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2017 MacRobertson Shield Coverage

ROUND THREE

AUS 2, USA 0
ENG 3, NZL 0 

MATCH STANDINGS

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

NEWS

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

VIDEO

Livestream: Lawn Four Cam
YouTube: James Hopgood Channel

RESOURCES

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

ROUND ONE

NZL 11, USA 10
AUS 12, ENG 9

ROUND TWO

AUS 14, NZL 7
ENG 14, USA 7 

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Entries in Jeff Soo (86)

Friday
Feb102012

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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Saturday
Dec172011

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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Wednesday
Oct122011

Morning Coffee: Buzz for Women's GC Worlds

Visit the storeWell the MC isn't quite back on track yet, but we'll press on. Pour a cup and enjoy this week's rundown of the world croquet news--

WOMEN'S GC WORLDS: New Zealand's Daily Post has an early preview on next month's WCF Women's World Golf Croquet Championship. Full of quotes from Jenny Clarke--
http://www.rotoruadailypost.co.nz/news/quake-residents-chance-to-play-in-worlds/1129326/

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Monday
Aug082011

Morning Coffee: Solomon Picture Book Released

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Fans of the USA National Team have the opportunity to relive the 2011 Solomon Trophy win through an event picture book featuring the photos of Eileen Soo. You can view the book online, or even buy a copy (hardbound) to impress your friends. There are two versions, nearly identical but for size: (be patient; takes a while to load)

8x8 version: http://www.adoramapix.com/croquetj/book/solomon2011
10x10 version: http://www.adoramapix.com/croquetj/book/solomon2011-10x10

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Thursday
Jul142011

Jeff Soo: Solomon Trophy Recap

The United States beat Great Britain 13-8 at the 2011 Solomon Trophy, held June 28 – July 1 at the Hamptworth Golf & Country Club in Wiltshire, England. Having won the match for the first time ever in 2009 at Mission Hills, Team USA’s first Solomon win on British soil is also its first successful defense of the Trophy.

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Wednesday
Jul062011

British Open Update: Singles Playoff Bracket

The open swiss is complete and the full bracket can be found here:

https://www.croquet.org.uk/?p=news/newsdb.asp&NewsID=3839

Full list of players that made the knockout (wins/games):

Open Swiss 5/5 Reg Bamford
Open Swiss 5/6 Ben Rothman
Open Swiss 5/6 Mark Avery
Open Swiss 5/6 Robert Fulford
Open Swiss 5/6 Samir Patel
Open Swiss 5/7 Danny Huneycutt
Open Swiss 5/7 David Maugham
Open Swiss 5/7 Jamie Burch
Open Swiss 5/7 Jeff Soo
Open Swiss 5/7 Kevin Beard
Open Swiss 5/7 Robin Brown
Open Swiss 5/7 Rutger Beijderwellen
Open Swiss 5/8 Jeff Dawson
Open Swiss 5/8 Keith Aiton
Open Swiss 5/8 Miranda Morgan
Open Swiss 5/8 Paddy Chapman
Open Swiss 5/8 Stephen Mulliner
Open Swiss 5/9 Brian Cumming
Open Swiss 5/9 Chris Patmore
Open Swiss 5/9 Hamish McIntosh
Open Swiss 5/9 James Death
Open Swiss 5/9 Martin French
Open Swiss 5/9 Tim Wilkins
Open Swiss 5/10 Andrew Johnston
Open Swiss 5/10 Dave Kibble
Open Swiss 5/10 David Goacher
Open Swiss 5/10 Dennis Bulloch
Open Swiss 5/10 James Hopgood
Open Swiss 5/10 Jim Bast
Open Swiss 5/10 Nick Parish

Monday
Jul042011

British Open Update: Singles Playoff Qualifiers

With the open swiss still in progress, the following twelve players have qualified for the singles knockout at the British Open:

5/5 Reg Bamford
5/6 Ben Rothman
5/6 Mark Avery
5/6 Robert Fulford
5/6 Samir Patel
5/7 Danny Huneycutt
5/7 David Maugham
5/7 Jamie Burch
5/7 Jeff Soo
5/7 Kevin Beard
5/7 Robin Brown
5/7 Rutger Beijderwellen

More results available on the Croquet Association website:
http://www.croquet.org.uk/?p=news/newsdb.asp&NewsID=3790

Friday
Jul012011

Solomon Trophy Update: US Leads 8-5

Great Britain drew first blood on the final day of the Solomon Trophy test. Ian Burridge defeated Jeff Soo +17, +15 to cut the U.S. lead to 8-5. Currently, Great Britain is leading in three of the five singles matches in progress.

US 8-5: BURRIDGE (GB) beat SOO (US) +17,+15

In Progress

BAST (US) vs LINES (GB) +25
MAUGHAM (GB) vs HUNEYCUTT (US) +13TP
ROTHMAN (US) vs MULLINER (GB) +13
LE MOIGNAN (GB) vs GRIMSLEY (US) +3
PATEL (GB) vs PATMORE (US) +7

Thursday
Jun302011

Solomon Trophy Update: US Jumps to 8-4 Lead

The day started with a 4-3 lead for Great Britain, but the U.S. swept the third round of doubles and also won the both of the resumed matches. The Croquet Association website reported that Great Britain won just one of the nine games played today.

Tomorrow is the final day of play with six singles games to start, two pegged down singles games and one pegged down doubles match on the schedule. The US needs to win three to of the nine matches to win their second straight Solomon Trophy.

ROUND THREE DOUBLES

SOO & PATMORE (US) beat LINES & PATEL (GB) +15, +3
GRIMSLEY & ROTHMAN (US) beat BURRIDGE & MAUGHAM (GB) +16, +14
HUNEYCUTT & BAST (US) beat MULLINER & LE MOIGNAN (GB) +3, +6

RESUMED GAMES

PATMORE & SOO (US) beat LE MOIGNAN & MULLINER (GB) +26TP (P), -21TP (M), +22
GRIMSLEY & ROTHMAN (US) beat LINES & PATEL (GB) +1, +17

ROTHMAN COMMENTS

Ben Rothman posted the following comments on the Croquet World Forum:

To those wondering why no one seems to be "on form" yet (failing hoops and putting down triples etc.) I invite you to come try the Hamptworth lawns. If you mowed Ren Kraft's [Arizona] court bare and set the hoops at contact, you would find it more managable than lawns 3 and 4 here.

Mulliner took it upon himself to reset the hoops to a 64th of an inch clearance and seems to enjoy checking hoops to reveal a few photons of light through and declaring any claim of contact hoops "over ruled".

That being said, our team is staying mentally strong (although I am a bit of an exception as I mutter to myself on the sidelines like a psych patient). We have tied the test at 4-4 and we are tied or ahead in the seven matches in progress.

Thursday
Jun302011

Solomon Trophy Update: Day 3 Early Action

They've started day three with the third round of doubles action, meaning rounds two and three have been left to be completed at a later time. Early scores:

SOO & PATMORE (US) beat LINES & PATEL (GB) +15 lead 1-0
GRIMSLEY & ROTHMAN (US) beat BURRIDE & MAUGHAM (GB) +16 lead 1-0
HUNEYCUTT & BAST (US) beat MULLINER & LE MOIGNAN (GB) +3 lead 1-0

Wednesday
Jun292011

Solomon Trophy Update: Great Britain Up 4-3

Ian Lines (GB) beat Jeff Soo (USA) +19, -17 , +3 later in today's action to put Great Britain in front 4-3 overall. Second round results:

GB 3-1: PATEL (GB) beat GRIMSLEY (US) +5TP, +10
GB 3-2: BAST (US) beat BURRIDGE (GB) +2, +4
TIED 3-3: PATMORE (US) beat LE MOIGNAN (GB) +3, +15
GB 4-3: LINES (GB) beat Soo (US) +19, -17 , +3

To be continued:
MAUGHAM (RY) vs ROTHMAN (KU)
HUNEYCUTT (KU) vs MULLINER (RY)

Tuesday
Jun282011

Solomon Trophy Update: Day 1 Second Round

Action proceeded on the first day into the second round with Great Britain leading 2-1. No matches were decided before end of the day, so Britain retains that lead. Results thus far for Round Two:

Round Two

US Patmore/Soo vs Le Moignan/Mulliner
Game 1: US Patmore/Soo +26TP
Game 2: GB Le Moignan/Mulliner +21TP
Tied 1-1

GB Burridge(U)/Maugham(k) vs Huneycutt(r)/Bast(y)
Game 1: US Huneycutt/Bast +18TP
US leads 1-0

US Grimsley/Rothman vs Lines/Patel

Game 1: US Grimsley and Rothman +1
US leads 1-0

Tuesday
Jun282011

Solomon Update: Great Britain leads 2-1

First round scores:

GB 1-0: Burridge/Maugham beat Patmore/Soo +15, +5TP
GB 2-0: Le Moignan/Mulliner beat Grimsley/Rothman -2TP (Rothman), +3TP (Mulliner), +1
GB 2-1: Bast/Huneycutt beat Lines/Patel -5, +17, +8

Wednesday
Jun082011

Morning Coffee: Khaled Younis Out for World GC

Visit the Store Croquet World Online reports that former world golf croquet champion Khaled Younis from Egypt had a recent car accident that has forced him to withdraw from the WCF World Golf Croquet Championship. According to the online article, the crash occured at 1:00 a.m. in the morning after a croquet match. Younis suffered a broken left hip and is currently in the hospital, but does a have a good prognosis. He needs six weeks of rest and is projected to be able to return to croquet in three-four months. A profile of Younis from Mohammad Kamal accompanies the piece --
http://croquetworld.com/People/khaled.asp

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Tuesday
May242011

Morning Coffee: WCF Grows and Huneycutt Takes RMI

Visit the Store Danny Huneycutt defeated Jeff Soo to win the Rocky Mountain International title this past weekend in Denver, Colorado. Full results are available here and the Denver Post also has a photo slideshow available.

WCF Secretary General Martin French recently reported on Federation progress through the WCF blog. The update indicates that the WCF will gain three new members -- India, Pakistan and Latvia.

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