Gene Jenkins has dominated the game of duck duck goose for 27 years. Jenkins began his triumphant career in the popular children's game when he was 6 years old at the National Elementary School D.D.G. Championship in Orlando, Florida. His very likable personality and showmanship led the International Committee of Duck Duck Goose to broaden the age limit to 35 years of age.
"We feel that duck duck goose should not be restricted to mere children plus we found that the ratings and corporate sponsorship increased dramatically when we raised the age limit on the game." (Chairman of D.D.G. International - 1997)
Gene Jenkins has held the title of first place every year since he began playing. This year however, strict rules enforced by the newly elected D.D.G. sub committee put in force a mandatory drug test for all players regardless of their age. Parents from around the globe were outraged that their 6- 12 year old kids were required to give a drug screen prior to every competition.