Massachusetts State Championship Won by Stephen Carter
Hosted by the Lenox Croquet Club, Lenox Massachusetts was held Saturday May 17th under sunny skies until the last match of the day when the clouds came in and a few cold sprinkles dampened the game. This was a singles only tournament as no time for doubles. 17 players participated with a few club members from NJ, NY, and VT.
As a one-day tournament the players were treated to a free style make your own sandwich, salad, home baked cookies and brownies. Following the tournament play all players retired to The Lenox Club for cocktails, dinner and awards ceremony. A special highlight of the evening was a poem recitation Abbott Combes gave of The Shooting of Dan McGrew by Robert W. Service.
The winner of the Championship Flight was Stephen Carter defeating defending two time state champion David Ekstrom. Peter Grey placed second by defeating David Ekstrom by 1 wicket. Ekstrom placed third.
Peter Broderson, Club President, defeated Martie Ekstrom by 2 wickets to take First Place and Martie Ekstrom placed second and Kathleen Dainton placed third.
Cortney Green won the Second Flight losing only one game and picked up 13 tracking points. Nancy Fremont, long time club member was runner up.
John Woodside did the charts for the first time relieving Kristine Sprague from this responsibility and providing the club with another person with charting experience.
David R. Ekstrom, District State President was also the TD.