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Entries in Jeff Soo (92)


Croquet Poll: 2014 US Player of the Year

Updated on Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 06:47AM by Registered CommenterDylan

With Jeff Soo and Ben Rothman battling to a tie with three US national titles each in 2014, we thought we would start the year off by letting the readers vote in the first annual Croquet Network US Player of the Year Poll to get the people's choice. We're also including any player that gained a USCA national title in 2014 along with some of the top finishers in the 2014 USCA Grand Prix, so you have plenty of options to vote for the best performance:

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Morning Coffee: Soo Claims 2014 Grand Prix

TIGHT GP RACE FOR 2014: With 2014 in the books, that brings another USCA Grand Prix to a close. The standings show that Jeff Soo edged out Ben Rothman with 22,225 points to Rothman's 19,515. Based on Rothman's three national titles (USCA Singles, GC Singles and GC Doubles) versus Soo's two titles (AC Singles and USCA Doubles), it could again spell controversy for the USCA which uses the Grand Prix to select the USCA Player of the Year.

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USCA's Croquet News: 2014 Volume 3 Edition

The USCA's Croquet News Volume 3 for 2014 went to press just prior to the holidays and is hopefully mailing this week. If you would like to enjoy a sneak preview, you can now access a PDF of this issue in the member's section of the USCA website along with back issues all the way back to 2007.

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Morning Coffee: CWO Interviews Soo

CWO INTERVIEWS JEFF SOO: An extended interview with American legend Jeff Soo has been posted on the the Croquet World Online site. Lots of good stuff. Here's an excerpt before you jump in:

Golf Croquet is a boon, nothing mixed about it. The health of croquet isn't measured by how many dues-paying members there are, but how much croquet is being played. Golf Croquet has a much broader appeal than Association Croquet or American rules. Maybe if the USCA put more work into the development Golf Croquet events we'd get more members. Right now there's very little on the calendar.

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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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USCA's Croquet News: 2014 Volume 2 Edition

2014 Volume 2The USCA's Croquet News Magazine Volume 2 for 2014 has been mailed and members are already receiving copies. In addition to the paper version, you can now access a PDF of this issue in the member's section of the USCA website along with back issues all the way back to 2007. This allows you to enjoy the Croquet News on your tablet or computer.

The 2014 Volume 2 edition features a recap of the 2014 AC National Championship won by Jeff Soo as well as in-depth biographies on CFA Hall of Fame nominees Erv Peterson and David McCoy. Four regional events are also covered in this issue. We have an outstanding player profile on Rich Schiller and you will find the usual line-up of columns and departments throughout the magazine.

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USCA Expands to a Sixth Eight

After initially launching as a 40-player event, Danny Huneycutt announced yesterday that the USCA's Selection Eights event will add a sixth eight and include 48 players. The current list of players and waiting list follows.  Each group is in order by the Selection Committee ranking.  If any players opt out, players will be promoted to the next group by rank.

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U.S. AC Championship for Soo

Updated on Monday, April 14, 2014 at 07:07AM by Registered CommenterDylan

RANCHO MIRAGE, CA -- Jeff Soo beat Ben Rothman 26tp-9, 26tpo-14 to claim his first U.S. AC National Singles title yesterday at the Mission Hills Croquet Club in Rancho Mirage, California. Jeff Soo advanced over Paul Bennett 26-11, 26-21, to earn his place in the final. Rothman had a 9-26, 26tp-1, 26-20otp win over Brian Cumming to make the final. That match ended a streak of 24 straight triples that broke a 2007 record of 20.

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Jeff Soo Gets One for the Thumb

Soo in play earlier this year in North CarolinaRANCHO MIRAGE, CA -- The USCA National Championship wrapped up this weekend at Mission Hills Croquet Club. Jeff Soo snagged a record fifth singles title with a 2-0 (26-5, 26-16) win over Doug Grimsley.

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2013 USCA Association Doubles Champions

The 2013 National Association Laws Doubles Championship was completed at the
National Croquet Center just prior to Selection Eights on October 23. Ben Rothman and Doug Grimsley defeated Brian Cumming and Jeff Soo to claim their second straight doubles AC championship and fourth overall as a duo.
Due to excessive rainfall, the final was carried over from the main AC National Championship event that was held in April 29-May 4 at the National Croquet Center.