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A 9 Wicket "backyard" Croquet Game.
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When you purchase a “backyard” croquet set it comes with six balls. The popular game with six balls is called “cutthroat” croquet. Six balls, six players each playing one color ball. The rules are…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ford Fay May 24.

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, 2017

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, 2017.

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, 2017.

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Ford Fay replied to Ford Fay's discussion Aunt Emma
"Aunt Emma revisited             Just returned from a 9-wicket tournament and that classic Aunt Emma player was defeated in the finals. It was a pleasure to watch him get defeated and outwitted…"
Jun 5
Ford Fay replied to Ford Fay's discussion A 9 Wicket "backyard" Croquet Game.
"Good research. In the new nine game, that we play, on the first turn a player after clearing wicket 7, turn over. This is in the “spirit of the game”.  When a ball hits the turning stake, and the opponent side is behind in points,…"
May 24
Dylan Goodwin replied to Ford Fay's discussion A 9 Wicket "backyard" Croquet Game.
"My guess would be Bob Alman based on all of the magazine research I did this winter. I understand the desire to figure out what to do with green and orange in a six ball game. But I didn't enjoy that one. We've just recently tried a few…"
May 24
Ford Fay replied to Ford Fay's discussion A 9 Wicket "backyard" Croquet Game.
"Dylan, have you figured out who the "celebrity" is yet?"
May 23
Ford Fay replied to Ford Fay's discussion A 9 Wicket "backyard" Croquet Game.
"Dylan, I have not played this game yet, but will give it a try later this spring for fun. I will share something I was told by the "celebrity"  . . . . I'm almost sure I didn't tell you the critical element in GUERILLA…"
Jan 7
Dylan Goodwin replied to Ford Fay's discussion A 9 Wicket "backyard" Croquet Game.
"I played it at a team tournament. It was a mess, too many balls and an endless rotation. I was new to the group at that point and also new to "real" croquet. It was a time when the group was trying to move away from one-ball play and was…"
Jan 7
Ford Fay replied to Ford Fay's discussion A 9 Wicket "backyard" Croquet Game.
"How so? What happened?"
Jan 6
Ford Fay replied to Ford Fay's discussion A 9 Wicket "backyard" Croquet Game.
"A well-known celebrity in the croquet world, who’s name I don’t have permission to publish"
Jan 4
Dylan Goodwin replied to Ford Fay's discussion A 9 Wicket "backyard" Croquet Game.
"What is the source for this variant? I've played this three vs three version and it was the worst experience I've had playing croquet."
Jan 4
Ford Fay posted a discussion

A 9 Wicket "backyard" Croquet Game.

When you purchase a “backyard” croquet set it comes with six balls. The popular game with six balls is called “cutthroat” croquet. Six balls, six players each playing one color ball. The rules are usually made up by the owner of the croquet set.For the “backyard” player’s there is another six-ball game called “guerilla croquet” with six simple rules. The court layout is a double diamond with boundary lines, two sides and six players.                The Object of the game is to peg out your…See More
Jan 3
Ford Fay replied to Dylan Goodwin's discussion Coaching: Basic Swing Advice
"I have noticed a lot of players who twist their mallet on the follow-through swing. The V stance can help here too, It's okay to have one foot back but keep your feet as close as possible.."
Nov 9, 2017
Ford Fay replied to Dylan Goodwin's discussion Coaching: Basic Swing Advice
"okay, a fact according to me, it is true and works for me and I believe anyone else if they try it."
Nov 4, 2017
Ford Fay replied to Dylan Goodwin's discussion Coaching: Basic Swing Advice
"An addendum to the above, Fact;the closer your feet are together the straighter your follow-through swing will be."
Nov 4, 2017
Ford Fay replied to Dylan Goodwin's discussion Coaching: Basic Swing Advice
"Okay, the ladies are more aware of hitting their ankles and will tell you up front, but the macho guy’s won’t tell you why they take the wide stance until they whack themselves and then you will hear it loud and clear."
Oct 29, 2017
Ford Fay replied to Dylan Goodwin's discussion Coaching: Basic Swing Advice
"Dylan, maybe I ask more questions than you do when helping a new player. If I see a player using the “gorilla” stance, I will ask them why they are standing that way. You will be surprised what they will tell you. No one ever told them…"
Oct 28, 2017
Ford Fay replied to Dylan Goodwin's discussion Coaching: Basic Swing Advice
"The wide stance has a lot of problems. Just look at the top players. Why are their feet close together? I believe the wider you stand the less accurate your follow through swing will be. The closeness of the legs narrows the path of the mallet…"
Oct 28, 2017

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