About the Author

“Wayne Kelly is Mister Crokinole!”
- London Free Press

“... the Canadian authority of the game.”
- Stratford Beacon Herald

“Wayne Kelly is the world authority on crokinole!”
- Peter Gzowski, CBC-Radio

“...without doubt, Crokinole Dundee!”
- Jim Reid, W5, CTV

“Kelly is THE crokinole historian.”
- Knowlton Nash, The National, CBC-TV

“Crokinole’s revivalist!”
- Mike Webster, Harrowsmith
- Lew Gloin, Toronto Star

“...crokinole’s best booster...”
- Bill Bramah, Global TV

“Kelly's book is the Bible of crokinole”
- Pichenotte Game Board Company
Santa Fe, New Mexico

“Kelly is the game's top historian... and registrar of crokinole lore.”
- Brendan Howley, Saturday Night

Wayne Kelly is a freelance photo-journalist and author. One of his books, Downright Upright - A History of The Canadian Piano Industry was a 1992 Governor General’s Literary Award nominee. Scores of his feature articles have appeared in newspapers, magazines, and periodicals across North America. Parents of five children, Wayne and his wife, Jeannie, live in Stratford, Ontario - home of the world famous Stratford Shakespearean Festival. Wayne is currently working on several other crokinole projects including a screenplay. Specific questions about crokinole are welcomed.



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