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2022 USCA GC National Championship

2022 USCA Golf Croquet National Championship

Subject: GC Nationals, covid update
From: Jeff Soo, Tournament Director

As I expect everyone knows by now, there have been at least 8 cases of suspected or confirmed COVID among the tournament players and organizers. Quite possibly the opening party at High Hampton was the culprit; the timing seems about right. All the players who have tested positive or who had symptoms have left or are isolating.

We need to follow the following protocols at our tournament venues:

Chattooga Club:

1. No spectators allowed for the remainder of the tournament (except registered tournament social guests)
2. Coffee & Water station will be relocated to the lawn.
3. Lunch boxes will be delivered to the lawn at lunchtime (served at 11:45)
4. Restrooms will be available at our Life Enhancement Center, tennis court bathrooms.
5. We strongly encourage masks be worn when entering the building.

High Hampton:

We will no longer be allowing spectators into the club. We will only allow players who are scheduled to play at High Hampton, tournament directors, USCA board members, and significant others of the players. Any players that are minors, we will allow their parents to attend.  We will continue to offer the players and tournament directors lunch; however, we will be unable to offer lunch to the significant others.

These changes will help limit the exposure to our staff and members. Thank you for understanding.

Country Club of Sapphire Valley:

We are simply asked to practice sensible social distancing while at the venue.

Highlands Falls Country Club:

Again, practice sensible social distancing; please consider masking when in close proximity to others.

Singles and Doubles -  (cross flight doubles teams are not possible)
Singles and Doubles Entrance Fee - $450
Only Doubles or Singles Entrance Fee - $375
Student Fee - $250
Social Guest Fee- $290

High Hampton, Chattooga Club, Country Club of Sapphire Valley, and Highlands Falls Country Club
These four magnificent croquet venues will be used with players rotating on a daily basis between these venues.

Sunday 15th - Opening Welcome and Cocktail Party (blazer cocktail attire) will be at High Hampton.  (Players will receive block and court / venue assignments.)
Monday 16 thru Wednesday 18 - Championship Doubles
Monday 16 through Thursday 19 (midday) - First Flight Singles
Wednesday 18 - USCA National Doubles Presentation Reception and Cocktail Party (blazer cocktail attire) - The Country Club of Sapphire Valley
Thursday 19 - Sunday 22 - Championship Singles
Thursday 19 (midday) - Sunday 22 - First Flight Doubles
Sunday 22 (pm) - 2022 USCA GC National Singles Championship - Highlands Falls Country Club

Allocation process for entries.
USCA Players must log in and add themselves to the waiting list to be considered for entry. 
Participation will be determined according to the USCA’s Standing Orders which outline pre-qualification preferences and eligibility for USCA titled events. 
These pre-qualification preferences will be allocated until March 28 (with the reservation of Southeast GC Regional April 21 - 24 pre-qualifiers).

Pre-qualified players will be accepted in the following sequence:

  1. Must be a USCA member in good standing.
  2. The 1st, 2nd, 3rd, & 4th place in singles and the 1st & 2nd place team members in doubles from the previous year’s championship flight.
  3. Regional pre-qualification)
    1. Championship - The top 4 finishers in singles and the top 2 finishers in doubles in a USCA Regional of GC immediately preceding the National Championship.
    2. First Flight - The top 4 finishers in singles and the top 2 finishers in doubles of the first flight in the USCA Regional of GC immediately preceding the National Championship.
  4. The USCA GC National Champions from the last 5 years and the USCA GC National Doubles Champions from the last 2 years.
  5. USCA Croquet Hall of Fame members (Grade will determine which flight)
  6. Presidential exemption. The President may exempt up to 3 individuals who may not meet the above qualifications.  (Grade will determine which flight)
  7. Participants in immediately preceding GC Regional Championship.
  8. Active USCA members in good standing.  (For this purpose, active is defined as having participated in at least 1 sanctioned tournament in the preceding 12 months).  This category is ordered by ranking as of allocation date.
  9. In the event of over-subscription, entries will be accepted sequentially based on the above listed qualifications.  Players in pre-qualifying in paragraph 2 will be given preference over players in paragraph 3, and so on.  Players within each category will be given preference based on the order in which entries are received.
  10. All players not pre-qualified in the above categories shall notify the USCA office of their desire to enter, submit an entry form, and shall be placed on the waiting list.  Players on the waiting list as of March 28th, will be accepted subject to availability in the following order:

    a) USCA ranking

    b) WCF GC Grade

    c) Order of finish in a GC Regional tournament of in the preceding year.

    d) The order in which the USCA receives the entries.

  11. Following the entry allocation distribution by preferences, entry will be based on the order received.
as of 5/12/22

Championship Flight

Name Grade   
Doubles Partner
Sherif Abdelwahab   
2373 Damon Bidencope
Stephen Morgan 2325 Brian Lozano
Matthew Essick 2323 Jim Teel
Jeff Soo 2322 Tom Balding
Blake Fields 2271 Mohammad Kamal
Kyle Maloof 2258 David Maloof
Macey White 2222 Matt Griffith
Paul Bennett 2190 Dick Boger
Roy Gee 2148 Kent Lovvorn
Paul Neubecker 2112 Jimmy Huff
Jim Teel 2081 Matthew Essick
Hammond Rauers 2069 Paul Fecteau
Jimmy Huff 2040 Paul Nuebecker
Brian Lozano 2021 Stephen Morgan
Amr Hamdy 2012 Jim Jamison
Matt Griffith 2006 Macey White
Tom Balding 1999 Jeff Soo
Damon Bidencope 1974 Sherif Abdelwahab
Kent Lovvorn 1968 Roy Gee
Billy Harper 1955 Mark Kucharski
Jochen Lucke 1955 Rich Dell
Cheryl Bromley 1949 Helen Covington
Helen Covington 1942 Cheryl Bromley
Paul Fecteau 1907 Hammond Rauers
Mark Kucharski 1887 Billy Harper
Hesham Elzoghby 1870 Gil Flowers
Rich Dell 1860 Jochen Lucke
Gil Flowers 1806 Hesham Elzoghby
Jim Jamison 1805 Amr Hamdy
Dick Boger 1795 Paul Bennett

Singles Only

Dallas Denny 1859
James Creasey 1850

Doubles Only

David Maloof 2298 Kyle Maloof
Mohammad Kamal 2296 Blake Fields

First Flight

Name Grade Doubles Partner
John Wight 1761 Ray Barrett
Gary Gamble 1758 Tamer Hatata
Alex Galasso 1744 Mary Galasso
John Shanholt 1737 Gail Kern
Dawn Jupin 1716 Onifer Wilmoth
Billie Ray 1715 Don Eastman
Tamer Hatata 1708 Gary Gamble
Giancarlo Ruiz 1699 Rick Zazueta
Priscilla Flowers 1650 Ellie Griffith
Ellie Griffith 1649 Priscilla Flowers
Rick Zazueta 1637 Giancarlo Ruiz
Onifer Wilmoth 1623 Dawn Jupin
Don Eastman 1618 Billie Ray
Kory Teoman 1613 Betty Teoman
Jim Hester
Ellen Nielsen
Ellen Nielsen 1603 Jim Hester
Jack Howard 1600 John Rymer
Ray Barrett 1527 John Wight
Pat Cunningham 1512 Adrienne Lucke
Barbara Jamison 1505 Linda Merk
John Rymer 1471 Jack Howard
Betty Teoman 1463 Kory Teoman
Linda Merk 1405 Barbara Jamison
Stiles Kellett 1400 Wade Coleman
Mary Galasso 1340 Alex Galasso
Gay Cinque 1295 Ying Benns
Tom Bown 1265 Craig Sellner
Ying Benns 1263 Gay Cinque
Gail Kern 1253 John Shanholt

Singles Only

Katherine Gamble 1509
John Grout 1375
Lynette Grout 1325

Doubles Only

Adrienne Lucke 1463 Pat Cunningham
Wade Coleman 1200 Stiles Kellett
Craig Sellner N/A
Tom Bown

Social Guests

Bonnie Bown

Thomas Howell

Cindy Howell

Geri O'Neill

Mieke Maloof

Gabriella Maloof

Justin Fields

Janet Fields

Donna Rymer

Meagan Wilmoth

Carol Ray

Corky Dell

Suzanne Teel

Judy Sellner

Monday, May 16, 2022 to Sunday, May 22, 2022
High Hampton, The Chattooga Club, Country Club of Sapphire Valley, and Highlands Falls Country Club
Additional Info:
Johnny Mitchell
561-478-0760 (p)
Jeff Soo
Tournament Director
USCA Tournaments
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