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Entries in Chris Patmore (25)


Solomon Update: Great Britain leads 2-1

First round scores:

GB 1-0: Burridge/Maugham beat Patmore/Soo +15, +5TP
GB 2-0: Le Moignan/Mulliner beat Grimsley/Rothman -2TP (Rothman), +3TP (Mulliner), +1
GB 2-1: Bast/Huneycutt beat Lines/Patel -5, +17, +8


Morning Coffee: 2011 Solomon Trophy Preview Edition

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The action never stops in the world of croquet, but this week we've got a big one on deck. It's Solomon Trophy time and Great Britain is looking for revenge after the U.S. ended the U.K. reign by winning their first test in the series in December of 2009 on a rainy final day in Rancho Mirage, California. As we head into the 2011 Solomon test, both teams are sporting strong line-ups, so we could be treated to another thriller as the American team will be desperate to hold onto their hard-earned trophy. The event will be hosted by Great Britain at the Hamptworth Golf Club and Country Club near Salisbury. Great Britain leads the series 17-1. You can review the 2009 series in the free digital edition

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British Open Draw

The Draw for the Open Singles Swiss is as follows:

Chris Patmore v Paddy Chapman

Graham Gale v Jeff Dawson

Nigel Polhill v Ian Vincent

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International Golf Croquet Challenge Starts Tomorrow

The International Polo Club Palm Beach, in Wellington, Florida is pleased to announce the International Golf Croquet Challenge on April 22 – 24, with $6,000 in prize money ($3,000 first prize, $1500 2nd, $750 each 3rd & 4th) as part of the International Challenge Weekend at the Club. (MORE INFO)


Breaking News: U.S. Announces Solomon Team

From the USCA announcements page, the U.S. Solomon Trophy team has been announced:

Jim Bast
Doug Grimsley
Danny Huneycutt (Captain)**
Chris Patmore
Ben Rothman
Jeff Soo

The 2011 Solomon Trophy Test (U.K. versus USA) will be played June 28 - July 1 at Hampworth (near Salisbury), United Kingdom.

** Selected by team


Morning Coffee: 9W Coverage, Western Regionals Revisited, Lawn Bowling and More

Turn into Croquet Network Friday through Sunday and I should have daily coverage of the USCA Nine-Wicket National Championship which will again be held here in Kansas City (Shawnee, KS). Friday kicks off with open singles play and Saturday has two flights of doubles play. If the format follows last years, the singles championship game will happen at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday. Doubles playoffs are Sunday morning and generally conclude by 1:00 p.m.

Tega Cay Club Opens New Court -- The Lake Wylie Pilot reports that the South Carolina based Tega Cay Club (106 members) opened a new court this past weekend. TCCC founder and president Tom Anderson:

“From our humble beginnings on a soccer field over a year ago to this day today, we’ve proven that a group of like-minded, motivated individuals can come together and get a dream accomplished.”

USCA Mid-Atlantic / Northeast Regional Results -- Chris Patmore took the championship flight and Chris Glowacki won first flight. Full results here.

Lawn Bowling vs Croquet -- Bob Alman has an in-depth article on the opportunities and pitfalls regarding court sharing between croquet and lawn bowling clubs as the lead story on Croquet World Online.

Genie Hendry sent me a collection from the USCA Western Regionals -- You will find a few rare photos of me playing in first flight. Captions will all be updated soon.

MacRob Photos -- Adrian Wadley (croquetonfilm.com) posted this large collection of excellent MacRob photos a while back.

BBC Sport posted a short piece on Tony Le Moignan winning the Australian Open. If the BBC actually would give the sport serious coverage, that would be quite a boost. Sort of makes sense, considering Great Britain's continuing dominance of the sport.