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.


2011 CALENDAR

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Date show hide Show/hide all Type Event / Opponents Venue / Result
hide JANUARY - MARCH
Thu 17 February (19:30)   Annual club dinner Metroplitan Police Sports Club, Aldenham Road, Bushey, WD23 2TR
Wed 30 March (19:30)   AGM Methodist Church Hall, New Road, Croxley Green, WD3 3EL
hide APRIL
Fri 1 April   Watford courts opened for the 2011 season  
Thu 14 April (11:00) ACTournament AC One-Ball Tournament Winner: Adrian Lepper
hide MAY
Sat 7 May ACFriendly Hampstead Heath Home   WON 6-2
Mon 9 May GCTournament Open GC B-Level Tournament Winner: Ian Mantle
Tue 10 May ACLeague Enfield Away   LOST 2-4
Tue 17 May GCLeague Letchworth (Handicap) Away   LOST 5-13
Tue 17 May (18:30) GC Private event  
Wed 18 May GCFriendly Dunstable Away   WON 8-4
Fri 20 May (14:00) GC Private event  
Mon 23 May GCLeague Leighton Linslade 'B' (Handicap) Home   WON 10-8
Sat 28 May (14:00) Tournament Gymkhana Winner: Jason Carley
Tue 31 May GCTournament GC Grass Roots Tournament  
hide JUNE
Thu 2 June GCNational Dulwich Home   WON 5-2
Sat 4 June ACNational Reigate Priory Home   WON 4-3
Tue 7 June GCLeague Stony Stratford (Handicap) Away   LOST 8-10
Wed 8 June ACFriendly Phyllis Court Away   DREW 3-3
Sat 11 June ACLeague Wrest Park Home   WON 5-1
Thu 16 June ACFriendly Cambridge University Home   WON 8-2
Tue 21 June GCFriendly High Wycombe Away   LOST 4-5
Mon 27 June GCLeague Leighton Linslade 'A' (Handicap) Home   LOST 7-11
Wed 29 June ACNational Medway Home   WON 5-2
Wed 29 June (18:00) GC Private event  
hide JULY
Sat 2 July (09:30) ACTournament AC One-Day Tournament Winners: Gary Bennett,
Alan Clark,
Wendy Spencer-Smith
Mon 4 July GCTournament GC Centre Stage Tournament Winner: Geoff Johnson
Fri 8 July (15:30) GC Private event  
Sat 9 July ACLeague Letchworth Away   WON 4-2
Fri 15 July GCFriendly Leighton Linslade Away   LOST 7-9
Sat 16 July ACLeague St. Aldreth Home   Postponed
Mon 18 July-Tue 19 July GCFriendly GC Tour
Away Matches:W:2, D:0, L:0
Games:W:35.5, L:12.5
Thu 28 July-Mon 1 August ACFriendly AC South West Tour
Away Matches:W:2, D:2, L:1
Games:W:20, L:16
Fri 29 July GCNational Phyllis Court Away   LOST 3-4
Sat 30 July GCTournament Grass Roots Golf Croquet Regional Final  
Sat 30 July (10:30) ACNational Guildford & Godalming Away   LOST 3-4
hide AUGUST
Mon 1 August GCFriendly Letchworth Home   WON 14-2
Sat 6 August ACLeague St. Aldreth Home   WON 5-1
Mon 8 August GCFriendly High Wycombe Home   LOST 6-10
Thu 11 August GCLeague Northampton (Handicap) Home   WON 13-5
Mon 15 August GCFriendly Stony Stratford Home   Cancelled
Thu 25 August ACLeague Northampton Home   WON 6-0
hide SEPTEMBER
Mon 5 September GCFriendly Leighton Linslade Home   WON 10-6
Mon 12 September GCFriendly Phyllis Court Away   DREW 8-8
Sat 24 September (09:30) ACTournament AC One-Day Tournament Winner: Arthur Reed
Sun 25 September GCTournament Golf Croquet Fun Day  
hide OCTOBER - DECEMBER
Sat 1 October ACLeague AC Regional league play-off
Colchester Matches:W:1, L:1
Games:W:3, L:3
Mon 17 October   Watford courts closed for the winter  
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 GC Golf Croquet from 18:15
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 12:00

 

COACHING

ACCoaching arrangements for the 2011 season to be advised.

GCIn 2011 there will be two 3-week Golf Croquet courses, one commencing at 10:30 am on Sundays 8th, 15th and 22nd May, and the other at 6:30pm on Mondays 9th, 16th and 23rd May. Each lesson is 1.5 hours in duration. The cost is £15 per course for non-members, which is deductible from the first year's club membership fee if they subsequently join. For bookings or further information please contact Roger Nicholls.

 

In addition to the 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.