The 2006 USCA Southeast Regional Championship featured a Juniors division for the first time. Most of the players were part of Bill Hartmann’s croquet program at Gamewell Middle School. Another participant was seven-year-old Matthew Essick, who placed third. Essick’s father (Jon) and grandmother (Becky) also played in the tournament.
The upcoming USCA Golf Croquet National Championship, to be played in Lexington, NC, will also feature a junior division.