2020 Berkshire Invitational Results

Ed Gardella on his way to another victory in the First Flight Singles

Ken Heim ponders his options as eventual Second Flight winner Hilary Michaels watches from the sideline.

The 25th Annual Berkshire Invitational

August 26–30, 2020

Championship Singles (American 6-Wicket)

1. Stuart Lawrence
2. Randy Cardo
3. David McCoy
4. David Ekstrom
5. Beverly Cardo
6. Webster Bull

First Flight Singles (American 6-Wicket)

1. Ed Gardella
2. Courtney Green
3. Bill Miller
4. Martie Ekstrom
5. David Kepner
6. Denys Shorthouse
7. Sally McGrath
8. Rita McNamara
9. Linda Taber
10. Bob Taber

Second Flight Singles (American 6-Wicket)

1. Hilary Michaels
2. Katie Bull
3. Kathleen Green
4. John McGrath
5. Ken Heim
Withdrawn: Lee Kennedy

Association Croquet Singles

1. Stuart Lawrence
2. Webster Bull

The 25th Annual Berkshire Invitational, August 26-30, 2020

The Lenox Croquet Club

Cordially Invites You to Participate in

The 25th Berkshire Invitational

Back to Back USCA-Sanctioned Association & American 6-Wicket Singles Events

August 26 & 27, 2020: AC event
August 28-30, 2020: American 6-Wicket event

Club Location: 111 Yokun Avenue, Lenox, Massachusetts Directions

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Schedule:

Tuesday August 25th

1:00pm  Courts open for practice
4:00 pm Reception & Schedules for AC Event – Whites/Casual at Pavilion

Daily Wednesday-Sunday

7:30am  Continental Breakfast Courtside
11:30-12:30 Lunch Courtside

Wednesday August 26 – AC event begins

8:30 am – 7:00 pm  AC Singles matches
5:30 -7:30 pm –Toast & Tally at Pavilion

Thursday August 27 – AC event concludes

8:30 am – 7:00 pm  AC Singles matches
TBD: Practice court open for 6W event players
5:00-7:30 pm  Reception & BBQ for all players, AC event finals, schedules for 6W event.

Friday, August 28 – American 6-Wicket event begins

8:30 am – 6:30 pm  6W Singles games
5:00-7:00 pm Toast & Tally at Pavilion – open evening

Saturday, August 29 – American 6-Wicket event continues

8:30 am – 6:30 pm  6W Singles games
5:00-7:00 pm Toast & Tally at Pavilion – BBQ

Sunday, August 30 – American 6-Wicket event concludes

8:30 am – 1:00 pm Semifinals and Finals
1:00 pm Award Presentations

Format: Association Croquet: Advanced singles in one open flight, on two full-sized courts. American 6-Wicket: Three flights of singles (flights assigned by TD) on one full-sized court and two or three smaller courts. Prizes for two top finishers in each flight of both events. Dawson International balls. Jaques Championship hoops.

Important Information: Please RSVP by August 17, 2020.
Confirmation will be sent via email.

No refunds for cancellation after August 17 except where required by government order or medical condition.

COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS WILL BE REQUIRED. Please bring face masks and individual hand sanitizer. In accordance with Massachusetts’ COVID-19 travel order, DO NOT plan to travel to Massachusetts from states other than MA, CT, VT, NH, ME, NY, or NJ unless you are able to comply with requirements for testing or quarantine. See https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-travel-order for further information.

Mail completed entry form and check to Stuart Lawrence, PO Box 214, Southfield, MA 01259

Tournament Director: Stuart Lawrence, (413) 229-2407, cell (646) 483-3000, email stuartlawrence “at” earthlink.net

Tournament Manager: David Ekstrom, (413) 443-4957, email drekstrom “at” hotmail.com

PLAYERS ENTERED IN AMERICAN 6-WICKET EVENT AS OF AUGUST 17

Here is the roster of players signed up as of August 17 for the American 6-wicket event, in order of USCA handicap. We will have a full field in all three flights. The AC event has only drawn two entries so far (Webster Bull and Stuart Lawrence), so unless two more players enter it may be cancelled.

Randy Cardo (-3), Quogue, NY
Stuart Lawrence (-2.5), Brooklyn, NY
Webster Bull (-1.5), Beverly, MA
David Ekstrom (-1.5), Pittsfield, MA
Bev Cardo (-0.5), Quogue, NY
David McCoy (-0.5), Summit, NY
Bill Miller (4.5), Middletown, CT
Courtney Green (5), Charlestown, MA
Sally McGrath (5), Quogue, NY
Martie Ekstrom (5), Pittsfield, MA
Rita McNamara (6), Otis, MA
Ed Gardella (8), Sandwich, MA
David Kepner (8), Quogue, NY
Denys Shorthouse (9), Moodus, CT
Robert Taber (9), Dayville, CT
Linda Taber (9), Dayville, CT
Katie Bull (10), Beverly, MA
Lee Kennedy (10), Sleepy Hollow, NY
Hilary Michaels (10), Fairfield, CT
John McGrath (12), Quogue, NY
Kathleen Green (15), Charlestown, MA
Robin Heim (16), Pittsfield, MA
Ken Heim (16), Pittsfield, MA

LODGING
Here are two places to stay that are conveniently located in Lenox, within 4 miles of the croquet club:
Courtyard by Marriott Lenox-Berkshires: Newer, high quality, chain hotel; rates from about $155/night.
Wagon Wheel Inn: Family-owned, basic, budget motel with decent reviews; rates from about $55/night.