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Richard and Jean Brooks kindly prepared and hosted a Zoom Quiz last night. Very enjoyable - and pretty tricky too!

16 teams took part in the quiz, 12 with partners and 4 singles.


The first four places were as follows:-

1st place went to Martyn Cooperman (who was playing alone) with 51 points.

Equal 2nd place went to  Richard & Rachel Pointon and Rosemary & Peter Wyld with 49 points.

Clive & Karen Hayton were in 4th place with 47 points

Maximum points available was 78.

Congratulations to the top scorers and many thanks to Richard and Jean for their hard work preparing the quiz.


This season's competitions - 04/02/2021 @ 10:01

The CA has postponed opening the online tournament entry system until at least the end of February.

This means no CA advertised competitions can yet be entered.

Click here for entry for our own one-day competitions.


Croquet Academy New Programme - 14/12/2020 @ 16:29

The Croquet Academy at Southwick has launched its programme of 19 courses aimed at

AC and GC players, from complete beginners to advanced.

New programme for 2021

New for 2021, we offer:

  • Cliff’s zoom webinars on the new AC Laws update, with a return visit later in the season for his very popular two day course for AC Improvers, which is accompanied by his excellent course manuals.
  • A GC Workshop’ including a Swing Trainer and Video Analysis to learn where to improve.
  • ‘It’s not about the mallet’ with former World Champion Stephen Mulliner, whether GC or AC, learn how to get that winning mentality.
  • Tim King will run a ‘GC Master Class’ for aspiring A and B-Level tournament players.
  • Short Croquet – AC for beginners – it’s one of the easiest way to learn the game.
  • An opportunity to attend a course by Stephen Custance-Baker, author of ‘Every Shot Is Tactical’.

Everything from complete beginners to advanced in both GC and AC.

For further information on all courses, please contact The Croquet Academy Secretary.

Chrissie Merrington - courses@thecroquetacademy.com


 

Date

Course

Ideal

h’cap

Course Leader

Cost*

17 March

Wed 7.30 pm

AC Laws Update Evening Zoom Webinar

AC Ref’s

& Coaches

Cliff Jones

Free

18 March

Thurs 2 pm

AC Laws Update Afternoon Zoom Webinar

AC Ref’s

& Coaches

Cliff Jones

Free

7– 8 April

Wed-Thu

Coach Training Course (CTC)

- Club Level Coach

(£40 subsidy may be available)

n/a

Janet Hoptroff

£50/£40

14– 15 April

Wed-Thu

Coach Qualification Course (CQC)

- Grade 1 & 2 GC & AC

(£25 subsidy may be available)

n/a

Janet Hoptroff

£50/£40

20 April

Tues

GC Beginners & Improvers

10+

Morgan Case

£50/£40

21 April

Wed

Short Croquet – AC For Beginners

n/a

Frances Low

£50/£40

23 April

Fri

AC – It’s All About The Break

10 - 16

Clive Hayton

£50/£40

27 April

Tues

GC – Improve Your Skills

4 - 9

Richard Carline

£50/£40

4 May

Tues

GC – Coached Games Day

6 - 10

Richard Carline

£50/£40

5 May

Wed

AC – Developing The Advanced Game

9 or below

Chris Coull

£50/£40

11 May

Tues

Masterclass in Winning Mentality –

It’s Not About The Mallet’

n/a

Stephen Mulliner

£60/£50

14 May

Fri

GC Beginners & Improvers

7+

Morgan Case

£50/£40

17 May

Mon

Masterclass In GC

4 or less

Tim King

£60/£50

19 – 20 May

Wed-Thu

AC Beginners & Improvers

12+

Cliff Jones

£75/65

4 June

Fri

GC Workshop

incl. Swing Trainer & Video Analysis

9 & below

Richard Carline

£50/£40

11 June

Fri

AC – Supervised High Bisque Tournament, 14 point handicap

14+

Frances Low

£25/£20

28 June

Mon

Every Shot Is Tactical (from his new book)

9 & below

Stephen Custance- Baker

£60/£50

19 July

Mon

Working Towards The Triple Peel

5 & below

Chris Coull

£50/£40

14 Sep

Tues

GC Coached Games Day

6 - 10

Richard Carline

£50/£40

NB Premium Members of the Croquet Association receive a £10 discount off all courses (as shown above).

Full details of each course are available on the following websites:

The Croquet Association – www.croquet.org.uk > Tournaments > Fixtures Calendar

The Croquet Academy – www.thecroquetacademy.com

To discuss a course in more detail, or to book One to One/Small Group Coaching, contact:

Academy Secretary Chrissie Merrington – courses@thecroquetacademy.com


Winter Competitions - 27/11/2020 @ 16:17

Oure Winter GC Competitions are open for entry: Level Doubles -   and Handicap Doubles . (Both in menu: Croquet - Internal & Team Competitions - Winter Competitions)


Another enjoyable quiz from Roger, ably supported by Jonathan the Zoom Master Extraordinaire, started with a map of Africa. Name that country - and later, name that tune!

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QuizMaster Roger Sutton
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ZoomMaster Jonathan Isaacs

The quiz was won by Richard Brooks. Thanks very much to Roger was organising it.


Winter GC Competition Draws - 11/11/2020 @ 16:31

The draws for the two Winter GC Competitions are now on-line.

They can be found at Croquet - Internal & Team Competitions - Winter Competitions in the main menu,

or follow these links: Handicap Competition - Level Competition

Please note there has been a change to the blocks in the Handicap Competition


Results of GC one-day Doubles Competition 30th October 2020

Divison 1 RB&DK N&JH L&GT BA&CM I&JC LF&CH Wins Net Hoops
Richard Brooks & David King 7 7 4 7 7 4 7
Neil & Jane Humphrey 2 7 7 6 4 2 -4
Louise & Gavin Taylor 6 3 7 7 7 3 1
Brian Aikens & Chrissie Merrington 7 6 4 5 7 2 -2
Ian & Jean Cobbold 4 7 5 7 4 2 -5
Liz Farrow & Chris Heath 6 7 6 6 7 2 3

Division 2 AS&CK FP&TJ JI&LG AW&HW RS&PB S&TN Wins Net Hoops
Andrew Stewart & Cathy Kirkby 7 6 7 7 7 4 10
Fiona Phillips & Tony Jolly 6 7 7 5 7 3 3
Jon Isaacs & Linda Gavigan 7 6 7 7 7 4 9
Andrew Wilson & Helen Wilson 5 4 2 3 7 1 -13
Roger Sutton & Paul Brown 4 7 6 7 4 2 -1
Sue & Tony Nicholas 2 5 4 6 7 1 -8

Division 3 L&CA RH&BC RE&IJ PM&SC DL&SR FB&RF Wins Net Hoops
Les & Chris Ardley 7 5 7 7 7 4 11
Ray Hall & Bruce Carr 3 7 4 6 6 1 -4
Richard Ellis & Ian Johnson 7 2 4 7 6 2 -6
Pat Mechen & Sue Caulfield 6 7 7 7 4 3 5
Di Langridge & Sue Rice 5 7 6 4 7 2 2
Fran Box & Rosemary Faulkner 1 7 7 7 6 3 -8

Winter GC Competition Draws - 01/11/2020 @ 18:44

The draws for the two Winter GC Competitions are now on-line.

They can be found at Croquet - Internal & Team Competitions - Winter Competitions in the main menu,

or follow these links: Handicap Competition - Level Competition


Here are four new GC competitions you can enter now on the website:

  • November 13th Singles

  • February 5th Singles

  • March 22nd Doubles

  • March 26th Singles


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Article by Chris Rolph