- Author: Jim Coats
The grass was long and the ground mushy, but that didn't stop David Krause from posting an impressive victory in today's CS croquet match here at Research Park in Davis. Krause (playing blue) bested three opponents, including the impolitic drubbing of his supervisor Karl Krist (playing red), who placed second. Also on the pitch were third-place Linda Ribera (playing yellow) and last of all Jim Coats (playing black). Despite the 8 minutes' difference in their finishing times, each player made at least one or two outstanding wickets. The weather was pleasant and warm with a slight breeze, but spectators were few and consisted entirely of jackrabbits and a variety of small birds.
Krause looked weary and drawn after the match, ready for a few days' rest before he has to defend his title. Winning and losing aside, all players appeared to enjoy themselves, and look forward to a re-match.
THE RESULTS: 1ST: Krause (blue); 2ND: Krist (red); 3RD: Ribera (yellow); 4TH: Coats (black) Game Time: approx. 40 minutes
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