Day One of the British Opens at the Cheltenham Croquet Club was a short day with a single round of the main doubles knockout. Most of the top-ranked teams had fairly easy matches, but a couple of matches were especially competitive. Jeff Dawson (England) and David Walters (Wales) bested Ben Rothman (USA) and Gavin Carter (Jersey) with two triples by Dawson.
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WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA -- It was a tough day for the American hopefuls as five of seven players were knocked out in the round of 32 at the 2016 WCF AC World Championship in West Palm Beach, Florida. It was particulary surprising to see four of five US players fall in the bottom (or right) half of the bracket. Included in that group was the top-ranked US player Ben Rothman (#13) as he fell 26-10, 21-26tp, 0-26tp to Jose Riva (#42) from Spain.
Taking a scan through the scores rolling in and James Hopgood (ENG), Stephen Forster (AUS) and Stephen Mulliner (ENG) are the first to move into the Sweet 16. By ranking, those went as expected with the Forster (#25) vs Soo (#27) being a bit of a toss up.
Interesting challenges out there include #116 Sam Murray of Scotland winning game one again #12 Gavin Carter (ENG) 26-1. Carter came back in game two 26-0 and the now move to the decider.
#52 Danny Huneycutt (USA) took game one against #9 James Death (ENG) 26tp-24. They are still working through game two.
#13 Ben Rothman (USA) and #42 Jose Riva (ESP) and tied and going to a game three. Rothman took the first game 26-10, then Riva came back 26tp-21.
#76 Stephen Morgan (USA) and #10 Samir Patel (ENG are also going to game three. Patel took game one 26-14 and Morgan came back in game two with a 26-0 win.
Huneycutt has pulled it off. He takes out Death 26tp-24, 26-20. Riva takes out Rothman 10-26, 26tp-21, 26tp-0.
As we enter the third and final day of block play at the 2016 WCF Association Croquet World Championship in West Palm Beach, Florida, here is a one page look at the overall standings at the end of day two. The blue highlighted areas indicate players that are currently in or tied for one of the top four spots in the block. Players will be playing three games today.
A look at the quest for the perfect block record at the 2016 AC World Croquet Championship:
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As we progress through Day Two of the AC World Championships being held in West Palm Beach, Florida, it's a good time to provide a few resources. First Chris Clarke has posted the full event schedule and format at:
With the action underway for day two of the WCF Association World Championship in West Palm Beach, Florida, here's a quick look at how the eight blocks stacked up on day one with some early results already starting to factor in: