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South Africa

SOUTH AFRICA

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Reg Bamford PROFILE
RegBamford.jpg Reg Bamford (aged 54) is the current AC World Champion. Although resident in England, he plays croquet for his native South Africa.
Since 2001, he has dominated world croquet. He is the only player to have won both versions of the World Championships (Golf Croquet and Association Croquet) and held both titles simultaneously in 2013. He has won the Association Croquet World Croquet Championship five times (2001, 2005, 2009, 2012 and 2020), and the WCF World Golf Croquet Championship twice (2013 and 2017). He has won the British AC Open Championship 12 times and the British GC Open Championship 12 times, the premier events in the UK of each code.
He was ranked 29th in the 100 Best Sportspeople in the World for the year 2020 by Sports Media. He enjoys a rivalry with Robert Fulford, whom he has faced in eleven British AC Open singles finals.
He is a businessman and qualified Chartered Accountant (after completing his articles at Deloitte SA in 1992), who founded and runs Sable International, a company that offer services to expats and high-net-worth individuals. He is known throughout the Antipodean and South African communities in London. He has two sons and is married to Adrienne.
Ranked in World No. 1

Judith Hanekom PROFILE
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Living and working in the beautiful Western Cape in the town of Somerset West, I have been playing both versions of the game for a few years.  Being a working mom to a 15 year old son and 3 furbabies does keep me quite busy, but when not playing croquet or walking dogs I try my hand at acrylic painting.  
My croquet playing career has been mostly local events, however overseas championships include: 2005 AC World Championships, Cheltenham, 2009 European Championships, Cheltenham, and 2014 World AC Team Championships, Carrickmines.

2012 World GC Team Championships Johannesburg, 2013 World GC Championships Cairo, 2014 Women’s GC World Championships winner Cairo, 2016 World GC Team Championships Surbiton, 2019 World GC Championships Southwick, 2020 World GC Team Championships New Zealand 

Ranked in World 50-100

Alfred Makhubo PROFILE
AlfredMakhubo.jpg Alfred is 35 years old, married with two children and works at Johannesburg Country Club.  He started playing croquet about 15 years ago and has been coached by Victor Dladla.  He has won the Open Doubles at the SA Nationals in 2014 and also enjoys playing AC.
This is his first overseas trip and he is very much looking forward to the experience.
Ranked in World 150-200

Last update : 21/06/2022 22:25