Precise’s top-of-the-line tournament model is still used for International Carrom Federation tournaments played in Asia. The Champion Elegant compares favourably to boards manufactured in Europe and the US, though their innovations (waterproof playing surface, formica-lined frame) have now been duplicated by Indian manufacturers such as Synco, Surco, and Sisca. The Champion Elegant features a 20mm playing surface, with Baltic Birch laminated onto Indian ply, and a 3″ x 2″ (75 x 47mm) reinforced frame. Comes with Ashwin Rozy coins, Tournament striker.50 lbs
I found one of these boards in my “seconds” stack where I put boards that I don’t want to sell as “first quality”. These issues do not affect the smoothness of the playing surface, the rebound, or the play of the game. In addition to some cracking of the paint at the corner joints, which are totally cosmetic, this board is slightly low in the middle of the board, not visible to the naked eye, but evident when using a straight edge. Dips of up to 1.5mm are considered normal but when the gap below the straight edge exceeds 1.5mm, I set it aside as a second. This board has a 2mm dip and is typical of Indian made boards due to a lack of technology to ensure flatness. The effect of such as dip will cause coins and striker to drift slightly away from the frame as they come to rest. Good players will notice this and compensate when aiming. I doubt any other vendor would even check for this let alone offer a discount. Price has been reduced $100.
Stand not included.