Reginald Bamford

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Reg Bamford (born 11 October 1967 in Cape Town, South Africa) is a croquet world champion from Putney, England. Although resident in England, he plays croquet for his native South Africa. He won the Association Croquet World Croquet Championship in 2001, 2005, 2009 and 2012, [1] and was the WCF World Golf Croquet Champion in 2013 and 2017.

He is a qualified Chartered Accountant and businessman, who founded and runs 1st Contact and Sable, companies that offer services to expats and high-net-worth individuals in the UK. He is known throughout the Antipodean and South African communities in London.

Career statistics [1][edit]

Major tournament performance timeline[edit]

Tournament 1984 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 SR W–L Win %
World Championship A A QF 1R QF 2R QF W 2R W 1R W W SF SF 4 / 13 33 - 9 78.6
Open Championship 1R SF A A A A A W W W 2R SF QF W F W W F SF SF F F SF SF W W W W F QF QF 10 / 26 87 - 16 84.5
Men's Championship A A A A A A A W F A A A A W W W W A W A A A A A A A SF A A A A 6 / 8 33 - 2 94.3
Win-Loss 0-1 3-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-1 0-1 10-0 11-2 6-1 1-1 5-2 2-1 9-0 8-1 10-0 9-1 4-1 7-1 8-1 3-1 4-1 3-2 7-1 5-0 5-0 11-1 7-1 4-1 1-1 4-2 20 / 47 153 - 27 85


Major Championship Finals: 25 (19 titles, 6 runners-up)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Opponent Score
Winner 1993 Men's Championship Chris Clarke +tpo, +tp, +tp
Winner 1993 Open Championship David Maugham -25tp, +26tp, +19, -11tp, +26tp
Runner-up 1994 Men's Championship Michael Taylor +26tp, -26tp, -26tp
Winner 1994 Open Championship Chris Clarke +16tp, +26
Winner 1995 Open Championship Robert Fulford +24tp, +26tp, -26tp, -26tp, +26tp
Winner 1999 Men's Championship Stephen Mulliner -17, -17tp, +26tp, +10, +16tp
Winner 1999 Open Championship Robert Fulford +26tp, -26tp, -26tp, +26tp, +26tp
Winner 2000 Men's Championship Toby Garrison +26tp, +1, -26tp, +26tp
Runner-up 2000 Open Championship Stephen Mulliner +25tp, -9tpo, -20tp, -20tp
Winner 2001 Men's Championship Robert Fulford +3, -8tp, +8, -20tp, +17qnp
Winner 2001 World Championship Robert Fulford -16tp, +17sxp, -3, +26sxp, +26qp
Winner 2002 Men's Championship David Goacher +17sxp, +15sxp, +17octp
Winner 2002 Open Championship Chris Clarke +12, +26sxp, +26sxp
Runner-up 2003 Open Championship Robert Fulford -26tp, -12, -18tp
Winner 2004 Men's Championship Peter Trimmer -8tp, +17sxp, +26sxp, -19tp, +26sxp
Winner 2005 World Championship Robert Fulford +17tp, +26sxp, +17sxp
Runner-up 2006 Open Championship Robert Fulford +2qp, -25sxp, -26qnp, +8sxp, -1
Runner-up 2007 Open Championship Robert Fulford -26tp, -25sxp, +16tp, -26sxp
Winner 2009 World Championship Ben Rothman +13tp, +22, +18tp
Winner 2010 Open Championship Robert Fletcher +16 -17tp +17tp -26tp +12tpo
Winner 2011 Open Championship Robert Fulford -18tp, +26sxp, +17, +26sxp
Winner 2012 World Championship Robert Fletcher -12tpo, +17tp, -26tp, +17tp, +26qp
Winner 2012 Open Championship Robert Fulford +25sxp, -14tp, +24sxp, +24sxp
Winner 2013 Open Championship Samir Patel +26sxp, +25sxp, +15qnp
Runner-up 2014 Open Championship Robert Fulford -16, -5qp, -18qp


The 2001 World Championship and Open Championship were a combined event.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Croquet Records". Retrieved 29 January 2017.