Red Ball Trophy – 2012 The Croquet Canada Red Ball Trophy was presented by Tremaine Arkley in 1989 to recognize “The Most Unusual Shot at CroqCan”. The initiative for this award was Tremaine’s shot of the red ball into Lake Ontario during the first CroqCan which was held that year. The following submission by Joy Dej was received at Golf CroqCan 2012, held at the Toronto Cricket Skating and Curling Club” “It was a hot day on croquet sward #4, and the last of the Second Flight Doubles round robin was under way.. Nate Hall, a new member this year, was trying out his newly acquired skill; “The Jump Shot”. With youthful enthusiasm he attacked the ball. It went up in the air, landed on the opponent ball sitting in the wicket, and started spinning like a whirling dervish.
As his partner and opponents watched in amazement, it spun for at least five seconds, then dropped gently down, on the wrong side of the wicket. The opponent ball endured without movement. The Golf CroqCan 2012 Red Ball Trophy is awarded to Nate Hall, of the Toronto Cricket Club.. Submitted by: Georg Dej, Tournament Director
Red Ball Trophy – 2011
The Croquet Canada Red Ball Trophy was originally presented by Tremaine Arkley in 1989 to recognize “The Most Unusual Shot at CroqCan”. The initiative for this award was Tremaine’s shot of the red ball into Lake Ontario during the first CroqCan which was held that year. The following submission by Ken Shipley was received at Golf CroqCan 2011, at the Toronto Cricket Skating and Curling Club:
“Patrick Little playing Blue/Black and Ken Shipley playing Red/Yellow were for hoop 2. Yellow was in the jaws, with Blue two feet in front, and Black on the same line 6 feet back. Ken shot Red between Blue and Black, on the same line.
Black to play: Patrick shot Black, intending to send Red off to the side behind the hoop (blocking a shot to hoop 3). Instead, he hit nose on, sending Red into Blue, which in turn peeled Yellow through the hoop, by means of a double cannon."
The 2011 Red Ball Trophy for Golf CroqCan was awarded to Patrick Little at the 2011 AGM
Submitted by: Georg Dej, Tournament Director
Past Recipients 1989 Tremaine Arkely 1998 Jim Nicklasson 1999 Rufus K. Baynard 2000 Christian Paquet 2001 Fred Jones 2002 Beth Ann Theiste 2003 Richard Blassnitz 2004 Derek French 2005 Jeff Soo 2006 Richard Blassnitz 2007E Paul Emmett 2007W Patrick Little 2009GC Ken Shipley 2011GC Patrick Little 2012GC Nate Hall 2015GC Ian MacGregor 2916GC Jim Wright 2017GC Eric Harris 2018GC Amr Hamdy 2019GC David Wise