17 April 2008
Waipuilani Park, Kihei, Hawaii, USA
story by Leo Nikora
photo by Kerry Ramm
|Paul Ramm, Leo Nikora, Trevor Smitt, and Paul Billings during Trevor's visit to the Maui Croquet Club.|
Trevor Smith of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, visited the Maui Croquet Club (MCC). He is a member of the Killara Croquet Club in the Australian Croquet Association (ACA). He was on his way home from playing in the Mar-a-Lago Singles Invitational at Palm Beach, Florida, USA, and a cross-country bus tour of the United States.
Trevor played MCC members Kerry Ramm and Paul Ramm in two simultaneous games. He had never played two simultaneous games before, and found it challenging and fun. He beat Kerry 23-12, and lost to Paul 26-4.
On top of Trevor's two games, MCC members Paul Billings and Leo Nikora also played a third game, in which Paul beat Leo 26-21poo. Triple banking on the one three-quarter sized court made for some congested play. Trevor said it reminded him of George Street, the busiest street in Sydney.
See more pictures of Trevor's visit in the Maui Croquet Club Gallery.
Trevor had lunch with Kerry and Paul Ramm, and dinner with Bev and Leo Nikora. He also got to try several local beers, which he liked.
The Maui Croquet Club very much enjoyed meeting and playing with Trevor, and hopes to play him again someday — perhaps in Sydney.