Quantcast

Search Croquet Network
Follow Croquet Network

Croquet News Feed
Get Email Updates (It's Free)
* indicates required
Croquet Network Store
Croquet Twitter Feed

Entries in Ben Rothman (144)

Tuesday
May172016

WCF Golf Croquet WTC: Day Three

By Eric Sawyer | Today was not our day.  A confluence of misfortunes bit us on the butt. We lost to Egypt, as expected.  Except we got steam-rolled by The Force, 6-0.  The only close match was Ben's spirited loss to world champion Ahmed Nasr in three games, with two games going to hoop 13.

Click to read more ...

Tuesday
May172016

WCF Golf Croquet WTC: Day Two

By Eric Sawyer | I should have expected it.  Those plucky Irishman.  We ended up in a tie with them, 3-3.
Ben and Sherif were dominant in their doubles match.  But Danny and David lost their second straight doubles match.  We then split singles 2-2, with Ben and David winning their matches and Sherif and Danny losing their matches.  Danny's loss was a bit of a surprise to me; David's win was huge!

Click to read more ...

Monday
May162016

WCF GC World Team Championship: Day One

Good news, our lads beat Sweden on Sunday in the opening day of WCF Golf Croquet World Team Championship block play with a 4-2 score. Today we play the Irish, which will be a really big game as explained below.

USA v. Sweden

Our play today was solid, but not spectacular. Ben, Danny and David were solid in winning their singles matches. Our doubles teams split, with Ben/Sherif winning their match but Danny/David losing their match. The highlight in doubles was when Ben made hoop 9 from the boundary line with a two bounce jump shot that took us to 5-4 in game two of the doubles.

Click to read more ...

Sunday
May152016

2016 WCF GC World Teams Preview

This event is about to begin!  Our lads have arrived in London, practiced, participated in team meetings and are ready for action.  Play will begin very early Sunday morning, our time.  Team USA will play Sweden first.
To see all of the teams and their members, read about the history and format of the event and to follow the action, go to the official site of the event, located at: http://www.gcwtc2016.org.uk/

Click to read more ...

Wednesday
Apr202016

Round of 32 - Lunch Update

Taking a scan through the scores rolling in and James Hopgood (ENG), Stephen Forster (AUS) and Stephen Mulliner (ENG) are the first to move into the Sweet 16. By ranking, those went as expected with the Forster (#25) vs Soo (#27) being a bit of a toss up.

Interesting challenges out there include #116 Sam Murray of Scotland winning game one again #12 Gavin Carter (ENG) 26-1. Carter came back in game two 26-0 and the now move to the decider.

#52 Danny Huneycutt (USA) took game one against #9 James Death (ENG) 26tp-24. They are still working through game two.

#13 Ben Rothman (USA) and #42 Jose Riva (ESP) and tied and going to a game three. Rothman took the first game 26-10, then Riva came back 26tp-21.

#76 Stephen Morgan (USA) and #10 Samir Patel (ENG are also going to game three. Patel took game one 26-14 and Morgan came back in game two with a 26-0 win.

Monday
Apr182016

2016 AC Worlds - Day 3 Block Standings

Day three had a flurry of action at the 2016 WCF Association World Championship and you can see below a few tiebreakers will be on deck. Block F and Block H have interesting unfinished game scenarios. In Block F, Ian Lines (ENG) can avoid a tiebreaker playoff with Ted Salter (AUS) if he can finish with a win over

Click to read more ...

Tuesday
Apr052016

Morning Coffee: WCF World AC Block Draw

The WCF has published the Association Croquet World Championship draw with eight blocks set for the field of 80 players. Seven qualifiers are yet to be named. The number ones include Robert Fletcher, Reg Bamford, David Maugham, Paddy Chapman, Stephen Mulliner, Samir Patel, Jeff Dawson and Ian Dumergue. From the US,

Click to read more ...

Tuesday
Mar222016

Morning Coffee: US Player Poll Results

Congratulations to Sherif Abdelwahab and Ben Rothman for each receiving nine votes to win the 2015 US Croquet Player of the Year Poll. Croquet Network has had pretty good success with online polls and while we had more votes for this year's poll versus the 2014 poll, it was clear that the poll carried the wrong title. Our result would better be characterized as the "Most Popular Player Poll."

Click to read more ...

Friday
Mar112016

Croquet Poll: 2015 US Player of the Year

Updated on Saturday, March 12, 2016 at 02:43PM by Registered CommenterDylan

We've waited quite some time, but the results of the 2015 USCA Grand Prix have not been made public. So, this poll which ran in January last year has been delayed. The USCA traditionally announces their Player of the Year based on the winner of the Grand Prix. This Croquet Network poll is intended to provide a people's US player of the year choice. The nominees are based on the following:

Click to read more ...

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:

Click to read more ...