Amongst my searches for everything online about crokinole, I discovered some player profiles at Ray and Jason Beierling's Crokinole Depot. Interestingly Ray interviewed a few top tier players and asked them who made their favorite boards. The answer's didn't surprise me, except for one.
Quin Erzinger, winner of the 2011 British Columbia Crokinole championshoip (at 17), mentioned "Clif Antypowich's Home Made Board". I was very curious to find a photograph of this board, and it took me a day to do so.
"This is the board I made from a cross-cut piece from a maple tree. It's a solid one piece of wood. The score circles are inlaid brass rod, posts are brass bolts. It's built to tournament specs. One of a kind...never can be duplicated!"
I had the privilege to correspond with Clif, but I'll have to write about that in a future post.