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Merle and Gene Bring Home the Hardware

Published on 9/21/2020

Two SCCC players did us proud at the AC National Championships held September 15-20 at the Chesapeake Bay Croquet Club in Hartfield VA.

Merle Berkshire won the First Flight, coming from behind in a titanic 8-hour, best 2-of-3 final against Rick Darnell. Scores of the games were 8-12, 16-12, 18-13. 

Gene Raymond was runner-up in the Plate competition, which included all those knocked out of the championship playoff. 

Though he lost a tough match to Dan Pailas in the final (10-21), Gene beat two stalwarts to reach the final: Paul Bennett (22-15) and Shane Hettler (18-17). 

In a season with few tournaments, our guys took advantage of their opportunity. Congratulations!