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Gamewell Junior Open Won by Travis Shomaker & Taiwan Harper

10 May 2008
Gamewell Croquet Club, Gamewell Middle School, Lenoir, NC
by Bill Hartmann

Doubles Golf Croquet

We set-up two courts. We began the task on Tuesday - raking, measuring, marking wickets. After a Thursday night Thunderstorm, we brushed the water puddle Friday morning and hoped for dry weather. We raked again early Saturday morning and set up a canopy for shade. The sun dried the courts as tempertures rose to 86 degrees.

In the final Championship Game, Travis and Taiwan broke the 4 to 4 tie after twenty minutes on 3 back, then scored the next two wickets. Travis made a ten foot jump shot to seal another victory.

Players and family (53 people) enjoyed an early Mother's Day BBQ Dinner. Every player earned a trophy. Taiwan Harper received the 2007 USCA National Award for Junior Player of the Year. Gerry Maldonado, Kayla's Mom, received the 2007 USCA National Award for Volunteer of the Year.

Final Order

  Championship Doubles
1st Travis Shomaker & Taiwan Harper
2nd Kayla Smith, Katie Simmons & Caitlin Ekanayake
3rd Manny Garcia & Allen Price

  First Flight Doubles
1st Damien & Tara Dula
2nd David Williams & Rik McGinnis
3rd Kevin Taylor & Amy Williams
4th Kathy Medina & Megan Pitoniak

Markala Corpening & Kaelin Bowman
Chris Bosshart & Travis Garland
Lauren & Dean Riley
Julie Hood & Brianne Terrell







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