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2019 Annapolis Cup Croquet Match: April 27

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.

Tickets Sold Out

No re-entry, no refunds, and no exchanges.

  • Children ages 12 and younger may attend for free—no tickets required.

  • All attendees ages 13 and older need a ticket and are required to wear a wristband at all times. Those without a wristband will be asked to leave the event.

Tent spaceS SOLD OUT

Read about the 2018 Annapolis Cup.

Ground Rules

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

Ground Rules for 2019
Croquet Quick Facts

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

See the Fact Sheet

2019 Sponsors

Join the party! Sponsorships and Media Sponsorships are available. Learn more about the exclusive perks of becoming a sponsor of this highly anticipated event.

Tent Sponsors

  • Buck Distributing Logo
  • Heavy Seas Logo
  • Arete Wealth Management
  • Graul's Market
  • Smyth Jewelers
  • Bay Ridge Wine and Spirits
  • St. John’s College, Class of 1984

Host Committee

  • Dick and Georgie Franyo, Host
  • Cullen and Ailsa Murray, Host
  • Campbell Family
  • Sean & Erin McNaboe
  • Herrington Harbour Marinas, Host
    Herrington Harbor Logo
  • SCLogic
    SCLogic Logo


Thank you to our 2018 Sponsors: Bay Ridge Wine and Spirits; Bobby’s Portable Restrooms; Buck Distributing; Essentia Water; Fiesta Rentals; Heavy Seas Brewing; St. John’s College, Class of 1984; Waste Neutral; Woodfield Ice