The 2016 Solomon Trophy, pitting the United States against Great Britain in Association Croquet, will be held on June 29-July 1, 2016, at the Bowdon Croquet Club in Manchester, England, United Kingdom. The US team is as follows:
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LONDON, ENGLAND -- Robert Fulford claimed his record 11th Croquet Association Open Championship with a 26-6, 26-19 win over Paddy Chapman today at the Surbiton Croquet Club in London. It was his second straight Open title and he previously had a series of three straight wins from 2006-2008. John Solomon won six straight during 1963-1968.
The 2015 Open Championships being held at the Surbiton Croquet Club in London this week has successfully narrowed down to Paddy Chapman and Robert Fulford for the finals to be held on Sunday, July 15, 2015. Chapman made is way by going through Robert Wilkinson (2-1), Ben Rothman (2-1), David Maugham (2-0) and James Death (2-0). Death was on his own path prior to facing Chapman as he knocked off Luc Berthouse (2-0), Jose Riva (2-0) and Reg Bamford (2-1).
Fulford had a bye in the first round of the knockout then took out Robert Hurst (2-0), Stephen Mulliner (2-0) and Jamie Burch (2-1).
Americans Rothman and Hurst after making the final knockout had the unique distinction of being eliminated by the two finalists.
Now that the ACWC has concluded the croquet world can turn all attention on the upcoming MacRobertson Shield World Team Championship which will roll out the balls in December in New Zealand. Line-ups for the Big 4 have been announced and presented below is a selective breakdown of stats pulled from croquetrecords.com on August 29.
Here's a primer on the upcoming British Open. Draws are listed below (from Nott's List), but let's start with some info on the event:
NZ OPEN REPEAT: Greg Bryant defeated Toby Garrison 3-1 (-26tp, +26tp, 26tp, +9tp) to retain the New Zealand Open Association title. Full match commentary here--
This week the USCA's Nine-Wicket National Championship will be played in the Kansas City metro (Shawnee, Kansas). As usual, Croquet Network will post short reports and daily photos from the event so be sure and tune in Friday through Sunday to follow the action.
Robert Fulford won the CA Selection Eights. Photos and summary are on the CA webite. Final standings in the forum--
I am delighted to announce that the 2011 inductees to the WCF Hall of Fame are:
The GC Worlds website has the PDF newsletter available for Wednesday (PDF download). A list of qualified players follows as all players start today with one final block game. The knockout will start later today.
Paddy Chapman captured a gem with this winning turn video:
"Last few hoops of the final of the British Open Singles Championship. Reg Bamford completing his sextuple peel - just peeled 4-back and gained a rush to 2-back on the escape ball."
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.
Reg Bamford defeated James Death +26sxp, +17tp, -19tp, +17tp to advance to final tomorrow to play Robert Fulford. Fulford advanced with a +26sxp -20tp +26sxp +26 win over Keith Aiton.
The doubles championship will take place after the singles final. The matchup will be Rutger Beijderwellen and Reg Bamford versus Mark Avery and David Maugham.
Full bracket available on the Croquet Association website:
Robert Fulford advanced to the finals with a +26sxp -20tp +26sxp +26 win over Keith Aiton in the semi-finals.