The outer section between the 2 outer rings is divided into 4 quarters while the innermost ring has 8 equally spaced little posts that are quite bouncy. The playing surface is located in the middle of a larger board giving a ditch around the outside for the disks to fall into. Traditionally, the outer rim of the ditch is Octagonal in shape but these days, round boards are more popular. Crokinole Basics Crokinole is for 2 players sitting facing or for 4 players playing as partners sitting opposite each other.
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In singles play 2 players opponents sit on opposite sides of the board and each have different colour of discs. Each player shots 8 discs, and shall alternate turns. In Doubles play 4 players, 2 teams , partners sit on opposite sides of the board and play the same colour of discs, which are different from the colour of their opponents discs. Each player shots 6 discs. For scoring procedures see 4 Scoring d In singles, players will alternate starting rounds.
In doubles, the start of each round will move clockwise. Any discs on or beyond this line, after a shot is completed, must be placed in the ditch. If the round is tied each team will score 1 point. A game consists of 4 rounds. Sample scores of a completed game in tournament play would be, , , , , etc. Sample scores for the end of a round would be, , , , A game will be played until one team scores a predetermined amount of points. Before shooting, wait until all motion of the discs from the previous turn has ceased.
Once a disc leaves the finger or cue, a shot is judged to have taken place. Neither the board unless a rotating table is being used , nor the chair of any player, may be moved while the game is in progress.
Each player must shoot all 6 of their discs, but play does not need to follow traditional clockwise order. Score 8 for a win, 6 for 2nd, 4 for 3rd, and 2 for 4th. Ties will be scored by adding the scores of the tied players and dividing by the amount of players tied. For example two players tie for 2nd, they would both score 5, 3 players tie for 1st, they would all score 6 and 4th would get 2 Crokinole Rules.
The Rules of Crokinole
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