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2017 MacRobertson Shield Coverage

ROUND THREE

AUS 2, USA 0
ENG 3, NZL 0 

MATCH STANDINGS

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

NEWS

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

VIDEO

Livestream: Lawn Four Cam
YouTube: James Hopgood Channel

RESOURCES

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

ROUND ONE

NZL 11, USA 10
AUS 12, ENG 9

ROUND TWO

AUS 14, NZL 7
ENG 14, USA 7 

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Entries in Cheryl Bromley (17)

Friday
Mar242017

Croquet Website Power Rankings - March 2017

The recent post from CWO on the OxfordCroquet.com website prompted me to take a look at the site rank for all of the prevalent croquet websites. Using independent sources along with a power formula the top 10 sites based on traffic stats over the are presented on the right. It's no surprise to see USCA website at the top of the rankings, but it should be noted that winter is the slow time for the USCA site.

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Tuesday
Mar142017

Morning Coffee: GC Worlds YouTube Binge

Updated on Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 06:37PM by Registered CommenterDylan

The WCF Golf Croquet World Championship videos are piling ups and ready for binge watching on your favorite device. I prefer the XBox One personally on the 55-inch TV, but occasionally, I'll use the iPad as well. I'm sharing as fast as I can on the Croquet Nation video page, but Chris Clarke is definitely outpacing me. To stay up to date on his channel go directly to: Kruncher89. As of Monday evening, he had 18 videos already posted from the event. And on to this week in croquet ...

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Sunday
Mar052017

Bromley #11: Bamford Over Nasr 3-2

With great anticipation, the GC World Championship Final got underway at noon under picture perfect skies. Close to 300 spectators were on hand to witness the epic battle that was to unfold. In the best of five match, Reg Bamford of South Africa took the first game 7-6. That was followed by Ahmed Nasr of Egypt winning the second game 7-5.

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Saturday
Mar042017

Bromley #10: Bamford and Nasr - Round 3

It was a spectacular day of croquet at the highest level with two fiercely competitive semifinals. In the first match, Felix Webby, the 17-year old phenom from New Zealand took Egypt's Ahmed Nasr to the limit in a thrilling five-game match with both player's superb shot-making on display. Nasr was able to hold on and propel himself into tomorrow's showdown with 5-7, 7-2, 7-4, 6-7, 7-4 win where he will face South Africa's Reg Bamford for the third time in a World Championship final.

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Thursday
Mar022017

Bromley #08: GC Worlds Final Eight

The Final Eight have been decided! After two rounds of Knock Out play, the following players have reached the quarterfinals - John Christie (NZ), Ahmed Nasr (EG), Peter Landrebe (AUS), Felix Webby (NZ), Hamy Erian (EG), Mohamad Karem (EG), Reg Bamford (SAF), and Jenny Clarke (NZ).

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Wednesday
Mar012017

Bromley #07: Five Players Undefeated

Updated on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 08:20AM by Registered CommenterCheryl Bromley

This evening as I am writing this, there is still much that is going on behind the scenes to set up the Knock Out Draw, Plate matches, and venue allocations and start times. There were several playoff matches going on into the late afternoon that had a bearing on all of these things being finalized.

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Tuesday
Feb282017

Morning Coffee: Spotlight on GCWC

With the 2017 WCF Golf Croquet World Championship in the spotlight this weekend, I will keep this week's Morning Coffee brief and provide an index for following the event:

Right here on Croquet Network, Cheryl Bromley (USA) is providing a daily journal on here experiences at the 2017 GCWC. Her husband Bill has also been providing photos, and they've been collected in this gallery. Coming soon --  a few video clips.

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Tuesday
Feb282017

Bromley #06: GCWC Block Action Winding Down

Sherif Abdelwahab and Mohammad Kamal continued to put in impressive performances today with both players now 7-1 with one block match remaining.

In Abdelwahab's second match of the day, he faced George Coulter, age 20, the older of the two brothers from New Zealand who are absolutely fantastic shooters! The "young guns" are well-coached, composed and wonderful young men

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Monday
Feb272017

Bromley #05: Hot Hot Hot!

It wasn't only the 95 degree weather today that was hot but the impressive play led by US players Sherif Abdelwahab and Mohammad Kamal as they improved their records to 6-0 and 5-1 respectively in block play. Kamal had solid wins over Aussie Geoffrey Reilley and England's Stephen Mulliner to wrap up his day while Abdelwahab posted wins over Richard Brooks of England and Anne Quinn of Australia.

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Sunday
Feb262017

Bromley GCWC #04: Day 2 Blocks

Updated on Sunday, February 26, 2017 at 04:43PM by Registered CommenterDylan

It was an absolutely beautiful warm day during this last week of summer here in Melbourne. USA players had a good day on the lawns with Sherif Abdelwahab posting his third win (and currently in the middle of his fourth match at the time of this entry [He won -- DG]).

Matt Griffith notched a win against Sweden's Joakim Norback and, in an exciting three-game match, Mohammad Kamal took down Australia's John Arney to add another win to his record. The photo above shows Kamal's hampered jump shot attempt at the 13th hoop in game two.

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Saturday
Feb252017

Bromley: GCWC Block Play Begins #03

Block play is underway! Sherif Abdelwahab had a good day with two wins over Charlie Sharpe of Australia and Evan Newel of Ireland. Mohammad Kamal also won one of his two matches with a solid win over Mostafa Eissa of Egypt. Matt Griffith came up against the number one and two ranked players in his block and I'm sure didn't go down without a fight.

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Friday
Feb242017

Bromley: GCWC Opening Ceremony Journal #02

We are ready to go! Here are a few team shots taken at the Opening Ceremony today. Today was a practice day for everyone followed by the players' meeting, Opening Ceremonies and reception. Tomorrow is the Main Event and each of us will head to our respective venues to begin our block play matches. Go USA!

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Thursday
Feb232017

Bromley: GC World Championship Journal #01

Greetings from Melbourne! Today was a fun day at the Victorian Croquet center as the doubles portion of the Ramsis Cup was completed. It was great to reconnect with players from all over. The Ramsis Cup originally began as a match between Egypt and a Rest of the World (RoW) and has been played twice previously in 2008 and 2016. Both have been won by the RoW by a narrow margin of 11 matches to 10.

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Sunday
Jun262016

2016 Midwest GC Regionals Player Report

The ending to the first-ever USCA Regional to be held in Kansas City lived up to expectations. Cheryl Bromley and Matt Griffith faced off in a final that went the distance earlier today as Griffith took a 7-5, 5-7, 7-5 win at his Kactus Creek Croquet Club in Parkville, Missouri. The match featured great play by both players with lots of long clears and good hoop battles throughout.

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Saturday
Dec272014

USCA's Croquet News: 2014 Volume 3 Edition

The USCA's Croquet News Volume 3 for 2014 went to press just prior to the holidays and is hopefully mailing this week. If you would like to enjoy a sneak preview, you can now access a PDF of this issue in the member's section of the USCA website along with back issues all the way back to 2007.

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