2019 Southeast/Mid-Atlantic Regional 9-Wicket Championship
June 5–9, Woodgrove Park, Round Hill, Virginia
The town of Round Hill, Virginia contacted the USCA office last year for assistance in establishing croquet as a recreational activity. The USCA offered to run a clinic to teach local players the game of 9-wicket and to run a regional tournament. With the help of the Loudon County Department of Parks and Recreation, Woodgrove Park in Round Hill was selected as the tournament site, and the clinic and tournament were held June 5-9.
The clinic was attended by local residents. Between clinic attendees and spectators at the tournament, there seems to be enough local interest to get a good 9-wicket club formed in Round Hill.
The tournament was attended by players from the Mid-Atlantic Region, mostly from the Capital Croquet Club and the Mid-Atlantic Croquet Club, both in Maryland. The Southeast Region was represented by players from the Chesapeake Bay Croquet Club in Virginia. A couple of players even traveled up from the National Croquet Club in West Palm Beach FL to participate.
Championship Flight singles was won by Macey White from CBCC, and second place went to Tim Hasty from CCC/MACC. 1st Flight Singles as won by Doug Murphy in a tough match against his wife Jill Murphy from CBCC. Doubles was won by the team of Macey White and John Warlick, and second place went to Gil Rocha and Bryan Christiansen from CCC/MACC.
Special thanks go to the members of the Capital Croquet Club who set up tents at the courts, and to Loudon County Parks and Recreation who lined the fields, cut the grass and otherwise made the courts playable.
—Macey White, Tournament Director
First Flight Singles