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Entries in Mark Avery (12)


2016 British Opens: Day One

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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AC Worlds-Sweet 16

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.

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Morning Coffee: 2016 AC Worlds Coverage

It's been an entertaining eight days of croquet at the 2016 WCF World Championship in West Palm Beach, Florida. As we prepare for a few remaining block finishes and the tiebreaker, we'll note that Mark Avery (9-0) (ENG) and Simon Jenkins (6-3) (USA) have made it all the way from the qualifier to the knockout. Also from the qualifier, Ted Salter (5-4) (AUS) could make the tiebreaker playoff, if Chris Patmore can defeat Ian Lines in the last remaining game for Block F.

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2016 AC World Championship-Day 2 Block Standings

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.

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2016 AC Worlds-Undefeated List

A look at the quest for the perfect block record at the 2016 AC World Croquet Championship:

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2015 AC World Championship-Day 2 Early Check-in

Updated on Sunday, April 17, 2016 at 12:55PM by Registered CommenterDylan

Updated on Sunday, April 17, 2016 at 12:58PM by Registered CommenterDylan

Updated on Sunday, April 17, 2016 at 01:04PM by Registered CommenterDylan

Updated on Sunday, April 17, 2016 at 03:01PM by Registered CommenterDylan

Updated on Sunday, April 17, 2016 at 03:13PM by Registered CommenterDylan

Updated on Sunday, April 17, 2016 at 03:15PM by Registered CommenterDylan

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:

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2016 AC World Championship-Day One Update

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:

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Eight Players Advance to ACWC

The USCA Facebook group is reporting that the following list of players have advanced from the WCF Association World Championship Qualifier to play in the main event:

Sherif Abdelwahab - USA
Mark Avery - England
Eugene Chang - England
Ian Harshman - USA
Simon Jenkins - USA
Leo McBride - Canada
Dan Pailas - USA
Ted Salter - Australia

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Morning Coffee: Fletcher Out for ACWC

The 2016 WCF World Association Qualifier started yesterday at the National Croquet Center in West Palm Beach, Florida, but the big news is the potential withdraw of reigning World Champion Robert Fletcher from Austalia from the main event. This was reported on the Nottingham Croquet List, but no other information has been made available. A check of Fletcher's block on croquetscores.com does show his name removed and an additional qualifier spot.

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Morning Coffee: Reg Bamford Wins the British Open

Could you dream up a better croquet month? After kicking things off with a Solomon Trophy battle at Hamptworth, the schedule rolled right into what is considered the most prestigious annual croquet tournament -- the British Opens. And this year, we were treated to the ultimate singles final with Reg Bamford taking on Robert Fulford. Bamford took his eighth singles open title with a –18tp +26sxp +17 +26sxp (3) over Fulford. Bamford and Rutger Biejderwellen also took the doubles title with a +10, +18 win over Mark Avery & David Maugham +10 +18.

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British Open Update: Singles Playoff Bracket

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


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


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: