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Entries in Annapolis Cup (17)

Tuesday
Mar212017

Morning Coffee: Time to Get Out and Play

It's 81 degrees in Kansas City, so it's time to stop writing about croquet and start playing. Here's your speed version of the Tuesday Morning Coffee ...

CROQUET WEEK GC: To kick of the USCA's Croquet Week and Club Teams festival of croquet, Sandra Knuth Walsh took a 7-5, 7-1 win to snag the USCA Croquet Week Golf Croquet Tournament title. Larry Cranfield took the first flight final with a 7-1, 7-4 win over Karen Heckman.

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Tuesday
Feb212017

Morning Coffee: GC Worlds Take Center Stage

The three-segment 2017 edition of the WCF Golf Croquet Championships is now well under-way in Cairnlea, Melbourne, Australia with the Under-21 GC World Championship now down to eight players. Here's an update on Day 3 from the Croquet New Zealand Facebook page:

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Tuesday
Jan242017

Morning Coffee: US Announces MacRob Roster?

There was certainly a bit of drama in the long wait for the US MacRobertson Shield roster line-up. I was sort of expecting a Livestream press conference with fireworks, cheerleaders and some AC/DC. Alas, the roster quietly appeared on the Americas forum on Croquet World Online. The report there names Jeff Soo, Ben Rothman, Danny Huneycutt, David Maloof, Matthew Essick

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Tuesday
May102016

Morning Coffee: GC WTC Around the Corner

The WCF's Golf Croquet World Team Championship will be held May 15-21 in England and you can now get a look at Tier 1 and Tier 2 blocks on croquetscores.com. Probably the most fascinating note is that Australia has been relegated to Tier 2. You can see the World Team GC rankings here:

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Thursday
Apr282016

Morning Coffee: Croquet Cuppers

After 11.5 hours of watching croquet this past Sunday and a good chunk on Saturday, I've certainly been suffering from an AC Worlds hangover as I try to get back on track. It was mentally draining, so I can't imagine how Stephen Mulliner and David Maloof must have felt this week. It was tough to go three years between AC Worlds, so thankfully the next worlds are just two years and will be held in New Zealand.

But as the incredibly diverse and vibrant sport of croquet rolls on, many will have noted St. John's edged Navy 3-2 in the Annapolis Cup in the midst of the AC Worlds. With the nine-wicket Annapolis Cup generally drawing 2,000 spectators, it is known as the biggest spectator croquet event in the world.  So, now England

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Monday
Feb082016

Morning Coffee: 2016 US Solomon Team

The 2016 Solomon Trophy, pitting the United States against Great Britain in Association Croquet, will be held on June 29-July 1, 2016, at the Bowdon Croquet Club in Manchester, England, United Kingdom. The US team is as follows:

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Thursday
May122011

Croquet Search Trends (April 2011)

Here are the hottest trending keywords to hit croquetnetwork.com last month:

01. croquet network
02. wii sports croquet
03. 2011 collegiate croquet championship

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Tuesday
May032011

Annapolis Cup Winners

St. John's lead the series 24-5

RESULTS

2011 - Johnnies 3-1

2010 - Johnnies

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Monday
May022011

Morning Coffee: St. John's Bounces Back Over Navy

Visit the Store A few media sources are "reporting" that St. John's took the annual Annapolis Cup event. One is indicating a score of 3-1, which doesn't explain what happened to the fifth game. With the win, St. John's now leads the series 24-5 over Navy. The Johnnies have now taken six straight over Navy.

The main thrust of the media articles is that croquet is either silly or boring and the event is strictly about the party. As the largest croquet spectator event in the world, it creates quite a dilemma for this

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Sunday
Apr242011

Morning Coffee: Annapolis Cup 2011 Media Blitz

Visit the StoreEarly reports indicate that SUNY-New Paltz took the USCA Collegiate Nationals (6W) title last weekend in Philadelphia, but there is little time for rest for Navy and St. John's. The Annapolis Cup nine-wicket test is on tap next Saturday at St. John's and HometownAnnapolis.com caught some great quotes from Tuesday's media day. The over-riding theme is that this could be the closest AC in years. Excerpt --

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