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Morning Coffee: USCA Grand Prix Surprise

If you haven't dialed into the USCA Grand Prix race lately, you might be in for a bit of a surprise. Danny Huneycutt currently has 30,418 points to lead the race while Ben Rothman has second place with 27,280 points.  That should change slightly as the Association Doubles National Championship results have not yet been submitted and Rothman took a win there with partner Doug Grimsley. However, it's unclear whether or not that would actually bump Rothman into first.

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Jeff Soo Gets One for the Thumb

Soo in play earlier this year in North CarolinaRANCHO MIRAGE, CA -- The USCA National Championship wrapped up this weekend at Mission Hills Croquet Club. Jeff Soo snagged a record fifth singles title with a 2-0 (26-5, 26-16) win over Doug Grimsley.

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2013 USCA Association Doubles Champions

The 2013 National Association Laws Doubles Championship was completed at the
National Croquet Center just prior to Selection Eights on October 23. Ben Rothman and Doug Grimsley defeated Brian Cumming and Jeff Soo to claim their second straight doubles AC championship and fourth overall as a duo.
Due to excessive rainfall, the final was carried over from the main AC National Championship event that was held in April 29-May 4 at the National Croquet Center.

Survey: Croquet Network E-Newsletter Follow-up

Last month, several readers participated in a survey on the weekly Croquet Network eNewsletter (now closed). I am pleased to report that all respondents rated the newsletter as good (58%) or excellent (42%). Granted, the survey obviously would have been most likely to find current subscribers ... and well, readers that don't like the newsletter would have unsubscribed long ago, so you can assume the favorable rating is a bit skewed. However, I'm going to run with that stat for now.

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Rothman Going For Singles Triple Crown

Ben Rothman at the 2013 USCA Selection Eights in FloridaRANCHO MIRAGE -- As the number one ranked player in the US, Ben Rothman certainly has his name all over the USCA Champion's page. In fact, he is currently in possession of all six major singles and doubles national titles for the USCA. But when the balls roll out for the 2013 USCA American Rules Croquet National Championship to be held November 11-17 at the Mission Hills

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Morning Coffee: Selection Eights Round-Up

Ben Rothman in play at the 2013 Eights

WEST PALM BEACH, FL -- The big news to come out of the 2013 U.S. Selection Eights weekend is a line-up change for Team USA for the upcoming MacRobertson Shield. Damon Bidencope has withdrawn due and his spot on the team will be taken by

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