© Robert Fenwick Elliott 2005-2006
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Adelaide is the Croquet Capital of the World
Why? There are a number of possible of criteria, which can be canvassed. But Adelaide looks pretty good both in terms of total number of clubs and in terms of clubs per million of population. And also in terms of current top 100 players, and winners of past major events. The following information is far from complete. The statistics usually published do not identify the home city of the players listed.
Perhaps there are people out there who have some relevant statistics?
Here are some thoughts:
Numbers of clubs
All populations taken from http://sg.travel.yahoo.com/guide/
Players in the top 100 in the World Rankings
Players who have won a major in the last 10 years
A Possible table
A possible table
would take 4 criteria, each measured for a single metropolitan area (we are not
looking for tiny CBD like the City of
The four criteria might be
v Total number of clubs
v Number of clubs per million of population (but limited to cities with a population of at least, say, 500,000)
v Number of players in the latest top 100 world rankings
v Number of players who have won a major in the last 10 years.
In each criterion, the top city gets 3 points, the second gets 2, the third gets 1. Biggest total points is the capital. Are there any other cities who want to be counted?