Since 1982, Johnnies on the Annapolis campus have faced off against the midshipmen of the U.S. Naval Academy in a friendly-but-fierce rivalry for the Annapolis Cup and bragging rights as the best croquet team in town.

Returning after a two-year hiatus, The Naval Academy graciously hosted the Annapolis Cup with St. John’s College for the first time on Saturday, April 9. The resulting loss for St. John's brought the overall record to 30 wins for Johnnies and 8 for the Naval Academy's midshipmen.

Read more below about the history and tradition surrounding croquet at St. John's, and view a slideshow of photos from this year's match.

Ground Rules

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

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Croquet Quick Facts

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

See the Fact Sheet
Croquet Sponsorship

Join the party! Don’t miss this opportunity to promote your company to more than 8,000 guests and support scholarships at St. John’s College.

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