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Entries in Bob Kroeger (13)

Sunday
Oct162016

News Video: Development of Croquet in Tennessee

Bob Kroeger appears in this video covering the development of a croquet lawn in Jackson, Mississippi:

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Tuesday
Sep132016

2016 USCA Croquet News Volume 2, Web Edition

The 2016 Volume 2 issue of the USCA's Croquet News magazine delivered to the mailhouse last week and should be arriving in member's mailboxes this month. The web edition PDF is also now available to USCA members on the magazine page of the USCA website (log in required).

It was quite a line-up of croquet events that took place since the last edition of the magazine as the AC World Championships were held in April, followed by the GC World Team Championship, the 9-Wicket National Championship, the Solomon Trophy test and the surprise of the summer as Ben Rothman became the first American to win the British Open singles title (check out the list of winners for the Open for some perspective on that accomplishment).

In addition, five of the six USCA Regionals were held over the Spring/Summer and we squeezed them all in. It's a jam-packed issue and we hope you enjoy it ... here's the full run-down of articles:

  • USCA Hosts Epic AC Worlds
  • 2016 US Hall of Fame Inductees: Damon Bidencope and Bert Myer
  • 2016 National 9 Wicket Championship
  • 2016 Northeast Regional Tournament
  • 2016 Mid-Atlantic Regional Tournament
  • 2016 Western Regional Tournament
  • 2016 Midwest Regional Tournament
  • 2016 Southeast Regional Tournament
  • Club Profile: Pasadena Croquet Club
  • Member Profile: Ben Rothman
  • Hydration article from Russ Dilley
  • Bob and Ted On Tactics: Pivot Ball 

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Tuesday
Mar292016

Morning Coffee: USCA Coaching Videos

The USCA posted a helpful new 21-part video series this week on referee instruction produced by Bob Kroeger and Ted Prentis. I skipped ahead to the segment on marking balls, which is quite useful. I am looking forward to viewing the full series. It's definitely a good approach to helping everyone on the court.

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Thursday
Mar032016

Video: USCA Croquet School

A closer look at the USCA Croquet School program offered at the National Croquet Center in West Palm Beach, Florida.

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Thursday
Aug272015

Video: The Single Ball Target

This practice video from Bob Kroeger shows that the single ball target is much bigger than you think. This is a great idea for expanding your perspective and improving your roquet percentage.

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Tuesday
Aug182015

USCA Croquet News, 2015 Volume 2 Web Edition

Click to ZoomThe 2015 Volume 2 issue of the Croquet News mailed this week and should be hitting mailboxes soon. The web edition is also now available to USCA members on the magazine page. This time around we've created a few little extras in the web edition, so have fun checking those out. A few of the highlights include:

FROM THE SOLOMON TROPHY COVERAGE
When Captain Samir Patel was bringing the sterling silver Solomon Trophy through customs, he was asked if he was planning to leave anything of value in the USA. His response, "Of course not."

FROM THE JOHN OSBORN PROFILE
Ted 
Prentis was my partner and he told me, toward the end of a match, 
that if I missed a shot we would lose. We were so far ahead I argued 
with him, then missed the shot ... and then lost. There is a lesson 
there, and one day I will figure out what it might be.

FROM
JEFF SOO'S CLANKOPHOBIA ARTICLE
I bore you with all this because one of the most persistent myths 
about hoop-running is that you should play the stroke so as to impart topspin to the ball. This is impossible, if we take “topspin” to mean forward rotation beyond that of a normally rolling ball. What you want is not topspin, but instead a ball that is rolling rather than skidding when it reaches the hoop.
In addition, you will find coverage on:

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