Houston Invitational - October 20-23, 2022

Memorial Park Croquet Center - Houston, Texas


Golf Croquet Warm-Up – Doubles

This year we are beginning the tournament with a Golf Doubles - High/Low Handicap round as a warm-up. Partners will be chosen from a “hat” either Wednesday evening or Thursday morning prior to play. Trophies will be awarded to the top 2 teams. We will play on 2 courts and WCF Golf Croquet rules apply. Games will be 45 minutes long with 5 minutes between each game. The game is over when time runs out. (There are NO final turns.) Games will be first team to 7 wickets. Games begin at 8:30 AM Thursday morning for those that signed up to play.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21st at 8:30 AM through SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23rd

USCA Six Wicket – American Rules Singles Championship & First Flight

Singles will begin promptly at 8:30 a.m. Friday under the USCA Rulebook play. Some games may be played under the new lights. Preliminary matches will be 70 minutes. Semi-Finals and Finals will be 75 minutes. The top four players who emerge from Block Play (by record) will move to the playoffs. Ties will be broken by: 1) Head-to-head record, 2) Net points, 3) gross points.

Lunch - Beck’s Prime Restaurant at The Memorial Park Golf Center

Lunch will be provided each day at Beck’s Prime at The Memorial Park Golf Center. Beck’s is well known for its burgers, steaks, and salads as being “The Finer Side of FAST.”

Anniversary Banquet and Celebration Dinner at Frank’s Americana Revival (Beverages at 7PM and Dinner at 7:30 PM)

Our banquet dinner will be hosted at Frank’s Americana Revival on Westheimer in the private dining room. Dinner is scheduled to begin at 7:00 p.m. (** Guest Fee for Banquet $75)

Awards & Practice

Awards will be given for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in all singles for both divisions. Play will take place on full size USCA courts. Dawson Balls (solid and strip primary colors).

The courts will be available for practice beginning at 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 19th.. Participants can also register and pick-up their schedules at this tine. If you are unable to make the Wednesday afternoon packet pick-up, please notify stuartwcoco@gmail.com (713-628-5704) for an emailed personal schedule.

Deadline for Entry is October 15, 2022.

Entry Fee: (payable to Houston Croquet Association)

Singles - $250, GC Doubles $75, Both Singles & GC Doubles $295

Guest Fee - $75 (Saturday Banquet Dinner Only)

Tournament Director: John Brown (713-876-1508) johnobrown76@gmail.com

Tournament Manager: Stuart Coco (713-628-5607 stuartwcoco@gmail.com

HCA Secretary: Charlotte Pulitzer (713-397-5038) charlottepulitzer@gmail.com

Tournament Referee: TBD


Drury Inn & Suites La Quinta Inn & Suite Hampton Inn & Suites

1615 W Loop 710 South 1625 West Loop 610 South 5820 Katy Freeway

713-963-0700 713-355-3440 713-869-9211

800-325-8300 800-531-5900 800-HAMPTON

Entries may be scanned and sent to chanpaul@swbell.net with copies to stuartwcoco@gmail.com in order to secure a place for the tournament. The limit of total players is at the discretion of the Tournament Director and entries are first come, first serve.