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Entries in Leo Nikora (17)

Sunday
Dec112016

2016 US Open: Cumming Over Grimsley in Five

PLAYER JOURNAL BY LEO NIKORA:
Finals were played on Saturday in both flights.  They were accompanied by a courtside bar and luncheon.

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Saturday
Dec102016

2016 US Open: Elimination Blocks (Day 4)

PLAYER JOURNAL BY LEO NIKORA:
For the first time in its 29-year history, the United States Open did not have a single-elimination playoff. Instead, each flight of ten players was reduced to two round-robins of four players each, seeded according to the block results.  The winners will advance to the finals.  There was some trepidation in the players, but I thought it worked well.

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Friday
Dec092016

2016 US Open: Block Day 3

US OPEN PLAYER JOURNAL FROM LEO NIKORA:
The third day of Block play had the best weather yet.  Each player played another three games. Afterword, the Toast & Tally was held at the home of Donna Dixon. 

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Wednesday
Dec072016

2016 US Open: Block Day 2

PLAYER JOURNAL FROM LEO NIKORA:

The second day of Block play was another perfect croquet day.  Each player played another three games.

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Tuesday
Dec062016

2016 US Open: Block Day 1

PLAYER JOURNAL BY LEO NIKORA:

The first day of Block play was perfect croquet weather – cool air and warm sun.  Each player played three games.

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Tuesday
Dec062016

2016 United States Open: Opening Party

The 2016 United States Open is being held at Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, CA, on December 6-10.  It is hosted by the Mission Hills Croquet Club

The opening party was held at the 55th Hole bar at the Country Club.  Twenty players and nine guest attended the gala.  Tournament Director Rory Kelley, demurred, and Assistant Tournament Director Doug Grimsley presided.  

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Tuesday
Mar012016

Morning Coffee: US AC Nationals Rolls Out

The USCA Association Rules National Championships is underway at Mission Hills Croquet Club in Rancho Mirage, California. The event started yesterday and runs through Saturday, March 5, 2016. The participating player list is to the right and you can follow the tournament at croquetscores.com/2016/ac/usca-national-championship.

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Tuesday
Feb232016

Morning Coffee: USCA's March Madness

Checking in on the big stories for the week ...

2016 AC WORLDS: The website for the 2016 WCF AC World Championship is available at:
http://2016wcfworldchampionship.com/

USCA AGM IN MARCH: The 2016 USCA Annual General Meeting, which will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday March 19, 2016 at the National Croquet Center. A summery of the minutes of last year’s meeting is also included. 

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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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Thursday
Feb092012

USCA AC Nationals Player Journal #3

Association Rules games are long. The minimum time limit for sanctioning purposes is two hours. In the Championship flight, we play a three hour time limit. There aren't many things outside of my job that I spend three continuous hours doing.

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