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Entries in Doug Grimsley (41)

Sunday
Dec112016

2016 US Open: Cumming Over Grimsley in Five

PLAYER JOURNAL BY LEO NIKORA:
Finals were played on Saturday in both flights.  They were accompanied by a courtside bar and luncheon.

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Saturday
Dec102016

2016 US Open: Elimination Blocks (Day 4)

PLAYER JOURNAL BY LEO NIKORA:
For the first time in its 29-year history, the United States Open did not have a single-elimination playoff. Instead, each flight of ten players was reduced to two round-robins of four players each, seeded according to the block results.  The winners will advance to the finals.  There was some trepidation in the players, but I thought it worked well.

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Friday
Dec092016

2016 US Open: Block Day 3

US OPEN PLAYER JOURNAL FROM LEO NIKORA:
The third day of Block play had the best weather yet.  Each player played another three games. Afterword, the Toast & Tally was held at the home of Donna Dixon. 

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Wednesday
Dec072016

2016 US Open: Block Day 2

PLAYER JOURNAL FROM LEO NIKORA:

The second day of Block play was another perfect croquet day.  Each player played another three games.

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Tuesday
Dec062016

2016 US Open: Block Day 1

PLAYER JOURNAL BY LEO NIKORA:

The first day of Block play was perfect croquet weather – cool air and warm sun.  Each player played three games.

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Tuesday
Dec062016

2016 United States Open: Opening Party

The 2016 United States Open is being held at Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, CA, on December 6-10.  It is hosted by the Mission Hills Croquet Club

The opening party was held at the 55th Hole bar at the Country Club.  Twenty players and nine guest attended the gala.  Tournament Director Rory Kelley, demurred, and Assistant Tournament Director Doug Grimsley presided.  

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Thursday
Oct132016

2016 USCA Nationals Championship Knockout

The playoff bracket and plate bracket for the 2016 USCA Nationals Championship Flight:

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Thursday
Oct132016

2016 US Nationals Championship Block Results

Full results from the 2016 US Nationals being held this week at the National Croquet Center in West Palm Beach, Florida ...

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Tuesday
Aug232016

29th Annual US Open: December 6-10, 2016

The U.S.Open, the longest running association rules tournament in the United States, celebrates it's 29th continuous year this December. The tournament will run Tuesday, Dec. 6 through Saturday Dec. 10 at the Mission Hills Club in Palm Springs, CA. The TD will be Rory Kelley assisted by Doug Grimsley. There will be two flights with three games guaranteed each day through Friday leading to a BO3 Championship final and court side luncheon on Saturday. For information contact Rory Kelley -- rory.kelley43@gmail.com or Doug Grimsley -- dgrimsley37@aol.com

Friday
Mar042016

US AC Nationals Final Four

RANCHO MIRAGE, CA -- The USCA National Association Rules Championship has narrowed down to Stuart Lawrence, Doug Grimsley, Brian Cumming and David Maloof. The quarterfinal action had Stuart Lawrence over Mike Todorovich 26tp-0, 26-18. Doug Grimsley took out Jim Hanks 26-0, 26tp-10. Brian Cumming worked past Paul Bennett 26tp-9, 0-26tp, 26-23, while David Maloof beat Sherif Abdelwahab 26tp-0, 26-18.

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Tuesday
Mar012016

Morning Coffee: US AC Nationals Rolls Out

The USCA Association Rules National Championships is underway at Mission Hills Croquet Club in Rancho Mirage, California. The event started yesterday and runs through Saturday, March 5, 2016. The participating player list is to the right and you can follow the tournament at croquetscores.com/2016/ac/usca-national-championship.

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Monday
Feb012016

2015 Best of Croquet Network

As we start, the second month of 2016, we've now had a chance to look at the web statistics and can now present the 2015 Most Popular Lists for Croquet Network:

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Friday
Jan162015

2015 Solomon: Tale of the Tape (Early Look)

Today, we'll take an early look at how Team USA and Great Britain stack up for the 2015 Solomon Trophy test coming up in May in North Carolina. Some notes are below, but here is how it breaks down:

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Thursday
Jan012015

2014 Best of Croquet Network

As we roll in the New Year, let's take a look back at 2014 with the most popular lists for Croquet Network. All four of the lists below, rank the most viewed pages on both the Croquet Network news site and the community/forum site. It is no surprise the 2014 Mallet Poll topped the list for 2014 posts. That poll officially closed on December 31 and I will be going to work on a follow-up post with links and info for all of the top finishers.

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Thursday
Oct022014

Jeff Soo Chasing Number Six

Jeff Soo certainly has his name all over the USCA Champion's page. In fact, he currently holds five National American Rules titles in both singles (2013, 2008, 2005, 2002, 2000) and doubles (2013, 2008, 2002, 2001, 1999). When the balls roll out for the 2014 USCA American Rules Croquet National Championships to be held October 5-11 at the National Croquet Center in West Palm Beach, Florida, Soo will be on the cusp of an unprecedented achievement in US croquet.

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