Robert Fulford

World Croquet Federation

Hall of Fame

Robert Fulford

Born: 1969

Inducted: 2011

Robert is the most successful croquet player of the past 20 years.  Playing with an Irish grip, he has a superb all round game and whilst the precision of his game brings many admirers it will be for the power and accuracy of his rushing that most who see him play will remember him.  In addition to his stroke play he is tactically without equal and has been responsible for the majority of tactical innovations in the sport during his time in the game - innovations which he has always been happy to share with and explain to others, inspiring, challenging and assisting whenever the opportunity arises.   He is the only non-North American player who is a tactically sound US rules player and he is also a world class golf croquet player where again tactics are his biggest asset.

Now happily married to Susan and settled in the UK, Robert previously spent many years travelling the world playing and coaching the game, particularly in the US.  He also forged a strong relationship with the late Kevin Brereton during his time in Australia, producing a series of coaching videos with him. 

Robert has served on the CA MacRobertson Shield Selection Committee and has captained and organised International matches for the GB team for most of the past decade.  He serves on the committee of Colchester Croquet Club where he learned to play in 1986.   However, it is undoubtedly his playing achievements for which he is best known.

Playing achievements

World Champion (5) 1990, 1992, 1994, 1997, 2002
Open Champion (9) 1991, 1992, 1996, 1998, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008
NZ Open Champion (3) 2000, 2005, 2006
Australian Open Champion (1) 1994
Presidents Cup Winner  (8) 1989, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2006, 2008, 2009.
British Mens Champion (3) 1990, 1998, 2006
Open Doubles (12) 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1996, 1998, 2001, 2003 (shared), 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008
NZ Open Doubles (2) 2006, 2008
Australian Open Doubles (1) 2006
Sonoma-Cutrer Winner (3) 1992, 1993, 1998
Resort at the Mountain Winner (2) 2005, 2007
Most successful MacRobertson Shield player ever with 71 match wins and 6 Shield Victories, 2 as Captain.
Holds the record for the most competitive triple peels and sextuple peels.