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Entries in Mission Hills Croquet Club (27)


Video: New Zealand's Dramatic Win vs USA

Video from Chris Clarke: The last action of the USA v NZ Test at the 2017 MacRobertson Shield held at Mission Hills. We join it with USA leading 10-9. Chris Shilling is in the third against Stuart Lawrence and Aiken Hakes is game up against Jeff Soo.

Hopgood's Day 8 MacRob Montage Video

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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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