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2017 MacRobertson Shield Coverage


AUS 14, USA 7
ENG 15, NZL 4 


40 -- Australia (3-0)
38 -- England (2-1)
22 -- New Zealand (1-2)
24 -- USA (0-3)


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
Photos: Round 3
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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2017 Kamal Cup Announcement

The Pasadena Croquet Club is now accepting entries for the Championship Flight of the 2017 Kamal Cup, the premier open golf croquet singles event on the West Coast. The event will be contested on May 20-21, 2017.

To enter, you must have a WCF GC grade of 1850 or higher. The entry fee is $60. The deadline for entries is April 17th. To enter, please e-mail Eric Sawyer at ecsccs323@gmail.com.

The Championship Flight will be played Saturday and Sunday afternoons (eight-player maximum). It will be a round robin with seven matches, with a first to score seven game format. Top four players will be seeded into a play-off knock-out, the bottom four will be seeded into a plate. Play-off matches will be to 19 points. There will be no time limits.

Awards will be given to those who place in the top three. Plus, the winner of the Championship Flight will have his/her name engraved on the Kamal Cup, our perpetual trophy for this event.
The event will be played at the historic Pasadena Croquet Club, located within Central Park in Pasadena, California. The club is in the heart of Old Town Pasadena, a fashionable tourist area with upscale restaurants, shops and museums. We are also close to the Burbank Airport and the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

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WCF Golf Croquet WTC: Day Five

By Eric Sawyer | Yesterday, our lads beat the South African team pretty easily to conclude the Plate pool play.  After factoring in our prior win over Sweden in the A block, our team finished 3-0 to secure the #1 seed in the Plate. We will play Sweden, the #2 seed in the Plate, in a two-day test beginning tomorrow.

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WCF Golf Croquet WTC: Day Two

By Eric Sawyer | I should have expected it.  Those plucky Irishman.  We ended up in a tie with them, 3-3.
Ben and Sherif were dominant in their doubles match.  But Danny and David lost their second straight doubles match.  We then split singles 2-2, with Ben and David winning their matches and Sherif and Danny losing their matches.  Danny's loss was a bit of a surprise to me; David's win was huge!

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2016 WCF GC World Teams Preview

This event is about to begin!  Our lads have arrived in London, practiced, participated in team meetings and are ready for action.  Play will begin very early Sunday morning, our time.  Team USA will play Sweden first.
To see all of the teams and their members, read about the history and format of the event and to follow the action, go to the official site of the event, located at: http://www.gcwtc2016.org.uk/

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Crowdsourcing the Kamal Cup

This video provides some information on an innovative approach that Eric Sawyer and the Pasadena Croquet Club are taking to fund a purse for the 2016 Kamal Cup golf croquet tournament to be held at the club June 11-12, 2016. The club is using the Tilt platform to ask donors to help fund the target purse of $3,500 with the idea of drawing in top US GC players. Through Tilt, the donation process is simplified and perks are provided for specific levels of donation.

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US Player Recruitment - 2015 GC Worlds

The Under-21 Golf Croquet World Championship will be held at the United Croquet Club, Christchurch, New Zealand from February 1-5, 2015

The Golf Croquet World Championship will be held at Mount Maunganui Croquet Club and other clubs in Bay of Plenty, New Zealand from February 7-15, 2015.  A Qualifying Tournament will be held from 3-5 February 3-5, 2015 at Morrinsville Croquet Club, New Zealand.

If you would like to be considered for selection to one of these events, or have any questions, please contact Eric Sawyer (ecsccs@sbcglobal.net) by no later than June 15th.


USCA AC Nationals Player Journal #5

What's the plate? Why would someone be given a plate at a croquet tournament? Those were the first
questions I asked at my first croquet tournament. Sounded strange to me.

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USCA AC Nationals Player Journal #4

Today, my spring disaster tour officially came to an end. There were some high heights and some low depths. But more lessons were learned, mostly about expectations.

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USCA AC Nationals Player Journal #2

Well, it came in last night. The one e-mail you dread the most when you are about to leave for a tournament. The e-mail from the tournament director/manager asking for help setting up the courts.

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USCA AC Nationals Player Journal #1

The AC Nationals begin next week in Rancho Mirage. It's the first time I will play in the AC Nationals. In fact, this is only the second sanctioned AC tournament I have ever played. This is my story ...

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2011 USCA GC Nationals Report

Golf Croquet Nationals were cancelled. Low turnout took the blame for a last minute tournament change this August. So instead of the sticky heat in North Carolina, Golf Croquet aficionados assembled in Rancho Mirage for a Southern California winter experience. The USCA managed to resurrect the tournament at the same venue of the record breaking 2010 competition.

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Huneycutt Takes 2011 U.S. Open

The 24th annual U.S. Open was played last week at the Mission Hills Croquet Club in Rancho Mirage, CA. The event was organized and run by Rory Kelly, the current USCA American Rules doubles champion. Rory did an incredible job with this event.

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USCA GC Nationals: Rich Lamm Wins!

In the Championship Doubles, Danny Huneycutt and Rich Lamm beat Ron Hendry and I two-games to none to advance into the Finals. It's never fun to lose, but losing to great players and true gentlemen like Danny and Rich sure softens the blow.

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USCA GC Nationals: Playoffs Continue

Thankfully the winds were absent today, but the cold wasn't. Temperatures at the start of the matches were in the 40s. I was tempted to buy a pair of gloves and a white sweater, but I didn't want to break my karma. So I just froze until the sun came up. When it did, it turned out to be a pleasant desert day, which is what I expect when I come out here. But once the sun goes down, our friend the cold comes back. Like I say, expect the unexpected.

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USCA GC Nationals: Playoff Time

More clouds, brisk wind and cold in croquet paradise. Hey, isn't this the desert? When is the weather going to get nice. The winds are really bad for people that cast, like myself. My mallet is buffeted so much by the wind that I can see the shaft going back and forth as I follow-through. It is no fluke that I played my best games in the morning and late afternoon, when the wind was calm or light, and my worst games in the height of the gusts. Excuses, excuses.

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