2016 Nationals Update

by Michael Rumbin · 2 June 2016

Editors Note: The Denver Croquet Club has moved the venue from Washington Park the Pulaski Park and will join with the Gates Tennis Center in hosting the event. This is a great location near one of the premier shopping areas of Denver

Denver Colorado
Ron Eccles, District President United States Croquet Association
720 937 2056 denvercroquet@yahoo.com

2016 National 9 Wicket Championship in Denver, Colorado

The Denver Croquet Club will host for the United States Croquet Association the 2016 National 9 Wicket Championship Tournament June 17th to June 19th, 2016.

The Denver Croquet Club, located in Denver’s historic Washington Park will be the host of the tournament. However, this tournament will not be played on their beautifully manicured lawn in Washington Park. This is the BACKYARD croquet played on the grass just like your back yard with your family and friends. Today, the real 9 wicket sport of croquet is somewhat different from that of your past memories. Big difference, there are real rules, not just the ones Uncle Fred made up. A typical game lasts about 45 min and the game keeps moving with a 45 second player time limit.

If you really enjoy the game of croquet, you owe it to yourself, to check out the Official 9 Wicket Rules of Croquet and join in this fun tournament.

The tournament will play at 3300 E. Bayaud Avenue in Pulaski Park at Cherry East Creek North Drive and South Madison Street adjacent to the Gates Tennis Center, the Gates Tennis Center is joining with the tournament and as you know Wimbledon was originally the All England Croquet Club so this association of Croquet and Tennis is historic.

This 9 Wicket Croquet tournament is open to all players. Handicapping for the tournament will be done in accordance to the United States Croquet Association guide lines by Tournament Director Matt Baird.
This tournament will have nationally ranked players that play all four of the Official Croquets, however, the USCA and DCrC will host Two different flights (level of play):

• Those players nationally ranked with the USCA will play in the Championship Flight
• For skilled players there will be the 1st Flight

The tournament is a three day tournament with a warm up and practice day.
• June 16 will be warm up and final day of lessons for all players.
• June 17 will be the official start day, beginning with Doubles play.
• Tournament finals will be on Sunday June 19th.

This year we hope to get many new players from Colorado on the courts.

Registration for the Tournament and the USCA 9 Wicket Association can be found at Download the 2016 Entry Form today:
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or www.9wicketcroquet.com, www.croquetamerica.com or www.denvercroquetclub,com

The Holiday Inn Denver Cherry Creek, www.cherrycreekhoteldenver.com , 455 South Colorado Blvd., Denver Colorado 80246, is our headquarters hotel and is just a few blocks from Pulaski Park Holiday Inn Pulaski Park Google Directions; 3201 – 3399 Cherry Creek N Dr. Denver, Colorado 802

Questions, Tournament Director, Matt Baird, (918 760 7226) mbaird1@att.net, Ron Eccles 720 937 2056, rontseg@gmail.com, or USCA 9 Wicket Chairman, Michael Rumbin, smrumbin@aol.com, (805) 501-9908.
We wish everyone a great tournament experience and lots of fun

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