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.

Further events will be added to the Calendar from time to time during the course of the season.

In addition, on one weekend each month in winter indoor croquet at Soham
is available to club members. See the East Anglian Croquet Federation
website for details.

2024 CALENDAR

All events
Home court events
printer-friendly version Calendars by year:

Date show hide Show/hide all Type Event / Opponents Venue / Result
hide JANUARY - MARCH
Wed 21 February (19:30)   Annual club dinner Blue Check Restaurant, 144-146 High St., Bushey, WD23 3DH
Mon 11 March (19:30)   AGM St.Oswald's Church Hall, 17 Malvern Way, Croxley Green, Rickmansworth, WD3 3QL
hide APRIL
Sat 6 April GC GC coaching course (Chiltern Academy)  
Sat 13 April GCFriendly Leighton Linslade Home   LOST 7-9
Fri 19 April GCLeague Watford A (Handicap) Home   WON 11-7
Sun 21 April GCTournament GC Progressive Doubles Tournament Winners: Geoff Johnson,
Paul Lakra
Wed 24 April ACLeague St. Albans Home   LOST 1-5
Fri 26 April (09:30) GCTournament Open GC C-Level Tournament Winners: John Hutchinson,
Roger Booth
Sat 27 April (10:30) ACTournament AC Charity One-Ball Tournament Winner: John Bee
Sun 28 April GCFriendly Barnet Home   WON 12-4
Sun 28 April (14:00) ACGC Open Afternoon  
Mon 29 April GCLeague Leighton Linslade (B-Level) Home   WON 11-7
hide MAY
Wed 1 May GCNational Nottingham Home   LOST 3-4
Mon 6 May (09:30) GCTournament Open GC B-Level Tournament Winner: Peter Tofield
Wed 8 May ACNational Newport Away   WON 4-2
Wed 8 May GCLeague Letchworth (Level Open) Home   WON 11-7
Fri 10 May GCLeague Stony Stratford Greens (Handicap) Home   LOST 5-13
Sat 11 May GCNational High Wycombe Away   WON 4-2
Wed 15 - Thu 16 May ACTournament Open AC Midweek Advanced Tournament Winner: Bryan Harral
Fri 17 May GCFriendly Little Gaddesden Home   WON 7-2
Sat 18 May ACNational Hurlingham Home   LOST 3-4
Sat 18 May GCFriendly Hampstead Heath Home   No result
Thu 23 May (14:00) GC Private event  
Fri 24 May GCLeague Wrest Park (Handicap) Home
Sun 26 May (14:00) ACGC Open Afternoon  
Tue 28 May ACLeague Colchester Away
Wed 29 May GCFriendly Enfield Home
hide JUNE
Mon 3 June ACLeague Wrest Park Home
Wed 5 June GCLeague Newport (Level Open) Home
Thu 6 June GCLeague Meldreth (B-Level) Home
Sun 9 June GCTournament Open GC Handicap Doubles Tournament  
Mon 10 June GCLeague Wrest Park (Handicap) Away
Tue 11 June GC4-club GC 4-Club Trophy Wrest Park
Wed 12 June ACFriendly Cambridge University Home
Thu 13 June (14:30) GC Private event  
Sat 15 June ACTournament Open AC One-Day Tournament  
Sat 22 June ACNational Wrest Park Home
Sun 23 June ACGC Open Afternoon  
Tue 25 June GCTournament GC One-Day Tournament  
Fri 28 June GCLeague Letchworth (B-Level) Away
Sat 29 - Sun 30 June GCTournament Open GC A-level Tournament  
hide JULY
Mon 1 July ACLeague Enfield Away
Mon 1 July GCLeague Stony Stratford Blues (Handicap) Home
Wed 3 July GCLeague Wrest Park (Level Open) Home
Thu 4 July GCLeague Northampton (Handicap) Home
Tue 9 July GC4-club GC 4-Club Trophy  
Wed 10 July GCFriendly High Wycombe Away
Mon 15 July GCLeague Wrest Park (B-Level) Home
Sun 21 July GCTournament EACF GC Club Champions Tournament  
Wed 24 - Thu 25 July ACTournament Open AC Midweek B-Level Advanced Tournament  
Sat 27 July ACLeague Letchworth Away
Sat 27 July GCFriendly Ealing Home
Sun 28 July (14:00) ACGC Open Afternoon  
Mon 29 July - Sun 4 August ACFriendly AC Tour Away
Mon 29 July GCFriendly Finchley Victoria Home
Wed 31 July GCFriendly High Wycombe Home
hide AUGUST
Fri 2 August GCLeague Leighton Linslade (Handicap) Away
Wed 7 August GC4-club GC 4-Club Trophy Northampton
Thu 22 August ACTournament AC One-Day Doubles Tournament  
Fri 23 August GCLeague Stony Stratford Blues (Handicap) Away
Sun 25 August (14:00) ACGC Open Afternoon  
Sat 31 August - Sun 1 September GCTournament Open GC Tournament  
hide SEPTEMBER
Fri 6 September GCLeague Enfield (Level Open) Away
Sat 7 September ACTournament AC One-Day Tournament  
Mon 9 September GC4-club GC 4-Club Trophy Leighton Linslade
Sat 14 September ACLeague AC Regional league play-off
(if winning Beds & Herts League)
Peterborough
Sun 15 September GCTournament GC Progressive Doubles Tournament  
Sat 21 September ACTournament AC One-Ball Tournament  
Sat 28 - Sun 29 September GCTournament National GC C-Level Series final  
hide OCTOBER - DECEMBER
hide 2025 CALENDAR YEAR
Sun 28 September GCTournament GC National Grass Roots Competition Cancelled
hide 2026 CALENDAR YEAR
Sat 5 - Sun 6 September GCTournament GC All England Handicap Championship Final  
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 4Club 4-Club Tournament

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


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

 

CLUB DAYS

In the summer period (roughly April to September) club members can play ACAssociation Croquet ('AC') and GCGolf Croquet ('GC') on any day of the week whenever there is a free court appearing in the booking system. In practice this means that they can play except when it clashes with any home events in the calendar above that occupy all the available courts. Check the booking system for specific details.

Furthermore, they can also play AC or GC without prior booking whenever one of the corresponding club sessions is shown in the booking system. In summary, except when other events take priority:

Mondays AC

ACGC

AC club session from 14:00 on two courts

AC or GC all day in any free booking slot

Tuesdays GC

ACGC

GC club session from 12:00 on two courts

AC or GC from 12:00 in any free booking slot

Wednesdays AC

ACGC

AC club session from 14:00 on two courts

AC or GC all day in any free booking slot

Thursdays ACGC AC or GC from 12:00 in any free booking slot
Fridays GC

ACGC

GC club session from 10:00 on two courts

AC or GC all day in any free booking slot

Saturdays AC

ACGC

AC club session from 14:00 on two courts

AC or GC all day in any free booking slot

Sundays GC

ACGC

GC club session from 10:00 on two courts

AC or GC all day in any free booking slot

Courts are generally unavailable on Tuesdays and Thursdays before 12 noon to allow for mowing and maintenance.

Two of the club's four courts are allocated to the regular sessions listed above; the other two courts can be used for either AC or GC on any day and at any time (except on occasions when allocated to a club event), and can be booked in advance by members using the online Court Booking System.

For winter play (October to March) the AC club Wednesday afternoon sessions start at 13:00 instead, and AC play is restricted to the booked sessions on Monday and Saturday mornings and Wednesday afternoons, with GC play taking priority on the available court(s) at all other times.

Club members who turn up at the lawns during one of these club sessions 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, and to book a court. Members' contact details can be found in the Members Area of this website after logging in.

In addition, non-members are welcome to visit a club session for free to try croquet before being asked to join. Just turn up and speak to a member. Equipment will be provided by the club. All we ask is that you wear flat-soled shoes.

COACHING

ACGC There are no formal coaching courses yet planned, but if you are interested in any ad hoc coaching please contact us.

In addition to any more formal courses that might be arranged, free informal coaching for both Association and Golf Croquet is generally offered by the more experienced players on club days on an ad hoc basis to both existing club members and prospective new members.