July 24–27, Linville
The 19th annual North Carolina Club Teams Championship will be held on several courts in the Linville area. Play will begin the morning of Thursday, July 24, to conclude by mid-afternoon on Sunday, July 27. Play is doubles only, in four or more flights. Entry will be limited to 48 doubles pairs (first come, first served).
There is no residency requirement. Each entry must be a doubles pair, with both players current members of the same NC croquet club and of the USCA. Flight assignments will be based on the average handicap of the two players. (Exception: an entry with a handicap difference of 4 or more will play in the flight appropriate for the lower handicap player, as determined by the Tournament Director.)
Each entry will represent their NC croquet club in the Penwell Trophy competition. Points are awarded to each entry that finishes 4th place or higher within a flight. The club with the most points is the winner and will have their name inscribed on the trophy. Also, individual trophies will be awarded in each flight. Each entry will be scheduled to play a minimum of six games (up to three games on any one day of the tournament). However, games may be canceled if necessary as a result of weather delays or drop-outs.
The tournament fees include lunch and soft drinks each day, a tournament dinner, and a finals brunch.
Download entry form—PDF file, 24kB
The Avery County website lists a broad range of lodging and dining venues. There are also rental properties available at Grandfather Golf & Country Club and at Linville Ridge Country Club. Farther afield, there is plenty of lodging in Boone.
This is a popular resort area. Book your lodging early.
Linville is in Avery County, at the junction of highways 105, 181 and 221 (about 18 miles SW of Boone). The Eseeola Croquet Club is directly across from the Eseeola Lodge, just south of the traffic light. The other tournament sites, Grandfather and Linville Ridge country clubs, are about two miles north on Hwy 105.
|1996||Pinehurst Croquet Club||Buzz Lee and Bob Yount (Black Mountain)|
|1997||Pinehurst Croquet Club||Wayne Synan and Stu Jones* (Black Mountain)|
|1998||Croquet Club of Etowah Valley||Mack Penwell and Jeff Soo (Stoneridge)|
|1999||Eseeola Croquet Club||Ed Roberts and Hugh Barger (Davidson)|
|2000||Pinehurst Croquet Club||Harold Allison and Daley Craig (Black Mountain)|
|2001||Bald Head Island Croquet Club||David and Kyle Maloof (Eseeola)|
|2002||Bald Head Island Croquet Club||Bill and Billie Jean Berne (Bald Head)|
|2003||Meadows Mallet Club||Roy Gee and Danny Huneycutt (Meadows)|
|2004||Meadows Mallet Club||Bob Cherry and Mack Penwell (Pinehurst)|
|2005||Meadows Mallet Club||Bill and Billie Jean Berne (Bald Head)|
|2006||Meadows Mallet Club||David Maloof and Bill Denton (High Country)|
|2007||Meadows Mallet Club||Andy Short and Frank Thompson (Stoneridge)|
|2008||Meadows Mallet Club||Andy Short and Eileen Soo (Stoneridge)|
|2009||Meadows Mallet Club||Ed Roberts and Jon Essick (Meadows)|
|2010||Meadows Mallet Club||Steve Summer and Rick Wilhoite (Meadows)|
|2011||High Country||Steve Johnston and David Maloof (High Country)|
|2012||Meadows||Danny Huneycutt & Tom Yates (Meadows)|
|2013||Pinehurst||Danny Huneycutt & Tom Yates (Meadows)|