Photographs of European Championships

I've not had the chance to create my normal galleries as per right hand side but in the meantime here is a link to my smugmug gallery which has just a few of the photographs.
http://www.smugmug.com/gallery/19166303_NLn3Bg more info on read more page.

Stephen Mulliner wins European Championship

Stephen Mulliner (ENG) defeated Mark McInerney (IRE) +15sxp, +17tp, -17tp, -11, +26tp in a closely-fought final to record his 12th European Championship.
Full report of play over the 3 days.

2011 FEC European Association Croquet Championship

The event starts on Friday 16 September and continues until the 18 September
The Irish selections are Simon Williams and Andrew Johnston.
Ireland were granted three wildcards; Kieran Murphy, Danny Johnston and Gerard Healy.
All Croquet Players are encouraged to come and support the local players and attend the social events too.
Further information and daily results at Carrickmines Club website

GB v Ireland Match Result

Great Britain vs Ireland Croquet Match, September 3rd/4th 2011

Great Britain 3
Ireland 3
This was the score at Nailsea, near Bristol on the second day after a disappointing 7/1 defeat on the first day.

Charles Jones

We were deeply saddened to learn the news of the very sudden passing of croquet legend Charles Jones at the age of 56. Charles died in Thailand on Monday night where he was holidaying on his way back home to New Zealand following the World Golf Croquet Championship in London in July. ..... Mark McInerney

2011 World Golf Croquet Championship: Chris Clarke’s Response

Firstly, thanks to Evan for allowing me the opportunity to comment on his article. I accept that there isn’t very much depth or justification in my views posted in my commentaries. This is due to the fact that I was trying to keep up with play in “live” time and didn’t have the chance to expand on my views. I also believe that lively debate is healthy for the sport and part of the fun of playing and spectating.
I’d like deal with a few specific points.

A Commentary on 2011 Golf Croquet World Championship.

2011 Golf Croquet World Championship at Hurlingham
A Commentary on the Commentaries. By Evan Newell.

Two commentaries are to be found on the Web that do not, in my opinion, provide a balanced view of the Hurlingham World Golf Croquet Championship of July 2011. The two to which I refer are:

Chris Clarke’s “opinion” as recorded on the dedicated Championship web site.
Mohammad Kamal’s “post-mortems” of the Championship to be found at “croquetworld.com”.

Full Results - Carter Challenge

Carrickmines 10-13 August 2011
Final Score: Ireland 13 USA 8

Mark McInerney wins the Irish Championships.

Managers report by Brian Fisk.

Mark McInerney Wins World Golf Croquet Championships!

Mark McInerney has become the first non-Egyptian player ever to win the World Golf
Croquet Championships. After qualifying from his block without too much trouble,
Mark made his way through a tough Knockout draw to reach the final, beating reigning
champion Ahmed Nasr and 2006 champion Mohammed Nasr en route. This was a truly
magnificent feat in itself coming from a game down in both matches to win.

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