The Osborn Cup concludes our season in New York City. While the days are shorter in late September, the weather is perfect with temperatures in the 70s. The Osborn Cup is named after the founder of American Six Wicket Rules, the USCA, and our club, Jack Osborn. Historically this sanctioned invitational drew fierce competition, as it gave players a warm up for USCA Nationals.
2017 Osborn Cup
Join us this year at the Osborn Cup and celebrate our 50th anniversary, September 20-24, 2017
The tournament begins with practice Wednesday afternoon, September 20, followed by the opening Cocktail Party at Le Pain Quotidien in Mineral Springs (less than 100 yards from the courts) from 6-8pm. Whites are acceptable for the cocktail party. If there is a high percentage of rain, the cocktail party will be held elsewhere, but everyone will receive advance notice in case whites are not acceptable at the alternate location.
Thursday morning will start the tournament with doubles games at 8:30am. Lunch will be catered by Le Pan Quotidien. The evening is open for you to explore NYC!
Friday morning will continue at 8:30am with singles matches. Lunch will be catered by Le Pan Quotidien. At 6:30pm, come join the President at Cafe Tallulah's at 240 Columbus Avenue for Toast and Tallies!
Saturday September 23rd will have remaining singles and doubles starting at 8:30am. Lunch will be catered by Le Pan Quotidien followed by the 50th anniversary Gala at the Princeton Club at 7pm.
The Gala serves to commemorate our club's 50th anniversary and will be the tournament dinner for the 2017 Osborn Cup. 1 Gala ticket is included with the fee to participate in the Osborn Cup. You can also purchase 1 Gala ticket separately for $350. The Gala will be held at the Princeton Club, 15 W 43rd St, New York, NY 10036
50th Anniversary Gala schedule
7pm to 8pm
Cocktail Party including the silent auction, light jazz and a mentalist
8pm to 11pm
Dinner, followed by a live auction and big band dancing
Sunday, is reserved for semifinals and finals in singles and doubles. Lunch will again be catered by Le Pan Quotidien followed by the award ceremony. Prizes in singles and doubles will be given to first, second and third (by block standing) finishers.
The format of croquet is 75 minute double banked (in most cases) American Rules singles and doubles block play matches, leading to a single elimination ladder, all directed by John Osborn and managed by Peter Timmins and Timothy Rapuano.
The full invitation for this tournament is posted in our Members Area.