Nonprofit Croquet

New date – Sunday, August 30, 2020

Because of the weather forecast of thunderstorms on Saturday, the Nonprofit Tournaments will be held Sunday, August 30.

Nonprofit organizations enter teams to compete for over $10,000 in prize money. For 2020 we have 21 nonprofit organizations and 45 teams participating.  Registration for teams has closed.

Week of event player info.

Prizes for Nonprofit Organizations:

Open Division
First Place – $4,000 sponsored by Bergey’s Inc.
Second Place – $2,000 sponsored by Detweiler, Hershey & Associates, P.C.
Third Place – $1,000 sponsored by Everence
Fourth through Sixth – $500
Seventh through Ninth – $250

Novice Division
First Place –  $750 sponsored by Bergey’s Inc.
Second Place – $500 sponsored by Detweiler, Hershey & Associates, P.C.
Third Place – $250 sponsored by Everence

The Novice division is contingent upon a minimum of nine teams registering for it.  You must indicate your players’ preference for it on your registration form.  To qualify BOTH team members must be either new to the tournament or have never qualified for afternoon play in the past.  First, second, and third place prize winners of previous Novice division tournaments must compete in the Open division.  This applies to individuals, not just teams.

Two players per team. Play will continue unless there is lightning, thunder or other dangerous weather conditions.

Returning Winner Rule – For any team that won 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place the prior two years, the players must return for the next two years with a new partner who has not won 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place in the prior two years.

Players affected by this rule for 2020: Angela Bishop, Andrew Derstine, Mike Derstine, Nelson Floyd III, Darryl Freed, Nathaniel Freed, Landon Leinbach, Owen Longacre, Bryce Mininger, Jesse Minnick.

Whack and Roll provides mallets for players.  Novice division players must use the provided mallets.  Open division players may use their own mallets not exceeding 9″ head length.

Croquet clinics and open play will be held each Sunday afternoon prior to the tournament at 4 pm on the MHC lawn. There is no charge and no registration necessary.

Tournament parameters and rules

How to play 9 Wicket Croquet pdf.

2020 Nonprofit Organizations
Bally Community Center
Bridge of Hope BuxMont
Camp Men-O-Lan
COBYS Family Services
Dock Mennonite Academy
Frederick Living
Garden of Health
Grand View Health
Historic RittenhouseTown
Joni & Friends
Keystone Opportunity Center
Living Hope Farm
Manna on Main Street
MCC Material Resource Center of Harleysville
Mennonite Disaster Service
Mosaic Mennonite Conference
Peaceful Living
Quakertown Christian School
Shepherd’s Shelf
Spruce Lake Retreat
The City School

Questions:  info@mhep.org or 215.256.3020 x114