Greenwich Croquet Club Invitational Won by Doug Grimsley
The 2008 Greenwich Croquet Club Invitational was blessed with beautiful skies as play was completed this past Sunday. The five-day event proved to be the best ever, the weather cooperative and the play spirited throughout. Three sites were used: Bruce Park, The Field Club and Bayberry, the home court of Bill and Marjorie Campbell. For those not participating within the main event, Bob Kroeger offered a four-day School for nine enthusiastic players.
Three Flights were held in both Singles and Doubles, the Doubles portion employing the Waterford system. Matches were timed at one hour and fifteen minutes with double-banking occuring only within the Championship and First Flight Singles. The courts in all locations never looked better.
As is always the case, social activities kept the action going each evening. Michael & Diane Blow and Bob & Tina Theurkauf hosted the Wednesday night pool-side dinner, Brian Scanlan and Cynthia Chang welcomed all to their beautiful home Thursday, Em Tooley kept the drinks flowing Friday and Saturday was capped with the famous Bill and Marjorie Campbell Clambake. Sunday was completed with a wonderful Final's Cook-out, also at the Campbell compound.Great thanks go out to all of the members of The Greenwich Croquet Club for making the visitors feel so at home and longing for next year! A more comprehensive report will be posted either here or/and within The Croquet News in the near future. Till then, below you will find the Final Order of Finish: