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2017 Alternate Shot Tournament #2


The second Alternate Shot Tournament of the year was held at the Anderson Lawn on August 19, 2017 beginning at 6:30 pm.  There were 26 pairs of players who were randomly divided into 13 four person teams to compete in this single elimination Golf Croquet Tournament.  Each team played two balls in each game and alternated shooting their designated balls.  This was one of the largest one day tournaments ever held on the Anderson Lawn. 


After playing three games, the Championship match came down to Team #11 (Harry & Nancy Barnes and Bob & Peggy Towner) against Team # 3 (Jeff & Natalie Lawson and Jack & Michele McGuire).  In a very close game, Team #11 won by a score of 4 to 3 when the time limit was reached.  Both first and second place teams received prizes.


Mike Kost was the tournament coordinator and Michele McGuire and her crew provided refreshments.



Photos of the tournament are shown below.   Left click on the pictures to see enlarged photos. 



Terry Hunt



This Club  is formed to promote the sport of  croquet in this community

Founded in 2008


Tega Cay Croquet Club

Tega Cay Fourth of July Parade


"Hats off to the Tega Cay Croquet Club....
FYI.... croquet club float took first place in the city's July 4th parade.  Go onto our website as Terry has posted many pictures which were taken by our members as we drove up Tega Cay Drive.

Thanks go out to all the members that participated in the parade.  A special thanks to Charlie Pendleton for the use of his trailer and his expertise in driving the vehicle in the parade.  So, if you happen to see any of the members listed below please congratulate them.  They worked extremely hard and many hours on the float.  Our main purpose was to get our name out there and I know we were successful.  Charlie & Marilyn Pendleton, George Fiegel, Betty Anderson, Pat & Mike Linder, Cheryl & Jerry Noftsger, Sue & Alan Offen, Jack & Michele McGuire.
Also, saving the best for last a special thanks to the Junior Croquet members that rode in the parade.  I think it was their great smiles that got to the judges' hearts which helped us in securing first place.  Campbell Grant, Logan Parker & Caroline Tucker.
Again, thanks to all..."
Michele



Photos of the event are shown below.

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Croquet Exhibition for Members

On July 25th, TCCC Junior members watched an exhibition Golf Croquet game between Mathew Essick and Damon Bidencope.  Then, Matthew and Damon gave an exhibition of Golf Croquet and 6 Wicket Croquet to the adult members of the Club.  They demonstrated croquet techniques, taught strategies and took questions during the exhibitions.

Matthew Essick is an 18 year old croquet player from Lexington, NC. He started playing croquet at the age of 6 due to persuasive efforts from his grandparents.  Matthew took up Association croquet in 2011.  Since then, he has been selected to 2 Solomon trophy teams, and 1 MacRobertson Sheild USA team selection.  His favorite game is Association Croquet, but he really loves the sharpshooting and undervalued strategy of golf croquet. He currently lives in Lexington, NC, and will be attending North Carolina State University in the fall. 

Damon Bidencope is a member of our Tega Cay Croquet Club and lives in Charlotte, NC.  In 2016, he was inducted into the US Croquet Assocation Hall of Fame.  His biography and croquet accomplishments can be seen at:  



Pictures of the exhibition are shown below.  Left click on the pictures to see enlarged photos.  



Croquet Exhibition for Members
On August 16, 2017, Sherif Abdelwahab and Damon Bidencope gave an exhibition of Golf Croquet and Association Croquet (aka. International Rules Croquet) to the TCCC members.  They demonstrated croquet techniques, taught strategies and took questions during the exhibitions.  See CN2 News report here:  https://www.cn2.com/croquet/.

Sherif Abdelwahab, 56 years old, lives in Providence RI.  Sherif represented the USA in twelve Golf Croquet world championships in both single and team play, many as team captain.  He was on three Best of the World vs. Egypt teams.  Sherif has won seven USCA national championships in Golf Croquet, single and doubles, and in Association Croquet doubles. He was a national singles runner up six times.  He started playing croquet in his home country of  Egypt at the age of 10.  His home club is now the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport Rhode Island. 


Damon Bidencope is a member of our Tega Cay Croquet Club and lives in Charlotte, NC.  In 2016, he was inducted into the US Croquet Assocation Hall of Fame.  His biography and croquet accomplishments can be seen at:  




Photos of the event are shown below.   Left click on the pictures to see enlarged photos.  ​