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2018 Annapolis Cup Croquet Match: April 14


In a final match that continued after the bugle call of “Taps” could be heard from the nearby U.S. Naval Academy at dusk, the St. John’s College croquet team won the 2018 Annapolis Cup. In front of a crowd that dwindled from thousands to around 100 students, alumni, family, and friends, the Johnnies outlasted the Midshipmen to win three of the five matches.

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.

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.

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Event Proceeds

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

2018 Sponsors

St. John’s College appreciates the support of the 2018 Annapolis Cup sponsors.

  • Bay Ridge Liquors Logo
  • Fiestas Rentals Logo
  • Bobbies Potties Logo
  • Essentia Logo
  • Buck Distributing Logo
  • Heavy Seas Logo
  • La Marca Logo
  • Waste Neutral Logo
  • St. John’s College, Class of 1984
  • Woodfield Ice