The first pitchnut board I built was back in 1988. I fished some old cabinets out of a dumpster and fashioned together a board with masonite and pine baseboards. Bad idea. The board was virtually unplayable, masonite is not smooth, the pine dented and the cabinets had been painted. Ten years later, I built 4 new boards. They were much better, but the sides were a bit too high. I still have one of them, board #1 resides in my classroom for the ARHS pitchnut club to play on.
About 40 avid gamers showed up for the first ever Addison County "Croki-Nut" Day at the Lincoln Peak Winery in New Haven, Vermont. Middlebury grad student, Ben Meader organized the event, which featured two round-robin sessions of crokinole and pitchnut. Lee and Kelly Larcheveque edged Ben and Emma Meader 11-10 after round robin play and beat them 3-0 one on one in the championship match. Ben and Emma might have done better if the poison didn't find its way into a pocket multiple times. Still, a win's a win. Ben will surely try to avenge his loss as soon as possible.