2003 Arbor Acres Invitational report

Posted 27 September 2003 to Invitationals, Tournaments by Danny Huneycutt
Have a cigar: Booty winners (l to r) Casper Essick, Becky Essick, Danny Huneycutt, Wayne Synan, George Parker Photo by Bill Huneycutt

The second annual event began just as Hurricane Isabel was passing through the state. Steve Summer and George Parker played on—undaunted, if occasionally inconvenienced, by wind gusts in excess of 40 mph. Favorable weather followed for the remainder of the tournament.

Local player Becky Essick dominated First Flight with a perfect 6-0 record. Tommy Harrington, a brand-new player from Greenville, NC, demonstrated a solid understanding of strategy. Local croquet maven and tournament organizer Danny Huneycutt was undefeated in winning Championship Flight.

The Championship final was an exciting affair, with Parker racing the clock in a nearly successful bid to overcome a huge deficit.

Championship Flight medallists

1. Danny Huneycutt
2. George Parker
3. Wayne Synan

First Flight medallists

1. Becky Essick
2. Jerry Tysinger
3. Casper Essick

Last modified on 20 November 2005 by Jeff Soo