The Connecticut eXtreme Croquet Society™ and The North Stonington Lion's Club had their first First Annual eXtreme Croquet Challenge on Sunday, October 3, 2004 on the beautiful eXtreme terrain of the North Stonington Grange on Wyassup Road, North Stonington, CT.
The Lions Club raised approximately $2,000 at the event to build a walkway which will connect the town's recreation facilities.
SHUCKY–DARN THAT WAS FUN!!! Can't tell you all how much I appreciate your participation. New London Day and other media, you missed a great time! Mystic River Press had a ball and won a number of awards (well deservedly)! Must have been some big news we did not know about but we missed you!
Muchas Gracias to the Connecticut eXtreme Croquet Society, Wickets of Mass. Destruction (Massachusetts eXtreme Croquet Society), Sonalysts Way-Cool-Wicked-Crotchety-Game Developers, A/Z Lady Ball Busters, JTK Mgmt/Steak Loft/Go Fish Team, Warehouse Wine and Liquors, State Rep. Diana Urban and Co., Paradis Family (2 Teams!!!), Cummings Crew-6 siblings who have practiced since birth and cleaned up on awards (be very afraid), Pond View Racquet Club, and the North Stonington Lions Club members.
Anyway, it seems a good time was had by all and some spectacular shots and interactions made for great camaraderie. We are already planning for next year and fine-tuning all the details. Any suggestions are welcome. We would like to develop a format that is not too overwhelming but allows each team to play more. Please e-mail me your ideas. Overall a success and those who did not stay thru dinner missed some of the best parts!! Many, many thanks go to all who were so instrumental in making this event fly and keeping me sane thru it all. The cocktail crews especially had a good time. Again, thank you all and see you next year !!!
A Very tired Lee
Awards and Prizes
Determined by Official Scorers and Timekeepers
Determined by Roving Panel of Judges-Lion,/ Referees, and Spectators
Direct further inquiries for the 2005 Challenge by E-mail or snail mail to:
Lee Paradis, ChallengeChair
8 Rocky Hollow Road
No. Stonington, CT 06359
Birdierdh@aol.com (identify subject as: eXtreme Challenge)