Mr. Crokinole™ (a.k.a. Wayne Kelly) has devoted 25 years to the rich and wonderful pastime of CROKINOLE. Experiencing the privilege of meeting and encouraging tens of thousands of eager game players, and placing crokinole boards, historical background and game information with people in more than 40 countries, Wayne has decided to step aside from a business activity that has become so much more demanding than was ever intended. As a freelance journalist, author of numerous Canadian social history books, photographer and traveler, he has determined there are more games waiting to be played and so many more places yet to explore.
In the years that have passed since 1986, when Wayne began work on the first edition of The Crokinole Book, he has become the pre-eminent world authority of the game, served as a designer and consultant to more than thirty-five game board companies in nine countries, written historical perspectives of the game for hundreds of newspapers, magazines and periodicals and has been a frequent guest featured in more than 200 radio and TV programs across North America and around the world. In 1998, it was his pleasure to have promoted the idea for a World Crokinole Championship™ (now in its 14th year) and subsequently he was invited to design a competition crokinole board for that event that has become the international, tournament standard.
Interest in the wonderful, family game of crokinole has grown exponentially in recent decades. But as such interest expands with each passing year, it has become ever more clear that there is yet so much more that could be done to encourage involvement and participation in this outstanding social pastime. Of necessity, this fact dictates the need for more people, more passion and more time to expand the horizons of the game and meet the increasing demands. To that end, Wayne has decided to part with his Mr. Crokinole™ business and hopefully place it in the hands of eager, ambitious and passionate individuals who may take crokinole to heights unimagined.
A publication entitled Prospectus Concerning the Sale of Mr. Crokinole™ has been prepared and is now available to those who have a serious interest in the possibility of becoming the new Mr. Crokinole™. If you wish to consider the Prospectus with a view to investigating a possible business opportunity, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Your complete name and address will be required. We will reply with a pdf document that will provide further details.
NOTE TO EXISTING CUSTOMERS and owners of Mr. Crokinole™ products: Please be assured of uninterrupted access to replacement parts and product information. The possible change of ownership of Mr. Crokinole™ has been designed to provide the new owner(s) a turn-key operation that should offer a seamless transition that will afford customers continuous and ready access to product sales and service. - wk