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Entries in Team USA (13)

Friday
Mar102017

2017 MacRobertson Shield Statistical Preview: Part 3

Today, we finish off the early preview of the 2017 MacRobertson Shield World Team Championship Tier 1 to be held in Rancho Mirage, California, April 18 to May 4, 2017. This simple look is centered around cumulative team stats from this team table ranked by Triples per Games Player. Chart 1 follows and is a visual on the Average Dynamic Grade per team. All stats are souced from croquetrecords.com.

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Friday
Jan272017

2017 MacRobertson Shield Statistical Preview: Part 1

With the recent announcement of all four rosters for the 2017 MacRobertson Shield to be held in Rancho Mirage, California, in April and early May, we can now take a snapshot look at how the rosters stack up from a statistical perspective. I am going to present this in three separate postings starting with today's look at individual stats. The future postings will include a Trendline Player Rank look and a Cumulative Team Stats Analysis.

For the tables below, I'll offer some comments on items that caught my eye, but it's primarily from a statistical look as I rarely get to watch even the US players and have no in-person experience watching players from the other three teams. I would encourage anyone with more insight to fill up the comments section with feedback.

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Saturday
Jul022016

2016 Solomon Final: GB 17, USA 4

MANCHESTER, UK -- Great Britain retained the Solomon Trophy with a 17-4 victory yesterday at the Bowdon Croquet Club.

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Friday
Jul012016

2016 Solomon Trophy Player Report: Days 1-3

On Day Four, Great Britain leads the Solomon test 15-3. Team USA's Jeff Soo has the following player report from the first three days of play:

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Friday
May202016

WCF Golf Croquet WTC: Day Five

By Eric Sawyer | Yesterday, our lads beat the South African team pretty easily to conclude the Plate pool play.  After factoring in our prior win over Sweden in the A block, our team finished 3-0 to secure the #1 seed in the Plate. We will play Sweden, the #2 seed in the Plate, in a two-day test beginning tomorrow.

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Thursday
May192016

WCF Golf Croquet WTC: Day Four

By Eric Sawyer | Yesterday was first round of the Plate.  We played and defeated the #4 seed from the other block, Wales.  We won 4-1.  Sherif won his first singles match.  Our boys showed some real character today.
Tomorrow, we play South Africa, my early favorite.  That team features all-time great Reg Bamford.  I have offered to buy whoever plays and beats him in singles tomorrow whatever six-pack they pick.  We should beat SA, as they have not played well in this event.

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Tuesday
May172016

WCF Golf Croquet WTC: Day Three

By Eric Sawyer | Today was not our day.  A confluence of misfortunes bit us on the butt. We lost to Egypt, as expected.  Except we got steam-rolled by The Force, 6-0.  The only close match was Ben's spirited loss to world champion Ahmed Nasr in three games, with two games going to hoop 13.

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Tuesday
May172016

WCF Golf Croquet WTC: Day Two

By Eric Sawyer | I should have expected it.  Those plucky Irishman.  We ended up in a tie with them, 3-3.
Ben and Sherif were dominant in their doubles match.  But Danny and David lost their second straight doubles match.  We then split singles 2-2, with Ben and David winning their matches and Sherif and Danny losing their matches.  Danny's loss was a bit of a surprise to me; David's win was huge!

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Monday
May162016

WCF GC World Team Championship: Day One

Good news, our lads beat Sweden on Sunday in the opening day of WCF Golf Croquet World Team Championship block play with a 4-2 score. Today we play the Irish, which will be a really big game as explained below.

USA v. Sweden

Our play today was solid, but not spectacular. Ben, Danny and David were solid in winning their singles matches. Our doubles teams split, with Ben/Sherif winning their match but Danny/David losing their match. The highlight in doubles was when Ben made hoop 9 from the boundary line with a two bounce jump shot that took us to 5-4 in game two of the doubles.

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Sunday
May152016

2016 WCF GC World Teams Preview

This event is about to begin!  Our lads have arrived in London, practiced, participated in team meetings and are ready for action.  Play will begin very early Sunday morning, our time.  Team USA will play Sweden first.
To see all of the teams and their members, read about the history and format of the event and to follow the action, go to the official site of the event, located at: http://www.gcwtc2016.org.uk/

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Tuesday
May202014

Morning Coffee: Foot in Wicket

Jim Bast submitted the following story from the 2014 MacRobertson Shield:

Danny and I were in a doubles match against Paddy Chapman and Chris Clarke of New Zealand at the United Club in Christchurch.  My ball was near hoop four and it was our turn to play.  After consideration of multiple options it was clear to us that I had to shoot at the opponents’ balls near hoop three.

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Sunday
Dec292013

2014 MacRobertson Shield: Team USA Preview

Doug Grimsley submitted a Team USA preview on the upcoming MacRobertson Shield World Team Championship. Also, check the Croquet Network Association Forum for updates and dialogue on the event.

The US team goes into the 2014 MacRobertson Shield tournament with three-and-a-half more years of experience, and a realistic chance to win their first Mac title -- or finish dead last -- that's how much the competition has tightened over the last few years.  England has gone into the last six or seven Macs as

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Monday
Oct072013

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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