Our first internal tournament of the year was held on 9th April, in lovely spring weather. 10 members battled it out, each playing 2 games of Oneball followed by 2 games of 14 point Advanced AC. With 4 players in contention for the hand crafted Applewood bowl, turned by Arthur Lindley (who masterminded the competition format), Peter Gill was declared winner on net points.
The AGM will be held via Zoom, on Sunday 20th March at 5pm.
If you are unsure about using Zoom , Roseann is happy to give you a user friendly tutorial!
We hope that as many members as possible will ”attend”. If you are unable to do so please let Hilary know.
It appears a little cold weather is not stopping our members from playing croquet.
The club has been hosting the sessions 3 times a week, where members just turn up, and are drawn at random with a partner, and or an opponent for a 50-minute match. As both experienced and inexperienced players are attending, it is providing a good training ground for the inexperienced players, while the experienced players get to experiment with new strategies.
With almost a third of our membership turning up now, who knows how popular it will be in the summer!
The membership list is available on the court booking system (CBS), not on the website.
Simply log in to CBS, click on the settings “cog wheel” top right, scroll to bottom right and click on “user list”, and then click on “show full names” at the centre top of the list.
If you have forgotten how to log in please contact either Hilary or Roseann.
Details of the courses on offer from the Croquet Academy can be seen by following this link.
You may be particularly interested in the courses being held at Guildford and Godalming, for which there is a £10 discount for GGCC members.
Our new website has been live for a week now, and are hoping you are finding it informative. We look forward to receiving emails with any comments or suggestions you may have to make this website even better.
The new Court Booking System went live today 😀
The new website (same name as before) goes live on 1st December.
Let us know how you get on……
As of today our new website and court booking system are being tested by some user friendly members.
On Sunday 17th October, the presentation of awards for the summer competitions were held. Prizes and trophies were distributed by Andrea Huxley. The weather was kind to us and the two dozen members who attended were treated to cake, courtesy of Hilary Bird and Andrew Jackson. All in all, a good afternoon.
The roll of honour for this year is as follows:
- Handicap Knockout: Peter Adams
- Pat’s Plate: Peter Adams
- Singles Knockout (EARS Trophy): Ian Taylor
- Doubles Knockout (JAWS Trophy): John Bryson & Iain Richardson
- Handicap Summer League (Amanda Bentley Trophy): John Bryson
- Evening Handicap League: Andrew Jackson
- Level Play League: Peter Adams
The UK government’s roadmap will allow sports clubs to reopen on 29 March 2021. This is great news for all players of sports.
In accordance with the croquet association, the club will be reopening for play!