Maui Croquet Club CROQUET NEWS:  Pacific Cup Won by Danny Huneycutt

11-14 June 2009
Puget Sound Croquet Club, Kirkland, Washington, USA United States of America
by Leo Nikora
photo by Steve Reibman

 
B Flight winners Paul Ramm (left of sign) and Kerry Ramm (right of sign) with other Maui Croquet Club members Leo Nikora and Denise Reibman.  

Danny Huneycutt of North Carolina (ranked #3 in America) won the inaugural Pacific Cup, beating Carl Uhlman of Washington. Paul Ramm of Hawaii won the B Flight, beating Kerry Ramm of Hawaii in an all-Ramm, all-Maui final.

The first Pacific Cup was held on three courts at the Puget Sound Croquet Club in Kirkland, WA, and on two courts at Woodland Park in Seattle, WA. A strong field of twelve players in Championship Flight also included Jeff Soo of North Carolina (ranked #2 in America), and John Taves of Washington.

Patrick Sweeney of Oregon directed the tournament. Sunshiny CQ16 balls were used. Advanced Association Rules were followed. Games were two and one-half hours long.

In Championship Flight, the top six of the twelve players advanced from Block Play and were seeded into Knockout Play, with the top two seeds receiving initial byes. In B Flight, all six players advanced from Block Play, and were seeded into Knockout Play, with the top two seeds receiving initial byes. Net points broke any ties to advance from Block Play.

The weather was beautiful throughout the tournament, and the Puget Sound Croquet Club courts were in excellent condition, thanks to greens keeper Cameron Guernsey.

Leo Nikora, Bruno Amby, and Denise Reibman from the Maui Croquet Club were also in the tournament.

Knockout Play

Championship Flight
2nd Carl Uhlman Carl Uhlman
18-10
Danny Huneycutt
26-0
3rd Jeff Soo Leo Nikora
26-9
6th Leo Nikora Maui Croquet Club
5th John Taves John Taves
26-2
Danny Huneycutt
25-23
4th Chris Percival-Smith
1st Danny Huneycutt

B Flight
2nd Paul Ramm Maui Croquet Club Paul Ramm
13-12
Paul Ramm
26-7
3rd Dolores Gallagher Dolores Gallagher
9-7
6th Denise Reibman Maui Croquet Club
5th John Westwater Kerry Ramm
9-8
Kerry Ramm
17-7
4th Kerry Ramm Maui Croquet Club
1st Peter Bach

Block Play

Championship Flight
  Jeff Danny John Carl Leo Steve Chris Eileen Pierre Bruno Cameron Patrick
Jeff Soo [2499] 3rd 8/9   26-9 26-9 26tp-2 26tp-2     26-2 26tp-13 26tpo-13 26tp-0
Danny Huneycutt [2475] 24-16 1st 9/9 26-13   26-13 26tp-9 26-23 26tp-9 26tp-2 26tp-13 26tp-2  
John Taves [2316]     5th 5/9       26tp-14   26-15 26-13 25-20 26tp-0
Carl Uhlman [2133]     20-19 2nd 8/9 17-8 26-3   18-13 23-10 17-15 26-0 23-17
Leo Nikora [1900] Maui Croquet Club         6th 5/9   26-17 26-17 26-15   26-1 26-9
Steve Scalpone [1858]     22-11   26-12 7th 5/9   22-8   19-18 10-9  
Chris Percival-Smith [1839]           26-8 4th 6/9 22-15 26tp-0 26-18 23-22 26-8
Eileen Soo [1818]               8th 3/9   26-9 14-8 26-17
Pierre Dunn [1768]               17-16 9th 3/9 26-3   26-7
Bruno Amby [1727] Maui Croquet Club                   10th 1/9   26-9
Cameron Guernsey [1697]                     12th 0/9  
Patrick John Sweeney [1430]                     20-13 11th 1/9

B Flight
  Peter Dolores Kerry Paul John Denise
Peter Bach 1st 7/8 22-13, ? 26-7 26-14 26-1 19-4, ?
Dolores Gallager 16-15 3rd 5/8 14-9 19-7 10-5 12-11
Kerry Ramm Maui Croquet Club     4th 4/8   8-7, ? 20-6, 13-5
Paul Ramm Maui Croquet Club   ? 12-11, ? 2nd 6/8 13-6, 13-9 19-3
John Westwater         5th 2/8 11-4, ?
Denise Reibman Maui Croquet Club           6th 0/8