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Solomon Trophy - USA v GB

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pictureThe Solomon Trophy 2019 at the Pinehurst Resort, North Carolina

by Samir Patel at Pinehurst Resort, North Carolina, USA
1st October 2019 (International)

The Solomon Trophy starts today, following a warm-up match between USA and Great Britain played to American Rules. This event, with six doubles and six singles matches, saw an aggressive style of play from GB team which earned them a remarkable 6-6 draw.

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Team Orders

The team captains declared team orders for the Solomon Trophy during dinner yesterday evening:

1. Ben Rothman
2. Matthew Essick
3. Stuart Lawrence
4. Stephen Morgan
5. Zack Watson
6. Danny Huneycutt

A. Ben Rothman & Stephen Morgan
B. Matthew Essick & Stuart Lawrence
C. Danny Hunneycutt & Zack Watson

1. Mark Suter
2. Samir Patel
3. Ian Burridge
4. Duncan Reeve
5. Alain Giraud
6. Jonathan Powe

A. Mark Suter & Duncan Reeve
B. Samir Patel & Jonathan Powe
C. Ian Burridge & Alain Giraud

Playing Schedule

The playing order for the 21-point test is:

  • Round 1 - first round of doubles (AvA, BvB, CvC)
  • Round 2 - second round of doubles
  • Round 3 - Reverse Singles (1v2, 2v1, 3v4, 4v3, 5v6, 6v5)
  • Round 4 - final round of doubles
  • Round 5 - Paired Singles (1v1, 2v2, 3v3, 4v4, 5v5, 6v6)


Play starts this morning at 0930 local time (1430 UK time) with paired doubles (AvA, BvB, CvC):

  • Ben Rothman & Stephen Morgan v Mark Suter & Duncan Reeve
  • Matthew Essick & Stuart Lawrence v Samir Patel & Jonathan Powe
  • Danny Hunneycutt & Zack Watson v Ian Burridge & Alain Giraud

Results will be posted to Croquet Scores:

There may be video streaming available for some games; keep an eye on Facebook for details.


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