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2017 MacRobertson Shield Coverage


AUS 2, USA 0
ENG 3, NZL 0 


28 -- Australia (2-0)
26 -- England (1-1
18 -- New Zealand (1-1)
17 -- USA (0-2)


Journal: Jeff Soo (USA)
Journal: Paddy Chapman (NZL)
Reports: Chris Clarke


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YouTube: James Hopgood Channel


Photos: Round 1
Photos: Round 2
Link: 2017 Official MacRob Website
Link: 2017 MacRob Scores
Facebook: MacRobertson Shield 2017 Page


NZL 11, USA 10
AUS 12, ENG 9


AUS 14, NZL 7
ENG 14, USA 7 

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Jeff Soo Chasing Number Six

Jeff Soo certainly has his name all over the USCA Champion's page. In fact, he currently holds five National American Rules titles in both singles (2013, 2008, 2005, 2002, 2000) and doubles (2013, 2008, 2002, 2001, 1999). When the balls roll out for the 2014 USCA American Rules Croquet National Championships to be held October 5-11 at the National Croquet Center in West Palm Beach, Florida, Soo will be on the cusp of an unprecedented achievement in US croquet.

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USCA Expands to a Sixth Eight

After initially launching as a 40-player event, Danny Huneycutt announced yesterday that the USCA's Selection Eights event will add a sixth eight and include 48 players. The current list of players and waiting list follows.  Each group is in order by the Selection Committee ranking.  If any players opt out, players will be promoted to the next group by rank.

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U.S. AC Championship for Soo

Updated on Monday, April 14, 2014 at 07:07AM by Registered CommenterDylan

RANCHO MIRAGE, CA -- Jeff Soo beat Ben Rothman 26tp-9, 26tpo-14 to claim his first U.S. AC National Singles title yesterday at the Mission Hills Croquet Club in Rancho Mirage, California. Jeff Soo advanced over Paul Bennett 26-11, 26-21, to earn his place in the final. Rothman had a 9-26, 26tp-1, 26-20otp win over Brian Cumming to make the final. That match ended a streak of 24 straight triples that broke a 2007 record of 20.

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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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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.

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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2014 MacRobertson Shield Line-Ups

Now that the ACWC has concluded the croquet world can turn all attention on the upcoming MacRobertson Shield World Team Championship which will roll out the balls in December in New Zealand. Line-ups for the Big 4 have been announced and presented below is a selective breakdown of stats pulled from croquetrecords.com on August 29.

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U.S. Golf Croquet Players Are Ready for Nationals

An elite field of sixteen players will travel to the North Carolina high country for the USCA’s 2013 Golf Croquet National Championship to be held at the Lake Toxaway Country Club in Lake Toxaway, NC. Top seed will be Stephen Mulliner of England, currently ranked seventh in the world, and winner of both the British and European 2013 Golf Croquet championships.

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USCA Announces 2013 MacRobertson Team

The USCA Selection Committee has announced the following team to represent the USA in the upcoming World Team  Championship for the MacRobertson Shield:

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Rothman and Aichele Engagement

The Mission Hills Croquet Club reported that club pro Ben Rothman proposed to Cody Aichele on February 15 near Lawn #1 at the Mission Hills Club in Rancho Mirage, California (link to the announcement).


Morning Coffee: GC December to Remember

Well, really it's a GC November-December to remember, but you get the idea. Somewhere in the background the U.S. Open came off, but most of the action has been centered around the GC World Team Championships which took up a big chunk of the calendar for the past two weeks with two divisions (16 total teams). Egypt took Division 1 and Wales just wrapped up the Division 2 event with a 4-3 win over Belgium. You can read more about that one below and I especially encourage you to read the CAI (Croquet Association of Ireland) report.

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Rothman Rules USCA GC Nationals

RANCHO MIRAGE, CA -- Ben Rothman defeated Sherif Abdelwahab 7-4, 7-3 to take his second USCA Golf Croquet National singles title. He also won the GC title in 2010. It represents his fifth USCA singles title overall and his sixth title of the year when you factor in doubles play.

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USCA's GC Nationals Kicks Off

Twenty-one players took to the courts yesterday for the start of the USCA’s 2012 Golf Croquet National Championship held at the Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, California.  At least five former National Champions will be on hand including, Sherif Abdelwahab of West Greenwich, RI, US Team Captain, Ben Rothman the Mission Hills Club Pro and 2010 Champion, both of whom just returned from the Golf

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Morning Coffee: Early Monday Edition

Welcome to your early edition of the Croquet Network Weekly Newsletter. This one has been posted on Sunday evening as I have business travel early on Monday. It's a light week for news in the sport of croquet, but things do appear to be under way in Cairo for the Golf Croquet WTC Division 2 event. Fans please check the thread below and keep us updated.

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