Based in beautiful West Palm Beach, Florida, the National Croquet Club's membership spans the globe. We are proud to claim the Charles P. Steuber National Croquet Center as our home.                 We extend an open invitation for you to visit us anytime.


July 25-26, 2015 Tournament Handicapper Tournament

Golf Croquet Results


 BLOCK ONE  BLOCK TWO
1. Terry Howatt 1. Marcia Harrison
2.  Doug Coller 2. Donna Ostrosky
3.  Joe Pierotti 3. Donald Warren 
4.  Verena Hellweger 4. Ty Mortman
5.  Stuart Joseph 5. Lenore Orlowska
6.  Rick Shankman 6. Sunghee Ahn
7.  Jim Stewart 7. Arlene Joseph
8.  Meg Macy 8. Elesa Eaton
   


6-Wicket Results

 CHAMPIONSHIP FIRST FLIGHT
 1. Derek Wassink 1. Linda Nelson
 2. Michael Todorovich 2. Noriko Shugar
 3. Bill Mead  3. Mary Shields
 4. Ian Harshman 4. Gerald Shugar
 5. Christophe Beregen 
 6. Bill Trower
 
 7. Ray Liberti 
 
A great time was had by all.  Thank you Dick Scherf for running the Tournament.


NCC Mini AC Tournament

Five members of the National Croquet Club got together to conduct an Association Rules mini-tournament over the weekend.  We ll played four block games with the top four moving on to a single elimination knockout.

Block results:

Bill Mead                            4 wins            +61

Ian Harshman                     3 wins            +26

Johnny Mitchell                    2 wins            -22

Mike Todorovich                    1 win              -6

Christophe Bergen                 0 wins            -59

Johnny Mitchell declined the knockout due to an ailing wife, which allowed Christophe into the knockout drawing Bill Mead in the first round with Ian and Mike in the other semi-final round.  Mike advanced +5 and Bill won +14 setting up a final with Todorovich playing red-yellow and Mead playing first.  On turn five Bill ran a break to four back setting a Soloman leave peeling partner through wicket one.  Todo missed the lift and Mead scored not one wicket failing to pick up the fourth ball on a badly played pass-roll.  In response MT ran the subsequent break nine hoops setting his leave.  After a back and forth neither player could run the triple peel with Mead eventually pegging out, +12.

All the participants expressed interest in having more of these weekend events running up to the Selection 8s tournament in October.  Perhaps every other weekend?   If you would like to participate in events like these to hone your tournament skills please notify Bill or Marie.  The Association game is a great way to hone your break playing skills!

 The Seventh Annual Palm Beach County 

 Summer Golf Croquet League 2015

 Medals were awarded to the first and second place finishers in the Championship block and Amateur.  Special recognition certificates were also awarded after the Finals on August 11th.  The Awards and Dinner were both outstanding.  We want to thank all of those who not only participated but also gave us such wonderful compliments about the Summer League Event. Thank you Dick Brackett for your tirelessly work in supporting Croquet and handling the  summer league for the 7th year.



Twilight Croquet: 
 7x winner Paul Calhoun, stood alone to win the Clarence Trophy Thursday. Good shooting Paul!


                                           REMATCH TOURNAMENT  

SEPT 12, 2015 


Full Moon Games 

The FULL moon games will resume in late fall. We play two quick games. One strategy players picked up on was not to shine your light in the area where your opponent was playing their ball.  And for shine the light towards the wicket that your partner was going for! 

What Fun everyone had and the comments were "we should do this more often even without a Full Moon.

 

      New Board 2015

*Members can check the letter from the Club President

 under the Members Only tab "Private content"

Tournaments- Please check tournament tab for results!

  New Menu 

Lunch Summer Hours are Saturdays 11:30-2:00 PM

Bar service is always available to Members and the public during dining hours.  If there's no bartender, ask any SandyJames (dining service - caterer) employee for service.

Tuesday & Thursday Pub Night!

GAMES AT 4 PM

Happy Hour 5:00 - 7:00 PM.  Pub menu available.

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LEARN, PLAY & EXPERIENCE THE FUN OF CROQUET.

Welcome to the National Croquet Club Home Page. The Club is the largest in the US, and is headquartered at the Charles P. Steuber National Croquet Center (NCC), owned and operated by the Croquet Foundation of America (CFA). The NCC is the largest and finest dedicated croquet center in the world. It resides on ten beautiful acres in West Palm Beach just minutes away from Palm Beach International Airport. It is located between Trump International Golf course and the Palm Beach Zoo & the Science Museum on the corner of Florida Mango & Summit Avenue.

It has a 19,000 square foot, Caribbean-Colonial-style building that provides headquarters office space for the CFA, the United States Croquet Association (USCA), and the Club. It also houses the Croquet Museum, the Croquet Hall of Fame, and the largest croquet shop in the US. It is a haven of peace in a bustling world. Inside you will find wide entryways; gracious space for dining; an elegant lounge; and two ballrooms upstairs for dinners, dancing, or meetings, or a combination thereof. It is surrounded by wide verandas overlooking four acres of lush lawns that are the equivalent of laser-level putting greens (105’ X 84’ each). These qualities make it an ideal party space for almost any event. Click here: www.croquetnational.com to go the the National Croquet Center website for full details of the building and its capacities.

Come for a free lesson at 10:00 AM any Saturday (Must call for reservations) and we will teach you or your guests a simple game called golf croquet that can be learned in minutes, is great fun, yet it becomes more and more strategic as your talent grows. More...

                            

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