Vancouver, BC, CA
Rancho Mirage, CA, USA
Portland, OR, USA
Portland, OR, USA
Seattle, WA, USA
McCall, ID, USA
24-27 June 2010
Puget Sound Croquet Club, Kirkland, Washington, USA
Story by Leo Nikora
Photo by Dan Lipkie
|Chris Percival-Smith of Canada receiving the 2010 Pacific Cup at the Puget Sound Croque Club in Kirkland, WA, USA.|
The 2010 Pacific Cup was won by Chris Percival-Smith of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He beat Leo Nikora of Rancho Mirage, California, USA, in the finals. Steve Scalpone and Patrick Sweeney, both of Portland, Oregon, USA, tied for third.
Eight players from America and Canada competed for the Pacific Cup in a United States Croquet Association sanctioned tournament held on three championship courts at the Puget Sound Croquet Club in Kirkland, Washington, USA. Advanced Association (International) Rules were followed, and brand new Sunshiny CQ-16 balls were used. Patrick Sweeney was the tournament director.
For more pictures, see Maui Croquet Club Gallery.
All players advanced from Block Play to Knockout Play, and were seeded according to their ranking in Block Play. Each match in Knockout Play was one three-hour game, except the final, which was best of three games in seven hours.
|1st Leo Nikora||Nikora
|8th Peter Bach|
|5th Cameron Guernsey||Scalpone
|4th Steve Scalpone|
|3rd Patrick Sweeney||Sweeney
|6th Pierre Dunn|
|7th Brian Wasylyk||Percival-Smith
|2nd Chris Percival-Smith|
Block Play was a full round-robin; each player played one three-hour game against every other player. Ranking was determined by number of wins, then net points, and then gross points.
|[=27, 1973] Chris Percival-Smith||2nd||26-2||26-0||26-3||26-13||26-13|
|[#28, 1958] Leo Nikora||26poo-22||1st||26-9||26-7||26tp-0||26-5||26-1|
|[#38, 1838] Steve Scalpone||26-21||4th||21-15||22-21||26-2|
|[=39, 1805] Pierre Dunn||26-10||6th||16-13|
|[#60, 1601] Peter Bach||8th||25-19|
|[=62, 1594] Cameron Guernsey||23-17||25-16||5th||26-8||25-20|
|[=65, 1576] Brian Wasylyk||26-21||26-25||7th|
|[=78, 1468] Patrick Sweeney||26-7||26-7||26-20||26-16||3rd|