Media Advisory for the 31st Annual St. John’s College-U.S. Naval Academy Croquet Match

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To facilitate preview stories, the teams meet for informal practice, interviews, and group photos at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16, on the front lawn of the St. John’s campus.

The 31st annual St. John’s College-U.S. Naval Academy croquet match takes place Saturday, April 20 at 1 p.m. on the front lawn of St. John’s College. Media are invited to cover the contest for the prized Annapolis Cup, which the Johnnies have won 25 out of 30 times. The croquet match continues to attract more than 2,000 spectators to a free event marked by elegant and outrageous costumes, music by groups from the Academy and St. John’s, and a general community outpouring of spring fever. St. John’s won in 2012. Will the Johnnies keep the Annapolis Cup in 2013?

Details: The ceremonial first ball is struck at 1 p.m. The match generally runs about two hours in duration. The lawn party continues through the afternoon.

New Ground Rules: Please note: there are new policies for alcohol and tent restrictions. For details, visit http://www.stjohnscollege.edu/events.

Rain date: Sunday, April 21.

Photo opportunity: To facilitate preview stories, the teams meet for informal practice, interviews, and group photos at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16, on the front lawn of the St. John’s campus. Midshipmen are in their croquet whites; Johnnies may wear shoes.

Contact information: For more information on the media op or match, please contact Patricia Dempsey at 410-972-4511 or patricia(dot)dempsey(at)sjca(dot)edu; or Gregory Shook at 410-626-2539 or gregory(dot)shook(at)sjca(dot)edu.

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