2021 in Review

Hal Denton - USCA Golf Champion

Hal Denton (left) continues to add to his trophy cabinet at the highest level of our sport. On December 5, he and Sherif Abdelwahab won the USCA Golf Club Teams Championship at the National Croquet Centre in Florida, beating John Steninger and Ned Sperry 7-5 in the championship flight. Ten days later, Hal and Sherif won National Croquet Club American Rules Tournament championship at West Palm.

Winter Holiday Party/Board Election

Board member Noreen Rice receives the Morgan 'Sonny' Wayson Memorial Trophy for 2021 from Vice-president Jay Graham. Noreen was designated Recruiter-in-Chief for her extraordinary efforts in increasing membership. The trophy is awarded annually to an individual who has gone the extra mile to improve and promote WRW and croquet.

MD Senior Olympics


West River Wickets and Ginger Cove Croquet Club hosted the 2021 Maryland Senior Olympics.


  • Flight 1 Gold: Gil Rocha (WRW) and Eugenia Wilkie (WRW); Silver: Lee Jorde (WRW) and Jay Graham (WRW). Bronze: Noreen Rice (WRW) and Richard Murchake (GC).
  • Flight 2 Gold Ann Alto (GC) and Dennis McClain (WRW); Silver Frankie Hall (GC) and Alicia Estes (WRW) Bronze: John Rice (WRW) and Matt Mudd (Gibson Island).

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