Will Kim Kardashian ever complete a sextuple?

 This is probably one of the most un-asked questions of this century, and for good reason… Kardashian doesn’t play enough croquet to hone her skills for sextupling.
For the non-croquet people the sextuple requires one to make a break of 12 whilst peeling their partner ball through 6 hoops. Something that only the top players in the world accomplish on a regular basis. Robert Fletcher, Australia’s number 1 player has completed 3 sextuples, one of which was against me in the Armstrong trophy.
I have attempted on two occasions to complete a sextuple in matches, both times my opponent hit the lift… that just isn’t fair.

My tripling rate has been on the improve during the past 12 months; it’s taken me a while for everything to click into place. It is very satisfying to complete a game and deny one’s opponent another shot.

It is amazing what is possible once you commence tripling, I keep learning all the time about ball placement and keeping the break going without increasing the risk of breakdown.

My first triple was in a handicap game at the Wagga Wagga croquet club. (I was giving the bisques, not receiving them.
My first competition triple was a TPO (ended up being a OTP) in a game of doubles, Tim Murphy and myself against Trevor Bassett and Kevin Beard, included a ‘memorable roll’ from the eastern boundary to 2 inches out dead in front of 3-back… still spoken about over beers.

Am still spending hours practising ‘triples’. Perhaps I should invite Kardashian to Wagga Wagga and show her how it’s done. 🙂

3 Responses to Will Kim Kardashian ever complete a sextuple?

  1. Tim Murphy

    She will not!

    My first triple was in a handicap game at Nowra. I was planning on going to peg with first ball but failed 4b. Oppo made 3 hoops with 6 bisques. I hit the 10 yarder and completed the tp with oppo having 11 bisques remaining.

    I’ve just thought of a new handicap rule. If you win a handicap game and oppo has bisques then those bisques come off the next game against that oppo. That might teach them to use their bisques.

  2. Paddy Chapman

    Jim,

    As the oppo keeps hitting the lift shot when you lay for sextuples, try making the 1-back leave with your forward ball – thereby avoiding giving a lift.

    • Jimbo

      Paddy, have been learning about 1back leaves to add to my repitoire for the Worlds.

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