29th Annual Wicket World of Croquet

Presented by: The Lacy Foundation

Schedule of Events

10:00 AM | Registration Begins | Practice Courts Open | Lessons on Courts 12 & 15
10:40 AM | Welcome – Charlie A. Hyde, President & CEO
11:00 AM | Tournament Begins | Art Auction Bidding Opens
11:25 AM | 2nd Round
11:30 AM | Food Service Begins
11:55 AM | 3rd Round
12:20 PM | 4th Round
12:45 PM | 5th Round
1:10 PM | 6th Round
1:30 PM | Tournament Seeding
1:45 PM | Group Photo | Best Dressed Award
2:00 PM | Playoffs Begin
2:15 PM | Quarter Final Round
2:50 PM | Semi-Final Round
3:00 PM | Art Auction Bidding Closes
3:30 PM | Championship Match
4:05 PM | Presentation of Awards

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“Great lives never go out they go on” — Benjamin Harrison

TOURNAMENT RULES
1. HAVE FUN!
2. Each match is between two teams of two players; one team plays red and yellow, the other, blue and black. Balls are played in the color order displayed on the center stake: blue, red, black, yellow.
3. The winner of a coin toss before each match chooses the team’s colors, and therefore the order of play. Players are not allowed to change colors once play has begun.
4. Each player’s first shot is taken from a position one club handel length from the first wicket.
5. The ball must be struck, not pushed, and may be struck only with a mallet face.
6. A ball is not in the game (live) until it has cleared the first wicket. Balls not yet in the game may hit other balls not in the game without reward or penalty. however, balls in the game are dead to balls not in the game, and vice versa.
7. If two rewardable actions happen on one shot, only one action counts, and the striker may choose which one it is.
8. To make a wicket, a ball must pass, in the correct direction, completely through the entry-side plane of the wicket. A ball that rolls back into the wicket due to poor court conditions shall be considered to have made the wicket.
9. When the striker’s ball makes a wicket, one continuation shot is awarded, but any previously accumulated shots are lost.
10. If the striker ball knocks another ball through that ball’s next wicket (including the first wicket), then that ball has made the wicket. Neither player receives extra strokes for that ball making the wicket.
11. Passing through a wicket in the wrong direction is allowed, but does not count as making the wicket. Likewise, hitting the center stake out of order is of no consequence.
12. If a striker ball roquets another ball, it is awarded two shots, but any previously accumulated shots are lost. The final shot is the croquet shot that must be taken with the striker ball placed in contact with, or within on mallet head length from, the roqueted ball. If contact is chosen, the striker may steady the striker ball with a hand or foot.
13. After a ball has been roqueted, it is dead to that striker ball and remains so until the striker makes the next wicket. If a striker hits a ball that’s dead to him, his turn ends and both balls are replaced to their position before the play.
14. If a dead ball is in front of or inside a wicket, it can block the wicket to the striker (unless the striker can “jump” the ball), but only for one turn. If a dead ball is still blocking a wicket on a striker’s next turn, the ball is considered to be live again and can be roqueted.
15. If a dead ball is on the other side of the wicket but is blocking the striker’s path, the striker ball may hit it without penalty provided it makes the wicket.
16. A ball is out of bounds if it passes more than halfway over the boundary line. If a player causes any ball to go out of bounds, except his own ball on a roquet shot, that player’s turn ends. (After a roquet, the striker is ball-in-hand so its ending position is irrelevant.)
17. Any out-of-bounds balls should immediately be placed 9” (one mallet-head length) inside the line at the point where it went out of bounds. Similarly, any ball that ends up within 9” of the boundary at the end of a player’s turn should also be placed 9” in.
18. Players are required to keep track of which wickets they have passed through. Color-coded clips may be used to determine which wicket each player is trying to score next.
19. A referee may require a player to take his/ her turn if the referee feels excessive time (20 seconds) is being taken.
20. All matches are timed at 20 minutes per match except the Championship, which is timed at 30 minutes. The timekeeper will announce when there are ten minutes left and when there are two minutes remaining.
21. The game ends when time expires or when both players on a team stake out.

Scoring

1. Each wicket scored and center peg hit in the proper sequence gains one point, for a maximum total of 13 points per ball and 26 points per team. Winning a match will earn the winning team three (3) points. Losing a match earns zero (0) poiints. A tie earns BOTH teams one (1) point.
2. If a team “stakes out” by scoring 26 total team points, the match is finished an the opponent can no longer score wickets.
3. At the end of preliminary matches, each team totals their points and reports them to the scorekeeper.
4. The two teams with the best win-loss-tie records from each flight will qualify for the playoffs. If two or more teams share a win-loss-tie record, wickets scored will serve as the tie breaker. The eight (8) play-off teams will be seeded 1-8 by their wickets scored.
5. In the quarterfinals and semifinals, the team with the highest score at the end of the game proceeds to the next round.

*Rules are subject to change based on game day attendance and weather.

Helpful Definitions

STRIKER BALL
THE BALL BELONGING TO THE CURRENT PLAYER.
ROQUET
LEGAL HIT OF ANOTHER BALL WITH THE STRIKER BALL.
CROQUET
SENDING A BALL AFTER ROQUETING IT.
DEAD BALL
A BALL MAY NOT LEGALLY BE HIT BY THE STRIKER BALL .
OUT OF BOUNDS
BALL EXTENDS MORE THAN 1/2 WAY OVER THE BOUNDARY.
BALL IN HAND
A STRIKER BALL MUST BE MOVED AFTER A SHOT, SUCH AS AFTER A ROQUET.
BISQUE
A “MULLIGAN” OR “DO OVER” (MUST BE PURCHASED BEFORE TOURNAMENT,). NOTE: BISQUES CAN BE USING THE PLAYOFFS, BUT NOT IN THE CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH.

Qualifying for the Playoffs

Eight (8) teams from each tournament will play in the quarter final event. The two teams with the best win-loss-tie records from each flight will qualify for the playoffs. If two or more teams share a win-loss-tie record, points scored will serve as the tie-breaker. If a tie still exists, the winner of the head-to-head match advances. And if a tie still exists, the best dressed team based on audience applause advances. The eight (8) play-off teams will be seeded 1-8 by their wickets scored. NOTE: Bisques can be used in the Playoffs, but NOT in the Championship match.

2023 Teams

COMPETITIVE TOURNAMENT

TEAM 1 – EWNC 1
Claire Emswiller & Fate Fisch
TEAM 2 – Wicket and Sticket
Rene Still & Calee Hochstedler
TEAM 3 – No Rest for the Wicket
Jeffrey Lauren & Sarah Causillas
TEAM 4 – Croquet & Tubbs
Craig “Dodge” Lile & Micki Lile
TEAM 5 – B&T
Brian Gregor & Tracey Gregor
TEAM 6 – Thursday, Parade. Friday, Maybe.
Blake Roebuck & Ryan Serrano
TEAM 7 – EWNC 2
Kent Emswiller & Karen Enswiller
TEAM 8 – The High Settlers
Nick Hochstedler & Greg Hochstedler
TEAM 9 – RATIO
Ben Ross & Nick Dodge
TEAM10 – Alex & Marla
Marla Taylor & Alex Tachtiris
TEAM 11 – The Veridus Group
Lance Snedeker & Scott Senefeld
TEAM 12 – Wicket Love
Morgen Tuerk & Jim Tuerk
TEAM 13 – Raceday Strykers
Blaine Zimmerman & Jason Shaw
TEAM 14 – Team Bielski
Susan Bielski & Leonard Bielski
TEAM 15 – B2 the Wickets
Jake Betustak & Melissa Betustak
TEAM 16 – Willkie & Selm Families
Laura Selm & Takashi Hoshihara
TEAM 17 – Wicket Wreckers
San Swonder & Bandon Lueken
TEAM 18 – Two Friends
Adam Burtner & Emily Krawzak
TEAM 19 – Team Visit Indy
Jeff Robinson & Bryan Ferry
TEAM 20 – November Project Indy
Jenna Phillips & Ben Meyer
TEAM 21 – Wicked Wickets
Erin Picone & Kyle Berkopes
TEAM 22 – Old Whiskers Revenge
Mark Blessing & Miyuki Sato
TEAM 23 – Million AND MILLIONS of Wickahts
Cory Still & Samuel Burton
TEAM 24 – Freddie the Freeloader
Kurt Ackerman & Nate Haffner

LEISURE TOURNAMENT

TEAM 25 – The Schit Show
Krissy Schenck & Erv Schlabch
TEAM 26 – Gettin’ Jiggy Wicket
Lex Beckley & Dustin Adams
TEAM 27 – Swinging Wood
Estel Stewart & Eric Spillane
TEAM 28 – Cherrie
Charlie Fernandez & Kerrie Best
TEAM 29 – P&J
Jim Roberts & Pam Roberts
TEAM 30 – Team Gregory and Appel
Kylie Fields & Allyson Young
TEAM 31 – Millah Time
Chad Miller & Jenny Miller
TEAM 32 – Merry Manglers
Lisa Boncosky & Candace Lett
TEAM 33 – Afternoon Delight
William Haworth & Maureen Pettypool
TEAM 34 – Lacy Foundation
HJ Lacy & Katie Lacy
TEAM 35 – INvets Team 1
Brian Evans & Daniel Miller
TEAM 36 – Wicket Sippers
Julie Polnow & Billy Polnow
TEAM 37 – Bloomin’ Wickets
Amy Beausir & Kevin Beausir
TEAM 38 – The Tanks
Sara Napierkowski & Evan Tank
TEAM 39 – Team Maywright
Lesli Gibson & Elizza Wilson
TEAM 40 – Two Chicks and a Mallet
Rosemary Dorsa & Andrea Neal
TEAM 41 – Croquet Par-Tay
Kate Weigand & Rohun Rangnekar
TEAM 42 – Hoop Dreams
Nathan Rich & Scott Neel
TEAM 43 – Hoop Dreams II
Angie Foreman & Rob Foreman
TEAM 44 – Croslayers
Sarah Rogers & Scott Jessie
TEAM 45 – Mal’Ladies
Sarah Kobzeff & Brittany McDorr
TEAM 46 – INvets Team 2
Kate Colclazier & Dan Lawson
TEAM 47 – The Wilds
Mark Wild & Jessi Wild
TEAM 48 – Risk it for the Bisque
Serena Planera & Chelsea Schwa

Circle of Champions

1995: Jim Crossin and Pat Crossin
1996: Don Anderson and Ron Loschky
1997: Rob Christensen and Jim Baize
1998: Hans and Carey Kraabel
1999: Hans and Carey Kraabel
2000: Hans Kraabel and Jim Hanna
2001: Hans Kraabel and Bette Hanna
2002: Hans and Carey Kraabel
2003: J. David Cook & Robert M. Baker III
2004: Hans Kraabel and Bette Hanna
2005: Hans Kraabel and Julie Sellers
2006: Virginia Willkie and David Willkie
2007: Damon Richards and Rob Glass
2008: Cory D. Cline and Sean Fahey
2009: Cory D. Cline and Sean Fahey
2010: Hans Kraabel and Brian Loop
2011: Travis DiNicola and Sally Zelonis
2012: Charlie and Becky Rogers
2013: Jeff Robinson and Jeff Bolyard – VIRGINIA Z. WILLKIE CUP WINNERS* | Robert Shula and Brad Smith – LEISURE BRACKET CHAMPIONS
2014: Jeff Robinson and Jeff Bolyard – VIRGINIA Z. WILLKIE CUP WINNERS* | David Swider and Kim Smith – LEISURE BRACKET CHAMPIONS
2015: Travis DiNicola and Sally Zelonis – VIRGINIA Z. WILLKIE CUP WINNERS* | Wayne Fairburn and Vic Detienne – LEISURE BRACKET CHAMPIONS
2016: Bruce Townsend and Matt Askren – VIRGINIA Z. WILLKIE CUP WINNERS* | Jim Walker and Emma Selm – LEISURE BRACKET CHAMPIONS
2017: David Willkie and Peter Rusthoven – VIRGINIA Z. WILLKIE MEMORIAL CHAMPIONSHIP CUP* | Cindy Cheney and Chris Cheney – LEISURE BRACKET CHAMPIONS
2018: Mitch Harrell and Jordan Grossman – VIRGINIA Z. WILLKIE MEMORIAL CHAMPIONSHIP CUP* | Jason Shaw and Jim O’Brien – LEISURE BRACKET CHAMPIONS
2019: David Willkie and Sanjay Mishra – VIRGINIA Z. WILLKIE MEMORIAL CHAMPIONSHIP CUP* | Alex Miser and Jesse Miser – LEISURE BRACKET CHAMPIONS
2020: Jeff Robinson and Bryan Ferry- COMPETITIVE BRACKET CHAMPIONS | Paul and Diana Wright – LEISURE BRACKET CHAMPIONS
2021: Jeff Robinson and Bryan Ferry- COMPETITIVE BRACKET CHAMPIONS | Richard Jones and Luke Kerns – LEISURE BRACKET CHAMPIONS
2022: Blake Roebuck and Ryan Serrano – COMPETITIVE BRACKET CHAMPIONS | Julia Surber & Charlie Brnardic – LEISURE BRACKET CHAMPIONS

Wicket World of Croquet Planning Committee

Blake Roebuck, Event Chair, Indy Chamber
Milan Ball, Be Nimble Foundation
Whitney Ball, 16 Tech
Lindsey Beckley, Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site
Jeffery Burgin, IU Health
Natalie Clayton, Maywright Property Co.
Claire Emswiller, Emswiller, Williams, Noland & Clarke LLC
Bryan Ferry, InMod Construction
Marissa Gagnon, Accent Indy
Bethany Gosewher, Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site
Charlie Hyde, Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site
Tyler Hromadka, Lumatic
Sampson Levingston, Throught2Eyes
Craig “Dodge” Lile, Beckman Coulter Life Sciences
Serena Planera, Eli Lilly & Co.
Delia Robertson, Big Car Collaborative
Jeff Robinson, Visit Indy
Jim Sholly, Commercial Artisan
Cory Still, Sun King Brewery

Blaine Zimmerman, INvets

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