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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
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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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Croquet King

Croquet King Robert Fletcher in action in the 2013 Association Croquet World Championship Final
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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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World Team Championships - Finals| Golf Croquet | Sky Sport Next

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Sky Sport Next provides a platform to showcase New Zealand’s up-and-coming sports and athletes to New Zealand. Sports events or highlights will be streamed free for all New Zealanders to watch on a Sky Sport Next YouTube channel and some content will be broadcast on Sky Sport, Sky’s sport streaming service Sky Sport Now and Sky’s free-to-air channel Prime.

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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 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

Croquet(AC):Lawrence v Morgan - Game 1 - US Nationals 2019

USCA AC Nationals, Sarasota County Croquet Club, Venice , Florida - March 2019. Jeff Soo TD. Hans Peterson TM. Game One of a quarterfinal match between Mac Rob teammates Stephen Morgan and Stuart Lawrence. Epic interactivity with attempts at triples, a quad and a straight triple. 2 vs 1 ball ending with a massive hit in to win it. Game Two to follow. Thanks to Chris O'Byrne, Reigate CC, UK, for the ball position graphic and to the SSCC for a fabulous venue and tournament.

World Team Championships| Golf Croquet | Sky Sport Next

Visit skysportnext.co.nz


Sky Sport Next provides a platform to showcase New Zealand’s up-and-coming sports and athletes to New Zealand. Sports events or highlights will be streamed free for all New Zealanders to watch on a Sky Sport Next YouTube channel and some content will be broadcast on Sky Sport, Sky’s sport streaming service Sky Sport Now and Sky’s free-to-air channel Prime.
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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.

Golf Croquet World Championship 2019 / Final - Game 1 (HD)

Ben Rothman (USA) vs Mohamed Karem (EGY)

Golf Croquet World Championship 2019 / Final - Game 3 (HD)

Ben Rothman (USA) vs Mohamed Karem (EGY)

Golf Croquet World Championship 2019 / Final - Game 4 (HD)

Ben Rothman (USA) vs Mohamed Karem (EGY)

GCWC 2019. Day 9 - Championship Final

WCF Simon Carter Golf Croquet World Championship

Streamed live from Sussex County Croquet Club

What is Golf Croquet:

Event website:


Latest scores and commentary available at:

Live streaming of the knockout stages (1-4 August) will be broadcast at

Engage with the latest on social media using #gcwc2019
Facebook: @WorldCroquet
Facebook/Twitter/Instagram: @CroquetEngland
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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.

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.

U21 GCWC 2019 - Day 5. Championship Final - Fordyce v Galpin

U21 Golf Croquet World Championships 2019, Nottingham Croquet Club.

Fordyce (NZL) v Galpin (ENG)

What is Golf Croquet:

Event website:


Latest scores and commentary available at:

Live streaming of the knockout stages (23-24 August) will be broadcast at

Engage with the latest on social media using #gcwc2019
Facebook: @WorldCroquet
Facebook/Twitter/Instagram: @CroquetEngland

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.

2018 AC Croquet World Championship

Images from the preliminary rounds of the 2018 Association Croquet World Championship held at the Wellington Croquet Club, Wellington, New Zealand.

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