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Buffalo Croquet Club
8th Annual 6-Wicket Invitational
August 1-4, 2024

~Thursday Night Under The Lights Optional~


HUNTING THE BRONZE BUFFALO: In his final year of being a part-time Buffalo resident, before fully transplanting to the Big Apple, Paul Neubecker has won his hometown championship. It was a fitting victory for the player who first learned how to play croquet on these courts in Delaware Park. Neubecker, 35, began competing in the Buffalo Croquet Club’s 6-Wicket Invitational when the tournament first began seven years ago, winning consecutive Second Flight Doubles championships, before winning First Flight Doubles in 2018. Champions receive free entry into the following year's tournament, as well as a cash prize.     

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CASH PRIZE: Championship Flight Singles winner will receive complimentary entry fee into the following year's tournament, as well as cash.

'16 - John C. Osborn (West Palm Beach, FL)
'17 - John H. Young III (Bermuda)
'18 - Timothy Rapuano (New York City)
'19 - Timothy Rapuano (New York City)
'20 - COVID-19
'21 - Timothy Rapuano (New York City)
'22 - Dr. C.J. Patmore (United Kingdom/New York City)

'23 - Paul Neubecker (Buffalo/New York City)

COURTS:  There will be 4 three-quarter size courts, similar to those in Central Park, being that both were originally lawn-bowling greens inside an Olmsted-designed park.

PARKING & DIRECTIONS:  The courts and lodge are located at:

Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy
Delaware Park
84 Parkside Ave.
Buffalo, NY 14214

Here is an aerial view of the courts with an arrow indicating the entrance to the park. You must enter from this direction. Once in the park, parking in the immediate spaces may be available. Otherwise, you will likely find parking in the Parkside neighborhood across Parkside Avenue. Give yourself ample time to park and walk to the courts.


WEBSITES:  Find us on the world wide web on Instagram and our Webpage.  

PARKSIDE MEADOW BAR:  In between games, you can find many of us down the street at the Parkside Meadow Bar & Restaurant.

DRESS & ATTIRE:  Whites are required for practice and play. There is no dress code for social events, but some may choose business casual with croquet flair in the evenings.

HOTELS & CITY MAP:  Some nearby hotel choices include InnBuffaloThe RichardsonThe MansionThe EdwardOscar's Inn, or an Airbnb in the Parkside neighborhood, which is where Frank Lloyd Wright’s Martin House is located and within walking distance of the courts.

For a map of the city, with Delaware Park and many Downtown Buffalo hotels and prices, click here. Bring passports and check border restrictions if visiting Canada


WNY CROQUET DAYS:  Each year, two weeks of August are reserved for "Western New York Croquet Days," with The Rochester Croquet Club hosting its 11th annual USCA tournament on the weekend immediately after the Buffalo tournament. Email Denise Ireland for more information.

PHOTOS & MEDIA:  For a peek at previous years' tournaments, view TV coverage on Channel 4, or read articles in The Buffalo NewsWBEN and WIVB. Past years' photo galleries are also available here: 20162017 and 2018.

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Robert Gannon
55 New Amsterdam Ave 
Buffalo, NY 14216
(716) 432-1500

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