 2013 to Nov 2013
Rob - Nov 2013 to ???
I laughed when I saw the picture of the crokinole trophy with Snow Tails behind it. When Fraser and I have design nights we almost invariably finish with a few games of crokinole to wind down ! It is hotly competitive
So, at the point when Snow Tails was being designed, crokinole played an important part !
Hope you all had fun,
Gordon Lamont (and 1/2 designer of Snow Tails)