Have you heard of Carrom Club?

Shreena Patel

Anchor Contributor

Rhode Island College has added new clubs to its roster in recent years, but potentially not as unique as this one. Carrom is arriving at the campus for students to learn and enjoy.

Headed by sophomore Shreena Patel, Carrom originated from India after World War I and was played by the Maharaja’s (kings) in Patiala, India as a pastime. It can also be referred to as Couronne, carum, karum, and fatta (Punjabi).

Carrom is a tabletop billiard game that is played with two or four players that consist of getting the carrom pieces into the net, including the red piece, the Queen, before any other player does. To win, the player must cover the Queen and pocket the other pieces.

This is an all-inclusive club that will include zoom meetings and a Carrom competition at the end of each semester. Fun prizes will be rewarded. Students who join Carrom will not only have an enjoyable experience but receive education on India’s culture and ethical background.

All the carrom competition proceeds and donations will go to the All-India Carrom Federation located in New Delhi, India to assist impoverished children and give them the opportunity to play sports and carrom.

Anyone interested in participating in Carrom club should reach out to Shreena Patel at spatel_1765@email.ric.edu. Positions such as Vice President, Secretary, Fundraising Officer, Treasurer and Social Media Marketer are also open for those interested.


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