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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


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Photos: Round 1
Photos: Round 2
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NZL 11, USA 10
AUS 12, ENG 9


AUS 14, NZL 7
ENG 14, USA 7 

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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 Network Magazine (December/January Free Digital Issue)

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The new issue of Croquet Network magazine is now available for free viewing as a digital magazine on your PC or laptop. Click the magazine graphic above to enjoy the December/January issue.

  • MacRobertson Shield Wrap-up
  • Chris Clarke Column On MacRob
  • Reg Bamford Profile
  • Viewpoint: Lessons from Seattle


The December/January issue is available for free viewing on the iPad through MagCloud. Click the link below to download the app. Once the app is installed, simply search for Croquet Network.

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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


December / January Issue Now Available in Print


December-January 2011 #9

Croquet Network Issue 9: December-January 2011 #9

Croquet Network December/January 2011 Issue #9 featuring follow-up coverage of the 2010 MacRobertson Shield. Chris Clarke offers an overview of the event and Reg Bamford is the player profile for the issue.

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The magazine is currently available for free viewing on the iPad via the MagCloud app. The free digital desktop version will be released next week.


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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Morning Coffee: Stark Cup, Sunshine Coast Withdraws, Rocky Mountain International

According to the WCF website, the USCA has named a trophy in honor of Jerry Stark, to be awarded to the USCA AC National Singles champion in perpetuity -- the "Stark Cup." If you wish to make a donation toward funding the trophy on Jerry's behalf, you may send it to Shereen Hayes at the USCA, with a notation for Jerry.

700 Florida Mango Road
West Palm Beach, FL 33406

According to the Croquet Australia website, the Sunshine Coast Region of Queensland withdrew the offer to conduct the World Association Championships in 2012. Reports on the Nottingham list indicate that the previously reported dates of April 23 will May 1 will likely be revised as well.

The Rocky Mountain International association tournament made the Denver post with a small preview featuring a photo of Jeff Soo and a short follow-up noting the overall win for Ben Rothman.


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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Croquet News: Solomon Trophy, President's Cup and U.S. GC

U.S. SCORES HISTORIC SOLOMON TROPHY WIN -- I suppose it doesn't quite compare with the Miracle on Ice from the 1980 Winter Olympics, but the 11-9 U.S. win over Great Britain for the Solomon Trophy certainly represents a huge step forward for U.S. croquet. Great Britain came into the year's event with a perfect 17-0 record versus the Americans. However, based on world rankings, it appeared to be a close match on paper and it certainly was. If I am deciphering the Nottingham board reports properly, the home field advantage gave the Americans the final edge. Congratulations to the U.S. team for a great win.

Full results from croquetrecords.com

U.S. TAKES PRESIDENT'S CUP 2-1 -- In a prelude to Solomon Trophy play, the U.S. players took on members of the British team for the President's Cup. Last played in 2002, the competition is American rules croquet and featured the following matches:

US -- Danny Huneycutt beat Ian Burridge
US -- Ben Rothman and Ron Hendry beat Jeff Dawson and Tony Le Moignan
GB -- Samir Patel and Robin Brown beat Jeff Soo and Jim Butts

MOHAMMAD KAMAL WINS US GOLF CROQUET CHAMPIONSHIP -- After three days of competition at the National Croquet Center in Florida, Mohammad Kamal took the U.S. Golf Croquet title in a best of five finals against Sherif Abdelwalhab 7-2, 7-1, 7-4. The event featured the top level American GC players but only had a field of seven players. I certainly would think this event would fit much better sometime during the lighter summer schedule. I suppose heat is the consideration there, but it seems like a lot of events are jammed into the busy fall schedule competing against holidays, football and other croquet events. Early June or late August seems like it would be worth the risk.

Final GC Placings:

1. Mohammad Kamal
2. Sherif Abdelwahab
3. Len Canavan
3. David McCoy
5. Mike Gibbons
6. Cheryl Bromley
7. William Bromley

Semi-Final Results:

Mohammad Kamal defeated David McCoy 7-6, 7-5
Sherif Abdelwahab defeated Len Canavan 7-3, 7-4


U.S. Wins Solomon 11-9!

Here is the historic report that Samir Patel posted to the Nottingham e-mail list:

US win 11-9

Jeff completed his delayed TP to take the winning point in the pouring rain.

Unclear whether Tony and Doug will bother with the dead game.

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