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CFA Announces Board Changes

DENTON IS NEW PRESIDENT AND COO

The Croquet Foundation of America recently announced the following changes to its Board of Directors: David McCoy was elected to the new position of Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer; Hal Denton was elected President and Chief Operating Officer; Mike Gibbons was elected Executive Vice President.

Tom Tribby will continue as Corporate Secretary and Vickie Johnston continues as Treasurer. Other Functional Vice Presidents are Howard Sosin: VP-Coordination; and Ruth Summers: VP-Strategic Planning. Conner Helms is Board Designee to the Executive Committee. Other Directors are Ron Atkins, Randy Cardo, Stuart Baker, and Sara Low- ex officio (USCA President) and Joy Diesel is an Advisory Board Member.

McCoy will continue his involvement in management of the Foundation, but with a primary focus on fundraising, planning and policy matters.

Hal Denton was formerly the CFA’s Vice President-Facilities and Grounds, where he made major contributions and also guided the installation of night lighting, security cameras, major court and sprinkler system improvements, landscaping, new mowing and maintenance equipment, machine-shed cleanup and repair and many other enhancements to the National Croquet Center.

David McCoy and Mike Gibbons are both members of the US Croquet Hall of Fame and their bios can be found on the USCA website www.croquetamerica.com.

The Croquet Foundation of America, Inc. (“CFA”) is a 501(c)(3) Not-for-Profit organization with a mission to promote and develop the sport of croquet. It owns and operates the National Croquet Center (“NCC”) in West Palm Beach, FL. – the largest and finest dedicated croquet facility in the world. The CFA also manages the annual United States Croquet Hall of Fame Induction and Gala, the Croquet Museum, and the NCC Pro Shop.

The NCC houses the Croquet Pro Shop, the Croquet Museum, the United States Croquet Association headquarters and schools, the National Croquet Club, the Special Olympics Croquet Club of Palm Beach County, and Sandy James Fine Food and Productions (caterer). The NCC hosts the local Croquet Senior Games and acts as an official shelter and feeding station during State emergencies. To help promote and introduce new people to the sport, the CFA rents the NCC for private, corporate and not-for-profit events or parties for up to 400 people or more, (usually involving golf-croquet games with instruction). See www.croquetnational.com and www.cfacroquet.org or call (501) 478-2300 ext. 2 for more information.  

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2020 US WCF GC World Team Availability

The Third Openshaw Shield WCF Golf Croquet World Team Championship (Tier 1) is scheduled for January 6 through 12, 2020 in Nelson, New Zealand. Team USA will be looking to improve on its prior 4th- and 5th-place finishes in the eight-country tournament.

The USCA GC Selection Committee will announce the Team USA roster in late July. Players wishing to be considered for selection must return the availability form (by mail or email) to the USCA office by May 31, 2019.

Thanks to last year’s remarkably successful fundraising efforts led by Michael Albert, significant travel funding should be available for the team of four players, plus a traveling alternate. For a full description of the criteria used to assess player performance, see section 6.2 of the USCA Team and Individual Event Selection Policy. Particular emphasis will be placed on performance against high-ranking players in regional, national, and international tournaments in the second half of 2018 and through mid-July of 2019.

USCA Availability Forms (members only):
http://croquetamerica.com/members/forms/

 

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American Club Teams Celebrates 40th

Can you believe that 2019 marks the 40th Anniversary of Club Teams? That’s 40 years of an event that has included American 6-Wicket doubles games, singles matches, individual competitions and team trophies. It is a history of activities that have ranged from the all-inclusive tournament dinners and cocktail receptions to spirited club-only occasions that revolve around croquet, food, and team-building.
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2019 Croquet News Volume 1 Digital Edition

We are pleased to present the 2019 Volume 1 Digital Edition of the USCA's Croquet News through Issuu. Check it out online by clicking the cover to the right or by expanding the embedded version below. It works best on a tablet or desktop, but can also even be viewed on your smart phone. Print copies will start mailing out by the end of the week and should reach members by mid-December.
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Croquet News 2018 Volume 3 Chart Error

I am sorry to report that there is a misleading error in the State Membership Trends feature in the current print version 2018 Volume 3 edition of the USCA's Croquet News. The two chart legends have the wrong regions relative to the colors on the charts. The digital edition and the web edition on the USCA website have been corrected. We will run a correction in the next print issue as well and I apologize for the confusion. The corrected chart is also included below for reference.

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2018 Croquet News Volume 3 Digital Edition

After another strong effort from the magazine team, our dedicated contributors and the staff in West Palm Beach, I am pleased to present the 2018 Volume 3 Digital Edition of the USCA's Croquet News through Issuu. Check it out online by clicking the cover to the right or by expanding the embedded version below. It works best on a tablet or desktop, but can also even be viewed on your smart phone. Print copies will start mailing out by the end of the week and should reach members by mid-December.

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