Croquet is not dead.
To prove it, Ashland, the Henry Clay Estate and H. Clay and Co., a group of young professionals interested in promoting and preserving Ashland, are hosting the seventh annual Croquet Tournament Oct. 1 at Ashland, the Henry Clay Estate, 120 Sycamore Road.
Players should wear white or their best 1920s attire. Play begins at 1 p.m. There are slots for 48 two-member teams, and each team is guaranteed three 20-minute matches, with the top 16 teams entering single elimination to crown a champion.
The winning team will have members’ names inscribed on the Legacy Trophy and will receive engraved pewter Barrel Beakers from the Asa Blanchard Collection of the Lexington Silver Co. In addition, prizes will be awarded for the most creative picnic spread, best dressed female, and best dressed male.