Nelson Morrow, in his first tournament at Sonoma-Cutrer, defeated Sonoma club member Tim Hanks 19-17 in the second game of the the double-elimination final to win the 2016 North American Open. Tim Hanks won the first game 26-10 coming out of the loser’s bracket. Hanks defeated Wayne Davies 26-14 in the semi-final. Erv Peterson won the four-player round-robin plate with a 3-0 record.
Go to http://www.croquetworld.com/News/mcdonnell.asp for a feature story about Tom Lufkin McDonnell, the man who, along with Brice Jones, made Sonoma-Cutrer croquet possible. The article features an interview with McDonnell, as well as video of the first Sonoma-Croquet world tournament and other interesting features. A great job by editor Bob Alman!
The courts will be closed on Saturday, March 19 from 11 AM – 2 PM for a private Chardonnay and Croquet event.
This weekend both courts are open. As always, please call the winery for verification.
One court still seems to be open as of today. Please call the winery to verify court availability before traveling to the courts.
The winery has informed us that the courts will be closed for maintenance from February 15. The main work seems to be the fixing of the drains, so we’ll have some dry courts by March. This work should take no longer than two weeks, but we’ll let you know when the winery tells us the courts are open.
Our website is now live. Look here for club information, news, and other fun features. Look above on the menu and click on “Calendar” for our 2016 calendar listing all our scheduled events.