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TCCC Winter Men’s Singles Golf Croquet Tournament
Final Results (W/L), 2/26/21
Bidencope, Damon (4-0)
Bensch, Alan (3-1)
Powell, Frank (3-1)
Webb, John (3-1)
Fiegel, George (3-1)
Hunt, Terry (2-2)
Kost, Mike (1-2) & Jardine, Ian (1-0)
Barnes, Harry (2-2)
Rizos, Nick (2-2)
Watson, Richard (2-2)
Pike, Norm (2-2)
McGuire, Jack (2-2)
Misik, Jerry (2-2)
Nicholson, Carl (1-3)
Knotz, Robert (1-2) & Terrigino, Fred (0-1)
Bennett, Marvin (1-3)
Rothman, Donald (1-3)
Luciano, Frank (0-4)
Pictures of the event below were taken by Alan Bensch, Left click any picture to see an enlarged picture.e
This Club is formed to promote the sport of croquet in this community
Founded in 2008
Tega Cay Croquet Club
A Tribute to George
By: Terry Hunt
In 2008, George Fiegel was one of the founding members of of the Tega Cay Croquet Club. He has held many positions in our Club and volunteered for many assignments. One of his favorite hobbies is building things like trophies, plaques, mementos, parade floats, etc. for the TCCC and other croquet clubs. He has a very talented imagination. Below are pictures of his work over the years. I hope you enjoy them.
Pictures by Terry Hunt and other members of our Club. Left click any picture to see an enlarged picture.e.html
TCCC Spring Women’s Doubles
Golf Croquet Event
Final Results, 5/20/21
Rizos, Ann / Pike, Linda ( 4 - 0 )
McGuire, Michelle / Rhew, Marilyn ( 3 - 1 )
Powell, Barb / Runde, Ceil ( 3 - 1 )
Boots, Dana / Misik, Kay ( 3 - 1 )
Bensch, Gloria / Nicholson, Nancy ( 2 - 2 )
Lawson, Natalie / Williams, Barbara ( 2 - 2 )
Anderson, Betty / Harned, Dee ( 2 - 2 )
Ferguson, Janet / Maher, Susan ( 2 - 2 )
Hahn, Denise / Hope, Wendy ( 2 - 2 )
Christman, Maggie / Gulasky, Sue ( 2 - 2 )
Jordan, Edith / Mazak, Jerilynn ( 1 - 3 )
Offen, Sue / Terrigino, Alice ( 1 - 3 )
Linder, Pat / Muraco, Katy ( 1 - 3 )
Juergen, Inga / Nadge, Joyce ( 0 - 4 )
Photos of the event are posted below. The photos were taken by Alan Bensch. Left click any picture to see an enlarged picture.e.html
2021 US Croquet Association Southeast Regional American Rules Tournament
Pinehurst Croquet Club, Pinehurst, NC
June 10 -13, 2021
Article by Terry Hunt
This article for the Tega Cay Croquet Club Website gives a high level summary of the tournament and gives a more detailed look at the seven members of the TCCC who played in the tournament.
The tournament was held at the Pinehurst Golf Resort. The four croquet courts are located beside the Golf Shop facilities which sits in the middle of eight beautiful eighteen-hole golf courses. Forty-three players played Thursday through Sunday in Singles and Doubles matches from early morning until early evening each day. Most players played in the Singles and Doubles competition but a few only played in one of the competitions.
On Thursday, all of the Doubles matches were played. There were two Flights: Championship (11 teams) and First (10 teams). The format was single elimination with consolation games for those who lost early. In the First Flight Finals, Becky Essick and Danna Huneycutt edged out Randy Reid and Brian Zindel by a score of 13-12. In the Championship Flight, Bev Cardo and Randy Cardo, had a 4 point victory over Bill Daigle and John Knott.
On Friday and Saturday, the Singles Block matches were divided into three Flights: Championship (two Blocks of six players each), First (three Blocks of six players each) and Second (two Blocks, one with six players and the other with five players). Over these two days, each person played all of the other people in their Block. Players were assigned to their Flights based on USCA handicaps. In the Championship Flight, the handicaps ranged from -4.0 to -0.5. These were many of the very best players in the United States. First Flight Handicaps ranged from 2.0 to 6.0. Second Flight Handicaps were from 7.0 to 14.0.
On Sunday, the Flights were assigned to brackets in the single-elimination Knockout Rounds. The Finalist for each Flight along with their match scores and handicaps (in parentheses) are shown below.
Championship Flight: Randy Cardo (-3.0) defeated Danny Huneycutt (-4.0) 12 to 11 after several last turns that were tied at 11 to 11.
First Flight: Brett Stovall (3.5) defeated Elaine Moody (2.5) 17 to 11. Brett won all 5 of his Block play games and all 4 of his Knockout games. After the tournament was over, Brett's handicap was adjusted to 0.0.
Second Flight: Terry Hunt (8.0) defeated Karen Heckman (7.0) 16 to 8. In Block play the day before, Karen had defeated Terry 16 to 11.
Fourteen trophies made by George Fiegel were presented to all of the Finalists in each Flight of the Singles and Doubles Knockout Rounds.
Even though we had showers and thunder storms every day, none of the matches were rained out and very few were delayed by the brief showers.
There were seven members of the Tega Cay Croquet Club who played in the tournament. Here are some of their accomplishments.
Rob Byrd (-0.5): In Championship Flight Block play, he won 3 of 5 games including a victory over Randy Cardo (-3.0) by a score of 13 to 11. In the Knockout games, he finished tied for third. After the tournament, his handicap was lowered from a -0.5 to a -1.0.
Rich Watson (2.5): In the First Flight Block play, he won 3 of 5 games. In the Knockout games, he finished tied for third.
Tim Williams (7.0): In the Second Flight Block play, he won 3 of his 4 games. He made the quarter-finals of the Knockout games and finished tied for fifth place. In First Flight Doubles, Tim and his partner made it to the semi-final round.
Norm Pike (8.0): In the Second Flight Block play, he won 3 of his 4 games. He made the semi-finals of the Knockout games and finished tied for third place. He played First Flight Doubles with Terry Hunt. They lost their first game and won the consolation game. On Friday afternoon, all of the players celebrated Norm’s 79th birthday with a birthday cake that read “Happy Birthday Norm! Almost 80”.
Linda Pike (12.0): In the Second Flight Block play, she only won one of her five games. She came out strong in her Second Flight Knockout games by winning her first game and then in the second game, defeated Cecil Creasey (9), the number one seed from the Second Flight Block games. This put her in the semi-finals. She finished tied for third. After the tournament, her handicap was lowered from a 12 to a 10.
George Fiegel (14): George played First Flight Doubles with Linda Pike. They lost their first game and won the consolation game. He did not compete in the Singles competition.
Terry Hunt (8): In the Second Flight Block play, he won 3 of his 5 games. In the Second Flight Knockout games, he won all three games and finished in first place. He played First Flight Doubles with Norm Pike. They lost their first game and won the consolation game.
After the tournament, Tournament Director, Macey White, wrote “Regional tournaments are not just a time for the best players to battle it out. They are also a great way for up-and-coming players to hone their skills and learn new strategies and techniques.” All of the Tega Cay Croquet Club members who participated agree with this statement and thank Macey for running a great tournament!
Pictures by Linda Pike, Terry Hunt and Macey White are shown below. Left click any picture to see enlarged pictures.
A detailed description of this tournament by the Tournament Director, Macey White, can be seen on the USCA Website at: https://www.croquetamerica.com/content.aspx?page_id=5&club_id=962311&item_id=65175&
Game results and commentary for this tournament can be found at:
2020 Covid-19 Memorial Golf Croquet Tournament
By: Alan Bensch, Tournament Director
The 2020 Covid-19 Memorial Golf Croquet Tournament is now completed. Originally expected to take five rounds to finish, Jack and Michele McGuire became the only unbeaten team at the end of the fourth round. Three teams tied for second place with three wins and 26 wickets scored; Ron & Edith Jordan, Dick & Diane Kadien, and Fred & Alice Terrigino. The full list of team results is shown below.
I want to thank the board for scheduling the event and everyone who participated. The positive support from all the players was most gratifying. Gloria kept things in order, Mike Kost’s counsel was invaluable, and George turned the concept for the winner’s trophies into reality.
2020 TCCC COVID 19 Memorial Golf Croquet Tournament
McGuire, Jack & Michele (4-0)
Jordan, Ron & Edith (3-1)
Kadien, Richard & Diane (3-1)
Terrigino, Fred & Alice (3-1)
Webb, John & Maher, Susan (3-1)
Pike, Norm & Linda (3-1)
Barnes, Harry & Anderson, Betty (2-2)
Jardine, Ian & Gulasky, Sue (2-2)
Romano, Mike & Boots, Dana (2-2)
Bensch, Alan & Gloria (2-2)
Powell, Frank & Hahn, Denise (2-2)
Rizos, Nick & Ann (2-2)
Nicholson, Carl & Nancy (2-2)
Bennett, Marvin & Sally (2-2)
Offen, Alan & Sue (1-3)
Rothman, Don & Noreen (1-3)
Hunt, Terry & Shirley (1-3)
Fiegel, George & Linder, Pat (1-3)
Ward, Marc & Tricia and Towner, Bob & Peggy (1-3)
Hope, Jan & Wendy (0-4)
Pictures of the Tournament below were taken by Alan Bensch & Terry Hunt. Left click any picture to see an enlarged picture.e.html