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                                                                720. 937. 2056   rontseg@comcast.net
                                                                               Ron Eccles, President
                                         Denver Croquet Club / Washington Park Lawn Bowling Club
                                           United State Croquet Association - State District President


No “Sextuple Peel’s” during the 3rd Annual Rocky Mountain International Open Croquet

tournament (20-May - 23-May), but Ben Rothman made four close attempts on his way to

winning the tournament with a one - two win ( +4 - +25 TP ) in best of three against second

place finisher Paul Bennett. Rothman succeed in his third Rocky Mountain International Open

to win his share of the $2,400 purse. He stated his intention to return next year to win it all

including the doubled ($400.00) Sextuple prize. The $200.00 “Blauvelt prize” for the most triple

peels was a three way split with Ben Rothman, Paul Bennett and Denver’s own Rich Lamm.

Rich Lamm of the Denver Croquet Club assembled one of the strongest croquet tournament

fields for this tournament including members of the “Soloman Trophy” winning team, Jim Bast,

Jeff Soo and Ben Rothman. Also playing in the tournament were members of the USA 2010

MacRobertson Shield Team, : Ben Rothman of California, Jeff Soo of North Carolina, Rich

Lamm of Colorado, Jim Bast of Texas and Alternates in order:, Paul Bennett of Arizona, Paul

Billings of Colorado.


Players and spectators watched extraordinary croquet play from the perfect to “what was that

person thinking” by the professional players of this unique Sport of Croquet.

The tournament in additions to social events this year saw the addition of Colorado Artist Day,

Colorado Photographers Day and a special reception for the “Jiminy Wicket” Alzheimer’s

Croquet Program ( www.jiminywicket.com ). Colorado Artist Day organized by Amy Dixon

Fine Art brought Sketch, Oil and Water Color artist to the Lawn to capture this little known sport


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on canvas. Craig Lewis organized Colorado Photographers to shoot all of the four days of the

tournament and over 3,000 photos were taken, with one landing in The Denver Post Sports

section.

The 4th Annual Rocky Mountain International Open is tentatively scheduled for

Thursday May 19 through Sunday 22, 2011.


2010 Rocky Mountain International (20-May -- 23-May) Complete Results -- Rich Lamm


1. Ben Rothman, USCA #2 California >$966 First Place and share of Blauvelt prize

2. Paul Bennett, USCA #8 Arizona    >$666 Second Place and share of Blauvelt prize

3. Jim Bast, USCA # 7 Texas           >$300 Third Place
4. Rich Lamm, USCA #4 Colorado                          >$ 66 Share of Blauvelt prize
5. David Maloof, USCA #19 Florida/North Carolina        >$300 Winner Prairie event
6. Matt Baird, USCA # 23 Oklahoma, Colorado
7. Bob Van Tassell, USCA #13 California
8. Jim Butts, USCA #24 Arizona
9. Jeff Soo, USCA #5 North Carolina                     >$300 Winner Foothills event
10. Eileen Soo, USCA # 40 North Carolina
11. Paul Billings, USCA # 20 Colorado
12. Ron Hendry, USCA #29 California
13. Martyn Selman, USCA #36 California

          The Special Awards:
TP “Blauvelt Prize” split evenly between Bennett, Lamm & Rothman (included above)
SXP “Sextuple Peel’s” prize unclaimed. $200 carried forward to 2011
Best Armadillo Jump - Jeff Soo
How to give away the game and look silly doing it award:
Martyn Selman. Runner-up - Rich Lamm
Worst SXP Attempt: Ben Rothman. Runner up – Ben, Rothman. 3rd Place - Ben Rothman.
4th Place – Ben Rothman. 5th Place - Jeff Soo

         COMPLETE RESULTS:
Rocky Block
Jim Bast      beat  Eileen Soo                +12
David Maloof  beat  Matt Baird                +23
Paul Bennett  beat  Jim Butts                 +24 STP
Ben Rothman   beat  Eileen Soo                +24
Jim Bast      beat  David Maloof              +4

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Paul Bennett     beat    Matt Baird        +23
Ben Rothman      beat    Jim Butts         +20
Paul Bennett     beat    Jim Bast          +26 TP
David Maloof     beat    Eileen Soo        +26 TP
Jim Butts        beat    Matt Baird        +5
Ben Rothman      beat    David Maloof      +5
Paul Bennett     beat    Eileen Soo        +17 TP
Paul Bennett     beat    David Maloof      +3
Ben Rothman      beat    Matt Baird        +5
Jim Bast         beat    Jim Butts         +26 TP
Jim Bast         beat    Matt Baird        +26
Jim Butts        beat    Eileen Soo        +8
Ben Rothman      beat    Paul Bennett      +1
David Maloof     beat    Jim Butts         +4
Ben Rothman      beat    Jim Bast          +13 TPO
Matt Baird       beat    Eileen Soo        +8
          Mountain Block
Rich Lamm        beat    Martyn Selman     +26
Jeff Soo         beat Ron Hendry           +26 TP
Bob Van Tassell beat     Paul Billings     +7
Rich Lamm        beat    Ron Hendry        +19 TP
Martyn Selman beat       Bob Van Tassell   +13
Paul Billings    beat    Jeff Soo          +6
Paul Billings    beat    Ron Hendry        +4
Jeff Soo         beat    Martyn Selman     +11
Bob Van Tassell beat     Rich Lamm         +16
Jeff Soo         beat    Bob Van Tassell   +1
Martyn Selman beat       Ron Hendry        +11
Rich Lamm        beat    Paul Billings     +21
Bob Van Tassell beat     Ron Hendry        +17
Rich Lamm        beat    Jeff Soo          +17 TP
Martyn Selman beat       Paul Billings     +26
          Knockout
Jim Bast         beat    Ron Hendry        +26 TP    Rnd 1
Matt Baird       beat    Jeff Soo          +11       Rnd 1
David Maloof     beat    Paul Billings     +17       Rnd 1
Bob Van Tassell beat     Eileen Soo        +17       Rnd 1
Jim Butts        beat    Martyn Selman     +18       Rnd 1
Ben Rothman      beat    Jim Butts         +26       1/4s
Jim Bast         beat    Bob Van Tassell   +11       1/4s
Paul Bennett     beat    Matt Baird        +11       1/4s
Rich Lamm        beat    David Maloof      +18 TP    1/4s
Ben Rothman      beat    Jim Bast          +7 TP     Semis
Paul Bennett     beat    Rich Lamm         +17       Semis
Ben Rothman      beat    Paul Bennett      +4        Finals
Ben Rothman      beat    Paul Bennett      +25 TP    Finals

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          The Foothills Consolation (9-13)
Eileen Soo        beat     Paul Billings      +7
Jeff Soo          beat     Ron Hendry         +1
Eileen Soo        beat     Ron Hendry         +11
Paul Billings     beat     Martyn Selman      +1
Jeff Soo          beat     Eileen Soo         +19
Ron Hendry        beat     Martyn Selman      +3
Jeff Soo          beat     Martyn Selman      +26
Paul Billings     beat     Ron Hendry         +25
Jeff Soo          beat     Paul Billings      +7
Eileen Soo        beat     Martyn Selman      +11

The Prairie Consolation (5-8)

Bob Van Tassell   beat      Jim Butts         +3
Matt Baird        beat      David Maloof      +1
David Maloof      beat      Jim Butts         +26 TP
Matt Baird        beat      Bob Van Tassell   +4
Jim Butts         beat      Matt Baird        +8
David Maloof      beat      Bob Van Tassell   +11


         DUMBEST PLAY THAT RESULTS IN GIVING GAME TO OPPONENT
PRIZE: Current finalists are Rich Lamm, who played break to pink while participating in
primary colors game and Martyn Selman, whose claims are too numerous and specious to detail.

          STAR OF STAGE AND SCREEN: Jeff Soo, whose action photograph in the sports
section of the Denver Post conveyed the icy cold focus and concentration that scares us all to
death (in a good way).

          PHOTO THE DENVER POST SHOULD HAVE TAKEN AND PRINTED:
Jeff Soo's armadillo jump, which may well haunt us all for the rest of our lives (not in a good
way). Mouse pads and T shirts of Jeff's armadillo jump available online next week (a great
stocking stuffer idea for Christmas)

(Details of “Soloman Trophy” December 2009 test match at www.croquetworld.com )

(Detail of MacRobertson Shield August 2010 England http://macrobertsonshield2010.org/usa

www.croquetworld.com )



The Denver Croquet Club www.denvercroquetclub.org is a member of the United States Croquet

Association. The Denver Croquet Club is a Colorado registered “Not for profit 501 (c) 3”

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The Washington Park Lawn Bowling Club is a member of the United State Lawn Bowling

Association



Ron Eccles 720. 937. 2056    rontseg@comcast.net

President - Denver Croquet Club / Washington Park Lawn Bowling Club State District President

- United State Croquet Association - Box 441114 Aurora, Colorado 80044

Additional contacts

Rich Lamm     303 388 3288 richlamm@comcast.net

United States Croquet Association   www.croquetamerica.com

World Croquet Federation            www.wcfcroquet.org

Croquet World Online Magazine       www.croquetworld.com

National Croquet Calendar           eliassen@ados.net

Oxford Croquet        `             http://www.oxfordcroquet.com



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