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2016 USCA Croquet News Volume 1, Web Edition

The 2016 Volume 1 issue of the USCA's Croquet News magazine mailed in April and should be arriving in member's mailboxes soon. Today, the web edition PDF is also now available to USCA members on the magazine page of the USCA website. A few of the highlights include:

In this feature, I held an email roundtable discussion with current USCA President Johnny Mitchell and recent presidents Eugene Young and Rich Curtis. The discussion touched on a range of topics around current USCA challenges and the future vision. Excerpt:

"Promoting the sport is an entirely different issue. I know that all those who are involved in croquet truly have a passion for it and have a hard time understanding why more don’t play. Yes, we have seen pockets of expansion. North Carolina is a good example of this, but I feel it is not as easy as just trying to follow that model. Each area of the country is unique. What works in one may not be effective in another. Development is dependent on having local support. No matter where or who you may sell the idea of croquet to, unless some local support or the drive to keep it going is there, it just won’t work."
--Johnny Mitchell

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Morning Coffee: Get Paid to Write About Croquet

The University of British Columbia has announced an annual prize of $1000 to the the best research paper on a subject featured in the Tremaine Arkley Croquet Collection held at the UBC Library. The Tremaine Arkley Croquet Collection was donated to UBC in 2011 by Tremaine and Gail Arkley and it includes fine art from the 1850s to present. The collection includes oil paintings, watercolours, etchings, illustrations and other pieces of original fine art as well as photographs, prints, books, advertisements, comics and other materials related to croquet.

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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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Rothman Reigns Again

Ben Rothman took his second singles title in USCA's American Rules National championship today with a 26-10, 26-7 win over Danny Huneycutt. On the doubles side, Rothman and partner Brian Cumming defeated Rich Curtis and Doug Grimsley 26-2 to win the doubles title.

Rothman last won the U.S. rules single title in 2010, the same year that he won the GC National Championship. That double championship accomplishment in 2010 put him in the same club as Mik Mehas who won the American Rules and Association USCA titles in 1998.

Here's how I think the final bracket worked out. Rothman and Huneycutt came from the winner's side:


Croquet Search Trends (January 2010)

Here is the January list for hottest trending croquet keywords that hit CroquetNetwork.com last month:

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Croquet Network Magazine (December Issue Available)

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The December issue of Croquet Network Magazine is now available as true digital magazine through YUDU (no huge PDF download). All you need to do is subscribe to our free e-newsletter to gain access via password.

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Again, there is no charge for subscribing. This month's issue is 25-pages and is packed with the following features:

  • USCA National Championship coverage
  • Danny Huneycutt Profile
  • Editorial on Golf croquet
  • Tactical Article by Ben Rothman
  • Listing of popular croquet websites
  • Upcoming tournaments calendar
  • Relevant advertisements from croquet manufacturers
  • Active links in the magazine can take you directly to external websites or specific articles in the magazine
  • True digital magazine format through YUDU so you don't have to download a large PDF

If you love croquet, you can support this project simply by subscribing to the list. Just follow the steps below.



To subscribe to the FREE monthly online Croquet Network Magazine (PDF), enter your e-mail and name in the form to the right. You will be sent offsite for a password that will get you into the digital magazine. Remember this password andClick the "Return to Website" to go to the magazine.


The link will take you to the digital magazine via a YUDU page. You will need to enter the password on the first page.Next, you will be taken to a page that shows a cover of the current magazine. Click on the magazine to enter. You may be asked to enter the password one more time, but you should be logged in going forward.


You can go ahead an enjoy the magazine right away, but later, you'll want to check your e-mail as you should receive an e-mail asking you to verify that you want to be subscribed to the e-newsletter. The newsletter is key in that it provides the password and link for each upcoming issue along with highlights from the website. Occasionally, this e-mail may go into your spam or junk mail folder. If you haven't received a verification check there or if you have any problems, contact me at goodwinworldmedia@gmail.com


The current password is valid for all of the current year issues.

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