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Technical
PART 2
ORDINARY SINGLES PLAY
A. GENERAL LAWS OF PLAY

16. ROQUET

  1. BALLS THAT MAY BE ROQUETED A roquet may be made by the striker's ball on any live ball unless the striker is already required to take croquet. However, a roquet may be made by the striker's ball on a live ball during a croquet stroke (but see Law 17(b)(3)).
  2. WHEN A ROQUET IS ACTUALLY MADE A roquet is actually made when the striker's ball hits a live ball, which includes any contact between the balls as a consequence of a stroke. However:
    1. if two or more live balls are hit in one stroke, a roquet is made only on the ball first hit;
    2. if two or more live balls are hit simultaneously, a roquet is made only on the ball that the striker nominates by taking croquet from it;
    3. if the striker's ball simultaneously hits a live ball and the peg in order, Law 15(b)(2) applies.
  3. WHEN A ROQUET IS DEEMED TO HAVE BEEN MADE A roquet is deemed to have been made:
    1. if the striker plays the first stroke of a turn by taking croquet from a ball with a ball of his side that:
      1. is already in contact with it; or
      2. is placed in contact with it under Law 8(b) (start of game) or Law 13 (wiring lift) (or Law 36 (optional lift or contact in advanced play)).
    2. during a turn that the striker, not having made a roquet in the preceding stroke, is otherwise entitled to continue, if the striker's ball:
      1. is on or near a yard-line and a live ball is replaced on the yard-line in contact with it; or
      2. leaves the court after scoring a hoop point for itself and is replaced on the yard-line in contact with a live ball; or
      3. scores a hoop point for itself and comes to rest in contact with a ball on which it is not permitted to make an actual roquet in accordance with Laws 17(b)(2) or 17(b)(3).
  4. GROUP OF BALLS. If a roquet may be deemed to have been made on a ball that forms part of a group of balls, a roquet may be deemed to have been made on any live ball in the group and is deemed to have been made only on the ball that the striker nominates by taking croquet from it (see Law 19(c) for election of balls).
Author: The Croquet Association
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