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How to Play
Expert Croquet Tactics

By Keith F Wylie

Second Edition 1991
Published by The Croquet Association, 2014

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Text Copyright © The Croquet Association, 2014. Typesetting & diagrams © Dr Ian Plummer, 2014.
Electronic copy prepared by Stuart Lawrence & Dr Ian Plummer.

Contents (Full Contents)

Article 1: The Triple Peel

Part I General

1.I.1     Introduction

1.I.2     A Quiz

1.I.3     Simple break organisation

1.I.4     Priorities

1.I.5     Jawsing and hugging

1.I.6     In my end is my beginning

1.I.7     A haunted hoop

1.I.8     Pull

1.I.9     An answer is not always required

1.I.10   Experto crede

Part II: The 4-Back Peel

1.II.1     The 4b peel before 3

1.II.2     The 4b peel after 3

1.II.3     Jawsing after 3: how to continue

1.II.4     The 4b peel before 5

1.II.5     The 4b peel before 6

1.II.6     The 4b peel after 6

1.II.7     Jawsing before 6: how to continue

1.II.8     The 4b peel before 1b

1.II.9     Jawsing before 1b: how to continue

1.II.10   Peeling 4b after 1b

1.II.11   Peeling 4b before 2b or 3b

Part III: The Penult Peel

1.III.1     The penult peel after 6 or before 1b

1.III.2     Jawsing (or not quite jawsing) the penult peel before 1b: how to continue

1.III.3     The penult peel after 1b

1.III.4     Continuation after doing the 4b peel before 1b

1.III.5     The penult peel before 2b or 3b

1.III.6     The penult peel before 4b, and how to continue after jawsing

1.III.7     The straight penult peel (except in the straight triple)

Part IV: The Rover Peel and Peg-Out

1.IV.1     The rover peel before 3b

1.IV.2     The rover peel after 3b

1.IV.3     Jawsing before or after 3b: how to continue

1.IV.4     The rover peel before 4b or before penult

1.IV.5     The straight rover peel (other than a straight double or triple)

1.IV.6     The peg-out

Part V: The Straight Triple, The Three-Ball Triple and Some Leaves

1.V.1     The straight triple

1.V.2     Four tips on doing straight peels

1.V.3     The three-ball triple

1.V.4     Some leaves

Part VI: Epideixis

1.VI.1     Promotion of peeled ball with escape ball

1.VI.2     Promotion of peeled ball with other ball

1.VI.3     Promotion of escape ball with peeled ball

1.VI.4     Promotion of escape ball with other ball

1.VI.5     Promotion of other ball with peeled ball

1.VI.6     Promotion of other ball with escape ball

1.VI.7     Promotion of other ball with other ball

1.VI.8     Some other cannons

1.VI.9     Peeling two balls

1.VI.10   Faster and furiouser

1.VI.11   Index to the Quiz


For my parents, an inadequate explanation of time misspent.
I shall teach no longer in riddles

[Web Editors' note: the index has been expanded and numbered to assist with referencing.]

Author: Keith Wylie
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