Croquet Champs



WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Competing last week in the U.S. Croquet Association Club Team Championships at the National Croquet Center, the Woodlawn Croquet Club of Hancock County took top honors in the medium-sized club division.

Competition took place from Wednesday through Sunday, and all three of Woodlawn’s two-man teams picked up awards in their divisions as well six players, six trophies.

Ben Rothman and Larry Stettner, both of Southwest Harbor, placed third in the championship flight.

On Sunday, the duos of Charlie Alexander and Tim McCormick, both of Ellsworth, and Perry Mattson of Surry and Randall McAndrews of Seal Harbor scored wins to take first places in each of their divisions.

The tournament drew 82 players from around the country, participating in five flights.

Over the past couple of years, the sport of croquet has made great strides in Hancock County.

In addition to Claremont Croquet Classic held annually for more than three decades at the Claremont Hotel in Southwest Harbor, new courts have bloomed in Sorrento, thanks to the Sorrento Village Improvement Association, and at Woodlawn Museum, the historic Black House in Ellsworth.

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