This croquet tournament event is for individual one ball players, the way you usually play at home minus the screaming and shouting. Each player plays one ball, each man or women for themselves. There are NO teams. Minimum age is 13 years. Map quest 1043 Burt Hill Road, Tolland, Massachusetts, 01034. Zip is in Granville listng, but croquet match is in Tolland, the next town.
THIS CROQUET EVENT IS HELD ON ORDINARY GRASS.
Play begins at 12:00 noon and goes until 500PM. The player with the highest point total wins the Bicentennial Cup trophy by Dinn Brothers Trophys. Count on playing up to 7 games , on a variety of lawns with different weight balls and different wickets. The top finishers are promoted to the next level until they reach (or dont reach,) the Center Court where the championship round is played last.
You must have played croquet before to compete in this tournament and have played croquet under the standard rules which apply in most forms of the game, with some lawn exceptions. For instance in this six wicket tournament, deadness is removed under international rules, that is deadness is removed by running the next wicket, OR at the beginning of the players NEXT turn.
Croquet is taken with the balls in contact or one mallet head away. Footing is allowed but balls over the boundary end the strikers turn.
After each game the winner is promoted to the next lawn, the 2nd place finisher becomes the lead ball on that lawn, and gets the blue ball. Last place finishers in each game are demoted.
The Bicentennial cup takes place o n the dedicated lawns of reclusive writer Joseph Clark, who has produced and run over one hundred of one ball croquet matches all over New England and New York.
BRING A LAWN CHAIR AND YOUR PICNIC LUNCH AND ENJOY THE WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS COUNTRYSIDE IN MID SUMMER.
US your own mallet or use one of ourS. There is no entry fee. Light refreshments will be served. There will be plenty of timeout/rest periods. A non entry/kiddy lawn is set aside.
This is a free event, no charge for players or onlookers....
THIS EVENT IS PLAYED UNDER AMERICAN SIX WICKET RULES, WITH SOME VARIATIONS. BRING YOUR MALLET OR USE ONE OF OURS. IN THE EVENT THAT THE WEATHER IS SO BAD THAT PLAY CANT BE HELD, THE TOURNAMENT IS POSTPONED UNTIL THE NEXT SUNDAY. THE WEATHER IS ALWAYS THE 'ROVER BALL' IN THESE CASES, BUT WE ARE BUSY WATCHING THE RADAR, AND AFTER ALL THESE YEARS HAVE COME TO KNOW OUR WEATHER QUITE WELL. PROFESSIONAL CROQUET SPORTS VENUES PLAY IN ALL WEATHER, BUT WE KNOW THAT NUMBER OF PEOPLE IS LIMITED AT OUR EVENTS. WE HAVE TO PLAY IT AS IT LIES.
(P) THIS IS HOW THIS TOURNAMENT IS RUN: PLAYERS SIGN IN AND SELECT THEIR MALLET, SET UP THEIR CHAIRS BY THE "ROOKIE" LAWN; MOST PLAYERS UNLESS PRE SEEDED, BEGIN HERE. MOST GAMES ARE ONE HALF HOUR LONG AND UNLESS THERE IS AN OVERFLOW, BETTER PLAYERS CAN EXPECT TOP PLAY UP TO 7 GAMES. WINNING PLAYERS ARE PROMOTED THROUGH A SERIES OF LAWNS WITH INCREASING DIFFICULTY AND BETTER PLAYERS, TRYING TO REACH "CENTER COURT" "WHERE THE BIG POINTS ARE......." POINTS ARE AWARDED TO THE PLAYERS WHO ARE GOOD ENOUGH TO PROGRESS THROUGH THE SYSTEM, AND ARE POSTED ON THE SCOREBOARD. YOU DONT HAVE TO WIN TO SCORE MATCH POINTS. firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com for more information. The Wicket Grounds, 1043 Burt Hill Road, Tolland, Ma -01034....
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THE WICKET GROUNDS CROQUET CLUB and CROQUET ALLIANCE
........ ..... .plays on sacred lawns since 1935 high in the Berkshire Hills of Western Massachusetts.
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