2018 NC Open info & entry form

Stuart Lawrence in the final, 2017 NC Open Photo by Jeff Soo

May 17–20
Pinehurst, NC, USA

Current entry list

Overview

Association Croquet singles at the Pinehurst Resort & Country Club. Entry is open to all players who are current members in good standing of a WCF-affiliated croquet association (such as the USCA, Croq-Can, or the British CA).

The entry fee is US$200 per player. This includes USCA sanction fee, an opening reception, and daily lunches. The fee for non-playing guests is US$80.

Danny Huneycutt will be the Tournament Director.

Details: First Flight

Available for players with a World Ranking Grade below 1700 and/or USCA handicap above 2. Entry is first-come, first-served, for up to 8 players. If fewer than 6 entries are received the flight will be canceled.

Games will be 26-point advanced play with time limits. Format TBD.

Details: Championship Flight

Room for 16 players minimum (up to 24 depending on First Flight entry). Through April 4th, entries (other than automatic qualifications) will be allocated by ranking. After April 4th any open spots will be allocated by entry date, to players who meet the minimum requirements (world ranking grade of 1600 or higher, or USCA handicap of 3.5 or lower). The waiting list will work the same way: through April 4th the waiting list will be ordered by ranking; after that the existing order will be fixed and new entries will be added to the bottom by date.

Advanced play with no time limits. Super-advanced play is allowed if both players in the match agree. Format will depend on entry size, but will probably begin with a block or Swiss phase leading to a knockout. The Plate (consolation event) will be in the Flexible Swiss or Egyptian format. The format (including time limits) is subject to change without notice.

About entry ranking order:

The primary determinant will be World Ranking grade, using the most recent available data. Players without a current World Ranking will be assigned a provisional grade according to the judgment of the tournament committee.

Automatic qualifications (must be claimed by April 4th):
Stuart Lawrence 2017 NC Open winner
Mike Taylor 2017 NC Open finalist
Brian Cumming 2017 NC Open semi-finalist
Jeff Soo 2017 NC Open semi-finalist
Matthew Essick 2017 Selection Eights winner
Stephen Morgan 2017 National singles and doubles winner
Danny Huneycutt 2017 National doubles winner

Entry forms

Download entry form—PDF file, 30kB

Note

The format and conditions for any flight are subject to change without notice.

Past Champions

1994 Mack Penwell
1995 Paul Scott
1996 Bill Berne
1997 Mack Penwell
1998 Mack Penwell
1999 Leo McBride
2000 Jeff Soo
2001 Jeff Soo
2002 Wynand Louw
2003 Kenster Rosenberry
2004 Wynand Louw
2005 Bob Cherry
2006 Paul Scott
2007 Danny Huneycutt
2008 Brian Cumming
2009 [was not played]
2010 Ben Rothman
2011 Danny Huneycutt
2012 Brian Cumming
2013 Brian Cumming
2014 Brian Cumming
2015 Mike Todorovich
2016 Danny Huneycutt
2017 Stuart Lawrence

Last modified on 22 March 2018