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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


Livestream: Lawn Four Cam
YouTube: James Hopgood Channel


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


NZL 11, USA 10
AUS 12, ENG 9


AUS 14, NZL 7
ENG 14, USA 7 

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Entries in Mission Hills Croquet Club (26)


Hopgood's Day 8 MacRob Montage Video

Embed of a day eight video montage by James Hopgood (England). Description: 

A slightly over the top brief review of Day 8 of the MacRobertson Shield. My beloved Hans Zimmer is no doubt copyrighted, so here's a variant. Mostly USA vs England, where at the end of the day, the result was 6-6. There is no footage from Day 7 alas, as I was in play most of the day (and a terrible result).

2016 US Open: Cumming Over Grimsley in Five

Finals were played on Saturday in both flights.  They were accompanied by a courtside bar and luncheon.

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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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29th Annual US Open: December 6-10, 2016

The U.S.Open, the longest running association rules tournament in the United States, celebrates it's 29th continuous year this December. The tournament will run Tuesday, Dec. 6 through Saturday Dec. 10 at the Mission Hills Club in Palm Springs, CA. The TD will be Rory Kelley assisted by Doug Grimsley. There will be two flights with three games guaranteed each day through Friday leading to a BO3 Championship final and court side luncheon on Saturday. For information contact Rory Kelley -- rory.kelley43@gmail.com or Doug Grimsley -- dgrimsley37@aol.com


US AC Nationals Final Four

RANCHO MIRAGE, CA -- The USCA National Association Rules Championship has narrowed down to Stuart Lawrence, Doug Grimsley, Brian Cumming and David Maloof. The quarterfinal action had Stuart Lawrence over Mike Todorovich 26tp-0, 26-18. Doug Grimsley took out Jim Hanks 26-0, 26tp-10. Brian Cumming worked past Paul Bennett 26tp-9, 0-26tp, 26-23, while David Maloof beat Sherif Abdelwahab 26tp-0, 26-18.

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2015 ACA US Open Entry

Association Croquet: November 30 – December 5, 2015 / Mission Hills Country Club / Rancho, Mirage, California

Two (2) Championship Blocks of Ten players.

  • The 20 highest grade entries will be seeded and placed in the Championship Blocks.
  • A/B Combo will develop if an ample number of players enter.

Contact: Contact Rory Kelley at rory.kelley43@gmail.com. Or phone 602-686-3941.

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2017 MacRobertson Shield to California

The Mission Hills Croquet Club in Ranch Mirage, CA has announced that it has submitted a bid to host the next MacRobertson International Croquet Shield in 2017. The bid must be approved by all four MacRobertson Shield countries. The United States has only hosted the event one previous time -- at the National Croquet Center in West Palm Beach, FL in 2003.

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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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Rothman Going For Singles Triple Crown

Ben Rothman at the 2013 USCA Selection Eights in FloridaRANCHO MIRAGE -- As the number one ranked player in the US, Ben Rothman certainly has his name all over the USCA Champion's page. In fact, he is currently in possession of all six major singles and doubles national titles for the USCA. But when the balls roll out for the 2013 USCA American Rules Croquet National Championship to be held November 11-17 at the Mission Hills

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Rothman and Aichele Engagement

The Mission Hills Croquet Club reported that club pro Ben Rothman proposed to Cody Aichele on February 15 near Lawn #1 at the Mission Hills Club in Rancho Mirage, California (link to the announcement).


USCA's GC Nationals Kicks Off

Twenty-one players took to the courts yesterday for the start of the USCA’s 2012 Golf Croquet National Championship held at the Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, California.  At least five former National Champions will be on hand including, Sherif Abdelwahab of West Greenwich, RI, US Team Captain, Ben Rothman the Mission Hills Club Pro and 2010 Champion, both of whom just returned from the Golf

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USCA Sets 2013 Western Regional Dates

The USCA Western Regional Championship will be contested on April 23-27, 2013 at Mission Hills Croquet Club in Rancho Mirage, California.

USCA AC Nationals Player Journal #1

The AC Nationals begin next week in Rancho Mirage. It's the first time I will play in the AC Nationals. In fact, this is only the second sanctioned AC tournament I have ever played. This is my story ...

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2011 USCA GC Nationals Report

Golf Croquet Nationals were cancelled. Low turnout took the blame for a last minute tournament change this August. So instead of the sticky heat in North Carolina, Golf Croquet aficionados assembled in Rancho Mirage for a Southern California winter experience. The USCA managed to resurrect the tournament at the same venue of the record breaking 2010 competition.

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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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