Entries in Croquet New Zealand (23)
Here's the rundown of croquet news you might have missed over the past week:
Another vote came in for croquetrecords.com came in. Two votes so far, it is now in the main poll. Also, someone submitted Oxford Croquet and I have added that to the main poll. I've also allowed the ability to vote for up to three sites.
Looks like the CA and Oxford Croquet are the big champs to date. Lots of club votes in the other category. Bowdon Croquet Club is popular. I've also added www.kroket.de to the main poll as it received four votes in the other category.
The World Croquet Federation launched their new website over the weekend. The best features include a rotating photo slideshow near the top of the hope page and a deeper list of new items alongside. Most importantly, the news items now generate unique URLs that can be direct linked. Now instead of posting full WCF statements, I'll be excerpting and linking.
Lot's of good items in the croquet news this week. I really enjoyed the two videos listed below and would love to see more of this in the croquet world. You'll also find a review I did on the new Croquet New Zealand website. Enjoy the news and I'll see you on the courts ...
It was another big news week in the world of croquet and it was capped off with Rich Lamm taking down Brian Cumming 3-2 to claim the the USCA Association National Championship and the Stark Cup. Reports from Rancho Mirage indicated the best of five final lasted over seven hours. Overall, American fans of international play must be stoked to see that things are getting real competitive at the top of the line-up. Enjoy the line-up ...
NZ OPEN REPEAT: Greg Bryant defeated Toby Garrison 3-1 (-26tp, +26tp, 26tp, +9tp) to retain the New Zealand Open Association title. Full match commentary here--
World Croquet Federation president Charles Jones was killed August 23 in Thailand. Articles indicate that he was 56 and taking a holiday while making his way back from the World Golf Croquet Championships held in England.
Info on Jones from the Croquet New Zealand website:
The USCA's croquetamerica.com website rode the busy July tournament calendar to a big month and nearly unseated croquet.com which dropped as the croquet set buying season came off of its peak month. The Croquet Association site moved up to the fourth from sixth last month, likely due to the big
There were no giant surprises in the U.S. croquet website rankings for June. Traffic was picking up and several sites jumped back into the rankings -- Houston Croquet, Croquet New Zealand, Maui Croquet Club and the
First test -- Australia 8, New Zealand 4
Second test -- New Zealand 8, Australia 4
Third test -- Australia 7, New Zealand 5