Croquet at The Empress Aug 26 2018
Thanks to CTV News Victoria for the photos
From August 9 to 12, we were pleased to hold, along with the Canadian Pacific Lawn Bowling Club, the Canadian Association Croquet championships. Association croquet is similar to playing billiards on the lawn and each game lasts around 2 hours.
Ten entrants played a round robin of nine games each over 4 days. Local players Chris Percival-Smith, Michael Dowling , Pierre Dunn, Lorne Oakes and Peter Rassenti matched up against Brian Wasylyk (Campbell River) Carl Uhlman (Seattle) Bill Rowat (Bayfield, Ontario) and Peter and Brigitte Westaway (Toronto).
After some closely matched games the winners in the finals were: first place, Bill Rowat, second place, Chris Percival-Smith, and third place, Michael Dowling.
Thank you to all the contestants and those who volunteered to help to make this past weekend such a memorable event for croquet in Victoria.
Some people have all the talent! What a great shot Pierre!
clip courtesy Bruce St. Germain