Crokinole rules, scoring, setup and even optional rules compiled and composed by Crokinole Depot. Rules of Crokinole. For Competitive Play. Basic Rules of Play. 1) Getting Ready a ) Aplayerorteam’sinitial orderofplay,colourofdiscs,andseatingposition,shall. OFFICIAL CROKINOLE RULES **All participants are encouraged to read these rules carefully. Playing Guidelines The object of the game is to shoot your disc.

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Discs are to be shot only with a finger unless participating in a game designated for use of cues. No finger guards may be used. During a shot only the shooting hand and associated arm can come into contact with the board or table. Players can not intentionally move the board, table or chair in an attempt to gain an unfair advantage.

Contestants must initiate all their shots from between their quadrant lines and touching the outer ring. A shooting disc cannot be placed on the board until it is your turn. All shots must be initiated from a flat position. Once your hand is in a shooting position and the disc leaves your finger or cue, a shot is judged to have taken place. Play progresses clockwise around the board. A disc that at any time leaves the perimeter of the raised playing surface is deemed to be officially out of bounds and must remain in the ditch until the end of the round.

A disc that stops on the playing surface and is touching the outer line is deemed out of play and rulea immediately be placed in the ditch. Neither the board nor the chair of any player may be moved while the game is in progress. This includes no tipping of the crokinoke.

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At no time may any part of the body, except the feet, touch the floor. No other means of support is allowed while taking a shot. Starting To Play Players take turns attempting valid shots, shooting one disc per turn, proceeding clockwise around the board.


A round ends when all players have shot the designated number of discs. Before shooting a player must wait until all motion of the discs from the previous turn has ceased.


This would include a 20 in the centre hole. Cokinole can be achieved by a direct shot or in combination with discs already in play. Damage Rule An out-of-bounds disc that re-enters the playing surface must be removed from play. Only tournament organizers will apply quality granular shuffleboard wax.

Wax will be placed in the ditch area so that players can rub their disc in the wax prior to shooting, if they desire. Contestants are not allowed to apply lubricants of any type to the board. Absolutely no other lubricant will be allowed. Contestants are not allowed to be coached crokknole anyone in any way while a match is in progress. If coaching occurs the offending party will be warned crokinnole, if they persist, the contestant receiving the ryles may be disqualified.

Doubles players are allowed to talk to their partner during the game. Game time limits must still be observed. Careless or deliberate contravention of the rules may result in the forfeiture of a round or a game and possible disqualification from the tournament.

If any unusual situation not covered in these rules occurs, the head referee will make a ruling after reviewing it with players involved. In all cases the decision of the referee will be final. Strict timing for the games must be observed.

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A buzzer will be used to begin and end play. If some discs have not been shot when the ending buzzer sounds they will remain non played. However, if a player or team has had one less shot, they will be allowed to take one last shot immediately after the buzzer to even out number of shots taken. The round will be scored by the discs on the board at that time.

The opposing player and referees will monitor players delaying the game. Zero points for a loss. However, this can vary in tournament play. The following breakdown will be used in the various categories: A championship match will be played best two out of three games in order to establish a winner. Scorecards are handed to the opponent before the beginning of play for crokinile game.


At the close of tabulation the scorecard is given back to the owner for verification before moving to the next game. Scorecard must be completed legibly in ink. Any corrections made on your score card crokinolf be initialled by a referee.

In a round-robin playoff: The head-to-head tie-breaking procedure will be used. See head-to-head rule below. If a tie still exists, a shoot out will be conducted. See shoot-out rule below. If more than two players are tied in total points. Players add their points just from the games ryles they played the other players with whom they are tied. The person with the higher total points between all of the tied players will be placed higher. If there are remaining ties between two players, they will be broken by repeating the head-to-head process between those two players.

Top scorer s after all shots are taken will advance. If still tied, repeat shoot out from the beginning.

Download a sample scorecard. Photo Galleries Your non-played discs are to be kept outside of the board on the corner of the table. The Spinning Disc Rule If a disc touches or crosses the outer line but does not leave the raised playing surface and returns under its own momentum to end up inside the outer line, it will be considered still in play. A disc touching the line of a dividing circle is counted at a lower value. Tournament Scoring Information All tournament games will use a point-scoring system.

For any round where no discs are shot before time expires, both teams will record a zero for that round. Tie-Breaking Procedure In the preliminary rounds: If there still is a tie, a shoot out will be conducted.

Head to head means that only the gules between the two players during the round robin rlues be looked at. The player who won the game between the crokinlle players will receive the higher position.