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Updated: 10/25/2017 09:54:13AM

An afternoon with legends of the court

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Venice resident Fred Jones shows off the form that earned him a place in the U.S.C.A. Hall of Fame.

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Participants in the Sarasota County Croquet Club’s Pro-Am included some of America’s top-ranked players. They partnered with members of the WareHouse – a Venice youth organization. From left they are: Michael Jackson, Fred Jones, Stephen Morgan, Alec Ronald, Linda Banister, Dyson Hunt, Matt Griffith, Ryan Day, Jeff Soo, Eli Jason, Cheryl Bromley, Mackenzie Day, Rich Lamm, Debbie Eaton and David Maloof.

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Current National Champion Stephen Morgan offers some tips to Mackenzie Day before teaming up in the Pro-Am.

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Eli Jason lines up the wicket during the Pro-Am last Saturday.

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Ryan Day strokes his shot during the Pro-Am.

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Rose Schuchmann takes careful aim.

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Dyson Hunt leaves nothing to chance during the Pro-Am competition.

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Michael Albert, left, Fred Jones, center, and Alec Ronald share a light moment during the Pro-Am competition. Jones and his wife, Jackie are the founders of the Sarasota County Croquet Club. The longtime Venice residents are both members of the U.S.C.A. Hall of Fame.

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Winner of 18 national titles, Jeff Soo stands with teammate Dyson Hunt.

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Rose Schuchmann, left, couldn’t help but learn a few things from partner Cheryl Bromley, the nationals top ranked woman croquet player.

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The Sarasota County Croquet Club (SCCC) hosted the inaugural United States Croquet Association Golf Croquet Eights tournament, Oct. 20-23.

The event drew seven of the top-10 rated players in the United States, including current National Champion Stephen Morgan. Also in the field was America’s top ranked woman, Cheryl Bromley.

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