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How To Play Croquet

An in-depth step-by-step guide on how to play the gentlemen's game of croquet, including frequently asked questions and different variations of the game

How to Play Croquet : How to Begin Playing Croquet

Learn how to begin playing the game of Croquet, including knowing that the blue ball goes first, and finding out scoring techniques in this free recreational video on the basics of Croquet.

Expert: Bob Hunt
Bio: Bob Hunt has been painting houses for 17 years and specializes in painting, pressure washing, and even repairing interior and exterior properties both residential and commercial.
Filmmaker: Bob Hunt
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2011 world golf croquet championship final.avi

How to Play Croquet

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Here's a wicket way to spend a summer afternoon. Anyone for croquet?

Step 1: Set up the course
Plant seven wickets in the ground at the points of two imaginary end-to-end diamonds in a figure-eight pattern, and an eighth and ninth wicket near the top and bottom wickets. Plant stakes just beyond the top and bottom wickets.

Tip
If you wish, mark the outer boundaries of the playing field with string and stakes.

Step 2: Choose a color
Choose the color of the ball you wish to play. Order of play is determined by the colors on the stakes. The top color goes first.

Step 3: Begin play
Place your ball between the first stake and the first wicket. Strike the ball with the face of the mallet aiming it to go through the wicket.

Step 4: Advance through the course
Receive a bonus stroke each time your ball goes through a wicket, and move counter-clockwise to the next wicket. If a player’s ball does not go through a wicket, it is the next player’s turn.

Step 5: Earn bonus points
Earn two bonus strokes by hitting another player’s ball with your ball. This is called roqueting. With your bonus strokes you can hit your ball, hit both balls, or – with your ball touching the other ball, and holding your ball down with your foot – knock the other one away.

Tip
If a ball is sent over the boundary, place it one mallet-length (about three feet) inside the boundary and resume play from there.

Step 6: Win the game
The first player to pass through all wickets in proper order and hit the turning stake and finishing stake is the winner. Other players may continue playing to determine who finishes second, third, and so on.

Did You Know?
The word mall comes from the original French name for croquet, paille-maille, which means ball-mallet.
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How to Play Croquet : How to Set Up a Croquet Court

Learn how to set up a Croquet Court in your backyard, or any grassy area, with each wicket being three feet apart, in this free recreational video on playing Croquet.

Expert: Bob Hunt
Bio: Bob Hunt has been painting houses for 17 years and specializes in painting, pressure washing, and even repairing interior and exterior properties both residential and commercial.
Filmmaker: Bob Hunt

Introduction to Golf Croquet

Golf Croquet is a very easy game of croquet to learn. It is suitable for all ages and genders. Whilst deceptively simple it involves accuracy and strategic play.

The video shows 'doubles' being played where team 1 has the black and blue balls and the opposing team 2 has the red and yellow balls. The game is also played as 'singles' with just 2 players, one having the blue and black balls, the other the red and yellow ones. The strict blue, red, black, yellow ball playing sequence is still the same.

It is normally played at Toronto Croquet Club on Mondays, Wednesday and Friday mornings. Just give us a ring on 0447 338 445. Come along and give it a try. All you need are fully enclosed shoes (no sandals, thongs or heels). You will be made most welcome and shown how to play. Free coaching is available to help people get started and as an ongoing support.

Toronto is on the shores of the beautiful Lake Macquarie in New South Wales Australia.

Golf Croquet, sometimes simply called GC, is played worldwide with world championships played every year.
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Croquet Association Promotional Short Film

A short film I've made for the Croquet Association to promote the sport in the UK.

How to Play Croquet : How to Swing a Croquet Mallet

Croquet enthusiast and outdoors lover teaches the different ways to swing a Croquet mallet, in this free recreational video on the basics of playing Croquet.

Expert: Bob Hunt
Bio: Bob Hunt has been painting houses for 17 years and specializes in painting, pressure washing, and even repairing interior and exterior properties both residential and commercial.
Filmmaker: Bob Hunt

Hoop 12 triangle of danger Golf Croquet

From clarkecroquet.com
A brief look at the triangle of danger that exists at hoop 12 in Golf Croquet for the player 6-5 ahead.

Croquet King

Croquet King Robert Fletcher in action in the 2013 Association Croquet World Championship Final
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How to Play Croquet : How to Play Croquet

Croquet enthusiast and outdoors lover, talks about the rules and basics of playing Croquet in this free recreational video on the basics of playing Croquet.

Expert: Bob Hunt
Bio: Bob Hunt has been painting houses for 17 years and specializes in painting, pressure washing, and even repairing interior and exterior properties both residential and commercial.
Filmmaker: Bob Hunt

Backyard Croquet

This is me having fun playing croquet in my backyard.
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Croquet (US): Britt Ruby v Sherif Abdelwahab MW Regional 2018

The American Rules Midwest Regional croquet tournament was held at LaFortune Park in Tulsa, Oklahoma over Labor Day weekend, 2018. This quarterfinal match between the two top seeds demonstrates why we should all be practicing two-ball breaks.

Sweep shots Croquet

How to play a sweep shot from clarkecroquet.com

Full and pass rolls Croquet

How to play full and pass rolls from
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How to Play Croquet : How to Play Croquet Strategically

Learn how to use strategy, ball placement, and thinking several shots ahead of where you are when playing Croquet, in this free recreational video the basics of Croquet.

Expert: Bob Hunt
Bio: Bob Hunt has been painting houses for 17 years and specializes in painting, pressure washing, and even repairing interior and exterior properties both residential and commercial.
Filmmaker: Bob Hunt

Croquet(GC-2S): Rothman v Trimmer - Innovations 2019

2nd Croquet Innovations Tournament at the NCC in West Palm Beach, Florida, March 2019. Howard Sosin is the Innovator of AC Peel and 2 Shot GC and the Sponsor of the event. This is the Process semifinal in 2 Shot GC between Ben Rothman and Pete Trimmer. Thanks to Beverly Cardo for the camera work. See the link for the full rules:

Croquet Jump Shots - montage

A selection of jump shots from over the years at various tournaments. Available in HD.
Will be compiling more videos of jump shots in the future.

Association Croquet - Clips from the 2018 season

An assortment of clips I've taken from across the 2018 croquet season, all of association croquet. Featuring the World Championship, Inter-Counties Champs, Bowdon Advanced Weekend, Scottish Open, East Midlands Champs and British Open.
Apologies for the generic Youtube music.

GAME 1 - Golf Croquet World Championship Final Bamford vs Nasr Cairo (HD)

GAME 1 - Final of the Golf Croquet World Championships 2013. Reg Bamford vs Ahmed Nasr in Cairo
Video is available FULL HD - change it at the the bottom of the video for a better quality and there should be a caption showing the score after each hoop is run. Don't think this works on the mobile platform but if watching it on the PC this should work.

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