Arizona Croquet Club

US OPEN

Overview:

The US Open croquet tournament is an annual event hosted by the American Croquet Association (ACA).  The ACA was founded by Stan Patmor to provide representation for American players in Association Croquet (before the United States Croquet Association took any interest in Association croquet for  its membership).   Association Croquet is the foundation of international play and its member countries include Ireland, Great Britain, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, South Africa, Spain, Germany, France, Austria, Japan, the United States of America and other developing countries.

Beautiful Day at Mission Hills
Steve Mossbrook and Bill Fraser enjoying a beautiful day at the Mission Hills Croquet Club

The US Open tournament is currently hosted at the Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, California, held annually during the first week of December.  Tournament rules follow the Laws of Association Croquet for Advanced rules.  The US Open is both competitive and social.   In most years, there are between 2 and 3 flights of play.  The Championship Open flight is available to players of all handicaps but limited to the top 24 entrants in the field.  This year participation held 16 entrants in the Open flight.

THE 31st US OPEN -- 2018

December 4-8 (Tue-Sat)

Registration:

   Contact Tournament manager Rory Kelley 480-990-1126 for full registration details.

History of our event:

US Open by Year
Previous years and overall tally
click left for all previous years

Click links below for detailed reports
Winner Runner Up
1997
Leo McBride
Rich Lamm
1998 (except this one)
Jacques Fournier
Jerry Stark
1999
Jacques Fournier
Bill Martin
2000
Jeremy Dyer
John Gibbons
2001
David Maugham
Jerry Stark
2002
Rich Lamm
RP Powell
2003
Rich Lamm
Britt Ruby
2004
Paul Bennett
Brian Cumming
2005
Jerry Stark
Rich Lamm
2006
Paul Bennett
Matt Baird
2007
Jerry Stark
Matt Baird
2008
Doug Grimsley
Paul Bennett
2009
Ben Rothman
Doug Grimsley
2010
Paul Bennett
Brian Cumming
2011
Danny Huneycutt
Ben Rothman
2012
Ben Rothman
Paul Bennett
2013
Ben Rothman
Rich Lamm
2014
Rich Lamm
Brian Cumming
2015
Doug Grimsley
Harper Peterson
2016
Brian Cumming
Doug Grimsley
2017
Pete Trimmer
Peter Bach
2018
Rich Lamm
Doug Grimsley


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last updated  9 Dec 2018