2013 CHARLES STEUBER INVITATIONAL

National Croquet Center, West Palm Beach, Florida

February 22-24, 2013

 

Total purse of over $9,000 in five events (players can compete in only one):

 

Event 1. A flight AC advanced singles. First prize: $2,500; second prize $1,000.

 

Event 2. B flight AC advanced singles. First prize: $1,500; second prize $800.

 

Assignments to A and B flights will be made by the tournament manager..


Events 3, 4, and 5: USCA American six-wicket singles, limited to players with USCA handicaps 0 or higher. First prize in each flight: $800; second prize $400.

 

Third prize in all events is free entry to the 2014 Steuber tournament.

 

Format for all events: Block play leading to single elimination playoffs. Time limits TBA. AC games will probably be limited to 2 hours 30 minutes.


EVENT SCHEDULE:


Thursday, February 21
 Courts 1 – 4 open for practice all day. 
 Happy Hour 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. with half priced drinks.
 Game schedules will be available at this opening party.


Friday, February 22:
 Play begins. 
 Continental breakfast; lunch available for purchase.
 Toast & Tally after play at the bar.

 

Saturday, February 23
 Play continues. 
 Continental breakfast; lunch available for purchase.
 Optional “Dutch treat” participants dinner (location TBA).

 

Sunday, February 24
 Finals in all flights begin at 1:00 p.m.
 Continental breakfast, lunch available for purchase.
 Purse awards presentation follows final games.

 

Early games may be played anytime during the week of February 17 for those whose schedules allow, subject to agreement of the opponent and tournament director and lawn availability.

 

TO ENTER:

 

Enter by February 15, by email to membership.director@croquetnational.com, phone (561) 478-2300, Ext. 3. Postal mail goes to Marie Sweetser, Membership Manager, National Croquet Center, 700 Florida Mango Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33406. A check for $250 should be made out to Croquet Foundation of America, or CFA, for $250.

 

Accommodation provided by members of the National Croquet Club and other local croquet boosters may be available to house players who request it.

 

The 2013 Steuber tournament is open to everyone, and jointly sponsored by the Charles P. Steuber family and the Croquet Foundation of America, with the support of the National Croquet Club.

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The Steuber's A flight was won by Stuart Lawrence who beat Danny Huneycutt in the best-of-three final, earning the top prize of $2,500. In the first game, Stuart failed to peg out his forward ball after completing three peels of a triple, and left the four balls poorly scattered, but after scoring one hoop Danny quickly returned the favor by going out of bounds on a split shot, allowing Stuart to finish. The second game went to Danny after plenty of interactivity (i.e. gross errors) with the long day in the sun seeming to take a toll on both players. In the decider, Stuart kept control of the game despite some avoidable near-disasters and won +26tp, his only triple of the tournament. In the A flight, all knockout matches were best-of-threes and games throughout the tournament were untimed, a nice change from the short time limits often seen in three- and four-day events.

QF:

Danny Huneycutt beat Colin Irwin

Leo McBride beat Brian Cumming

Stuart Lawrence beat Chris Patmore

Mike Taylor beat Jim Bast

SF:

Danny Huneycutt beat Leo McBride

Stuart Lawrence beat Mike Taylor

Final:

Stuart Lawrence beat Danny Huneycutt

Great update ... Thanks for sharing and congrats, that's a nice purse to take home against a tough field!

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