US Golf Croquet National Championship at the NCC in West Palm Beach, Florida - 10/25/2016. This singles semifinal match features Sherif Abdelwahab and Stephen Morgan in an impressive display of the tactical value of aggressive hoop shooting.
Yesterday's final day of the 2016 USCA Golf Croquet National Championship featured strong winds as several finals matches played on the the lawns of the National Croquet Center in West Palm Beach, Florida. For the main event, Stephen Morgan seemed relatively comfortable battling the conditions as he cruised to a 7-3 win in game one against Matt Griffith. But Griffith came back strong in game two to snag a 3-1 early lead.
The schedule marched on for day three of the 2016 USCA Golf Croquet National Championship at the National Croquet Center in West Palm Beach, Florida, with the all of the events slimming down to only finalists for tomorrow's final day.
The second day of the USCA's 2016 Golf Croquet National Championship at the National Croquet Club in West Palm Beach, Florida, was just as jam-packed with action as day one. In fact, doubles games under the lights were still under way when I left the NCC around 8:00 p.m. And there did seem to be one player protesting the extended action.
Day one of the 2016 USCA Golf Croquet National Championship at the National Croquet Center kicked off today in West Palm Beach, FLorida with a full slate of games. One late withdrawal in Championship Flight meant last minute adjustments to the four blocks, but everything appeared to run smoothly throughout the day.
Now, we're talking ... not sure how we missed this one over the summer. Nomination for best croquet video of the year.
Country Boys AC croquet tournament on the lawns of Danny Huneycutt and Steve Summer near Winston Salem, North Carolina. Block play game between Brian Cumming and Robert Hurst on Danny's lawn. There's a lot of back and forth, some the result of the substantial "character" of the lawn and some not.
Full bracket for the 2016 USCA Championship Flight Singles held October 9-15, 2016 at the National Croquet Center in West Palm Beach, Florida. Brian Cumming took the title with a 26-17 win over Stephen Morgan. Morgan had advanced with a 26-8 win over Derek Wassink.
Results from First Flight Singles at the 2016 USCA National Championship at the National Croquet Center in West Palm Beach, Florida, held October 9-15, 2016. Sandra Knuth-Walsh took the title with a 15-13 win over Loretta Cooper.
Results from First Flight Doubles at the 2016 USCA National Championship at the National Croquet Center in West Palm Beach, Florida, held October 9-15, 2016. Just two teams moved from the block to the title game. Lynda Sudderberg and Loretta Cooper took the championship with a 17-13 win over Steve Grassbaugh and Ron Millican.
Bob Kroeger appears in this video covering the development of a croquet lawn in Jackson, Mississippi:
Three players are still alive and battling for the 2016 USCA Championship Flight National Championship title -- Brian Cumming, Derrek Wassink and Stephen Morgan. Wassink and Morgan will face off at 2:30 p.m. eastern with the winner taking on Brian Cumming at 4:15 p.m. It looks like the Wassink/Morgan winner would have to win twice to snatch the title from Cumming. Full bracket results:
The playoff bracket and plate bracket for the 2016 USCA Nationals Championship Flight: