Houston Croquet Association at Palm Beach Club Doubles Tournament

Tournament: March 13-17, 2024

The NCC Clubs tournament in Palm Beach was quite a success for the HCA travel team. Not only did HCA win multiple awards, we were one of the largest groups in attendance with 16 HCA travel members led by our enthusiastic & organized travel team captain, John Craddock!  Our group consisted of the following: John Brown, Mary Jo Chapoton, Don Chapoton, Mary Craddock, John Craddock, Donna Hamel, Lee Hamel, Mathilde Leary, Joe Leary, Maudie Carter, Boyd Parker, Penny Pressler, Charlotte Pulitzer, Bob Pulitzer, Jackie Wallace and Bass Wallace.


🏆 Houston Croquet Association - Winner of the Jim Lyons Trophy for the third year in a row! 

🏆 Mary Jo Chapoton & Don Chapoton

3rd Flight - Winners!

🏆 Penny Pressler & Charlotte Pulitzer

2nd Flight - Second Place

🏆 John Brown & Bob Pulitzer

Championship Flight - Second Place

🏅 Houston Croquet Association - 2023 Recognition Award for Supporting Croquet at the Collegiate Level

🏅 John Brown -  Recognized by USCA as 2023 District President of the Year

WOW - what accomplishments all the way around. Every one of our team members played extremely high level croquet and should be proud of themselves as individuals and as teammates. We had quite a few beginners here that should be recognized as well as they played very competitive games and have come a long way in a short period of time. Cheers to Mathilde Leary, Donna Hamel, Maudie Carter, and Jackie Wallace.   

We highly encourage anyone to compete in croquet tournaments as they are for all levels of play. Do not be intimidated as there is always someone who is on par with your ability. Just get out there, have fun and enjoy meeting new friends and playing a game we all love. 

As John Brown quoted in a recent text: “The path from dreams to success does exist. May you have the vision to find it, the courage to get on to it, and the perseverance to follow it.” By Kalpana Chawla

HCA Travel Team

John Brown & Bob Pulitzer

Mary Jo & Don Chapoton

Charlotte Pulitzer & Penny Pressler

Lyons' Cup Award

John Brown - District President of the Year

John Brown & HCA

 2023 Recognition Award for Supporting Croquet at the Collegiate Level