St Albans is set to host the first ever UK-based championship of Canadian game Crokinole.

The St Albans Crokinole Open and Doubles Championship will take place at Chiswell Green Community Centre in Chiswell Green, tomorrow (Saturday, December 2).

The first ever UK-based doubles championship will take place, as the city participates in the UK Crokinole Tour 2023.

The event is being run by Mike Ray, a St Albans resident and member of the national committee, and has completely sold out.

The first event in the tour took place in Scotland in August, and a second was held in Wales on September 23.

After St Albans, the tour will visit Harrogate, Nottingham and Birmingham.

The tour's website states: "The members of Crokinole UK have a love for Crokinole as both a game and a sport.

"We are captivated by its unique blend of skill, strategy, and friendly competition.


"Crokinole embodies the perfect balance of precision flicking, tactical positioning, and clever shot selection.

"It demands focus, dexterity, and mental agility, making each flick a thrilling challenge.

St Albans & Harpenden Review: Crokinole scoring zones.Crokinole scoring zones. (Image: DVQ on Creative Commons)

"As enthusiasts, we appreciate the social aspect of Crokinole, as it brings people together in a lighthearted and engaging way.

"The game transcends age, gender, and background, creating a level playing field where everyone can participate and enjoy the thrill of flicking discs across the board."