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The Croquet King

“The Croquet King” Robert Fletcher in action at the 2013 Association Croquet World Championships

The Penultimate Croquet Waltz

Croquet is not only a game of skill and tactics, one needs to have good footwork and be in harmony.
One of the best proponents of being in harmony and exquisite footwork is current world number 1 Robert Fletcher.
Here Robert shows off his talent doing the Penultimate Croquet Waltz during the semi final against Irishman Andy Johnson in the 2013 World Championships on his way to becoming world champion.

His technique has been commented by many and widely acclaimed as one of the reasons of his fast rise and success in the last 5 years.

SBS Interview with Robert Fletcher

SBS Interview wiith Robert Fletcher

Croquet Australia, and indeed croquet enthusiasts around the world are extremely grateful for promotion of croquet by the main stream media.
Whilst not the easiest sport to promote to the masses, when your home grown hero wins the world championship everyone (we hope) jumps on the bandwagon.

Croquet Fantasy Team – your chance to Win

Following on from the success of the 2013 World Championship Croquet Fantasy Team, Chris Clarke will be conducting another Croquet Fantasy Team competition for the upcoming World Championships in England.

The rules are simple, you have 8,000 fantasy dollars and you are required to purchase 6 players, without exceeding the “salary cap”. (we live in hope – Editor)Points will then be awarded based on their performance throughout the tournament.

And yes there is a prize – a beer mat.

Croquet Fantasy Tem prize

Prize for the BFS Croquet Fantasy Team winner
A Thirsty Crow-quet Beer Mat

Please select your team of exactly 6 players from the list below up to a total cost of F$8000, plus the estimated time of the best of 5 final – take a stab of somewhere between 3 – 10 hours.
Forward your entry to  chrisdclark at hotmail dot com  with BFS Croquet Fantasy Team in the title)

Player

Cost

 

Player

Cost

Bamford

3000

Hakes

900

Fulford

2500

Irwin

900

R. Fletcher

2500

D. Johnston

900

Beijderwellen

2200

Ormerod

900

Chapman

2000

Bulloch

800

Burch

1900

Giraud

800

Death

1900

Lawrence

800

Avery

1800

Tahurangi

800

Maugham

1800

Crashley

700

Mulliner

1800

French

700

Aiton

1600

Nicholls

700

Forster

1600

Smith

700

Clarke

1500

Walsh

700

Dawson

1500

Kibble

600

Evans

1500

Bent

600

I. Lines

1500

A. Lines

600

Beard

1400

Palmer

600

Hopgood

1400

Parish

600

Patel

1400

Winn

600

Chambers

1300

Berthouze

500

Hockey

1300

Bullen

500

Trimmer

1300

Edwards

500

Brown

1200

Filbee

500

Burridge

1200

Hurst

500

A. Johnston

1200

Louw

500

Bennett

1100

Magee

500

Carter

1100

McAdam

500

Cumming

1100

Morgan

500

M. Fletcher

1100

Morrison

500

Jones

1100

Riva

500

Mounfield

1100

Sharpe

500

Openshaw

1100

Usbeck

400

Wilkinson

1100

Wells

400

Goacher

1000

Mahdi

300

Grimsley

1000

Todorovich

300

Newcombe

1000

Yamada

300

Walters

1000

Bullen

500

Tibble

1000

Edwards

500

Farthing

900

Filbee

500

Higgins

900

Hurst

500

For hints, visit the Croquet Ranking website

Taking on the world

Well one can’t compete in a World Championship without having to do a number of interviews.
Thanks to local ABC Riverina for airtime today.
To read and listen head to ABC Riverina