KC man dominates world of dominoes competition

Jul 30, 2012

A Kansas City man who is the top dominoes player in the world says the game teaches life lessons that are important for young people to learn.

Jerome Wooten recently won his fourth world championship in dominoes in the last five years. Other players tell The Kansas City Star that Wooten's reputation makes him feared throughout the dominoes world.

But Wooten and Travis Newsome, a two-time dominoes singles world champion, say young people are losing interest in the game. They want to change that, and the two men plan to take their love of the game to elementary and middle schools next fall.

Wooten, who is 36, says the game teaches patience, discipline and staying calm under pressure.