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Why are local clubs teaching and playing 9 wicket croquet with carryover deadness?
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Carryover deadness is NOT part of the basic rules of 9 Wicket croquet.In the 2006 USCA Rules of 9 Wicket Croquet, I quote;“After the striker ball roquets another ball, it does not earn any extra…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ford Fay Sep 1.

Are you looking for the perfect mallet?
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You have been playing serious croquet for a little more than two years and now you are really looking to refine your hitting skills. Something is missing, you have taken lessons and you know what you…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dylan Goodwin Aug 27.

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
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  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 this discussion. Last reply by Dylan Goodwin Aug 27.

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Ford Fay replied to Ford Fay's discussion Why are local clubs teaching and playing 9 wicket croquet with carryover deadness?
"Not likely."
Sep 1
Dylan Goodwin replied to Ford Fay's discussion Why are local clubs teaching and playing 9 wicket croquet with carryover deadness?
"Maybe they'll move away from the buffet of options and offer a fixed set of rules."
Sep 1
Ford Fay replied to Ford Fay's discussion Why are local clubs teaching and playing 9 wicket croquet with carryover deadness?
"Meaning what?"
Sep 1
Dylan Goodwin replied to Ford Fay's discussion Why are local clubs teaching and playing 9 wicket croquet with carryover deadness?
"Seems reasonable to me ... I think the 9WC has had some line-up changes. So maybe there will be progress."
Sep 1
Ford Fay replied to Ford Fay's discussion Why are local clubs teaching and playing 9 wicket croquet with carryover deadness?
"Yes, the purpose of the basic rules to create the proper foundation for the “backyard” game of 9 wicket croquet, which is six-ball cutthroat single players. From these basic rules, the 9WC moves to the next level of play; four balls,…"
Sep 1
Dylan Goodwin replied to Ford Fay's discussion Why are local clubs teaching and playing 9 wicket croquet with carryover deadness?
"If by struggle, you mean taking second in his first USCA event ... okay. The feedback I heard from all of our players was that the comical turf conditions were the real issue. But yes I did hear some annoyance around the decision to modify the rules…"
Sep 1
Dylan Goodwin replied to Ford Fay's discussion Why are local clubs teaching and playing 9 wicket croquet with carryover deadness?
"We can agree on that point ... I believe there should be a fixed set of basic rules rules and a fixed set of tournament rules that are a natural extension of those rules. The purpose of the basic rules being to give the casual backyard player a…"
Sep 1
Ford Fay replied to Ford Fay's discussion Why are local clubs teaching and playing 9 wicket croquet with carryover deadness?
"You continue your comments with “The rest of your post (me) refers to your long time assertion that the USCA has done something wrong by crafting a set of higher level rules for tournaments and more serious players. That seems well within a…"
Sep 1
Ford Fay replied to Ford Fay's discussion Why are local clubs teaching and playing 9 wicket croquet with carryover deadness?
"Dylan, I have read your rules, and tell the readers, they are somewhat different from the USCA basic rules e.g. your section 12, The Boundaries. I know understand why one of your players, Bill Berg, was having trouble at the 2016 Nationals in…"
Sep 1
Dylan Goodwin replied to Ford Fay's discussion Why are local clubs teaching and playing 9 wicket croquet with carryover deadness?
"We play MCA Nine Wicket Rules. Which offers the Basic rules and the Advanced version. http://midwestcroquet.com/croquet-rules/ They are relatively close to USCA 9W rules most consistently used at their 9W Nationals. We didn't feel like it was a…"
Aug 31
Ford Fay replied to Ford Fay's discussion Why are local clubs teaching and playing 9 wicket croquet with carryover deadness?
"The short of it is, you are not teaching or playing by the basic rules of the USCA but are using “advance rules” ? which I don’t understand what they are.  Until all clubs are on board teaching and playing by the basic rules…"
Aug 31
Ford Fay replied to Ford Fay's discussion Why are local clubs teaching and playing 9 wicket croquet with carryover deadness?
"The short of it is, you are not teaching or playing by the basic rules of the USCA but are using “advance rules” ? which I don’t understand what they are.  Until all clubs are on board teaching and playing by the basic rules…"
Aug 31
Dylan Goodwin replied to Ford Fay's discussion Why are local clubs teaching and playing 9 wicket croquet with carryover deadness?
"1) Until this year, the 9W Kansas City Croquet Club generally played basic USCA 9W rules for beginner games. In general, that worked okay for a few years. But once those players became better players they moved into advanced rules. With limited…"
Aug 31
Ford Fay replied to Ford Fay's discussion Why are local clubs teaching and playing 9 wicket croquet with carryover deadness?
"Dylan, why are you not teaching the basic rules of the USCA 9 wicket game?. Specifically, (1) that on each turn you are alive on all balls?   (2) Please explain, what you mean by you would speculate that they are playing those options because…"
Aug 31
Dylan Goodwin replied to Ford Fay's discussion Why are local clubs teaching and playing 9 wicket croquet with carryover deadness?
"To answer your initial question, I would guess that yes, clubs are using tournament rules to prepare players for tournament play. And secondarily, I would speculate that they are playing those options because they enjoy the depth of the…"
Aug 31
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Why are local clubs teaching and playing 9 wicket croquet with carryover deadness?

Carryover deadness is NOT part of the basic rules of 9 Wicket croquet.In the 2006 USCA Rules of 9 Wicket Croquet, I quote;“After the striker ball roquets another ball, it does not earn any extra shots for hitting it again in the same turn before scoring the next wicket in order. However, there is no penalty for hitting the ball again (unless you are using Challenging Option #1, below)”.In the FAQ section –Question: “Is there a rule that says you are ‘dead’ on a ball you’ve hit (not allowed to…See More
Aug 30

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