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The Perfect Mallet

  There is one mallet on the market that will make you a better straight ball shooter; if you know how to use it. These mallets, with their wishbone handle, are made by the Norwich Croquet Company in…Continue

Started Jun 9

Color or White
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To all my croquet friends:This is the 21st century. It’s definitely time for a dress code change. Let’s put some color in our group photographs. Whites out, Color in.Seriously, look at any group…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dylan Goodwin Jun 3.

Why did Jeff Soo lose to Steven Morgan?
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Maybe it had something to do with wearing two hats; a tournament director and player. Then maybe not as both are good players and the best man won.I am a firm believer that wearing two hats is not in…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ford Fay Apr 25.

We took the challenge.

Our group of players here in Pomfret CT took on the proposed New Nine Game. We wanted to move the traditional nine wicket game to a new level. We added some new twists to make this a truly…Continue

Started Apr 10

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Ford Fay posted a discussion

The Perfect Mallet

  There is one mallet on the market that will make you a better straight ball shooter; if you know how to use it. These mallets, with their wishbone handle, are made by the Norwich Croquet Company in Norwich CT.   In 1899, a small group of croquet enthusiasts from across the country met in Norwich to revise the old rules and to revitalize the game. They looked at court size, hoop counts, dimensions, and number of balls used; making appropriate, permanent changes to standardize the game. …See More
Jun 9
Dylan Goodwin replied to Ford Fay's discussion Color or White
"Starting with last year's AC World Championship, we are seeing more single-camera live streaming video from events. The MacRobertson video was particulary innovative in my opinion because it was a security camera that set over Lawn 4 (I think).…"
Jun 3
Ford Fay replied to Ford Fay's discussion Color or White
"not sure what you mean by your last sentence"
Jun 2
Dylan Goodwin replied to Ford Fay's discussion Color or White
"It's one of those 50/50 issues. Most people I meet are passionately for or against. I am in the middle. There is a certain "officialness" around wearing the whites. Ultimately, I think it should be up to the individual clubs to…"
Jun 1
Ford Fay posted a discussion

Color or White

To all my croquet friends:This is the 21st century. It’s definitely time for a dress code change. Let’s put some color in our group photographs. Whites out, Color in.Seriously, look at any group photographs and what do you see? A group of sterile looking old folks. All these photographs remind me, and maybe you, of a group of people at a medical conference. In most all the photographs,we look old but we are not dead yet.Our game is lively, exciting and each player is a unique individual. We are…See More
May 29
Ford Fay replied to Ford Fay's discussion Why did Jeff Soo lose to Steven Morgan?
"Thanks, In reply to above "the truly elite players" are just human mortals, like you and me."
Apr 25
Dylan Goodwin replied to Ford Fay's discussion Why did Jeff Soo lose to Steven Morgan?
"I don't recall any ... but you can watch Matthew Essick and Jamie Burch right now here: https://video.nest.com/live/qzcdLKLw83"
Apr 25
Ford Fay replied to Ford Fay's discussion Why did Jeff Soo lose to Steven Morgan?
"Dylan, are there any video's on this tournament?"
Apr 25
Ford Fay replied to Ford Fay's discussion Why did Jeff Soo lose to Steven Morgan?
"While form plays one part in the whole game, certainly one’s mental attitude plays a bigger role. We can’t get into the heads of the players, only they can tell us what happened."
Apr 25
Dylan Goodwin replied to Ford Fay's discussion Why did Jeff Soo lose to Steven Morgan?
"That is a provocative headline related to a match that seems like a lifetime ago. And one that has me re- thinking my decision to reconnnect the forum feed to the Morning Coffee eNewsletter. The actual topic is somewhat interesting, but it seems to…"
Apr 25
Ford Fay posted a discussion

Why did Jeff Soo lose to Steven Morgan?

Maybe it had something to do with wearing two hats; a tournament director and player. Then maybe not as both are good players and the best man won.I am a firm believer that wearing two hats is not in the best interest of the game or the mental attitude of a competitive player. A tournament director takes on serious responsibilities to the game and other players and if a competitor hopes to win a tournament, you must be on your best mental abilities. Each tournament shall have a tournament…See More
Apr 25
Ford Fay replied to Ford Fay's discussion It's time to get on board
"Here is the website http://www.oxfordcroquet.com/laws/usca/index.asp 8 REPLACING A BALL OFF COURT [USA] Balls off the lawn are replaced 9" on to the lawn. [Rule 37]. [ASSOC] Balls off the lawn are replaced 36" on to the lawn. [Law 12]. 9…"
Nov 16, 2016
Dylan Goodwin replied to Ford Fay's discussion It's time to get on board
"I am not familiar with Rule 35 from American Rules ... could you paste in the relevant copy to this thread. I think the Bamford proposal is an interesting little surprise. It relates to all croquet, so I think I will move this topic to the general…"
Nov 16, 2016
Ford Fay replied to Ford Fay's discussion Just another Game
"Reg Bamford Proposes Changes to Croquet Laws https://www.croquet.org.uk/?p=press/news&NewsID=5793   Reggie makes my point very clear, one set of standard rules for the 9 wicket game, no options, but the same rules played at the local clubs…"
Nov 7, 2016
Ford Fay posted a discussion

It's time to get on board

Reggie Bamford makes a lot of common sense.See https://www.croquet.org.uk/?p=press/news&NewsID=5793I would like to add my two-pence to the American Rules. If you do nothing, change the out of bounds Rule 35. When that rule was adopted, everyone was playing with 9 inch mallets. Who today is playing in the US 6 wicket game with a nine-inch mallet head? It's time to get on board with the Association Croquet Law 20 See More
Nov 7, 2016
Ford Fay replied to Ford Fay's discussion Just another Game
"The Big Picture—was to grow the 9-wicket game with new players across the United States. A subcommittee of the 9WC attempted to propose taking the “backyard” game of 9- wicket croquet to its next level as a “SPORT”. The…"
Oct 24, 2016

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At 2:44am on March 1, 2016, The Brass Spot said…
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