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Entries in Solomon Trophy (52)


2016 USCA Croquet News Volume 2, Web Edition

The 2016 Volume 2 issue of the USCA's Croquet News magazine delivered to the mailhouse last week and should be arriving in member's mailboxes this month. The web edition PDF is also now available to USCA members on the magazine page of the USCA website (log in required).

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2015 Solomon: Tale of the Tape (Early Look)

Today, we'll take an early look at how Team USA and Great Britain stack up for the 2015 Solomon Trophy test coming up in May in North Carolina. Some notes are below, but here is how it breaks down:

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2015 Solomon Trophy Set for North Carolina

The Pinehurst Croquet Club in North Carolina will host the 2015 Solomon Trophy test between the United States and England/GB May 8-11, 2015. England/GB leads the series 19-2 and has a two-test streak in progress. The US team took wins in 2009 and 2011, but the England/GB team roared back with 13-8 and 17-4 victories in 2012 and 2013.

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USCA Croquet News Magazine 2013 Volume 3

The USCA's Croquet News Magazine Volume 3 for 2013 mailed out in December and has reached most members by now. You can also now enjoy the PDF version which is available in the member's section of the USCA website along with back issues all the way back to 2007.

One advantage of the PDF is that all website and e-mail links are live, so if you see an interesting reference you can reach out right away. The PDF version is best viewed as "two-up" and "show cover page" if you want to see the full spreads (on your Adobe Reader top menu: View/Page Display).
This issue features articles on both the GC National Championship and the US Rules National Championship. You will also find an interview with Western North Carolina District President Michael Albert on the keys to the recent success with golf croquet in his district. And, there is coverage of the Solomon Trophy Test from August and an interview with Stuart Lawrence that sheds light on his experiences at the 2013 WCF Association World Singles Championship. Cheryl Bromley is our player profile and the usual line-up of columns and departments are on deck for your enjoyment.


Please continue to send your letters or questions to uscacroquetnews@yahoo.com so we can keep the "Inbox" page active and informative. Also note that due to the limited page space, brevity is greatly appreciated.

Hope your New Year is filled with plenty of croquet!

Best Regards,

Dylan Goodwin, Croquet News Publisher

Become a USCA Team Supporter

The Pins have arrived! Donate $100.00 or more and receive your“USCA Team Supporter” pin. Unlike some other countries, USCA players who travel abroad to team events areresponsible for their own expenses. For this reason, the Lee Olsen Fund was created several years ago in order to help supplement players in their representation of the USCA.

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USCA Announces 2013 Solomon Team

The 2013 Solomon Trophy (United States versus Great Britain) will be held 6-9 August 2013 at the Hunstanton Croquet Club in Norfolk, England, UK.

The Selection Committee selected the following players to represent the United States.

Paul Bennett (AZ)
Doug Grimsley (GA)
Robert Hurst (SC)
Stuart Lawrence (NY)
David Maloof (FL)
Chris Patmore (CT)

Mike Taylor (NC) Alternate
David Bent (FL) Alternate


Morning Coffee: Early Monday Edition

Welcome to your early edition of the Croquet Network Weekly Newsletter. This one has been posted on Sunday evening as I have business travel early on Monday. It's a light week for news in the sport of croquet, but things do appear to be under way in Cairo for the Golf Croquet WTC Division 2 event. Fans please check the thread below and keep us updated.

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2012 Solomon Trophy Video


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Solomon Trophy: Britain Rules Again 13-8

Updated on Monday, October 15, 2012 at 08:44PM by Registered CommenterDylan

BALD HEAD ISLAND, NC -- By clinching on Friday with an 11-4 advantage in the best of 21 test, the British team avoided any chance of drama on Saturday. The near disastrous 1-5 final day finish versus New Zealand during the 2010 MacRobertson Shield for a narrow 11-10 win is probably still too fresh in the

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Solomon Trophy: Britain Closes Fast 11-4

BALD HEAD ISLAND, NC -- They left no doubt this time around. A 4-0 performance on Day Three returned the Solomon Trophy to the British team and erased U.S. hopes of a potential comeback on the final day. David Maugham claimed the test winning peg in a +22 win in game two with partner Marcus Evans over

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Solomon Trophy: Great Britain 7, USA 4

BALD HEAD ISLAND, NC -- Great Britain stormed out of the gates again today in Solomon play as they pushed out to a 6-0 lead before Danny Huneycutt got the U.S. team on the scoreboard with a +26, +2tp over Keith Aiton. Stephen Mulliner took a 2-1 win over Doug Grimsley to extend the overall lead to 7-1,

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Solomon Trophy: Great Britain 4, USA 0

BALD HEAD ISLAND, NC -- The U.S. team got clobbered on day one of the Solomon Trophy test and find themselves down 4-0. The round one doubles action ended with a 3-0 GB lead and as is customary for short tests like this, the teams took the opportunity to start the next round of doubles. Marcus Evans

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2012 Solomon Preview: Ben Rothman Interview

The run-up to the approaching Solomon Trophy test (October 10-13, Bald Head Island, North Carolina) continues as today we have an interview with USA team member Ben Rothman. The 28-year-old Rothman has been a fixture on the American croquet scene, winning national championships in all three six-wicket disciplines. This will be his sixth appearance as a member of the U.S. team. More info on this year's Solomon is available on the Bald Head Island website. Here's how it went:

How many times have you participated in the Solomon test?

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Solomon Trophy Pro-Am

What is it: a half-day tournament in which "amateurs" play alternate stroke doubles partnered with "pro" members of the USA and GB Solomon Trophy teams. The alternate stroke format gives you a first-hand look at how world-class players think and play, making this fun and low-key competition a unique opportunity to learn directly from some of the best players in the world.


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