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2017 MacRobertson Shield Coverage


AUS 2, USA 0
ENG 3, NZL 0 


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


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


Livestream: Lawn Four Cam
YouTube: James Hopgood Channel


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


NZL 11, USA 10
AUS 12, ENG 9


AUS 14, NZL 7
ENG 14, USA 7 

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Entries in Danny Huneycutt (107)


Croquet Network Magazine (May/June Digital Issue)

The new issue of Croquet Network magazine is now available for viewing as a digital magazine on your PC or laptop for $3.00. Yep, the era of free viewing is over, but c'mon it's three bucks -- less than a beer in most pubs.

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Morning Coffee: Mulliner is the U.S. Association Singles Champion

Visit the StoreStephen Mulliner takes the U.S. Association Singles title with a -4, +7, +26 finals win over Ben Rothman and is now the first player to take open national singles titles in New Zealand, Britain, America and Australia. Mulliner and Brian Cumming snagged the doubles title with a 2-0 win over Jim Bast and Danny Huneycutt. Catch up on the full reports in the American CWO forum --

Croquet World Online offers a piece on changing the terrain to make croquet more "interesting" to watch/play ... ala golf. Yeah, golf like in the movie Caddyshack. I would counter that I'm not sure that golf is the sport to emulate since there's nothing particularly interesting about watching golf.

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Update After USCA Meetings

I've just returned from four days in West Palm Beach, Florida where I participated in the Annual USCA Planning Meetings at the National Croquet Center. It kicked off on Friday night, with the 2010 awards ceremony, where I am thrilled to announce that Croquet Network was given the USCA's Media Coverage award.

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Croquet On Facebook (February 2011)

Most popular croquet groups on Facebook for February 2011:

Rank / Group / Likes / Last Month
01. I'm not posh, just jolly good at croquet - 58,327 (1)
02. Croquet (Wikipedia) - 7,463 (2)

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Rothman Three-peats at the 2011 Desert Classic

RANCHO MIRAGE, CA -- While snowstorms were building and ravaging the higher latitudes and rain soaked our Floridian friends, Rancho Mirage, California, proved to be the idyllic setting for the Desert Classic.

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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


Ben Rothman Wins USCA GC Nationals

Championship Flight
1. Ben Rothman
2. Danny Huneycutt
3. Rich Lamm
3. Leo Nikora
5. Sherif Abdelwahab
5. Paul Bennett
5. Jacques Fournier
5. Arthur Bagby

Championship Doubles
1. Paul Bennett/Jacques Fournier
2. Danny Huneycutt/Sherif Abdelwahab
3. Ben Rothman/Bob Van Tassell
3. Ron Eccles/Leo Nikora

First Flight Singles
1. Karl-Heinz Kempfer
2. Eric Sawyer
3. Jean Engebretson
4. Bob Riddell
5. Sheri Foroughi
5. Mary Rodeberg

First Flight Doubles
1. Eric Sawyer/Caren Sawyer
2. Bob Riddell/Mary Rodeberg
3. Karl-Heinz Kempfer/Phyllis Butts
3. Bob Morford/Nick Gray

Second Flight Singles
1. Welles Farago
2. Ruth Stotter
3. Betty Teoman
4. Marc Clausen
5. Jerry Phillips
5. Paul Christy

Second Flight Doubles
1. Welles Farago/Marc Clausen
2. Jerry Phillips/Paul Christy
3. Larry Stotter/Ruth Stotter
3. Helen Orgill/Phil Arenson        


2010 USCA Selection Eights Results

Rk / Player (Wins)

1 -- Jim Bast (9)
   -- Ben Rothman (9)
3 -- Brian Cumming (8)
   -- Danny Huneycutt (8)
   -- Chris Patmore (8)
6 -- Doug Grimsley (6)
7 -- Jeff Soo (5)
8 -- Rich Lamm (3)

Rk / Player (Wins)
1 -- Damon Bidencope (13)
2 -- Charlie Gillmarten (11)
3 -- Bob Kroeger (8)
4 -- Stuart Lawrence (6)
   -- John Osborn (6)
6 -- Paul Billings (5)
7 -- Johnny Mitchell (4)
8 -- Paul Emmett (3)

Rk / Player (Wins)
1 -- Michael Carmichael (11)
2 -- Adrian Wadley (9)
   -- Martyn Selman (9)
4 -- George Cochran (8)
5 -- Leo Nikora (6)
6 -- Tim Rapuano (5)
7 -- Russell Brown (4)
   -- Steve Scalpone (4)

Rk / Player (Wins)
1 -- Mike Gibbons (11)
2 -- Jon Essick (9)
3 -- Steve Summer (8)
   -- Mike Taylor (8)
5 -- Jane Beharriell (6)
   -- Robert Hurst (6)
   -- Eileen Soo (6)
   -- Tom Yates (6)
9 -- Tony Reaves (4)
10 -- Donna Dixon (1)


Morning Coffee: WCF Hall of Fame, MacRob Openings and U.S. Summary

Rhys Thomas announced the members of the 2010 WCF Hall of Fame class on the Nottingham list. The Class of 2010 (in order of election):

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Toxaway Mountain Challenge - Golf Croquet Exhibition

he USCA is announcing the Toxaway Mountain Challenge in Lake Toxaway, North Carolina on July 10. The event is touted as a golf croquet exhibition and will feature a match with world class players Danny Huneycutt and Sherif Abdelwahab.

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Morning Coffee: Huneycutt, Fulford and Mulliner

Danny Huneycutt protected his #1 U.S. ranking by snagging a 2-1 match victory over Ben Rothman at the USCA Association Rules National Championship at Mission Hills in California this past weekend. Rothman didn't get blanked though as he partnered with Doug Grimsley to take a 2-1 victory (+13tp, -14tp, +17tp) over Bob Van Tassell and Johnny Mitchell for the doubles title. You can check out Rothman's full report in the Croquet World Online Forum.

In weekend U.K. action, Rob Fulford took the Colchester Open with a 6-2 record that was matched only by David Maugham. Fulford won the head-to-head match to claim the title.

Earlier this month, Stephen Mulliner took the Surbiton Golf Croquet tournament with a 7-4, 7-3 victory over Nelson Morrow in the finals. Knockout results:

Stephen Mulliner beat William Gee 7-1 7-4
Andrew Johnson beat Roger Barnacle 7-2 6-7 7-6
Howard Cheyne beat Dick Stover 7-5 5-7 7-4
Nelson Morrow beat Jamie Burch 7-4 7-2

Mulliner beat Johnson 7-3 7-4
Morrow beat Cheyne 7-5 7-6

Mulliner beat Morrow 7-4 7-3


Morning Coffee: March Croquet Network Magazine, International Polo Results and Winter Olympics

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The March issue of Croquet Network was released over the weekend featuring an interview with women's GC world Champion, Alix Verge in addition to a piece on the Wine, Wickets and Wheels golf croquet event slated for July this summer in Fremont, Ohio. Paddy Chapman is the player profile of the month.

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Morning Coffee: USCA Grand Prix, 2011 Women's GC + Twitter 

The 2009 USCA Grand Prix results are in and Croquet World has a fantastic article with photos breaking down the season. Ben Rothman took the overall Grand Prix title and also finished first in both the doubles and singles standings. Rothman's frequent doubles partner Doug Grimsley was second overall and second in doubles play. Following Rothman (18,570 singles points) in singles play -- 2. Danny Huneycutt (15,525) 3. Jeff Soo (13,800 ) 4. Doug Grimsley (11,810) 5. John C. Osborn (11,180).

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Croquet Network Magazine (January Issue Available)


Croquet Video of the Month (January 2010)

Video features the Solomon Trophy to the U.S. team with speeches by Jeff Soo and British captain Ian Burridge. Congrats to the American team for their first win in the series.

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