Owned by Wayne Kelly, author of The Crokinole Book.
Excerpt from the Mr. Crokinole website: (http://www.crokinole.com/about.asp)
Wayne Kelly began research on the game of crokinole in 1986. Having been an avid fan of the game since he was a six-year-old, his interest in the subject was heightened when—to his surprise—he found there was almost no recorded history of the game. Following sixteen months of research and the kindly assistance of several dozen radio, television and print media stories that featured his search for the origins of the game, The Crokinole Book appeared in 1988.
Since that time, Wayne has contributed greatly to the resurgence of interest in this 140-year-old game by promoting crokinole as ‘wholesome family fun.’ With so many tens of thousands of board games appearing during the past century, there are relatively few that have stood the test of time. Wayne maintains that crokinole is among those very few, since it is a game that can be learned in five minutes (yet may take a lifetime to master), a game that is not shackled by age, gender, skill or cultural barriers, and a game that a six-year-old and his 96-year-old great-grandmother can play together, and both have fun!
It has been Wayne’s privilege to have assisted with the establishment of crokinole tournaments and events in five Canadian provinces, seven US states, as well as events across Europe, in Asia and Australia. He has been a designer and consultant to twenty-two game board companies in eight countries. And in 1999, he helped establish the World Crokinole Championship that is held annually in Tavistock, Ontario. He is also the designer of the international-standard, competition crokinole board used in that tournament, and by the more serious crokinole players around the world.