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New Croquet club, Rockwell St, Norwich CT - March 2, 1891

Harper's Weekly - Roquet

06/24/19

Paul Bennett

Norwich Connecticut founded a National croquet tournament in the mid 1800s. This new club must have been done to meet the growing needs of the players of the scientific version of croquet – where croquet is played on smooth finely tamped down clay. Mention of Roque is also included this article when one court was built with rubber bumpers around the edge.

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Round Hill Croquet championships - local interest is good

Bryan Christian

06/10/19

Paul Bennett

A tournament that was billed as the 9 wicket United States South East Regional may have begun a bit of a challenge between the South East and the Mid Atlantic regions. …
There was enough local participation during the clinic and tournament to encourage Round Hill to form a 9-wicket Croquet club.

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Croquet in Decline / Rise of Tennis - Historical perspective

Harper's Weekly - Roquet

05/26/19

Paul Bennett

Tennis rises out of the ashes of Croquet in the mid 19th century.
Will it become a game of serve and volley or is the serve just a way to start the game?
Several clubs in the Northeast are mentioned including Newport hosting their first tournament. … jaded public hungry for a new outdoor pastime

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Nine Wicket Roquet - Historic croquet

Harper's Weekly - Roquet

05/26/19

Paul Bennett

The 5th annual National croquet championship is mentioned in Harper’s Weekly, August 1886.
Fifty players from around the country played in this event.

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What is National Croquet Day ? - 2019

Facebook Page

05/23/19

Paul Bennett

Sarah Loew, our USCA president, has put down a modern day challenge:
Post something on your Facebook account, or
or simply write an email to your friends letting them know that croquet is a fun and enjoyable game to try out. Invite them to learn the game.

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Woodlawn Big Lobster 9-wicket tournament announcement

05/14/19

Paul Bennett

2019 WOODLAWN BIG LOBSTER TOURNAMENT September 3-8, 2019

9-Wicket Doubles will be played on 4 courts in Southwest Harbor and will use Big Lobster Rules which will be sent to all participants. We can accommodate 40 players in 9-wicket doubles and will play 6-8 games with the winners being decided by block play results.

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Annapolis Cup Croquet - Tradition

04/22/19

Paul Bennett

With the 2018 victory, St. John’s has won the Annapolis Cup 29 out of 36 matches; the Midshipmen have taken the trophy seven times … the Johnnies throw down the gauntlet

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2018 - St. John’s Beats Naval Academy in Annapolis Cup

01/06/19

Generic Staff Writer

St. John’s Beats Naval Academy in Annapolis Cup … again

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2019 Annapolis Cup Croquet Match: April 27

01/06/19

Paul Bennett

Tickets Sold Out – Largest Croquet Event in America

According to legend, the rivalry began in 1982 when the …

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Learn and Play croquet in Round Hill, VA - June 5-9, 2019

Loudoun County, VA

12/31/18

Paul Bennett

Come out to the USCA sanctioned 9-wicket SE Regionals.

Learn to play croquet. Compete in your first tournament.

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