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2018 Annapolis Cup Croquet Match: April 14

An annual rite of spring, the Annapolis Cup brings together two starkly different schools—St. John’s College and the U.S. Naval Academy—for a croquet match like no other. The community-wide event attracts several thousand people to the heart of Annapolis for a festive lawn party complete with outrageous costumes, old-fashioned picnics, swing dancing, and, of course, croquet competition.

ticket sales 

Ticket sales will be capped at 5,000—tickets are no longer available to the general public. 

If you are St. John’s students, alumni, faculty, parents, or staff and were not able to obtain tickets, please contact

For more information, please review the ground rules for 2018.

Tent spaces sold out

Tent spaces are no longer available.

Ground Rules

Learn more about tickets, food and drinks, general information, parking, lodging, and sponsorship opportunities.

Rules for 2018
Croquet Quick Facts

The match between St. John's and the Naval Academy dates back to the early 1980s.

See the Fact Sheet

Event Proceeds

In addition to covering the cost of the event and supporting student scholarships, proceeds from the event will also benefit the following:

2017 Sponsors

St. John’s College appreciates the support of the 2017 Annapolis Cup sponsors.

  • Rusty Wickets Logo
  • Arete logo
  • Wood Law Logo
  • Bay Ridge Liquors Logo
  • Fiestas Rentals Logo
  • Bobbies Potties Logo
  • Heavy Seas Logo
  • Whole Foods logo
  • La Marca Logo
  • WNAV Logo
  • Waste Neutral Logo
  • Buck Distributing Logo
  • St. John’s College, Class of 1984
  • Friends of St. John’s College
  • Mitchell Gallery Board of Advisors
  • Woodfield Ice