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Check the Club Albums for Tournament results of July 11-12, 2016

Excerpts:

AC Worlds: Mulliner 3, Maloof 2

In a final that had everything, England's Stephen Mulliner repeated his Saturday performance and once again came back from an 0-2 deficit to American David Maloof to claim his first WCF World Association Croquet title. The scoreline went down as 22-26, 9-26, 26-21, 26-19, 26tp-0 for Mulliner in a epic that stretched out from the morning start to an under the lights finish at the National Croquet Center in West Palm Beach, Florida. 
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AC Worlds-Maloof versus Mulliner

WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA -- It was a stunning day of action at the 2016 WCF World Croquet Championship yesterday at the National Croquet Center in West Palm Beach, Florida. American David Maloof continued his drive to the final with a 3-1 win over David Maugham (ENG). Maugham got the first game with triple, but Maloof took over from there and once the momentum swung it seemed all go his way. He joins Ben Rothman as the only US player to reach the AC World Final. 
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AC Worlds-The Real Final Four

                   Photo from Jeff Soo -- "photo of David on his match-winning turn in the QFs, Mieke watching nervously in the background"

THE USUAL SUSPECTS PLUS AN AMERICAN

WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA -- The 2016 WCF World Championship has now narrowed down from 80 players to the four best. Along the way, the event had some predictability as well as some new wrinkles. Primarily, David Maloof became just the fourth American to make the final four as was able to take down the 2013 AC World Runner-up Paddy Chapman 26-9, 7-26tp, 26-0, 26otp-12. Maloof joins Jerry Stark (1990), Jaques Fournier (2001) and Ben Rothman (2009) as the only Americans to make the final four in the 15 editions of the WCF World Championship.

In other action, American Danny Huneycutt did all he could to to make the grade as well as he pushed pushed Stephen Mulliner (ENG) to five games and even took a 2-1 lead in the best of five. Mulliner survived to advance with a 0-26tp, 26-16, 0-26tp, 26tp-0, 26tpo-15 scoreline. 

David Maugham (ENG) pulled off an even bigger trick as he came back from a 2-0 deficit to Samir Patel to advance with a 3-2 win. 

Reg Bamford sailed through again with a 3-0 win over Jenny Clarke (NZ). He had sextuples in games two and three. It looks like Mulliner will have a challenging task today.


                                                               


                                                                                              Tuesday Croquet Wine and Wicket:

Every Tuesday night at 3:30 pm

    Lounge with  happy hour and grille is open.


  2016 Delray Senior Games

Emerging from the group of 22 "senior" croquet players, the early and late sixties team of Nigel Billingham andWayne Gallo (4X Clarence Winner) took home the  overall 1st Place awards in today's Delray Senior Games Croquet event at the National Croquet Club in West Palm Beach. Medals were presented to first and second place winners in the various age categories. Thanks to Victoria Albrecht for initial organization and the team of Bob Van Tassal andBill Trower for coordinating the court play and the complex job of scoring the event. Special thanks to Danielle Beardsley of Delray Parks and Recreation for presenting the player Senior Games T-Shirts and medals.

          

Hardball Golf Croquet Tournament

Caryl Firth with a perfect win record won the 2nd Annual Hardball Golf Croquet Tournament on Sunday April 2nd.Rosemarie Maccario and Don Whalen tied for second, but in a shootout at the stake, Rosemarie put Don in third place. Special thanks to Victoria Albrecht for organizing this fun event.

  

 WCF CROQUET WORLD CHAMPION

Full Moon Games 

The FULL moon games will resume in late fall. We play two quick games. One strategy players picked up on was not to shine your light in the area where your opponent was playing their ball.  And for shine the light towards the wicket that your partner was going for! 

What Fun everyone had and the comments were "we should do this more often even without a Full Moon.

 

      New Board 2015

*Members can check the letter from the Club President

 under the Members Only tab "Private content"

Tournaments- Please check tournament tab for results!

  New Menu 

Lunch Summer Hours are Saturdays 11:30-2:00 PM

Bar service is always available to Members and the public during dining hours.  If there's no bartender, ask any SandyJames (dining service - caterer) employee for service.

Tuesday & Thursday Pub Night!

GAMES AT 3 PM

Happy Hour 5:00 - 7:00 PM.  Pub menu available.

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LEARN, PLAY & EXPERIENCE THE FUN OF CROQUET.

Welcome to the National Croquet Club Home Page. The Club is the largest in the US, and is headquartered at the Charles P. Steuber National Croquet Center (NCC), owned and operated by the Croquet Foundation of America (CFA). The NCC is the largest and finest dedicated croquet center in the world. It resides on ten beautiful acres in West Palm Beach just minutes away from Palm Beach International Airport. It is located between Trump International Golf course and the Palm Beach Zoo & the Science Museum on the corner of Florida Mango & Summit Avenue.

It has a 19,000 square foot, Caribbean-Colonial-style building that provides headquarters office space for the CFA, the United States Croquet Association (USCA), and the Club. It also houses the Croquet Museum, the Croquet Hall of Fame, and the largest croquet shop in the US. It is a haven of peace in a bustling world. Inside you will find wide entryways; gracious space for dining; an elegant lounge; and two ballrooms upstairs for dinners, dancing, or meetings, or a combination thereof. It is surrounded by wide verandas overlooking four acres of lush lawns that are the equivalent of laser-level putting greens (105’ X 84’ each). These qualities make it an ideal party space for almost any event. Click here: www.croquetnational.com to go the the National Croquet Center website for full details of the building and its capacities.

Come for a free lesson at 10:00 AM any Saturday (Must call for reservations) and we will teach you or your guests a simple game called golf croquet that can be learned in minutes, is great fun, yet it becomes more and more strategic as your talent grows. More...

                            

Serious Croquet:                    

This remarkable new limited edition 11" x 14" full color table-top book clearly illustrates the artistry, emotions and camaraderie of competitive croquet by combining the dramatic, gallery-like photographs and portraits by Bob Chilton, exhibited photographer, philanthropist and championship-level croquet player, with the delightful narrative and captivating prose of John Osborn, writer/reporter and multi-year National Croquet Champion. Together they have captured the beauty of this sport, showing its players in all their diversity and explaining why we play the game.

Click here for more information about the formats available for purchase.    Use the Order Form to get yours today! 


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