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Bellefonte Chamber 2021 Croquet Tournament

PHOTO PROVIDED From left, the second place team of Dane Soltys and Josh Jabco; the first place team of Mike Kustaborder and Ken Rossman; and the third place team of Karen Schwentner and Dave Nellis.

BELLEFONTE — The 17th annual 2021 Bellefonte Intervalley Area Chamber of Commerce Croquet Tournament was the largest such contest yet. A total of 30 teams upheld the Victorian Croquet tradition by competing in a double elimination tournament in the Greens Area of Talleyrand Park on a hot August Sunday Afternoon. In the end, three teams left the field with top honors, receiving magnificent trophies and medals.

— First place winners: The “On a Roll” Team of Ken Rossman and Mike Kustaborder — sponsored by Logan Branch Insurance Agency. With this win, Ken and Mike successfully defended their first place title from 2020.

— Second place winners: The “Gentle Strokes” Team of Dane Soltys and Josh Jabco — sponsored by Jabco Custom Lawn Care, LLC.

— Third place winners: The “Tricky Wicky” Team of Karen Schwentner and Dave Nellis — sponsored by the Happy Valley Adventure Bureau.

The Bellefonte Chamber wishes to extend a special thank you to past Chamber President Matt Hill, Chair of the Tournament, for personally sponsoring the award trophies and medals and for his work on, and dedication to, the tournament. Special thanks are also due to Jabco Custom Lawn Care, LLC, for site preparation work, Bellefonte Borough, which made available the site and its portable sound system, Historic Bellefonte, Inc. for sandwich boards to display sponsor signs, M & M Copy Service for printing, and to the Bellefonte Sunrise Rotary Club for refereeing the matches.

Many, many thanks to the sponsors and the teams whose support made the tournament not only possible, but highly successful:

Event-Level Sponsors

Restek Corporation

Centre Daily Times

First National Bank

Logan Branch Insurance Agency

Court-Level Sponsors

Bellefonte family Dentistry

Big Spring Spirits

The Happy Valley Adventure Bureau

Graymont, Inc.

Penn State Federal Credit Union

Corman Home Sales & Property Management

Mallet-Level Sponsors

Historic Bellefonte, inc.

Dotts Hamilton, Inc.

The Reynolds mansion Bed and Breakfast

Northwest Savings Bank

Jabco Custom Lawn Care, LLC

Dr. S. Candace Covey, Optometrist

Post-Level Sponsors

A Flower Basket

Our Fair Lady Bed and Breakfast

Willie’s Woodshed

Wicket-Level Sponsors

Colleen Williams

Virtual Team Sponsors

Dr. S. Candace Covey, Optometrist, for “The Eyebawls.”

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