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  1998 ARCHIVES

 T H E   N E W S 
Golf Croquet watershed at Leamington Spa
•  Game reports, interviews and photos from the historic third annual Golf Croquet World Championship

1998 USCA Nationals at Merion: the picture story
•  Play-by-play, pictures, and complete final results of the biggest American rules nationals ever.

Leamington Spa Hosts Third Annual Golf Croquet World Championship
•  Egyptians are the overwhelming favorites in the game that calls for long shots, spectacular hoop-making, and hard hitting.

Robert beats Jacques in the '98 British Opens
•  The 16-year-old who is the first American to reach the finals of the British classic yields the prize to a world champion playing at top form.

Ozzie champ dominates Japan Open Doubles in Tokyo
•  The quality of play in Japan in improving, but not enough to prevent Australian Blaise Northey winning his second straight doubles title, with partner Atsushi Mitsui

England hosts ninth Solomon Trophy
•  A week of croquet and camaraderie at Bowdon, near Manchester, takes the relative measure of the British and the Americans in team play.

"Left Coast" croquet at
the 14th San Francisco Open
•  The words and pictures of New Hampshire's Bert Myer explain why it's among the most distinguished of the public court annuals.

The British are coming!
The British are coming!
•  Previewing Sonoma-Cutrer's world championship and The Resort at the Mountain's Invitational - two West Coast events that combine stars, spectacle, and purse money.

USCA announces 76 pre-qualifiers for biggest national championships ever
•  The Great Lawn of the Merion Cricket Club at Haversford, Pennsylvania, will be set for 16 croquet courts and four flights of play.

Superb Arizona Open is a showcase for world champion Robert Fulford
•  Winning singles and doubles, completing the first American Rules sextuple, and pulling off a rare "half-Spooner" only begins to describe the dimensions of Fulford's triumph in the Valley of the Sun.

John Osborn wins his seventh Palm Beach Invitational
•  The player who has virtually owned this tournament in recent years reports the story and full results.

NEW ZEALAND CHAMPIONSHIPS, 1998
•  Bob Jackson rolls to a record 12th win in the Open, while Jones and Garrison take the doubles title.
•  Leaders in singles and doubles emerge in first four days
•  Steve Jones previews the classic that begins in Wanganui, North Island, on January 10

U.S. prize money report for 1997
•  The totals are up, says Garth Eliassen in his annual summation, but still not soaring


 
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