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Welcome to West River Wickets. Competitive croquet is a whole new ballgame. Forget your father's nine backyard hoops. Substitute six metal wickets with limited clearance either side of the ball. Introduce a strategy that is part golf, part pool and part chess. That in a nutshell is six-wicket croquet. Golf croquet is a simplified variant of the game. Together, they have made croquet one of the fastest growing sports in America. It is a fun sport for all ages -- for young and old, men and women and players of all capabilities.

 

If you think you have the temperament to step up to the wicket, we’ll arrange a simple introduction to the game.

 

West River Wickets is holding free introduction to croquet sessions for members and beginners on Saturdays, at Hal's lawn, 246 Mill Swamp Road, Edgewater, MD 21037 from 10 am.  Players receive basic instruction on using a mallet, striking the ball and making wickets. Games of golf croquet, one of the most popular forms of the game, follow. Register with Jay Graham jay@grahamlandarch.com . Bring your friends!

 

For more information, click on ‘Membership’ in the panel on the left.

 

The club began in a back yard in Galesville in 2005. It now has three lawns and practices are held seven days a week. Members regularly play in regional and national tournaments and an impressive array of trophies is testament to their prowess in United States Croquet Association sanctioned events. In 2016, the club won the USCA National Club Teams Championship in West Palm Beach, Florida. In 2017, with a smaller team, the club placed first in the second division of the tournament. 

 

Calvert Chaney is headed to the United States Croquet Association national championships in October. He won the championship crown at the USCA Southeast Regional Tournament in Hartfield, Virginia. He defeated the local favorite, Macey White, in an epic come-from-behind victory. Chaney, the underdog, is now automatically qualified for the USCA National Championships. Further north, Hal Denton (Edgewater), and his partner Sherif Abdelwahab, won championship doubles honors at the USCA Northeast Regional Tournament in Newport, Rhode Island. It was Hal's first six-wicket tournament in two years, having decided to concentrate on domestic and international golf croquet.

 

West River Wickets won the Interclub Championship Trophy at Merion Cricket Club Pennsylvania in April, 2017. The seven-member team collected 16 points --10 more than the second club! This is the third time WRW has won this trophy. 

For West River hats, shirts and other croquet apparel, visit:

Marty's Bag Works, 2824 Solomons Island Rd, Edgewater, MD 21037