In addition to Club days and casual games between club members, there are various activities including coaching, internal club competitions, and matches against other clubs.

2009 CALENDAR

Calendars by year:

Date show hide Show/hide all Type Event / Opponents Venue / Result
hide JANUARY - MARCH
Thu 19 February (19:30)   Annual club dinner Metroplitan Police Sports Club, Aldenham Road, Bushey, WD23 2TR
Thu 19 March (19:30)   AGM Sportsman PH, 2 Scots Hill, Rickmansworth, WD3 3AD
hide APRIL
Wed 1 April   Watford lawns opened for the 2009 season  
Thu 16 April (11:00) ACTournament AC One-Ball Tournament Winner: Janet Lewis
Sat 18 April AC Early AC Improvers Course  
hide MAY
Sun 3 May (14:00) GC Introduction to Golf Croquet Course (I)  
Thu 7 May ACLeague St. Aldreth Home   WON 5-1
Mon 11 May GCTournament Open GC B-Level Tournament Winner: Roger Barnacle
Thu 14 May GCLeague Stony Stratford (Handicap) Home   LOST 8-10
Fri 29 May GCFriendly Leighton Linslade Away   WON 10-6
hide JUNE
Mon 8 June GCTournament GC Centre Stage Tournament Winner: John Walker
Tue 9 June - Fri 12 June GCTournament GC Grass Roots Tournament Winners: Alan Wilkie,
George Skinner
Wed 10 June ACLeague Northampton Home   DREW 3-3
Sat 13 June ACNational Wrest Park Away   LOST 3-4
Fri 19 June GCFriendly Stony Stratford Away   LOST 6-10
Mon 22 June GCLeague Leighton Linslade (Handicap) Away   WON 10-8
Sat 27 June ACFriendly Hampstead Heath Home   DREW 3-3
hide JULY
Sat 4 July GCFriendly Letchworth Away   WON 10-8
Mon 6 July GCLeague Northampton (Handicap) Home   WON 12-6
Tue 14 July GCFriendly High Wycombe Away   WON 5½-3½
Thu 16 July ACLeague Wrest Park Home   WON 5-1
Wed 22 July ACLeague Enfield Away   LOST 1-5
Thu 23 July-Mon 27 July ACFriendly AC South West Tour
Away Matches:W:2, D:1, L:2
Games:W:23, L:22
hide AUGUST
Sat 1 August (14:00) Tournament Gymkhana  
Mon 3 August GCLeague Letchworth (Handicap) Home   WON 14-4
Sat 8 August ACLeague Letchworth Away   WON 4-2
Mon 10 August GCFriendly Leighton Linslade Home   WON 10-6
Sat 15 August ACFriendly Phyllis Court Away   WON 4-2
Mon 17 August GCFriendly High Wycombe Home   LOST 4-5
Thu 20 August GCLeague Wrest Park (Handicap) Away   LOST 7-11
Mon 24 August ACLeague Colworth Away   LOST 1-3
hide SEPTEMBER
Mon 14 September GCFriendly Phyllis Court Away   WON 12-4
Sat 26 September ACFriendly Hampstead Heath Home   LOST 2-3
hide OCTOBER - DECEMBER
Fri 30 October GCFriendly Stony Stratford Away   WON 10-6
Key to symbols:
AC Association Croquet League League match Friendly Friendly match Tournament Tournament
GC Golf Croquet League League Regional finals National National club competition    

10:00am start for matches and 9:30am start for tournaments unless otherwise indicated.


See also the Croquet Association Fixtures Calendar and the East Anglian Croquet Federation Diary.

 

CLUB DAYS

Apart from when it clashes with the match calendar above, Club members meet each week during the playing season as follows. Club members who turn up at the lawns on one of these occasions can usually expect to get a game. At other times it is generally advisable to plan a specific game with another club member in advance. A list of members' contact details is posted inside the club hut.

Mondays   free
Tuesdays* GC Golf Croquet from 11:15
Wednesdays AC Association Croquet from 14:00
Thursdays AC Association Croquet from 14:00
Fridays GC Golf Croquet from 10:00
Saturdays AC Association Croquet from 14:00
Sundays GC Golf Croquet from 14:00

 

COACHING

ACThere will be an early-season Association Croquet Improvers Course on Saturday 18 April starting at 11 am, which will continue after lunch and merge into the normal club afternoon session.

The course will cover tactics for building breaks using roquet, croquet and continuation shots and also how to play the drive, stop, roll and rush shots to position balls for future use. It will benefit both high handicap Association Croquet players who wish to raise the level of their game, and Golf Croquet players who would like to find out what the AC game is about. If you are interested in participating, either in part or for the whole session, please contact John Smallbone (Phone: 01923 774161) or John Bee (Phone: 01923 245631). There will be no charge for club members.

GCThere will be an Introduction to Golf Croquet Course held on Sundays 3, 10 and 17 May from 2-4 pm (NB: revised dates). There will be a charge of £15 for entry to this course, redeemable against this year's annual club membership subscription. Details from Roger Nicholls.

 

In addition to these more formal courses, free informal coaching for both Association and Golf Croquet is generally offered by the more experienced players on club days on a ad hoc basis to both existing club members and prospective new members who seek it.