Croquet tournament concludes on Dataw

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Championship match finalists (left to right) Macey White (Chesapeake Croquet Club) and Tournament Champion Harvey Geiger (Wexford Croquet Club).
Championship match finalists (left to right) Macey White (Chesapeake Croquet Club) and Tournament Champion Harvey Geiger (Wexford Croquet Club).

After three days of intense competition, the Coastal Croquet Club’s Fall Singles Invitational has come to a close on Dataw Island’s croquet courts. Taking the title is Harvey Geiger from the Wexford Croquet Club. 12 competitors from croquet clubs all over the Lowcountry and beyond competed for bragging rights and handicap points in the 6-wicket, double elimination competition.

“Everything has been so close,” Stan Abrahamson, Tournament Director and Sun City Member said. “Double elimination allows everyone to play several games. If they have one bad game they can still come back and win in the end. It makes for a more exciting competition.”

The Coastal Croquet Club hosts a variety of tournaments throughout the year. The organization has five local member clubs (Palmetto Bluff, Dataw Island, Spring Island, Sun City and Wexford) and an additional five associate member clubs. The variety of competitors allows for some stiff
local competition.