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.
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|Date Show/hide all||Type||Event / Opponents||Venue / Result|
|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|
|Wed 1 April||Watford lawns opened for the 2009 season|
|Thu 16 April (11:00)||AC One-Ball Tournament||Winner: Janet Lewis|
|Sat 18 April||Early AC Improvers Course|
|Sun 3 May (14:00)||Introduction to Golf Croquet Course (I)|
|Thu 7 May||St. Aldreth||Home WON 5-1|
|Mon 11 May||Open GC B-Level Tournament||Winner: Roger Barnacle|
|Thu 14 May||Stony Stratford (Handicap)||Home LOST 8-10|
|Fri 29 May||Leighton Linslade||Away WON 10-6|
|Mon 8 June||GC Centre Stage Tournament||Winner: John Walker|
|Tue 9 & Fri 12 June||GC Grass Roots Tournament||Winners: Alan Wilkie,
|Wed 10 June||Northampton||Home DREW 3-3|
|Sat 13 June||Wrest Park||Away LOST 3-4|
|Fri 19 June||Stony Stratford||Away LOST 6-10|
|Mon 22 June||Leighton Linslade (Handicap)||Away WON 10-8|
|Sat 27 June||Hampstead Heath||Home DREW 3-3|
|Sat 4 July||Letchworth||Away WON 10-8|
|Mon 6 July||Northampton (Handicap)||Home WON 12-6|
|Tue 14 July||High Wycombe||Away WON 5½-3½|
|Thu 16 July||Wrest Park||Home WON 5-1|
|Wed 22 July||Enfield||Away LOST 1-5|
|Thu 23 - Mon 27 July||AC Tour||
|Sat 1 August (14:00)||Gymkhana|
|Mon 3 August||Letchworth (Handicap)||Home WON 14-4|
|Sat 8 August||Letchworth||Away WON 4-2|
|Mon 10 August||Leighton Linslade||Home WON 10-6|
|Sat 15 August||Phyllis Court||Away WON 4-2|
|Mon 17 August||High Wycombe||Home LOST 4-5|
|Thu 20 August||Wrest Park (Handicap)||Away LOST 7-11|
|Mon 24 August||Colworth||Away LOST 1-3|
|Mon 14 September||Phyllis Court||Away WON 12-4|
|Sat 26 September||Hampstead Heath||Home LOST 2-3|
|OCTOBER - DECEMBER|
|Fri 30 October||Stony Stratford||Away WON 10-6|
|Association Croquet||League match||Friendly match||Tournament|
|Golf Croquet||League Regional finals||National club competition||4-Club Tournament|
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.
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.
|Tuesdays*||Golf Croquet from 11:15|
|Wednesdays||Association Croquet from 14:00|
|Thursdays||Association Croquet from 14:00|
|Fridays||Golf Croquet from 10:00|
|Saturdays||Association Croquet from 14:00|
|Sundays||Golf Croquet from 14:00|
There 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 (: 01923 774161) or John Bee (: 01923 245631). There will be no charge for club members.
There 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.